This year, we will be using Magnus Health to complete a daily COVID-19 screening assessment of your child(ren) each morning prior to departure for school when your child will be on campus. Any updates to this process will be communicated by Weekly Updates and added below.
As we close the 2020-2021 year and look forward to the start of a new school year, the Board of Trustees thanks each and every student, parent, guide, and staff member in our community for their ongoing support of Headwaters School.
We have an exciting opportunity this summer and fall to raise money for Headwaters while also supporting Austin's first Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, who will be launching their inaugural season at the new Q2 Stadium in June.
This year’s Austin Youth Film Festival will be held at Blue Starlite Drive-in, Mueller location to ensure a socially distanced, but still very much together film festival experience! Buy your tickets today!
We wanted to take a moment to thank each family for their care and diligence during the entire school year, especially related to COVID-19, Headwaters has updated and added some policies in regards to COVID-19. We ask that families read this email closely to understand any policy updates.
Movie award season may have come to a close last weekend, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop watching movies. In fact, Headwaters Film Department would like to share their recommendations with the ultimate goal of showcasing movies that honor the legacies and perspectives of underrepresented voices, start important conversations that the films provoke, and celebrate the PACT.
One of the many impacts of the pandemic on the school has been prolonged isolation and "siloing" which has sometimes led to worry, skepticism, and even distrust. When we're unable to have genuine contact with colleagues, parents, students or loved ones we, understandably, fill the void and make up a story. This has been hard on us as a community--at times, it has contributed to tension and, even frustration. As we all envision how we want the 2021-2022 school year to feel, I urge us to imagine how we'll reconnect with each other, how we'll renovate and rejuvenate our friendships and our community.
I am delighted to write to you with some wonderful news regarding our search for a new Middle School Director. Terra Lynch has accepted our offer to become our new Middle School Director, and she will officially begin in July when Roberto and his family have moved from Austin to Tampa.
Due to below freezing conditions, all Headwaters School's Campus will be closed and all in-person and distance learning classes are canceled for Wednesday 2/17 and Thursday 2/18. Please check your email for more details.
Due to below freezing conditions, all Headwaters School's Campus will be closed and all in-person and distance learning (Headwaters@Home) classes are canceled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16. Please check your email for more details.
If you’re a fan of football, halftime shows, wacky ads, and/or food, you’re probably planning to tune in and see the Buccaneers play the Chiefs this Sunday. Nationwide, and in Austin, we've seen significant spikes in COVID-19 after every major holiday - Labor Day, Thanksgiving, News Years, etc. The next big day is coming up on Super Bowl Sunday. In order to keep the virus trending downward, we ask you to not host or attend a Super Bowl Party this Sunday.
The CDC recommends “gathering virtually or with the people you live with [as] the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year.“ We ask families to follow the CDC's guidance for Safer Ways to Enjoy the Super Bowl, namely staying home and gathering virtually, for a fun evening. See below for tips and ideas from the CDC.
As Austin is currently seeing a significant surge of COVID-19, Headwaters will host a community COVID-19 PCR testing site next Wednesday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our Creek Campus in South Austin (9607 Brodie Lane).