Ninth Grade News

Week of January 6

Dear Daniel Ninth Families,

It was wonderful to welcome students back to school today and begin the second semester!


Each January, we begin the pre-registration process for the upcoming school year. Prior to asking students to make course selections, we will host a series of activities to support them in their academic planning.


The AHS Virtual Info Expo will be held on Monday, January 11 at 6:30 pm. AHS Administrators and Counselors invite students and parents to attend this virtual event where we will discuss graduation requirements, course offerings, endorsement pathways, etc. We will also share links to informational videos that outline specific courses and programs offered at AHS.


A link to this virtual event will be emailed to parents on Monday, January 11. Save the date... we hope you'll join us as we begin the academic planning process for the 2021-2022 school year!


Report cards will be viewable in Parent Portal on Friday, January 7. See the link below if you need directions for accessing your student's report card.


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


Sincerely,

Carolyn Ansley, Principal

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Monday, January 4

Student Holiday

Tuesday, January 5

Student Holiday

  • Boys BB @Athens, 5:00 (Fr), 6:15 (JV), 7:30 pm (Var.)
  • Girls BB @Brewer, 5:00 (Fr), 6:15 (JV), 7:30 pm (Var.)

Wednesday, January 6

  • Beginning of Grading Cycle 3
  • All students will receive a paper copy of their 2nd-semester schedule in 1st-period classes today
  • Advisory Classes Meet Today

Thursday, January 7

  • Advisory Classes Meet Today
  • Girls Soccer to Birdville Tournament (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
  • Boys Soccer @Mineral Wells, 4:00 (JV), 6:00 (Var.)

Friday, January 8

  • Advisory Classes Meet Today
  • Boys BB @Granbury @AHS, 5:00 (Fr), 5:00 (JV), 6:30 pm (Var.)
  • Girls BB vs. Granbury @AHS, 3:00 (Fr), 3:00 (JV), 4:30 pm (Var.)
  • Girls Soccer to Birdville Tournament (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
  • Boys Soccer @Boswell, 6:00 (Var.)
  • Varsity Football Semi-Final Game vs. Wichita Falls Rider Raiders @Apogee Stadium, 7 pm

Saturday, January 9

  • Girls Soccer to Birdville Tournament (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

Aledo ISD Attendance Zone Committee

Applications have opened for community members to apply to be on the 2021 Aledo ISD Attendance Zone Committee as approved by the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees in mid-December.


The purpose of the Attendance Zone Committee is to represent the Aledo ISD community in the study of data related to projected student enrollment growth, campus student capacity, safety, transportation, current and planned transportation infrastructure, and geographic location of planned development in the district, in recommending to the Board of Trustees new attendance zones for elementary and middle schools.


Learn details of the committee and apply at aledoisd.org/azc. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 8!


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.

Deadline to Switch Instructional Models

Any student wishing to change instructional models for the fourth nine-week grading cycle -- from remote to in-person or from in-person to remote - must notify the district two weeks prior to the next grading cycle. The deadline to request a change in instructional models for the fourth nine weeks is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Links to the forms to request to change instructional models for the third grading cycle will be available closer to the February 26 deadline. The deadline to request to change instructional models for the third nine-week grading cycle has now closed as it was Friday, Dec. 4.

COVID Health and Safety Reminders

As we move into cold and flu season and begin to see an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases amongst our students and staff, please be reminded of the health and safety protocols in Aledo ISD's Return to Learn Plan:


  • 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. For Daniel Ninth Grade, our nurse is Danielle Barnes (dbarnes@aledoisd.org).

  • 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 mouth of the user.

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.

Staff Spotlight

Mr. Chad Barry - World History


Another teacher who’s been at DNG from the start, Coach Barry has taught for 19 years and teaches World History. A graduate of Tarleton State, he is also the AHS Head Baseball Coach. Simply put, he was inspired to teach because he likes to help kids! It’s no surprise that his favorite book is Movement Over Maxes: Developing The Foundation for Baseball Performance by Zach Dechant. Coach Barry enjoys fishing and hiking in the mountains and dreams of a vacation in Alaska. If he had a superpower, it would be the ability to fly.

We are thankful for the support of our PTO!

Check out the exclusive items currently being sold by the Aledo PTO. Quantities are limited, so order yours today! www.aledopto.org
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Order ONLINE from Palio's Pizza Cafe in Aledo through THIS WEBSITE (https://www.foodkonnekt.com/foodkonnekt-web/orderV2) using the code "AledoPTO2020" and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Aledo PTO.
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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.

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.