The Booker Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter - November 15 - 19

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Booker's Calendar of Events

Nov. 1 - 12 - Canned Food Drive

Nov. 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break - Student/Staff Holiday

Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 - 3rd-5th Cycle 1 District Testing

Nov. 1 - Dec. 2 - Spring ISD Holiday Toy Drive

Nov. 8 - Jan. 7 - SCHOOL OF CHOICE - APPLICATION WINDOW!

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EVENTS COMING SOON!

SCHOOL OF CHOICE IMPORTANT DATES

Online Application Open

Nov. 8 , 2021- Jan. 7, 2022

Student Interviews/Auditions
Feb. - March 2022

Parent Notification
March 11, 2022

Parent Response Deadline
March 30, 2022

SCHOOL OF CHOICE INFO - CLICK HERE

Check out our Schools of Choice here! Click to find options for your child.

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WORLD KINDESS DAY WAS A SUCCESS!

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Dear Booker Parents/Guardians,

Our students have been working hard to close any academic gaps. We know their performance on campus and district assessments is tied to your support and we appreciate you for it!


We will have Cycle 1 Assessments from Nov 29-Dec 3 for grade 3-5. They will include math/reading for 3rd-5th, and science for 5th only. This is a brief assessment that will take place during SS/Sci block and there will be no change to the schedule. The assessment will cover objectives that scored low on the Benchmark that was taken in October. Teachers are re-teaching these skills now and this will be taken as a grade.


If you have any questions or need further clarification do not hesitate to contact me at tdupont@springisd.org .


Regards,

Teresa DuPont, Campus Testing Coordinator

MASKS ARE MANDATORY!

Parents,


We need your help. We have a lot of scholars who are coming to school without masks and parents coming into the building without masks. We have truly minimized our COVID cases over the past month and we would like for our scholars and staff to remain safe. Please provide your child with a mask, daily. Sadly, the district is not able to refill masks orders as quickly, due to supply and delivery shortages across the state. So, there may be some days where we are out of masks and students will be forced to call parents to come and provide one, if this is the case. Unfortunately, it is first come, first serve and until the supply runs out each day.

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215 STUDENTS TARDY! PLEASE HELP US OUT!

COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME!

SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:05!

FREE BREAKFAST - 7:35AM

AVOID BEING LATE, COME BEFORE 8!!

ATTEND TO WIN, BENGALS!

Compulsory Attendance Law

Click here to read more about the Compulsory Attendance Law. All students are required to be in attendance at least 90% of the school year! Our attendance rate is too low! We need our scholars in school every day!

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Booker Parents & Guardians,

We need your help! As we get back into the swing of all scholars being on campus and being in the school setting, we want to send a few friendly reminders to help keep our scholars on track for academic and social success! We must GET BOOKER BETTER FASTER! We are not a "C" campus! We have a fabulous community, a great school, and amazing students and staff! However, we have noticed that our discipline referrals are increasing, daily! Please be mindful that we will not tolerate the following behaviors at Booker Elementary:


DISRESPECT/DISRUPTIONS

BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING/HARASSMENT
DESTROYING PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY OF OTHERS (Vandalism)

UNACCEPTABLE USE OF CHROMEBOOKS/COMPUTERS

VULGAR/INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE

VIOLATING PERSONAL SPACE OF OTHERS

FIGHTING/DISTURBANCES BETWEEN SCHOLARS


We are seeing a lot of student infractions involving students violating our student code of conduct! These incidents are impeding on the learning and progress of our scholars. Most of these infractions come with very strict guidelines and even laws that outline specific consequences and placements. To provide a safe environment for all students, we want parents to be aware that any student who violates or continues to violate the district/campus' student code of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action and also privileges, such as school transfers, denied or reviewed for placement at our Discipline Alternative Educational Program (DAEP).


We are having to deal with student infractions that involve other scholars violating students' personal space or inappropriate interactions/conversations. It is extremely important that you supervise your child while on their Chromebooks, as well! Students are accessing websites or googling terms that are not appropriate and spending a lot of time on their computers, after hours. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Some of these offenses will involve law enforcement and/or Child Protective Services being involved. Situations of this level are usually out of our control to manage or handle.


We have also seen a heightened concern with irate parents engaging with staff members and/or students in an inappropriate manner. We do understand that we provide a service to you and your child, but we are asking that all interactions, remain professional. Parents, please be mindful of your dress code as well, when visiting the lobby and our mask mandate. We ask that your dress and interactions remain appropriate and respectful, as we constantly have scholars, entering and exiting the building.


