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UPDATED - September 9, 2021 - AISD Offers Virtual Learning Option
UPDATE -- Due to the hurricane, the deadline for signing up for the Angleton Virtual Academy will now be Friday, September 24. (See information below to apply.) Academy classes will now start October 4.
Angleton ISD is now accepting applications for the Angleton Virtual Academy (AVA), which is an online learning program for qualified students in grades 1-12.
Due to set restrictions from the state, the district can only allow 600 students into the virtual program, which limits 50 spots per grade level. Students must apply to be in the virtual academy, and district administrators will review applications to see if students qualify based on specific criteria.
Applications will be approved on a first-come-first-serve basis and are available at www.angletonisd.net/virtualapplication. The application process is open and will close on Wednesday, September 15.
The AVA is set to begin September 27.
AVA Student Enrollment Criteria:
- Enrolled in 1st-12th grade
- Live in the boundaries of Angleton ISD (priority will be given to currently enrolled AISD students)
- Scored at the “Approaches” grade level on each STAAR assessment taken last school year (or other AISD approved measure if they were unable to test)
- Scored at grade level on the end-of-year curriculum based assessment in each tested subject if the student did not take the STAAR exam last year (MAPS exam)
- No unexcused absences for more than ten percent of the total instructional days last school year
- Earned a 70 or above final grade in Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies last school year
- This is not the same online model that students participated in last school year.
- Students will be placed with a specific AISD teacher assigned only to the virtual academy. That teacher will become the student’s point of contact throughout the year. (Students may not have their current in-person teacher.)
- Elementary students will receive approximately two hours of live instruction along with asynchronous assignments each day.
- Junior high and high school students will receive instruction through the Edgenuity platform, which allows students to work at their own pace to complete assignments.
- The district cannot guarantee that students in the AVA will be able to participate in afterschool and UIL activities and courses that require students to be present, in-person at school.
- Not all courses will be offered through the AVA. For example, students in grades 6-12 will be limited to courses offered in Edgenuity, which does not include Dual Credit courses or courses in electives like Welding.
- Before opting into the AVA, parents should make sure they understand what their child’s schedule will include and what their child may no longer have access to once a student of the academy.
AVA Student Requirements:
- Students must remain in good academic standing while in the virtual academy.
- Students must have good attendance and meet engagement expectations.
- Students will be required to participate in district and state assessments.
- Students will not be able to move back and forth from the virtual academy to in-person instruction.
- Students who choose to participate in the AVA will remain in the academy and do online learning through the semester, at which time they can formally ask to be removed from the academy.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - AISD Passes Resolution on Face Coverings
At tonight’s special board meeting, the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution setting guidelines for the wearing of face coverings inside all AISD facilities. Parents will have the choice to opt their child out of wearing face coverings, and face coverings will not be required in outdoor settings.
The resolution states:
- All students, staff, and visitors while indoors on AISD property, and while riding AISD buses, must wear face masks covering the nose and mouth;
- Masks are not required while eating, or at other times specifically deemed reasonably appropriate by the campus principal or building administrator related to health and safety;
- Individuals with religious or medical needs/disabilities that prohibit the wearing of masks, upon acceptable verification, are excused from this requirement;
- The Superintendent may develop further protocols to allow for students’ parents to opt out of the mask requirement for their children;
- The Superintendent shall review COVID-19 related conditions regularly and is authorized to determine the: (1) duration of the mask mandate, (2) cessation or modification of the mandate based on changed circumstances, and/or (3) reinstatement of the mask mandate if lifted.
- This resolution must be re-authorized at the regular October 2021 meeting of the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees.
AISD will implement these guidelines beginning Monday, September 13. Masks and face coverings will be provided if needed.
If parents choose not to have their child wear a face covering, they will need to sign a waiver form and return it to their child’s school administrative offices. The waiver form will be available at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, September 9. The waiver form may be found at district and campus administrative offices and on the AISD website at www.angletonisd.net.
“I am very proud of the AISD Board of Trustees for working together during this difficult time and through this decision,” Superintendent Phil Edwards said. “The board’s commitment to the students, staff and community of AISD is commendable. I fully support and recommend this resolution.”
Edwards also stated that he intends to use the authority granted to him by the board to make the best decision on wearing face coverings moving forward.
“Hopefully, we will see a decrease in cases very soon and will be able to return to a more normal educational setting,” Edwards said.
Friday, September 3, 2021 - Remote Conference Learning Option
Starting Wednesday, September 8, Angleton ISD will offer a remote conference learning program for its students who are out due to COVID-19. This will only be available for students who have tested positive for or are quarantining due to COVID. The district may also utilize the remote conferencing option in situations where classes or grade levels will need to be closed due to COVID.
The program will follow the guidelines developed and mandated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). If students are not well enough to participate, the district does not expect them to complete the work under the remote conferencing program.
Also, based on new guidance from TEA, the school district may now require students to quarantine if they have been in close contact with a COVID-positive individual who lives in the same household.
Parents should contact their child’s campus administration with questions or for further information about the remote conference program.
Finally, the district is currently working on a possible virtual learning academy and is awaiting further guidance from the state. If the district can introduce a virtual learning academy option, the program will allow qualified students to work remotely; however, it will have specific criteria that students must meet before they are allowed to participate in the academy. The district will provide more information about the academy soon.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - All AISD Campus Closed Through End of Week
Update - All AISD Campus Closed Through End of Week
We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 data throughout the district, reviewing the data on a school-by-school basis. After close review, we have decided that ALL Angleton ISD campuses will close the remainder of the week and will reopen on Tuesday, September 7 for regular school hours. (Monday, September 6 is a school holiday.)
All AISD staff will report as normal to work tomorrow unless they have tested positive for COVID-19, been exposed to COVID-19, or have COVID-19 symptoms. This includes all Northside and Westside staff.
During this time, we ask parents/guardians whose children experience any of the below-mentioned symptoms to call their child’s campus and schedule a time to get tested for COVID. School nurses will be at every campus all week to test any student or staff member who would like to be tested for COVID.
Extracurricular activities at the high school and junior high campuses will continue as planned. Coaches and sponsors will communicate individually with their groups as needed.
As of now, we will not have to make up these school days, and students are not expected to work remotely.
All AISD administrative offices - district and campus - will be open. Parents/Guardians can call Central Administration or their child’s school administration while schools are closed.
Also, we will continue to clean and sanitize the campuses this week during the school closure.
We continue to ask the parents/guardians of students who have tested positive, are demonstrating COVID-related symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID to please call their child’s school anytime this week between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
We understand any inconvenience this may cause, but we will continue to work toward keeping our Wildcats safe and healthy.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches without a reason
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Monday, August 30, 2021 - Important Message for Northside Parents
We have been monitoring COVID-19 cases at Northside Elementary throughout today and have determined that Northside will be closed through Friday, September 3, 2021. Northside will reopen on Tuesday, September 7 for regular school hours. (Monday, September 6 is a school holiday.)
We continue to ask the parents of any Northside student who has tested positive, is demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms, or has been exposed to COVID-19 to please call the school anytime this week between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The school can be reached at 979-864-8006. Northside will have three (3) phone operators on duty. Parents can email Principal Alicia Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Principal Emily Davis at email@example.com if they can’t get through by phone to provide the requested information above.
The school nurse will be at campus every day to test any student or staff member who would like to be tested for COVID-19.
During this closure, we will continue to clean and sanitize the campus.
Monday, August 30, 2021 - Important Message for Westside Parents
As we continue to monitor the number of active cases of COVID-19 in our district, we have seen a rise in positive cases at Westside Elementary. Currently, 8 staff members and 24 students have tested positive at that campus, and we are currently testing more students who are symptomatic at the campus. As such, Westside will close tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, while we assess the COVID-19 situation at the campus. No students or staff should come to the Westside Elementary campus tomorrow, August 31.
If the school does not already know, we are asking the parents of any Westside student who has tested positive, is demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms, or has been exposed to COVID-19 to please call the school tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The school can be reached at 979-864-8009. Westside will have 5 phone operators on duty to answer calls in English and Spanish. Parents can email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org (English) and email@example.com (Spanish) if they can’t get through by phone to provide the requested information above.
The school nurse and two nurse assistants will be at the campus tomorrow to test any student or staff member who would like to be tested for COVID-19.
We will also deep clean the campus tomorrow.
We will assess the situation at Westside tomorrow morning and will announce further action for the campus tomorrow afternoon.
Sunday, August 29, 2021 - Important Message for Northside Parents
Update - Important Message for Northside Parents
We have been monitoring the active cases of COVID-19 in our district, and we have seen a rise in positive cases at Northside Elementary. Currently, six (6) staff members and 18 students have tested positive at that campus. As such, Northside will close tomorrow, Monday, August 30, 2021, while we assess the COVID-19 situation at the campus. No students or staff should come to campus tomorrow.
If the school does not already know, we are asking the parents of any Northside student who has tested positive, is demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms, or has been exposed to COVID-19 to please call the school tomorrow, Monday, August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The school can be reached at 979-864-8006. Northside will have four (4) phone operators on duty. Parents can email Principal Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org if they can’t get through by phone to provide the requested information above.
The school nurse will be at campus tomorrow to test any student or staff member who would like to be tested for COVID-19.
We will also deep clean the campus tomorrow.
We will assess the situation at Northside tomorrow morning and will announce further action for the campus tomorrow afternoon.
Friday, August 27 - Updated AISD COVID-19 Guidelines
Angleton ISD’s top priority is to keep the students and staff of AISD safe and healthy. The district is experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases among the students of AISD. In order to keep everyone safe and to allow students to enjoy the best school year possible, AISD is taking the following steps:
- Angleton ISD strongly recommends that you do not send your child to school if he/she has been exposed to COVID-19. The district recommends that your child enter a stay-at-home period for up to 10 days. The district has the ability to provide school work and support for that work for students who are at home quarantining due to being exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or because they have tested positive for COVID-19. This is only an option for students who are home due to exposure or testing positive for COVID-19. Please contact your child’s school for more details.
Beginning Monday, August 30, 2021:
- Angleton ISD will close all campuses to visitors unless the visitor is attending for academic needs. This includes closing all lunches to visitors. All parent meetings are encouraged to be done on the Zoom or Google Meets platforms at this time.
- Angleton ISD will promote social distancing to the fullest extent possible for all students. AISD will follow the CDC guidelines of students being separated 3-6 feet at all possible times.
- At this time, Angleton ISD will only participate in required extracurricular events. This includes continuing to participate in all junior high and high school athletic and band events. Additional programs will not be allowed. This shall include pep rallies. ALL AISD Homecoming activities will proceed as scheduled at this time.
- Only required student travel will be allowed to continue at this time. All field trips will not be allowed until further notice.
- Angleton ISD will be announcing a program shortly to provide remote instruction for students who have tested positive for or are quarantining due to COVID-19. This will allow students who meet these criteria to be counted present for the school day. This program will follow the guidelines developed and mandated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and parents will be updated when the program has launched.
The guidelines listed above are subject to change according to the rise or fall in COVID-19 cases within the Angleton Independent School District.
TEA’s current rules allow parents to choose whether or not they send their child to school after being exposed to COVID-19. TEA does not allow districts to mandate COVID-19 testing for students without parent permission. The district suggests that if a person has been exposed to COVID-19 and is still thinking about coming to school, they consider the following:
- Wearing a mask
- Social distancing
- Vaccination status
- Not eating with others
AISD does not mandate the wearing of masks at our facilities.
Please contact your child’s campus administration if you have questions or if your child has been exposed to, has symptoms of, or has tested positive for COVID-19.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - Keeping Parents Informed
The Texas Education Agency has released more guidance for school districts regarding COVID-19. We want to keep parents informed and make sure they are aware of some important procedures and protocols that Angleton ISD is following regarding COVID-19.
One of the most important things parents can do to help is to make sure they do not send their child to school if he/she has tested positive for COVID-19 or has COVID-19 symptoms. Parents should call their child’s campus as soon as possible before sending their child to school or to any school district facility and/or event.
What is close contact?
AISD will follow the CDC’s definition of close contact: someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The wearing of masks may be considered when determining close contact.
Do I have to quarantine my child?
Students who have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test must enter a stay-at-home period and not come to school.
Parents of students who are determined to be close contacts of an individual with COVID-19 may choose to keep their children at home during the recommended stay-at-home period. Parents who choose to send their children to school in the two weeks following exposure are encouraged to closely monitor their children for symptoms.
If the parent chooses to quarantine his/her child, the student can take a COVID-19 PCR test on the fifth day (day 5) of the quarantine and can return to school after receiving a negative test result on the seventh day (day 7) if he/she is symptom free. Please note that TEA now mandates that the test be a PCR test and not a rapid test in this case. AISD schools only perform rapid tests, which will not be allowed in this case under TEA’s new rule.
