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September 17, 2021

Current CISD COVID-19 Safety Alert Level: 4

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For information about CISD COVID-19 Safety Alert Levels and updated information on the District's mitigation and response strategies, please see the Roadmap to Remaining open. Please check back frequently as the site is updated as information changes.

Dates to Remember


09/22 - Parent University: What To Expect From Classroom Instruction | 6:00 PM via Zoom



10/1-31 - National Principal Month

10/02 - School Custodian Appreciation Day

10/08 - Student Holiday - No school for students

10/11 - Holiday - No school

10/12 - Second Nine Weeks Begins
10/13 - Walk to School Day
10/14 - "PAW-Some" Award (Wear RED for Responsibility)
10/18 - Boosterthon Kick-Off (more information to come)
10/25-29 - Red Ribbon Week
10/29 - Boosterthon Fun Run (more information to come)


11/10 - Class Pictures and Picture Retakes

11/15-19 - Generation Texas Week

11/22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

11/29 - Students Return

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Good afternoon,

We are finishing another week of awesome learning in classrooms at Bush Elementary. I have seen writing celebrations, small group instruction, and engaging lessons throughout the building. I can't wait to share more about what to expect from classroom instruction at our first Parent University session Wednesday, September 22. We will be talking mostly about reading, writing, and math instruction and sharing information about what reading levels mean. I hope you can join us on Zoom at 6:00 next Wednesday. We will be using this link:


In addition to spending time observing awesome teaching and learning, I have had the opportunity to talk with many of you. In phone calls this week, I have reached out to parents just to see how the year is going for your kids. These short, impromptu conversations have been one of the highlights of my week. The one thing that has come across very clearly is: your kids love their teachers. I hope you know how much our teachers love your kids as well. I'll keep calling next week, but you don't have to wait for me to reach out. If you have anything you would like me to know or questions you would like to ask, please give me a call (936-709-1600) or send me an email (jlambert@conroeisd.net). I can't wait to speak with each of you!

Have a great weekend!

Take good care,

Dr. Jarod Lambert


Apply for School Meals Online!

Your children may qualify for free or reduced school meals and it is easier than ever to apply online. Here is a link with more information: Apply for School Meals Online!
Click here if you would like to fill out the application: CISD Meal Application

Recognize a Teacher Achieving Excellence (TAE)

If you're looking for a way to say thank you to a teacher or highlight the impact of a Bush Elementary staff member, we encourage you to access your Parent Access Account (PAC) to write a Teacher Achieving Excellence (TAE). If you don't have a PAC account yet, you will want one. You can monitor your child's grades, attendance, and much more. You can use this link to create an account: https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/. You will need to know your child's 6 digit ID. (It's their lunch number.) To create a TAE, look under the communication tab.

Montgomery County Food Bank / CISD Food Drive

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Can my child go to school today?

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Roadmap to Remaining Open

Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.

Reminder: Transportation Changes

Transportation changes must be made in writing before 2:00 PM. We cannot accept transportation changes by phone. To submit a transportation change, you may send a written note to your child's teacher or provide a not to the front office with the following information:

  • the date
  • your child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • bus number (if applicable)
  • your signature

If an emergency arises, you may send an email to bush@conroeisd.net. The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 PM. If you submit a transportation change by email, it must go to the email address referenced above. Teachers do not check their email regularly throughout the day, so transportation changes should not be emailed directly to the teacher.

Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.

Reminder: Forgotten Item Drop-off

Please help your student be fully prepared for their day by ensuring that they have all needed materials (i.e., backpack, lunch, and water bottle) as they arrive at school. We are unable to deliver lunches and water bottles to students. We will ensure that any student who forgot lunch is fed in the cafeteria, and we will provide water to any student who needs it.

If you need eye glasses delivered to your child, please bring them to the school. We will deliver them to your child immediately. Any class work, binders, or books dropped off at the school will be placed in the teacher's mailbox to be picked up during the day.

Delivery of flowers, balloons, and similar items students at school is not permitted.
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Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Conroe ISD employees and students
Monday through Friday 8-6 and Saturday 8-4 at the
Conroe ISD Police Department

2900 N. Loop 336 E.

Conroe, TX 77301

Employees and students must schedule a test through the CONROE ISD SSO in the COVID Central APP Prior to arrival. Please use your student’s ID number to register students for testing

As a reminder - Please review the Roadmap to Opening on the Conroe ISD home page for current COVID policies and procedure.

After school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their children while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.

If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/

Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant


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September is National Lice Awareness Month. Please remember outbreaks of head lice tend to Occur when children return to school after summer vacation and holiday breaks.

Routine family inspection at home after play, sleepovers, sports Activities, etc., are recommended to help prevent the spread of Lice at school. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/had/index.html http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/lice.shtm

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I am finishing up our first round of counseling lessons, visiting all classrooms to introduce myself and discuss the role of the school counselor as it pertains to our students. Our lessons have focused on the identification of feelings in ourselves and others. The ability to master this skill aids in the development of social skills and self-regulation. Third and fourth grades classes expanded on this lesson by considering the effects our feelings and character traits have on others.

So what is self-regulation? Read the article below for some helpful information and tips for helping our children develop this skill. How Can We Help Kids With Self-Regulation?

Angela McGhee
School Counselor



Safety Information

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd

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2021-2022 CISD School Calendar

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Conroe ISD's School Messenger

A printable version of the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf
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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.

Every month the PTO organizes a lunch to say 'Thank You' to our teachers and staff. October will be a delicious burger from Citizens Grill!!!

Each $12 donation provides your favorite teacher/staff member with a fabulous meal. If you would like to donate sign-up using this link:


Donations can be submitted via PayPal to President@Bushpto.com or Venmo @Rachael-Osmus.

A HUGE thank you to all our Bobcat Families who are so generous! Because of you, the PTO has been able to provide a hot lunch and treats for these hard working Bush Staffers. They have voiced their appreciation each and every month!

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Spirit Wear order after the July 1st pre-order deadline

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If you placed your Spirit Wear order after the July 1st pre-order deadline, and you did not receive your items at Meet the Teacher, then they were included in our second order with our vendor. In an effort to not have unnecessary stock on hand and spend unnecessary funds, we only order what has been pre-purchased by parents. Our second order deadline closed on 8-31 and our order was placed with the vendor last weekend. It will take approximately 3-4 weeks for the items to be printed, received by us and delivered to your student's classroom.

If you have any questions, you can contact president@bushpto.com.

Box Tops App

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Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. From playground equipment to technology, our school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.


Submit Your Photos to the Yearbook Team!

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The Yearbook Needs Your Pictures! Submit pictures from your smartphone directly to the Bush Yearbook Team by:

1. Downloading the Balfour Image Share app from your app marketplace.

2. Create your account:

* Enter your name, email and the Bobcat Project Number 226474.

* Check your email for a confirmation code, enter it, & then select a

username & password to complete your registration.

3. Include the students’ names and grade with your photo.

Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!

Our school hours are 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.