Robinson Middle School eNews

Week of March 29 , 2021

One Team. One Family. One Robinson.

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Important Dates

April 2 | Student/Teacher Holiday

April 5 | Student/Teacher Holiday

April 6 | STAAR Writing 7 (All students)

May 4 | Algebra EOC (All students)

May 6 | STAAR Science 8 (All students)

May 7 | STAAR Social Studies 8 (All students)

May 11 | STAAR Math 6, 7, 8 (Face-to-Face students)

May 12 | STAAR Reading 6, 7, 8 (Face-to-Face students)

May 13 | STAAR Math 6, 7, 8 (Remote students)

May 14 | STAAR Reading 6, 7, 8 (Remote students)

Important STAAR Information

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STAAR Online Platform Tutorial

Access the STAAR Online Testing Platform

  1. Go to https://tx-tss.caltesting.org/inbrowser/

  2. Student must select either:

    1. Practice

    2. Tutorial

Transportation Information

Face-to-Face and School@Home students who are eligible to ride the bus may do so on designated test days. Please click the link below to check for eligibility and bus stops for your home address.


https://www.pisd.edu/Page/6723

Items to Bring on Test Days

  • Fully charged Chromebook
  • Chromebook Charger
  • Water bottle
  • Pencils/erasers
  • Book to read after test is complete

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are free and will be available to students. Students may also bring their lunch. Lunch deliveries will not be accepted.

Back-to-School Plan Review

For those who will be joining us on campus for the first time, the Back-to-School Plan is linked below for your reference.

School Hours

School hours are 8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The building will open at 7:45. Please be mindful that if students are dropped off prior to 7:45, students will not be supervised outside.

Jasper Theatre Productions and Tech Productions Auditions

Audition Due Date: April 9th, 2022


Please see the attachment below to access the application process letter.

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Contact Info

Zoom Office Hours:

All counselors have Zoom meetings during these times:

Mon, Tues, Thurs from 2-3pm

Wed and Fri 10-11am

Visit our Google Classrooms to get the link to the Zoom office hours.


6th grade Kelli.tisdale@pisd.edu 469-752-6218

7th grade Mike.rubin@pisd.edu 469-752-6217

8th grade Sherry.dissinger@pisd.edu 469-752-6216

Early Childhood Programs Enrollment

Enroll now for PreK, Head Start & Kindergarten.

Visit www.pisd.edu/ecprograms for more information.

Reminders: Student Technology Equipment Checkout Guidelines

Please visit https://www.pisd.edu/techcheckout for reminders about the use of PISD devices/Chromebooks and information regarding damages and replacement of Chromebooks.

Curbside Meal Pickup

More at www.pisd.edu/grabandgo.

The meal bundles can be picked up at any of the following locations:

Anyone picking up meals for students, without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate.

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Tutorial Schedule

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Updated PISD 2020-2021 Calendar

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General Reminders

PTA

Join the Robinson PTA! Our awesome PTA supports students and teachers throughout the school year and sponsors great events and activities. We encourage all of our families to join our PTA by going to http://www.RobinsonPTA.org.

Curbside Library Services

Student are now able to check out physical books from the library during virtual learning!


Procedures to check out books:


  • The student will put a hold on the book(s) through their library account. (Refer to the video “How to Place a Library Hold” on the Library Google classroom.)


  • Students are in charge of checking their accounts to see when their holds are ready.


  • When the books are ready, parents can come at any of the dates and times listed below for pickup.

  • Check with your student to make sure they have a book that is available for pickup. They will need to check their library account.


  • Pickup will be outside, at the main entrance to the building.


  • The books will be on a cart with the student’s name attached. Mr. Tanner will check the books out at that time.


  • Book returns will be dropped into the book return and quarantined for 3 days (per district instructions).


Pick up times each week will be:

Monday at 4pm (except first week)

Wednesday at 9am

Friday at 12pm


Mr. Tanner will be posting links on the library Google classroom for help in picking out books to read. Holds will be cancelled after one week of sitting on the cart. Mr. Tanner will include an account summary with the books if there are excessive overdues.


Dusty Tanner

Libarian

dusty.tanner@pisd.edu

Helpful Attendance Reminders


  1. If you see a problem with attendance, please email the teacher. Teachers monitor student engagement in class and submit the daily attendance.
  2. Teachers will enter attendance by 3:00 pm each day. Each student will be marked A (Absent) or PSH (Present School @ Home). The teacher will still have access to attendance the following day to monitor if a student engaged by 11:59 pm.
  3. If a student is going to be absent, please call the "Child Safe Line" to report the absence. It is not required as we will no longer pre-code the parent call since a student can truly still "engage" by 11:59 pm that day to be counted present.
  4. Notify the teacher if you are having technical issues and work with them on an alternate way to engage.
  5. Parent and Doctor Notes must be received within 3 days of returning back to school from the absence.
  6. Parent and Doctor Notes may be scanned and emailed to Vickie Strong at vicki.strong@pisd.edu or turned in at the Robinson Front Office.
  7. This year, an email from a legal guardian listed on PISD Parent Portal, will suffice as a parent note. The email must include the student name, ID number, date(s) of absence, reason for absence along with the parent name submitting the note.
  8. Teachers are responsible for communicating to each class what their expectations are to be defined as present and engaged in class.
  9. Any changes made to attendance can take a few hours, or possibly overnight, to sync in Parent Portal.

PISD Family Resource Page

PISD has launched a Family Resource page on the district’s website. This page provides a searchable list that families, community members and school staff can utilize to help find community resources in order to meet a family’s needs. The list is searchable by agency name, zip code and category. Categories include such areas as basic needs (food assistance, housing assistance), health care (medical, dental, vision), and mental health (substance abuse, counseling, etc.). The family resource page can be found at https://www.pisd.edu/familyresources

Administration Team

Principal

Kennitra Robertson

kennitra.robertson@pisd.edu


Assistant Principal

Skip Gragert

skip.gragert@pisd.edu


Assistant Principal

Lasma Jekabsone-Berrouet

lasma.jekabsoneberr@pisd.edu

Counseling Team

6th Grade Counselor

Kelli Tisdale

kelli.tisdale@pisd.edu


7th Grade Counselor

Mike Rubin

mike.rubin@pisd.edu


8th Grade Counselor

Sherry Dissinger

sherry.dissinger@pisd.edu


Registrar

Rhonda Morgan

rhonda.morgan@pisd.edu

Stay Connected

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https://www.pisd.edu/plano


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https://www.pisd.edu/robinson

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