The student can return after 10 days with no test and no symptoms if the parent has chosen to quarantine his/her child.
Students should not return to school if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
How will the school contact me if my child has been exposed at school?
If a student has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, the parent will receive a call from the campus.
If a student has been in the same room with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 but has NOT been in close contact, the parent may be notified by email, text message or letter, not necessarily by a phone call.
Does my child have to wear a mask?
AISD is not requiring that students or staff wear masks.
How do I know how many people at my child’s campus have COVID-19?
AISD will continue to update the COVID Dashboard daily on the AISD Update Center. As of now, the district updates the dashboard daily to reflect the most accurate count of positive COVID-19 cases among district staff and students as reported to central administration by 3:30 p.m. that day.
Where can I get more information?
Friday, August 13, 2021 - Important Information for the Start of School
Update - Important Information for the Start of School
As we begin to welcome students back on Wednesday, August 18, we want to make sure parents know some important information about the first day and the first week of school.
First Offical Day of School
If a student has a positive test for COVID-19 or parents have questions about their child who has been exposed, the parent should call the child’s campus on Monday, August 16 or Tuesday, August 17 before the school officially opens on Wednesday. Campus administration will give parents guidance for the first week of school.
Students who miss Wednesday due to COVID-19 issues will not be able to enroll officially in school until contact has been made with the campus.
As of now, schools will allow visitors during lunches starting the second week of school. We want to make sure our schools have a chance to work with the students to learn the proper lunch procedures before we allow guests to visit.
More information can be found at www.angletonisd.net/OnwardAISD or by contacting the child’s campus.
First-Day Procedures for Elementary
Parents should contact their child’s campus if they want more information about first-day drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - AISD COVID-19 Guidelines Updated
Angleton ISD has updated its Onward – COVID-19 Guidelines on the website, which can be found under Our District at the top of the website or at www.angletonisd.net/OnwardAISD.
The guidelines are for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note that changes to the public health situation may necessitate changes to this guidance.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - State Allows Parents Option for Child to Repeat a Course or Grade
State Allows Parents Option for Child to Repeat a Course or Grade
The State Legislature has passed a bill (SB 1697) that allows parents/guardians to choose if they would like their child to repeat a grade or retake a high school course. The decision was made given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
For students who are in Pre-K through 3rd grade, the legislation gives parents/guardians the right to opt for one of the following choices regarding their child:
- repeat Pre-K;
- enroll in Pre-K if the child was eligible to enroll in Pre-K in the previous school year, under TEC, §29.153(b), and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
- repeat kindergarten;
- enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in first grade*; and
- for grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year.
For the 2021-2022 school year only, parents/guardians of students in 4th grade or higher will also have the right to opt for one of the following choices regarding their child:
- for grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
- for courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.
Again, for students in grades 4 and above, this option exists only for the 2021-22 school year. Also, there are many factors that parents/guardians should consider when deciding if retaining their child is the best option.
Parents/Guardians of children in junior high and high school should consider how retaining their child could affect the child’s eligibility for extracurricular and UIL activities. The UIL will treat all students retained by parents/guardians the same as a retention by the school. This means students who would repeat 7th or 8th grade would be considered ineligible for the first 6 weeks of the school year. Students repeating 9th-11th grade would still be subject to the age rule and four-year rule, and they must meet the minimum requirement for credits for their grade in order to meet UIL eligibility requirements.
Angleton ISD parents/guardians who are interested in choosing one of the retention options above regarding their child should contact the AISD Curriculum Department at 979-864-8036 as soon as possible. School personnel will set up a meeting to evaluate the student’s academic plan and begin the process.
The final decision as to whether a student needs to repeat a course or grade in the upcoming school year is now a parent’s/guardian’s to make, though schools can provide input to further inform that decision.
Parents/Guardians can contact the AISD Curriculum Department at 979-864-8036 if they have questions, and more information related to these options is available on the following TEA webpages:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Information about COVID-19 Protocols
At the May board meeting, the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees approved new protocols and action for the district regarding COVID-19.
The following is effective immediately:
- For all AISD outdoor events, masks and face coverings are optional.
- The district will end all COVID-19 screening requirements.
- All fully vaccinated individuals shall not be required to quarantine.
- The district will continue frequent cleaning, hand washing and social distancing practices.
- The district will continue to offer COVID-19 testing.
Starting June 1, all masks and face coverings will become optional inside all AISD facilities.
Friday March 5, 2021 - AISD's COVID-19 Health Guidelines
In accordance with the most recent guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released yesterday, Angleton ISD will continue to follow the district’s current COVID-19 protocols, which include that masks be worn in all AISD facilities.
“We will continue to monitor COVID-19 data as well as guidance from TEA and other state and local health agencies to review our procedures and make necessary changes as recommended,” AISD Superintendent Phil Edwards said.
Edwards believes having access to the COVID-19 vaccine is extremely important in getting schools back to normalcy and was pleased with yesterday’s announcement from the Texas Department of State Health Services that all educators and school support staff be included in the vaccine administration.
“We are working with our local health care vaccine providers to help get our employees who want the vaccine access to it as soon as possible,” he said.
The AISD COVID-19 Health Guidance, including district protocols, can be found at www.angletonisd.net/OnwardAISD. Parents should contact their child’s campus administration with questions.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - AISD Makes Changes to its Rapid Testing Procedures
Students who have been quarantined by a school official due to close contact with a positive COVID-19 individual at school can now take a rapid test given by the school district as early as day five of their quarantine period. If they receive a negative test on day five, they can return on day seven of their quarantine period. That means that any student who has been on quarantine since Monday, February 1 will be eligible for a rapid test on Friday, February 5.
If students are eligible, parents should contact the school principal for information on how to schedule a rapid test with the district. Also, students will now be able to take the rapid test regardless of whether or not the student has symptoms; however, if a student is symptomatic, AISD will follow the same protocols as it has been following.
If students do not take a test, they will still need to quarantine for the full 10 days. If they do test positive within their quarantine period, they will have to follow the protocols for testing positive.
As for employees, the district will continue with the current protocols at this point. Employees will still be pushed to test at UTMB. Employees need to contact their supervisor and Human Resources if they need a test and to let them know they may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Parents need to contact their child’s campus if they have questions.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - Addition of Staff Planning Day to This Year’s School Calendar
The school district has determined that students will not come to school on Monday, March 15 after Spring Break to allow for a staff planning day.
Due to the trend of COVID-19 positive cases increasing after school breaks, school district administration has determined that adding the staff planning day will allow schools to prepare for a safer return of students to campuses after Spring Break. This planning day will also allow AISD staff to navigate the changing of students’ schedules more successfully, preparing for students who may move from Online Learning to On-Campus Learning or from On-Campus Learning to Online Learning. In addition, the planning day will allow teachers additional time to close out the grading period.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - Board Passes Two Major Resolutions
At last night’s meeting, the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees approved two major resolutions directly related to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on school districts. The resolutions address the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the canceling of the 2021 STAAR test.
The first resolution is a request for Governor Greg Abbott to include public school district personnel in the official Expert Vaccine Allotment Panel’s definition of “frontline workers,” giving school personnel appropriate priority in the statewide administration of the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available.
“Our teachers and staff are on the frontline, and we think it’s extremely important that we avail them to the vaccine as quickly as possible so they can protect themselves and help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” AISD Board President Tommy Gaines said.
The resolution cites the board’s interest in protecting the health and safety of its students, staff and community to ensure that the school district is fully prepared to face the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 health emergency. It defines all school district staff as essential to the day-to-day operations of the district and critical for virtual and in-class instruction, and the board is officially asking Governor Abbott to recognize the impact that schools have on students and families and the integral role they play in the health and safety of the community.
“Public schools are a vital part of the continued fight and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” AISD Superintendent Phil Edwards said. “School teachers are on the frontline every day of this fight and should be given the consideration and thought to provide a safe environment for themselves, their families and the children they serve.”
The second resolution that the board passed supports canceling the STAAR test and suspending the State accountability for the 2020-2021 school year. This action will allow the school district to focus on interventions necessary to recover instructional gaps resulting from school closures caused by COVID-19.
Research shows that there are significant academic gains made at the end of each school year, which may not be present now with the extended school closure and other issues related to the pandemic. The resolution cites natural disasters such as Katrina, Rita and Harvey as examples of past instances where exceptions to State accountability have been made because of the negative effects that school closures have on student achievement.
“Our staff, students and their families do not need the added pressure that the STAAR test provides every year,” Edwards said. “Although TEA (Texas Education Agency) has stated that schools and districts will not be rated this year, I have no faith that TEA will cease assigning letter grades to district and school domains from any STAAR test administration.”
Edwards is also concerned that TEA has not canceled the End of Course (EOC) passing requirements that affect student graduation abilities.
“High school students have faced and are still facing many obstacles this year due to COVID-19, and for TEA to continue to demand that this additional burden be placed on students during this difficult time is unwarranted,” he said.
Edwards says AISD has other diagnostic tools that can be used to determine student performance and academic achievement levels for students in all grades.
“The practice of comparing schools and districts and in placing unnecessary stress on students and staff should not be in place this school year,” he said. “Standards should be adjusted to allow school districts to use other evaluation tools that will provide a more accurate assessment and reflection of the progress made during this unprecedented and difficult time.”
Gaines says the board agrees with Edwards and that having a STAAR Test this year would have no real bearing and will add extra, unnecessary stress right now.
“Continuing the test would be wasting time on a result that is meaningless, and it will be difficult to do with the current situation in respect to COVID-19 and the quarantining that is happening,” he said. “We do not need to focus on an assessment that will only put undue pressure on our students and staff.”
Thursday, January 13, 2021 - Daily Student Health Surveys for AHS Students
Starting Tuesday, January 19, Angleton ISD will begin sending out daily health surveys for Angleton High School students to complete before coming to school each day. The surveys will help the school determine health issues related to COVID-19, checking students’ current health prior to them coming on campus.
What do students need to do?
The surveys will be sent through the students’ school email accounts every morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. Students will need to check their school emails each morning to find the link to the survey, which will be sent out new every day. The survey will close at 10:00 a.m. for those students who have off periods or Dual Enrollment classes in the morning.
This past week, AHS has been discussing the surveys with students, helping them understand how to complete the online survey and what the expectations are.
What will happen when the students do the survey?
Students will receive one of two marks after completing the survey. A green check mark will indicate that a student is cleared to come to school. If a student gets a yellow yield sign after completing the survey, the student or a parent/guardian will need to contact the campus nurse before coming to the campus. The nurse’s phone line will be listed under the yield sign on the survey, and phone lines will be open at 7:00 a.m. for students or parents/guardians to call. After the call, designated school personnel will make the determination as to whether or not the student will be allowed to come to campus that day.
What happens if the student cannot come to school?
If school personnel determine that a student should not come to campus, the student may be expected to work remotely and log in to his/her Google Classes each period if they are well enough to do so. If a student is too sick to work, the parent needs to contact the school so his/her child can be counted absent.
If a student is ill and it is not related to COVID-19, then he/she needs to follow the regular school protocols.
What happens if the student forgets to do the survey before coming to school?
If a student fails to complete the survey before coming to school, he/she will be flagged in the system, and AHS personnel will contact the student during his first period for the day to complete the survey or gather the information.
What types of questions will the student be asked?
The questions in the survey will help the schools identify potential COVID-19 issues before students come to the campus. A link to the survey questions is on the AISD Update Center.
The questions are designed to help the district collect important information to provide a safe and healthy school environment. The data collected from the survey is confidential and will be used solely to determine if a student should come to school.
Will other campuses have to do the survey?
AISD plans to roll out the daily health surveys at Angleton Junior High School starting on Monday, February 1. At this time, the district does not have a plan to roll out the surveys at the elementary campuses.
The district has already rolled out the health surveys with its staff. Since November, all AISD employees have had to complete health surveys every day before coming to work.
Students and parents/guardians should contact the school if they have questions.
Sunday, January 3 - Important Information about School
We hope that you have had a special and safe holiday season and that you are all as excited as we are about the start of a new year.
During the break, Angleton ISD officials have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our area and have determined that school will start as normal this week with students returning to school on Tuesday, January 5.
However, we ask you not to send your child to school on Tuesday if during the break your child:
- has had COVID-19 symptoms since this past Friday, January 1,
- tested positive for COVID-19 during the break, or
- was in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days (since Monday, December 28, 2020).
If any of these has occurred, we ask that you contact your child’s campus office before sending him/her to school. AISD staff will be on campuses on Monday, January 4 at 8:00 a.m. to answer phones.
