Cockrell Hill News Parent Update

Week of October 12th


As a reminder, Monday, October 12, 2020, is marked as a district holiday.

Thanks and enjoy your day!

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In preparation for campus-supervised learning, it is extremely important to follow all district and campus protocols to ensure a safe environment for our teachers, staff and scholars. It is important for you to note the following:

  • Only students that are on the list for Campus- Supervised Learning will be permitted on campus.
  • Families are responsible for transporting students to and from campuses each day.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle as all fountains will be not be available for use.
  • Families should self-screen students for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to campus and students will go through a brief screening prior to exiting their vehicles. (Please be patient with this process. We want to ensure everyone's safety).
  • Students and staff are REQUIRED to wear face mask while on district property.
  • All parent conference/meetings will remain virtual
  • No Visitors will be allowed.
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Social Emotional Learning has become more prevalent now than ever before. It is necessary for each of us to ensure that not only our physical but our mental well-being is managed daily. DeSoto ISD has partnered with Re-Think Ed as a resource for Social Emotional Learning.

The district has provide us with an SEL Scope & Sequence that we will follow throughout the year. Re-Think Ed provides lesson for each grade level for you to embed into your lessons each week and can be accessed through Classlink.

This weeks SEL Focus is : Resilience

Resilience is the ability to cope when things go wrong.

Bouncing back after difficult times. Dealing with challenges and still holding your head up. Giving things a go or trying your best.

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Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Parent Informational Meeting-Campus Supervised Learning

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 6pm

This will be an online event.


On October 13th at 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting a parent informational meeting for parents who chose campus supervised learning for their scholars for the second six weeks. The Zoom information is provided below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 682 445 8472

Passcode: 349663

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Students that have the non-tech option for school are required to complete the iStation Universal Screener so that we can have data in-order to provide interventions and acceleration for them academically. Parents were contacted last week regarding their scheduled time for testing. Please note your scheduled time and our Instruction Coordinator will assist your child on their assigned day. We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled time.

Anytime Anywhere Learning Parent Communication

CHLMA Families,

To close the communication gap and gain a better understanding, we ask that you participate by providing your feedback.

Click the button below to complete the parent AAL survey.

Get Connected


COVID-19 has made learning at home a necessity. But without high-speed internet access that’s practically impossible. Learn how you can get connected, get devices, find other resources, and set it all up.

Click here to learn more.


Parents may now select their option to return to campus learning or continue with home-supervised instruction for the second six-weeks that begins on October 12. The information collected in the form will be used to determine device access for families.

Click to complete the form: ENGLISH | SPANISH


The DeSoto ISD curriculum and instruction team in partnership with A2E2 has created a Schoology & Classlink video database to help families navigate the platforms.

These resources can be accessed on the Anytime, Anywhere Learning website here.

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It's a fact: Kids Do Better When Parents are Engaged in Their Learning!

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

More information

We will be electing our PTA board members during the PTA meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 10/13/2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please submit your nominations by 4:00 p.m., Friday, 10/09/2020.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 682 445 8472

Passcode: 349663

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Step by Step Instructions to Parent Portal

Student schedules and grades can be accessed through the parent portal. Click the link below for instruction on using the Parent Portal.
Parent Portal Instructions

Student schedules and grades can be accessed through the Parent Portal. Click the button.


DeSoto ISD and Chartwell are committed to serving happy and healthy meals to DeSoto ISD students this school year.

Grab N' Go Meals picked up will also include meals for the weekend! Recently, TDA allowed districts to continue serving meals for free to children in the community. Along with that, DeSoto ISD now can hand out weekend meals for a limited time. So, until further notice, every Thursday Meal Distribution will include the meals for Thursday-Sunday.


In addition to the weekend meals that are currently offered by the district for all students, the DeSoto

ISD Chartwells Child Nutrition team has received a grant from the No Kid Hungry program to provide

additional weekend snack bags to children starting Thursday, October 1.

Please ensure this information is shared with your parents.

Child Nutrition

Valencia Jefferson

Revised 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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To support parents as they contact campuses, the following directory brief has been prepared.

Campus Directory for Parents

Click the Icon Below for Teacher Zoom Links


  • October - National Principal's Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bully Prevention Month
  • Oct. 9 - End of 1st Six Weeks
  • Oct. 12 - District Holiday - Schools/Offices closed.
  • Oct. 12 - 2nd Six Weeks begin.
  • Oct. 13 - Report Cards Issued; Parent Mtg. for scholars returning to campus, only and PTA Meeting
  • Oct. 26 - 30th - Red Ribbon Week
  • Nov. 3 - Student/Staff Holiday - No School
  • Nov. 4 - 3rd - 5th Grade begin Campus Based Learning (Students that are on the AAL Campus Supervised list only)
  • Nov. 6 - Parent/Teacher Conference
  • Nov. 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Coming Soon...Red Ribbon Week

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Cockrell Hill Linguistics Magnet Academy

Angela Robinson, Principal

Malikah Graves, Assistant Principal

La Tura Schexnayder, Counselor

B'Chesca Young, Instructional Coordinator

Tammy Johnson, Interventionist