For the full message from Principal Hosack, including information from AISD, UIL and College Board (AP testing info) click here. Her message directly to Mac Families and Students, especially to the class of 2020, is below.
Dear McCallum Family,
What a strange and difficult time this is for everyone. Although it is certainly unprecedented and so much is still undecided, please know we are working diligently to more robustly build our online learning platform (BLEND) so that students can continue to learn. To be clear, classes are officially cancelled through April 3rd to give teachers enough time to accomplish this task. Should we have to delay the reopening of schools, online learning will begin on April 6th, 2020.
All additional functions scheduled to happen at McCallum HS through May 1st are cancelled. Students should not come to campus until further notice. If students left necessary items on campus we will deal with this on a case by case basis in order to ensure the health and safety for all. Parents and/or students needing assistance with accessing campus should contact his/her Assistant Principal via email.
Assistant Principal email address are listed below:
- A-Cn: Sophia Sherline, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cn-Hd: Andy Baxa, email@example.com
- He-Me: Gabe Reyes, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mi-Sd: Larry Featherstone, email@example.com
- Se-Z: Tamara Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org
To the Class of 2020:
I hate this for you the most. My heart hurts that we aren’t all together for every precious moment of your senior year. At this point, as I said above, major events are cancelled through May 1st. Unfortunately, this includes prom which was to be held April 25th. I will keep you all as up-to-date as I can in regards to major events scheduled for May.
Your heath and safety remains my number one concern. I love you and miss you all very much – but it is SO IMPORTANT that you take care of yourself during this time. Please stay safe and continue to make good decisions. Your MAC family cares about you, deeply.
We are dedicated to working with all of our students in order to ensure their success. Please be patient with us and we do all we can for the health, safety and success of all of our students.
We are in this together. #GoKnights
Principal Hosack Provides Update Through ‘The Shield’
On Friday, March 20th, McCallum students Julia Kay Smith and Stella Shenkman interviewed Principal Brandi Hosack about the latest developments on how the district is adjusting its plans during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
The interview was published online in McCallum’s award-winning student newspaper, The Shield. Click here to access the article, which includes a link to the audio of the conversation with Principal Hosack.