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Today is the last Friday before the second first day of school on Monday, Sept. 28. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Read our blog post for the latest top five tips on how to survive the second first day of school and the new in-person instruction hybrid model of education. https://www.aisd.net/district-news/know-before-you-go-5-tips-for-monday/
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We are creating the Francine Burris Memorial Scholarship in honor of our beloved teacher and friend. The scholarship will be given to the top AP III English student each year at the Senior Awards Assembly.
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AHS Counseling Department
Seniors! One of you is guaranteed to win $5,000! Apply for the Shin-Soo Choo Scholarship - due to your counselor by September 30th! Letters of rec, essay, tax returns, test scores, and principal’s verification required. The complete application can be found in your Cohort 2021 Canvas course.
Very important information!
Tickets for all Arlington ISD varsity and non-varsity sports games will only be sold through our new online ticket provider Ticket Spicket. Cash sales at the gate will no longer be available this school year. For more information on ticket pricing and when tickets sales begin for families as well as the general public, read our latest blog post. https://www.aisd.net/district-news/arlington-isd-to-sell-all-athletic-event-tickets-online/
The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees approved a waiver on Thursday, Sept. 3, that will allow the school district to offer in-person instruction under safety guidelines recommended by the Tarrant County Public Health from Monday, Sept. 28 to Friday, Oct. 9. As we proceed, instruction will be on a hybrid schedule, where students will attend in-person classes on specific days, for the families who choose in-person instruction. Families who choose to continue virtual learning will be allowed to do so. Read more online at https://www.aisd.net/return-to-school-2020/parent-resources/.
The LitMag is back! After a year's hiatus, "In the Margins", the literary magazine of AHS, is back & needs your creativity. Students, faculty & alumni, send your prose, poetry, art & photography to [email protected].
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Students and parents: We understand that the new school year looks different than it has in the past. As we begin online instruction, we recognize that there may be some feelings of uncertainty, but our social and emotional team is just a phone call away. Every Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., staff who specialize in school counseling and community referral services will operate our hotline numbers. Students, we can help if you’re struggling with grades. Parents, if you are in need of resources such as food, utility assistance and/or help with loss of housing please call.
School Counseling Hotline: (682) 867-9416
Community Support Services Hotline: (682) 867-9417
You can read more in our latest blog post https://www.aisd.net/district-news/hotlines-offer-support-for-students-and-parents/
If you need to pick up your 2020 yearbook these are the NEW and CORRECT times! Sorry ‘bout before, we had a scheduling conflict.
Principal's Message July 24, 2020 - Arlington High School
July 24, 2020 Parents, First and foremost, I hope you have stayed safe and had a restful summer. We are excited about the upcoming school year. I know none of us back in March could have foreseen where we are today. Many questions still abound as we head into August. I want to assure you…
While guidance on COVID-19 safety protocols at the state and local level fluctuate from day-to-day, Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos announced options in an email to parents this morning for back to school in the fall.
Parents have choices.
1. Enroll students for in-person instruction (as allowed by the
2. Or enroll students for online instruction
Registration opens on Tuesday, July 7 at aisd.net/register. At any time during the year, parents can change their mind and select the other option. By making a choice, parents can help us plan for a safe return to the classroom when appropriate.
School is scheduled to begin on August 17, 2020. Complete details as of Friday, June 26 can be found at https://www.aisd.net/district-news/superintendent-updates-families-for-their-return-to-school-this-fall/.
A Message on Racial Injustice from Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Superintendent, Arlington ISD » Arlington ISD
Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos speaks out against racial injustice and urges everyone to resolve to listen, learn and love.
Meet Class of 2020’s Farah Ahmad, Arlington High School valedictorian and future University of Texas at Arlington freshman. Farah shared some very insightful words with us during a recent Q&A. Read more about what Farah had to say on what she has learned over the last three months. https://www.aisd.net/district-news/arlington-high-schools-farah-ahmad-honored-as-valedictorian/ #ClassOf2020 #ArlingtonISD #KickemColts
It’s easy to see why Arlington High School’s Fatima Alaredhi is the Colts family salutatorian when you read through our latest blog post. This future biomedical engineer major at The University of Texas at Arlington is insightful beyond her years. She will shine bright as her educational journey continues. https://www.aisd.net/district-news/salutatorian-for-arlington-high-school-fatima-alaredhi-honored/ #ClassOf2020 #ArlingtonISD #KickemColts
Arlington ISD Present Seniors with Signs to Commemorate Graduation » Arlington ISD
Arlington ISD high schools will present graduating seniors with free yards signs to commemorate graduation.
Change of date and venue
The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation will donate seven graduation ceremonies to Arlington ISD students and families.
