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Principal’s Message March 24. 2020 TRADUCCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE:

March 24, 2020

Parents,

I know this is a trying time for many. I want to thank you for your patience as we are navigating new and uncharted territory. Next week will begin the next phase of instruction for students. Please see details below. If you will require technology to help your student accomplish this, please see details below.

Again, I appreciate your patience as we navigate this situation. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at sdhalla@aisd.net.

TRADUCCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE:
https://www.aisd.net/arlington-high-school/principal-weekly-message/2020/03/24/mensaje-de-la-directora-24-de-marzo-de-2020/

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Technology

Technology devices can be checked-out for students to use during the district closure. Students can borrow a device from the district during our closure due to COVID-19. These devices will be checked out ONLY to those who have filled out the Student Device Request. Devices borrowed during the closure will be collected once the closure ends.

If you need a device, please fill out the form below:
https://tinyurl.com/qsksq2s

Learning During Campus Closure

At Home Learning Phases are planned in the event that we do not go back to school on April 6.

Phases of the Learning Hub: Our At-Home Learning Hub rolled out on Monday, March 16 to Arlington ISD students – the first of three phases in implementing learning at home for students. This Hub will continue to improve and grow as we add more content and resources.

Phase 1: March 16 – 27, 2020:

During Phase 1 we are posting suggested activities and resources in the Hub and encouraging students to take advantage of the growing library of resources. These activities are designed to help students to stay engaged in learning and to help them maintain the skills they have learned up to this point in the school year.  Teachers will NOT assign grades during Phase 1 and students are not required to complete the assignments by a specific day. The online resources are meant to help students continue to learn while schools are closed.

Phase 2: March 30 – April 9:

During Phase 2, the district will provide instruction with lessons that focus on the four core content areas of English language arts (reading and writing), math, science and social studies. Additionally, select courses in our Career Tech program that focus on math and science will also be available including Anatomy, Physiology, Forensic Science, Accounting II, Pathophysiology, Medical Micro and Advanced Animal Science. This will be districtwide instruction designed by district-selected teachers and staff while the remainder of our Arlington ISD teachers are themselves will be attending online professional learning on how to deliver instruction remotely.

Students in grades 3-12 will receive their lessons through Canvas. The lessons are designed for easy access by parents and students who are new to Canvas. Links to Canvas will be added directly within the At-Home Learning home as well as resources for parents to learn more about these tools. Teachers will continue to communicate with their students’ and families. Although students are highly encouraged to participate in the posted lessons, teachers will NOT assign grades during Phase 2. The online resources are meant to help students continue to learn while schools are closed.

In Phase 2, students who are failing and who were enrolled to recover credit or grades in our Edgenuity Labs prior to leaving for Spring Break will be able to continue their work to earn credit our Edgenuity program.

AP coursework for secondary students in the Advanced Academics section of the At-Home Learning Hub will also begin during Phase 2.

Dual Credit courses at both UTA and Tarrant County College District will be taught online and began on Monday, March 23.

Phase 3: April 10 – end of closure:

During Phase 3, all content areas and courses will be taught by Arlington ISD teachers. Instruction will focus on new content that students have not previously covered in class. We will also continue to offer one-way resources in the Hub and also continue to provide learning packets for younger students to support the learning their teachers provide on Seesaw. From April 10 forward, coursework will be graded and count for credits.

Need to get the word out?

Does your booster club need help getting information out about spirit nights or fundraisers? Want to show off a special group that deserves recognition? If so, I would be happy to include information in my weekly message. Send an email containing your information to sdhalla@aisd.net and I will be happy to publish it. Please keep the following in mind:

  1. Messages usually are shared once, so make sure the timing is correct
  2. Limit your message to 125 words if possible
  3. For fundraisers selling items, please provide a contact that parents can reach

 Calendar of events

Want to know what’s going on in Colt Country, check out the following link.

https://www.aisd.net/arlington-high-school/events/

Kick ‘em Colts!!!
Shahveer Dhalla
Principal
THE Arlington High School

Learning Opportunities During The School Closure At Home Learning Phases are planned in the event that we do not go back to school on April 6.

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