Patriot Press

August 8, 2021

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A Note from the Principal...

Draper Families,


Welcome to the 2021-22 school year at Draper Intermediate! I hope everyone had a fantastic and relaxing summer. I am happy to be back at school and am excited about the wonderful possibilities of the coming school year. I want to offer a special welcome to the new Draper Intermediate families.


The Draper Intermediate TEAM is committed to working collaboratively with you and with one another to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. My door is always open and I look forward to meeting and working with each of you in the coming school year. It is going to be a fantastic school year!


Beth Craighead

Principal

beth.craighead@wylieisd.net

972.429.3355

Schedule Pick up & Meet the Teacher

5th Grade - Monday, August 9th 4-6pm

6th Grade - Wednesday, August 11 4-6pm


Students will have an opportunity to pick up their schedules, teachers will be greeting students and parents, school supplies may be dropped off in the classrooms/lockers, PTA will have memberships and Draper spirit-wear available for purchase, transportation and bus-route information will be available, lunch accounts may be opened and assistance with the online family access system and online registration will be offered.. Student schedules will be available for view in Family Access (online) Wednesday, August 11th.

School Supplies 2021-22

  • Zipper Bag / Box to carry supplies (1)
  • Composition Notebooks (5)
  • Package of Notebook Paper (1)
  • Boxes of Tissue (2)
  • Package of Construction Paper (1)
  • Folders (5)
  • Package of #2 Pencils with erasers (1)
  • Pair of 7" Scissors (1)
  • Box of Map/Colored Pencils (1)
  • Glue Sticks (4)
  • Package of Dry Erase Markers (1)
  • Package of 3x5 Index Cards (2)
  • Highlighters (2)
  • Earbuds/Headphones (1)
  • Mouse (optional)
  • Lock for Locker (optional)

  • If you need assistance with school supplies please contact one of our school counselors -

  • Fidel Lozano, 972-429-3362 or fidel.lozano@wylieisd.net
  • Jami Maxey, 972-429-3359 or jami.maxey@wylieisd.net.
  • Online Student Registration is Open!

    Online registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Please log in to Skyward Family Access to complete the online registration for your child. Contact our campus registrar with questions or for assistance.

    lucy.wade@wylieisd.net or 972-429-3357.


    To view the online tutorial, click here.

    First Day of School...Thursday, August 12, 2021

    • The doors will open at 7:45am and parents may walk their child to class on Thursday, 8/12 and Friday, 8/13. Student schedules will be available for pick up in the cafeteria if needed for students on those mornings.
    • Yes, the first day of school is Think College Thursday at Draper. Students may wear college shirts on Thursday.
    • Parking will be limited, please be patient.
    • Bus routes will run later in the afternoon on the first few days of school. We take extra time to make sure students are on the correct bus. Therefore, buses leave the school later than normal and arrive at the afternoon stops later than normal.

    Arrival & Dismissal Procedures


    • School doors unlock at 7:45am.
    • Breakfast is available in the cafeteria each morning.
    • Students will report to the cafe in the morning if arriving prior to the release bell at 7:55am.
    • The bus loop is behind the building and students will enter through the cafeteria doors when they ride a bus.
    • Students who are dropped off or picked up by car will use the front entrance off of Country Club Road.
    • Anytime students are picked up after 8:15am and before 3:30pm they will need to be checked out through the front office.
    • Please see the traffic route patterns below...

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    Dress Code Updates for 2021 - 22

    The dress codes for the district are reviewed every two years. Each intermediate, junior high, and high school campus formed a dress code committee made up of students and staff, which met to gather input regarding suggested changes to the dress code. Following the campus meetings, the district dress code committee, whose members included school board Vice-President Heather Leggett, an administrator from each intermediate through high school campus, an elementary administrator representative, and Scott Winn met twice to suggest revisions to the dress code. The Board heard the first reading of proposed changes at the March meeting and then voted to accept the changes at the April meeting.


