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  • One Page Salon is Tomorrow, Friday, December 2, 2022

    Our much anticipated One Page Salon is tomorrow (Friday, December 2) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the River Campus Deck!
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  • Giving Tuesday Challenge a Success!

    Together you gave over $40,000 during our Giving Tuesday Challenge AND maximized the match for a grand total of over $55,000 raised!
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  • Thanks for Giving on #GivingTuesday

    Thank you for supporting Headwaters during #GivingTuesday!
     
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  • Give Before Midnight for #GivingTuesday

    Help Us Reach 100% Participation for #GivingTuesday! Give Today!
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  • Help Headwaters get to 100%

    Help Headwaters get to 100% Participation this #GivingTuesday! Give Today!
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  • Today is Giving Tuesday!

    Every gift matters to help Headwaters get to 100% family participation today! Any gifts over $1 count toward your child's class participation rate and help us reach our goal. Give Now!
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  • Giving Tuesday is November 29!

    Headwaters makes it possible for students to discover their voices and take risks - this identity formation gives them the power to change the world. Be a part of their journey by supporting Headwaters today.
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  • Get Vaccinated!

    Headwaters recommends that all eligible people get their flu vaccine and any COVID-19 boosters. Stay well!
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  • Support the 2022-23 Annual Fund Today

    Come together for Headwaters!
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  • Graydon’s Ghosties | Halloween 2022 Scavenger Hunt

    It's back again! We're hosting a special scavenger hunt for Halloween! Students are eligible to participate when they find a hidden paper ghost around campus. The scavenger hunt ends on Friday, 10/28.
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  • 11/7: Blood Drive On The River Campus

    Come lend a helping arm, donate blood to support your community and save local lives!
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  • Guide Spotlight: Shuja Uddin

    Guide Spotlight September/October 2022: Shuja Uddin

    Meet Shuja Uddin, our Middle and High School Film Guide! Shuja joined Headwaters in August 2021 and has been working hard with our film students on the River Campus.
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  • Ted Talks September/October 2022: Becoming Good Ancestors

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  • The Current | Headwaters School September/October 2022 Edition

    Check out the September/October 2022 edition of The Current, Headwaters community newsletter.
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  • ISAS DEI Conference Recap

    Last week, ten Headwaters faculty and administrators representing all three campuses gathered with other independent school educators at St. Stephen's Episcopal School here in Austin for the 2022 Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) DEI Conference.
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  • Monday 9/26 Professional Development Recap

    At Headwaters, we count on our professional development days, especially those during the school year, to reflect and to re-energize ourselves.
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  • What to Expect at The Founding Day Fling

    On October 15, 2022, we’re hosting our biggest event of the season–the Founding Day Fling!
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  • Rakima Parson, LPC, RPT

    10/13/22: Parent Education: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children with Rakima Parson, LPC, RPT

    Parents are invited to join Rakima Parson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, for this virtual parent education session for parents of children aged 1-11!
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  • POSTPONED: One Page Salon

    POSTPONED! We have to postpone our One Page Salon event that was scheduled for this Friday (September 23). Stay tuned for a new date later in the fall for this fun literary event where we feature community members and their work.
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  • Introducing Headwaters Creator Series

    Join us for the '22-'23 Creator Series!  Come be creative with Headwaters while raising money for the Annual Fund. Buy a membership and get entry to all Creator Series events for one year from your purchase.
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  • 9/23/22 Second Annual Headwaters One Page Salon

    Join hosts Jodi and Owen Egerton on Friday, September 23 for the Second Annual Headwaters One Page Salon!
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  • Second Annual Headwaters One Page Salon on Friday, September 23, 2022

    Join hosts Jodi and Owen Egerton on Friday, September 23 for the Second Annual Headwaters One Page Salon!
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  • Headwaters Emergency Text Alert System Opt-In

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  • COVID-19 FAQs - For Recovering Positive Cases

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  • COVID-19 Testing Plans for 22-23

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  • Welcoming New Staff for the 22-23 School Year!

