Thelma Jones Elementary Week of Sept. 13th-Sept. 17th
Greetings Shark Family!
I hope you had a great weekend. Please enjoy the week ahead. This is the last week to order spirit wear. Please see the flyer below. Also, we are excited about Grandparent's Day this Friday!
15th- Hispanic Heritage month begins
17th- Grandparent's Day-join your student for lunch
18th- Deadline for Spirit Store orders
23rd-End of first Six Weeks
Oct. 5th- Student Picture Day
Oct. 7th- 4:00-7:30p.m. and 8th- 8:00-12:00p.m.-Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct. 11th- Student Holiday
PTA is offering T shirts for sale
Covid Tiered System
Along with the list of health and safety protocols that have been in effect since the beginning of the school year, MISD has released a new COVID-19 advisory level system that provides guidance for implementing elevated mitigating strategies if percentages of active cases rise at a certain campus.
The advisory levels consist of green, yellow, and red tiers. Please view the COVID-19 advisory level system here. If the advisory level at a campus changes, the school principal will send out communication to parents and staff with further information.
From the MISD Fine Arts Department
We are excited to launch our community newsletter. The below link is a request for MISD parents to subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter. Our first letter will go out next week. The subscribe link is also located on our district webpage. Let us know if you have any questions.
Drop Off, Pick Up Reminders
- Write your child's teacher a note in their take home folder, if there is a change in how they get home.
- For same day changes, please email your child's teacher as soon as possible. If you do not receive a reply, then call the front office.
- No students dismissal schedule will be changed by word of mouth.
- Students need to be in class by 8:00 to be considered on time.
- Students must be picked up by 3:45.
- If your son/ daughter is in kindergarten or 1st grade, they must have an adult awaiting their arrival at the bus stop.
Optional Insurance Coverage for Chromebooks
Optional Device Insurance
Parents/guardians are responsible for the reasonable cost to repair or replace a 1:1 device that has been broken, lost or stolen. Optional insurance may assist with off-setting these costs should your student’s 1:1 device become broken, lost or stolen. (p. 11 of the Student Device Handbook)
Students in grades 3-12 are eligible to purchase optional device insurance to cover 1:1 devices.
Enrollment begins 8/23 and will end on 9/17
With Chromebook coverage as low as $27/year, click the links below to learn more.
● Enrollment Website (Click here to enroll for optional insurance beginning 8/23.)
News from our Nurse
Free Breakfast and Lunch
- FREE MEALS for ALL students will continue for the 2021-22 school year!
Every MISD student is eligible for one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal every school day.
A la carte and extra meal items will still be available for purchase.
It is very important that families still complete the Free & Reduced Meal Applications this year if they feel they might qualify. Why? Qualifying families approved on the program receive other valuable benefits and services for their children. It is also important for district funding opportunities, like Title 1 and comp ed, that are dependent on economically disadvantaged student data. Here is a short video that explains more about it:
We are hiring! The Student Nutrition Department has several positions to fill across the district. If you know of parents, community members, family, and/or friends looking for a job, please share! Thank you for spreading the word!
Apply for free & reduced meals: https://www.schoolcafe.com/mansfieldisd
Meal Payment System
SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to add funds to student(s) lunch accounts, monitor student(s) account balance, view purchases, and payments, and set up low balance email alerts. Register for a SchoolCafé account.
Questions about your child's cafeteria account?
If you have questions regarding a student's cafeteria account (application status, purchase history, obtaining ID or PIN, enrollment, etc.), please be ready to provide all names, schools, and IDs along with your questions to Student Nutrition at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-299-6040.
Student Central is a place where Mansfield ISD parents can find the resources they need for school.
Do you need to update your email address or phone numbers in Skyward? You can make those changes in Family Access.
- Log into Family Access
- Click on My Account (top right corner)
- When the Account Settings screen opens, there is place for your email address and up to three phone numbers.
- Please note – Each parent/guardian can enter one email address to receive communication via Skyward Message Center.
- Once changes are made, click Save.
If you, parent/guardian, is unable to log into Family Access, there are a couple options:
1 – Use the Forgot Your Password link from the Family Access login page
2 – Email email@example.com
Mansfield ISD will provide bus transportation for all students meeting the eligibility requirements for transportation.
Find My Bus
School Bus Rider’s Safety Handbook
For Bus Delays & Substitutions https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j_9bi_plWMqtBDp8AG8B31rb3KzTAOIhRWe8B0CwTnY/edit