SWE STAR GAZER

Every Student...Every Day

**August 11 Edition**

Dates to Remember

Aug 24. - First PTO Meeting - 6pm - SWE cafeteria

Sept 1 - SWE Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Opens

Sept 6 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Sept 14 - PTO Meeting

Sept 20 - Elementary (ONLY) PD Day - No school for elementary students

Oct. 1 - End of 9 weeks

Oct. 4 - 8 Fall Break - No School

Dismissal Reminders

Day one completed! We truly appreciated your patience and kindness to others as we dismissed over 600 students home safely with a district wifi failure and our normal systems altered.


Some reminders moving forward for the SAFETY of all our students and staff.


Please ensure that you completed a dismissal form for every child at SWE. Teachers did make calls to those families that were missing forms yesterday, so we knew first day dismissal plans. We still need everyone to complete this form for each child as soon as possible!


Dismissal Times:

3:10 - 4th & 5th Bikers released

3:12 - K - 3 Bikers released

3:15 - 3 - 5 Walkers released

3:17 - K - 2 Walkers released

3:19 - Daycare released

3:20 - Car Riders begin to be dismissed - Students are released from their dismissal classrooms when their car rider number is inputted into our system as parents arrive in the car rider line.


Walkers: Please ensure that your child knows which direction to walk. IF you are meeting your child as a walker, please practice safety. Staff can not let students run across roads to meet you in any spot other than the crosswalk.


Daycare: Please communicate with your daycare provider, if your student has a change of plans and will not be attending.



Car Riders: If your child is assigned as a car rider, it is necessary for you to REMAIN IN YOUR CAR in the car rider line. The Car Rider line will begin to move more quickly as students & parents learn routines. Car rider students will not be called out of their dismissal area for parents who walk up. If you would like to meet your child, students can be reassigned as a walker.


Please communicate ANY dismissal changes to your child's homeroom teacher before midday, if possible. If a change needs to occur later, please contact the main office at 281-641-3000.

Please Click Here To Complete The SWE Dismissal Form

Please complete one form for each child.Thanks!

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NURSE NEWS

Welcome back Summerwood Stars to the 2021-2022 school year!


As we begin our new school year, I just have a few reminders from the nurse:


  • All students have to be current with their required immunizations in order to continued to be enrolled in Humble ISD.
  • Medications will be accepted with the proper documentation. All medications must be brought to the school by an adult (18 or older). Please review medication policy for any additional questions. Link for forms: https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/110766.
  • Please continue to check the Humble ISD back to school website frequently for school information regarding health & safety https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/130266
  • View my website for important information: https://www.humbleisd.net/Domain/1559
  • Please contact me for any specific needs or questions julie.takacs@humbleisd.net


THANK YOU! --Nurse Takacs

2021-2022 School Supply List

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Breakfast & Lunch

Humble ISD will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.
Students on campus will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. Students can purchase seconds and a la carte snacks for an additional fee at the register. .


While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, it is still critical for families to apply for free and reduced meals. This important data allows Humble ISD families to receive benefits such as discounted internet costs, reduced fees for SAT/ACT testing, help with college application fees, potential eligibility if P-EBT benefits are offered in the future, as well as maximizing important state and federal funding for individual schools. Applications are provided online at www.schoolcafe.com.

Volunteering at SWE

Just a reminder that in order to volunteer or chaperone at any Humble ISD school, parents MUST complete a background check per district policy.


This must be completed each school year


Here is the link. It is quick and easy do.

https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Need SWE Counselor Guidance or Assistance?

During this time, if you need guidance or assistance from the SWE Counselor, Shannon Kinniebrew, please visit his website at https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/9936 or email him directly at shannon.kinniebrew@humbleisd.net

Opportunities at SWE

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5th Grade Student Council Elections

For those interested i...


5th grade teachers will hand out applications the first week of school.

The applications will be due August 20th.