Again, please do not send your child to school on Tuesday, January 5 if he/she was or has been sick, tested positive, or was in close contact with someone who tested positive.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s principal.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Information for Online Students
Parents of Online Learning students will need to contact their child’s campus if they plan to have their child return to school in person at the start of the new semester on Tuesday, January 5.
We ask that you let your child’s campus know by noon on Friday, December 18 if you plan to have your child move to On-Campus Learning next semester.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s campus.
Friday, December 11, 2020 - School Will Run As Normal Next Week
Angleton ISD will run school next week as normally scheduled on our 2020-2021 school calendar. (The 2020-2021 school calendar can be found on the AISD website under Helpful Links on the homepage.)
We continue to review COVID-19 data from the AISD area and from local and county health officials, looking at case numbers and trends. Administration at the district and campus levels also continue to track and monitor COVID-19 cases in our district and schools on a daily basis. (See some additional COVID-19 data below.)
Although nothing associated with COVID-19 and schools is positive, the data does not indicate a need to change the operations of our schools at this time. Therefore, all AISD schools will remain open next week.
We will continue to monitor our COVID-19 data regularly and keep you updated, and please continue to contact your child’s campus if you have any questions.
Additional COVID-19 Data for AISD
- We currently have 15 active COVID-19 cases in the district. This is down from 23 last week.
- We currently have 12 active cases on campuses. This is down from 14 last week.
- Both staff and student attendance rates are normal for this school year. The student attendance rate used for this determination is the number of on-campus students who are supposed to attend school on-campus but who do not attend that day on-campus.
- We currently have an adequate supply of PPE to operate the district. This week, we received more PPE, including children sized face masks.
Sunday, November 29, 2020 - Important Information about School Tomorrow
We hope all of you have had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. During the break, Angleton ISD officials have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our area, and school will start as normal tomorrow, Monday, November 30.
However, we ask you not to send your child to school Monday if during the Thanksgiving break he/she:
- was sick during any day of the break,
- tested positive for COVID-19 during the break, or
- was in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 during the break.
Again, please do not send your child to school on Monday, November 30 if he/she was or has been sick, tested positive, or was in close contact with someone who tested positive. If any of these has occurred, we ask that you contact your child’s campus office on Monday.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s principal.
Friday, November 13, 2020 - AISD Offering Approved Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19
*NOTE: Some updates were made on 12-9-2020.
At Angleton ISD, we are committed to doing all we can to keep students and staff healthy and safe. With this goal in mind, we are working with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to provide COVID-19 rapid testing for our employees and students (with parent permission).
What COVID-19 tests are used in this program?
This program uses BinaxNOW tests, which provide results in 15 minutes and are administered using a nasal swab in the front area of the nostril. These tests have been shown to be highly accurate, with accuracy rates of 97-98% for symptomatic individuals.
Who will be tested and when?
The tests will be given to symptomatic students with parent permission, and it will be given to symptomatic employees who do not have insurance or access to medical testing otherwise. (The district will not test others in the household who are not current AISD students or staff.)
Employees will need to continue to contact Human Resources about COVID-19 issues, including Covid testing.
The district’s nurses will administer the tests. It is important that the tests are administered properly to ensure accurate results.
We will not administer tests to asymptomatic students or employees due to concerns over reliability.
How will the information from the tests be used?
Parents have to give permission for AISD to administer the BinaxNOW test for their child. The student’s campus nurse will call the parent to let him/her know that the student is experiencing symptoms and that the nurse would like to administer a BinaxNOW test. The nurse will ask the parent to come to the campus to complete the consent form, and the nurse will share the results with the parent after the test has been administered.
The results will also be shared with the school/district and with the local health department to allow for public health reporting and contact tracing and to determine the quarantine period for individuals who test positive. Additionally, the total number of positive tests per school will also be shared with the Texas Department of State Health Services as is required by law.
We ask parents not to send their child to school for testing if he/she is experiencing symptoms at home. We will still offer the rapid test, but we ask parents to call the school to schedule a test for their child to be administered at a safe location that is away from others in the school.
The district will accept the results from FDA approved rapid antigen tests that parents choose to have done separate from the district’s testing if the student is symptomatic.
If parents have questions, they need to contact their child’s campus nurse. Employees should contact their principal or supervisor with questions.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Important Information for Online Learning Students
As the district has gone through this unique school year, Angleton ISD has monitored student academic performance to assess how to best serve students through the COVID-19 pandemic. The assessment of our Online Learning program has shown that some online students have not performed well academically and lack the time and resources to engage with teachers in order to be successful.
AISD is particularly concerned about online students who are failing or not attending classes. Therefore, at the end of the first semester, any AISD student in the Online Learning program who fails a class for the first semester and chooses to remain enrolled in AISD will be required to return to On-Campus Learning. The online student who is failing will be required to attend school on campus for the full school day unless he/she provides a medical exemption from a required healthcare provider for the student or someone who lives in the child’s home.
If parents of children who are failing and who do not have a medical exemption choose not to have their child return to On-Campus Learning, the parent will need to withdraw his/her child from AISD and choose to do homeschool or enroll the child in another school district.
Principals will be contacting the parents of those online students who are currently failing or who are at risk of failing. The campuses will send a letter home with the student as well as mail a letter to the home address. Campus administration will follow up directly by contacting parents of those online students who are in danger of failing a class for the semester to make sure they are aware of their child’s status and the expectation to return to On-Campus Learning starting on January 5, 2021.
If parents have any questions, they should contact their child’s principal.
Monday, November 11, 2020 - JV and Varsity Football Game Postponed Due to COVID-19 Case
The JV and Varsity Football games scheduled for this week will not be played and will be rescheduled for a later date due to a COVID-19 issue. The rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.
The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority, and the district will continue to take the appropriate steps and precautions in handling COVID-19 cases. Angleton High School and athletic department administration have done the required COVID-19 tracing and review of the situation to make sure the proper safety protocols have been followed.
The district is contacting the appropriate students who may have been in contact with any individual who has tested positive.
Tickets purchased for this week’s varsity game will be automatically reimbursed by GoFan. Also, the freshman football game is still scheduled for Thursday at Wildcat Stadium.
If you have any questions, please contact Angleton High School administration.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Varsity Football Game Canceled Due to COVID-19 Case
An athlete in the varsity football program has tested positive for COVID-19. The high school and athletic department have done the required COVID-19 tracing and review of the situation to make sure the proper safety protocols have been followed.
The district is contacting the appropriate students who may have been in contact with the student who has tested positive.
While the entire team is not affected by the situation, the district has decided to cancel the varsity game scheduled for Saturday, November 7 out of an abundance of caution and since it is not a necessary district game.
If you already purchased tickets for Saturday’s game, you may return the tickets to the field house at Wildcat Stadium for a full refund. Also, the freshman football game is still scheduled for tonight.
If you have any questions, please contact Angleton High School administration.
Thursday, October 21, 2020 - Important Information about Online and On-Campus Learning
Angleton ISD campus and district administrators have reviewed the data related to the first nine-week grading period, looking specifically at the progress of online learners. They have found that some students are finding it harder to be successful in the Online Learning model for various reasons.
Also, as more and more students transition back to On-Campus Learning, the district has had to make multiple shifts in classes and with teachers, moving them to accommodate the increase of on-campus learners. This more frequent transitioning has caused both online and on-campus students to move to classes with a different teacher after weeks of instruction with a previous teacher, which causes a disruption for students academically and procedurally.
Starting Monday, November 9, students will not be allowed to move from Online Learning to On-Campus Learning until the start of the second semester in January. Parents will need to make a decision and contact their child’s principal by November 6 if they want to move their child to On-Campus Learning; otherwise, their child will have to wait until January 5 to attend school in person. (This may not include situations where a student has been temporarily moved from On-Campus Learning to Online Learning for quarantine issues related to COVID-19.)
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - AHS Transitions Away from A/B On-Campus Schedule
Angleton High School has initiated its plan to move away from the A/B schedule for On-Campus Learning students. The plan will have students in different grade levels transitioning back to campus on different days starting next week:
- On Wednesday, October 7, students who are 9th grade On-Campus Learners will report to school Wednesday and the rest of the week and will start coming to school regularly Monday-Friday.
- On Friday, October 9, students who are 10th Grade On-Campus Learners will report to school Friday and will start coming to school regularly Monday-Friday the following week.
- On Monday, October 12, students who are 11th and 12th Grade On-Campus Learners will start reporting to school regularly Monday-Friday.
- Online Learners will be able to switch to On-Campus Learning at the beginning of the next grading cycle starting on October 19, which is different from AISD procedures to allow for a more seamless shift from the end of the first grading period to the start of the second grading period. Online Learners who would like to change to On-Campus Learning must reach out to their counselor.
Students can continue to do Online Learning to learn remotely if they choose. Online Learners will be required to complete their daily Google attendance forms and submit all assignments by 11:59 pm each day.
Dual credit classes will continue to be held online. Dual credit students who are On-Campus Learners will continue to report to their assigned area at the high school. If students have been working from home on some of their dual credit classes, they may continue to do so.
It will be critically important for all students to continue to follow the district and campus COVID-19 procedures. The school doors will open at 7:30 am. When students report to campus, they must wear a face covering and follow the dress code. It is also very important for students to arrive with a fully charged AISD-issued Chromebook. Students will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and AHS personnel will take their temperature at the student-assigned entrance doors.
Students will continue to have breakfast in the classroom and will continue to report to 1st period when they arrive. On Wednesday, October 7, AHS will begin serving lunch in the cafeteria. All students will be required to sign in so the campus can keep track of where individuals sit each day. Campus personnel will walk students through this procedure during lunch. Also, the campus will be closed for lunch. No students will be able to leave campus for lunch, and food deliveries will not be accepted.
Parents and students need to be aware that if a student is in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the student will be quarantined for 14 days from all school activities. Close contact will be determined regardless of whether or not face coverings are worn.
Parents can contact the high school if they have any questions.
Monday, September 21, 2020 - Thoughtexchange Launch: Parent/Guardian and Community Input
We are asking our A-Team family to give us input on the start of the 2020-2021 school year so we can learn what’s most important to our stakeholders as we continue to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on Angleton ISD.
We would like you to participate in a Thoughtexchange by clicking one of the two links below to join the exchange, share your thoughts, and rate the thoughts that others have shared. Your participation is confidential, so no one will know who shared or rated which thoughts. (Comments submitted in other languages will be automatically translated by Google Translate.)
Then, we will have a Facebook Live event on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 pm where we will address the most prominent questions, comments and concerns as an overview of the Thoughtexchange. We will close the exchange after the Facebook Live event, and we will post a summary of the results on our district website for your review.
What is Thoughtexchange?
Thoughtexchange is an online platform that allows participants to share ideas through a unique, two-way process. It replaces the methods used in traditional surveys with a naturally collaborative platform that allows participants to engage in a completely confidential exchange where they can share their ideas in response to an open-ended question.
We are using Thoughtexchange so everyone has a chance to share his or her perspectives and understand what’s most important to the group.
How does Thoughtexchange work?
Once participants have shared their own ideas, they are asked to rate the thoughts that others have provided on a scale of one to five stars based on how much they agree with the idea or how important they think it is. In the final step, participants can view how the thoughts in the exchange have been rated by the group.
Unlike a traditional survey, the forum is kept open for a while after the initial exchange is launched, and participants are encouraged to keep coming back to share additional thoughts, read and rate what others contribute, and view direct responses from the exchange leader.
Why are we doing this Thoughtexchange?
This process will help us look at the challenges we have faced and continue to face related to the COVID-19 crisis, and it will allow us the opportunity for true, meaningful engagement and growth. An exchange will help us learn from one another, discover important insights, and make informed decisions moving forward.
- Open Now (will stay open through Facebook Live event and a little after it)
- Traditional Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/333717956
- Scrolling Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/333717956
Facebook Live Event
Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 pm
Friday, September 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Communications and Procedures
We want to make parents aware of some changes in our communications and procedures regarding COVID-19.
We will no longer send letters home or contact parents/guardians about other students who are sent home with symptoms of COVID-19. We will continue to communicate with parents/guardians if there is a positive COVID-19 case on a campus.
Parents/Guardians will receive an individual phone call or text if their child has been in a room or in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Parents/Guardians will receive a letter if there is an individual on the campus who has tested positive for COVID-19 but the individual has not been in the same room as their child.
AISD administrators have been tracing cases or possible cases where someone has symptoms. In situations where an individual has symptoms, AISD administrators have found that most symptoms are ultimately not related to COVID-19. Therefore, we will only send out communications based on positive COVID-19 cases.
Also, students and employees will only be asked to quarantine if they have a positive test or have been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
Close contact is defined by the Texas Education Agency as being within six (6) feet of the individual, whether wearing a mask or not, for a cumulative time of 15 minutes. Close contact also includes being coughed or sneezed on by the individual or having an exchange of other bodily fluids.
