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Wrapping Up the Year

Over the past two weeks there has not been a lot of new to communicate. We are however at the point where decisions have been made on how to close out the school year. My heart is still heavy that our year is ending this way. I am however grateful that our community has remained connected through it all. I want to sincerely thank you all for your patience, kind words, fun pictures, and so much grace. You have been supportive and understanding!

I would also like to thank our PTO and Dad's club for being right there whenever we reached out. Thank you Christi Megow for pushing through and keeping the PTO nominating process going. Dad's club for helping with decor as we plan to celebrate our 5th graders. Meric Pinkerton for organizing our teacher appreciation celebration. I certainly know I could never thank everyone by name. However, please know that your efforts are always appreciated!

Lovett@Home End Date

HISD's calendar has school slated to end June 1st. This includes a make up day for the day we were out of school for the water main break. Lessons will not be posted for students on June 1st, but teachers will offer a last day Zoom meeting to celebrate the year.

Report cards for the year will be mailed from the district office but if for some reason you do not receive yours via mail, please contact Mrs. Sims and she can provide an electronic copy. I would give at least to June 5th before following up on mailed report cards.

Summer School

HISD has developed list of students that based on certain academic risk criteria summer school is recommended. Summer school will be online June 8-July 2. For any student failing a subject(below 70%) parents will receive a letter that summer school is required as apart of district guidelines to meet promotional standards. Other students may receive a letter of summer school recommendation and it will be the parent's option if they attend. Look out for these notifications in the upcoming weeks.

Picking Up Student Items From School

We will finally have access to the building beginning May 21st. It is important to know that the school will not be open for parents or students to come in. Below is an outline of procedures for coming to the campus to collect items that your children might have left in the classrooms. We also ask that when you come to the campus you bring library books, safety patrol vest/belts, your car tags, student guided reading book bags and any classroom books. HISD has implemented strict policies for social distancing to keep employees and our community safe. I am responsible for ensuring that these guidelines are strictly followed. PLEASE adhere to all procedures and times listed below.

Pick up Procedures:

  • Picking up items will be done by drive-through only. We will not be able to accommodate parents that walk to walk up and pick up. This is for everyone's safety!
  • Remain in your vehicles. Do not exit your vehicles to open your trunk or adjust items in the trunk for space. Please ensure there is space before you arrive and we are able to access your trunk
  • On your dash please have visible your child's first name, last name, grade, teacher
  • Once items are retrieved exit the loop so we are able to keep the line moving
  • Social distancing and PPE is required for all employees. You will see that we will have spacing for employees and all employees will wear mask.
  • Please only come at your assigned grade level time
  • If you have children in multiple grade levels, you will have an assigned time to pick up
  • 5th grade pick up will be coordinated with their promotion activities. A separate communication will be sent to 5th grade families
  • Boxes will be available for library book drop off, safety patrol belts/vest, car tags, return of classroom books and guided reading book bags. Expect to receive a communication from your classroom teacher to notify you if your child has a library book should be turned in.
  • We understand that not everyone may have items at school that you want to retrieve. Expect an email from your child's teacher that will ask you to confirm if you are planning to pick up or not. Teachers really need this information as they will need to pack up items for each child.
  • We have already been pricing school supplies for next year and know that prices have gone up. In an effort to save for the upcoming year, we are asking that you allow teachers to keep any unused items. This will go a long way in helping for next year.
  • Yearbooks will be available for pick up for those students that have ordered yearbooks. If you are still interested in ordering a yearbook, visit the PTO website to purchase online.

Pick Up Schedule

May 26th

Kinder 9:00-9:45 Birdwood loop

1st Grade 9:00-9:45 Jason Loop

2nd grade 10:00-10:45 Jason loop

3rd grade 10:00-10:45 Birdwoood loop

4th grade 11:00-11:45 Jason loop

Multi-grade 12:00-12:45 Jason loop

June 1st

5th grade promotion parade and item pick up; details will be provided in 5th grade communication

A reminder that pick up is only front drive up pick up.

5th Grade Promotion Parade

I can't believe we are sending our 5th graders off to middle school. It goes so fast and I am honored to have been apart of their lives these past six year. Planning for how to celebrate our 5th graders, was one of the most difficult parts of this pandemic. This is an important milestone in their lives and it was difficult figuring out how to make this memorable without being together. We hope that what we have come up with still will hold a special place in their memories. All 5th grade families will receive a separate communication with all the details of our special day. Please look out for this communication from the 5th grade teachers.

Other Questions that have come up

Do we know what the start of school looks like in August?

Unfortunately we do not. Each week we get bits of information based on what our district is hearing from the state and Harris County.

Will Lovett still have summer enrichment?

No, unfortunately with the uncertainties of the summer, we will not be able to hold summer enrichment as planed. We will be in direct contact with parents that registered their children to discuss the process for getting a refund.

Will the campus have a kindergarten round up for 20-21 entering kindergarten?: We will host a kinder round up on Monday, May 18th that 2:00. If you have an entering kinder and did not receive the Zoom link, please contact Mrs. Boynton.

Will the main office be open to the public in the summer?: The school will not be open during the summer, but administrators have been given clearance to access the building as needed. The best way to communicate with us during the summer is via email.

If I have technology borrowed from the school when should I return it? We will contact families to drop off technology by June 1st. If your child is slated for summer school and the technology is needed you are able to keep it until July 2nd. We will reach out directly to the impacted families and coordinate drop off.

E.O. Lovett Elementary Fine Arts Magnet 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

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