Elections will be the following week August, 27th. The students will be allowed to make posters the week of elections and will need to give a speech to their class.


Any questions, email jennifer.brown@humbleisd.net or courtney.land@humbleisd.net

PTO INFORMATION

First PTO Meeting

Aug 24 @ 6:30 at SWE in the cafeteria!

New SWE apparel is now LIVE on the SWE PTO website! Please notice that all apparel is again PRE ORDER only this year. PTO will take orders until Friday, September 3rd.


All apparel can be ordered in the Spirit Shop.

https://summerwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/5679

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District Information

Humble ISD Virtual Learning Option Waitlist

Humble ISD will allow parents to be on a waitlist for openings in virtual learning classes.
Approximately 2,000 students have chosen virtual learning. Classes were formed based upon parent requests submitted at the end of the 2020-2021 school year and this summer. Parents may place their child on the waitlist by completing the Learning Location Form. In order to provide the best school experiences for all students, the district must monitor class sizes as enrollment numbers fluctuate. At the beginning of the school year, notifications to parents of students on the elementary waitlist will go out no later than the week of August 23. Notifications to the parents of middle and high school students on the secondary waitlist will go out no later than the week of August 30. Students with medical conditions may qualify for homebound instruction. Families with extenuating circumstances prohibiting on campus instruction should contact their child’s principal.

Humble ISD Prevention


  • Humble ISD will require that students or staff with COVID-19 remain away from school for at least 10 calendar days.
    If the individual is symptomatic, the days count from the date symptoms started. If the individual is asymptomatic, the days count from the date the individual was tested. After 10 calendar days have passed, individuals may return when they are 24 hours symptom-free without medication (ex. fever-free without medication).


    Humble ISD will ask people who are sick, for any reason, to remain home.
    Just like every school year, families should keep children home if they are sick for any reason and staff should not come to work sick.

    Humble ISD will permit individuals who have had close contact and remain symptom-free to be at school.
    Families will determine what they believe is best for their specific situation. Required exclusion does not apply to symptom-free contacts.

    Humble ISD will require clearance from a physician before students who test positive for COVID-19 resume participation in UIL athletics or marching band.
    This is a UIL requirement.

    Humble ISD will welcome usage of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) by anyone who chooses to wear them.
    Masks are optional. The district respects parents’ choices for their children. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on campuses.


    Humble ISD will continue with enhanced cleaning protocols from the 2020-2021 school year.
    We will clean touch points more often and continue fogging procedures.

    Humble ISD will keep air fresh and clean.
    The district has added clean-air technology including extra building air purges, MERV 13 filters, HEPA filters, lower set points, and bipolar ionization.


    Humble ISD will maximize exposure to fresh air and sunlight through additional outdoor eating, learning, and play areas.
    Social distancing is possible at lunch by utilizing spaces beyond the cafeteria.


    Humble ISD will provide water bottle fillers on campuses.
    Students are encouraged to bring their own bottled water or a bottle to refill.

    Humble ISD will share information about free COVID testing and vaccinations.
    Testing and vaccination is a personal choice, always voluntary and never required, and cannot occur without parent consent.

    Humble ISD teachers will emphasize frequent hand washing and hygiene.



Community Information

Boy Scout Opportunity

Is your child interested in having fun while working with other kids on real-life skills and gaining leadership experience? Join Cub Scouts Pack 922! Our activities include camping, hiking, rocket launch, Pinewood Derby car race, and much more! We are open to all boys--Kinder through 5th grade. Time commitment is about 2 hours a month. Our pack welcome meeting and orientation will be on Wed Sept 15 at 6:30pm. Please email SummerwoodPack922@gmail.com for more details. You can also get general info on scouting by going to www.shac.org/join
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AFTER-SCHOOL CARE BY THE YMCA

Lake Houston Family YMCA is now registering for the 2021-2022 school year for YMCA After Care and Y Learning Center. More Information