Please speak with your child and review your behavioral expectations, as well as our school's rules and requirements, by clicking on our parent guide and our district student code of conduct to ensure your child is aware of the dangers of violating the code of conduct. Let's keep Booker safe and work together to provide a safe place to learn and work! Thank you for your continued support, Booker Believers! Remember, our Bengals are worth whatever it takes and I would like to ensure that our experiences at Booker Elementary are great!

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WANT TO VOLUNTEER - LEARN MORE HERE!

We need you! Come volunteer at Booker and let's reach our CAMPUS GOALS together! We can be an "A" Campus with your help! Click now to sign up!

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE

Register here to be a volunteer in our school! We need your help to get our campus to an "A" rating! Come and help us SHINE BRIGHT THIS YEAR!

BOOKER INCENTIVE GIVEN TO ALL VOLUNTEERS

SOLICITUD DE VOLUNTARIOS DE SPRING ISD

Register here to be a volunteer in our school! We need your help to get our campus to an "A" rating! Come and help us SHINE BRIGHT THIS YEAR!

BOOKER PARENT GUIDE 2021-2022

Find more details about campus policies and procedures, start times, tardies, absences, and so much more! A quick guide for information about your child's school!

SPRING ISD STUDENT & PARENT HANDBOOK

This handbook outlines the policies and procedures set forth by Spring ISD for all who attend SISD and their parents/guardians.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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NEED A DEVICE?

PLEASE REQUEST A CHROMEBOOK HERE!

CHROMEBOOK REQUEST FORM


EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A CHROMEBOOK. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DEVICE, NO NEED TO CHECK ONE OUT, BUT LET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER KNOW A CHROMEBOOK IS NOT NEEDED!

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PARENT CENTRAL - CLICK HERE

Click here for more info on HAC!

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NEED CHILDCARE BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL?

We are partnering with Koala Kare again this year! They offer before and after school services for parents! Hours of operation 6:30am - 6:30pm each day. Located in Booker's cafeteria!

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Booker Elementary School

FOR ASSISTANCE: CALL (281)891-8750


PRESS 1 - REGISTRAR - Ms. Velasquez - dvelas1@springisd.org

PRESS 2 - ATTENDANCE CLERK - Ms. Enciso - menciso@springisd.org

PRESS 0 - RECEPTIONISTS - Mrs. Sanchez - ssanch5@springisd.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Bill of Rights Survey - Click Here!

Please participate in our discipline survey! We want to hear from you!

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New TASFA/FASFA Graduation Requirement

Parents/Guardians of 12th-Grade Students:


The purpose of this letter is to remind you of a new graduation requirement that will go into effect beginning with the Class of 2022.


As a result of House Bill 3, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) adopted the graduation requirement for all students to complete and submit either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).


TEA has allowed for three exceptions to this graduation requirement:


  1. The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that they authorize the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;

  2. The student signs and submits the FAFSA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf, if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority (student emancipation) have been removed for general purposes under Chapter 31, Family Code, or;

  3. A school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.


Annually, the financial aid cycle opens Oct. 1 of a student’s senior year, and the state priority deadline to submit the FAFSA or TASFA is Jan. 15 of a student’s senior year. Spring ISD will provide hands-on application workshops throughout the school year to assist students and families with the FAFSA and TASFA applications.


To fulfill this graduation requirement, the student must log into Naviance and upload either the mandatory TEA waiver or a Student Aid Report (SAR) to show an application was submitted.


For additional information, please contact your campus college counselor.

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Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations - NEW LOCATION ADDED

Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations


Spring ISD is partnering with Houston Medical ER and Inspire Health to offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites to the district’s students, staff and community.


Inspire Health mobile testing units will be at the following campuses starting Monday, October 4, Monday-Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)


  • Planet Ford Stadium (23802 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, 77373)

  • Spring ISD Family Community Engagement Center (17125 Ella Blvd., Houston, 77090)

  • Child Nutrition ( 15330 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, 77090)



To expedite testing, students and staff members may pre-register beforehand here, but pre-registration is not required. Inspire Health plans to expand location options in the near future.


Additionally, Houston Medical ER (2306 Rayford Road, Spring, TX 77386) also is providing free vaccines and testing, Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Staff & Students Preregister Here

A form for all staff and students to expedite the screeners and vaccines by registering before arrival.

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