Ninth Grade News

Week of November 16

Hello Daniel Ninth Families,


As we head into the Thanksgiving week we want to express how grateful we are for each of you! Thank you for entrusting your student to our care and for working together with us to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Please continue to follow the Return to Learn safety guidelines and stay in communication with our team if you have any questions or concerns for your student.


  • Parents of all students must screen children for symptoms and take the temperature of each of their children before their child attends school every day. Students who have an elevated temperature above 100.4 OR have any COVID-related symptoms must report the symptoms to their campus nurse and stay home. Please do not send students to school with symptoms.

  • All students shall wear face coverings at all times while on Aledo ISD property that social distancing, maintaining six feet of distance, is not possible. Face coverings should cover both the nose and the mouth of the user.


Parents may email our nurse, Ms. Danielle Barnes (dbarnes@aledoisd.org) with health-related questions, and Ms. Sarah Hill (sehill@aledoisd.org) with attendance-related questions.


We are thankful for your partnership and are looking forward to another great week of Growing Greatness!


Sincerely,

Carolyn Ansley, Principal

Monday, November 16

  • Flex Day
  • Students receive Flex schedules via email today
  • JV Lady Bearcat Golf vs. Burleson Centennial HS (8:30 am)

Tuesday, November 17

  • Flex Day
  • Ladycat Basketball vs. Grapevine - AWAY - FR (5:00 pm) JV (6:15 pm) V (7:30 pm)
  • Men's Basketball vs. Waco - AWAY - 9A (5:00 pm) JV (5:30 pm) V (7:00 pm)

Wednesday, November 18

  • Flex Day

Thursday, November 19

  • Flex Day
  • Ladycat Volleyball Bi-District Playoffs - AWAY

Friday, November 20

  • V Bearcat Football vs. Mansfield Timberview - AWAY (7:00 pm)
  • Ladycat Volleyball Bi-District Playoffs - AWAY
  • Ladycat Basketball vs. Northwest - HOME - FR/JV (5:00 pm) V (6:30 pm)
  • Men's Basketball vs. Ft Worth South Hills - HOME - 9A (5:00 pm) JV (6:15 pm) V (7:30 pm)

Saturday, November 21

  • Men's Basketball vs. Everman - HOME - 9A (10:00 am) JV (11:15 am) V (12:30 pm)
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10,000 for the Troops

Daniel Ninth Grade would like to support 96.3 KSCS in their “10,000 for the Troops” challenge. We are thanking the thousands of brave Americans serving overseas in the Armed Forces this Holiday Season. The goal of “10,000 for the Troops” is to collect and send 10,000 Holiday cards to Troops deployed overseas, and around the globe, with the help of Support Our Soldiers. Daniel Ninth Grade would like to meet a goal of 1,000 cards by November 20th. How can you help? Donate holiday cards that can be signed and completed by students at school or encourage your student to make or fill out a card with a teacher.

Student Devices and Chargers

Even during in-person learning students will be working in Canvas and using other online tools. Please have your student bring his or her device and charger daily.

Aledo ISD COVID-19 Dashboard

Aledo ISD is tracking COVID-19 cases within our school Community. To do this we need your help – if your child ever tests positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please click this link to complete our AISD COVID Reporting form. Our data will only be as accurate as what is reported to us. Please help us keep our entire community healthy and safe by providing this information as soon as it becomes known to you. To view the Aledo ISD COVID Dashboard, please click here.

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Staff Spotlight

Ms. Erin Finn - Counselor

With a Master’s Degree in Counseling from TCU, Ms. Finn has been our Counselor for the past 4 years. Her dad, a retired psychologist, inspired her to enter the mental health field. She’s had many wonderful teacher role models, too, and has taught music and served in the Peace Corps in Africa. She loves music and dreams of traveling the world for a year so she can experience new cultures! She enjoys working at DNG because the staff take great care of the students and each other. She looks forward to getting to know the students this year. If she had a superpower, it would be the ability to fly!!

VOE Forms

Applying for a Learner License

Your student will need to provide evidence that they are a student enrolled in a public, private, or home school and have been attending school for at least 90% of the time. A VOE form is issued by our office.


To Request a VOE Form:

  1. Your student will scan the QR code in the front office.
  2. They will need to complete the linked Google form.
  3. The VOE will be available the following day and can be picked up at the front office. The form will need to be signed by your student and witnessed by office staff.

Lunch Deliveries

At this time, our campus is closed to all visitors. We are not allowing food to be delivered. Please make sure your student is aware of this policy and has made arrangements for lunch.
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How do I check my student out for an appointment or early release?

Daniel Ninth Grade Campus is currently closed to visitors. We understand at times, however, it may be necessary for you to pick up your student for an appointment. Please allow for a few extra minutes when picking up your student as we are using a new check out system and have new processes in place. We kindly ask that you follow these procedures when picking up your student:

  1. Pull up to the student pick up/drop off area in front of our main doors.
  2. Once you enter the building, please remain in the lobby area. Our office staff will greet you and ask to scan your ID. You can also call our office at 817-441-4504 to let us know you are here. If it is during a passing period, we ask that you please wait outside until the students have exited the building.
  3. We will then call your student’s teacher to notify them that you are here to pick them up.

How do I report a student absence?

Thank you, parents, for doing a great job of communicating student absences with our office staff and for keeping your child home when they are not feeling well.

If your child is sick or will not be at school for any other reason, please call the school at

(817) 441-4504 or email Sarah Hill at sehill@aledoisd.org to report an absence.


Any student or staff who tests positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the AISD COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Should my student bring a laptop/Chromebook to school everyday?

If your student has access to a laptop or Chromebook, please ensure he/she brings a charged device to school every day. We no longer have classroom sets of Chromebooks for student use and students will be using technology daily in their classes.

How do I request a district device?

Your child will need access to a laptop or Chromebook in order to complete assignments in Canvas both at home and school. Please visit the following link if you would like to learn more about checking out a Chromebook from the Aledo ISD Technology Department: https://www.aledoisd.org/Page/4320

Cafeteria

The cafeteria breakfast and lunch menu can be found HERE.

Student ID Cards

Students may use their ID's to purchase food in the cafeteria. Please remind your student to keep their card in a safe place.

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Ascender Student Portal

1. Go to the Aledo ISD home page and click on Parents and Students at the top of the page. Then click on Student Portal Link on the left side of the page. (You can also go to the link directly: https://tinyurl.com/y5knvfwa)


2. Click on Create Account


3. Enter your student ID number, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.