Ride Blast

October 2, 2020

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Important School-Wide Dates:

October

October 8 - PTO Zoom Meeting

October 8 - Last Day of 1st grading period

October 9-12 - School Holiday

October 11-24 - Walk the Pathways

October 13 - First Day of 2nd grading period

October 14 - Ride Nite - Spring Creek BBQ

October 26-30 - Red Ribbon Week

October 31 - Pink Out Day

Principal's Message

Hello Ride Families,

Good afternoon! I hope this newsletter finds you well and invigorated by this spectacular weather. These are the weeks that make you appreciate everything good about being outside!


I hope you can all get outdoors and enjoy the mild and beautiful fall weather as it approaches Texas each year with some great family time this weekend. It seems we will get to enjoy similar weather for your 4-day weekend coming up Oct. 9th - 12th!

October 8th is the last day of our first nine weeks. I am so very proud of the teachers and challengers as they learned how to navigate school during these times. Everyone is doing a great job!

I know that the second nine weeks, which begins on Tuesday, October 13th, will be as amazing as the first.


As you may have heard, CISD is now offering free breakfast and lunch to all students under 18 years old. If your child forgets lunch one day, no worries - we will be able to provide a lunch at no cost. Even though it the two meals are free, it is still very important to complete the free and reduced forms if you qualify. There is also curbside food pick ups available. You will need your child's ID to pick up the food. Please see below for more details.


Enjoy your weekend,

Megan Burnham, Principal

Campus Curbside Meal Pick Up

Beginning October 1, Conroe ISD will offer Free breakfast and lunch meals to ALL in-person students, remote/online learning students, and children 18 and younger in the community. Meals will be at no cost through December pending funding availability from the United Stated Department of Agriculture.


Remote/Online Learning Students and children 18 and younger who are not attending school on campus may receive Free Curbside meals at the following schools Tuesday and Thursday 10 am-12 pm on the bus ramp or designated location. Parents should go to the school in their child’s school feeder zone to pick up meals.



  • Peet Junior High School
  • Stockton Junior High School
  • Moorhead Junior High School
  • Irons Junior High School
  • York Junior High School
  • McCullough Junior High School
  • Knox Junior High School



Instructions for properly storing and heating food are located on the Conroe ISD Child Nutrition website.


If children are not present in the vehicle when picking up meals, parents/guardians MUST have an approved form of ID for each child to receive meals. Acceptable forms of ID:



  • Student ID Card
  • Official letter/email from school or daycare that shows enrollment
  • Student report cards
  • Attendance record from school
  • Birth certificate for children not in school.


Students who attend school in person are not eligible to receive Curbside meals. Picking up meals at multiple campuses is not permitted.

YouTube Update from Dr. Null

Dr. Null will provide a live update on Wednesday, October 7, at 6 PM on the Conroe ISD YouTube Channel. He will give a review of the first nine weeks and a look ahead at the second nine weeks. Anyone unable to view the update live will be able to access it on the Conroe ISD Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Coats for Kids Drive

The Conroe ISD Health Department was consulted and approved of our coat drive and procedures.

Last year we received and distributed over 1,800 coats, jackets, hoodies, and sweaters!

Thanks so much for all you do in helping make our outreach programs successful!

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Gifted and Talented Testing


Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. Gifted and Talented referral link is attached. Please complete form digitally and email form to lscollins@conroeisd.net.


Gifted and Talented Referral Form

Save the Date - October 14 Spirit Night

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October 9-12, our campus will be closed ~ Enjoy your Holiday

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Our First Grade Teachers

Our First grade teachers are on a lookout for word detectives as they kick off their new reading unit. First graders are learning how to be word detectives as they take on tricky words.

Walk to School is now WALK THE PATHWAYS!

The new event, Walk the Pathways is a friendly, socially-distanced competition between elementary schools to encourage outdoor activity and promote pedestrian safety through experience and games. The competition will occur during two weeks in October: Sunday, October 11 through Saturday, October 24.

Show Your Houston Astros Pride on Monday

Congratulations to the Houston Astros. On Mondays, let's wear our Houston Astros shirt to show our community spirit!

Attendance - In Person and Remote Learners

If your child is absent for any reason, they may do any one of the following to be counted present that day.

1. Student shows as active for the day in Canvas or SeeSaw report.

2. Student attends a live video conference in a platform such as Zoom or Canvas.

3. Student starts, completes or turns in an assignment from canvas, Seesaw, email, phone/video call, paper assignment.


Students have until 11:59PM on that specific day to participate.

It is very important to make every attempt at one of the three options.

I hope this helps explain the process for attendance.


School hours are 8:00 - 3:10. Doors open at 7:30am

Screen your child prior to coming to School


Our parents are valued partners in our Roadmap to Reopening Plan. In addition to wearing cloth face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces, an essential element in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 at school is each parent’s commitment to screening their child daily for symptoms. Parents are also asked to keep any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at home and to notify the campus. Attached is a copy of the current screening process which outlines the symptoms. Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the symptoms described.

Please note that all campuses are closed to visitors at this time to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you must visit a campus, we ask that you screen yourself prior to leaving your home. All visitors that come on a campus/facility will be required to use the Access Intercom system or call the front office from their vehicle. Once the reception area identifies the person and their need to be on campus, they will be allowed in the building. All visitors will be required to sign in using the visitor program. Each visitor will be asked the screening questions. If a “yes” response is given to one of the questions, the visitor will be asked to leave the campus immediately.


Parent/teacher conferences, ARDS, 504 meetings etc. will be held virtually or by telephone when possible.


Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.


Sincerely,


Megan Burnham

Principal

COVID Visitor Check in

COVID Student Check in

Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

Visit the Roadmap to Reopening webpage for information relevant to the 2020-2021 school year.

This website is updated daily and changes are in red.


Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD


One question recently has been if Enrichment was a required class?

CISD will send out Report Card each 9 weeks. If you receive a grade in a class/subject, then you should participate in that class.

Please go to the District's website for further information:

When to keep your Child Home From School

The district has created a handy flow chart to help understand if/when a child should stay home, who to notify, and what happens if a student is showing signs of illness. We hope you find this helpful as well.

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Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!



Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.


To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Messenger

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.