Ninth Grade News

August 24, 2020

Hello Daniel Ninth Families,

We had an AMAZING start to the school year! The students were so wonderful and it was great to have them both in the building and on our screens. We loved seeing their smiles (or smiling eyes at it may apply) and enthusiasm to be back to school. They have done so well with navigating their schedules and communicating their technology needs. Parents - we appreciate your help and support more than you know! You all are rockstars, too! We especially appreciate your understanding and patient communication as we navigate new technologies together. The teachers have been working hard to add in the virtual teaching format along with planning and delivering in-person instruction in a new world with COVID considerations. Your kindness and grace have touched us all as we are calibrating to these new systems. We are looking forward to another great week together!


Carolyn Ansley, Principal

Schedule for August 24 - 28

Orange Group - Week at a Glance

Students with the last names A-K

Black Group - Week at a Glance

Students with the last names L-Z

School Picture Day

2021 School pictures will be taken August 25-26, 2020 at Daniel Ninth during Social Studies classes.

  • Students with the last names starting with L-Z will take photos Tuesday, Aug. 25.
  • Students with last names starting with A-K will take photos Wednesday, Aug. 26.
  • Freshmen photos will be used for IDs and yearbook.
  • Remote learners may report to our campus after school hours on Wednesday, August 26 from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. to have their photo taken.
  • Ordering information will be emailed after photos are taken.
  • All packages will be shipped directly home. Ordering questions? Contact Glamourcraft 817-292-8989
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Lunches

In order to ensure maximum space in the dining hall for students, we assign lunch periods based upon fourth-period class size. As student and teacher schedules are adjusted and students enroll/withdraw, we have made lunch assignment adjustments in order to keep the two lunch periods balanced. The following lunch assignment changes will take place beginning Monday, August 24.


Students in the following fourth-period classes are assigned the corresponding lunch period:

Mr. Robertson - A Lunch

Ms. Lewis - A Lunch

Ms. Martinez - A Lunch

Ms. Liddell - A Lunch

Ms. Diaz - B Lunch

Cafeteria

There is no access to microwaves this year, so please plan/pack student lunches accordingly.

The cafeteria breakfast and lunch menu can be found HERE.

Please send a water bottle to school with your student

In an effort to eliminate unnecessary risk, the vending machines and water fountains will not be accessible to students. We have water bottle filling stations that are on order and will arrive in approximately four weeks. Until these water filling stations are installed, we are asking our students to bring bottled water since water fountains will not be available for use.


In addition to the water that students bring from home, students may also purchase water from the cafeteria before 1st period, before 3rd period, and during lunch.

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School Supply List for Core Classes

Elective supply lists will be distributed to students on the first day of school.

How to 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

Accessing Canvas

AISD digital tools and resources for students can be found in the single sign-on platform Launchpad. Instructions for accessing Launchpad and Canvas can be found on the AISD website on the Return to Learn page and within the menu titled "Technology Resources." The link to this page is HERE.

Student Email Accounts

Please encourage your student to frequently check his or her g.aledoisd.org email account. All students in Aledo ISD have a Google email account. See the sample below for account information:


Email Address: First and last name followed by g.aledoisd.org

(carolynansley@g.aledoisd.org)


Password: First letter of first name (capitalized) followed by six-digit student ID number (often referred to as "lunch number."

CA123456

Visitors to Campus

All visitors to any district facility must have a pre-scheduled appointment. Please contact our main office by phone, (817) 441-4504, or email Ms. Kirsten van Pletsen at kvanpletsen@aledoisd.org so she may schedule an appointment for you. Most meetings will be held virtually through WebEx or Zoom to limit the number of campus visitors. If a meeting must be held in-person, the meeting will be held in the office suite.


Any visitor must have a pre-scheduled appointment and must:


  • Wear a face covering.
  • Complete a health screening questionnaire.
  • Have a temperature check.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
  • Sanitize hands upon entry.
  • Adhere to safety protocols set out by the district.


Visitors (including parents) will not be permitted to enter the campus beyond the office suite. Unfortunately, parents will not be permitted to eat lunch on campus, and will not be permitted to deliver lunch for their child at lunchtime.

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.