Roadrunner News

February, 2020

Runyan Elementary Mission

At Runyan Elementary, we are a safe and welcoming community dedicated to student-focused learning driven by high expectations for all.

Parent Notification: Texas Academic Performance Report, Federal Report Card and School Report Card Posted for Runyan Elementary

Updated reports have been posted to our school's profile page.

  • From the CISD web page, click on "Our Schools" and type Runyan in the search field
  • Click “View School Profile"
  • Under Accountability Reports, click "2018-2019"
  • Select the report you'd like to examine

Please contact the school at 936-709-2800 with any questions.

2020-2021 School Calendar

PreKindergarten for the 2020-2021 School Year

Conroe ISD will be expanding all current half-day prekindergarten programs to full day in the 2020-2021 school year. Currently, Houser and Houston Elementary Schools are the only campuses to operate full-day prekindergarten programs. The expansion is in response to the House Bill 3 requirement that all prekindergarten programs operate as full-day programs. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will take place April 20-24. Eligibility determination and enrollment will take place at the elementary school to which the student is zoned. Please visit for more information.

Safety Concern -- Cell Phones in the Car-Rider Line

A number of parents are using cell phones while driving in the car-rider line. This is unsafe and illegal. Cell phones distract drivers, and drivers need to be very alert with so many children around. Please help us keep children safe by putting away your cell phone while in the car-rider line.

Upcoming Special Events

Math Night / PreK Parent Night -- January 30th

Please mark your calendar for January 30th! We'll host Math Night from 5:30-6:30 for all K-4th graders, and our PreK teachers will host another PreK Parent Night from 6:00-6:45. We'll have snacks and fun activities for you to enjoy with your child. We hope to see you there!

Doughnuts with Divas -- February 14th

Moms, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, please join us from 7:20-7:45 on February 14th for doughnuts and delightful conversations with the ones you love. Doughnuts, juice and coffee will be served in the Runyan cafeteria for all to enjoy. We love the special ladies in our lives!

(Don't feel left out, Dudes! Your special day is coming on March 27th...)

Free CPR Course at Texas Children's' Hospital The Woodlands

As part of a drowning prevention initiative, there will be a free CPR course at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands.

This class will be offered in English. Registration is required.

Course participants must be at least 18 years old and have 1 or more children. No child care will be provided.

(see attached flyer for more details)

"Screenagers" Movie -- February 10th and February 24th

You're invited to attend a screening of the award-winning film, Screenagers. The film will be played at Grand Oaks High School on February 10th and again at College Park High School on February 24th. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. It offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. CISD staff, parents and students age 10 and older are welcome to attend (with their parent).

(see attached flyers for more information.)

Go Texan Day!!!

On February 28th, the school will celebrate our rich Texas heritage! We'll have line dancing, a hay ride, farm animals, a chili cook-off, and lots of other traditional Texas-themed events! We hope everybody will dress "Texan" for the day. More information will be coming home soon...

Additional Calendar Information for February:

  • 1/30 Math night at Runyan -- 5:30-6:30
  • 1/30 PK parent night at Runyan -- 6:00-6:45
  • 2/11 Progress reports go home
  • 2/11 Writing benchmark (4th)
  • 2/14 Doughnuts with Divas -- 7:20-7:45 AM
  • 2/14 Valentines Day parties -- 2:30 PM
  • 2/17 School holiday -- no school
  • 2/21 4th grade musical program -- 9:00 and 1:30
  • 2/21 PreKindergarten Lunch and Learn -- 11:00
  • 2/24-2/28 Spring book fair
  • 2/25 Social studies DCC (2nd-4th)
  • 2/26 Writing benchmark (3rd)
  • 2/27 Reading benchmark (4th)
  • 2/27 Science night at Runyan -- 5:30-6:30
  • 2/27 PreKindergarten parent night -- 6:00-6:45
  • 2/28 Go Texan Day!

Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found for any item(s) your child may have lost. We will donate unclaimed items at the end of the month.

PK / Kinder Bus Signs for Parents

As an added safety measure, the Transportation department began requiring those meeting a Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten student at the bus stop to have a sign identifying the student they were there to meet. These signs were distributed at the beginning of the year, but if you need a replacement, please let the front office know. Please bring the sign EVERY DAY, even if you and the bus driver have gotten to know each other by now. Drivers are directed by the transportation department to return children to school of the person meeting them doesn't have a sign, and the sign comes in very helpful in the case of a substitute driver. Thank you for your help in making sure our students are safe!

Safety Procedures

Please remember you will always need an ID when visiting the school. As a matter of procedure, we scan a visitor's ID each time s/he visits, even if s/he is well known to the school staff. Situations change, and it is important for us to always check to make sure we have the most up-to-date information on visitors to our school. We appreciate your support in our commitment to making student safety our number one priority.

Important Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our school community is our number one priority every day. At the same time, we understand everyone's time is valuable, so we also need to be efficient with the time we have. In order to maintain a safe and efficient environment with so many students, it is important for everyone to follow some basic procedures:

  • Doors open at 7:30 each morning. This is the earliest students may be dropped off for school. There is no supervision for students prior to that time, so please do not drop students off earlier than 7:30.
  • Students who dismiss as walkers must walk home. They may not be picked up by someone driving to the walker area in a car, even when the weather is bad. All students leaving school in a car must dismiss through the car-rider line, and cars may not park along the road to pick up a walker.
  • Cars may only make a right turn into the car-rider line. This means cars will have to drive West down Foster Dr. in order to turn right into the line. (Left turns will not be allowed.) Cars may join the car-rider line on Foster from Porter Road or from Cedar Crossing. Please do not make U-turns on Foster Drive, as it creates a safety hazard for drivers.
  • To make a dismissal change, parents may email the school at and include a picture of their driver's license. All dismissal change requests must be received BEFORE 2:45 so we have time to communicate the change to the dismissal duty staff.
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CISD Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.