    We are very excited to welcome our new staff members to the community! Scroll down to see new faces from each campus. Welcome!
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  • Spring 2022 Student Spotlights

    Check out some highlights from spring 2022!
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  • Ted Talks May/June 2022: Rejoice All Ye Who Pass Through These Gates

    One of the great joys of my job is that I get to participate in the end-of-year ceremonies on each of the campuses, which means that I often get to have conversations with parents, grandparents, and friends of the students.
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  • The Current | Headwaters School May/June 2022 Edition

    Check out the May/June 2022 edition of The Current, Headwaters community newsletter.
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  • Austin Public Health COVID-19 Updates 6/16/2022

    As of Thursday, June 17, Austin-Travis County's COVID-19 Community Level is currently low.
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  • Austin Public Health COVID-19 Updates 6/9/2022

    On June 9, 2022, Austin-Travis County crossed the threshold to raise our COVID-19 Community Level from low to medium.
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  • Austin Public Health COVID-19 Updates 6/7/2022

    Austin Public Health (APH) wanted to be sure we shared some updates with families. Check out this story to read more about vaccines, boosters, and free tests/respirators.
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  • Middle and High School Summer Reading Assignments for 22-23 School Year

    Find information about our summer reading and summer assignments for the upcoming school year.

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  • In Response to the Tragedy in Uvalde

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  • Commencement 2022 Livestream Details

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  • Support Headwaters Theatre in May

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  • Headwaters School Class of 2022 Senior Legacy

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  • Sophomores Filmmakers At Headwaters School

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  • Get Your Community Picnic Tickets!

    Headwaters families are invited to our 5th annual Community Picnic on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m.

    The picnic brings together families past and present, as well as friends of Headwaters for a celebration of our community at the end of the school year.

    Join us for food, music, swimming, games, tie-dye, and more! Your ticket purchase includes entry to the venue, most activities, and your meal. Buy your tickets at this link.

    We are also looking for volunteers to help setting up, at various activities inside, and cleaning up. Learn more here. 
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  • High School Prom 2022 | Masquerade Ball | 4/28/22

    Headwaters School would like to invite all high school students to celebrate spring with us at Prom 2022. Purchase tickets at this link. It's a masquerade ball!
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  • Masking Plans for Rest of Spring Semester 2022

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  • Directions for Uploading your Child’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information to Magnus

    If your child is up-to-date with vaccinations and any recommended boosters, please be sure to share in Magnus or reply to this email with an updated vaccine card. 

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  • Post Spring Break COVID-19 Policies

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  • Published Phoenixes!

    Check it out! Upper Elementary Phoenix Guides Keely and Sunni shared this exciting note about their students being published!
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  • Weather Update: Headwaters Afters-School Cancellations Today 3/21/22

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  • Support Austin FC with Headwaters School This Spring/Summer 2022 Season

    We are excited for this upcoming Austin FC season and to continue our partnership with the Q2 stadium. When we have Headwaters volunteers at Austin FC home games the school receives 10% of the proceeds plus tips. Last season we brought in over $35,000 for Headwaters.
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  • Headwaters is Now Entirely Mask-Optional, Effective 3/7/22

    After careful consideration, Headwaters School will go mask-optional indoors and outdoors beginning on Monday, March 7.
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  • Van Capacity to 100% and Mask Optional Effective Immediately

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  • River Civil Rights Day 2022: A Short Video from IB Juniors

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  • Join us at Doc's Drive in!

    Amplify Headwaters!

