Monday Matters

Thelma Jones Elementary Week of October 4th-October 8th

Greetings Shark Family!

Happy October!


In an effort to make sure our systems and procedures are running as smoothly as possible, I am including a few reminders about our dismissal process.



  • Please make all transportation changes by 3:00 p.m.
  • If you are making a transportation change, please email the teacher. If you do not receive a confirmation response by 3:15 p.m. you may call the office. Please do not call the office first. Oftentimes the office staff is very busy with phone calls and other duties. Likewise, everyone has different work schedules so we are not fully staffed at dismissal. We do not want to miss delivering a message about transportation changes so please make every effort to make those changes through the teacher.
  • No dismissal changes will be made by word of mouth. We must hear it from the parent.
  • Please limit walking into the office to pick up your students during dismissal. Again, we have limited staff and they are busy calling buses and answering phones.
  • Once students have started moving to their dismissal location, we will not call them to the office until the office staff has fulfilled their required duties.
  • Please be kind to the TJE staff!



In partnership,


Mrs. Rhines

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.

Important Dates

October

Oct. 5th- Student Picture Day

Oct. 5th- 6 p.m. Facebook Live VATRE informational meeting

Oct. 7th- 4:00-7:30p.m. and 8th- 8:00-12:00p.m.-Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 8th-Student Holiday

Oct. 11th- Student Holiday

Oct. 12th- VATRE information meeting-Danny Jones cafeteria

Oct. 23rd-Wonderfall Event-PAC 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 25th- Red Ribbon Week-more information to follow

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The Character Trait for October is Responsibility

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Mrs. Keller's latest Newsletter-Please check it out!

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Covid Tiered System

MISD has launched a tiered system to address Covid. Here is a portion of the communication that was sent to MISD families...



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.

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Free Breakfast and Lunch

  1. 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:
https://www.facebook.com/GoodFoodRealFood/videos/176894754466314


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 studentnutrition@misdmail.org or 817-299-6040.

Mansfield ISD Student Central

Student Central is a place where Mansfield ISD parents can find the resources they need for school.

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ORDER AHEAD and support Coble Middle School on October 7th in their fundraising efforts-

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Do you need to update your email address or phone numbers in Skyward? You can make those changes in Family Access.


Here's how:

  • 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 misdregistration@misdmail.org

Bus Information

Bus Information


Mansfield ISD will provide bus transportation for all students meeting the eligibility requirements for transportation.


Find My Bus

http://edulog1.mansfieldisd.org/liveweb/webquery/


School Bus Rider’s Safety Handbook

https://www.mansfieldisd.org/departments/transportation/riders-handbook


For Bus Delays & Substitutions https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j_9bi_plWMqtBDp8AG8B31rb3KzTAOIhRWe8B0CwTnY/edit


Transportation Department

https://www.mansfieldisd.org/departments/transportation

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