Doss Elementary

Good morning Doss parents and community. I apologize for the lack of clarity regarding the authority of the local Health Authority.  The following provides a good explanation. Abbott issues school reopening clarity Gov. Greg Abbott moved Friday to try and clear up confusion over Texas’ school reopening policy, asserting that local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of an outbreak after students return to campus, but not “weeks”…

Doss Elementary

Good afternoon Doss parents and community.  I hope you’re having a wonderful day. We have less than three weeks before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year!  While we would love to have the entire Doss community back on campus, know we will continue offering everything you love about Doss in the virtual setting.  Despite the statement by Ken Paxton, we are still planning on August 18th as the first day…

Good morning Doss parents and community.  Please see below for updates from the technology department.  I apologize in advanced for the lengthy update. Equity in Technology Access We are empathizing with and designing processes that serve our most historically marginalized students and families, with the expectation that these solutions will also serve all stakeholders. We want our solutions to work for all families, starting with those who are economically disadvantaged, those…

Doss Owls

Good afternoon Doss parents and community.  Please see below for date/time and zoom information for both Parent/Principal Coffee and Parent Tech Support Session #2 this Thursday, July 30. To help answer questions and share answers on a more frequent basis, I have created a Padlet site that I will check throughout each day.  You will be able to see questions posed by other Doss parents and, if it hasn’t been asked, inquire…

Good afternoon Doss parents and community! We held our first parent Blend/Seesaw support session yesterday.  If you missed it, you can check out the differentiated video sessions below.  HUGE thanks to Blake Bartosh, Laurie Beaman, and the crew from the instructional technology team for coming together to provide small group support to our families. Our next session will take place Thursday, July 30 from 1:00-2:00.  Zoom instructions to come next week.…

Doss Owls

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  I hope you are having a great day today. Thank you to all of our attendees today during the principal coffee.  It was great to see you all.  I had several updates that included more TEA updates for returning to school and scheduling, curriculum and instruction district roll out and philosophy, Doss specific scheduling, and more.  If you missed it, be sure to check out…

Doss Owls

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  Thank you to everyone that joined this morning’s parent/principal coffee.  If you missed it, I am linking in the recorded video below. Parent/Principal Virtual Coffee July 16  Per our conversations today, there is much planning to do as we look to deliver the first three weeks of school virtually. All schools in Travis county (public, private, and charter) are unable to open their doors to…

Doss Owls

Good afternoon Doss parents and community! I hope you all are well today. On Wednesday, July 8th we received new information from TEA regarding instructional settings and providing guidance for school funding as we move into the 2020-2021 school year. You can read this overview here. I truly hope TEA allows more local discretion on how we send students back to school to ensure the safety of our staff, students, and…

Doss Owls

Happy summer Doss families and community! This message is intended to provide a quick update regarding the reopening of our school as we grow closer to the 2020-2021 school year. Know the situation with reopening schools is fluid and based partially on the number of COVID-19 cases in Travis County. Finalized schedules for reopening schools may come throughout July and into August. It is the goal of AISD and Doss Elementary…