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LBJ Early College High School
Weekly Newsletter for Week of
May 11, 2020

Principal's Message


Principal’s Message:

LBJ ECHS Principal Message:
***Special Note to the LBJ ECHS Mothers: “Happy Mother's Day”:

I see first-hand the care, support, and energy you pour into our students as an educator, and then you have to go home and be "mother of the year" every single day to your own children. I have the upmost respect for our mother' at LBJ ECHS and truly honor all the you do!!!


Below are some of the words that describe a mother's love, and I know that each of you display these characteristics:

-supportive, nurturing, patient, caring, compassionate, selfless, giving, inspiring, driven, innovative, thoughtful, and my favorite STRONG!!!

I truly believe there is something special about a Mother that also serves as an Educator. Now during this COVID-19 Pandemic; our Mothers are having to take more of an Educator role at home! We salute each of YOU on this day, and much respect to all the awesome Mothers at LBJ ECHS!!!


***Academics-Credits:

It is important that students continue to log into Blend every day to check for assignments and announcements. Parents remain in contact with your child’s Teachers as we finish the year strong with high student achievement! We want to ensure our student are receiving their course credits for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

 

***To Our Senior Families:

We are continuing our Adopt-a-Jaguar initiative. Check the LBJ ECHS Facebook Page and your email for more information. Our goal is to have every senior adopted & honored!

Click here for the Adopt-a-Jaguar flyer      Click here to sign up!

 

As we prepare for Graduation, Cap and Gown pick-up is Wednesday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm. The PTA is planning on honoring our seniors with a gift-card to show their support to our students! Make sure you are there and see you soon, Jaguar Strong.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, May 11:
Virtual Counseling Session with Mr. Garica, 2pm

Tuesday, May 12
Virtual Counseling Session with Mrs. Wright, 1pm

Wednesday, May 13
**SENIOR CAP & GOWN PICK-UP CELEBRATION**, 9am to 1pm
Virtual Counseling Session with Dr. Baker, 5pm

Thursday, May 14
Virtual Counseling Session with Ms. Hall, 3pm

Friday, May 15
Virtual Counseling Session with Ms. Johnson, 2pm

**See flyer below for log-in information for virtual counseling sessions**
WE PLAN TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE OUR SENIORS DURING CAP & GOWN PICK-UP THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH

ALL SENIORS WILL RECEIVE A GIFTCARD FROM PTA AND OTHER SURPRISES!

HERFF JONES
WILL BE DELIVERING GRADUATION PRODUCTS TO LBJ ECHS And LASA, MAY 13th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm.
 
Herff Jones representatives will be located OUTSIDE of LBJ ECHS and LASA In the back parking -lot behind the school for a drive-up delivery. In order to facilitate this delivery, students/parents are asked to arrive during the following time frames:
 
Students with a last name beginning A-L arrive between 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Student with a last name beginning M-Z arrive between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR!  A REPRESENTATIVE WILL COME TO YOU AND ASK FOR YOUR NAME.  YOUR ORDER WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU IN YOUR CAR.
 
Orders with balances should be paid in full by 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 12th
New Orders and payments may be made online:
LBJ: https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/school/TX/LYNDON%2BB%2BJOHNSON%2BHIGH%2BSCHOOL/42002745000/2620/home
LASA:
https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/school/TX/LIBERAL%2BARTS%2B%2526%2BSCIENCE%2BACADEMY/42013867000/2620/home
 
Please note that some orders are still in process depending on the date the order was received and will be delivered on a later date.


Check out the full letter here!
LBJ GRADUATION CEREMONY
AISD’s Graduation Ceremonies originally scheduled for May 26-28, 2020, will be postponed to Aug. 10-13, 2020. The tentative date for Graduation Ceremonies for LBJ ECHS is Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00am @ U.T. Frank Erwin Center. As a reminder, because of the ongoing COVID-19 issues, this new date is subject to change and dependent on conditions at that time. The full tentative August graduation schedule for Austin ISD is attached. 

In addition, the High Schools Office, with a committee of Parents, Students, and Principals, are working on a virtual Graduation Ceremony plan. We will announce details about the ceremonies once finalized. We expect the virtual Graduation Ceremony to occur on or around June 15, 2020 per AISD.
Check out this video honoring our LBJ Early College High School Class of 2020!
CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL PROM RECAP VIDEO!
A special thank you to the teachers, staff, and students who worked tirelessly to pull this event togther!
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE LBJ ADOPT-A-JAGUAR FACEBOOK GROUP
STRATEGIC PLAN FEEDBACK
AUSTIN ISD STUDENT EXIT SURVEY
Seniors! You're feedback is important so we can learn from your experiences to make LBJ the strongest school in the district. Please complete this survey to tell us what you liked and how we can improve.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY
VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
AUSTIN ISD ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

RETURNING STUDENTS: For families registering students returning to Austin ISD, a Parent Cloud account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create a Parent Cloud account, visit my.austinisd.org.

Note: Only parent/guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Cloud or online registration, please contact your student’s campus or call Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187.

*All returning students who have had a recent change of address should submit proof of residency to the campus when returning to school in August. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the campus in order to complete enrollment if those documents are not attached electronically during this online registration process. *

LBJ EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION
Are you a current 8th Grader planning to come to LBJ Early College High School next year?

Are you the parent or the guardian of a current 8th Grader planning to come to LBJ Early College High School next year?

If so, this message is for all of you!

We offer an AMAZING opportunity for our qualified, motivated LBJ Jaguars to earn up to 60 college credits hours at Austin Community College while simultaneously earning their high school diplomas with us at NO cost to the student or family! We cover tuition, books, and transportation! 

