CFES Trail Guide for Parents

Blazing the trail to excellence

Week of September 14th


Happy Tuesday Creekside Forest Community. Thank you all so much for a great first week of the 2020-2021 School Year. It was so wonderful to see all of our cougars in person and on screen and officially welcome them back. We had a wonderful four days on campus. Thank you for your encouragement, flexibility, grace and positivity. Thank you for sharing your children with us and for trusting us with their education. As we continue to navigate through new waters with safety protocols on campus and technology protocols in Tomball Virtual School, thank you all for your patience and support. We will get through this! Please reach out if there is anything we can do to assist along the way.

Have a great week and please continue to take care of yourself and each other.



Sincerely,

Sherri Trammell

CFES Camp Director

Keeping our cougars safe

It's been years in the making and so we are very excited and pleased to introduce to you our very own CFES Crossing Guard, Mrs. Katherine Pontin! Mrs. Pontin is one of our CFES parents serving us daily! She will be crossing our Cougar Bikers and Walkers safely across Creekside Green in the mornings from 8:10 until the 8:40 bell and then again in the afternoon at dismissal time. Next time you see Mrs. Pontin out on Creekside Green, take a moment to welcome her to the CFES family and thank her for her service! Keep in mind that we are still looking to hire an additional crossing guard. Please call the front office if you are interested and we will provide the information you need!

Please review attendance information and procedures from Mrs. Vintimilla

Purchase your Student Planners here

Students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will need a student planner this year. If you did not purchase school supplies through Edukit you can purchase just the planner by clicking on the following link Purchase Student Planners. (For those that purchased an Edukit, the student planner was already included.) Face to Face Students will have their planner delivered directly to their homeroom Teacher. CFES TVS Students can call the front office at 281-357-4526 to arrange pick up. Thank you!

Important Information

Click here and review the TISD Return to Excellence handbook for students and parents

Digital Learning Help Website

On the Digital Learning Help Website you will find various information and support documents.

https://sites.google.com/tomballschools.net/tomballisdparenttechhelp/home


SCHOOLOGY


TISD Information about Schoology:


  • Schoology enables our students, parents, and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. We look forward to using Schoology in our classrooms to enhance connectivity and communication. As a parent, you will be able to view your child’s activity within the platform. We value your participation in your child’s education, and we encourage you to read Schoology’s Privacy Policy & Terms of Use at https://www.schoology.com/privacy.



  • To sign up for a new Schoology account, go to Parent Schoology Login and click Parent.

  • The district sent your child's 12 digit access code last Friday via email. Codes can also be found in the Home Access Center.

  • Fill out the form to create an account that will be linked to your child

  • Click Register to complete. Once you log in, you will be able to browse your child’s courses. If you have additional children attending Tomball ISD schools you can add them to your account using the Add Child button from the top right dropdown menu. You will receive a different Access Code for each child enrolled in Tomball ISD. When you use an Access Code to create an account, you are automatically associated with your child and can toggle between your parent account and children’s accounts.

  • Students will access Schoology by logging into ClassLink and entering their 6 digit student ID number as the username, and “tisd” followed by their 8 digit birthdate as their password. From ClassLink, click on the Schoology icon to enter Schoology and access courses. The 6 digit student ID number can be found in Home Access Center.

We will continue to add additional resources throughout next week on the district website to assist you with logging in. If you have trouble logging into Schoology, we will have our Helpdesk available to you to assist by phone; 281-357-3052 x 4001 or by email at helpdesk@tomballisd.net.



TISD Digital Learning Support Click HERE

In order to access TISD Digital Learning Support, students will need to know their Gmail email which is their student ID number followed by @elem.tomballschools.net. Parents can email their child’s teacher once school begins to get their child’s ID number if needed.

New Elementary School Hours

Instructional hours for all TISD Elementary schools were adjusted in the August Board Meeting. The new hours are 8:40 a.m.- 4:05 p.m. daily.


