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2022-2023 School Year

Week of September 12th

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Principal's Message

Parents the year is flying by! We had another amazing week at Reynolds. This week we will continue our beginning of year assessment cycle. Students will take baseline assessments that allow our teachers to identify areas that they can support them in. The assessments they will take are as follows:

PK- Circle assessment

K-2- MAP Math and mClass Reading

3-4- MAP Math and Reading

5- MAP Math, Reading & Science

We will communicate results for these assessments as this assessment cycle closes in late September.

This week we also began our acceleration blocks- for 45 minutes each day all classes have acceleration time which is a targeted time where teachers work in small groups with their students on specific needs they may have. Additionally during this time students will be in engaging hands on stations or even be pulled out for more intensive targeted instruction. For our students in grades 4-5 they may also receive acceleration in fulfillment of House Bill 4545 requirements for STAAR.

Thank you for an Amazing Grandparent's day luncheon!

Take a Peek into our rooms this week!

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Upcoming Dates

9/15 International Dot Day - Wear Your Dots

9/21 Dollar Dress Down

** Don't forget about parent lunches on Fridays!!!!

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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | Read aloud Book for kids | Educational Video
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Reserve Your Chromebook Now!!!

Parents We are so excited to be a Blended Learning Campus!!! As such all of our students have the opportunity to receive a touch-screen chromebook that will be integrated in daily instruction. We plan to distribute them at the beginning of the year and we need your help.

ALL students who are to receive a device must have the Chromebook Agreement Form completed. Please ensure to fill one out for each of your students PK-5th Grade!

We will be hosting various parent workshops throughout the year in order to give our parents various ways to support learning at home with these devices!

Fill Out Form Here!


District News and Announcements

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Bond 2022- Reynolds is on the BALLOT!!!!

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Spring ISD voters will decide on a $850 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, with three propositions that would include the rebuilding of Spring High School, construction of a district wide education and performance facility, renovations for several campuses, updates to technology, and safety and security features for all campuses.

After hearing the recommendation from the Bond Steering Committee, the Spring ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling the election that will seek voter approval to fund the following projects:

  • Improve the district’s safety and security capabilities

  • Rebuild Spring High School

  • Refresh the current or design the future Westfield High, Reynolds Elementary, and Jenkins Elementary Schools based on community feedback

  • Address districtwide facility maintenance improvements

  • Build a districtwide education and performance facility. Spring ISD would utilize this building as a reunification center in the event of emergencies. The center will also be used for districtwide and community educational events, graduation ceremonies, performance and visual arts programs, and indoor athletic events and competitions.

In addition, the proposed measures would include funds to address districtwide technology and specific safety and security needs, including:

  • Add shooter-detection systems for all locations

  • Enhance the coverage and density of security camera systems

  • Provide technology improvements

  • Purchase regular education and special needs buses

“I am so appreciative of the many hours our Bond Steering Committee put in to ensure they had a firm understanding of the safety and security, facility and technology needs we have in the district,” said Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, Spring ISD Superintendent. “Our students and their learning are at the core of everything we do, and now more than ever we have a responsibility to provide them with a safe and innovative learning environment.”

The Bond Steering Committee dedicated many hours to reviewing safety, security and facility maintenance needs. Its recommendation presented to the Board also addressed technology and rebuild projects. The committee was composed of parents, teachers, staff, students, current and former board trustees as well as faith-based leaders and community/business members.

“This bond presents us with the opportunity to provide our students with the tools and facilities they need to succeed and thrive, all while doing so in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment,” said Spring ISD Board of Trustees President Justine Durant.

If approved by voters, design work of the new construction projects is projected to begin in Spring 2023, with the first construction projects starting in Fall 2024.

The potential $850 million bond is estimated to require a property tax increase of 5 cents per $100 of valuation, which is expected to be offset by an anticipated decrease in the 2022 tax rate; therefore, the resulting tax rate will be the same or lower than the current tax rate.

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Traffic Flow Plan Please Read

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When arriving or leaving Reynolds there are NO LEFT TURNS on Gladeridge. There will be barricades set up to prevent you from turning left. Please help us with your cooperation. If traveling on Gladeridge from Oak Creek you will need to complete a U-TURN when it is safe to do so past the school property line.

At Dismissal it is very important to note we will be loading Daycare on the far end of our front entrance. Please make sure not to Park in the far end of our parking area to ensure a safe departure for our Front Door Walkers and Day Care Riders. All Front Door Walker parents who wish to park and pick up their children outside the cafeteria door are asked to park on Gladeridge.

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Dismissal Locations

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School Procedures - Please Read

Doors open at 7:35 am with instruction beginning promptly at 8:05 am. Dismissal is at 3:25 pm.

Building Operations:

Our building opens at 7:35AM and students will not be allowed to arrive on campus prior to our opening. Students may not exit their vehicles or be left unattended prior to that time.

KOALA Kare: If the later start time has you in a bind we have a solution that can help. Koala Kare is quality child care held on campus and taught by certified teachers and school staff. The hours are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Please visit http://www.koalakare-llc.com for more information.

Dress Code: We will continue with the same dress code as in previous years-

Collared Shirts/Blouses- Red, White or Navy Blue, Black

Short or Long Sleeve

No Logo or Designs

Pants, Jumpers, Skirts or Knee Length Shorts: Khaki, Black Navy Blue, Black, Blue Denim(Plain-No Designs)

Leggings, Jeggings or Pajama-jeans are NOT Allowed.

Parent Lunches: Parent lunches will be held on Fridays. Parents don't forget to bring your ID to come for Parent Lunch!

Early Dismissal: If for some reason you should need to pick your child up early from school you may do so by bringing an ID to the front office. We will not dismiss students after 2:50 PM due to safety concerns.

Change in Transportation: Changes in transportation can only be done in writing and must be sent to the front office prior to 3:00 PM daily.

School Supplies:

Please click these links to access our Supply Lists!

K-5 Supply List

PK Supply List

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Join Our PTO !!!!

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