If parents/guardians have any questions, they should contact their child’s campus.
We also ask parents to continue to talk with their children about the proper safety precautions they can take while at school. We will continue to participate and encourage best safety practices at school, which include washing hands, use of hand sanitizer, wearing masks and/or face shields, and social distancing.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - On-Campus Learning Schedule Revised
AISD elementary schools and Angleton Junior High School have been scheduled to return all On-Campus Learning students starting the week of September 14. Angleton High School has been scheduled to continue the A/B schedule as allowed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). AISD continues to monitor the District’s COVID-19 data, and we will use this data to make informed decisions as we see trends and projections emerge. AISD is committed to student safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TEA will grant school districts a waiver that allows PreK-8th grade schools to have four additional weeks that limit the school week for On-Campus Learning. Through the waiver, schools can continue an A/B schedule where not all students attend a full five-day school week.
For all elementary schools and Angleton High School On-Campus Learning students, AISD will follow the previously announced schedule. All elementary On-Campus Learning students will return to schools starting September 14 for a full regular school week as already planned. Angleton High School will continue to follow the announced A/B schedule for On-Campus Learning students.
Right now, we do not have any active cases at the junior high campus; however, we want to make the transition to a full five-day school week at AJH as safe as possible. Therefore, AISD will submit the waiver to TEA for Angleton Junior High School and will follow an altered transitioned rollout of grade levels at AJH for students who are enrolled in On-Campus Learning.
As we transition students from A/B schedules to a full five-day school week at AJH, we want parents to be aware of some factors that affect the On-Campus Learning environment specifically at the junior high campus:
- The ratio of classroom square footage to the number of students in the classroom - Students may have classes where they will be sitting closer than six feet apart.
- Parents’ decisions to move their children from Online Learning to On-Campus Learning - This is causing an increase in the number of students on the campuses, which then increases the number of total individuals in the space.
- Frequency of period transitions during the day
- Enrollment growth at the campus
AISD wants to create a safe return for all students. We will take all steps to ensure that students are going into a school and classrooms that meet the levels of operations that AISD has determined to be safe.
AJH is taking the following steps to enhance safe learning environments at the junior high campus:
- Balancing classroom sections to reduce large class sizes when at all possible
- Moving classes to larger rooms when necessary
- Maximizing all classroom square footage to allow the largest social distancing possible in a classroom
- Staggering the release of students between class periods
- Requiring everyone in the school to wear masks at all times other than during mealtimes and when not appropriate for specialized classes
We also want AJH parents to understand the following:
- All classroom rows will be facing the same direction.
- Students will be closer than six feet apart. Students will be separated as much as possible in classrooms, but in most cases that will not allow for six feet of distance.
- On-campus students will be expected to bring their own water bottles. Water fountains will not be available.
- Students will eat in the classrooms. They will not have masks on while eating.
- Students will have the opportunity to sanitize their hands before and after meals and at other times throughout the day.
- Online Learning students must have a structured learning schedule and environment at home in order to be successful with Online Learning. Students must have a dedicated learning space, interact with teachers daily, and turn in assignments on time. Students who cannot follow these structures may be having academic issues with the Online Learning model.
The return schedule for AJH On-Campus Learning students has been altered to allow for a safer learning environment and for administration to meet the demands of the increase in students choosing On-Campus Learning. Students can still participate in the Online Learning model.
The On-Campus Learning Schedule (as of September 9, 2020):
Week of September 14
- All on-campus PreK-6th grade students attend classes Monday-Friday.
- All on-campus 7th and 8th grade students remain on A/B schedule.
- All on-campus AHS students remain on A/B schedule.
Week of September 21
- All on-campus PreK-6th grade and 7th grade students attend classes Monday-Friday.
- All on-campus 8th grade students remain on A/B schedule.
- All on-campus AHS students remain on A/B schedule.
Week of September 28
- All on-campus PreK-7th grade and 8th grade students attend classes Monday-Friday.
- All on-campus AHS students remain on A/B schedule.
AISD believes this plan for AJH will provide the needed time to implement a safe transition for our largest campus that must return to a full five-day school week regardless of enrollment size based on the TEA requirements.
We must remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is fast-moving and ever-changing. Our responses to this pandemic will not be made out of intuition but, instead, will be data-driven. AISD will continue to make decisions that put student safety first, and we want to make sure our parents have the most up-to-date information so that they can make informed decisions in the best interest of their children.
If parents have questions, please contact their campus office.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - AISD Adds Safety Measures to Sporting Events
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Angleton ISD is implementing several new measures in an effort to help enhance safety at its public athletic events.
AISD thanks its Wildcat community for helping keep its events safe and allowing the students a chance to participate this year.
This information is based on the public health situation as AISD understands it today and is for the 2020-2021 school year. Changes to the public health situation over the course of the 2020-2021 school year may necessitate changes to these specifications.
Social distancing and proper face coverings/masks will be required at all times. AISD requires the use of non-medical grade face coverings in all AISD facilities for individuals of all ages.
The district has moved to an online ticketing system. Fans will be required to purchase tickets online through GoFan.
The process to purchase tickets through GoFan is simple and secure. Fans will need to download the GoFan app to make their purchases, and they will show their purchased tickets on their phone to a gate attendee.
Due to UIL requirements, tickets to events will be limited to allow the district to ensure social distancing in the stands.
At this time, the only pass that will be accepted is the Texas High School Coaches Association pass, which will be for scouts only. Golden Cat passes will not be accepted for entry this year, and there will be no season tickets. Season ticket holders will maintain the rights to their already reserved seats for future seasons.
Also, all scrimmages for all sports and all grade levels will be closed to the public.
As of now, concession stands will be open for athletic events at the stadium and gyms. They will only offer pre-packaged items, and all items will be priced with whole dollar amounts. Fans will be expected to socially distance while waiting in lines.
Since seating will be limited, AISD plans to stream athletic events at Wildcat Stadium, the Angleton High School gymnasium, and the AISD Aquatic Center through the NFHS Network..
Subscriptions can be purchased monthly or for the entire year through the NFHS website. A subscription is good for any event streamed through the NFHS network and is not specific to a single school or sport. The monthly subscription is $10.99, and the yearly subscription is $69.99.
The district is working with NFHS to get the system installed as soon as possible. It may not be ready for the start of the season. More information will be released once streaming is available.
For varsity football games, the chance to purchase tickets will be open to parents/families of student participants first on Mondays. This includes football, band, drill and cheer parents/families. Student participants will be given a special access code that allows them four (4) tickets each for their parents/families.
On the Tuesdays before the games at 8:00 am, the chance to purchase tickets will be available for the general public until they are sold out. The chance to purchase tickets will close on Fridays at 3:00 pm. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
Sideline gates will be closed before and after games. No fans or media will be allowed on the field or sidelines, and fans are asked not to congregate outside the stadium to watch the games.
9th Grade and JV Football
The chance to purchase tickets will be open to parents/families of student participants first on Mondays. This includes football and cheer parents/families. Student participants will be given a special access code that allows them four (4) tickets each for their parents/families.
On the Tuesdays before the game at 8:00 am, the chance to purchase tickets will be available for the general public until they are sold out. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
High School Volleyball
Only home tickets will be sold; no visiting fans will be allowed. The chance to purchase online tickets will open on Mondays for parents/families of student participants only. Players will be given a special access code that allows them two (2) tickets each for their parents/families. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
Fans and parents will not be allowed on the court after the games.
All UIL school events will be closed to the public. This includes parents.
All Junior High Athletics
Only home tickets will be sold; no visiting fans will be allowed. The chance to purchase online tickets will open on Mondays for parents/families of student participants only. Student participants will be given a special access code that allows them two (2) tickets each for their parents/families. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
For away games, AISD must follow all policies for the home team. Head coaches will send out more information about away games based on the other schools’ policies.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - AHS Office Area Temporarily Closing Due to COVID-19 Issue
We have confirmed that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was present in the office area at Angleton High School. The office, which has been closed due to the district-wide closing related to Hurricane Laura, will be closed tomorrow (Friday, August 28) and through the weekend in order for AISD to sanitize and disinfect the office area. The entire campus will also be sanitized and disinfected.
Other than the office area, the school will be open tomorrow and is safe for students and staff, and all classes will continue as previously announced. The office will be open Monday after it has been sanitized and disinfected.
Anyone who has been in contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 has already been notified by phone.
For those needing to contact the AHS office or office staff, the 979-864-8001 number is still active.
Please continue to practice proper safety measures such as social distancing, hand washing and/or hand sanitizing, and mask-wearing when appropriate. We will continue to practice such safety measures while at school.
If parents have questions, they should contact the high school at 979-864-8001.
AISD will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation at all AISD campuses and will make appropriate decisions in the best interest of student and staff safety.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Updated Requirements Related to COVID-19
In light of current information about the pandemic, AISD has determined that it is both appropriate and the safest action to have all individuals, regardless of age, wear a mask in all AISD facilities unless they have a medical reason they are unable to. This includes children under the age of 10.
Therefore, starting Monday, August 24, all students of any age shall wear masks unless parents have communicated with and received approval from their child’s principal ahead of time about a medical reason for their child not being able to wear a mask.
Also, no individual--student, parent or staff--should come to any AISD facility if he/she:
- has tested positive for COVID-19,
- has symptoms of COVID-19,
- is in a household with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or
- is in a household with anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19.
Parents need to contact their child’s school if their child falls into one of the four categories above.
Sunday, August 16 - One Last Reminder Before School Starts
Before school starts tomorrow, don’t forget to look over the checklist for the first day of Online Learning to know what you are supposed to do in the morning to start your day. The checklist is in the Online Learning Resources section under Students & Families on the AISD website (www.angletonisd.net/OnlineLearningResources).
Remember, to be counted present, students must complete assignments each day in each class, including tomorrow, and daily work must be completed by 11:59 pm that day.
Don’t forget - If you are having technical problems, look for the “Need tech help?” form under Students & Families on the website. If you have other questions, you can contact the campus principal or teacher.
We know we are about to start a school year like no other and that there will be new challenges ahead of us. It’s time to Embrace the Adventure and move Onward!
(Make sure you also look at the individual campus websites to get updates specific for that campus.)
Friday, August 14, 2020 - Information about Curbside Meal Pick-up and Transportation
Curbside Meal Pick-up
- Meal Plan - We will be offering curbside meal pick-ups for AISD students beginning Monday, August 17. Students will receive a breakfast and a lunch each day. (Students who are participating in On-Campus Learning will receive their meals at their school as indicated in the campus plan.)
- Locations & Times - Meals will be available at 3 locations--Westside, Southside and AHS--from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
- Requirement - Students do not have to be present, but staff will need to see a student ID (parents can show through the window) or parents will need to provide the child's name, school and student ID number. (A sign with the information written on it located in the window of the vehicle will work.)
- For more information about the AISD Fueled Meal Program, go to the AISD website and click Child Nutrition under Departments or call 979-864-8012.
- AISD Bus Application - If parents have not already completed a paper copy of the AISD Bus Application for their child, they need to complete the online form, which can be found on the Transportation website under Departments on the AISD website.
- SMART tag - Students who need to ride a bus to and/or from school will need a SMART tag. They will receive their SMART tag the first time they ride a bus. Parents can also contact the Transportation Department at 979-864-8011 if they want the tag earlier.
- SMART tag Parent Portal - Parents can sign up for notifications and access special features through the SMART tag Parent Portal. Parents can register for the portal by going to the Transportation website. They can receive emails or text alerts, view a bus locator map, and access other special features.
- For more information, go to the AISD website and click Transportation under Departments or call 979-864-8011.
Friday August 14, 2020 - Preparing for the First Day
As we prepare for the first day of school to start online, we want to make sure our students and parents know what to do this upcoming Monday, August 17.
There are Online Learning Resources, including a checklist for the first day, under Students & Families on the AISD website (www.angletonisd.net/OnlineLearningResources).
Also, if students have technical problems with their school-issued devices, they should use the “Need tech help?” form that can be found under Students & Families on the website.
We want to remind you that in order to be counted present, students must complete assignments each day in each class, including the first day of school. The expectation is that daily work will be completed by 11:59 pm that day. Students will be able to work independently both before and after normal school hours to complete assignments, but they will not have access to staff help or live teaching after hours.
We understand parents and students may have questions. The best contact for questions is either the student’s campus principal or teacher.
We look forward to greeting all our Wildcats on Monday!
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - First Day of School Prep
All students will start their school year learning online for the first week of school. It is important that students make sure they can access their Chromebooks for the first day of school by Thursday, August 13. They need to make sure they know how to charge them, log into them, and get into Google Classroom.
If students do not know how to access and work their devices by Thursday, they need to contact their campuses before the start of school on Monday, August 17.
