Sundancer Times

Nov 2

Hello, Sundancer Families!

Since our last update, school superintendents and TEA met as a region to develop an aligned plan to ensure all families in our area have one data point to look at when determining students' return.

  • There are four "School Safe Zones" (green, yellow, orange and red) that indicate the percentage of hospitalizations that are due to COVID.
  • Once we hit 20% of hospitalizations due to COVID, we are in the red zone and will continue with remote instruction. For example, on Oct 29, 42% of people in our regional hospitals were there due to COVID (putting us deeply in the red zone).
  • With this plan, we no longer have to ask TEA for waivers to extend the time that we remain remote, and TEA will no longer pull funding if we remain remote beyond the twelve weeks they had originally given us.
  • In order for us to move forward with offering face to face instruction to those who choose it, we must be in the orange zone (below 20%) for at least seven days.
  • The link below will show you the daily percentage and the number of days we have been sitting in the current zone. What you are looking for is a percentage below 20% (orange) for at least seven days in order for us to open our doors to all who opted for face to face instruction.


Check the COVID Activity Level Indicators periodically and you will note trends that might make it easier to predict where we will be. I realize this is not the ideal tool for you to use to plan for your family, but it can help you plan at least a few days in advance. On the flip side, if we reach the orange zone and spike back to red for even one day, we must go back to the stipulations outlined in the red zone.

I know. And I hear you.

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First Nine Weeks Report Cards

Access HAC

Your child's first report card can be found now in the Home Access Center (HAC). Use the same login and password you used to register.

Home Access Center


You can access report cards here.

Veterans Day Nov 11

We will be honoring all Veterans on Nov 11. There will be no instruction that day. To ensure students understand the significance of the holiday, we are encouraging teachers to share America's White Table, the story of how a family honors their uncle who honorably served our country and put his brother in arms before himself. At Tierra del Sol, we will always take the opportunity to ensure our students understand the significance of the day and how they enjoy so many freedoms because of the brave men and women who choose serve our country.

America's White Table Read Aloud

Free Parenting Support

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Scholastic Book Fair Nov 2-15

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The Annual HANKS-giving Food Drive Is Here!

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Thanksgiving Grab-n-Go Lunch

A Thanksgiving lunch is on the menu for the Nov 19 Grab-n-Go at Tierra. One meal will be provided for each child between the ages of 1 and 18 in your home. If you have not previously used our grab and go service, please be prepared with your child's ID number (if your child is a student) or a birth certificate (if your child is not in school). Meals are provided daily from 7:00-11:30 in the front parking lot.
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