September 25, 2020
Dates to Remember
10/09 - Staff Development (Student Holiday)
10/12 - Holiday - No School
10/13 - Second Nine Weeks Begins
10/16 - "Paw-Some" Awards on Announcements (Wear RED for Responsibility)
10/19 - Boosterthon Virtual Kick-off (more information to come)
10/26-30 - Red Ribbon Week
10/30 - Boosterthon Virtual Event (more information to come)
11/3 - Staff Development (Student Holiday)
11/23 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
11/30 - Students Return to Instruction
A Message from Dr. Lambert
Hello Bobcat families!
I'm going to keep it simple today. Thank you for sharing your kids with us. It is such an privilege to be able to serve each one of them.
Take good care,
Dr. Jarod Lambert
Message from our School Registrar
We are in the process of confirming instructional settings (online or in-person) for the second grading period. The second grading period begins October 13, and it will take us a little while to ensure that all students are in the selected instructional setting. Please complete the form, using the link below as soon as possible. If the form is not completed for your child, we will assume that you want to remain in the same instructional setting. Form link: http://tiny.conroeisd.net/3bpXJ
Thank you for your support and for helping us to ensure that all students are in the appropriate instructional setting. Should you have any additional questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences not related to COVID-19:
One of the advantages to having the Remote Learning option is that a child may be out for a short time period for an illness unrelated to COVID. Let's say, for example, your child was diagnosed with strep throat. During the time your child is recovering from that illness, she/he can continue to learn (and be marked present) by engaging with online content in Seesaw or Canvas. Please communicate this information to our front office by sending an email to email@example.com so we are aware of the days your child will work remotely.
If children who are in-person learners are not physically in the building at 9:00 AM (when attendance is taken), they will be marked absent for the day.
- Should you arrive after attendance time without a doctor's note, it will be an excused absence.
- Should you arrive after attendance and have a doctor's note for that day, the absence will be taken away.
If children who are in-person learners are absent from school due to COVID-19 symptoms and do not engage on Seesaw or Canvas, they will still be marked absent. If these engage in Seesaw or Canvas, they will be marked as attending remotely.
Mrs. Brenda Hooker, Registrar
Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609
ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.
Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:
1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
2. AND child has improved symptoms.
3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Muscle or body aches
· New loss of taste or smell
· Sore throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Nausea or vomiting
· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html
PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.
MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.
Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.
CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:
Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.
Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.
CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:
In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant
Car Rider Update
- Our teachers have begun their morning collaborative meetings. This means there will be fewer adults on the front porch opening doors. We will still have staff members opening car doors, but our rapid line may slow down slightly as we adjust this process. It would help the flow of the line greatly if all students are on the passenger side of the car when they arrive in the morning.
- At dismissal, please keep your transportation sign in the window after it has been scanned. This helps the staff members who are getting students into cars to confirm with the child which car they should be in.
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.
Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office
Click here to complete the Request for Assistance Google Form
Click here for Coronavirus Resources.
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Conroe ISD's School Messenger
All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.
RECESS EQUIPMENT DRIVE
Balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more are needed for our kids. Purchase directly from Amazon Wish Lists -
Outdoor Recess Items Wish List
Questions? Please call Jennifer Sanders at 713-397-1020.
Special thanks to Signs Now for donating our signage.
We want your Photos!
The Yearbook team needs pics of your Bobcat:
1. Enjoying Chick-fil-A Spirit Day this Thursday, Sept. 24
2. Virtual Learning
3. Wearing Spirit Wear
Be sure to identify the grade level of children pictured before uploading photos directly from your smartphone by:
1. Searching for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace
2. Downloading the app and creating your username and password
3. Entering the Barbara Bush project number: 126474. There is no upload code.
Contact a member of the yearbook staff with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
T-shirt Stock is Limited, Order Now Before They are Sold Out!
Parents and Guardians are Bobcats, too! Show your school spirit by sporting your very own Bush shirt. Adult sizes are available at www.bushpto.com/bush_pto_shop.com. A limited number of youth sizes are left. Order now before we sell out!
Remember, Spirit Fridays are your Bobcat's chance to wear their Bush hats and Bush tattoos, and of course their Bush t-shirts (or green and blue)!
More Information Coming Soon
PTO Volunteer Opportunities
VP of Communications: Oversee the communication which includes the volunteer coordinator, directory leader, Formsite creator, webmaster, marquee coordinator and social media leader offering assistance when needed. They will also create and distribute electronic communications to the PTO membership when needed.
Directory: Solicit advertisements from established contacts. Coordinate the layout of the directory and work with the printer to publish (needs some excel experience)
VP of Programs: Oversee the programs team which includes Movie Night, Spirit Fridays and Teddy Bear Tea.
If interested, please contact Caitlin Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org
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One of the many things the PTO has done this year
You too can help by joining the PTO. Visit the PTO Shop on www.BushPTO.com and purchase a family membership. Memberships can be purchased on the Bush Basics order form!
With the purchase of an annual family membership to the PTO, you get a copy of the STUDENT DIRECTORY when it is published. You also get input and voting rights on how the PTO budget is spent, as well as voting rights for executive board members. You will receive a monthly member newsletter that updates you on what is going on with the PTO, including board meeting minutes and it provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and have areas of concern addressed. A membership is also a direct donation to the PTO. Those funds help us cover our minimal operating expenses, as well as cover funds we give to the school for field trips, student scholarships, recess supplies, and campus enhancements.
Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!
Our school hours are officially 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.
The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.