Beginning August 7, 2020, Alba-Golden ISD will be accepting Online Applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Free and Reduced Meals Apply At www.myschoolapps.com or applications may be made on appropriate form. One application per household. Breakfast Prices: Kindergarten - 12th $2.00 Adults - $2.50 Lunch Prices: Kindergarten - 12th $3.10 Adults - $4.00
Parents, I would like to give some clarification to our beginning of the year school protocols. In the past the cafeteria has been our main morning drop-off point for bus and car riders. With a few exceptions*, this will continue to be the main morning drop-off point this year. Pre-K and Kindergarten We will not be able to allow parents to walk their Pre-K and Kindergarten students into the building to class this year. In the past we were able to allow this tradition and hopefully we can bring it back next year, it sure makes for a smoother first day/week of school. *However, this year we will ask that Pre-K parents pull around to the elementary office entry to drop their students off there at least through the first full week of school. We will have Pre-K aides, teachers and friendly staff members waiting on the sidewalk to escort your child to their Pre-K classroom where their teacher will be waiting. *Kindergarten parents, we ask that you do the same as the Pre-K parents but only for the first two days of school and after that please begin dropping off your kindergartener at the cafeteria. We will have plenty of friendly staff that will help kindergarteners get to their classrooms. Morning Drop-Off All cars and buses dropping off students at the cafeteria will be entering off Hwy 69 by the administration building as we have the last several years. Please be patient as we know that traffic will get backed up on the highway the first few weeks of school. We will have staff working full force to greet students curbside, help them out of cars and escort our little ones to class that might need help. Breakfast If you would like for your child to eat breakfast, it will still be served in the cafeteria each morning. Only students who are eating breakfast will stay in the cafeteria. Students who are not eating breakfast will sit in the hallway outside their homeroom teachers’ classroom and be supervised while awaiting their teacher’s arrival. IGNITE Although we hope to continue it in the future, currently we will not be able to do our regular morning IGNITE program in the cafeteria. Instead we will recite our pledges, honor our moment of silence and give shoutouts each morning over the intercom. Remote Learning The state is giving parents the choice of either on campus learning or remote learning from home through Panther Connect. Though there will be some similarities to the Panther Connect of last spring, this school year expectations for remote learning are higher. Students will be required to check in daily with their teachers through their Google classroom (Grades 3-5) or SeeSaw (Grades Pk-2) in order to receive credit for attendance that day. Information about logins and directions for these programs will be available from 9am-6pm, Tuesday, August 11th at “Meet the Teacher Day”. Instructions for Meet the Teacher Day have previously been posted on the school’s website and Facebook pages. If it is your desire to start your child’s school year off in the remote learning format, please let us know ASAP by filling out the commitment form found at this link: 2020 Commitment Form If you choose remote learning through Panther Connect but are in need of some form of technology (i.e. a Chromebook), we will do the best we can to provide a device for your family. Device checkout day will be held in conjunction with Meet the Teacher Day on August 11th. By checking out a device you assume responsibility for the device and will be required to fill out paperwork in the office. Even with remote learning your child will still have a homeroom teacher and will be allowed to communicate with all their teachers by email or through their e-classroom formats. Students will receive assignments and have due dates similar to students receiving on-campus instruction, only they will be required to turn in their work through the e-classroom formats (Google classroom or SeeSaw.) I realize there are some major changes to this upcoming school year. Like with any family or relationship communication is of the utmost importance. We are the Panther family and I am confident that we can work together to solve any problem that might arise this year. We love your kids and we want the best for them. We are committed to keeping them as safe as possible, helping them grow academically and having a terrific 2020-21 school year. God bless, Mr. Wright
“AGISD Meet the Teacher Day" will be Tuesday, August 11th, from 9am to 6pm. We are making this a day event in order to spread the foot-traffic and minimize hallway and classroom congestion. All visitors 10 years old and older are required to wear masks and have temperature screenings at campus checkpoints before entering the school. In the past we have welcomed all family members from parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins to our Meet the Teacher event; however, we ask that this year only guardians escort students into the buildings. Please feel free to bring your child's school supplies on this day and leave them in the classroom. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you at AGISD Meet the Teacher Day 2020.
The deadline to apply for P-EBT food benefits has been extended to July 31. Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2019-2020 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for this one-time food benefit. Visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt to learn more about P-EBT. For questions regarding eligibility or if you need help applying, contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits. The deadline to apply for P-EBT food benefits has been extended to July 31. Eligible families can apply for this one-time food benefit. Children who received free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible for P-EBT. Eligible families should have received the application link from their school. Eligible families that received SNAP benefits for March have already received P-EBT benefits and do not have to apply. If you did not receive an application link or if you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.
Just a reminder to pre-purchase your 2020 yearbook if you have not yet. This year's book has the task of showing how we left our mark, AND how the world left its mark on us! School number, if needed, is 345. School name is Alba-Golden High School (because the yearbook class is at the high school level). The book covers all levels PK-12. https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/general/homepage?portal=true * very rough thumbnail images of front and back cover are attached.
Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2019-2020 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for P-EBT benefits to buy food. Apply by June 30, 2020. Eligible families should have received the application link from their school. Eligible families that received SNAP benefits for March have already received P-EBT benefits and do not have to apply. If you did not receive an application link or have questions about the program, please contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Eligible families can apply for P-EBT benefits to buy food. Children who were certified for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible for P-EBT. Eligible families should have received the application link from their school. Eligible families that received SNAP benefits for March have already received P-EBT benefits and do not have to apply. If you did not receive an application link or if you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. The deadline to apply for P-EBT is June 30, 2020.
Congratulations to the following secondary students who placed on the cumulative honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year. All A Honor Roll 6th Grade: 7th Grade: William Louderman Olivia Morrison Cooper Pettijohn Alex Reyes 8th grade: James Castleberry Hailey Crutchfield Drake Duplechain Grace Knight Dylan Nichols Bailey Pennington 9th Grade: Christian Brehm Walter Campbell Shyann Gaines Kevin Inman Samuel Louderman Cade Stovall Skyler West 10th Grade: James Hallman Dylan O'quinn Angelica Ortega Thai Peterson Olivia Teel Lindsey Terry 11th Grade: Isabella Crawford Elizabeth Crittenden Cameron Galyean Meritt McGahee Bree Allie Rolen 12th Grade: Eddie Caffey Nayeli Camacho Fatima Cerrito Jacob Dailey Hope Nelson Christiana Roberts A/B Honor Roll 6th Grade: Madison Anderson Regan Anderson Tucker Browning Alyssa Gilormon Wyatt Ferguson Piper Hallman Isaac Hartin Braelyn Massie Alyssa Potts Braden Rankin Blake Ridgley-Harris Mason Smith Irelyn Stone Bryce Taylor Devon Taylor Kaden Trimble Jose Villeda Layton Williams 7th Grade: Jadyn Bossier Landrie Boyd Emily Hlavaty Abigail Inman AJ Jarrett Kaydence Lemoine Ava Nivison Brandt Peterson Austin Rumfelt Lainey Teel Tayler Weed Hunter Whitecotton Garrett Wright 8th Grade: Kayden Bennett Braxton Birchfield Payton Dickinson Kirstin Fish Ryken Jones Jett Kruse Otis Lee Luke Sutton Kalli Trimble Hudson Wright 9th Grade: Crimson Bryant Gavin Dailey Rovert Hartley Kaden Kennedy Cacie Lennon Connor Mason Donald Mcvay Luke Morrison Eli Nivison Gavin Terry Annaliese Whitecotton Kamrin Wright Amber Young 10th Grade: Denver Beck Ashtyn Browning Cassidi Burris Andres Camacho Ashley Cortes Michael Gaskil Shawn Gaskill Hannah Gurley Savannah Gurley Kylie Kennedy Jade Kruse Austin Martin Angelica Ortega Paislee Pendergrass Kristen Petillo Micah Smith Jessie Weddle Thomas Weissert 11th Grade: Michael Andrews Morris Baker Jose Camacho Kayli Covey Morgan Dorner Cheyenne Evans William Hartin Abigail Hallman Savannah Jackson Gabrielle Jerome Kyle Kennedy Michael Kumm Resse Michaels Jenna Roden Rylee Wilcoxson Leighanna Wiley Hannah Wright Kalli Wright 12th Grade: Jon-Michael Chadwick Corey Clanton Brittnei Dunn Savannah Edwards Mason Fitzgerald Cody Graves Austin Hartley Chase Houtz Zachary Kellis Jayden Letsch Kaya McAninch Laralie Newland Makenzie Parker Ann Marie Pendergrass Vincent Pierce Braden Reynolds Hayden Weissert
AGISD Athletic Department Alba-Golden Athletics Summer Strength & Conditioning 2020 Goal: To provide Alba-Golden ISD athletes with a safe environment for strength and conditioning while adhering to local and state guidelines, in preparation for the 20-21 school year. New Note regarding physicals: incoming 7th graders will be required to have a physical and fill out a medical history prior to beginning any workouts. Call the fieldhouse with any questions: 903-768-2472 ext. 1400 Daily workouts began June 8th: Junior High: 8:30am-10:30am Arrive by 8am for screening 8:30-9:30am: strength and conditioning 9:30am-10:30am: sport specific training High School: 5:30pm-7:30pm Arrive by 5pm for screening 5:30pm-6:30pm: strength and conditioning 6:30-7:30pm: sport specific training * By UIL and NFHS rules, we have a 30 minute window to screen the athlete before workouts. Once that time is up we will not be allowed to come back to screen anyone or allow them to join in the workout for that day. Daily Screening The daily screening process will include: - Temperature checks: any reading over 99.9° F will disqualify the athlete from participation until they are tested for COVID-19 and receive a negative result. - A Questionnaire: Answering “yes” to any question will disqualify the athlete from participating until a negative test is confirmed. - Weight Checks: athletes will have to maintain their body weight (within 5%) throughout the first 3 weeks of conditioning. Every student should bring their own water for each workout and keep it with them at all times. (They may want to bring more as we are not allowed to refill their water). Students and coaches will maintain social distancing when possible. Students will be assigned to a group and they will workout with the same teammates and coaches daily to reduce the number of students coming in contact with each other. Weight racks will be sanitized properly between lifters. Weight room capacity will begin at 20 athletes. We will do a complete workout and flip