Ninth Grade News

Week of May 17

Dear Daniel Ninth Families,


We hope you are enjoying this long weekend with your family! While we only have two short weeks remaining in our school year and there are many important events remaining on our schedule!


This Thursday is district-owned device collection day for Ninth Graders. Please ensure your student brings their district-owned Chromebooks, charging cords, and/or hotspots that they were issued. Students will turn these items in during the Advisory class period on Thursday, May 20. Device check-out during school hours will still be an option until the last day of school. Students in need of Chromebook check-out must arrive at the library at the beginning of the day and return the device to the library before the end of the school day.


The 2020-2021 Yearbook is in! Students who pre-ordered will receive their yearbook on Tuesday of this week.


Spring semester exams are scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 - Thursday, May 27. Students must take semester exams according to the schedule, no early exams will be given. Thursday, May 27 is an early release day, and there is no scheduled lunch period, however, students may pick up a sack lunch from the cafeteria on this date.


Library books are all due at this time and if your student has medication in the nurse's office, please see the message from Nurse Barnes below.


As the grading period nears an end, please check in with your student on their grade status. They receive printed grade reports each week in Advisory class and grades can be accessed through Ascender Portal at any time.


We are thankful for your partnership and are looking forward to Growing Greatness this week!


Sincerely,

Carolyn Ansley, Principal

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Monday, May 17

  • No school - The campus will be closed.

Tuesday, May 18

  • Flex Day
  • EOC Make-up Testing Day

Wednesday, May 19

  • Flex Day
  • Possible EOC Make-up Testing Day

Thursday, May 20

  • Advisory
  • Students will turn in all district-owned devices and charging cords in advisory classes today.
  • Possible EOC Make-up Testing Day

Friday, May 21

  • Flex Day

Saturday, May 22

Mark Your Calendar!

May 24: Freshman End of Year Awards Ceremony, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Only the students who are receiving an award will attend the Award Ceremony.)

May 25: 1st Period Spring Semester Exams

May 26: 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Period Spring Semester Exams

May 27: 4th, 5th, and 6th Period Spring Semester Exams

May 27: Last Day of School/Early Release

June 3: Student grades will available in ASCENDER Parent Portal

June 22-25: STAAR Re-Testing Dates

Nurses Corner

If your student has medication in the Nurse’s Office, it must be picked up by the last day of school – Thursday, May 27th. Any Medication not picked up by the end of the school year will be disposed of and therefore will not be returned. Please contact Nurse Barnes with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding medication pick up.

Thank you,

Nurse Barnes

Freshman Awards Ceremony

Our awards ceremony, celebrating our students' accomplishments, will be on Monday, May 24 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the AHS Main Gym. Students who have been nominated for end-of-year awards and their parents have been invited to attend.
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Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is Now Open!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, April 19. This is for all students, returning or new, in all grades. If you’ve lived in the district for at least a couple of years, you’ll remember we typically send home a commitment form for you to fill out in the spring to let us know if your child will be returning, and then you complete registration during the summer months. Because we are such a fast-growth district, completing registration now will help us know which students are returning next year so we can reserve that spot for your student and also staff appropriately for their campus. You can find information for registering all other students at aledoisd.org/register.

End of Year Parent Survey begins May 10

The Aledo ISD is partnering with Panorama Education to launch end-of-year surveys for parents, staff, and select students about their experiences with and perceptions of the Aledo ISD. The results of this survey - which is similar to other end-of-year surveys the district has previously conducted - will help us identify strengths and areas for growth.


On Monday, May 10, Aledo ISD parents and guardians will receive a unique link via email from Panorama Education. Your participation is completely confidential, which means that no one at your school will ever see your individual responses. Please complete your parent survey by Friday, May 28.


You may use a computer, tablet or smartphone to access the survey. If you have trouble accessing the online survey, please contact Panorama Education at support@panoramaed.com. If you do not receive the survey email by Monday afternoon, please contact us at survey@aledoisd.org. Since the survey email will come from Panorama Education and not the Aledo ISD, you may need to check your spam or “other” folder if it hasn’t been delivered to your primary inbox.


Parents of students in 5th grade and above: Aledo ISD 5th-12th graders will be surveyed during the school day. Fifth-grade students will take the student survey the week of May 18, while students in sixth-through-12th grades will take the student survey the week of May 18 or May 24.


Thank you for your participation in the Aledo ISD Parent Survey. We appreciate your honest feedback.


- Aledo ISD Communications

FM 5 Closure Update

Update Wednesday, May 12: TxDOT has approved a revised reopening plan that now requires additional signage. We are working to acquire the additional signage and implement that plan, and we will reopen FM 5 near the new Annetta Elementary as soon as the signage is in place.




We appreciate your patience as several days of rain and the additional unexpected requirements have delayed the reopening of FM 5 significantly. We all want to make sure our community has a safe road to drive on, and we will let you know as soon as the road has been reopened.

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Staff Spotlight

Ms. Delainey Staats - Professional Communication/ELAR Co-Teach


A graduate of Stephen F. Austin, Ms. Staats joins the DNG staff this year as a first year teacher! She teaches Professional Communication and co-teaches English. Being able to work with youth and impact their lives in a positive way is what inspired her to teach. She likes that our campus focuses on relationships and that it feels like a family. When not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and her dream vacation would be a trip to Hawaii! If she had a superpower, she’d have the ability to help solve any problem in the world!!

Summer Acceleration Courses

If your student is interested in Summer Acceleration Courses through Aledo I.S.D., please visit our counselor web page to learn more. You will find a video, explaining the courses offered and process for registering, as well as the link to all of the necessary forms: https://www.aledoisd.org/domain/183

Dress Code

As the weather warms up, we tend to have more dress code violations. Please make sure your student follows these guidelines:


  • Shorts & Skirts must be mid-thigh
  • Midriff may not be exposed
  • Hats are not permitted in the building
  • Tank top straps must be at least 2 inches in diameter (no spaghetti straps)
  • Undergarments may not be exposed


Thank you for your support!

Lunch Deliveries

Our campus is closed to all visitors. We do not allow food to be brought or delivered to campus by anyone or by any restaurant. If your student forgets his/her lunch, we are instructing students to buy lunch from the cafeteria for that day. We are a closed campus and encourage parents to allow students to go through the day without their forgotten items unless it is an emergency situation.

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.

School Picture Information

  • Proofs have been emailed from Glamourcraft.
  • Click https://glamourcraft.com then click "Order Online, Pk-11," and enter the code you were emailed.
  • All packages will be shipped directly to your home and are 100% guaranteed.
  • In order to ensure you will receive your package, please verify that your home address is correct when you purchase
  • If you did not receive an email, please contact Glamourcraft at 817-923-9901.

Click on the Picture Below to Nominate an Outstanding DNG Staff Member!

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Updated School Calendar

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approved an updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar in December, adding two new teacher workdays/student holidays in the Spring semester.

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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.

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.

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How do I request for my student to move to remote learning?

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.