Owens Intermediate

Jaguar Parent Newsletter

WELCOME BACK!

On behalf of the Owens Intermediate Staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 School Year. We are looking forward to a productive partnership and hope you have had an enjoyable summer. This newsletter contains a wealth of information to support a strong start to the school year. Please take some time to review this information so you are as prepared as possible for the upcoming school year.


Our staff returned to work yesterday and have been hard at work planning for the return of students. This year we will begin the year 100% in person. We are excited to welcome all of our students back to the building. Our campus is where we truly see our students and staff shine! Thank you in advance for your support, patience, and grace as we welcome all students back to Owens Intermediate.




Sincerely,


Dr. Lorena Augustus

Owens Intermediate Principal

Meet the Teacher

Our annual Meet the Teacher event will be held in person on August 9, 2021, from 4:30-5:30. This is a time for you and the student to come to the building and Meet the Owens Staff, see their classroom, and get information regarding a successful first day.
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Important Dates


  • August 10-First Day of School
  • August 26-Shared Decision Making Committee Meeting
  • September 6-Labor Day Holiday
  • September 14-Family Learning Center Grand Opening, 9:30 a.m
  • September 16-Open House, 6:30 p.m

Student Mode of Dress

Owens Mode of Dress for students consists of a basic uniform that parents may purchase at area stores that sell uniform items. School Logo Spirit Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Polo Shirts may be purchased via school bucks and will be distributed to the student on campus.


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The selections for the Owens’ “mode of dress” are as follows:

Colors

  • Tops must be white, light blue, gray, or purple. Solid colors only.
  • Bottoms must be Khaki, Black, or Navy
  • Students may not wear the same colored top and bottom.
  • No stripes, decoration or words on clothing permitted, unless it is the school logo.

Styles

  • Shirt/top must have a collar; turtlenecks are acceptable. No emblems or writings on clothing, unless it is the school logo.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • Bottoms must be fitted and worn at the waist (not baggy, too tight or clinging to skin).
  • Elastic waistbands are acceptable.
  • Belts must be worn if pants/shorts/skirt has belt loops. No hanging canvas belts and no buckles with lettering or symbols.
  • Girls may wear navy or khaki jumper dresses.
  • Denim shorts, capris, and skirts are allowed.
  • Owens spirit shirts may be worn on only on Mondays, with uniform bottoms.
  • College Spirit Fridays— Wear your favorite college t-shirt with jeans
  • Leggings must be white, gray, or black and only worn under skirts or skorts.

Accessories

  • Sweaters/sweatshirts must be solid, white, purple, or gray. Cardigans, pullover or V-neck styles are acceptable if worn with collared shirt underneath.
  • Shirts, jackets or sweatshirts should not have hoods. Students are not allowed to tuck in hoods on garment.
  • Only solid white-T shirts with no writing may be worn under any collared shirt
  • An Owens’ ID badge is worn as part of the mode of dress.
  • Jackets, windbreakers, and coats are not allowed to be worn within the building and must be kept in the class coat closet.
  • No oversized clothing is allowed at any time.
  • Hair must be styled in a socially acceptable manner, neat, clean and not cause a distraction. Natural color hair, i.e. no green, blue, pink, purple, etc.
  • No make-up allowed.
Click Here to see the Supply List

PreK-5th Supply List; additional items may be requested. 6th grade teachers will share supply items after first few days of school. Please have paper and pencil on the first day.

Masks Optional/Mascaras Opcionales

Per Governor Abbott’s executive order, the wearing of masks is optional for students and staff while in Alief ISD schools and district facilities, participating in after-school and outdoor activities, and while riding school buses. We respectfully request that we all consider our stakeholders and respect their decision to either wear a mask or not wear a mask.



De acuerdo con la orden ejecutiva del gobernador Abbott, el uso de máscaras será opcional para los estudiantes y el personal mientras se encuentren en las escuelas de Alief ISD y las instalaciones del distrito, participen en actividades al aire libre y después de la escuela, y mientras viajen en los autobuses escolares. Solicitamos respetuosamente que todos consideremos a nuestras partes interesadas y respetemos su decisión de usar una máscara o no

Arrival and Dismissal Information

  • Owens Intermediate opens our doors at 8:00 a.m. Students who arrive to school via car, day care bus, or walking should not arrive prior to this time.
  • Students are able to enter their classrooms at 8:20. The instructional day begins at 8:35 and ends at 3:50.
  • Breakfast is served from 8:00-8:30
  • Students should be in their seats ready to learn by 8:35.
  • Dismissal release times are as follows:
3:55-Walkers

3:57-Daycare

4:00-Car riders

4:05-Bus riders


During the first weeks of school dismissal typically takes a little longer as students learn the procedures. Please be patient with us, especially on the first day of school. The car rider line is usually very long as parents begin lining up before the school day ends.


Car rider pick up tip: If you arrive around 4:10, the line is usually much shorter.


If is helpful if your child will be a bus rider, they ride the first day of school instead of car in the morning and bus in the afternoon. They are sometimes unaware of what bus they should ride home. This is your choice but students are more successful when they start in the manner which they will utilize for the school year.


If you would like to know what bus your student will ride and you have not received a letter, you can check here:

Click Here to Search for Bus Information

WebQuery helps you determine the schools a student is eligible to attend and the available bus stops. WebQuery also provides a helpful street map. Just enter the student's information and click "Go."

New Student Registration

Registration application for students who are new to Alief ISD and for students who are returning to Alief ISD but did not attend Alief ISD schools last school year

Parents and guardians who need technical assistance with their PowerSchool online registration account (account log-in, filling out the form, attaching files, etc.) can call PowerSchool at 1-866-752-6850.

For all other registration questions, please call the Alief ISD Student Services Department at 281-988-3100, or please call your child's school. The Student Services Department is located inside the Alief Support Facility at 14051 Bellaire Blvd. Suite 200, Houston, TX 77083.

Nutrition information

Student Prices

Breakfast- Free Universal Breakfast

Lunch- No Charge

Staff/Visitor Prices

Breakfast $2.75

Lunch $4.25


This school year, Alief ISD can offer healthy meals every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.


While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, to establish eligibility for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete an application for free or reduced-price meals this school year.


Please note that if you received a notification letter that a child is directly certified for free or reduced-price meals, do not complete an application.

APPLY ONLINE FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS



  • If you have received a letter or email from the school district indicating that you currently receive free/reduced meals for the 2021 - 2022 school year, you do not need to apply.



    For a speedy review and approval process, parents/guardians can apply for free/reduced meals through SchoolCafe at any time.



MANAGING YOUR CHILD'S MEALS ACCOUNT

To pre-pay your student's meal account & complete an application online to apply for free or reduced meals benefits. 855-729-2328 Toll free support line

    • You will need your student's ID number to register. If you do not know your student's ID number, call 281-988-3388.
    • Online applications are encouraged for faster response time.
    • View your student's cafeteria account balance and purchases.
    • Make secure online payments anytime, anywhere.
    • Set up hassle-free automatic payments for your student
    • Receive email messages when your account has a low balance

    All Alief ISD school cafeterias offer nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA regulations. They include meat or a meat alternative, a vegetable and/or fruit, bread, and a choice of milk. A vegetarian entree is also available each day, as well as many traditional and reduced-fat a la carte and snack items.

    The Federal Meals Office - Location is 12400 High Star, Building T-248.