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Serene Hills Elementary School --- August 10, 2019

It is almost time!

Serene Hills Elementary Families,


We are so excited to see you all soon. Our maintenance and custodial staff has worked tirelessly to have the campus clean and ready for your arrival. Our teachers are busy decorating, planning and organizing to make this year a great success. Our leadership team has spent all summer designing programs and learning opportunities for your child to grow and thrive this year and now it is almost time! We hope you all can stop in for Meet the Teacher day on Tuesday. We have a staggered schedule to allow for a calm, welcoming first time back on campus. This will also allow for safer parking for all parents/guardians of our 930+ students.


You will receive an email about 4 PM on Monday to the parent email addresses listed in Skyward/registration packet. Please make sure your information is up to date. We cannot provide this information any sooner. (Skyward information is at the bottom of this newsletter.)


We are excited to launch this new year with you. We are dedicated to growing every single child. We are here to partner with you and support your family in this learning journey.


Welcome back Sailors to an amazing new year!

Julie Nederveld, Principal

Upcoming events

Focus of the month: Teamwork


August 13 Tuesday - Meet the Teacher

  • You will be notified via email with the name of your child’s homeroom teacher on Aug.12 at 4 PM. Make sure your enrollment paperwork/Skyward has your updated email address. We cannot release that information early since classes will still be finalizing.
  • All elementary school Meet the Teacher events will be held at staggered times during the day on Tuesday August 13 to allow for a calm, welcoming first experience for the new year.
Kindergarten 9-11 AM (Includes orientation, tour, special areas, Q/A)
1st and 3rd grades visit classrooms, put away supplies 12:30-1:15 PM
2nd and 4th grades visit classrooms, put away supplies 1:30-2:15 PM
5th grade visit classrooms, put away supplies 2:30-3:15 PM
  • There will be information about transportation, lunch accounts and ways to connect with PTO in the cafeteria during each grade’s session.


August 14 - First Day of School
  • Doors open at 7:20 AM.
  • School day 7:40-3:00
  • Kinder Tears & Cheers (for Kinder parents) 7:45-8:15 AM in cafe with school counselor Ms. Barrera
  • Parents that wish to walk their children back to class may do so this first short week. On the first day ONLY, parents can forgo signing in. However, the rest of the week and all year, we must abide by our safety and security protocols and have all visitors raptor in. Please plan accordingly.


August 29 - Curriculum Night at 5:30-6:15 K-2; 6:30-7:15 3rd-5th
September 5 - SHE Family Picnic at 5-7 PM
Sept. 6 (K-2); Sept. 13 (3-5) - Fall assemblies 7:30 AM in gym; families welcome
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TEARS & CHEERS FOR KINDER PARENTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Kindergarten parents/guardians, please join us in the cafe at 7:45-8:15 for coffee and donuts plus fellowship with other parents. Meet our amazing counselor Ms. Barrera and chat with the administrators.

PTO Corner

Our dedicated PTO board will have a booth open in the cafe at our Meet the Teacher day. Stop by, sign up to volunteer or get connected. Check out our online store front too.


Thank you PTO for our new STEM carts, our technology subscriptions for the year and our new outdoor mats. You are the best!


Mark your calendars for the PTO fall Fling (details below) on September 13th.

PTO Online Store

Click here to visit the PTO online store.

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Welcome to the neighborhood

Click here to visit PTO's welcome website. We are happy to have you here!

Skyward Family Access

About Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access is a secure, internet-based student information system that replaces txConnect. Skyward Family Access will allow easy access to view student attendance, behavior/discipline, calendars, demographic data, enrollment, health information, grades, schedules and transcripts. It is a free service available to all parents, guardians and students enrolled in the Lake Travis Independent School District.


Login Information and Assistance

Parents and guardians are required to log into their Skyward Family Access account and complete district forms essential for the start of school including the 2019-2020 Returning Student Packet.


Beginning Monday, July 29, a unique login and instructions for setting your password will be provided via email directly by Skyward Family Access to all parents and guardians of students enrolled in Lake Travis schools.


Please note, Skyward Family Access will not include athletics, food and nutrition services, student drug testing and transportation information, nor will it replace Schoology, the district's Learning Management System used by our teachers district wide to deliver courses and content online.


For assistance with your login or password, contact the Lake Travis ISD Help Desk at 512-533-6565 or via email at skyward@ltisdschools.org. Login names and passwords are automatically generated by the Skyward system at time of enrollment. Your name, your student's name, and campus will be required to locate your account.


Password & Email Options

Parents/Guardians have the ability to change their email address and password once logged into Family/Student Access via "My Account" located in the upper right corner of the screen. All other changes must be coordinated with the campus registrar.

Links below:

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The Serene Hills Elementary community commits to engaging every student in innovative, collaborative learning focused on growth and to igniting a passion for learning in which everyone is valued.