EMS ISD Administrator Newsletter

September 29, 2015

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Carry the Torch Daily!

The week is full of RISE presentations! We started last week, and the level of work and focus is evident in each presentation. Your teams of campus leaders have done an excellent job of working together to analyze data and use the data to plan for this year. We started this process as soon as scores came in from STAAR and end of year data and then worked hard in Inspire 2015 to create the Campus Instructional Focus. Now, you are implementing your plans that were shared in Back to School Week, and are now able to share these in RISE. With this focused, team designed plan of action, you will see results in achievement as students look at their data and set goals under the guidance of their teachers, and administrators and teachers plan and develop ways to address the learning needs of ALL students.

As you know, our coordinators and curriculum writers worked this summer to align the curriculum and create communication that outlines the work of each six weeks and/or unit. It is a district expectation that these letters of communication are going out at the appropriate time to communicate to students and parents the expectations in the learning for the unit, examples of work to be completed, assessments as well as resources available. Principals, you will need to work with teachers to make sure these letters are either sent home in paper copy (elementary) or emailed (secondary) to parents. They can also be posted in CANVAS and on the teachers' websites.

Continue to "Carry the Torch" in all areas!

Dr. P

Don't forget to encourage staff/departments to create mini-grant ideas!

Principals Preparing for RISE!

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Want to WIN $100,000 for Your School?

It’s easier than ever for high schools to get involved in Celebrate My Drive and the reward for winning is huge…a $100,000 grant!


The 2015 Celebrate My Drive campaign encourages teens to drive 2N2® -- “2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.”

High schools become eligible to win by entering a submission between Oct.12-25 explaining a teen driver safety issue they plan to address if they win. 100 high schools will be selected as finalists and then 22 high schools that receive the most votes for their entry will win a $100,000 grant.

It’s as simple as answering four short questions and submitting either a 30-second video or a photo.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs or see the Official Rules.

Full details at www.celebratemydrive.com.

Additional Information

Information can be found on ABS, or through our Public Affairs Community Specialist, Michael Grimes. Please contact Michael Grimes once schools have been contacted or posted to social media.

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Community Link of Saginaw --A Wonderful Resource for Families!


300 S. Belmont St.

Saginaw, Texas 76179




Distribution Hours

Tuesday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

(Clients must arrive 30 minutes before closing to be served.)

On your first visit to the Pantry you will be asked to provide verification of income, residency, household members and disability papers if applicable. All information is for OUR USE ONLY and will be confidential. Every time you come, you will need to bring a current utility bill or proof of residency. Please let us know of any changes of your residency or family members so we can update your application. This information helps us to know what needs you may have. We may be able to suggest other services offered, in the area, which may be helpful. Please check the resource area while you are waiting. There are numerous information flyers that you may find useful.

This program is not intended as a primary source of food. Our goal is to provide nourishing food to help supplement what you already have. A volunteer will go over what food we have available and you may select what type of food your family will use. The volunteer will bag the groceries you have selected and let you know when you may take them to your vehicle.

All the food provided by Community Link Mission Food Pantry has been donated or purchased from the Tarrant Area Food Bank and is for your personal use only; it cannot be sold, traded, or bartered.

Please remember that all of our workers are volunteers. They come because they care and are trying to fill a need. Clients who cannot follow the policies of Community Link Mission or who become abusive to other clients or the staff will lose the right to come to the Pantry.

Please post this at home to keep track of your visits:

· For low income families, food can be given one time monthly for four months within a 12 month period.

· The elderly (65 and over) and those with disabilities may be given food monthly.


The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Community Link Needs Your Help--Great idea for Schools to help our community!

We are a local food pantry with services available to most of the families in EMSISD. We are mainly supported by donations from the community and local churches.

We would greatly appreciate it if your school would consider having a food drive for us.

Some schools have contests between grades or classes; others just do a food drive for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

If you would be willing to help us or would like more information, please contact Lara or Jennifer at 817-847-4554.

Collected items may be delivered to Community Link at

300 S. Belmont, Saginaw TX


we can schedule a pick up.

Suggested Items to collect: green beans, corn, canned beans, ramen, kids pasta, peanut butter, jelly, tomato sauce, tuna, spaghetti sauce, canned soup, coffee, tea, crackers, chips, snacks, flour, sugar, mac and cheese, dry pasta, rice, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, dish or laundry soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant


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Thursday, Oct. 8th, 8:30pm

5501 Marine Creek Parkway

Fort Worth, TX

We will spend our morning in DLT, and then break in the pm for PLCs. Send topics for discussion to Daniel Gallagher (elementary) and Linda Parker (secondary).

Remind staff to sign up in Eduphoria for October Staff Development Days!

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