Sam Houston Weekly Newsletter

March 23, 2020

UPCOMING DATES

March 24 Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Jr. High

507 Dr M.L.K. Jr Place N. Conroe 77301

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Curbside Pickup)


March 25 Wednesday Market Free Groceries (available while supplies last)

Community Assistance Center

1022 McCall Avenue in Conroe 77301

10:00-1:00 p.m. (Curbside Pickup)


March 26 Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Jr. High

10:00-1:00 p.m. (Curbside Pickup)


March 30 Student Work Distribution- Sam Houston (Back parking lot) *Return completed work. Pick up and drop off of materials is from 10:00 a.m. - Noon

ONLINE MEETING TIME

We are currently working on setting up Canvas Courses for students to access their learning materials, assignments, and have access to their teachers virtually during this time of digital learning.


Until then, please continue to email your child’s teacher for updates and assistance.

Community Resources

Conroe ISD Instructional Resources for Parents: http://bit.ly/conroeisdparent

Community Resources contact Ena McFarland, Family Engagement Liaison at 936-709-5183 or emcfarland@conroeisd.net

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: Conroe ISD Health Services General Health Information Call Line

936-709-7791 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Parent Updates will be sent weekly via email through School Messenger. If you don’t have an email address, please take this time to create a free email. If you have a new email, or should need to update your phone number or email information, you can contact your child’s teacher or send an email to contacthouston@conroeisd.net. School hours are from 8:00-3:00 p.m. Only essential staff are permitted in the building at this time. School business will be conducted by appointment only. Please contact #936-709-5101 if you should need to set up an appointment or need any assistance.

Digital Learning

If the decision is made to stay closed longer than April 10th, we will move to online learning rather than picking up packets. If a student doesn’t have access to a digital device, they may reach out to Catherine Pells to check out a device. You can reach Ms.Pells via email at cpells@conroeisd.net.


Consolidated Communications is offering students 2 months of free internet services and free installation. For information on how you can receive free internet access you can contact Consolidated Communications at 1-855-399-3084. This offer includes free installation and no equipment fees for two months. Students and their families do not have to sign a long-term contract to receive this offer. Consolidated doesn’t cap the amount of data you can use or charge extra based on your use. Contract flexibility – Customers who take advantage of this offer may choose a one-year or two-year agreement to make further promotional discounts available after their first two months of service. Or, they may sign up for month-to-month service. No early termination fees will be charged for customers who end service before their chosen contract duration.


If you communicated with your teacher that you would be accessing the learning materials online or you didn’t pick up a packet during our scheduled pick up times the learning materials can be found through a PDF at the end of the newsletter. Please scroll down below for the PDFs of the materials.

Conroe ISD Parent Resources for Digital Learning

Additional instructional resources including possible daily schedules per grade level are available through the Conroe ISD COVID-19 Digital Learning Instructional Overview. You can reach this page by using the link.

Packet Drop Off and Pick Up

Thank you for your flexibility for our first packet pick up. We handed out approximately 452 packets this morning. Just a reminder that assignments are due next Monday, March 30th when you pick up the materials for the second week. Please make sure that all of the documents have your child’s name on them and that the cover page is filled out.


If you have a car rider or walker sign, please place in the window when picking up packets. If you don’t have a sign please use a piece of paper and put your child’s name and grade level on the sign. Display the signage when you are picking up the packets on your dashboard. This helps speed up the pick process.

Staying Healthy by Practicing Social Distancing

The wellbeing of our students and families is important to us. You can help by talking to your child about healthy practices to prevent the spread of illness such as


  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Counselor Corner

During our time out of school, our counselor, Merrissa Hughes, is available to talk to our students either via virtual meeting or a phone call. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at kerhughes@conroeisd.net to set up a date and time.