On the first day of school, students will log into Google Classroom by using the shortcut at the bottom of their district-issued Chromebook or iPad home screen. To access Google Classroom on other devices, students can find a link under Students & Families on the AISD website. (Helpful Online Learning Resources can be found under Students & Families on the website.)
For the first week of school, lessons will focus on making sure students are comfortable with Google Classroom as well as other online programs they will be using this year. The individual teachers will determine and communicate the first day activities and expectations through Google Classroom. (Note: Schools and teachers are still uploading students’ schedules into Google Classrooms. Not all current classes may be uploaded yet.)
CHROMEBOOKS & iPADS
- If students have technical problems with their school-issued devices (Chromebook or iPad), they need to use the “Need tech help?” form that can be found under Students & Families on the AISD website.
- If a device no longer works or is damaged, the student or parent needs to contact the campus librarian by calling the school.
- School-issued devices are property of Angleton ISD. Students shall refrain from personalizing the devices with adhesive or permanent items/markings such as stickers, decals, writing, etc. Fabric or plastic coverings that are not permanent are allowed.
- Students need to be working during the school day to have access to the entire education suite that we are making available to them. That is when they will have access to their teachers for guidance and help. Staff will only be available for help during normal instructional times. Each teacher will publish their schedules in Google Classroom.
- The expectation is that daily work will be completed by 11:59 pm that day; otherwise, the student will be counted absent. Students will be able to work independently both before and after normal school hours to complete assignments, but they will not have access to staff help or live teaching after hours.
- Some students may be required to join online classrooms or teacher meetings at certain points in the day to access specific work and teacher classes. Teachers will communicate this with their students as needed.
Tuesday, August 4 - Deadlines and Reminders
The deadline to register your child to participate in Online Learning is tomorrow (Wednesday, August 5) at 11:59 pm. This is for students who plan to continue learning online after schools begin to reopen to students for On-Campus Learning. The Online Learning registration form can be found at www.angletonisd.net/onlineregistration.
All students--both Online Learning and On-Campus Learning students--will participate in some form of instruction online. If you have not already communicated with your child’s school that you have issues with internet connectivity that may cause problems for your child to do work online, then you need to do so by 4:00 pm on Friday, August 7.
Every AISD student is being issued a device (Chromebooks for Kinder-12th grade students and iPads for PreK students). Each campus has its own Device Distribution Plan that can be accessed at www.angletonisd.net/StudentDeviceDistribution. More information about distribution plans and device guidelines can be found on the page.
Please note that students who are doing On-Campus Learning must use the school-issued device. Students will not be allowed to bring personal devices for use during the school day. We strongly encourage all students to use the school-issued device when working online. We will not assume liability for any loss or damage to personal devices, and we will not provide technical help for personal devices. Also, we cannot protect our network against viruses, malware and ransomware that outside devices may expose it to.
Monday, August 3, 2020 - Campus Plans Released this Afternoon
All Angleton ISD campuses will be releasing their individual school reopening plans on their websites this afternoon. The plans will be posted on the individual school’s website sometime after noon today.
Please contact your child's principal if you have any questions.
Friday, July 31, 2020 - AISD COVID-19 Response Levels
Angleton ISD has created a framework to establish operational levels in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The levels allow the district to determine the best course of action for AISD at any given time during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 Response Levels plan was created as a collaborative effort among school district officials, AISD board members, and County and State public officials.
District administrators regularly monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will determine the response level of operations for classes and other events and activities based on many factors. The established framework ranges from a closed district to a fully open district. Levels within this range include various combinations of online and on-campus classes, staffing assignments, district operations, and class size densities.
To view the AISD COVID-19 Levels, go to www.angletonisd.net/OnwardAISD. Currently, AISD is operating at Level 3.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Device Distribution
As part of the district’s reopening plan, Angleton ISD will assign devices to all students in grades PreK-12 for use at home. PreK students will be issued an iPad, and all other students in Kindergarten -12th grade will be issued Chromebooks.
Each campus has its own Device Distribution Plan that can be accessed at www.angletonisd.net/StudentDeviceDistribution. More information about distribution plans and device guidelines can also be found on the page.
Please note that before the district will distribute a device to a student, the student must be registered and the back-to-school documents in Skyward must be completed. All students, whether returning or new, must complete registration through the district’s online portal on the Back-to-School HQ site at www.angletonisd.net/Registration2020.
All AISD campuses are hosting in-person registration opportunities for parents/guardians who do not have access to the online system to enroll or register their children. AISD staff, including Spanish speaking staff, will be available to answer questions.
For in-person registration opportunities, contact your child’s campus or go to the district’s Back-to-School HQ website at www.angletonisd.net/Registration2020.
Monday, July 27, 2020 - AISD Introduces New Return-to-School Plan
Angleton ISD has made changes to its reopening schedule to allow for students and staff to make gradual transitions back to campuses. The changes will allow students and staff to properly train on on-campus safety protocols as well as give the district a chance to monitor the COVID-19 situation.
“We want to make sure that we open our district up in the safest manner possible and that we are properly prepared to provide our students with the learning experiences they deserve,” AISD Superintendent Phil Edwards said. “We will continue to make decisions in the best interest of our students’ and staff’s safety, and we believe that the new reopening schedule allows us to properly prepare for when we do open our doors to those students who choose to learn on campus.”
School will still begin on August 17 as planned; however, under the new Return-to-School Plan, all students will start the first week learning under the Online Learning model where teachers will provide direct instruction from their classrooms. This change to the reopening schedule will allow the district to introduce the Online Learning model properly so that students and staff have the adequate time needed to prepare and learn the new online plan and the expectations for online learning.
“Regardless of whether students choose the on-campus or online learning model, they all need to have an understanding of what the Online Learning model is because they may have to participate in some level of learning online this year,” Edwards said. “The COVID-19 crisis can change quickly at any time, and I want our students and staff to be prepared for all situations.”
Dr. Adam Stephens, AISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, said that quality instruction will continue throughout the school year.
“The new online plan is designed to ensure our students are receiving quality learning experiences,” Stephens said. “In this COVID-19 world, our students and staff have to be prepared for anything. They have to feel comfortable learning online, and our parents need to feel confident that their children are learning and being properly prepared for their futures, regardless of the instructional model.”
Starting the second week of school on August 24, the district will begin opening its doors to some students who choose On-Campus Learning. Most students will continue to learn online, but students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade who choose to participate in On-Campus Learning will begin attending school on campus on an assigned A/B schedule. Each campus will designate its own A/B groupings. Family members may not attend on the same day. (Go to www.angletonisd.net/ReturnPlan for more on A/B Schedule.)
“There is a strategy with our staggered reopening plan,” Edwards said. “We are starting On-Campus Learning with students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade because these are transition years. Students in those grade levels are new to their campuses and have to learn an entirely new campus structure.”
On August 31, some students will continue instruction online, and the district will open up On-Campus Learning to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 10th grades in addition to the previously designated students. They will attend their campuses on their assigned A/B schedule days.
Then on September 8, all On-Campus Learning students will begin attending school on their campuses following the A/B schedule. The following week on September 14, On-Campus Learning students at all elementary schools and Angleton Junior High School will begin attending Monday through Friday during regular school hours. Angleton High School will continue on the A/B schedule until further notice.
“The main advantages of reopening schools on a staggered schedule is that it allows us to implement change in small group transitions while also letting us continue to monitor the COVID-19 data and to prepare for our schools to open as safely as possible,” Edwards said.
All students who choose to participate in On-Campus Learning will be expected to follow the district’s safety protocols. AISD strongly encourages all students, regardless of age, to wear a mask if possible. Students who are 10 and up and without special circumstances must wear face masks. Failure to comply with the district’s mask requirements may cause a student to be removed from On-Campus Learning.
Parents/Guardians who want their children to participate in Online Learning for the 2020-2021 school year must complete the Online Learning Registration Form at www.angletonisd.net/OnlineRegistration by August 5.
The Online Learning Plan is a structured instructional model. Edwards said the model will look very different than the online learning that occurred in the Spring.
“When COVID hit us in the Spring, we were in crisis mode,” he said. “We now have had time to prepare for the upcoming school year, and our students will be receiving robust instruction and learning experiences whether they are on campus or learning from home.”
The Online Learning Plan will require students to have access to an internet connection. If students do not have access to a reliable internet connection, parents/guardians need to contact their children’s principal.
Additionally, all AISD students will be issued a device. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will be issued Chromebooks, and Pre-Kindergarten students will be issued iPads. These devices will be for students in both Online Learning and On-Campus Learning.
“We are committed to making sure that all our students are learning and have access to the tools they need to be successful,” Edwards said.
Please visit www.angletonisd.net/ReturnPlan for more details about the AISD Return-to-School Plan.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - AISD Registration, Back-to-School Information, and Online Learning Enrollment
Angleton ISD has released new registration information for parents/guardians at www.angletonisd.net/Registration2020. All students, whether returning or new, must complete registration through the district’s digital portal on the Back-to-School HQ site. On the website, parents/guardians can find required and helpful back-to-school information, including:
- Returning Student Registration--Parents/Guardians must complete the back-to-school forms, which are required for enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year.
- New Student Enrollment Process--It includes transfer guidelines. Transfer requests that have already been submitted will be accepted and schools assigned by the district by July 31, 2020.
- In-person Registration Opportunities--All AISD campuses will host in-person enrollment opportunities for parents/guardians who do not have access to the online system to enroll or register their children. AISD staff, including Spanish speaking staff, will be available to answer questions.
- Online Learning Registration Form--Angleton ISD parents/guardians can opt to have their children participate in online learning for the 2020-2021 school year by completing the Online Learning Registration form. Only parents/guardians who want their children to participate in online learning need to complete the form. Parents/Guardians will need to make a decision by August 5 if they choose for their children to participate in online learning.
- Online Learning Handbook--This provides more information about AISD’s learning program.
As of now, AISD’s reopening plans include two learning models from which parents/guardians can pick: online or on campus. Information about the plans can be found at www.angletonisd.net/OnwardAISD. The plans as posted are based on the public health situation as AISD understands it today. The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation, and the district will make changes to its plans as needed in the best interest of student and staff safety.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - Learning Models for the 2020-2021 School Year
As of now, Angleton ISD students will have two options to learn starting the 2020-2021 school year: in-person at their campuses or remotely from home. Parents/Guardians will need to make a decision by August 5 if they choose for their children to participate in remote learning. We will release guidance on how parents can inform the district of their choice in the upcoming weeks.
At this time, the district is preparing plans for both learning in school and at home; however, we are not able to finalize these plans until complete guidance is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
As part of the planning for the upcoming year, we are working on specific guidelines for the in-school and remote learning models. The guidelines for learning in school will include safety procedures and social distancing expectations. The guidelines for remote learning will include students doing work on a daily basis in all classes. AISD is deeply committed to ensuring that students achieve the appropriate academic growth for the 2020-2021 school year. Student and staff attendance, whether in-school or remote, will play an important role in achieving this academic growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation, and AISD will make changes to its plans depending on the COVID-19 numbers and guidance from state officials, including TEA.
Please continue to go to the AISD Update Center at www.angletonisd.net for the most up-to-date information.
Thursday, July 2 2020 - Summer Athletics Programs Temporally Suspended
UIL has issued new guidance concerning summer workouts and wih potential increase in social interactions around the July 4th holiday that could cause the spread of COVID-19.
As recommended by UIL, AISD will be shutting down all boys and girls summer workouts, including the summer swim program, next week. We plan to reopen Monday July 13th.
Stay safe this 4th of July!
Wednesday June 24, 2020 - New Guidance from the State about Remote Learning
Yesterday, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released more guidance for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The guidance they provided was solely on remote or at-home instruction. TEA gave no new guidelines on in-person instruction in schools.
While we are waiting for further guidance from TEA, we are working on detailed reopening plans that will be released as soon as possible. Part of this school reopening plan will be AISD procedures on transfer students. AISD will be taking transfer students for the 2020-2021 school year.
The COVID-19 pandemic can change rapidly at any time. We continually monitor the situation and await guidance from state officials, including TEA and the governor. We will release more information once we receive this guidance.
Please continue to monitor the AISD Update Center for the most up-to-date information.
Friday June 19, 2020 - Student-Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19
Effective immediately, the Boys Athletics summer training program will not continue to meet due to a male student-athlete in the AISD Athletics summer training program testing positive for COVID-19. At this time, we plan for the program to resume July 6.
There is only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the summer program, but we will stop the Boys program out of an abundance of caution. We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously.
The Girls Athletics summer training program and the AISD Swim summer program will continue as scheduled. The groups have been working out in separate facilities as part of the COVID-19 protocols that the district put in place for the summer workout plan. The Girls program and the Swim program can proceed since the two groups have not shared a space or equipment with the Boys program.
