Students, Welcome Back!

Students, Welcome Back!
Posted on 07/25/2018

Greetings Parents/Caretakers,

I want to warmly welcome you to the 2018-19 School Year. As the newly appointed Principal of Anderson Academy, it is my esteemed honor to serve you. Our staff is working diligently to prepare the campus and plan for the arrival of our students on August 20, 2018. We value parents and rely on your assistance throughout the year as we work together to Achieve Astronomical Achievement!

As a native of the Acres Homes community, I am deeply committed to boosting student achievement at Anderson Academy. I have worked for Aldine ISD for 20 years with several experiences in educational leadership and administration. My priorities as a principal include safety and security, student achievement, and college/career preparation.

Our leadership team will present information during the orientation regarding our school’s expectations, special programs, transportation, and more. We will also discuss the various ways that you may volunteer to assist us in our efforts to prepare your 21st century learner for college and career readiness.

The following is general information for beginning this school year. If you have any questions or concerns, we will address them during the student orientation, or you may call the school between the hours of 8:00-4:30 Monday-Thursday. Important information for parents, including a school supply list, can also be found on the Aldine website

STEAM (formerly direct instruction)

Student Orientation – August 16, 2018 5:00 p.m.-6:00p.m.
Montessori Student Orientation – August 17, 2018 5:00 p.m.-6:00p.m.

  • Homeroom assignments and bus routes will be posted. There will be a short presentation in the cafeteria before meeting the teachers. Please keep in mind that on orientation evening, many classrooms may not be completely ready.
  • Students not attending orientation will receive their room assignment and bus route on the first day of school.
  • Parents of returning students are not required to attend, but certainly are welcome.

Arrivals and Dismissal

School starts on August 20, 2018. The building opens at 7:30 a.m. every day for early car riders. Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:45 a.m. for car riders. Breakfast for bus riders continues until all buses have arrived. Car riders arriving after 8:50 a.m. are tardy and a parent must escort the child into the building for a tardy pass. Dismissal begins at 4:10 p.m. for car riders. Bus riders are dismissed beginning at 4:05 p.m. Please remember that most bus routes are delayed during the first two weeks of school. Car rider lines and traffic will be heavy as well, so please plan accordingly. Thanks in advance for your patience!

On the first day of school, students are asked to be at their bus stop by 7:15 a.m. After the first few days, when bus routes are firmly established, students may be able to arrive at their bus stop at later times. All students must wear identification tags during the first two weeks of school. Tags are provided by the school, or parents may make their own tags if the school tag is lost. During the first week of school, students often arrive home a little later than usual due to added students on the route, new bus routes, and new bus drivers. Please do not become alarmed. If your address has changed since last school year, it will be necessary to come to Anderson before school begins to do a change of address.

School Supplies

  • A list of elementary grade supplies can be found on the Aldine website under “Parents
  • Copy paper - We are always in need of copy paper throughout the year. If you would like to donate a ream of paper please purchase white Multi-Use Paper (500 sheets, 20 weight, 8.5 x 11 inches).
  • Donations - If you are employed with a company that would like to donate paper, school related supplies, or become a Anderson Business Partner please contact the principal.
  • Backpacks - All backpacks must be clear or mesh.

Dress Code

Anderson Academy is a standardized dress school. All students are required to be in uniform Monday through Friday. Shirts are tucked in at all times except when students are in PE. All bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts) are navy, black or khaki. Shorts and skirts must be at the appropriate length, which is approaching the knee.

If you wish to pre order a Anderson Astros logo shirt, forms will be available during Orientation on August 21 and during registration. (cost is pending).

I look forward to meeting you all! I truly believe that we will have an exceptional year as we Aim for Astronomical Achievement!


Dr. Eunetra Simpson