SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of January 10-14

Estimados Padres,

Queríamos hacerles saber que, cuando necesitan ponerse en contacto con la escuela, y no hay ninguna emergencia, vamos a tener a una de las maestras ayudantes que puede hablar español en la oficina entre la 1:35 y las 2:35 p.m. Seguro que puedan llamar en cualquier momento si tiene alguna emergencia y es urgente hablar con el personal de la escuela.


Mrs. O’Hair

Directora de la Escuela Elemental de Shady Grove

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Looking Ahead...

The month of January is School Board Recognition Month!

  • Jan 17 - MLK Day of Service for BCiSD Students
  • Jan 31 - Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • Feb 2 - PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • Feb 10 - Bilingual/ESL Family Night
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 11/8/2021)

Notice of Screening for Dyslexia and Related Disorders for First Grade Students

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Texas Education Code (§38.003) mandates that all first grade students be screened for dyslexia and related disorders no later than January 31, 2022. The screening is designed to ensure that all students are appropriately screened, and if necessary, are evaluated further so that reading difficulties will be addressed in a timely manner. The results from the screening will be used to guide instruction at the classroom level, shared with you, and used to determine if additional interventions are required for your student.

If you have any questions about the screening process, please contact Cole Davis, Ph.D. at 512-715-5107.

Thank you,

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District

Estimado Padre o Guardián:

El Código de Educación en Tejas (§38.003) ordena que todos los alumnos de primer grado sean examinados para la dislexia y otros trastornos relacionados no más tarde que el 31 de enero de 2022. La evaluación está diseñada para garantizar que todos los estudiantes sean examinados adecuadamente y, si es necesario, se evalúen más para que las dificultades de lectura se aborden de manera oportuna. Los resultados de la evaluación se utilizarán para guiar la instrucción a nivel del aula, se compartirán con usted, y se utilizarán para determinar si se requieren intervenciones adicionales para su estudiante.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso de selección, comuníquese con Cole Davis, Ph.D. al 512-715-5107.


Burnet Consolidated Independent School District

Day of service

January 17, 2022 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and for BCISD students, it is also a school day. Traditionally, BCISD has held school on MLK day to educate students about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that "life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'" The districts goal is for "students to learn about the contributions and sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in service projects on their campus and around the community."

Our plan this year is to expand our outreach and have more of a presence within the community! Each grade level will be traveling to their assigned destination in town to personally deliver their items!

PreK - make cards and sing for residents at Country Oaks Assisted Living and Pafford Place

Kindergarten - make and deliver treats for the local Fire and Police Department

1st Grade - make and deliver treats to local healthcare workers at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital

2nd Grade - pick up trash at the local YMCA parks

Please watch for important information and permission slips coming home this week. Please note that students will not be entering any facilities off of campus due to health concerns.

Congratulations to Amber Hagen, SGE's December Gem of Appreciation

Mrs. Hagen is working in a new position this year as a math interventionist and puts considerable thought into developing engaging lessons that are needs-based. She assists in keeping data updated for all students in the building and supports teachers by sharing practical ideas that can be used in the classroom. She looks for ways to squeeze in extra groups throughout her day in order to reach as many students as possible and is completely determined to make a difference! On top of that, she is incredibly upbeat and radiates positivity. She is one of the biggest cheerleaders for SGE students and teachers!
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January is School Board Recognition Month!

Be sure to send your appreciation to Burnet CISD's volunteers who serve on our school board!

Andy Feild

Angela Moore

Earl Foster

Ross Behrens

Robby Robertson

Suzanne Brown

Mark Kincaid


As a reminder, the 10-day COVID isolation rule for students has not changed. The current guidance from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is for COVID-positive students to isolate until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset or testing positive, be fever-free, and other symptoms have improved. Fever-free means for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications (Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit or higher).

It is possible that the DSHS isolation rule for COVID-positive students may be updated in the near future. Watch your email for news of any updates.

You may review the District's COVID protocols, access the BCISD Self-Reporting form, and view the BCISD COVID-19 Case Dashboard by clicking the button below.

Report cards for the 3rd six weeks posted to Family Access on Jan 6th. Remember to electronically sign the report after viewing. See directions below.

Behind the scenes at SGE last week...

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We have 4 new students to add to the "Caught with Character" wall of fame! Teachers recognized these kids for acts such as being respectful, being positive examples for classmates, showing concern for others' feelings, encouraging friends, and making growth in behavior!

Kids with character grow into adults with character!

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When the PTO provides a Chic-Fil-A lunch for faculty and staff, "it's our pleasure" to eat it!

Ongoing BCISD & SGE Reminders and Links

Visitors are welcome for lunch!

We are happy to announce that because of the continued decline in COVID case numbers, parents are once again permitted to visit Burnet CISD elementary campuses for lunch. Visitors will continue to be restricted during breakfast time so that the instructional day can begin without any delays.

Please read the following important information carefully prior to visiting during lunch beginning December 1st:

  • Because of previous visitor restrictions, we realize there may be a high demand to come for lunch, especially in the first few weeks. Large number of visitors will cause a delay of the check-in process at front offices. You can help by having your ID ready when going through the check-in process.

  • Visitor seating is limited, and we request parents limit their lunch visits to no more than one time a week. If we are unable to safely and efficiently accommodate the demand of lunch time visitors, we may need to implement protocols such as assigned days by alpha or a pre-registration system.

  • Because of supply chain issues in the food service industry, any visitors for lunch must bring their own food to ensure that we can reliably feed all students.

  • Only those individuals listed as an emergency contact for a child are permitted to visit for lunch.

  • A separate table will be designated for lunch visitors and their student. Friends of the child being visited are not permitted to join. Outside food may not be shared with friends of the student.

  • Lunch visitors are permitted in the cafeteria.

  • Please be respectful of the student’s instructional schedule. The student should return to the classroom with his/her classmates when the lunch time ends.

The health of the community is a driving piece in the ability to keep the campus open to visitors. As stated in the BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services plan, the District DOES expect each individual to screen himself/herself prior to arriving on BCISD property. An individual with symptoms of a contagious illness should remain home.

Click the link to read the complete document.

BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Car Line Reminders

As a reminder, cars must remain in a single file line on County Road 200. Once in the school's driveway, cars may merge into the appropriate PK/K or 1st/2nd grade lane.

We have observed that some cars are driving past the line of cars on CR 200, turning into the fire lane, and then cutting into their lane in front of all of the cars who are following the appropriate car line procedures. Be kind in line!

Other general reminders:

-Help us keep the line moving as quickly and safely as possible by staying in your car, seating your student on the right side of the vehicle, and giving goodbye hugs and kisses before the drop-off line!

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by clicking here.

Shady Grove Elementary School

7:15am Office Opens

7:15am Student Drop Off/Breakfast

7:40am School Begins

7:45am Tardy Bell

9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30pm Transportation changes due, please email:

3:20pm Student Dismissal

4:00pm Office/School Closes