- Staff, staff children and students 18 and older can now receive testing for close contact exposure or symptoms of COVID-19.
- Starting 11-1-21 any high school student may receive testing with a parent consent form signed.
- Starting 11-15-21 any middle school student may receive testing with a parent consent form signed.
- Starting 11-29-21 any elementary student may receive testing if a parent or guardian is present at the time of testing.
Remote Conferencing - Avery Secondary School
2021 - 2022
The laws have changed since last school year regarding how students will receive instruction if they are absent due to Covid. The new system is called Remote Conferencing.
Students must follow the steps below to receive attendance credit. Students may use remote conferencing for attendance credit a maximum of 20 days in the 2021-2022 school year.
Students who choose not to participate in remote conferencing are still required to complete all assignments missed during their absence.
Remote Conferencing Participation Requirements:
The student must login to Google Meet each morning using the link provided to the student through his/her school email.
Secondary Remote Conferencing Schedule:
Google Meet - 7:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (attendance will be taken at 9:05 a.m.)
Break 10:31 to 11:29
Google Meet - 11:30 to 12:15
Break 12:16 to 12:49
Google Meet 12:50 to 1:30
The student will discuss his/her assignments for the day with the Remote Conferencing Facilitator. The student will communicate any questions or concerns with the Remote Conferencing Facilitator.
The student will work in Google Classroom to complete his/her assignments. This may include but is not limited to: viewing instructional videos, completing assignments, reading assigned texts, completing projects, taking tests.
The student will communicate with the Remote Conferencing Facilitator as needed while completing assignments. This communication may occur through Google Classroom, Google Meet, email, or the school telephone.
The student may email his/her teacher of record with questions or ask to schedule a time to receive additional support if needed.
The Remote Conferencing Facilitator will communicate with the teacher of record in an effort to answer the student’s questions or resolve any other concerns for the student.
The remote conferencing facilitator is Mikayla Langford. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach her by phone at (903) 684-3431. Please check your email each morning for a message from her with the link to a Google Meet. You must login to the Google Meet sessions with Mrs. Langford to receive attendance credit.
Free Meals for Students 2021-2022
Avery ISD announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.
- Extra meals and a la carte items will be available for purchase.
- This funding does not remove any outstanding balances for school meals.
While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year.
Socioeconomic Information Form
Avery ISD is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of the annual state accountability ratings, federal reporting, and disbursement of federal funds. Please note that this form is not sent to the Texas Education Agency and that the income levels indicated for your family are not reported to the Texas Education Agency. Only the Economic Disadvantaged status of each student as determined by the information provided below is reported to the Texas Education Agency.
Copies of this form will be available from both Campus offices and as handouts during Meet The Teacher night August 16, 2021.
Did you know?
Students who qualify as Economic Disadvantaged may also qualify for a waiver on fees associated with applying to college and fee waivers from College Board for high school academic tests such as Advanced Placement, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and ACT. Families of students who qualify as Economic Disadvantaged may also be eligible for federal benefits such as the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Families may also qualify for discounts on internet access.
ATTENTION: All times, dates and locations are subject to change.
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions affecting Avery ISD and other districts, please monitor the Avery ISD website calendar and the Avery Bulldog Athletics Facebook page frequently for the most current updates and changes.