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February 26, 2021

Dates to Remember

March:

03/02 - Read Across America Day

03/05 - PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day
03/05 - PTO Drive In Movie Night @ Mitchell Intermediate

03/12 - 03/19 - Spring Break - No School
03/23 - PTO Chill Milkshake & Waffle Bar Spirit Day 12pm-9pm
03/26 - Paws for Pride on the announcements - Wear YELLOW for Kindness


April:

04/02 - Holiday - No School


May:
05/21 - Paws for Pride on the announcements - Wear GREEN for Resilience

05/26 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 12:10 PM

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Good afternoon,


Each year campuses post their Federal Report Card and School Report Card online. The Bush Elementary information is on our school's profile page. You can access our 2019-2020 report cards online by following these steps:


From the school’s website...


· Go to "Our School/Campus"

· Click “View School Profile"

· Select “Accountability Reports”

· Click “2019-2020”

· Select "Federal Report Card " or "School Report Card"


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Take good care,


Dr. Jarod Lambert

Principal

Message from our Front Office

  • All transportation changes need to be emailed to bush@conroeisd.net before 2:00 PM each day.
  • Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
  • Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch (one each per child each day) are free in the cafeteria this school year.
  • Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Bush Elementary celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week this week. Students were encouraged to perform random acts of kindness to brighten our school and community. Kindness is the theme for our counseling lesson this month and students are learning there are many different ways they can show kindness.

Missing items??? Check the Lost & Found

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Please remember to label all jackets, sweaters, water bottles, etc., so that we may identify them. Our lost & found is growing by the day! If you’re missing an item, please have your student check the lost & found in the gym/cafeteria area. All items not claimed will be donated during Spring Break.

Congratulations Nuri Posey

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During the last Conroe ISD board meeting, Nuri Posey, our cafeteria manger, was recognized for her her dedication to the students of the Conroe Independent School District during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you Nuri for all your hard work. We appreciate you!

Save the Date! PreK, K, & New Student Enrollment

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PreK, K & New Student Enrollment for 2021-2022 opens on April 5. Information will be posted on the Conroe ISD website and social media accounts in the coming weeks with details about how and where.

2021-2022 CISD School Calendar

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A printable version of the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf
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Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609

Quarantine or Isolation: What’s the Difference?

Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus (positive) away from others, even in their home.

Is testing needed during a quarantine?

While a negative test result may help to put your mind at ease, it does not end your quarantine period early. Since the incubation period for the virus can be as long as 14 days, a negative test result during that possible incubation period is no guarantee that you are not infected. It means only that, at the time of your test, your sample did not — or did not yet — show viral levels high enough to be reliably measured – https://medical.mit.edu/covid-19-updates


Is testing required to be cleared to return after a 10 day isolation?

You can return to school or work after completing the 10 day isolation period if symptoms have subsided and you have been fever free for at least 24 hrs without the use of fever-reducing medications. A negative COVID test is not required to be cleared to return after completing isolation.


Please visit these CDC websites for further quarantine and isolation information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html


PLEASE NOTE: Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following: Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results. Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


Please provide the following information when reporting COVID symptoms, a known COVID direct exposure, or COVID test results:

· Date of onset of symptoms

· Date of direct exposure

· Is positive family member able to totally isolate from members in household · Email copy of COVID test results to Nurse Cheryl clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net. The earliest return to school date will be determined from this information.


ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:

· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:

1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

2. AND child has improved symptoms.

3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.

· Chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html


PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.


MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.


Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.


CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:

Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.


Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email clkirchner@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.

CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:

In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

936-709-1609


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant

epadillaguerrer@conroeisd.net

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Updated Community Food and Water Resources:

Interfaith - For immediate Family Services Assistance, email fs@woodlandsinterfaith.org.

United Way 211 Helpline – dial 2-1-1 from any phone. Office of Emergency Management website for local updates at https://mctxoem.org/. We, people of faith, called by our traditions to compassion have created an organization where we gather in mutual respect, dialogue and cooperative action to provide a connection between communities of faith and the community at large.


Food Assistance in Our Area:

Food Pantries -

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_j-6lVS4sW3gfXdtUXnexsue0XdNBTeu/view?usp=sharing

Montgomery County Food Bank -
https://mcfoodbank.org/find-a-food-pantry-partner-agencies-conroe-tx

Mobile Markets -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-jeNdojx3PEHbJWarprv6qHztDfXhbTS/view?usp=sharing

Interfaith in The Woodlands -
https://woodlandsinterfaith.org/

Montgomery County Resources Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lwlT4hhqrnHTYG18YbVKVqqvPTyPv8JV/view?usp=sharing


Cyber Safety Parent Awareness Presentation:

The Cyber Safety parent awareness presentation has been rescheduled. We are hoping to reschedule for late March. New dates will be posted in the banner once they are confirmed. Thank you for your understanding.


Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office

Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families


Sincerely,

Angie McGhee

amcghee@conroeisd.net

936-709-1608

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Daily Announcements

Our daily announcements are shared in Canvas or Seesaw for each class. In addition, we will include the week's announcements in each edition of the Bush Banner.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Conroe ISD's School Messenger

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All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

Yearbook Sales End March 6th

The last day to order a 2020-21 Yearbook is March 6th. Order at Balfour.com. Search for "Bush, The Woodlands" under the Yearbook tab.
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Last Day to Purchase a Yearbook Recognition Ad is March 1st. Your last chance to recognize a special Bobcat in the 2020-2021 March 1st is also your last chance to design your own ad at Balfour.com. Prices are: 1/8 page $20, 1/4 page $40, 1/2 page $80.

Bush Movie Night is Back!

March 5 @ Mitchell Parking Lot

Drive-In Style

FREE ENTRY


"The Croods 2" starts at 7:15 pm

Parking lot opens at 6:30 pm

You are welcome to either stay in your vehicle or bring chairs to sit in front of your car. Sound will play through your car's radio. Please wear a mask when around others.


RAFFLE FOR FAMILY FUN BASKET

Tickets $1 each or 6 tickets for $5

Purchase raffle tickets at BushPTO.com.

Raffle tickets will also be sold at the "gate" - EXACT CASH ONLY.


It will also be Chick-fil-A spirit night, so grab some dinner and head on over!

Thanks to Lone Star Parties for their support of this event.

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The yearbook team would like snow day photos of your Bobcat

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Upload them to our team using the Balfour ImageShare App from your app store. After you log in enter Bush's project number: 126474. Be sure to caption your photo with your student's name and grade. Remember, each photo you submit gives you a chance to win a free 2020-21 yearbook!

Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!


Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.