Back to School Edition
Message from the Principal
Our construction crew has been hard at work all summer long working 7 days a week to get our building ready for the first day of school. I'm excited to share that we passed our Fire Marshal inspection and have been cleared for staff to be back on campus tomorrow afternoon.
Things are still very busy on campus and some items will be completed after school starts, but we WILL be ready for an amazing first day of school!
We are very grateful to the staff at Moore Elementary for welcoming our staff onto their campus this summer.
I also want to say a huge thank you to John Wesley United Methodist Church for all of their love and support throughout our entire renovation. The church has allowed us to use their parking lot for our staff and construction staff for the past year. This week they are allowing us to use the Wesley Activity Center for staff meetings since we will be back on campus but are still waiting on furniture deliveries. They have volunteers on standby to help us move and are providing our staff with a special treat on Monday during our campus professional development. We really appreciate their continued support of our staff and students! We look forward to continuing our partnership.
Our theme this year is Better Together! Bringing out the Best! We are the best when we have our school, our families, and our community working together for our students' success!
Ms. Midkiff, Principal
Construction Update - Please pardon our dust!
Due to more rain than usual this summer, our parking lot has not been fully completed at this time. It is schedule to be poured prior to school start (weather permitting), but it will still need drying/setting time before we can use it. Our buses will need to enter and exit the school using the same drive until the entrance lane and remainder of the parking lot are complete. Please do not enter the parking lot area during arrival or dismissal during the first weeks of school.
Furniture started arriving this weekend and our staff will be able to start moving back into the campus on Monday afternoon.
I ask for your patience and support as we start this school year on a very short timeline for teacher preparation of our classrooms. The fact that some things may still be works in progress does not mean that we are any less than thrilled to welcome our students back for the upcoming school year!
First Day of School
We had sincerely hoped to have an opportunity for students and their families to visit the campus prior to the start of the school year. The reality is that with our construction, our teachers and staff will see the school for the first time on Monday afternoon. It just is not feasible to have an event prior to school start. But, MARK YOUR CALENDAR for September 14 when we will have our in-person open house. We can't wait to see you in person!
For safety reasons, we do not allow parents to walk students to class on the first day of school (or any other day). On the first day of school, teachers need to focus their attention on greeting their new students and making them feel welcome in the classroom. Teachers cannot do their job of greeting the students effectively if they are conferencing with parents. Please use your 10-minute Zoom meeting for any conversations you need to have with the teacher.
If you choose to drop your child off on the first day of school, please remain in the car rider line and do not try to park as our parking lot is still under construction. Our car rider line drop off and pick up will remain in the lane in front of the cafeteria windows.
Please continue to monitor our district's Lead Safely Plan for updated information about our plans for a safe school year for our students and staff.
Yeager is a mask-friendly campus! Students are encouraged, but not required at this time to wear a mask. When you meet with your child's teacher during Meet the Teacher, you will have an opportunity to request a mask zone for your child if you choose. A mask zone is an area of the classroom with other students who are also wearing a mask. Parents who send their child to school wearing a mask may decide whether or not they also want their child in the mask zone. In the mask zone, we will keep masked students together as much as feasible.
All of our playground equipment will be available for students to use this school year. The hardtop is still currently unavailable due to construction, but it should be available for basketball by late September.
We will continue to sanitize frequently and have hand sanitizer throughout the building.
CFISD's 2021-22 Bus Buddies registration is now open!
Volunteer with CFISD as a Bus Buddy and share the excitement of the first two days of school with our elementary students. We appreciate your assistance as you help our youngest students exit the bus at their correct stop. Because of you, students are safer, and we are so excited to see you all on our buses!
- Please register HERE by Wed., Aug. 18.
- You may volunteer on Aug. 23 or Aug. 24, or both.
- The approximate time commitment is from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
- A short training video will be shared with you in a registration confirmation email.
- Businesses or organizations are encouraged to wear logoed shirts.
- Masks are strongly encouraged
- For more information, visit: http://www.cfisd.net/busbuddies.
