The Rhino Report
August 29, 2022 - Rylander Elementary School Newsletter
Highlights from Ms. Heard
Greetings Rylander Family:
Parents and guardians are doing a super-duper job with getting our Rhino friends to campus on time! We have had very little tardiness, which allows for less classroom interruptions and more instructional time for all students. Keep up the good work!
Lunch visitors are welcome to come starting on Tuesday, September 6th. Please keep in mind that Fridays are very busy and each student is allowed to have lunch visitors once a week. Please coordinate with extended family members. The Parent Permission for Elementary Lunch Visitors yellow form was sent home in the first week packet. If you need another form, just stop by the main office. Please make sure that all lunch visitors have a current government issued ID.
To maximize our lunch visitors’ time with students, please encourage all lunch visitors to arrive 5 minutes before the grade level lunch begins to get his/her ID scanned through Raptor. The front office is extremely busy during lunch time. After lunch, all visitors must return to the main entry to exit and are not allowed to walk students to his/her classroom.
Monday, September 5, 2022 – School Holiday!
Just a reminder that we will follow district dress code policy. We have not had any major issues, but I wanted to be proactive and send out the campus procedure. If a teacher notices a student out of dress code, that student will be sent or walked to the nurse's office. Nurse Maher will double check the dress code and contact parent if a change of clothes is needed. A couple things to keep in mind is crop tops and small shorts for female students. Please see the discipline management plan below if you need more information regarding dress code violations.
Early Pick-up/Emergency Contacts:
Early Pick-up/Emergency Contacts:
Emergency contacts are listed for the campus to use in case we are unable to get in contact with you when there is an emergency with your student. We do not automatically release a student to an emergency contact, we still need to know that you give permission for the emergency contact person to pick-up your student. Please email RRETransporation@katyisd.org when anyone comes to pick-up your student and are not listed as a guardian. You must send us something in writing with a copy of your government issued ID. This is the only way we will know that you as the guardian gives permission for your child to be picked up by someone else. We understand that this may be an inconvenience, however, for safety reasons we do not want to release your child to a person who has not been approved by the parent or guardian. Early pick-up ends at 2:30 pm daily.
As a reminder, to avoid interruption of classes, messages will be delivered to students only in extreme emergencies. Delivery to students of flowers, balloons, food (including birthday treats) and other such items are prohibited at school per Katy ISD policy in the Student Handbook (pg. 48).
THANK YOU KOLACHE FACTORY!
We greatly appreciate THE KOLACHE FACTORY, located at 10535-D Westheimer Pkwy, for their very generous donation of delicious kolaches for the RRE staff during professional development prior to the start of the school year. THE KOLACHE FACTORY spoiled the Rhino staff with a variety of scrumptious breakfast treats that enabled all to be fueled for a day full of learning and growing as educators. THE KOLACHE FACTORY provided so many treats that we were able to share some with our neighbors at Katy ISD South Transportation. :)
The students and staff did an amazing job on Friday, August 26th, as they all participated in the first fire drill for the 22-23 school year. Rylander Elementary will have a fire drill each month to practice evacuating the school in the event of an emergency and to comply with the fire marshal’s guidelines.
Rock-in_Rhinos Twitter Account
Sign-up for Remind
Please email RRETransportation@katyisd.org to request dismissal transportation changes by 2:00 pm daily.
There are two types of front/back walkers—independent and parent pick up. Independent front walkers are escorted to the corner of Falcon Landing Blvd. and Westheimer Pkwy. They walk home independently from that corner. All 2nd through 5th grade students default as independent walkers. Younger siblings (in grades PK-1st) of those students can walk home with the independent walker ONLY IF The Walker Permission form is filled out and returned to school. Here is the link for the Walker Permission Form.
PK-1st grade students default as parent pick up front walkers. These students are matched with their parents at the northeast corner of the building by the bike racks. These students can ONLY be released with a physical number tag that matches the number on the student’s dismissal tag. No photos of the tag will be accepted. If the tag is not present, the student will need to be picked up at the front office. Parent must present a government-issued ID.
Bikers are also dismissed with the independent front walkers. They follow the same procedure as independent front walkers. They must walk their bikes on school property.
All breakfast and lunches are no longer free.
Please feel free to complete the free/reduced meal program application.
In May 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concluded its free breakfast and lunch meal service that was available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals for the 2022-2023 school year, families with students who do not attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) campus will need to complete a Meal Benefits/Free & Reduced meals application. More information about free and reduced benefits can be found here. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines can be found here.
New to SchoolCafe? Setting up an account is easy!
Fill out a Meal Application, access student purchase history, view school menus, set-up a la carte purchasing restrictions, and MORE! Here is an easy step-by-step GUIDE to help set up an account for your student.
