Roadrunner News -- School Dismissal

August 31, 2020

Runyan Elementary Mission

At Runyan Elementary, we are a safe and welcoming community dedicated to student-focused learning driven by high expectations for all.

Students back on Campus!

It is wonderful to have students back on campus! School just isn't the same without them! As a reminder, we are "ramping up" attendance this week:

  • All PK-1st graders come every day.
  • 2nd-4th graders come only one day this week according the first letter of their last name -- Monday = A-C; Tuesday = D-J; Wednesday = K-Q; Thursday = R-Z; Friday = no 2nd-4th graders on campus

All students in all grades come to campus starting September 8th

PK / Kinder Bus Signs for Parents

As an added safety measure, the Transportation department began requiring those meeting a Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten student at the bus stop to have a sign identifying the student they were there to meet. We gave out many of these signs as students were dropped of this morning, and other students are bringing a sign home in their backpack today. It is certainly possible we've missed someone. Until you can get in touch with the school to get a sign, please bring your ID to the bus stop for verification.

Throughout the year, please bring the sign EVERY DAY, even if you and the bus driver have gotten to know each other at some point. You never know when there might be a substitute driver... Drivers are directed by the transportation department to return children to school if the person meeting them doesn't have a sign. Thank you for your help in making sure our students are safe!

Safety Concern -- Cell Phones in the Car-Rider Line

Using one's cell phone in the car-rider line is unsafe and illegal. Cell phones distract drivers, and drivers need to be very alert with so many children around. Please help us keep children safe by putting away your cell phone while in the car-rider line.

Safety Procedures

Please remember you will always need an ID when visiting the school. As a matter of procedure, we scan a visitor's ID each time s/he visits, even if s/he is well known to the school staff. Situations change, and it is important for us to always check to make sure we have the most up-to-date information on visitors to our school. We appreciate your support in our commitment to making student safety our number one priority.

Important Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our school community is our number one priority every day. At the same time, we understand everyone's time is valuable, so we also need to be efficient with the time we have. In order to maintain a safe and efficient environment with so many students, it is important for everyone to follow some basic procedures:

  • Doors open at 7:30 each morning. This is the earliest students may be dropped off for school. There is no supervision for students prior to that time, so please do not drop students off earlier than 7:30.
  • Students who dismiss as walkers must walk home. They may not be picked up by someone driving to the walker area in a car, even when the weather is bad. All students leaving school in a car must dismiss through the car-rider line, and cars may not park along the road to pick up a walker.
  • Cars may only make a right turn into the car-rider line. This means cars will have to drive West down Foster Dr. in order to turn right into the line. (Left turns will not be allowed.) Cars may join the car-rider line on Foster from Porter Road or from Cedar Crossing. Please do not make U-turns on Foster Drive, as it creates a safety hazard for drivers.
  • To make a dismissal change, parents may email the school at and include a picture of their driver's license. All dismissal change requests must be received BEFORE 2:45 so we have time to communicate the change to the dismissal duty staff.
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CISD Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.