between groups once we have cleaned the weights and racks. New NHFS Guideline: Due to the amount of time that has been missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new standards for acclimatization periods have been made to help ensure athletes health and safety. We at Alba-Golden will fully enforce these to ensure our kids are taken care of first. Students MUST complete a 15-day acclimatization period during which workouts will slowly build in intensity from 50%-100% of maximum effort. Workouts are not mandatory but with these new guidelines in place this would mean if a football player or volleyball player missed all summer workouts then shows up for 2-a-days they will have to have 15 days of working out and can not practice or play a game until they complete these 15 days. We highly encourage each athlete to come join in the summer program so when August rolls around we will be ready to begin. Also by the guidelines we have sport specific workouts following workouts. However, an athlete can not show up just for the sports portion because they must complete the screening as well as do the conditioning to be cleared to proceed to doing sports specific training. Workout Dates: June 8 - 12 (5 days) June 15 - 19 (5 days) June 22 - 26 (5 days) June 29 - July 2 (4 days) July 6 - 10 - CLOSED July 13 - 17 (5 days) July 20-22 - CLOSED : July 23-24 (2 days) July 27 - 31 (5 days) Total Workout Days - 31 days August 3rd - 1st Day of Fall Training
Notice of a Regular Scheduled Board Meeting: Monday Night, June 8, 2020 6:00 PM AGISD School Cafeteria https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicMeetingMaterials.aspx?ak=1002087&mk=50377835
A Note from Mrs. Bryant: All incoming freshmen, please follow the link below to make selections for your high school endorsement. https://tinyurl.com/ydyvc7jd
Students please be sure that you have made your class selections for next year prior to June 10th so that class schedules can be created. Thank you! https://txsuite07.txeis.net/tm250906/Login.aspx
Last call for all device pick-ups! The last opportunity to return school-issued devices will be this Tuesday, June 2nd, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Drop-off location will be at the pavilion outside of the band hall, and we will accept any school-issued item (chromebook, calculator, library book, textbook, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation!
An announcement to all secondary students from Mrs. Bryant: All students need to login and select their courses so they will be in our system for scheduling. They will need to know the last 4 digits of their SS, DOB, and student ID number to login. If they do not put their choices in TX Myzone, their schedule will not be generated early and classes may be filled. https://txsuite07.txeis.net/tm250906/Login.aspx
To those with cafeteria charges: The cafeteria staff will be available Wed, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thur, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. if you would like to pay your child's cafeteria charges. Please come to the door behind the cafeteria by the double doors leading to the 5th grade hallway. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is device drop-off day! Please also note a change in location: due to the chance of rain, you may drop-off at the new entrance (North end) of the high school hallway, across from the Ag shop, under the covered walkway. Drop-off time is 10:00-noon.
As with everything else this spring, COVID-19 has put yearbook sales later than normal - but what a year to remember!!! Be sure to follow the link below to pre-purchase your 2020 yearbook. Books will be delivered in August! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=345
A note from campus principals: If your student has medicine that has been left with the school nurse during the school year, it may be picked up at the Elementary school this Thursday, from 12-3. If there is a conflict with that time schedule, please contact Mrs. Dickerman at email@example.com.
Today is the opening day for pre-k and kindergarten registration. Just a reminder that if your child was already enrolled at AGISD for pre-k, you do not need to enroll him/her for kindergarten. All other students, please follow the link below, and click the "Create Account" button to begin. A reminder that all official documentation must be turned in, in addition to the online enrollment, in order to finalize registration. Thank you! https://txeis07.txeis.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=250906
Public Comment Request for AGISD School Board meeting on May 11th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc84qC0q_DhzHJ00y-YWIWBXgIZyS4I5_tJe4bPaSw_JGvq4A/viewform
Agenda for the regularly scheduled board meeting for Monday night, May 11, 2020. https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?mk=50374097&fn=agenda.pdf
Notice of Special Board Meeting - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Agenda: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?mk=50375094&fn=agenda.pdf Zoom Meeting Link: https://esc7.zoom.us/j/96436728988?pwd=VlJ6SXdudG0wVGRkczZNMDVPaUQ4dz09
According to Governor Abbott’s declaration this morning, there will be no more “in classroom education” this year. For now, we will continue online learning through next Friday, May 1st, and we expect an announcement by TEA to come next week which will give more details.