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January 9, 2022

Important Dates:

No School - January 17, 2022
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Spring ISD mask mandate remains in place; COVID-19 testing and vaccines available

According to the CDC, correct and consistent mask use is a critical step that people can take to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. We also strongly encourage those who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (ages 5 and older) or booster (ages 16 and older) to get one as soon as possible.


Here are the steps to follow if your student becomes ill, which have been updated to reflect new guidelines from the CDC:

  1. Should your student show any symptoms of COVID-19, please consider getting them tested. Click here to register for a free test at a site near you, or refer to the list below for Spring ISD-specific sites.
  2. If your child tests negative, they can return to school as long as they’ve been fever-free for 24 hours without any medication.
  3. If your child tests positive, you need to contact your campus and report the case to the school nurse, who will alert the campus principal and our Emergency Management and School Safety team.
  4. We also recommend testing for the entire family of any student who tests positive. Unvaccinated siblings/parents/household members should quarantine at home for five days because they are considered close contacts per CDC guidelines. Vaccinated siblings/parents/household members do not need to quarantine, but should watch for symptoms and wear a mask.
  5. Vaccinated siblings may come to school, as long as they are fever free, have no symptoms and wear a mask.
  6. Your COVID-19 positive student will not be able to return to school until at least 5 days have passed since the positive test was taken and the student is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications (fever is a temperature of 100° F or higher), and other symptoms have improved.
  7. After 5 days from the date that the student took the COVID test that yielded a positive result, the student may return to campus on the 6th day, but should report first to the nurse for a temperature check or to present a doctor’s note/release.
  8. If your COVID-19 positive student is well enough, they may do and submit make-up work assigned by their teachers.
  9. Close contact students quarantining at home also have the option of completing and submitting make-up work to keep up with school assignments.

In addition, the district will continue to update its COVID-19 tracker to help keep everyone informed about conditions in our schools and district, along with our weekly email update on positive cases reported in Spring ISD. We will continue to monitor health trends across the area and adjust health and safety protocols as needed.

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Parents, please make sure you are providing your child/children with a mask daily. Thanks for helping keep your child/children safe!

Parent Information

Buses may have to double back and will be running late for a little while. You may choose to pick up your child/children for a week or two, but service is still available.



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Testing Data

Scholars in 3rd-5th grades recently took the Cycle 1 Assessment. The items on these tests are comparable to questions the students will see on STAAR. It is exciting seeing these increases!
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Testing This Week:

3rd-5th: Reading and MAP


Kinder-2nd: mClass Reading

Instructional Topics for the Week:

These are the learning topics for this week:


In Kindergarten, during reading, students will start unit 7, students will listen to Read-Alouds about kings and queens and royal families. Both the fiction and nonfiction selections will build students’ understanding of the

responsibilities, lifestyle, and customs associated with royalty throughout history. At home, students can share with parents what they have learned and compare the life of royalty with their own lives. During math, students will compare the language of comparing quantities such as more than, fewer than and same as. At home students can practice these skills with items of their own.


In First Grade, during reading, students will read nonfiction texts about stars such as constellations, the moon and space exploaration to review skills such as generating questions, creating mental images and using text evidence. At home, students can practice these skills with books they may read on their own.

In math, students will practice strategies for solving addition problems where the addend is unknown.


In Second Grade, during reading, students will be learning about the War of 1812,and this week they will review the attack of Washington D.C and the after math of the war. At home, students may share with parents the facts that they learned from this era.

In math, students will be learning about shape attributes and part whole relationships in shapes.


In Third Grade, during reading, students will be studying norse mythological stories about the Viking age to practice skills such as explaining character relationships and using text evidence. At home, students can use these skills to interpret characters from their own fictional stories.

In math, students will learn how to measure the area of a rectangle and strategies to solve problems to determine the area of a rectangular shape.


In Fourth Grade, during reading, students will continue Unit 5 which is about the pirate adventures of Treasure Island to learn skills such as paraphrasing, plot, character interactions, and composing texts. At home, students may continue practicing retelling fictional stories by using plot and character interactions with their own online reading.

In math, students will learn to build triangles and quadrilaterals by using angle attributes.


In Fifth Grade, during reading, students will continue learning about poetry. They will be analyzing different poems to determine the author's use of literary devices such as rhyming, metaphors and repetition. At home, students may practice reading poems, songs or chants and analyze how the author uses literary devices such as figurative language, metaphors and similes.

In math, students will keep learning strategies to add and subtract fractions.

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