Curtis Roo Stars

January 2021

About Curtis Elementary

Curtis Elementary is an elementary school located in the heart of Weatherford, Texas serving kindergarten through fifth grade students. Curtis partners with families and the community to create a positive, connected learning environment focused on educating the whole child. Highly qualified teachers challenge and inspire students to develop their talents and passions in preparation for future success in the global community. Curtis Elementary fosters creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking in all students.


Curtis Elementary has programs and services to meet the needs of all students. These include, Dyslexia, Quest (Gifted and Talented), English as a Second Language (ESL), Reading and math interventions, Innovation class and various clubs.

A Message from the Principal!

Hello Curtis Roos and Parents!


Our staff and students are really working hard this time of year. Teachers are helping students catch up after missing a few months of school last year. We are currently administering our MOY assessments to see how much students have grown.


One of the most important factors in ensuring students make academic progress is parent engagement! What does that mean? It simply means that students perform better academically when their parents communicate the importance of school and support their child at home with homework, extra reading, and practice of academic skills. This is especially true for reading. It is so important for parents to read with and to their child every day. Let them read what they want to read even if the child wants to read along with a book on tape.


Parents of Kinder and First Grade need to really support their child at home with reading. If a student falls behind in kindergarten or first grade, it is very difficult for them to close the gap, and it may prevent them from reading on grade level in future grade levels.


No matter the task or skill, it is important to practice. Some students need more practice than others, so school practice is not enough. Just like in sports, students may go to practice during and after school. Some even continue to practice at home at night or on the weekends to get better. Even in reading or any academic skill, our students need to practice!

School Holiday- January 18, 2021

Penquin Adopted!

Mrs. Doran’s 5th Grade VLA students dove deep into nonfiction texts for reading and writing unit last six weeks. Students fell in love with the research topic of penguins, and they continued with Shared Readings, Read Alouds, writing assignments, and research based projects all about Penguins! Mrs. Doran decided to create a GoFundMe page in order for her students to donate $1 to the National Wildlife Federation in order to adopt their very own Emperor Penguin. Once the funds were raised, they adopted our Penguin, and students got to vote on a name- MAVERICK. The NWF sent a package in the mail with a poster, certificate signed by CEO, and an animal calendar showcasing all of the endangered species on our Earth. Students will get to sign the poster, and it will be hung in the school halls to showcase their efforts in this cause.

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Check out our Curtis Store!

You can find some cool Roo Gear by clicking this link! Support Curtis Elementary!

https://stores.inksoft.com/weatherfordroos/shop/home

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Curtis SMART Start Plan!

Please click the link to learn about the Curtis Elementary Smart Start Plan.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kv33T1tDfUWtioCsDTfvGYbjqXfbGbEx/view?usp=sharing

WISD Smart Start Plan

Please click on this link to access the Weatherford ISD Start Smart Plan!


https://4.files.edl.io/3b41/07/22/20/124618-77ae9b7c-b5f5-4c66-8831-5b7462196b75.pdf

Building Cleaning Plan

Campus Cleaning Plan


● Campuses will be cleaned throughout the instructional day.

● Custodial staffing will be realigned to allow for ongoing cleaning of touch surfaces during the instructional day.

● Classrooms will be equipped for cleaning between student transitions.

● Cleaning products will be properly stored when not in use. ● WISD utilizes the Bioprotect product developed by Viaclean to provide a base layer of protection on all surfaces and buses throughout the district. Bioprotect is a preservative antimicrobial coating applied to all surfaces through an electrostatic mist machine to disinfect and provide long-term antimicrobial surface protection that kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms including the virus that causes COVID-19. Protection begins in 60 seconds and remains effective for up to 90 days. Bioprotect will be reapplied to all surfaces on a 90-day cycle.

● All district facilities will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis using the Virex product developed by Diversey. Virex is a hospital grade one-step quaternary disinfectant cleaner that provides broad spectrum kill of microorganisms including SARS-CoV-2.