Face to Face students please make sure you make every effort to arrive on campus by 8:30 daily as we begin Call to Greatness in classrooms at 8:30.

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PTO Website

Visit the PTO website at CFESPTO.ORG to get plugged in -
  • Become a member of PTO
  • Sign up for a birthday marquee announcement (starts Sept 9th at 9am)
  • More information about the upcoming Spirit Night - Holy Smokes BBQ
  • Last chance to purchase 2019/2020 Yearbooks

Community sponsers

The PTO offers a range of promotional opportunities to local businesses through Community Sponsorship. If you own a business and would like to gain exposure to the CFES community while supporting our school, there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. For more information, contact Shelley Brownrigg at sponsors@cfespto.org. Thank you!

yearbook

Yearbook needs your help! Please send pics of your kiddo's first day of school to yearbook@cfespto.org. Please include their grade. Thanks!

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Click the link below for counseling information

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CFES TVS Cougars in Action...

We miss seeing our CFES TVS Cougars around our campus! Please send pictures of your CFES TVS Cougar learning remotely to their teachers to possibly be used in future newsletters. This is optional, but we would love for you to share. Thank you.

Daily Schedules for CFES/TVS Students

**Below are the links to access the daily schedule for your child. Please note that there is a combination of time when students will be working live with their teacher and when they will be working independently. As we work through the weeks the Tomball Virtual Teachers may make adjustments to these schedules to meet the needs of their students just as face to face teachers do daily.


Kindergarten CFES TVS Schedule

1st Grade CFES TVS Schedule

2nd Grade CFES TVS Schedule

3rd Grade CFES TVS Schedule

4th Grade CFES TVS Schedule

5th Grade CFES TVS Schedule

How to Contact the TISD Help Desk

The Tomball ISD Technology Help Desk is here to help our CFES families. If you have any technology questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the TISD Help Desk. You can reach them at 281-357-3052 x 4001. This link will take you to the Technology Staff emails. Office hours are 7:30-4:00 Monday through Friday. They will be able to assist you if you need help logging into Classlink and accessing Schoology within Classlink or resetting your password. For instructional needs, you may contact Digital Learning. Mrs. Nieman’s is your Digital Learning contact. Her google voice number is 281-594-7450. If you are having issues with your chromebook, please contact Ms. Hock gretchenhock@tomballisd.net to set up an appointment. TISD Technology is here to help.

Curbside Meal Pick Information for TVS Families

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  • Map with arrival and dismissal locations CFES Arrival and Dismissal Map

  • Student morning arrival: All students arriving by car should remain in their vehicle and pull up in the car rider drop off zones. Once the 8:10 bell rings, staff will be out to welcome you inside and help students. For safety and health reasons, only CFES students may exit their vehicle.
  • Face to Face Health and Safety Guideline Remember that TISD Elementary Guidelines include no dropping off items for students once they have arrived at school and no birthday treats/items can be sent.
  • September Lunch Menu

  • CFES families, TISD has put safety precautions into place for a smooth transition for bus riders for our F2F students. Below is the link with parent suggestions as well as TISD bus driver safety precautions. For further questions, please contact Transportation at 281-357-3193. Important information for all families utilizing TISD bus services
  • Starting August 26th Nurse Jennifer will begin accepting medications by appointment only due to our district’s current safety measures. Any prescription or over the counter medication will need to be dropped off prior to the first day of school. Please contact Nurse Jennifer by email at jenniferayre@tomballisd.net to schedule an appointment for medication drop off. Please remember that all prescription medication must have a signed order from a physician to be administered at school. You can provide a MD signed action plan or they can sign the medication permission form. Links are included below for your convenience.

    Medication Permission Form and Guidelines

    Asthma Action Plan

    Food Allergy Action Plan

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September

September

15 CFES General PTO Meeting

15 TISD School Board Meeting

17 & 18 Spirit Night at Smokey Joes


October

8 Walk to School Day

13 PTO meeting

14 Picture Day for Face to Face students

16 TISD Patriotic Show (Kyle Field in College Station)