The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21
Thank You Families
- Ms. Waldron
*If a student was absent on Friday, shirts will be available on Tuesday.
**We are unable to switch t-shirt sizes due to supply.
Please keep your child home with any of the COVID-like symptoms, even if your child only has one and you attribute it to a minor cold or allergies.
Plan to discuss with Nurse Renee prior to sending your child to school with any of the symptoms below:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Charros Teacher of the Year
The staff voted and Mrs. Griffith, 4th grade teacher, was named Charros Teacher of the Year for the 2020-21 school year. Well deserved!
Mrs. Martin recently celebrated her birthday this week.
Anasazi Spelling Bee Champ
Congratulations to Penny our Anasazi School Spelling Bee Winner. Penny recently participated in the District Spelling Bee held earlier this month virtually through the Scripps National Spelling Bee New Online Testing Platform. We are so proud of her!!!
Charros Teacher of the Year
Monday, 2/15 - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 2/17 - EARLY RELEASE - 1:15pm
New, Safe Place Early Release
- All students dismiss at 1:15pm
- Safe Place 1:15pm-3:15pm
- Kids Club through Community Education begins at 3:15pm
*If you need Kids Club, a licensed before-and-after school paid program, please visit: https://www.susd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=479
Click on PDF below to see how students can log in at home to access SUSD planned activities for this Early Release.
Friday, 2/18 - School Spirit Friday
Anasazi Spirit Wear Fridays
Hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts, bags and more for adults and kids are available.
Virtual tours moved to Tuesday moving forward!
We need your 2020/2021 EDL pics for the yearbook. Please submit them ASAP. - Thank you.
Feb 22 – Step It Up Kick Off 9am * Details coming soon!
Feb 24 – Site Council Meeting 3:30pm
Feb 26 - 80's Theme Spirit Day
Mar 2 – Dr. Seuss Birthday
Mar 2-4 – Step it Up Events *Details coming soon!
Mar 3 – Kinder and PreK Virtual Open House 9am
Mar 5 – End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 8-12 – Spring Break
Mar 17-19 – Early Release Conferences
Mar 19 - Favorite Story Book Character Spirit Day
Mountainside Middle School is headed back full day. See details below from Principal Luke.
We have a 3.75 hour position in our cafeteria available. Interested? See below.
All of the published artwork that gets posted to Artsonia has winners for various contests. Our very own Ava M. in 4th grade is a finalist for “Artist of the Week” for her age group! So proud of her! If you get a chance, click the Artsonia link by this Saturday and vote for her cherry drawing project that she did a wonderful job on. GO AVA!
Anasazi Masks for Sale
PTO will be doing another order in the future for the youth size masks. The deadline for the masks order is 2/16.
The masks are machine washable and you have the option of personalizing the masks with your child's name! Each mask is $12.
You can still purchase these masks through the PTO Membership Tool Kit page. This link can be found under the "Fundraising" Tab under Spirit Wear.
IB in Action from Home
This month's IB Learner Profile is REFLECTIVE.
“We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development."
Read The Bad Seed by Jory John https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu772gNfA68
How was the main character reflective?
Did he change his behavior? Was he perfect?
What behaviors could you improve?
Another way to become more reflective and aware of one’s feelings is through mindfulness. Research has shown that mindfulness benefits people of all ages.
“11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids” https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-to-teach-mindfulness-to-kids-4134344
“Mindfulness for Kids” https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-for-kids/
Coming to Us from an IB School?
What is a tax credit?
A tax credit is NOT a donation! It IS a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the state income tax you pay. If your tax credit contribution is more than the amount of state tax you owe, the credit can be carried forward up to five years. Receiving this tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount you owe the state or increase your refund. When filing your income tax return for the State of Arizona, the amount you designate to your school will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit. This payment is eligible for Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S. §43-1089.01. Tax credit contributions are non-refundable.
Designate your Tax Dollars to help Students of Scottsdale Unified School District #48
It’s a win-win situation for you and the school! Contributions can be claimed on your Arizona State tax return for either 2020 or 2021.
Complete the form below. Thank you in advance for supporting Anasazi and our students.
COVID-19 Testing and More!
If you are looking for COVID-19 testing, many convenient locations continue to be available.
SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to conduct zero-cost, COVID-19 testing five days a week at our Oak facility at 7501 E. Oak St., Scottsdale. The drive-thru clinic is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It conducts several different kinds of COVID testing. Results are reported within 36 - 72 hours. Embry also has many other testing locations around the Valley. Find them at https://embrywomenshealth.com/testing-blitz/.
Maricopa County and Banner Health Urgent Care have teamed up to offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to anyone who may have been exposed to someone who is, or suspected to be, COVID-19 positive. Appointments must be made ahead of time online using this link: https://urgentcare.bannerhealth.com/. COVID-19 testing and drive-through flu shots are also being offered at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Registration is required ahead of time at this link or by calling 844-549-1851. Insurance information will be requested; however, you will not be asked for any out-of-pocket payment or co-pay.
Other community COVID-19 options include:
Maricopa County's COVID Parent Hotline
For more questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, contact the Maricopa County Department of Health's parent information center at COVIDparenthotlione@maricopa.gov or dial 2-1-1, select option 6 (for COVID-19) and then option 3 (for the COVID Parent Hotline).
Download SUSD's UPDATED (1/28/21) Covid Response Plan Below:
SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information
- Type this phrase into your browser: www.susd.org/COVID19
- Select “COVID-19 Response” from the very top of any SUSD web page in the “Channel Menu”
- Once you get to the section, you will see navigation on the left that guides you through all of the sections.
- There is a handy index of pages including a brief overview of each section at www.susd.org/COVID19. This changes as needed, so please check regularly.
Back to School
Everything you need to know about school starting.
An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.
COVID-19 Case Dashboard
Our official COVID-19 case count among employees and students.
COVID-19 Resource Directory
An A to Z listing of helpful resources related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Response Plan
Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.
Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.
Incident Command Team
The emergency management leadership team structure.
The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.
Steps we are taking to reduce the risk to students, teachers, staff and families.
The District’s status as determined by the adopted metrics.
Return to Learn
The District’s plan for reopening schools.
Superintendent Menzel Letters
A collection of letters from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel.
Support Services Newsletter
A collection of newsletters to share resources and contacts for support.
A collection of results from recent COVID-related parent and employee surveys.
BE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US!
Our Mission - Anasazi is a diverse learning community committed to fostering a rigorous, compassionate, and inquiry-based environment, that empowers students to be globally competitive in a complex and changing world.
Our Vision - Empower and inspire each child to become life-long learners, within a culture of academic excellence, creativity and critical thinking, to take action and serve in our global community.