AISD will actively continue to monitor and screen all students who participate in the summer athletic program. Also, the district will disinfect and thoroughly clean the spaces where the athletes have been as well as the equipment that has been used.
Please continue to monitor the AISD Update Center for the most up-to-date information.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Prom Update
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has now given Texas Public Schools further guidance regarding COVID-19 and school events for the rest of the summer. Those guidelines will not allow us to have the Angleton High School Prom on the back-up dates that we had in place for June, July and August. Therefore, the 2020 AHS Prom has been canceled.
We understand that this is an unfortunate and disappointing situation for many of our high school students, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Many students may need to be refunded the money they paid for tickets. There is a form that you will need to fill out to request a refund. No refunds will be issued if you have NOT completed this form. If you would like to request that your payment be made towards next year's Prom (Class of 2021 students), that option is available. You must request a refund by Friday, June 19. Dates and times for picking up refunded money will be available soon. Students will need to come to AHS with their ID to sign for and receive their refund.
If you need your ticket money refunded, contact Nancy Allen at email@example.com.
If you have questions, please contact the high school at 979-864-8001.
Tuesday, June 9th - New 2020-2021 Calendar
We have made adjustments to the 2020-2021 school calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have built-in more instructional time to help us transition our students back into school and to prepare for any future issues related to COVID-19.
We are starting the school year for students two days earlier on Monday, August 17. We are also extending the school day by five minutes at the end of the day.
Please monitor our website and district communications as we continue to develop plans for the start of school and as we continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have questions, please contact the AISD Administration Building at 979-864-8000.To see the full calendar, in detail, click here.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - AISD Coronavirus Family Survey
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has been an unprecedented time for us all, and as you know, it has pushed school districts to adjust how they operate and continue to educate students while schools are closed.
We know the changes have had a huge impact on our students, our AISD families, and how we look at education in the future. We need your help collecting feedback on how we did during this difficult time and how your child has been affected. Your feedback is very important because it will help us evaluate our course of action and make needed improvements if we are in a similar situation in the future.
Friday May 22, 2020 - Important Graduation Information
SENIORS AND PARENTS NEED TO READ FULL MESSAGE
On Wednesday, May 27, all graduating seniors need to pick up their graduation guest tickets as well as a student and a parent packet that includes detailed information about the graduation process, specific requirements for both the graduates and their guests, and a list of prohibited items. (The packets are already available online under the Class of 2020 website on the AISD Update Center.)
Please remember that all graduates will be given four (4) tickets for guests, and any individual entering the stadium must have a ticket. This includes infants and children.
It is very important that seniors and their parents read and understand the information in the packets and that they make sure their guests understand the requirements and expectations for the graduation ceremony. Failure to do so could cause complications for graduates and for guests entering the stadium.
Seniors need to pick up their graduation tickets and hard copies of the packets on Wednesday, May 27 from 3:00-6:00 pm in the back of the high school in the bus lane. The process will be similar to the process that seniors followed to pick up their caps and gowns. Students will drive-thru the bus lane during their designated times based on their last names:
- Last Names A-H: 3:00-4:00 pm
- Last Names I-P: 4:00-5:00 pm
- Last Names Q-Z: 5:00-6:00 pm
Students need to bring either their school ID or driver's license to pick up their tickets and their packets. If students are unable to make it during their designated time, they need to email Molly McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information about where graduates will be sitting during graduation will also be made available on Wednesday, May 27. The information will be made available online on the Class of 2020 website, and it will be posted on the windows of the main, front doors at the high school. It will remain up on the website and the doors until after graduation. If seniors want to check the seating chart that is posted on the doors, we ask that they follow the safety protocols that include social distancing.
A helpful video can be found on the AHS YouTube channel and on the Class of 2020 website under the AISD Update Center. The video explains the process to pick up tickets and packets as well as the graduation seating arrangement and process.
Please note that due to the additional safety measures we must take for this graduation, we anticipate that it may take longer for guests to enter the stadium. Please be aware of this when planning your arrival to the event.
Also, we ask that our guests exit the stadium as soon as graduation is over, and we will dismiss guests in an orderly predetermined process. The information in the packet provides details about the dismissal process.
Once again, it is vital that seniors and parents read the information in their packets. Please contact the high school at 979-864-8001 with questions.
Thank you for helping us make sure the AHS 2020 Graduation Ceremony is a success and properly celebrating our seniors.
Monday May 18, 2020 - Senior Awards Night Information
Angleton High School will have its 2020 Senior Awards and Scholarship Ceremony online on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 pm. You can access the presentation by going to the AISD website or by searching Angleton High School on YouTube.
We are proud of all the AHS seniors who have worked so hard to accomplish so much. Congratulations Class of 2020!
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - Campus Office Personnel Hours
All AISD facilities, including campuses, will now have office personnel working from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays through Fridays. Someone will be on-call to answer phones during that time. If you need to see someone in person or need to come to a school or district facility, we ask that you call to make an appointment first.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Item Pick-up and Return Plans
The Angleton ISD campuses have developed plans to allow students to pick up personal items from their schools as well as return items that they checked out from their teachers and/or schools.
There are designated pick-up/return schedules and guidelines for our different campuses and the AISD Athletics Department. All of these plans can be found on the AISD Update Center.
We ask that you only come to the campuses on the designated dates and times if you need to pick up or return items. We thank you for helping us maintain safe practices as we work to get items returned.
Again, please go to the AISD Update Center for more information on how to pick up items from campuses and how to return or check items back into the campuses.
Monday May 11th, 2020 - Administration Office Hours
The AISD Administration Building will now be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays through Fridays. Someone will be on-call to answer phones during that time. If you need to see someone in person, you must call to make an appointment first. The number is 979-864-8000.
Thursday May 7, 2020 - AISD Changes Graduation Date after TEA Makes Adjustment to Graduation Plans
In a meeting today at 3:00 pm with superintendents, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that they have moved up the date that high schools may have graduation to May 29.
Yesterday, we announced plans to have graduation on June 5 after recent guidance from the state on Tuesday, May 5. Now, we can have graduation on the original date that Angleton High School had planned to have its 2020 Graduation Ceremony. Therefore, the AHS Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 29 at 7:30 pm at Wildcat Stadium.
AISD will still have to comply with state guidelines and restrictions for the outdoor ceremony, including the number of guests allowed at the event. At this time, graduating seniors will still be given four (4) tickets for guests, and AISD will live-stream graduation.
Although we understand there may be confusion after TEA made this change, we are extremely happy and excited that we can honor our graduating seniors on the original date that they had planned for this joyous time and celebration.
As we mentioned in yesterday’s statement, we must caution everyone that if we receive different directions from state and local officials, these graduation plans may change. We will update you with any changes as quickly as possible.
We look forward to the AHS Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony on May 29.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Graduation Plan Update
We are very excited that we will be able to have a graduation ceremony for our seniors after yesterday’s announcement by Governor Abbott that school districts could proceed with outdoor graduation ceremonies under specific requirements and conditions starting June 1. We know how much our students and their families have been looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are extremely happy that our seniors are getting the opportunity to celebrate this achievement as the Angleton High School Class of 2020.
After consulting with district and high school administration and with senior student representatives, we have decided to hold the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm at Wildcat Stadium. It was determined to hold the 2020 Graduation Ceremony at the earliest date possible so we could have the entire graduating class available to participate. Also, we had to factor in the uncertainty of the pandemic and possible flare-ups that could happen later in the summer.
To comply with the requirements and conditions with an outdoor graduation, we must limit the number of guests inside the stadium. Each graduating senior will be given four (4) tickets for guests. (Please note that every person will count as a guest regardless of age, including babies and children.) We will continue to live-stream graduation as we have done in the past so that people can watch it from home or another location.
We are continuing to work on the graduation plan to meet all the requirements for outdoor graduations and to provide our seniors and their families with the best experience possible. We will give more details very soon regarding graduation that will include procedures and expectations for our students and guests.
We must caution everyone that if we receive different directions from state and local officials concerning new data that shows there is an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, then we must do what is safest for our students and community, which means that these graduation plans may be changed at any time.
To meet the requirements of the governor’s order for school districts, Senior Awards Night will still be done virtually on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 pm. We will send out more details about how to view the ceremony. These requirements affect Prom as well. The May date for Prom has been canceled. We will provide more information about Prom at a later time.
We hope that you will join us in celebrating our AHS Class of 2020. We are so happy that our seniors will get the recognition that they deserve. Continue to check the AISD Update Center and the Class of 2020 website for more information.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Graduation
Governor Abbott has made an announcement today approving graduation ceremonies with specific requirements and conditions. AISD is evaluating the governor’s order and will be releasing more details about the 2020 Graduation Ceremony as soon as possible.
Monday April 20th, 2020 - A Letter From the Superintendent
Dear AISD Community,
As you probably know, Governor Abbott has closed all Texas public schools for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. Although we are disappointed that we are not going to see our students again this year, we recognize that keeping our students safe is of the utmost priority for all educators. I also want to encourage and remind everyone that we still have six weeks of school left, and I can commit to our students, staff and community that we will continue to work to provide the best educational experience possible for all of our students and help meet their needs. This work will include providing meals for students and the community, providing quality lessons and feedback for all of our students, continuing to look for ways to get all our students connected to our online learning experiences, and creating a plan to provide a very memorable experience for our 2020 graduates.
In the upcoming weeks, AISD will be providing further guidance on how we will allow staff back to work in the district, how we can allow staff and students into our schools to retrieve needed items, what summer learning experiences will be, how grade promotion will be determined, and what the start of the 2020/2021 school year will look like.
Please remember that the AISD Administration Building will take phone calls on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Also, please contact your student’s teacher and principal with any questions. Finally, continue to monitor our AISD Update Center. It is the best place to find accurate information from AISD.
Please continue to stay safe, have your kids stay engaged in their school work, and reach out to AISD teachers and administrators for help in answering any questions.
Stay safe and healthy, and remember We Are All Wildcats!
Monday, April 13, 2020 - Progress Reports, Grading Guidelines and Class of 2020 Information
Starting today, the district has implemented specific grading guidelines, and parents will be able to view progress reports through Skyward Family Access on April 17. The grading guidelines can be found on the AISD Extended Learning website under Resources, and more information about progress reports is included in the grading guidelines.
The grading guidelines are at a minimum level and are designed to allow students and parents to demonstrate successful learning from home. Teachers should be in contact with their students, and you can ask your child’s teacher and/or principal for help about the extended learning program. If you have not been in contact with your child’s teacher, then you need to do so as soon as possible. The best way to reach teachers is through email or Google Classroom. Any communication with teachers or principals needs to take place between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. (Please understand that it may take longer than usual for teachers and/or principals to respond during this situation; however, they will get back to you as soon as possible.)
We also want to remind you that the AISD Extended Learning website and the learning packets at each campus are updated every Monday while schools are closed, and teachers will continue their digital office hours through Zoom. These meetings can be done on any Internet-capable device, including a smartphone, and the links can be found on the AISD Extended Learning website under Resources and then Online Office Hours. These digital office hours are not required classes; they are there to allow teachers, students and classes to communicate with each other.
Finally, we know our seniors have many questions specific to them. We have created a Class of 2020 website on the AISD Update Center that has information about senior awards night, prom and graduation as well as answers to some frequently asked questions. The following is a link directly to the Class of 2020 website: www.angletonisd.net/classof2020.
If you still need help, you can call the Administration Building at 979-864-8000. You can leave a message, and your information will be forwarded to someone who can help. Someone will be on-call to answer phones and check messages on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Tuesday, April 8 - Grading Policy and General Info
We believe it is important that we continue to track student progress as we have moved to a remote learning plan. We have worked to develop grading guidelines for our extended learning program. The grading guidelines can be found on the AISD Extended Learning website under Resources.
These grading guidelines are at a minimum level and are designed to allow students and parents to demonstrate successful learning from home.
Also, we are in the process of developing a plan for our Class of 2020 events, including prom, senior awards night, graduation, and cap and gown pickup. We will publicize the plan and post that information on the AISD Update Center on Monday evening.
Sunday April 5, 2020 - General Information and Reminders
We want to remind you that the AISD Extended Learning website and the learning packets at each campus will be updated tomorrow. The district will update information every Monday while schools are closed. Also, teachers will continue their digital office hours through Zoom so students can check in with their teachers and classmates. These meetings can be done on any Internet-capable device, including a smartphone, and the links can be found on the AISD Extended Learning website under Resources and then Online Office Hours. These digital office hours are not required classes; they are there to allow teachers, students and classes to communicate with each other.
We want to make sure our students are continuing to learn and doing what is asked of them in the extended learning program. If you have not been in contact with your child’s teacher, then you need to do so as soon as possible. The best way to reach teachers is through email or Google Classroom. Let them know that your child is engaged in the extended learning process that is available both online and through printed resources at each campus.
