Huggins Paw Print

September 18, 2022

Can't Hide Our Hound Pride!

Howdy Hounds!


We hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! I wanted to start by saying thank you for the feedback regarding our morning car rider drop off...we are now moving and grooving! Please remember that we are opening doors at 6:45am to assist with the traffic. Our line cleared every day by 7:25am, with the exception of Friday. One thing that we noticed on Friday was that we had less people utilizing the drop off from 6:45-7:15, resulting in a last minute backup. It is imperative that we have all students in their classrooms by 7:30am, as this is when Hound Time begins. If you would like your child to have breakfast at school, please have them arrive by 7:15 so that they have an adequate time to eat before heading to class.


We have also made some adjustments to our afternoon car rider dismissal. We have adjusted the dismissal location of each grade level to help with filtering students out of the building. These slight adjustments helped us clear our car rider line before 3:30pm on Friday...which we were all very excited about! In order to keep our line in number order, please refrain from pulling out of the line and going around other cars once your child is loaded. Doing so causes our positions to get off. To be the most efficient, we need to load the cars, hold them until cars 1-10 are loaded, and then dismiss the cars at one time. Please also note that if you do not have your car rider tag and need to park to check your child out, please refrain from coming to the building until after the car rider line is clear. To ensure the safety of our students, we are unable to check students out while we are actively in dismissal. Please also remember that all dismissal changes need to be made by 2:00pm, as this is when we deliver office folders and notes to the teacher to communicate needed adjustmets. We really appreciate your help with this!


Please note this week is short. We have early dismissal at 11:30am on Thursday. It is also our September House Pep Rally day, and we can't wait to see our Hounds decked out in House colors. We do not have school on Friday.


Finally, I wanted to invite parents to our FOH meeting on Monday, September 26th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. As you know, LCISD is the fastest growing school district in the state of Texas, and our area in particular is growing at an astromical rate. We will use our time together at the meeting to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you have, and share information about the bond that was called by the LCISD Board of Trustees at the August 22nd Board Meeting to address the rapid district growth and facility needs of our school district. We hope to see you there!


Here is to a fantastic week four!



Sincerely,


Bethany Cunningham

Principal

Bethany.cunningham@lcisd.org

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 19th: Can't Hide Our Hound Pride: Wear Camo

Thursday, September 22nd: Early Dismissal, September House Pep Rally

Friday, September 23rd: No School - Fort Bend County Fair Day, FOH Sonapalooza

Monday, September 26th: FOH Meeting - 6:00pm: Cafeteria

Snacks in the Cafeteria

Starting Sept 12th, the cafeteria staff will began selling snacks during lunch. Students will be able to purchase items that meet smart snack USDA’s Food and Nutrition requirements. Attached you will find the Ala carte price list. Parents can make adjustments to their child's lunch account to determine if their child can purchase snacks at lunch.

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Picture Day - Tuesday, October 4th

Picture Day for Huggins Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 4.

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This event's Order Code is 69489BF.

Online ordering is available before and after Picture Day. Shipping and handling charges may apply to orders placed after Picture Day.

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Huggins Car Line

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Pre-K and Kindergarten SmartTags

Ensuring the safety and security of the students riding on buses is our highest priority. To facilitate and support this safety initiative the District has implemented the Smart Tag system to promote and ensure a positive school bus riding experience for all Lamar CISD students. Students are issued Smart Tag ID cards with an electronic chip Smart sensor (please do not modify the ID cards, or place holes in the card). The student’s name is printed on the front of the card, and there is no student information stored on the card.


Students must have one or more Transportation Release Guardians listed within the students Smart Tag Parent Portal.

To ensure the safety of the children, parents/guardians or an authorized person is encouraged to be at the bus stop each day when their child is picked up and dropped off.

· Drivers will only release a student to approved guardians at the stop and must be in possession of a picture ID so the driver can verify release authorization via the Smart Tag system. If a driver is unable to verify release authorization the student will be returned to campus.


  • Parents must register this information within their students Smart Tag profile via the Smart Tag Parent Portal.


  • Parents are also responsible for keeping the information current.


  • Parents/guardians and children should know their route number, school name, and stop location.


  • Children in grades Pre-K/KG (i.e., Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten) MUST be received by an adult, parent, or authorized receiver at the designated bus stop and designated time. This could be an older sibling.
  • Parents should be at the stop ten (10) minutes prior to bus arrival.


  • Individuals receiving a Pre-K/KG student from a bus, will need to be in possession of a picture ID so the driver can verify release authorization via the Smart Tag system. If a driver is unable to verify release authorization the student will be returned to campus.


  • Should there be no one at the stop to receive a PK/KG student, the child will be taken back to the school for the parent to pick up.


  • Should this occur more than twice in a semester, the third occurrence may result in the child losing bus riding privileges.

LCISD Beginning of Year Forms - Action Needed

For the 2022-23 school year, all required Lamar Consolidated ISD beginning-of-year forms must be completed online through the Skyward Family Access Center.


Offering these forms digitally allows you the convenience of only updating information that has changed from last school year, while also helping us maintain accurate information in our student information system. Instructions, important dates and technical assistance regarding the online forms can be found by clicking here. Included on this page is a link to reset your Family Access username/password if you have forgotten it.


Online forms will be available through the Family Access Center starting Aug. 1 and all forms need to be submitted no later than Sept. 16th. Your student’s schedule will not be available online through the Family Access Center until all of the beginning-of-year forms are completed for your student and after the campus has released schedules. Student schedules will be available online on Wednesday, Aug. 17th if all online forms have been completed.


For those who need access to a computer or the Internet, computers will be available on campus Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. starting August 8th.

Huggins Dress Code

Starting with the 22-23 school year, students at Huggins Elementary will not be required to follow a uniform policy. All students must comply with the LCISD Dress Code, as outlined in the Elementary Student Handbook. We encourage all students to wear purple for Charger Thursday, in support of our Fulshear Chargers. We also encourage students to participate in Huggins Spirit Day on Fridays by wearing Huggins shirts and/or red!
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Procedures for Electronic Devices

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LCISD Registration Link