Please consider inviting friends, neighbors, colleagues or other community members to volunteer by sharing this email or posting the registration information and this video on your social media accounts. Registration will close on Wed., Aug. 18, so please register now.If you have questions, contact the office of Community Engagement at 281-894-3950. Thank you for your investment in CFISD!
Please use this link to purchase your 2021-2022 Spirit Shirts! We are excited to offer both t-shirts and hoodies this year. Spirit shirts will ONLY be available online. We will not be selling spirit shirts on campus. The deadline to order is September 12th!
2021-22 Annual Student Information Update - IMPORTANT
Please complete the online Annual Student Update for the upcoming school year! This process allows you to verify your student’s information at the beginning of each school year. Your Annual Student Update for Student Name Here at Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District is now available online.
How do I get started?
Click this link OR Visit https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=26921&culture=en and click the Registration link.
Then, enter your student’s snapcode. (sent via email)
Visit https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=26921&culture=es and click the Registration link.
Then, enter your student’s snapcode. (sent via email)
What’s a snapcode?
You should have received a unique snapcode or snapcode link for each child.
Should I create an account?
- If you’ve never completed an online Annual Student Update, you should create an account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number.
- If you already have an account from logging in last summer, you can sign in and complete the form. (You should use the same account to complete forms for multiple children. If you forgot your password, please click "Forgot Password" on the login screen.)
Do I have to answer all the questions?
Required fields are marked as "Required".
What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click “Previous” to return to a previous page.
I’ve completed the form, now what?
When you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.
What if I have more than one student in Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District?
You will need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you submit one Annual Student Update and then start another – this will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save you time.
Help! I’m having technical difficulties.
We encourage you to connect with us through our PowerSchool Community by web or chat for immediate access to our support experts. You can also call us on PowerSchool Enrollment Support line, toll free at (866)434-6276 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click "Help" or Contact Us” from any form page.
August 17 -Teacher Reveal and August 19th- Virtual Meet the Teacher
On Thursday, August 19, parents will have the opportunity to visit with their child's teacher for 10 minutes via Zoom. We had great feedback from parents and teachers last year who enjoyed the one-on-one time with the teacher prior to school start.
We look forward to scheduling an in-person open house on September 14, 2021.
Continued Enrollment Procedures
Apartment and Residential Leases- Current leases must be kept on file for each student for continued enrollment. If your lease has or will expire before the start of the 2021-2022 school year, a current lease will be needed.
All students on a Verification of Address Affidavit that have not completed the second required step of providing 3 documents with the correct address and their name as proof of residence will need to complete step 2. The affidavit is to establish residency for a student who is living with a parent/guardian in a residence that they are not owning/renting.
Failure to have current, up to date residential documents will result your child not receiving a homeroom assignment and/or starting school on the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.
Paperwork may be sent to email@example.com or for questions about your residence paperwork, you may call 281)440-4914.
Registration for ALL Grade Levels
Please visit CFISD.net for access to the online registration.
Supporting documents will be uploaded online. Registration can be completed using any type of device including a mobile phone.
The following documents are required when registering students for school in CFISD:
- a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics¹ (see details below).
- a current immunization record.
- a government-issued, photo ID for the child’s parent or legal guardian.
- proof of residency²(see details below).
- a social security card for each child, if available.
For PK please also have supporting documents to verify how you will qualify.
To be eligible for the Prekindergarten program, your child must be 4 years of age by September 1st and meet an eligibility requirement as determined by Texas law. No exceptions can be made.
¹Birth Certificate: Please visit the City of Houston Bureau of Vital Statistics to obtain a birth certificate if the student was born in Harris County.
²Proof of Residency: At the time of registration, parents will be asked to provide proof of residency dated within the last 30 days. Documents that are provided should reflect the parent/legal guardian's name and street address. Please be prepared to submit one item from Line A and one item from Line B.
- Line A: (Lessee) Verification in the form of your current lease/(Homeowner)Verification in the form of HCAD records, a mortgage statement, or closing documents
- Line B: Verification in the form of your current gas, water, or light bill
19th- Virtual Meet the Teacher
23rd- First Day of School
6th- Student/Staff Holiday
12th- Deadline to order spirit shirt/hoodies
14th- Open House
24th- Teacher work day/student holiday