    Visit our Amplify Austin Giving page to donate starting 6 p.m. on March 2 until 6 p.m. on March 3, 2022.
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  • Headwaters School Supports Trans Kids

    Headwaters' Commitment to Our Trans Kids and Families

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  • UPDATE: 2-Hour Delay Tomorrow 2/24

    UPDATE: Headwaters School is now under a 2-hour delay for tomorrow (Thursday, February 24, 2022).
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  • Magnus No Longer Required at Drop-Off Effective Tuesday 2/22

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  • Optional Masking Outdoors Effective 2/16/22

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  • Community Shout Outs: David Heroy Featured in The New York Times

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  • The Current | Headwaters School January/February 2022 Edition

    Check out the January/February 2022 edition of The Current, Headwaters community newsletter.
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  • Guide Spotlight: Tia Butler

    We are so excited to feature High School English Guide Tia Butler! Tia joined us this fall on the River Campus bringing her love of English and her expertise to the community.
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  • Student Spotlights, January/February Edition of the Current

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  • Ted Talks: Peace is a Verb, January/February 2022

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  • Welcome, Baby Hawks!

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  • Boil Water Notice for Headwaters

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  • Headwaters School X Amplify Austin Day | March 2-3, 2022

    Join us for Amplify Austin Day 2022 to support financial aid at Headwaters School.
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  • Update: Headwaters Closed Thursday 2/3 AND Friday 2/4

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  • Headwaters Closed Tomorrow 2/3/22

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  • Watching the Weather for 2/3 & 2/4

    Watching the Weather for Thursday 2/3 and Friday 2/4

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  • Austin FC Volunteer Opportunities This Spring 2022

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  • Test-And-Stay Update: Shortened from 7 to 5 Days

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  • List of Austin-Area COVID-19 Testing Locations

    See this list of testing locations in the Austin-area.
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  • Webinar About Navigating Your Family Through Omicron in 2022

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  • Reusing Masks Safely

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  • Van Usage for School-Related Activities Updated to 50% Capacity

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  • Watching the Weather for Tomorrow 1/20/22

    Headwaters School is watching the forecast closely after the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Central Texas in effect starting early Thursday morning through late Thursday night.
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  • School in Session on Thursday, 1/20/22

    Dear Headwaters Families, 

    Based on the current forecasts, Headwaters School campuses will be open as scheduled tomorrow, Thursday, January 20, 2022. 

    We will continue to monitor weather conditions for tomorrow, especially for after-school programs. If there are any changes to our schedule, we will use our emergency text alert system, email, and social media to update you if necessary. 

    Please be sure students have proper (and labeled) layers including jackets, hats, gloves, and footwear for the weather (we love this Outdoor Winter Clothing Resources created by Creek Guide Jennie Glass!), but please note that we will use caution with outside activities and limit as appropriate. While we are spending more time indoors, our layered COVID-19 mitigation efforts are key in preventing spread. We will be spacing kids out as best as possible (especially while eating/drinking), keeping windows open for air flow, using our HEPA filters, and most importantly, wearing a mask correctly and consistently for those in Primary and above. Here are some tips on mask fit and style, too.

    If you choose to keep your child home for any reason, please email your campuses’ attendance inbox at the links below to notify the campus manager:

    Thank you,
    Headwaters School
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  • Parent-to-Parent Zoom Session

    The Admissions team is hosting a virtual events for prospective Headwaters families to learn more about our programs.
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  • Update to Shorten Quarantine and Isolation Times

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  • Updates for Creek COVID-19 Screening Testing: PCR Testing with Your Health Lab

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  • Update: Campus-Wide COVID-19 Positive Case Emails

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  • How to Get Rapid Antigen Tests

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  • COVID-19 Update and Request

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  • Indoor and Outdoor Masking Requirement Effective 1/10/2022

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  • Magnus Symptom Screening Updates

    Updated on 1/18/22
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  • Mask Fit & Style Updates

    In addition to choosing the right mask, wearing it correctly makes a big difference in efficacy. A well-fitting mask is one that fits snugly against the sides of your face AND covers your nose and mouth and can be secured under your chin.
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  • Pause for Unnecessary School-Related Van Travel Until At Least 1/18/2022

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  • River Campus Updated Mask Requirements Effective 1/18/2022

    Effective January 18, Headwaters School River Campus will now require KN95s and/or KF94s for all students, guides, and necessary visitors.
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  • Close Contact Policy for Students and Employees that are Fully Vaccinated

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