Promesa Family Update

June 2021

Dear New and Returning Promesa Families,


We are so excited to welcome your children and you to the Promesa community in August! Year one was such a beautiful experience for our team in so many ways - we met some of the most incredible, funny, kind, and joyful students; we created strong partnerships with our families who have helped us co-build and co-design Promesa along the way; and we created memories that will last us a lifetime.


As we get ready for year two at Promesa, we are spending this summer reflecting on areas in which we wish to grow and improve as we work towards building a better school year after year.


We will continue to send updates your way this summer and will be using this platform (Smore) so that you can easily access past versions of our newsletters. In this newsletter, you can find links to our calendar, uniform policy, and sample schedules, as well as additional contact information for our team. We will be sending out additional information about transportation needs and afterschool care in early July.


We hope that your children and your families are having a wonderful summer and cannot wait to see you all again in just under two months!


With love and gratitude,

Ambika

Virtual Learning Options in the 2021-22 School Year

The Texas Education Agency recently announced that they will not be supporting virtual learning in the 2021-22 school year. Although there may be a special session that reverses this decision, at this time we are planning for 100% of our students to return in person.
2021-22 Academic Calendar

Click here for our 2021-22 calendar! Meet the teacher events will be on August 10th and 11th, with all students returning back to school on Monday, August 16th.

Uniform Policy

We've reviewed all of the survey data and created a uniform policy for next year that we believe aligns with the needs and feedback from our founding families. Note that Fridays will be free dress days next year.

Sample Daily Schedule

We will be sending out Monday-Friday schedules for each class later in July. All grade levels will have two recesses daily and a variety of specials classes including music, art, PE, library, and Spanish weekly.

Founding Families Facebook Group

If you haven't done so already, join other founding families on our Founding Family Facebook group! You can also connect directly with our Family Advisory Council (FAC) by emailing them at fac@promesaacademy.org.

New Families - Make Sure to Finish Registration!

New Promesa families, if you have not completed registration, please contact Ms. Esme (eflores@promesaacademy.org) to schedule a time to do so over the phone or in-person. Our team is on a much-deserved break until July 5th and will be back in the office on Tuesday, July 6th.

Contact Us!

Principal/Superintendent: Ambika Dani, adani@promesaacademy.org


Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Mary Hoekje, mhoekje@promesaacademy.org


Director of Operations [Transportation/Afterschool Questions]: Casandra Reyes, creyes@promesaacademy.org


Front Office Manager [Registration Questions]: Esme Flores, eflores@promesaacademy.org