Autumn Creek Elementary Newsletter
Special Edition for Transportation
We are just about ready for day 1! We had a team of staff and volunteers who worked countless hours over the last week to get our instructional materials out to classrooms! Every classroom now has its furniture, a New Line touch screen, and all student tables. Hallways are clear and crews will continue to clean the building between now and the first day!
We are ready for you and are so excited about the first day of school!
What to Expect on Tuesday, August 10
What happens after 7:30?
- Breakfast will be provided in the cafeteria for students if they need it.
- Students not eating breakfast will go directly to class.
- We will have staff in the hallways throughout the building helping kids and families to find the correct room.
What about parking?
Please note that parking will be a major challenge on this day! We will have volunteers assisting with on-site parking on a first come, first served basis. Parking is available in our west lot behind the school, or to the right side of any driveways that are not marked in red as a fire lane. When our parking fills up, we will be directing cars back out to the street for parking in the community.
Tips for Tuesday if you plan to walk your students to class:
Arrive early. Our doors will open at 7:30am!
Walk to school or carpool if you can!
Expect delays. This is our first day in operation and many people will be on our campus at the same time.
What happens around 8:00am?
- We will make a PA announcement shortly before 8:00am and right at 8:00am thanking you for coming to the school. We will ask that you begin making your way out of the building if you are still present.
- Families will be able to move to our cafeteria for our Boo-Hoo/ Yahoo breakfast sponsored by our PTO. Families will exit from this event out of the front cafeteria doors.
We look forward to welcoming you and your students on this day!
How does drop off work on Tuesday?
How does afternoon pick up work?
Families picking up will form two lanes in our driveway. We will have staff out there to direct cars into lanes.
All students should have received an afternoon pickup tag that shows the student's name and a unique number. You MUST have this tag with you when you pick students up and will be required to show it to our staff who is working on a laptop. If you are picking up multiple students, please bring the tag for all of the ones you are picking up.
If you have not received your car rider pickup tags, please come to the school on Monday between the hours of 8am and 4pm to receive your them. As always you may call us at 281-641-5700 if you have any further questions.
What if my student rides the bus?
Families living in Standard on the Creek apartments are provided bus transportation to Autumn Creek since there is no gate or footpath from the apartment complex. This is being done to keep our kids safe!
Want to know what your bus route time and location is? Visit the transportation website to find out more.
Can I pick up my child if they normally ride the bus?
How do you make sure my child gets to the correct spot when school is out?
Students in 3rd through 5th grade will not have a backpack tag, but teachers will still walk them out to their appropriate spot.
Car riders stay in the classroom until you drive up and show us your pickup tag. Teachers are in the classroom supervising during that time. When the family is there for pick up, students are released to our front door to go line up at a cone. We have multiple staff members lining the hallways to make sure students get to the right area.
Pizza Party for all students on Tuesday!
Nothing makes a kid's day like pizza! Thank you, Domino's!
Please remember that families will be welcomed to lunch beginning on Monday August 24 so we can have two weeks to get our routines down!
Back To School Checklist
Our wonderful PTO created this very handy checklist to help you prepare for the new school year! It has some great reminders on things you might not be thinking of. Thank you, PTO!
YMCA After School Care
YMCA After School care registration is open! You can go to our website at www.humbleisd.net/ace to find a registration link along with more information about the program. If you have attempted registration before and were unable to find Autumn Creek Elementary in the list, that issue has been corrected by the YMCA. Also here is a flyer with more information.