There’s still time to get scholarship money!
Here are some great Scholarship opportunities just out for April: Instructions for ACA KS Scholarship 2020 for webApplication for KS…
In-person graduation plans!
Arlington ISD parents and the Class of 2020: We listened to you and we heard loud and clear that, if possible, you want in-person graduation even if you have to wait or graduate in smaller groups. Now, we believe we have a plan that honors those wishes. Watch this announcement to learn more about the 2020 graduation plans. #ClassOf2020 #ArlingtonISD
Arlington ISD is shifting our Student Meal Plan schedule beginning on Monday, May 4. New days for curbside meal pick-up are Monday and Thursday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Each student will receive meals for three days. Please review the parent email that was sent today, Thursday, April 30 for complete details.
As if we didn’t already know this. 😄
Arlington ISD wins its 16th selection as Best Community For Music Education Award despited school closures from COVID-19
Arlington ISD and the Rangers announced Friday that they have finalized a four-year agreement for AISD teams to play football games at Globe Life Park in...
It is official. Campuses closed but online learning will continue.
By order of Governor Greg Abbott, all Arlington ISD campuses will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Online learning will continue. Read more at - https://www.aisd.net/district-news/schools-closed-for-remainder-of-year/.
Send us your cap and gown pics! In addition to putting them in the yearbook we will also be posting them on the AHS website. Deadline to submit pics is Monday, 8 a.m. I've got to send the yearbook to print. Thanks!
This is a really good read, even if you do not have a senior.
To the Class of 2020: This is your loss, and we need to pay attention. Even in a pandemic.
We will not be returning to campus on April 6 so now is the time to prepare your child for online learning. If your Arlington ISD student does not have a device at home needed to participate in online learning, please complete the Student Device Request Form found on this page: https://www.aisd.net/students/at-home-learning/.
At-Home Learning Hub Welcome to the Arlington ISD At-Home Learning Hub! Learning can happen anywhere and at any time! The Arlington ISD is committed to our goal of 100% of our students being exceptionally prepared for college, career and citizenship. With this goal in mind, and as we navigate an unp...
We will not be returning to campus on April 6 as hoped. The district is doing its utmost to keep us healthy and safe. Please follow their page for the latest information. #arlingtonhighcolts #ahsstudentmedia
Arlington ISD will not be resuming classes on our campuses on Monday, Apr. 6. At this time, we do not know when school on our campuses will resume. The situation continues to be fluid, and we are following guidance from our city, county and state officials. When health officials determine that it is safe to resume school, we will reach out to you with a date. https://www.aisd.net/coronavirus/
Good information. Nice to hear concrete information from someone in the know.
Tonight, Dr. Vinny Taneja, health director at Tarrant County Public Health, stopped by the Arlington ISD to speak with Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, parents, students, teachers, staff and the community about the COVID-19 outbreak and how it impacts public schools. Taneja also shared helpful tips to keep everyone safe.
School closure has been extended by order of Gov. Abbott. Tentative return date is now April 6.
By the order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Arlington ISD schools will be closed through Friday, Apr. 3. Arlington ISD will follow this protocol in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
While we do not have all of the answers for next steps, please be assured that our Student Meal Plan will continue throughout the closure. And each phase of the four-phase launch of our At-Home Learning Hub will continue. More details can be found on our Coronavirus web page at aisd.net/coronavirus/.
AISD rolls out food distribution plan, online learning hub as COVID-19 school closure continues (Updated 3/18/2020)
We may be away from campus but The Colt staff is still covering how the district is handling the COVID-19 school closure.
3/18/2020, 3:30 p.m. In an effort to help students stay connected to learning during the school closure, the district has launched an “At-Home Learning Hub” online portal. The following is from a news release from the district. To help students’ minds stay actively engaged during the district....
Here’s is the district’s At-Home Learning Hub. I’m sure more ideas and links will be added daily. https://www.aisd.net/students/at-home-learning/
At-Home Learning Hub Arlington ISD students can continue their learning using the curated resources in this website. Grade Level Resources Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Ninth Grade Tenth Grade Eleven...
News you can use: Spectrum/Charter is offering FREE broadband and wi-fi for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students. To sign up, call (844) 488-8398. #arlingtonhighcolts #ahsstudentmedia
AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education waive federal testing requirements...
The Arlington ISD Food Services team has been diligently working to develop a plan that ensures all students receive meals until school resumes. Any child age 18 or younger can receive free meals Monday - Friday at designated locations. For complete details and a list of meal distribution sites visit our webpage at https://www.aisd.net/coronavirus/student-meal-plan-during-school-closure/.
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