September 23, 2020

We are so excited to be coming back face-to-face this Monday, September 28th. Remember to this is a split calendar serving half of students face-to-face at a time. Use the calendar below to make sure you come on the correct day.

TRADUCCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE:
https://www.aisd.net/arlington-high-school/principal-weekly-message/2020/09/22/mensaje-de-la-directora-22-de-septiembre-de-2020/

September-October
Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
B          28

A-L F-to-F

M-Z Online

A          29

A-L F-to-F

M-Z Online

B           30

A-L Online

M-Z F-to-F

A            1

A-L Online

M-Z F-to-F

B            2

A-L F-to-F

M-Z Online

A            5

A-L F-to-F

M-Z Online

B            6

A-L F-to-F

M-Z Online

A            7

A-L Online

M-Z F-to-F

B            8

A-L Online

M-Z F-to-F

             9

Student Holiday

We want you to be prepared as you to come to campus, so we’ve created a sort of checklist for you.

  • ð Make sure you fill out your wellness survey every morning before you come to school. Take a screen shot of the confirmation page on your smart phone so we can get you processed into the building faster. (If you don’t have a smart phone, don’t worry we’ll take care of you at the door.) Here’s the link for the survey.
  • ð When you get to the door, we’ll check your survey results and we’ll check your temperature.
  • ð Masks are required from the time you enter the building or get on the bus.
  • ð Make sure you have technology fully charged and your charging cord to make it through the day.
  • ð Make sure you enter the building between 7:15 and 7:35 at one of the following entrances:
    • Main Entrance on Park Row
    • New B-Hall on the West Side of the Building
    • E-Hall Entrance by the Baseball Field
    • Band Hall Entrance (this one will be the tightest, so try to use this one only if you are dropping off a band instrument)
    • Gym A Foyer (for bus riders only)
  • ð There will be a grab and go breakfast options at every one of the entrances.
  • ð Try to keep as much distance between you and your friends while in the halls
  • ð Rest assured we are sanitizing desks between use. We are also asking that you hand sanitize when you enter the building and again when you enter or leave a classroom.
  • ð Lunch is closed, so make sure you bring your lunch or know that you will pick up your food in the cafeteria. All students will eat lunch in their 3rd/9th period classrooms. No visitors or deliveries are allowed during lunch.
  • ð No vending machines will be stocked and water fountains are turned off, so make sure to bring snacks and a bottle of water with you. If you forget water, we’ll have a limited supply of water bottles for you.
  • ð Passing periods are five minutes long, so be prepared to move quickly form one class to the next. Bathrooms will be locked during passing period. (Don’t worry, we will give you time to go to the restroom during the asynchronous portion of your class.)
  • ð When the day is over, you’ll exit the building at the nearest entrance. We are also going to dismiss our bus riders and students who walk home at 2:50. Everyone else will leave at 3:00 PM. There will be no in person after school tutoring, so make sure you leave the building as soon as possible after you are dismissed. (We want to give the custodial crew as much time as possible to clean the building.)
  • ð Take a look at the latest guidebook that you can view here for the latest updates.
    • The biggest change is the lunch schedule for students, so I want to go ahead and put that here. We did not have a passing period between lunch and 4th That works in online learning, but not in face-to-face.

DAILY BELL SCHEDULE 2020-2021

Start End Minutes
1st/7th 7:35 8:25 50 Async
8:25 9:15 50 Sync/Small
Break 9:15 9:20 5 Passing Period
2nd/8th 9:20 10:10 50 Async
10:10 11:00 50 Sync/Small
Break 11:00 11:05 5 Passing Period
3rd/9th 11:05 11:55 50 Async
11:55 12:45 50 Sync/Small
Lunch 12:45 1:15 30 Lunch
1:15 1:20 5 Passing Period
4th/10th 1:20 2:10 50 Async
2:10 3:00 50 Sync/Small

I know this school year has already looked very different than what we were hoping for. I also know that it is going to look different when you return for face-to-face instruction. But I also know that our COLTS Family can come together to weather any storm. Here is another checklist, but I like this one a little better.

  • ð I am appreciative of a hard working staff trying to do everything they can for our students.
  • ð I am thankful for students who persevere not matter the obstacles in their way.
  • ð I am grateful for parents who are patient under these new circumstances.
  • ð I am hopeful that despite these conditions, we will still have an exciting year of learning and growing for our students.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at sdhalla@aisd.net with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support of our school!!!

Kick ‘em Colts!!!
Shahveer Dhalla
sdhalla@aisd.net
Principal
THE Arlington High School