Emmott Eagle News

Let Your Learning Glow! Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Happy New Year Eagles and Welcome Back to school!


We were so excited to welcome back our students, staff, and parents for a great first day of 2022. Thank you for making this first day a successful one and remembering that we show our EAGLE PRIDE each and every day.


We hope that you and your families had a safe and happy holiday season. The students had an opportunity today to share their holiday news with others and welcome a new start to their second wave of learning this school year.


Today's agenda has a few items to be aware of as we begin the new year. We welcome our new students to Emmott from other schools and also the return of our Virtual Learners from the fall season. We are glad you are a part of our learning community and we look forward to your success this semester.


Let's get ready to Let Your Learning GLOW in 2022!

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Emmott School Schedule Reminders

Doors Open - 7:45 a.m.


Please do not drop off your students prior to this time, especially in these wintery days ahead. Students will not have supervision if they arrive earlier than entry time into school and will need to remain with guardian until school doors open. If you need any information on Club Rewind please contact the school at 281-897-4500.


Instructions Begins - 8:00 a.m.


As we begin our spring schedules, it is important to ensure that students are in class ready to learn each and every day by 8:00 a.m. Last semester we had excessive tardies and so we have made it our goal this semester to decrease that number. Although there are several options for morning transportation to school, please remember CFISD does offer bus service for all students.


Dismissal Begins - 3:30 p.m.


On these first few days back, please be patient as we begin procedures once again for keeping our students safe. It is important that all of our students dismiss safely for the end of day. The administrative team works to facilitate the procedures for all areas of dismissal and appreciates the support of our community. As a reminder, no changes to transportation are made after 2:30 p.m. If you need support please contact the school at 281-897-4500.

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LEAD SAFELY UPDATE

Dear CFISD Community,

As we return to school, we want to remind you of our health and safety protocols that were developed in collaboration with local medical experts and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


COVID-19 Testing

CFISD will resume free rapid COVID-19 testing for CFISD staff and students at the SRC location on Sunday, Jan. 2, and the Berry Center and Pridgeon drive-thru locations on Monday, Jan. 3. Registration is required for staff and students. For hours of operation and to register for testing, please see http://www.cfisd.net/c19testing.


Masks

Because face mask mandates are not legally permissible in Texas, face masks continue to be optional for all students and staff. Due to the high transmission rate of the Omicron variant, masks are strongly encouraged while indoors on our campuses.


Isolation

On Monday, Dec. 27, the CDC released new guidance for people with COVID-19 that shortens the recommended time for isolation from 10 days to 5 days if fever (100.0o F or above) has been absent for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication. Therefore, CFISD will be modifying the “Isolation and Readmission Criteria Protocol” in the LEAD Safely plan accordingly.


Self-monitoring for Symptoms

Students and staff must monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and stay home when sick. If COVID-19 symptoms are experienced, individuals must not report to work or school, and test for COVID-19 or consult with a licensed healthcare provider.


Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

· Cough

· Sore throat

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Loss of taste/smell

· Nasal congestion

· Headache

· Fever at or above 100°F

· Vomiting/diarrhea


Hand Hygiene

Students and staff will be frequently reminded to wash hands thoroughly and often, cover coughs and sneezes, and use hand sanitizer throughout the day. All classrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers, in addition to building and cafeteria entrances and buses.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic together and look forward to welcoming students back to class on Tuesday, Jan. 4.


Sincerely,
CFISD Communication

Lunch Visitors - Begins Tuesday, January 18

In order to keep our Eagles safe during our return as a school, we will be postponing our lunch visitors for the weeks of January 4 and January 10. This change in lunch visitors will help classrooms establish procedures for the cafeteria, reassign new seating for changes in homerooms, and practice necessary protocols for keeping our Eagles healthy during lunch. As a reminder there are no school lunch drop offs.


Parent lunch visitors will resume on Tuesday, January 18. Changes that are being considered include: number of visitors per student, days allowed, and possible sign up to ensure seating is available for school guests.


We will communicate all information to parents prior to the first date back with visitors during lunch.


Thank you for patience and understanding as we work together for a safe and healthy return for all of our Eagles: students, staff, and parents.

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CFISD - Credit By Exam Information

Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.


To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.


Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.


If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact the school counselor.


Los estudiantes de kindergarten a 5to grado tendrán cuatro oportunidades durante el año escolar para usar el sistema de “crédito por examen” para adelantarse y pasar al siguiente grado. Los estudiantes solo tendrán una oportunidad de rendir la prueba por grado considerado.


Para rendir la prueba y saltarse kindergarten, el estudiante debe cumplir 5 años al 1ro de septiembre y estar inscrito en una escuela de CFISD. Para rendir la prueba y saltarse 1er grado, el estudiante debe cumplir 6 años al 1ro de septiembre y estar inscrito en una escuela de CFISD.


Los estudiantes que obtengan puntajes de 80% o más en cada uno de los componentes de las evaluaciones de “crédito por examen” calificarán para ser avanzados un grado. Solo se puede saltear un grado por año. No se pueden repetir las pruebas.


Si están interesados en obtener más información sobre el proceso “crédito por examen” sírvanse contactarse con el consejero de su escuela.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is growing in leaps and BOUNDS!!! As our weather becomes cooler, please label student jackets, hats, mittens, lunch kits, etc. Our lost and found has a tendency to grow during this time of the year. By labeling your child's garments, we as a staff can identify and return the lost items to the child's homeroom. You may also visit the front office to receive a visitors pass for the cafeteria, where the lost and found is located to search for lost items.

January Dates To Remember

Jan. 4 - Classes Resume

Jan1 14 - Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

Jan. 17 - Student/Staff Holiday - No School