    These changes include:

    5-12 dress code:

    • All color pants and shorts are acceptable.
    • Jeans/denim-type pants are acceptable. No rips, tears, or holes. Distressing is allowed as long as skin does not show.
    • Belts are not required.
    • Shorts/skirts may be worn no shorter than 4 inches as measured from the top of the knee and must be worn at the natural waist.
    • Any collared shirt – polo, oxford-style, flannel, dress shirt – will be allowed. All writing, pictures, or emblems are acceptable as long as they do not depict violence or are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene in nature. Clothing must not advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or other prohibited substance.
    • There is no longer a size restriction for brand logos on shirts.
    • Sweatshirts/sweaters/sweater vests/light jackets, including denim jackets, may be worn over any appropriate shirt. If the sweatshirt/sweater/sweater vest/light jacket is removed during the school day, the student must still be in dress code.
    • All writing, pictures, or emblems on sweatshirts and hoodies are acceptable as long as they do not depict violence or are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene in nature. Clothing must not advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other prohibited substance.
    • Draper spirit shirts are may be worn any day of the week. College shirts may be worn on Thursdays as Wylie ISD celebrates Think College Thursday.
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    Connect with us on Facebook...

    Did you know that Draper has a Facebook page that is constantly updated with news, announcements, pictures, and more? If you have not yet "Liked" our Draper Facebook page, we encourage you to do so. We know you'll love it!

    Technology Chromebook One-to-One Program

    In Wylie ISD, we are excited to announce for the 2021-2022 school year, we will continue to implement a one-to-one Chromebook program at our secondary campuses. The students in grades 5-8 will also be allowed to take the Chromebooks home.


    Students will be issued a Dell Chromebook the first day of school along with a power adapter, cord, and protective case. Wylie ISD will require that Chromebook insurance be purchased. For students in grades 5-8, the annual fee will be $30 per device. The insurance package covers any type of device malfunction, including:

    · Hardware

    · Accidental damage (drops/spills)

    · Cracked screen

    · Liquid submersion

    · Power surge (lightning)

    · Theft with a police report

    · Vandalism

    To learn more about the Wylie ISD 1:1 Chromebook Program, including information on the device agreement, insurance, device resources, and a FAQ section, please visit https://tinyurl.com/Wylie1to1.

    Bus Transportation Information

    A few important updates and reminders for the new year:

    • Bus stops/bus routes (Infofinder) will be live by Aug. 1, the link can be found here or on the transportation webpage. Please check your child’s bus stop info as it may have changed.

    • Wylie ISD uses “Here Comes the Bus,” which can be found through the district’s app (can also be downloaded on its own). Here Comes the Bus is how the Transportation department communicates if a bus is running late. More information about Here Comes the Bus can be found on the Transportation webpage.

    Locker Assignments

    This year, students will be assigned lockers. We encourage students to keep their belongings in their lockers throughout the school day. If students would like to carry their backpacks to class, they are allowed to do so. Rolling backpacks are acceptable. Student locker numbers can be found listed on the Skyward student schedules.

    PRE-CHECK ID Program

    We are excited to continue our Pre-Check ID program and welcome our parents and families back on our campuses to volunteer and for celebrations and events. The webpage has been updated for the new school year. Please start by filling out the form on the website. Once the form and background check have been completed, Pre- check ID badges can be requested in the front office.

    Graduating Year Class Shirts Available

    Wylie East and Wylie High class shirts are now available, and YOU are invited to join in on the fun. This year, ALL future Raiders and future Pirates can celebrate their graduating class and show their school spirit. To get yours, click on the link below. We love school spirit!!!


    #RFL #AHMO #commUNITY


    Link to Order Class Shirts

    Wylie ISD Back to School Page

    Still looking for more information? Please visit the Wylie ISD Back to School Page to receive details regarding attendance zones, immunization requirements, curriculum, Chromebooks, and more.
    August 9 - Schedule Pick up and Meet the Teacher 5th Grade 4-6pm

    August 11 - Schedule Pick up and Meet the Teacher 6th Grade 4-6pm

    August 12 - First Day of School

    September 6 - Labor Day (School Holiday)

    September 15 - Wylie Way Day

    Draper Intermediate Administrative TEAM

    We are here for you! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions, concerns and feedback anytime. We are here to work in partnership with you to provide a quality education for all students. #DRAPERDRIVEN