Meal Payment Information:
Payment for meals is encouraged to be cashless through the Pay N' Go App.
Cash and checks for meal payment will be accepted in the lunch line for students and change will be deposited on the student’s account. Students’ positive and negative cafeteria account balances from last year have rolled forward to the current school year.
Pay N' Go Link (see instructions below for accessing application)
Student Required items for purchase online:
Planners - $3.00
(only grades 1st, 2nd, and 3)
Lanyards - $3.00
Badge Sleeve - $1.00
Badge Clip - $1.00
Directions & link to A+ Pay N Go.
Below is the link that will get you to the log in, or create an account. Click on LOGIN.
Directions that will help you navigate the website:
After they log in, on the far right of the screen they will see a box that says Elementary Schools, click on that.
Next screen, bottom right click Elementary R-Z box.
Next screen, top row, right side, under LOGIN, click Rylander Elementary box.
On this screen click on the tab you want to pay.
Please ignore the word replacement on each of the items title . New orders are labeled replacement. It is the way the system is set up.
Elementary School Supplies' List
Below is the Katy ISD Elementary School Supplies' list in case you were not able to pre-order school supplies. All Pre-order sales are closed.
Robotics is coming to Rylander
After School Katy Robotics Academy coming to Rylander 2022-2023
We are excited to announce that our 1st-5th graders will have an opportunity to learn computer programming through LEGO robotics this year! Registration is a first come, first served, and space is limited. To register or find out more information about this amazing program coming to Rylander. http://www.katyroboticsacademy.com/
Coder Kids Coming to Rylander starting September 19th - more info coming soon
Little Miss Cougar Star Fall Football Game Dance Clinic
Camp: Saturday, September 10, 2022 9am - 12pm Cinco Ranch High School in the dance gym . Performance: September 10 at 7:00pm. Please arrive at 6:00pm Rhodes Stadium: CRHS vs. Taylor Half Time Show Who Can Attend: Ages 4 - 11 Please Note: Camp T-Shirt MUST be worn for admission to football game and pre-game performance.
Volunteer Form Information
Moms, dads, grandparents, step-parents,full time workers, stay-at-home parents, single parents, parents with babies, moved from another school, state, or country.. all these types of people are represented in our volunteers. We may be different, but we all share the common goal to support our children and their school. There is a place for you here no matter what is your current situation in life. Sign up on our volunteer form so we can help you find your place at Rylander.
Mamás, papás, abuelos, padrastros, trabajadores de tiempo completo, padres que se quedan en casa, padres solteros, padres con bebés, padres que se mudaron de otra escuela, estado o país... todos estos tipos de personas están representados en nuestros voluntarios. Puede que seamos diferentes, pero todos compartimos un objetivo en común de apoyar a nuestros hijos y su escuela. Aquí hay un lugar para ti sin importar cuál sea tu situación actual en la vida. Regístrese en nuestro formulario de voluntariado para que podamos ayudarle a encontrar su lugar en Rylander.
Keep updated with Rylander's PTA Events
Keep updated with the PTA at www.rrepta.org Like our Facebook page @Rylander Elementary PTA and download the Remind app and join the RRE PTA with class code @ghhkc4c
Spirit wear will be available to purchase at Meet the Teacher night and online as well at https://rylanderspiritwear.itemorder.com/shop/home/
Sign up to be a member of PTA at https://www.joinpta.org/
If you purchased school supplies, your membership was already included!
PTA First Nine Weeks Events
Ordering Spirit Wear
Show Your Voice! Reflection
Field-trip and Field Day T-Shirts
Avoid the lines at Meet the Teacher and get online to order your child(ren)'s birthday message displayed on our digital marquee, donate to the party fund to help put on the class winter and end of year parties, and pre-order Field Day shirts to be used at Field Day in October and for class field trips. https://www.rrepta.org/shop
Mantente actualizado con los eventos the PTA en Rylander
Guarda la dirección de internet www.rrepta.org en tus enlaces favoritos. Dale "me gusta" a la página de Facebook @Rylander Elementary PTA, descarga la aplicación de notificaciones "Remind" en playstore o App store y también unite a RRE PTA con el código de clase @ghhkc4c
Las camisas de rylander estarán disponibles para la compra en la noche de "Conoce a tu maestra" y tambien las podras encontrar en linea en: https://rylanderspiritwear.itemorder.com/shop/home/
Subscribete para ser miembro de PTA : https://www.joinpta.org/
Si ya compraste los útiles escolares, tu membresía ya ha sido incluida.
Articulos de Pre-Orden
Evita las largas filas en la noche de "Conoce a tu maestra" y ordena por internet el mensaje de cumpleaños de tus hijos, mostrado en la pantalla de la escuela como se muestra en la siguiente foto. Mensaje de cumpleaños: $10