The Weekly RAMble

Parent and Family Newsletter (Week 38)


Monday: Field Day 2022! (Bring water bottles/sun screen if needed!! Students can bring a lunch, though cafeteria will offer sack lunches and hot dogs/chips will be available at the park. Concession stand will be available to purchase snacks and drinks in the Gym)

Tuesday: 8th Grade Graduation Night!

  • 8th Grade Graduation Night (5/24)--Team Integrity will have Graduation & Awards from 5:45 pm - 7:05 pm. Team Courage will have Graduation & Awards from 7:20 pm - 8:40 pm in the main gym. Please note: We will have cookies and punch after your ceremony in the cafeteria.

Wednesday: Where Ya Goin Wednesday! (Wear your college/military t-shirts!)

Thursday: Last Day of School (half day) Early Release at 12:05pm

Friday: No School (have a RAMtastic Summer!!)

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CISD Summer Learning and Camps!!

Summer School Camps will be offering free in-person summer learning opportunities for qualifying students at specific campuses this summer. Seats are limited, waitlist registration will be available beginning on Monday, April 11. The deadline to register is Friday, June 3. Registration confirmations will be sent the week of June 6 and bus transportation is available for all students.

Summer Program campuses have been determined based on feeder patterns. Grades 3-8 ELAR and Math Camps will address the requirements of House Bill 4545. Please see each program for campus information. Note that meals will be provided for a majority of the summer programs.

For more info and Summer resources, click here:

Congratulations, Dr. Turner!!

Ram Nation, please help us send a HUGE congratulations to our very own DR. Turner on receiving her Ph. D from Tarleton State University this past weekend!! She has worked feverishly on this endeavor and we are beyond proud of the example she is setting for our scholars! Way to go, Dr. T!!
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RAMS Field Day 2022!! (Monday, May 23rd)

Students will be able to earn points towards attending Field Day by being on time to class, participating in class, using technology appropriately, being in dress code, and other positive behaviors!

Students can earn 2 points per class period from Monday, May 9th through Wednesday, May 18th!

Field Day shirts will be available for $8

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RAM Emporium Request Form!!

Please fill out this form below to request assistance from our RAM Emporium, and we will be sure to assist where we can as supplies come in! We can send your student home with items or set up other options to get you your needed items! (schedule a pick up/delivery)

We have access to:

- clothing items (jackets, pants, shirts, undergarments, etc.)

- Food/care package (snacks, canned goods, fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, spaghetti noodles/sauce, various boxed food, and other donated items)

- school supplies

- hygiene products

We will be able to serve as we receive donated goods to help our families! Please let us know how we can help you and we will do our best to accommodate your needs! We want to serve our students and families as a WHOLE!

Once completed, we will reach out to you to confirm your requests as soon as we can.

CISD Vaccines and Boosters

Crowley ISD is partnering with local pharmacies to offer free vaccines and boosters for eligible individuals ages five and older. Crowley ISD understands the decision to vaccinate your child is personal and unique to each family. The decision to vaccinate a child is at the sole discretion of their parent/guardian.

Vaccines are limited and will be administered first come, first served.

CISD COVID-19 Precautions Video (link below)

Amazon SNAP Program!! (details in flyers below!)

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Region 16 ESC Parent and Family Engagement Connection Newsletter

Each quarter ESC 16 puts together a Parent and Family Engagement Connection newsletter! Take a look at the resources and tools provided whenever you get the chance!

Here, you will find info on tips for the holidays, exercise and nutrition help, and more!

RAMS Title I Information

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High School Endorsements

Eighth grade students are on the road to pursuing their interests in high school that will prepare them for college and career readiness. Your student will graduate on the Texas Foundation High School Program with endorsements. Crowley ISD is proud to offer all five endorsement areas to our students.

The five endorsements are:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Services
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Multi-Disciplinary Studies

All eighth grade students in CISD are currently learning in detail about each endorsement and how it aligns with their interests and strengths. The Texas Education Agency requires that each student select an endorsement before the first class of their 9th grade year, and a parent signature

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Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch Program!

All CISD students eat for free this school year. However, there are many benefits for families who qualify for the free/reduced lunch program.

CTE Programs of Study

Career and Technical Education in Crowley ISD provides opportunities for students to take a sequence of courses in high school that prepare them for entry-level work in a career path. All CTE Programs of Study lead to either an industry certification in that area or college credit. To learn more about Career and Technical Education, please watch the following video:
CTE 101

CISD Resource Guide

Please click the resources below for a better look at various resources available locally for CISD families
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Crowley House of Hope

Crowley House of Hope serves as the beacon of hope for the community of Crowley and beyond by providing food and financial assistance, medical care, and seasonal outreach programs in an atmosphere of dignity and respect

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Team Information!

Each grade level at RAMS is split into 2 teams to help build community and relationships between students and teachers. This teaming/family concept helps to personalize our students' school experience and enhance team building throughout the year:

6th Grade: (Assistant Principal is Mrs. Turner)

  • Honor (Teachers: Hansen, Govan, Gilliland, Parker)
  • Compassion (Teachers: Wellborn, Stevenson, Snowden, Gentry)

7th Grade: (Assistant Principal is Mr. Walker)

  • Perseverance (Teachers: McCay, Potter, Yeager , Quiroz, Orban, Caywood)
  • Respect (Teachers: Tomasi, Haymaker, Whisenant, Salge, Knight)

8th Grade: (Assistant Principal is Mr. Shepherd)

  • Courage (Teachers: Grier, Mettetal, McDaniel, Derkowski)
  • Integrity (Teachers: Hoye, Julien, Langford, Maddox, Combrink, Hood)

Tech Tip!

Check out this video on how to create help tickets for new or replacement technology devices!
Incident IQ Request

CISD Students Eat FREE!!

Crowley ISD announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

Bus Route Information

Use this link to access bus route information once you enter home address and student grade level:

Students must live at least two (2) miles from their school or along a hazardous route to qualify for Crowley ISD school bus transportation.

Bus routes are based upon:
• Even distribution of stops throughout neighborhood
• Safety of location
• Routes will not be changed based solely on where students live "this" year
• Routes will not be changed solely because a parent cannot see a bus stop from his/her house
• Routes will not be changed because it is too far for the student to walk unless the student lives over a half mile from the stop
• Students are assigned to bus stops by computer software
• Bus stops will not be located inside gated communities or apartments.

If a stop (to or from school) has not had students for ten consecutive school days, that stop may be eliminated (at the Transportation Department's discretion) without notifying the student(s).

Students must carry all belongings in their lap or under their seat.

Large items such as book bags, backpacks, and large musical instruments may not take up seat space designed for students.

Items that block the view of the driver are not permitted.

Any requests for changes to routes must be submitted in writing and include the following:
• Your name, address and phone number
• Location of current bus stop and bus number
• Change requested and reason

Any request for a different stop to be added or a stop to be relocated must be submitted in writing and include:
• Your name, address and phone number
• Location of current bus stop and bus number
• The location of the new stop

CISD Student and Family Resource Guide:

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