Mission Ridge Elementary
Owl News: Week of March 27th
Vox Cor Vita (Voice Heart Life)
Message from Mr. Mendez, MRE Principal
We had a very solid first week back from Spring Intersession. We're looking forward to a new week of learning. Please continue readng newsletter for important updates and events happening this week:
- MRE/PPP Family Night
- SISD Schoology Parent Meetings
- MRE Father/Daughter Dance
- MRE Parent/Teachers Conferences
- Student Bus IDs
- Papas Locas Spring Fundraiser
- After School Learning Camp
- No Threats
- Tardy Policy
- Important Attendance Information
- March Parent Calendar
- Plus more important information
Join Us for MRE/PPP (on Horizon) This Wednesday
EHS Feeder Parents Invited to Schoology Information Meetings
Socorro ISD parents will soon be able to connect with their child’s teacher, courses, and campus, all in one place via Schoology. Schoology is a Learning Management System that allows students to access their course materials from an online classroom.
Starting March 20, parents will be able to access their child’s course material, including assignments, assessments, and grades. Schoology is a system that is similar to learning management systems that colleges and universities across the country use. With this new tool, Socorro ISD is leading the way in preparing its students for greater success post-high school.
SISD parents can prepare to use Schoology starting this spring. They should ensure the listed primary parent of any student attending one of our SISD schools has a personal email on file with the district. If you are an educator and parent of a SISD student, please update your contact email to a personal email to ensure your parent account is created in a timely manner.
Join us for EHS Feeder Pattern Schoology Informational Meetings that will take place the following dates:
- April 5th - Eastlake HS 2 5 PM
- April 11th - Ensor MS @ 5 PM
- April 13th - Ben Narbuth @ 5:30 PM
Parents in the Eastlake High School Feeder Pattern are invited to attend.
To learn more about Schoology, parents can visit the district’s Parent Support Center at sisd.net/sgyparents. The page includes FAQs with additional details about the Schoology Parent Portal.
MRE Parent/Teacher Conferences: Tues., Mar. 28th (4:30-6:30 PM)
MRE Father/Daugher Sock Hop Dance Friday, March 31st (6-8 PM)
Limited Number of Tickets Left! Don't Be Left Out!!
Easter Individual Pictures This Friday, March 31st
Free Dress ONLY If You Purchase! Order Envelopes Have Gone Out
Student Bus ID
Starting in January, ALL students who use the school bus to/from school on a daily basis will need a BUS ID. Our campus will provide IDs to students that we have identified as using bus transporation services. Our goal is to issue an ID to all these students within the first week back in school. Please assist us in making sure your child has their ID as they board/come out the bus.
NOTE: Parents will be responsible in paying $5 for any BUS ID that has been lost/stolen.
NO Tuesday & YES Thursday After School Learning Camp This Week
NO Threats at Mission Ridge
Please talk to your child about making threats. Please know that incidents that involve students making threats to other students, adults, and/or school will be taken seriously, regardless of age. Students will be facing administrative consequences as stated in SISD Student Code of Conduct and SISD PD will be following up with them and parents.
We appreciate your support in this as it allows ALL of our Owls to be safe at school.
Due March 31st: Papas Locas Fundraising Forms
IMPORTANT REMINDERS For PARENTS
No Toys Allowed at School
Please assist us in monitoring your child keeps their toys at home. Toys are becoming a distractor in class and are being lost/stolen which cause us time/energy in trying to get these back. Please monitor backpacks and talk with your children in regards to this.
Thank you for your understanding.
Cross Walk Use
As a reminder, please use designated crosswalks around our school, Especially during our daily dismissal. Parents are signaling their child but are not using the crosswalks. We want to make sure you and your child are safe as you cross high traffic areas.
No Tardies Please! School Starts at 7:30 AM!!
We will begin documeting arrival times for scholars that report to school past 7:45 AM. There is minimal traffic by 7:30 AM at our school, therefore, there should be no reason for your child to arrive late. Remember, your child depends on you in order for them to get to school on time.
Frequent tardies are also subject to disciplinary measures as indicated in SISD Student Handbook.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
FREE DRESS: Student Weekly Perfect Attendance Incentive
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
Last week's attendance percentages are as follows:
- PK3: 95.00%
- PK4: 96.29%
- Kinder: 94.69%
- 1st Grade: 94.04%
- 2nd Grade: 95.95%
- 3rd Grade: 95.65%
- 4th Grade: 96.59%
- 5th Grade: 96.11%
Total for Mission Ridge Week 27: 95.55% (increase from 94.37% in Week 26)
Year to Date Attendance: 92.92%
Stay healthy and make it count! Be at school daily! We will have a great year Owls!
We will be working on additional student incentives for being in school, among them Perfect Attendance Award for the end of year ceremony.
Reporting Absences to MRE
If you need to report an absence, our PEIMS Clerk will be able to assist you. Our team will be receiving the email to help assist you. I will forward all of your messages to the classroom teachers so they are aware of the absence.
Please include as much detail as possible:
- Child's name
- Student ID
- Reason for the absence
All notes will be collected via this email as well. Be sure to include details in the note as the child returns to class.
This year, the district will not quarantine scholars. We will treat COVID like the flu. Be sure to get a note from the doctor to return to school. With a doctor's note, these absences will be excused absences and still accumulate towards loss of credit.
If they have a doctor’s note, it must be included in the email as an attachment.
You can also go to this email address to get the attendance note to submit:
MRE SEL Lessons
Our counselors, Ms. Heredia and Ms. Peralta have prepared Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons for our scholars and teachers. We will work daily to support their needs as we re-connect and help them adjust to life's daily challenges. Let's all practice patience, kindness and empathy as we all do our very best! Our theme for the month of MARCH is: FORGIVENESS
MRE March 2023 Parent Calendar
Put In Your Calendar: MRE STAAR Testing Dates
MRE Volunteers Needed!!!
Socorro ISD teams up with Care Solace for mental health care coordination services
The Socorro Independent School District has partnered with Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental health care coordination, to expand access to community mental health and substance use treatment providers for students, staff, and their families.
Care Solace provides a Care Companion™ team who can quickly and confidentially find available providers in the community. Care Solace also equips SISD with a customized online tool that gives community members a way to anonymously search for community-based providers matched to their needs.
“Socorro ISD provides endless opportunities for students and staff to succeed. We are proud to partner with Care Solace to give our students, staff, and their families even more support, especially in times of need,” said SISD Superintendent Nate Carman, Ed.D. “This is a great resource that will enable us to enhance the care and support that our dedicated SISD leadership team strives to deliver daily for all students and staff.”
SISD will use Care Solace to support its mission of optimizing each student’s academic, artistic, athletic, career and interpersonal opportunities and to provide another layer of assistance for each student’s social and emotional well-being.
With Care Solace, families and staff gain access to a dedicated Care Companion™ to navigate the mental health care system on their behalf, calling providers to find the right fit and availability. They help families with private insurance, Medicaid, and no insurance, and are available 24/7/365 in any language.
Care Solace’s care navigation system uses proprietary technology and a vast database of behavioral and mental health care resources to find carefully verified therapists and programs in minutes.
"The effects of loss, isolation, uncertainty, and fatigue brought on by the pandemic continue to pose new challenges for students, staff, and their families," said Chad Castruita, Founder and CEO of Care Solace. "We are proud to support Socorro Independent School District in prioritizing the well-being of its school community by providing timely access into mental health care and substance use treatment services.”
The Care Solace service is now available at no cost to Socorro Independent School District students, staff, and their families. For more information about Care Solace, please visit https://www.caresolace.org.
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