Principal's Letter dated 7.30.2021

July 30, 2021

 

Dear Anderson community,

 

I hope you and your family have had a restful and productive summer. As we move closer to the opening of school, I wanted to share information on a variety of topics.

First, with Covid cases surging in Austin and Travis County, AISD is still expecting students to return to in person learning. We encourage everyone who is eligible for a vaccination to please do so. However, due to health concerns not everyone is choosing to be vaccinated. While we cannot require everyone to wear a mask, we strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask at school since we will be indoors and trying to resume “normal instructional days” on campus. Teachers will not be responsible for concurrent teaching (in person and virtual at the same time).

Anderson will continue health and safety protocols such as desk shields, Plexiglass shields, air purifiers, Hepa filters in HVAC systems, rapid Covid testing by the nurse, AISD vaccination clinics, daily clearning and sanitization protocols, etc.

AISD is offering a virtual option for students Kindergarten through 6th grade. The information is available on the AISD website https://www.austinisd.org/reconnect/virtual-learning

Information at this time about AISD Virtual Learning is that it is only available for younger students (K-6th), and at this time, for the Fall semester only (pending how vaccinations, Covid rates, public health guidelines, etc. proceed through the Fall).

If you have an older student with a medical condition that makes Covid more concerning we recommend you consider AISD Homebound Services. This requires a physician’s signature on the application and a projection that Homebound instruction is recommended for at least a minimum of 4 weeks. This option, if approved, may provide instructional support from a certified teacher, and the student remains an Anderson student tied to their classes at Anderson. Information about homebound services: https://www.austinisd.org/ed-support/student-academic-support

Senior Portraits for Class of 2022 are scheduled in the Anderson Library on August 4th and 5th. Go to the link and sign up for a date, time and instructions. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fa8a922a1f85-senior51

Anderson Speech & Debate Camp is scheduled for August 2nd-6th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm each day. Registration and additional information: