Holley Hawk Newsletter
January 9, 2023
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
Distribution days are:
Please use this link to register your family for Brighter Bites.
Please use this link to register to volunteer
Parent Educator Classes
Link For parent Workshops/Classes:
See attached flyers for the January classes.
Whole Child Initiative
As a part of the Whole Child Health Initiative, Fort Bend ISD, in collaboration with Fort Bend Regional Council, is excited to present our January parent webinar, “Current Drug Trends and What Parents Need to Know”. During this webinar, parents will be provided information on current drug trends to help them be aware of what to look for and how to best support their children. The parent webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 6 p.m. Whole Child Health is aligned with FBISD's Profile of a Graduate and is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students in FBISD.
Links: Current Drug Trends and What Parents Need to Know Link; FBISD Whole Child Health Webpage
Affordable Connectivity Program
Help with your monthly internet bill may be available through the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
The program known as ACP, provides income-eligible families with $30 off monthly internet bills and a one-time $100 discount on the price of laptops and tablets.
Because our campus is designated as Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) campus where all students receive free meals, your family may be eligible for the internet and laptop discounts.
If anyone in your household receives federal assistance such as SNAP, SSI or WIC, you may also qualify for the discounts.
Enrollment requires only two steps:
1. Visit AffordableConnectivity.gov to apply online or print out a mail-in application.
2. Contact your preferred internet provider to select a plan or have the discount applied to your existing account.
Both steps must be taken to receive the discounts. Once enrolled, the internet provider will arrange for customers to receive their $100 device discount.
There is also an ACP toll-free phone number the public may call for assistance at 877-384-2575.
Health and Safety Protocols
The health & safety of students, teachers, and staff is the District’s foremost priority. Students and staff should be told to stay home when sick and if they do test positive for COVID-19 to self-report using the online FBISD Wellness Screener. See attached for more information.
Free and Reduced Lunch
Support your child to be successful at school
Help your child understand that school is their very first job!
- Make great school attendance a priority for your child.
- Talk to your child about the importance of daily attendance and how it helps his/her learning.
- When students miss so much school they will not be prepared for Kindergarten, learning to read by the third grade, failing courses in middle school and dropping out of high school.
Help your child develop good habits
- Help your child practice good daily habits like:
- finishing homework and placing it in his/her backpack
- laying out clothes and the backpack in the evening
- having a regular bedtime for a good night's sleep
- leaving early enough in the morning to get to school on time.
- turn off electronic devices one hour before bedtime.
- Help your child build responsibility skills by reminding them to make up any missed school work after an absence.
We are about 6 weeks into our Leader in Me program here at MHE, and it is going very well so far! Classroom teachers taught lessons on the school-wide behavior expectations. Talk with your students about how they are following the 7 Habits daily. Use this vocabulary with them at home—these are not just at-school behaviors, they are life-long behaviors.
Car Riders and Walkers
Walkers: Dismissal can usually be much faster if your child is a walker. 3rd-5th grade can be picked up by the bicycle racks on the left side of the building. Pre-K and 1st grade walkers will be released to a guardian through the Pre-K Hall exterior door. Kindergarten students will be released from the Kinder Hall exterior door and 2nd grade will be released from the 2nd grade Hall exterior door. Please do not park on the street in the front of the building as this impedes traffic and slows down the process. You may park at the aquatic center and walk over to pick up your child if they are a designated walker. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we get the process going.
Change in Transportation
Early Pick Up
Attendance and Absences
Student attendance is a top priority for the district this year so be aware that there
will be consequences for excessive absences.
If your child is absent they are required to send a note within 5 days of their absence or it will be considered unexcused.
Free and Reduced Lunch and Breakfast
Breakfast served every morning starting at 7:30am.
Student Code of Conduct
Cell Phone Policy
For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes. If a student uses a telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. Per the Fort Bend ISD Parent/Student Handbook, the parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office for a fee of $15.
As per all digital devices, the district is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices.
Background checks- Volunteers must complete a background check in order to attend
field trips, volunteer at school, etc. Please see the link below. It is a great idea to go ahead and have your completed background check on file with the district in case an unexpected opportunity arises that you wish to attend at school. It can take up to two weeks for someone to be confirmed with the district once the background check information is completed.
Extended Learning / Elementary Program: Extended Day (fortbendisd.com)
Birthday Celebration Information
We love celebrating your child's birthday! However, only store bought cupcakes are approved by the district. Items not allowed for birthday celebration are cookies, drinks, candy bags, balloons and homemade items. The cupcakes can be dropped off in the front office and will be given to the student the last 15 minutes of class.