● In addition to daily cleaning, all buses and facilities will be treated using the Virex product with an Emist electrostatic disinfectant sprayer to cover all surfaces efficiently and effectively. Response to Lab-Confirmed Case of COVID-19 (Deep Cleaning)


Deep cleaning will be triggered when an employee or student is identified as lab positive for COVID-19. Schools must close off areas that were heavily used by the individual with the labconfirmed case (student or staff) until the non-porous surfaces in those areas can be disinfected by custodial staff, unless more than 3 days have already passed since that person was on campus.

Student Health Protocol Reminder

Student Health Protocols


● All parents are responsible for ensuring that a daily self-screening of each student occurs prior to coming to school or boarding school transportation. SCREENER o Temperature Check(temp must be less than 100°F)

Questions:

1. Have you traveled outside of Texas in the last 14 days?

2. Have you been exposed to anyone who is sick?

3. Have you had any of the following symptoms?

▪ Cough

▪ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

▪ Chills ▪ Shaking with chills

▪ Muscle pain

▪ Headache

▪ Sore throat

▪ Loss of taste or smell

▪ Diarrhea

▪ Feeling feverish or having a fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit

▪ Known contact with someone who has a lab confirmed case of COVID-19


● All students will be instructed on methods to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 at school.

● All students should practice appropriate social distancing, when applicable, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.

● All students will be trained on proper handwashing techniques and participate in scheduled handwashing times throughout the day.

● Students in 4th grade and up (health exceptions) are required to use non-medical grade face coverings, covering nose and mouth; all students are encouraged to wear a face covering.

Registration Process

Click the link below for information on how to register your child!


https://www.weatherfordisd.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=236880&type=d&pREC_ID=545877

School Start Time is 7:50!

Morning and Afternoon Procedures

We appreciate all of our parents helping us make Curtis Elementary a safe place for kids! We wanted to send some 1st day reminders regarding morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

The front doors will be opened at 7:00 for bus riders. We encourage students that walk or are dropped off by car to arrive closer to 7:30 due to social distancing protocols. Students will wait in designated areas until breakfast is served. Students will be dismissed to their classrooms at 7:30. Instruction begins at 7:50.

Pick up and Drop off Procedures for Car Riders/ Campus Dismissal App

· Parents will remain in vehicle and drop students off in the morning and pick students up in the afternoon by accessing the drive off Russell Street leading to the back of the school.

· No left turns into the drive-thru heading west bound on Russell.

· K-1 students will use Lane 1 (Inside/curbside lane) closest to the building for drop off and pick up.

· All other students in grades 2-5 will use Lane 2 (the outside lane farthest from the building) for drop off and pick up.

· Parents will use the Dismissal App when arriving at the back drive in the afternoon. The back drive through will not be accessible before 2:30 PM.

· Parents will have a QR code to scan at the entrance of the pick-up line.

· Students will wait in their classrooms until parent arrives and scans the barcode.

· Parents will remain in their vehicle while staff members bring their student to the vehicle.

· Changes to how your student is dismissed need to happen before 2:30. Call the office if you need to make these changes.

Walkers

Students will be released at the front of the building to walk home after 3:30. Staff members will monitor all crosswalks.

Buses and Parking

· Buses will use the front drive in front of the building.

· No parking, except handicap parking, will be allowed in front of Curtis between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:15 AM and 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

· Parking will be allowed along the curb on the west side of Lamar only. NO parking will be allowed on the east side of Lamar.

Thank you for the help and support in making Curtis a safe school!

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Please read updates from SB139.

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Want to volunteer?

Call us at 817-598-2838 if you are interested in our Curtis PTA or want to volunteer at Curtis! Click on the image below to complete volunteer application.

PEACHJAR - ALL Flyers and Information posted on Peach Jar!

Click this link to access upcoming events and information at Curtis Elementary and WISD:


https://www.peachjar.com/index.php?region=29800&a=28&b=138