Coyotes & Lobos
September 12, 2022
Welcome Back! I love seeing each one of you!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a strong start to this school year. This year will be like none other. No other school district has traversed what our district has in the last months. We will continue to make every effort to move forward. We will never forget our 2 wonderful teachers and 19 outstanding students and how special each was and is in our memory. Our school year is to uplift their memory.
This is our first Monday of the school year, and I am certain every student was glad to see you bright and early this morning. Seeing the activities last week and the students on our campuses was great. Last Tuesday was our first day of the school year, and we had 3,752 students attend school on day 1. Student attendance increased throughout the week; on Friday, we had 3,962 students in our schools. Your work over the summer, moving, professional development, planning, contacting parents, and being flexible, all in preparation for Day 1 last Tuesday, was nothing less than miraculous. I applaud U.
Another group in need of applause, September 16th, is National Instructional Assistants Day. I want to thank all our Instructional Assistants (IAs) in the district for their daily dedication, support, and expertise to UCISD teachers and students. Instructional Assistants are often the eyes and ears of the classroom. They help students stay up to speed with the rest of the class. This work is critical when it comes to supporting our students on campus. Thank you for showing your Uvalde Strong, caring spirit every day.
I want to say 'Thank You' to each one of you for the job you do and the loving spirit and sacrifice you perform every day. Every one of you makes a significant impact in our children's lives and is dedicated to educating our students or preparing for each one to have a wonderful and successful school day. I came across this poem, and you may have seen it already, but I feel it is worth sharing or revisiting. I feel it speaks to your dedication and motivation to teach our kids.
100 Years From Now
One hundred years from now It won't matter
What kind of car I drove
What kind of house I lived in
How much money I had in the bank
Nor what my clothes looked like
The world may be a little better
Because, I was important
In the life of a child.
I will never forget the 21 precious souls who lost their lives in May and their families, and we will continue to honor their memory. I will work hard to ensure this school year is a successful one.
Remember, I believe in U, I will Pray for U, Stay Loyal and True, and together we are Uvalde Strong!
A Message from Superintendent Dr. Harrell
There are 4 Open Houses scheduled this week.
Uvalde High School: Sept. 12th from 5-7 p.m.
Dalton Elementary: (1st & 2nd) Sept. 13th from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dalton Elementary: (PreK & Kinder) Sept. 15th from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Crossroads Academy: Sept. 15th from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Featuring the 1st episode of the Crossroads Academy podcast
The Pedagogy of Perpetual Love
Episode 1- Ready, set, go!
It’s time for Dalton Elementary OPEN HOUSE!
Everyone will meet in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. with Ms. Pruitt for introductions, volunteer opportunities for parents, 2nd grade Safety Patrol program, parent/teacher/school compacts, and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions. At 6:00 p.m. parents will visit their child’s classroom and the teachers will share expectations and routines for the year.
Student engagement throughout Morales Junior High is multidimensional and includes effort, persistence, attention, asking questions, and participation. When students have a good relationship with their teachers and classmates and feel a sense of belonging to their school (emotional engagement), they may be more likely to participate in class discussions and activities (behavioral engagement). Over time this can lead to a stronger commitment and investment in their learning (cognitive engagement). All staff are working to engage students on multiple levels providing layers of support and guidance.
UDLA Celebrate Grandparents
Grandparents Day has been split into two days.
PreK to 1st grade: Tuesday, September 13th
2nd to 6th grade: Wednesday, September 14th
Uvalde CISD is offering a virtual learning option for the 2022-2023 school year. Uvalde CISD Virtual Academy is providing remote instruction to students in grades K-12.
- Reside in the Uvalde CISD attendance area;
- Be enrolled in Uvalde CISD;
- Have reasonable access to in-person services at a district or school facility;
- Have fewer than 10 unexcused absences while enrolled in Uvalde Virtual Academy over a six-month period.
The virtual learning program will use district Learning Management Systems of See Saw (K-2) and Canvas (3-12), which can be accessed on district-provided iPads. All submitted applications will be reviewed for program eligibility under program guidelines.
The official application for admission has closed. However, individuals seeking information on the Uvalde CISD Virtual Academy For information on applying for Virtual Academy, contact Dr. Becky Reinhardt.
Dr. Becky Reinhardt
(830) 591-2950, ext. 5311
You are invited to the September Uvalde CISD PTO Meeting!
Tuesday, September 20
This is a closed meeting to media.
Thank you PTO and Yeti for the cups!
Home | Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation
Building a Brighter Future In the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation was established to help collect funding for the construction of a new elementary campus in the Uvalde CISD.