Please continue to contact your child’s principal or teacher if you have a question. You can also submit questions about the extended learning program online by filling out a Help Request Form on the AISD Extended Learning website. Any communication with teachers or principals needs to take place between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. If you contact a teacher outside those hours, the teacher will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you still need help, you can call the Administration Building at 979-864-8000. You can leave a message, and your information will be forwarded to someone who can help. Someone will be on-call to answer phones and check messages on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
We also want to remind you about the helpline that AISD has created for students and families to call in if they are in crisis or having difficulty coping with the stressors arising in this time of crisis. People can call if they need resources/temporary crisis management, support services, or referrals. Students or parents can use the hotline. Someone from our Student Services Team (Social Worker, LPC or School Counselor) will return phone calls between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on Mondays-Thursdays. Please note that the return call will come from an unknown/out-of-area phone number. The helpline number is 979-997-7960.
Finally, you may have seen some information that we are pushing out from a statewide health campaign called Stay Safe, Texas. We have joined with the Texas Division of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency to promote the public health campaign so that school districts and their communities have access to a comprehensive set of information and resources about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to share communications from the campaign over the next weeks, including social media posts, text messages, emails and call-outs to parents and district staff.
If we work together, fewer of our friends and family will be affected by the coronavirus. Hospitals won’t be overloaded, and lives will be saved. DO YOUR PART TO KEEP FELLOW TEXANS SAFE!
6:00 PM Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 - AISD Joins Stay Well, Texas Health Campaign - Apart We Stand Together
The Texas Division of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency are rolling out their “Stay Well, Texas” public health campaign so that school districts and their communities have access to a comprehensive set of information and resources about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be sharing regular communications from the campaign over the next two weeks, including social media posts, text messages, emails and call-outs to parents and district staff.
If we work together, fewer of our friends and family will be affected by the coronavirus. Hospitals won’t be overloaded and lives will be saved. DO YOUR PART TO KEEP FELLOW TEXANS SAFE!
Wednesday April 1st, 2020 - Update on School Closures
Due to the recent order by Governor Abbott, Angleton ISD will extend its school closures and suspend normal operations through May 1. The earliest possible date that schools will reopen is now May 4. We will continue to monitor the situation and give updates as we learn more.
If you have not been in contact with your child’s teacher, then you need to do so as soon as possible. The best way to reach teachers is through email or Google Classroom. Let them know that your child is engaged in the extended learning process available online and through printed resources at each campus.
We want to make sure our students are continuing to learn and doing what is asked of them in the extended learning program. If you need help, please contact your child’s principal or teacher. You can also submit a question online through the AISD Extended Learning website under the Contact/Help tab.
Finally, we understand that this is a difficult time and that you may need help. The district has created a Student Services Helpline for students and families to call if they are in crisis or having difficulty coping with the stressors arising in this time of crisis. People can call if they need resources/temporary crisis management, support services, or referrals. The number is 979-997-7960 and can also be found on the AISD Update Center.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - AISD Playgrounds, Fields, Tracks and Parking Lots are Closed March 30, 2020
All Angleton ISD playgrounds, open fields, and walking tracks are closed to the public. Also, please do not gather in groups in the district parking lots. The only people who should be coming to the parking lots are those who are using the curbside pick-up area for the meal assistance program or the Angleton School Market and those picking up hard copies of the learning materials in school vestibules.
This is in coordination with guidance from the county and state. Thank you for understanding as we all work together to make sure we take the necessary precautions to help ensure our community’s health and safety.
Sunday March 29, 2020 - Teacher Digital Office Hours and Reminders
Starting tomorrow, March 30, teachers will have digital office hours through Zoom, which is an online conferencing/meeting tool. This will allow students to check in with their teachers and classmates. These meetings can be done on any Internet-capable device, including a smartphone. The Zoom links can be found on the AISD Extended Learning website under Resources and then Online Office Hours. Just look for your teacher’s link and the time of the meeting. If your teacher is not listed, feel free to join another teacher from your current grade and current campus during their time. Students are not required to attend the Zoom office hours. It is just a chance for teachers, students, and classes to communicate with each other.
When joining the Zoom office hours, you must use the full first and last name of the student needing assistance. Anonymous or shortened names will not be admitted. If possible list your name and your teacher if you are joining another session (John Adams-Ms. Smith).
Also starting tomorrow, March 30, the Administration Building will be closed through April 3. If you have questions, you will need to contact your child’s principal. Email addresses can be found on campus websites.
Finally, we wanted to remind you that the AISD Extended Learning website and the learning packets at each campus will be updated tomorrow, March 30. The district will update information every Monday while schools are closed.
If you do have the ability to work online, we strongly encourage you to do so, but printed learning resources will be available in the vestibules at each campus, directly outside the front offices. Vestibules will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
We strongly encourage you to obtain your work online if you can. To help promote social distancing, we ask that you go to the vestibule pick-up sites during specific windows of time-based on the student’s last name:
9:00-10:00 am: Last Names A-F
10:00-11:00 am: Last Names G-L
12:00-1:00 pm: Last Names M-R
1:00-2:00 pm: Last Names S-Z
Please go to the AISD Update Center for more information.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Brazoria County Stay At Home Order
By order of County Judge Matt Sebesta, the Stay Safe at Home Order for Brazoria County goes into effect March 26, 2020, at 6:00 PM. Please see order below.
2:30 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Prom Update
At this time, the Angleton High School Prom has been postponed until further notice. AHS intends to reschedule the Prom at a later date if at all possible and will keep you updated.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Additional Info about the AISD Extended Learning Plan
As we transition into the Extended Learning program, we wanted to answer some questions we are receiving. Right now, there are no individual teacher assignments for students unless they are enrolled in PACE, Dual Credit courses through Brazosport College, or AP classes at the high school. We are providing general activities based on grade level skills, so students can stay active and continue learning while we are closed. Again, at this time, only students enrolled in PACE, Dual Credit, or AP classes will be getting individualized assignments because they have external deadlines they have to adhere to.
Teachers will be in contact with their students to check progress. For students who do complete remote learning online, teachers have the ability to provide support and guidance as needed. We will be providing further guidance in the coming weeks on these issues.
AISD is working on guidelines for technology access to our students who are most at need. Currently, we have provided resources to graduating seniors, Dual Credit students, and students scheduled to take the AP test. We will communicate with families as we make progress in this area. If you do not have a computer/device at home or do not have Internet access, you need to fill out the survey online as soon as possible if you have not already done so (AISD Family Health and Learning Survey on the AISD Update Center).
The video below is a preview of the AISD Extended Learning website that walks you through how to use the site. It is very helpful. If you still have questions, it's best to email your child's principal or fill out the Help Request Form on the AISD Extended Learning website.
Watch the video on YouTube.
7:00 P.M. Tuesday March 24, 2020 - AISD Extended Learning Plan
Angleton ISD is committed to making sure our students are still learning during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health issue. While schools are closed, the district has created an extended, remote learning plan for our students that is flexible.
We understand some of our families may not have Internet access or computers. Our plan will get weekly learning resources in the hands of our students regardless of whether or not they have computer or Internet access.
You can access online resources and a daily learning schedule on the Angleton ISD Extended Learning website (www.angletonisd.net/
extendedlearning), which is located in multiple places on the AISD website, including under the district homepage and under Students and Families on the website. The link can also be found on the AISD Update Center. The extended learning plan will be updated weekly.
If you have the ability to work online, we strongly encourage you to do so. If you do not have access to the online resources, printed copies of materials will be available starting tomorrow and then every Monday in the vestibules at each campus, directly outside the front offices. There are a limited number of printed copies at each campus. Again, please work online if you can.
To help promote social distancing, we are asking students and parents needing to pick up resources to come during specific windows of time based on the student’s last name (pick up once if you have children with different last names at same campus):
9:00-10:00 am: Last Names A-F
10:00-11:00 am: Last Names G-L
12:00-1:00 pm: Last Names M-R
1:00-2:00 pm: Last Names S-Z
If you need printed resources and cannot make it to the campus during that time frame or if the copies you need are not available, then please contact your child’s principal to schedule a time for pick-up. Please do not come to a campus if you are sick or have symptoms associated with the virus. Either send someone else or wait until you are clear of all symptoms. Also, please note that campus vestibules will be cleaned every day to help decrease potential spreading of germs and the virus.
Teachers and other employees will remain in contact with their students at least once a week. This may be by phone, email, or other means. At this time, we are not focused on grades. Our objective is to provide feedback to students and parents so that our students continue to grow.
We are very proud of our AISD staff for the work that they have done to develop an extended learning plan that helps meet the needs of our students and their families. Our teachers, instructional coaches, and members of our curriculum team are committed to helping our students and families throughout the school closure. If you have questions, they are available to help. You can submit questions about the learning plan online under the Contact/Help section on the AISD Extended Learning website. You can also contact your child’s teacher or principal.
We understand that our families are making this learning transition with us, and we are grateful for what our parents are doing to help make sure their children are continuing to learn and grow during this difficult time. We are here to help. Remember, we are the A-Team--school, home and community coming together to educate our children!
5:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - AISD Facilities
At this time, all Angleton ISD playgrounds and open fields are closed to the public. This is in coordination with guidance from the county and state.
Thank you for understanding as we all work together to make sure we take the necessary precautions to help ensure our community’s health and safety.
2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Special School Board Meeting and Elections
The Angleton ISD board voted last night to delay the May 2 board elections until November 3. This decision was made following the guidance of Governor Greg Abbott and other public officials. Last week, Governor Abbott made a proclamation giving such election-holding entities the ability to move elections to the November cycle and strongly recommended postponing elections due to the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) public health crisis.
The board has also called for a special board meeting set for April 6, and the regular April board meeting has been rescheduled for April 28. Both these meetings are scheduled to take place by video conferencing. AISD will provide more information and guidelines for those specific board meetings in the coming days.
Monday, March 23, 2020 - Internet Connection Information
The district is working hard to create an extended, remote learning plan for our students that is flexible as we make that transition and understand our families are making that transition with us. Ultimately, our objective is to ensure student learning continues during this difficult time when schools are closed.
We plan to announce our extended learning opportunities later this week. We understand some of our families may not have Internet access or computers. We are designing a plan to get learning resources in the hands of our students regardless of whether or not they have computer or Internet access. We will share that information as we launch our plan later this week.
We also want to give you information about options/resources that are available for students needing help connecting to the Internet. The Texas Education Agency has provided guidance to districts on providing Internet to students, including information from the Texas Cable Association about free broadband and internet services. This information describes steps to enable and expand access to broadband. All four Texas Cable Association members have pledged not to cut off broadband or telephone service to any customers, even those unable to pay their bills; waive late fees incurred because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and open their Wi-Fi hotspots to all. Go to the AISD Update Center and click the Internet Connection Information page for the complete TEA statement.
Finally, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an agreement asking broadband and telephone service providers to waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots. The FCC emphasized the importance of keeping Americans connected as the country experiences serious disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In order to ensure that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances, broadband and telephone service providers have been asked to take the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. This includes providers such as Comcast, Charter Free, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Go to the AISD Update Center and click the Internet Connection Information page for more details, including the FCC statement and important links from providers.
Monday, March 23, 2020 - New Schedule for Administration Building
We continue to ask our Angleton ISD family to promote appropriate precautionary measures during this difficult time. One of those measures is social distancing, and we are transitioning more and more to online or remote communication methods.
As such, we are updating the schedule that the Administration Building will be open. Starting Monday, March 23, the Administration Building will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm by appointment only. The number to call to set an appointment is 979-864-8000.
At this time, campuses are still closed to the public. Visitors must call the Administration Building or email a school principal to schedule an appointment. Please also note that the Administration Building office hours are subject to change. We will update you if the schedule does change.
Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep our students, our staff, our schools, and our AISD community safe. We are committed to helping our AISD Family during this difficult time and will do our best to get back with you as quickly as possible when you have questions.
Sunday March 22, 20202 - Report Cards
Student report cards for quarter three will be posted on Skyward Family Access tomorrow (Monday, March 23) at noon.
Parents can access Skyward Family Access under the Student and Families section on the district website. If you need access to Skyward, you can click the Skyward button and then select the “Need an Account” button. (There is a link under the Skyward button on the Student and Families homepage that provides helpful information about Skyward.)
If you cannot access Skyward to get a report card, please contact your child’s principal.
An app for smartphones called Skyward Mobile Access is also available on the App Store and Google Play.
