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Weekly Newsletter August 23rd - August 27th
STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION!
Calendar of Events
Aug 30 - ANNUAL UPDATE DEADLINE - FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS
Sept 3 - Progress Reports uploaded in Home Access Center (HAC)
Sept 9 - Open House
Aug 23 - Sept 9 - Beginning of Year Testing Starts - PreK -5th
DUE AUGUST 30TH
Parents and guardians, the annual update is a requirement for every child enrolled in Spring ISD. Please complete the ANNUAL UPDATE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 30TH! We will have to start pulling students out of class after the deadline!
WE ARE STILL MISSING OVER 43% OF OUR ANNUAL UPDATES!
LEVELING CLASSES AND TEACHER CHANGES
Due to our current enrollment numbers and to a teacher shortage our nation is experiencing, we will be making adjustments to some of our grade level classrooms. We ask for your patience as we make the necessary moves to accommodate the needs of our campus and district. Please note that if your child transitions to a new class or receives a new teacher, we want you to know that we are aware how hard change is. Changes are often based on factors out of teachers' and/or campus' control. We will ensure that our counselor works closely with all who are affected by the upcoming moves.
SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:05AM
School hours: 8:05 - 3:25pm
Free Breakfast: 7:35am Announcements: 8:00am TARDY BELL: 8:05am
Dismissal: 3:25pm Transportation Change Cut off: 2:30pm
Tardies - Your child is tardy if they arrive after 8:05am. Instruction starts promptly at 8:05am. If your child arrives after 8:05am - you must park and sign your child's tardy pass in order for them to go to class.
Early Pick Ups - Parents must sign students out with valid ID and provide a reason for leaving.
Please be mindful that we are required by law to be in attendance for at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess. Early Pickup Cut Off is 2:30pm.
Transportation Changes - All transportation changes must be done by 2:30pm each day. We will not take any transportation changes over the phone. You may fax your request with a copy of your ID to 281-528-6351and call to confirm receipt. Or, you may call the front office, 281-891-8630, to speak to our receptionists and then email your request with your ID to the person you spoke to, by 2:30pm.
Absences - If your child misses a day, please provide a note informing the attendance clerk with the reason for the absence, sign and date it, and send it to school with your child the following day. Parent letters are not required if your child has a doctor's excuse. Parents have 3 days to send in excuses so that attendance records can be resolved into excused/unexcused absences. Remember that notes only provide us the documentation and coding of the absence: Notes do not dismiss absences. The state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the time to avoid penalty.
Lunch Visits/Lunch Deliveries - Burchett is closed for lunch visits and lunch deliveries currently. If your child forgets his/her lunch kit, please drop off their lunch kit in the front office before 9:45am, to ensure our staff has ample time to deliver it to them before their scheduled lunch time. Lunch visits are on hold to allow our teachers, staff, and students to get acquainted with being back in school and establishing our systems and routines, Lunch visits are scheduled to resume the week of August 30th, pending recommendations from Harris County/CDC. Please stay tuned!
Birthdays - You are more than welcome to celebrate your child's birthday by sending prepackaged goodies and/or store bought cupcakes (sealed) with your child. No balloons or bouquets allowed.
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!
We need your help! Our Bobcats are losing precious instructional time! We will be implementing our Attendance Plan, starting next month! So, to kick us off, all classes with PERFECT ATTENDANCE and NO TARDIES from Monday, August 23 thru Tuesday, August 31, will enjoy a popsicle party and a BURCHETT SURPRISE!
Starting September 3rd, we will be conducting a weekly incentive for attendance and no tardiness to school! More details coming soon!
Parents, we need your help in helping us promote how important attendance is and being on time! Help your child's class win a treat! Please ensure your child is present and on time for learning each day! Don't forget the state requires 90% attendance rate for all scholars! Join the fun!
AFTER 8:06AM - STUDENTS ARE LATE & MUST HAVE A SIGNED TARDY SLIP BY THE PARENT
We want to say thank you for your patience with the late buses. Transportation is steadily working on securing more bus drivers and finalizing routes. We do understand the inconvenience of a late bus, but we ask for your patience. Often, the campus is unaware of which bus is running late or which bus will have to loop back to pick up another route. With Transportation managing bus runs for 26 elementary schools, it is extremely difficult for them to answer our calls as well. We are often left waiting for several buses, unaware of their arrival time. We definitely know it's frustrating, but ask that you give Transportation another week or so to work out the kinks with the shortage of bus drivers and also the new safety protocols below:
ZPASS badge scan
Sanitizing their hands upon entry
Seating only 2 students per seat
ACCESS TO HOME ACCESS CENTER
Parents, your child's homeroom teacher and registered courses can be found in the Home Access Center (HAC). These are the areas in which your child will receive their grades. Please make sure you have access to HAC to keep up with your child's progress. If you have any questions about your student’s schedule, please contact 281-891-8630, press option 1.
NEED A CHROMEBOOK?
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 Burchett's cafeteria!
READY TO VOLUNTEER?
In order to become a volunteer in Spring ISD, individuals must complete the online VIPS application, which includes a consent to perform a criminal history check. You will receive an initial email confirming submission of your application. You will receive an approval email once your background check has cleared. You may begin volunteering once you receive approval.
Here is the link to complete your VIPS application: https://www.springisd.org/volunteer
Spotlight Team of the Week - The Physical and Creative Enrichment (PACE) Team!
CHECK IT OUT!
CHET BURCHETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PRESS 1 - REGISTRAR - Ms. Davis - email@example.com
PRESS 2 - ATTENDANCE CLERK - Mrs. Tenorio- firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS 0 - RECEPTIONISTS - Ms. Sterling - email@example.com
SPRING ISD GENERAL INFORMATION
IMMUNIZATIONS, VACCINATIONS & COVID TESTING SITES
Spring ISD and Harris County Public Health to Host Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing Clinics
In partnership with the Harris County Public Health Department and Inspire, the Spring ISD Emergency Management & School Safety will host several vaccination and COVID-19 testing clinics throughout the school year. The following campuses will host clinic sites Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
Westfield High School
Spring High School
The clinics are open to the public and pre-registration is not required.