If you're interested in this AWESOME opportunity, click this link to access our online ECHS application: https://forms.gle/Er6aAQcHCwxN1Rz56

We can't wait to meet you, future ECHS Jaguar! ❤️
LBJ SENIOR REMOTE TSI TESTING OPPORTUNITY
Are you an LBJ Jaguar senior who still needs to pass one or more sections of your TSI for college admissions? If so, please email Ms. King Miletello at natalie.king@austinisd.org to schedule a Zoom testing session!

"See" you soon, Jaguar! ❤️
Click Here to Complete the LBJ Family Needs Assessment Survey
CONTACTING AISD STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
AISD Student Health Services is here to help. If you need to contact them for any reason, please read the letter from Nurse Owen.

English Version
Spanish Version
AUSTIN ISD SEL RESOURCES
Austin ISD understands this is a challenging time for all of us, and we are here to support you! Please check out these links with free resources to support your social and emotional health while at home. 
https://sites.google.com/austinisd.org/sel-at-home/

https://aisdblend.instructure.com/courses/227266
 
RISE GRANTS FOR FAMILIES
Austin Public Health (APH) has identified the first phase of social service agencies to receive funding through Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) to provide immediate services to those Austinites impacted by COVID-19.

Please contact the following social service agencies for more information.

Austin Area Urban League: English - 512 838 3442; Spanish - 512 900- 1598;  (will help with rent/mortgage payments)

El Buen Samaritano: 512-439-8902 (bilingual) or email assistance@elbuen.org - 


The following information identifies the groups of people eligible for monetary support:

  • Persons of color
  • LGBTQI+
  • Immigrants, 
  • Seniors, 
  • Other historically marginalized populations
  • Survivors of domestic violence
  • Individuates with developmental delays 
  • Individuals who are recently incarcerated 
  • Low-Income, at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Residents of Austin/ Travis County
  • Ineligible for assistance (i.e. unemployment)
  • Other forms of assistance are insufficient or not timely

Also those Ineligible for CARES’ Economic Impact Payment (per IRS guidelines)

  • Individuals with adjusted gross income that is greater than
    • $99,000 if their filing status was single or married filing separately
    • $136,500 for head of household
    • $198,000 if their filing status was married filing jointly
  • Individuals that can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. For example, a child, student or older dependent who can be claimed on a parent’s return.
  • Individuals that do not have a valid Social Security number.
  • Individuals that are nonresident aliens
  • Individuals that filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019
AISD CURBSIDE COMPUTER SUPPORT
AISD MOBILE WiFi LOCATIONS
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
The Central Texas Food Bank is continuing drive-through food distributions
Check out this flyer for dates and locations.
Check out this document for resources on COVID-19 Housing Support
Check out these resources from Travis County
Click here for information about Food and Diaper Banks
Check out these resources specifically for students and teenagers

Important Information

NCAA Eligibility FAQs
The NCAA released a document for Frequently Asked Questions related to eligibility for student athletes. Please read the full document here at this link

RECOMMENDED DAILY SCHEDULE
 
Students will not have a traditional bell schedule to follow like they did in school. However, we think it is important for students to have structure to their day. We have put together a schedule to provide guidance for how our students should spend their time, and when teachers might host virutal meetings. Office Hours are times when teachers are available for individual support, tutoring, etc. Class periods are times when teacher might host virtual class meetings.
 
Monday through Thursday:
8:00 – 9:30 – Office Hours for Periods 1-4
9:30 – 11:00 – Office Hours for Periods 5-8
11:30 – 12:15 – 1st / 5th period
12:20 – 1:05 – 2nd / 6th period
1:10 – 1:55 – 3rd / 7th period
2:00 – 2:45 – 4th / 8th period
 
Friday:
Flexible time for students to catch up and connect with teachers for additional help
 
Please check out our Jags on the Move Community BLEND course. This page will be used to keep our families fully informed, provide available resources, and ensure that we remain connected during these times. "Jags On The Move" Community Blend Page: https://www.smore.com/4ncrw
 
AISD Pertinent & Helpful Communications:

MEAL PICK-UP INFORMATION
No more weekend packs are available. Beginning Monday 4/6 Adult meals will no longer be provided
Children/Students do not need to be in vehicle but parents must have documentation:

  • An official letter or email from the school that shows children as enrolled 
  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of school website
  • Birth certificate of children not in school
  • Student ID cards

Meals will be available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m for pick-up at LBJ High School. Families are advised to stay in their cars and not enter buildings during meal pick up.  Families do not need to be in a car to get the meals.  Families who come by walking/biking/transit will still be able to receive food outside the campuses. Each child may receive one breakfast and one lunch meal, daily. The district is also providing weekend meals. Eadh Friday, students and children will be provided 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches to sustain them through the weekend

Curbside meals will be offered at more than 15 sites in addition to LBJ High School. Austin ISD school buses will deliver meals throughout the community at more than 50 locations. Check the Austin ISD website for additional locations and bus routes.
 

JAGUAR STRONG
LBJ's own Brenden Jones was featured on KVUE news to talk about how he's still keeping up his fitness routine despite Covid-19.
Congratulations Jaikeam Maxwell on receiving your first D1 Football offer from Lamar University. JagNation is proud of you! 

PARENT PORTAL - BLEND ACCESS
Parent Self-Serve is the portal that allows parents to access BLEND as well as your child's grades. In addition, parents can email teachers and set notification alerts if they want to receive emails when their child has been marked absent or has a missing assignment.

Accessing Parent Portal (English)
Accessing Parent Portal (Spanish)

Please visit the Austin ISD website to learn more.

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