Tiger Talk -- Transportation Update

08/13/21

Today's Edition: Bus Routes to Accommodate Fewer Tigers

Please watch for our daily editions, weekdays 8/3 - 8/16!

We are SOOOO excited to start the new school year!!! And, we suspect that you might be, too!

To prepare us all for August 18, we are publishing Special Edition Tiger Talks each weekday leading up to Meet the Teacher Day and the First Day of School. In each Special Edition, we will cover a topic that we hope you will find reassuring and helpful.


And, certainly, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be of assistance to our Tiger Families.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

A Welcome From our Principal

It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning families to West Cypress Hills Elementary School! There are so many reasons to celebrate our school, and it starts with your being a part of this magnificent community. West Cypress Hills Elementary is a learning community where every learner is nurtured, respected, and challenged. Here at WCHE we believe learning should be a social, inspiring journey full of dynamic experiences that build the love of life-long learning in all of our students. This year we will continue to explore all of the ways West Cypress teachers build personal, inspiring and authentic educational experiences for our learners.


I am thrilled that you have chosen West Cypress Hills Elementary as your child’s school. Our staff is highly-qualified, hard-working, and dedicated to growing strong learners and leaders here on our campus. We deeply appreciate your sharing your wonderful children with us here at WCHE. We treasure the opportunity to learn and grow together with our WCHE families.


If convenient for you to do so, please stop by our school Library, Wednesday, August 18, around 7:42 am, so that I can visit with you in person over a cup of coffee. Our fabulous PTO is sponsoring a Principal's Coffee the morning that our Tigers start their new school year. I look forward to meeting you there.


With warmest regards,

Melanie Beninga, Principal

Bus Service Discontinued for Tigers Residing in the West Cypress Hills Neighborhood

LTISD Modifies Availability of School Bus Services!

As you may have heard, LTISD has been attempting to attract new employees to drive our bus routes. Even though there is a shortage of bus drivers, we are able to extend bus service to some of our Tiger families. However, not everyone who requested bus service will receive bus service. Be sure to register in SMARTTag and set up your parent portal. If you requested bus service yet the setting indicates "no route assigned," it signifies that you will NOT have bus service and will need to find an alternate mode of transportation.


We apologize for any inconvenience this causes your family.


The LTISD Transportation Department has modified its services as follows:


  • All routes have been modified
  • Some bus stop locations will be consolidated to main thoroughfares/streets in subdivisions and entrances/exits at gates to subdivisions
  • Bus services in West Cypress Hills for West Cypress Hills Elementary will be suspended for the entire 2021-2022 school year.


Beginning at noon today, parents may access LTISD Transfinder to see their student's new bus number, bus stop, and pickup/dropoff times.


The LTISD Transportation Department is working tirelessly to recruit new drivers to do everything possible to safely and efficiently accommodate our increase in student ridership while addressing our driver shortage.

Upcoming Events

All Summer.............Tales & Tails WCHE Summer Reading Camp

07/01/21................LT Extended Care 21-22 Registration Opens Learn More

08/09 - 08/17/21....WCHE Office Open Weekdays 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

08/15/21.................LTEF Kinder Car Parade @ LTHS, 3322 RR 620 South, 3 - 5 pm.

08/17/21.................Meet the Teacher Day

08/18/21.................1st Day of School 7:40 am - 3:00 pm

08/18/21.................Coffee with the Principal 7:42 am WCHE Library

08/20/21.................Student-only Assembly in the Gym @ 7:45 am

08/23/21.................1st Day of School for Online Learning

08/26/21.................PTO General Assembly - Tiger's Den - 9:30 am RSVP

08/27/21.................Student-only Assembly in the Gym @ 7:45 am

09/02/21.................Curriculum NIght, KG-2nd 5:30 - 6:15 pm & 3rd-5th 6:30 - 7:15 pm

09/06/21.................No School - Happy Labor Day!