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October 16, 2020 • aledoisd.org

Board of Trustees Approves Updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approved an updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar Thursday night, turning three calendar days into teacher work days/student holidays.


With the newly approved calendar, October 30, November 13 and December 18 (previously a half-day) are now full student holidays that will give teachers and staff an opportunity to plan and prepare for instruction, communicate with students and parents, grade assignments and input grades, and create and load content in the learning management systems (for both remote and quarantined students).


This instructional calendar change will be accomplished by using minutes already built into the calendar, and it will not extend the school year. Camp Fire, which hosts after-school care for Aledo ISD elementary campuses, will offer paid child care for any Aledo ISD student in grades K-6 on those dates. Parents and guardians can find information and register at https://www.campfirefw.org/after-school/aledo-isd/.


Find the updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar here.

Aledo ISD Flu Shot Clinic October 19-23

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The Aledo ISD and the Parker County Hospital District will host flu shot clinics at each AISD campus the week of October 19-23 for AISD students, staff and parents.


As parents are not permitted to accompany their children at morning campus shot clinics due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, AISD and PCHD will offer a Family Flu Shot Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, near the MPC gym at Aledo Middle School (near the tennis courts).


Flu shots are free for children 18 years and younger. Adults can pay a $20 flat fee for a flu shot or request for insurance to be billed.


Please print, fill out and bring this form with you to the flu shot clinic to expedite the process:
Form in English: http://bit.ly/2020flushotclinic-english
Form in Spanish: http://bit.ly/2020flushotclinic-spanish


The following is the Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

  • 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19: Vandagriff Elementary
  • 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20: Stuard Elementary
  • 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20: McAnally Intermediate
  • 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21: Coder Elementary
  • 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21: Aledo High School & Aledo Learning Center (at AHS)
  • 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21: Family Flu Shot Night at Aledo Middle School MPC gym
  • 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22: McCall Elementary
  • 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22: Walsh Elementary
  • 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23: Daniel Ninth Grade Campus
  • 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23: Aledo Middle School


A special thank you to Amy Jasso, AHS senior and graphic design intern, for creating the flyer and graphics for this year's flu shot clinic.

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Early Voting for November 2020 General Election Continues Through Oct. 30

Early voting for the November 2020 General Election continues through October 30, and the Aledo ISD Administration Building is an early voting site for Parker County. Voters will enter on the east side of the building near where parking spaces are marked and saved for voters.


To view a complete list of Parker County General Election early voting locations, click here.


To view a complete list of Tarrant County General Election early voting locations, click here.

Homecoming 2020: Aledo (2-0) vs. Cedar Hill (1-0)

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Aledo Bearcats (2-0) vs. Cedar Hill High School (1-0)

7 p.m. • Friday, Oct. 16 • Bearcat Stadium


Please Join us for the official groundbreaking for Elementary School No. 6

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DNGC Students Learn About Hispanic Heritage Month Through Art

Inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month, Ms. Diaz’s Daniel Ninth Grade art classes spent two weeks creating and learning about Mexican Folk Art.


Diaz’s classes created Amate Bark Paintings where they wet paper, crumbled it and spread it out, and let it dry over a weekend before creating their own brightly colored scenes of nature, mostly animals or other creatures. Amate is a type of paper produced from the bark of fig trees, and artisans often paint birds, colorful plants and animals on amate for decoration.


Also during the two-week period, Diaz’s students studied Hispanic artists, watched live drawings by Hispanic artists, and went on a virtual tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15 each year.


View pictures of DNGC students working on their amate paintings here.

AISD Participates in SAT School Day

For the first time ever, Aledo ISD will be participating in SAT School Day and offering the SAT test free of charge to students.


All seniors – about 440 students – will be taking the SAT on campus during SAT School Day on October 14 and 27 since they were not offered SAT School Day last spring due to COVID-19. All juniors will take the SAT this spring for free during designated school days, and each year following the 2020-2021 school year, juniors will take the SAT in the spring.


Read more here.

Farm Fresh Fridays Continue Through October

Each school cafeteria is celebrating Farm Fresh Fridays with Texas-grown produce in October! Students can try each Friday. Last week, we had fresh squash and zucchini from Mandujano Brothers Farms!

Become a Bearcat Backer for 2020-2021!

Aledo ISD and the Aledo Education Foundation are partnering once again for the Bearcat Backer program, and we'd love your support!


As our district is #GrowingGreatness through exceptional experiences that empower learners for life, we are committed to fostering relationships and partnerships with our outstanding businesses and organizations to help support our Bearcats. Your partnership provides a direct investment and benefit to our Bearcat students and staff.


If your business is interested in joining our Bearcat Backers program, please visit our Bearcat Backers webpage that includes sponsorship levels as well as a commitment form to fill out.


Thank you to our 2020-2021 Bearcat Backers!


Platinum Level

H-E-B

K&M Elevator

Myser Orthodontics
Plains Captial Bank

Stroud Pediatric Dentistry

UEA


Gold Level Sponsors
Brookshire's
JW Mechanical Systems

Silver Level Sponsors
Aledo InterBank

Camp Fire
City of Willow Park

Cook Children's Physician Network - Willow Park

Dippin' Dots

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce

Paradigm Wealth Management - Christopher Roberts

Reading Friends Aledo

Slade & Nash

Your Personal Chef

COVID-19 Reporting Form

Please complete this form if a student or employee has ever tested positive, shown symptoms or been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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