Dragon Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

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January 21, 2020

UPCOMING DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR....


January 20

No School


January 21

Closed Campus 1-2:30 for Fire Drill and Lockdown drill


January 22

Blue Bonnet Voting celebration 2:00


January 23

2:00 PTO meeting



January 24

2:00 Spotlight

Don't miss out! January 31st is the final day to order personalized yearbooks. Click the link to order your book today!

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Plush Nail Bar - 9940 Woodlands Pkwy Suite 100, The Woodlands, TX 77382

Go visit Plush Nail Bar on January 24th, 25th or 26th and they will give the school back 10% of all sales! Just mention that you are from Deretchin!!
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It is important that you follow the rezoning information as it will most likely be impacting Deretchin Elementary.

CONROE ISD REZONING

Dear Parents,

Ride Elementary, which opened in 1983, is located at 4920 West Panther Creek Dr. It currently has 751 active students and a building capacity of approximately 575 to 600 students. The school now requires the use of 12 portable classrooms to accommodate the student population. Lamar Elementary, which opened in 1971, has a current enrollment of 800 students and utilizes 6 portable classrooms. In 2019, the legislature implemented full day Pre-Kindergarten which will also create an additional demand for classroom space on those campuses that have Pre-K programs.

To address these challenges, an Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC) has been established. The committee is composed of parents and principals of elementary and intermediate schools serving the Woodlands and College Park feeder patterns along with CISD administrators. This committee will soon begin the process of developing zoning scenarios for the elementary schools for the primary objective of reducing the crowding at Ride. It is important to the District to obtain the input of the parents and community on these various zoning scenarios. Therefore, the District is providing multiple opportunities for anyone interested to attend the Zoning Information Overview and Community meetings. Each meeting is offered three times for convenience. Much of the information to be presented at the Zoning Information Overview will be available on CISD’s website at https://conroeisd.net/.

Zoning Information Overview

At the information night, the District will present an overview of the process that the ABC will use to develop a recommendation to make to the Board.

(Three options provided for convenience)

Knox JH-Cafeteria

Dec. 11th

7:00 PM

TWHS 9th -Cafeteria

Dec. 12th

7:00 PM

McCullough JH-Auditorium

Dec. 12th

Noon

Community Input

(Three options provided for convenience)

At Community Input, This will be a come and go event during which patrons will have opportunities to comment on the various scenarios presented for consideration by the committee. Parents are encouraged to attend the session that is most convenient for them.

Knox JH

Cafeteria

Jan. 22nd

6:00 – 8:00 PM

McCullough JH Auditorium

Jan. 24th

12:00 – 1:30 PM

TWHS 9th

Cafeteria

Jan. 27th

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Community Presentation

Following Community Forums, the ABC will reconvene to review the input from patrons. Using this input, the committee will develop its recommendation. The committee will present its recommendation to parents and community members at the following Community Presentations:

(Three options provided for convenience)

Knox JH-Cafeteria

Feb. 12th

7:00 PM

McCullough JH-Auditorium

Feb. 13th

Noon

TWHS 9th -Cafeteria

Feb. 13th

7:00 PM

Additional information along with forms for submitting comments is available at https://www.conroeisd.net/attendance-boundary-process-the-woodlands-twcp-elementaries/

Following the Community Presentation, the ABC will present its recommendation to the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the final decision for the attendance boundaries.

Sincerely,

Alicia Reeves

Principal

Deretchin Elementary

Deretchin 2018-2019 School Report Card

2018-2019 School Report Card has been posted on our website.

From the school’s website:

· Go to "Our School/Campus"

· Click “View School Profile"

· Select “Accountability Reports”

· Click “2018-2019”

· Select "School Report Card"

Parent Presentation

Anonymous Alerts

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Our campus will be utilizing the Anonymous Alerts app designed to allow students, or anyone, inform our campus administration of any safety concern during the 2019-2020 school year. This app will allow any completely anonymous upstander and an administrator to engage in completely anonymous two-way confidential ongoing communication regarding an issue. The app can be downloaded either at the Google Play store for Android or Apple store for iOS.

Note the important following information to use when utilizing the app:

· Login/Password– conroeisd

For a complete overview of Anonymous Alerts and how it works, please view the following video on YouTube-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksC8TIJCwjc&feature=youtu.be

Please be aware 1-888-KIDCHAT will still be available. Anonymous Alerts is preferable as the app allows two-way anonymous exchange of tip information.

Lastly, we will reiterate to students constantly the importance and availability to come directly to an administrator with any concerns. Your assistance in reiterating this is much appreciated.