5:30 P.M. Thursday March 19, 2020 - Important Message for Parents: Skyward Update and AccessAs schools are closed, it is very important that we have the most up-to-date contact information in our Skyward system so we can reach you when necessary. We ask that you check that your information is correct and make updates as necessary.We will be using Skyward Family Access to send you important information, such as report cards, which should be going out early next week. You can access Skyward under the Student and Families section on the district website, and there is also a link under the Skyward button on the Student and Families homepage that provides helpful information about Skyward.If you have never used Skyward Family Access, you can request an account once you click Skyward under Student and Families on the website. If you have questions, email Jerri Lynn Rhodes at email@example.com or Maria Solano at firstname.lastname@example.org.To access Skyward by smartphone or smart device, download the Skyward Mobile Access app from the App Store and Google Play.
4:00 P.M. Thursday March 19, 2020 - Important Update: Brazosport College Dual Credit Students
Brazosport College Dual Credit students start back Monday, March 23, and all the courses are shifting to an online format. Students need to check their Brazosport College emails for more information. Students who need Internet access need to contact Angleton High School Principal Anthony Smedley immediately at email@example.com.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Important Student & Family Survey
Fill out our AISD Family Health and Learning Survey here.
As Angleton ISD transitions to a remote learning plan, we need to collect vital information about your child and your family. Please go to the AISD Update Center at www.angletonisd.net/updatecenter to access the survey under Important Links.
If you cannot access the online survey, please call the Administration Building between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Thank you for helping us make sure we continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for our AISD family and for helping us continue to provide the best education possible for our students.
2:23 P.M. Wednesday March 18 2020 - Angleton School Market
Due to an overwhelming amount of community participation, the Angleton School Market is out of food for today.
We apologize for any inconvenience and we will post more information about future dates and times as we have them.
Remember anyone under the age of 18 can receive a free meal each day from our curbside or meal delivery locations.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Medication and VOE Pickup
We understand that your child may have medication at school or need a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) during this time when campuses are closed.
If you need a VOE for driver’s education, please email Michelle Doss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campuses will be open this Friday, March 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; however, we ask parents to email their child’s principal to set an appointment. No more than 10 people at a time will be allowed in the school building. If you cannot make an appointment during that time frame on Friday, you will need to schedule an appointment with the principal.
To pick up medication, a legal guardian or designated adult must show their ID. If it is a designated adult other than the legal guardian, then that needs to be communicated ahead of time when scheduling the appointment. High school students may pick up medication if the medication is NOT a prescription drug. All prescription meds must be picked up by an adult.
11:40 A.M. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Important Update about the Coronavirus and School Closures
Angleton ISD will cancel classes and suspend normal operations through April 10. On April 6, we will evaluate the coronavirus (COVID-19) health situation to make determinations for after April 10.
We are currently working on a plan to provide service to students through remote learning opportunities so that our students can continue their education from home while schools are closed. We will announce that plan during the week of March 23.
AISD Superintendent Phil Edwards will also host a Facebook Live Q&A to answer coronavirus questions from the AISD community tomorrow (Wednesday, March 18) at 4:30 pm. He will be providing updated information about the district's current plans and answering staff, parent and community questions. Central Elementary Principal Maria Macedo will join at 5 pm to provide information and answer questions in Spanish.
We know this is a very difficult and stressful time for everyone. We ask everyone to follow the county, state and federal precautionary recommendations for this situation. Please go to the Brazoria County Health Department’s website at www.brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/health-department for information.
9:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 17th 2020 - Facebook LIVE Session with Superintendent Phil Edwards
Superintendent Phil Edwards will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A at 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 to answer coronavirus (COVID-19) questions from the AISD community. He will be providing updated information about the district's current plans and answering parent and community questions.
Join the live broadcast here: facebook.com/AngletonISD
Central's Principal Maria Macedo will be joining at 5 p.m. to provide information and answer questions in Spanish.
Monday March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus Update and Meal Service Plan
As the concern for the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, we will be giving regular updates to our AISD family. The most up-to-date information will be posted on our website Update Center at www.angletonisd.net/updatecenter.
The district is evaluating future school events to determine plans regarding each event in the coming months. Also, earlier today the governor waived STAAR testing requirements for the school year due to the COVID-19 situation.
To help our AISD students who need assistance with meals as schools are closed, the AISD Child Nutrition Department will offer a free meal to children 18 or younger starting on Tuesday, March 17. To limit exposure as much as possible, we will run the process similar to our summer Fueled meal program:
- Meals will run from three buses making multiple stops. The complete bus schedule is listed below.
- Also, the district is doing one curbside pick-up location at Angleton Junior High School (location on the Henderson side of campus).
- For more information about the meal service, call 979-864-8012.
The Angleton School Market will also open Wednesday, March 18 at Angleton Junior High School. The Market is located in the back of the campus with parking by the softball fields (Henderson side of the campus down the right side of the building). It will be open from 1:00-5:30 pm on Wednesday. (The Market is a food pantry designed to help provide healthy food to AISD families. It is not based on income; everyone is welcome. If you are new to the Market, you will need to bring a form of identification to be signed up. If you are not new to the Market, you can remain in your vehicle, and the food will already be boxed and handed to you.)
Finally, District Administration hours, while schools are closed, are from 9 AM to 2 PM starting tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17). You may call 979-864-8000 if you have questions, and we ask that you please call to make an appointment before coming up to the Administration Building.
Since campuses are closed as well, there will be no way for visitors to visit a campus without making an appointment, and campus administration will be working remotely. Visit our school contact page to find the contact information for your campus here and individual emails can be found on the school's website.
We know this is a very stressful time. Please stay safe and exercise appropriate precautions as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 situation, and let us know if you have questions.
Fueled Meal Bus Stop Schedule
10:00 – 10:10: 16411 E. Sandy Meadow Drive
10:15 – 10:25: Sandy Point Church
10:35 – 10:45: CR 39 (at the mailboxes)
10:50 – 10:55: CR 39 & CR 528
11:100– 11:10: Rosharon Fire Department
11:15 – 11:25: CR 713B / CR 48
11:30 – 11:40: CR 48 / Paloma (at the laundry mat)
11:50 - 12:00: FM 655 Little Ottey
12:15 – 12:30: Holiday Lakes
12:35 – 12:40: Trailer Park on FM 518
12:45 – 1:00: Bailey Road / Halls Road
1:00 – 1:15: CATS Campus
1:20 – 1:35: First Missionary Baptist Church
1:45 – 2:00: Westport Apt
10:00 – 10:10: Lexington Square (1324 Hospital Dr)
10:15 – 10:25: Angleton Manor (1100 Butcha)
10:30 – 10:40: Medical Meadows
10:45 – 11:00: Arbor Pines
11:05 – 11:10: Anderson / Rice
11:15 – 11:30: Southside Elementary
11:35 – 11:45: Fairgrounds
11:55 – 12:10: Bald Prairie / Prairie Lea
12:15 – 12:30: Estes Trailer Park
12:35 – 12:50: Shanks Mobile Home Park
1:00 – 1:15: 4741 CR 288 Shady Acres Trailer Park
1:20 – 1:35: CR 605 A / CR 605 B
1:45 – 2:00: CR 220 C / Rocky Road
10:00 – 10:15: Northside Elementary
10:20 – 10:35: Central Elementary
10:50 – 11:00: CR 224 / Annette Rd
11:15 – 11:30: CR 224 / Sandpiper Rd
11:45 – 12:00: CR 595 (Fairway Dr)/CR 807
12:20 – 12:30: Demi John Fire Station
12:50 – 1:00: Wine Glass / Little Slough
1:00 – 1:15: Hoskins Road / Big Slough Rd
1:30 – 1:45: CR 212 / CR 210
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Meal Service Plan
We know that there will be many of our AISD students and families who need assistance with meals as schools are closed due to the concern about the coronavirus. The Angleton ISD Child Nutrition Department is in the process of creating a plan to serve meals to those 18 or younger starting on Tuesday, March 17.
The plan will be announced on Monday afternoon. We know that closing schools can be stressful for our families, and it is even more difficult with the growing concern about the coronavirus. We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to help during this difficult time, and we will continue to make decisions in the best interest of our students and staff.
Please contact Child Nutrition at 979-864-8012 if you have any questions after the full announcement is made on Monday.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 - UPDATE on SAT Testing at Angleton High School
The SAT Scheduled for Saturday, March 14th at Angleton High School has been canceled. We will give further information and details as we have more communication with the College State Board.
4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 ATTENTION – Important Update about the Coronavirus Schools Closed to Students Next Week
District officials have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and have been in contact with local and state health authorities, and we understand the concern surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow. While there are still NO reported cases of the COVID-19 in Brazoria County, Angleton ISD has decided to close school for all students next week. All extracurricular activities, including practices, competitions and trips, are also suspended until further notice.
Our main concern is always the health and safety of our students and staff. We are erring on the side of caution and preparing for possible cases to eventually hit Brazoria County, and we believe the best course of action is to close schools next week (March 16-March 20).
Administrators will continue to monitor the situation to make decisions about school closures for any further dates, and we will continue to keep you updated. As of now, school is just closed for next week.
Certain AISD employees may still be expected to report as needed. Members of the Administration A-Team are expected to report at 9:30 am on Monday, March 16 to the Administration Building. All employees are directed to call or email their immediate supervisor between 12:00 and 3:00 pm on Monday, March 16 for further instructions.
Our maintenance and custodial staff will continue to clean and disinfect classrooms and schools while schools are closed.
It is also highly recommended that you not travel or limit travel out of your home area during the next week, and please continue to follow proper precautionary measures as recommended by the CDC.
We ask that you please continue to monitor the AISD Update Center on our website at www.angletonisd.net/updatecenter for more updated information.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Statement from Angleton ISD concerning the coronavirus and district travel.
As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the district continues to monitor the situation, including travel by our students and staff. Due to health issues in other areas, we are limiting travel by AISD students and staff. We understand that certain travel restrictions may cause trips to be canceled or postponed.
Out-of-state travel will be postponed and rescheduled, and travel within the state will be limited as well. We will do everything in our power to help make sure trips are rescheduled and accommodating to everyone’s personal schedule. Ultimately, district administration will review every situation individually to make judgments with our students’ and employees’ health as our number one priority.
Again, we understand the stress given the changing information about the coronavirus and related travel restrictions. It is a very fluid and fast-moving situation that we will continue to monitor, and we will keep you updated of any changes.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - AISD Launches Urgent News Update Center
We want to continue to keep you updated with the latest information we have about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and about what we are doing to take precautions as the general concern for the disease continues.
There is NOT a present threat of COVID-19 in Angleton or in Brazoria County, and we are continuously monitoring the situation with the state and local health authorities. While we do not have any cases in our county, we want to assure you that we still take the matter very seriously. We have had protocols and procedures in place for several years to handle such health-related situations, and we are taking some precautionary measures as a way to ensure our students and staff stay healthy.
We have purchased and placed sanitizer and sanitizing wipes in all our classrooms throughout the district, and our maintenance and custodial staff will be working hard over spring break to clean and disinfect classrooms and schools while students are gone. We are also closely monitoring student attendance and illness to track any issues.
We are asking for your help in making sure we keep our schools and community safe. If anyone in your immediate family who you or your child may have contact with is traveling to or from one of the five following countries, we ask that you please contact your child’s campus principal to let him or her know:
- South Korea
Again, if an immediate family member is traveling to or from one of those five countries, please contact your child’s campus principal. We also ask you to keep your child home is he or she is sick. Please keep your child home if he or she experiences one or more of the following:
- has a fever (child must be fever-free for 24 hours),
- is vomiting or has vomited during the night or has diarrhea, and/or
- has a rash or skin infection other than poison ivy.
We will continue to take measures to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. We understand the concern surrounding COVID-19, and we want to assure you that we are taking these measures as a precaution only. All AISD schools will proceed as normal, and we will continue to communicate any guidelines or precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of State Health Services.
We understand that you may have questions or concerns. Please contact your child’s principal or nurse if you do. For updates about COVID-19, visit the AISD Update Center on our website at www.angletonisd.net under Find It Fast and Helpful Links.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - Important Statement about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Our main priority at Angleton ISD is the safety and health of our students and staff, and we realize that there is understandable concern surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
There is NOT a present threat of COVID-19 in Angleton or in the greater Houston area. However, we want to reassure you that we are continuously monitoring the situation and are in contact with the state and local health authorities. All AISD schools will proceed as normal, and we will continue to communicate any guidelines or precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of State Health Services.
We also ask for your help in making sure we continue to protect our students and staff members against any infections and viruses. If your child is sick, please keep him or her at home. Please keep your child home if he or she experiences one or more of the following:
- has a fever (child must be fever-free for 24 hours),
- is vomiting or has vomited during the night or has diarrhea, and/or
- has a rash or skin infection other than poison ivy.
We understand that you may have questions or concerns. Please contact your child’s principal or nurse if you do. We will keep you updated as we continue to monitor the situation, and thank you for helping us make sure we keep our students and staff safe.
CDC Information and Guidelines
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.