TES Family and Community News

Week of January 17, 2022

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Lunar New Year Celebration to honor our Families of Asian Descent

Parents,


We are in the midst of planning our very first Lunar New Year celebration to honor our families of Asian descent. If you have any items that you would like to loan to the school for a cultural display for the first week of February, please let Mrs. Hammel know. Her email is dpickett@springisd.org.


Also, please SAVE THE DATE of February 1st for this event! More details will follow in next week's newsletter.


Thank you,

TES Admin

Spring ISD Board of Trustees approves 2022-23 instructional calendar

The Spring ISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a 2022-23 Instructional Calendar that will have students starting classes on Aug. 16, 2022, and finishing school on June 1, 2023.

The approved calendar was one of two options presented to staff and the community for input in a survey that drew feedback from more than 1,700 people.

Both calendar options prioritized maximizing student instruction, embedding professional development for teachers, and included days during the year for parent-teacher conferences. Both options include two half-days of instruction to allow for parent teacher conferences, and the approved calendar setting aside two full days on Nov. 7 and Feb. 17. Additionally, the calendar includes a Fall Holiday on Oct. 10 and a new district holiday for Juneteenth on June 19. The approved calendar allows for an additional holiday for Election Day on Nov. 8.

Under the approved calendar, the Winter Holiday will begin for students after a half-day of instruction on Dec. 16 and end with them returning to school on Thursday, Jan. 5. Spring Break will start after a half-day of instruction on March 10, with classes resuming on Monday, March 20.

The Spring ISD Advisory Committee on Education (ACE), which includes staff and teachers, offered input and guidance before the two calendar proposals were presented to the public in the community survey. Both options met all state requirements for instructional time, including 174 days with 440 instructional daily minutes to build in make-up days if necessary.

The 2022-23 Instructional Calendar as well as the current school year’s calendar are located at www.springisd.org/calendars.

Middle of the Year Testing CONTINUES this Week!

Parents,

All scholars in grades PK-5 grade will participate in Middle of the Year testing beginning the week of January 10th.


These assessments are crucial in helping teachers identify the specific needs of our scholars and design instruction targeted to meet their needs.


Please ensure to communicate with your child's teacher if they will be out so we can make up any assessments as necessary.


We are EXPECTING GREATNESS!

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