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September 11, 2020 • aledoisd.org

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Thank you for keeping our Bearcats Safe & Healthy!

We hope our Bearcats have had a great week! We want to ask to please follow health and safety protocols as it is a community-wide effort to keep our schools open and our students doing what they love.


Do not send a student to school if they are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.


All of the district's health and safety guidelines are outlined in the Return to Learn Handbook. And you can follow our COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

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.

Seesaw & Canvas Virtual Parent Courses Sept. 14 & 15

Aledo ISD Seesaw Parent Course 5-6 pm on Sept. 14
Aledo ISD Canvas Parent Course 5-6 pm on Sept. 15

Links to each course will be sent to parents via email prior to the courses.


  • Seesaw Virtual Parent Course: 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14
  • Canvas Virtual Parent Course: 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15

Virtual Curriculum Nights Coming Soon! Information To Join Will be Shared by Your Campus

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AMS Teacher gives impactful lesson on 9/11

It is not lost on Aledo Middle School history teacher Keegan Roady that most of her eighth-grade students were born five years after the attacks on 9/11.

To some of them, she said, it may be just another event they learn about in a history book.

So this year, on the 19th anniversary of 9/11, Roady tried something different with her Digging Up the Past history class as Roady’s eighth graders participated in a 9/11 “Anniversary In the Schools” webinar that was presented through the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.


Read more on Roady's lesson here.

Aledo ISD Notables:

Bus Route Updates

If your child utilizes bus transportation provided by the district to get to school or to get home from school, please login to the Tyler’s Versatrans e-Link website and check your child’s route information as some route times have been updated to reflect the district’s current ridership.


If you have any questions about bus transportation, please email transportation@aledoisd.org.


Library Book/Textbook Returns

If you still have library books or textbooks from last school year, please return them to your campus library - no matter what campus they belong to - and the school librarian will make sure they get to the correct campus.


Progress Reports/Grades

Please remember to check your child's progress report in the Ascender Parent Portal or the Ascender Student Portal, as progress reports for grades 2-12 were pushed out earlier this week. Students in kindergarten and first grade will not have progress report grades because skills are evaluated at the end of each grading cycle through a standards-based report card.


Also remember that grades in Canvas are unofficial and may not reflect all assignments with appropriate weights. Official grades for courses are found in the Ascender Parent or Student Portal.

A message from athletic director steve wood

Bearcat Fans,


We wanted to give a little information on the ticket process for our Varsity Home Football Games. We are limited on the number of tickets we can sell in compliance with the UIL and the Governor's order.


All tickets will be sold online through Ticket Tracker. We will begin sales on the Sunday prior to the game with the parents of all participants being allowed four tickets. The next order of preference will go to AHS senior students (one per non-participating student). If tickets remain, we will open them up to the public. In the case visitor tickets remain, which we expect for some games, we will also open them up.


The UIL has made a clear statement that schools not following the COVID-19 protocol will be subject to sanctions which can include a discontinuation of public access or even complete suspension of all contests.

  • We will need you to self-screen and stay at home with any COVID-like symptoms.
  • We are going to ask that you wear a face covering upon entrance and throughout the contest.
  • We will also need for your group to distance themselves from any other group sitting on the same row.
  • In secondary student sections, social distancing will be required and monitored by security. Secondary students will be redirected and asked to leave the stadium if they do not follow protocols for the safety of those around them.
  • Every student middle school and below should be sitting with parents throughout the duration of the game. If students are clustered in groups away from their parents, the students’ parents will be contacted and asked to leave the stadium.


We know that you would do anything for your children and to keep them in school and on the field and sidelines. We urge you to comply with all protocols - at school, at games and in the community - in hopes that our students can have a memorable year doing the things they love.


Thanks,

Steve Wood

Athletic Director, Aledo ISD

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Limited Tickets, Suites available for Aledo-Weatherford season opener at Globe Life Park

There are still a limited number of tickets available for the Aledo-Weatherford season opener being played at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Suites are also being offered for $750 for a 20-person suite (food and beverage can be purchased separately). To purchase a suite, please call 817-533-1832 or email specialevents@texasrangers.com.

Meals ready for pickup each Tuesday for Remote Learners; Free and Reduced-price meal applications now available

Remote-Learning Bearcats: Don't forget our meal pickup - with five breakfasts and five lunches - will continue to run from 7-9 a.m. every Tuesday at both McCall Elementary and at the AISD Police and Technology building across the street from Coder Elementary. Meal cost is the current meal status rate (free/reduced/paid), and students do not need to be present to pickup food. Plese call the Aledo ISD Child Nutrition department more information or questions at 817-441-5142.


Also, applications for free and reduced-price meals are now available! Families can go to www.schoollunchapp.com to apply. Click here for information about Free and Reduced-Price Meals: English | Spanish

AISD Launches Bearcat Care Program at all campuses

The Aledo ISD has launched Bearcat Care in partnership with the Parker County Hospital District Outreach Program, giving families and staff the ability to receive telemedicine medical care onsite at each campus.


Using telemedicine and a Medpod Medical Cart in the nurse’s office at each Aledo ISD campus, students and staff will have access to visit with Steven Welch, DO, the chief medical officer for the Parker County Hospital District and local health authority for Parker County.


Read more here...

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
Myser Orthodontics
Plains Captial Bank

Gold Level Sponsors
Brookshire's
JW Mechanical Systems

Silver Level Sponsors
Aledo InterBank

Camp Fire
City of Willow Park

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce
Slade & Nash

Your Personal Chef

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