The Booker Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter - January 3 - 7

Need Spanish? Click the Translate Newsletter on the top or top right corner. ¿Necesitas español? Haga clic en "Traducir boletín informativo" en la esquina superior o superior derecha.
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Booker's Calendar of Events


Now thru Jan. 7 - SCHOOL OF CHOICE - APPLICATION WINDOW for all 5th Graders

Dec 2 - Dec. 17 - 12 Days of Holiday Cheer!!!!

Dec. 17 - Jan. 3 - Chill out and Read Contest

Jan. 4 - First Day for Second Semester - PAJAMA DAY

Jan. 10 - Beginning of the Year Testing (BOY Testing)

Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr Day - Student Holiday

ALLEY THEATRE A CHRISTMAS CAROL SPECIAL - Click Here

Alley Theatre has some digital fun awaiting for anyone interested! Check it out!

SCHOOL RESUMES - JANUARY 4, 2022

COME BACK COZY! Wear your pajamas all day!

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

BOOKER IS #1 in SPRING ISD AGAIN!

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BENGALS, KEEP IT UP!

PARENTS... GET THOSE BENGALS LOGGED ON!

Need something for your child to do this last week? All of these programs can be found in their student portal.

Their username is:

last initial, first initial, and lunch number

Password is: Birth year, Birth month, Birth day

Example: Keisha Womack, Lunch ID 331108, Date of Birth 04/25/2001

Username: WK331108

Password: 20010425

Student Email Address: Last initial, first initial, lunch #, @students.springisd.org


Parents, you may always log in to your child's account to see their email or all of the instructional programs available. They have access and don't let them tell you they don't!


PROGRAMS TO PRACTICE

ST MATH

AMPLIFY READING

EDUCATION GALAXY (Reading & Math)

MyON Reading


Make sure they are getting time on programs that matter! Avoid long hours of free internet time! Please supervise their searches and their screen time!

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LET"S GET TO READING!

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JAN. 7 - LAST DAY FOR SCHOOL OF CHOICE APPLICATIONS!

SCHOOL OF CHOICE IMPORTANT DATES

Online Application Open - Open through Jan. 7, 2022


Student Interviews/Auditions - February - March 2022

Parent Notification - March 11, 2022 - Parent Response Deadline - March 30, 2022

SCHOOL OF CHOICE INFO - CLICK HERE

Check out our Schools of Choice here! Click to find options for your child.

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SCHOOL STARTS AT 8 AM!

COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME!

SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:05!

FREE BREAKFAST - 7:35AM

AVOID BEING LATE, COME BEFORE 8!!


GRADE PLACEMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE HOLDING ATTENDANCE MEETINGS IN JANUARY FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE BELOW THE 90% ATTENDANCE RATE. Please be mindful that parent/doctor notes, help us code what type of absence it is, but it does not dismiss the absence. All students, regardless of their grade, will be subject to retention if they do not meet the 90% state requirement. See Compulsory Attendance Law for more details! A quick link is below.

ATTEND TO WIN, BENGALS!

Compulsory Attendance Law

Click here to read more about the Compulsory Attendance Law. All students are required to be in attendance at least 90% of the school year! Our attendance rate is too low! We need our scholars in school every day!

PARENT CORNER! CHECK IT OUT!

VOLUNTEER AT BOOKER!

WANT TO VOLUNTEER - LEARN MORE HERE!

We need you! Come volunteer at Booker and let's reach our CAMPUS GOALS together! We can be an "A" Campus with your help! Click now to sign up!

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE

Register here to be a volunteer in our school! We need your help to get our campus to an "A" rating! Come and help us SHINE BRIGHT THIS YEAR!

SOLICITUD DE VOLUNTARIOS DE SPRING ISD

Register here to be a volunteer in our school! We need your help to get our campus to an "A" rating! Come and help us SHINE BRIGHT THIS YEAR!

BOOKER PARENT GUIDE 2021-2022

Find more details about campus policies and procedures, start times, tardies, absences, and so much more! A quick guide for information about your child's school!

SPRING ISD STUDENT & PARENT HANDBOOK

This handbook outlines the policies and procedures set forth by Spring ISD for all who attend SISD and their parents/guardians.

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NEED CHILDCARE BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL? CLICK HERE

We are partnering with Koala Kare again this year! They offer before and after school services for parents! Hours of operation 6:30am - 6:30pm each day. Located in Booker's cafeteria!

DEVICE REQUEST & ASSISTANCE

CHROMEBOOK REQUEST FORM


EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A CHROMEBOOK. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DEVICE, NO NEED TO CHECK ONE OUT, BUT LET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER KNOW A CHROMEBOOK IS NOT NEEDED!

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ARE YOU LOCKED OUT of your Chromebook?

Do you have a Chromebook that has been Locked or Disabled by Spring ISD, please send it to school with your student or stop by the Front Office for assistance? We will verify the Chromebook and begin the re-enabling process. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call 281-891-8750 or email Lberry@springisd.org.
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PARENT CENTRAL - CLICK HERE

Click here for more info on HAC!

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VOTE FOR YOUR 2022-2023 CALENDAR OPTION NOW- CLICK NOW

VOTE FOR YOUR 2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR OPTION HERE! Compare the two options and cast your vote!!!

Booker Elementary School

FOR ASSISTANCE: CALL (281)891-8750


PRESS 1 - REGISTRAR - Ms. Velasquez - dvelas1@springisd.org

PRESS 2 - ATTENDANCE CLERK - Ms. Enciso - menciso@springisd.org

PRESS 0 - RECEPTIONISTS - Mrs. Sanchez - ssanch5@springisd.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Bill of Rights Survey - Click Here!

Please participate in our discipline survey! We want to hear from you!

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CLICK HERE FOR SOME SAFETY TIPS!

CLICK HERE to learn different ways you and your family can stay safe this holiday season!

COVID TESTING & COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION

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Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations


Spring ISD is partnering with Houston Medical ER and Inspire Health to offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites to the district’s students, staff and community.


Inspire Health mobile testing units will be at the following campuses starting Monday, October 4, Monday-Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)


  • Planet Ford Stadium (23802 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, 77373)

  • Spring ISD Family Community Engagement Center (17125 Ella Blvd., Houston, 77090)

  • Child Nutrition ( 15330 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, 77090)



To expedite testing, students and staff members may pre-register beforehand here, but pre-registration is not required. Inspire Health plans to expand location options in the near future.


Additionally, Houston Medical ER (2306 Rayford Road, Spring, TX 77386) also is providing free vaccines and testing, Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Staff & Students Preregister Here

A form for all staff and students to expedite the screeners and vaccines by registering before arrival.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS

New TASFA/FAFSA Graduation Requirement


Parents/Guardians of 12th-Grade Students:


The purpose of this letter is to remind you of a new graduation requirement that will go into effect beginning with the Class of 2022.


As a result of House Bill 3, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) adopted the graduation requirement for all students to complete and submit either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).


TEA has allowed for three exceptions to this graduation requirement:


  1. The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that they authorize the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;

  2. The student signs and submits the FAFSA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf, if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority (student emancipation) have been removed for general purposes under Chapter 31, Family Code, or;

  3. A school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.


Annually, the financial aid cycle opens Oct. 1 of a student’s senior year, and the state priority deadline to submit the FAFSA or TASFA is Jan. 15 of a student’s senior year. Spring ISD will provide hands-on application workshops throughout the school year to assist students and families with the FAFSA and TASFA applications.


To fulfill this graduation requirement, the student must log into Naviance and upload either the mandatory TEA waiver or a Student Aid Report (SAR) to show an application was submitted.


For additional information, please contact your campus college counselor.


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