RFHE Parent Newsletter

January 2021

Welcome Back and Happy 2021!

We hope that all of our RFHE families had a great holiday break. As you know, students and teachers have been working hard to make up for lost time last Spring and we are anxious to get to celebrate the hard work that students put in during Semester 1.

In January, all students will be assessed to measure their academic growth since the beginning of the school year. Those results will be shared with you.

Now that Semester 2 is here, we will continue our academic focus and high expectations for learning. Please continue to help support their academic growth by making sure they are reading each night and doing any homework that has been assigned to them.

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January 2021

4 - Student Holiday

5 - first day of second semester, Kinder GT nominations can begin, STAR 360 screener MOY window opens, Circle, TX-KEA and TPRI testing window opens

6 - Writing Released STAAR test for 4th grade

7 - report cards go home

8 - School resource Office Appreciation Day - Let's celebrate Officer Clay!

11-15 - Interim testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

11 - Pre-K at Ecoland, school board meeting at 6:30pm

15 - Kinder GT nominations due

18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

22 - end of 3 weeks

26 - progress reports go home

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February 2021

1-5 - Counselor Appreciation Week! Let's celebrate Mrs. Venable!

15 - President's Day Holiday - no school

16 - 4th grade practice STAAR Writing test

19 - End of 4th marking period

22 - Teacher Work Day - No school for students

25 - report cards go home

26 - Kindergarten at Ecoland

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Transportation Changes Reminder

Transportation changes for dismissal need to be made in writing and include the date and a parent/guardian signature. If an emergency should arise, parents may call the front office at (903) 663-8003 ext. 3824 before 2:30pm to request a change with principal approval. Please do not email or text your child’s classroom teacher with a transportation change.

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Water Bottles

We are still awaiting our touchless water fountains and until those arrive, we need every student to continue to bring their own water bottle/thermos already filled with water each school day. Water will be made available with water bottles on hand for those who need it but with 600 students, this supply can be depleted quickly. Thank you for your help with this!

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Daily Pre-Screening Reminder

All students and staff members should be pre-screened according to TEA/CDC guidelines before arriving at school each day. Pre-screening will include making sure none of the following symptoms/situations are present:

  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature of greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F, known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

Parents must ensure they do not send their student to school if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19. It will be very important that you notify the office of any symptoms or changes that need to be made so that we can ensure continuity of services for all students. Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have ANY questions! We will be happy to help!!

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New Phone System

A new phone system was installed over the holiday break. Our new main line phone number is 903-663-8003. Please update your records.
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Let's Celebrate Officer Clay!

This Friday, January 8th is School Resource Officer Appreciation Day! Please join us as we celebrate our own Officer Clay Robertson! He does so much for our students and our campus and we are so thankful to get to call him ours!