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Good afternoon Doss parents and families! I am following up with some questions our parents submitted last week. Also, as a quick update, Governor Abbott called for schools to be closed through May 3rd. Parent Questions Format of online classes… live?  recorded?  Both? The district expectation is that teachers will have at least one virtually recorded lesson for math and reading each week. This way parents and students have access to…

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From Dr. Steenport: Below is a summary of what was shared this afternoon via AISD TV and from the state.  As always, please check the AISD COVID-19 webpage for all up-to-date info. Schools will be closed March 23-April 3. Additional closures may happen based on information from the city or federal government. Staff will be asked to be available March 23 to prepare for distance learning.  I do not know what this looks like at…

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Following is additional information from Student Health Services about the COVID – 19 (novel coronavirus) that I wanted to share with you. Student Health administrators and nursing staff are closely monitoring illness activity in the area and taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Austin Public Health (APH), and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Our actions and decisions are based on the premise to Protect Yourself and Prepare for Minor Disruptions caused…

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On Friday, the Doss staff spent the morning engaging in discussion around furniture at our new campus.  The purpose was to ensure they had an understanding of what they could and could not bring with them this summer and to help them make more informed decisions about selecting their modernized furniture on Tuesday. We also conducted an annual compliance training over the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and reviewed…

Doss Parents and Families, We are in need of parent volunteers for judging our annual Science Fair this Thursday, January 23. Some key points: 1. Judging is highest priority need. 2. Even if you can spare an hour, it can really make a difference on how long students have to wait to be judged.  Our goal is to reduce the student waiting time as much as possible. 3. Judging is super…

Happy New Year Doss parents and families! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your family over the break.  Over the past two weeks I got caught up on reading (Leaders Eat Last was one of the best) and got to spend a lot of time with my family.  My oldest, Vail, and I went camping for the first time at Arkansas Bend State Park in Lago Vista.  While it…

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This week we’re celebrating Kindness Week!  Click here for more information. Monday, November 11 Be the “I” in KIND Wear neon/bright colors to let your kindness shine! Tuesday, November 12 Kind is cool Wear sunglasses to school, because kindness is cool. Wednesday, November 13 World Kindness Day Pair up with others to show unity and friendship. Plan to dress alike with your classmates! Thursday, November 14 Crazy about kindness Wear crazy socks and hair to…

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We need volunteers in our cafeteria! We’re going to try a Sign Up Genius for time slots for the lunch times needing the most support. The shifts will begin Monday, Nov. 4th and the Sign-Up will go out on a weekly basis. The students are doing a great job of following our campus wide expectations; however, the cafeteria is a very small space and having extra adults in there to help…