Caldwell Heights Eagle News

9/9/2020

Administration

Principal - Michelle Montalvo

Assistant Principal - Elisa Medrano

Assistant Principal - Yolanda Pineda-Gabehart

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Celebrations

  • We are so excited about welcoming back our students on Sept. 10th and again on Sept. 15th! I can't wait to see everyone! Air hugs!

  • Three cheers for the teaches that have been working tirelessly to get their room ready to receive students.

  • A Big Shout out to our COVID Safety Team that has prepared our building with all the signage, decals, and markings to keep everyone safe!

A Letter from Principal Montalvo

Dear Caldwell Heights Families,


We are excited to welcome students back on campus this week and next! We have missed our students' smiling faces. With keeping the safety of our students in mind, we have created new processes for our campus. I am including a sneak peek into our new systems for you below. We would appreciate your support in reinforcing these protocols with your children when we return in-person.

If your student is struggling to get their required asynchronous assignments completed, here is a checklist to help support your child. Remember, these assignments are required to be completed for grades.


Here is the direct contact information for staff who can reach out to you immediately for support with curriculum, student learning needs, mental health care, behavior supports, counseling resources, daily schedule and routines assistance or anything else you need.


Paul Pennington, counselor: paul_pennington@roundrockisd.org

Ruth Aguilar, counselor: ruth_aguilar@roundrockisd.org

Kate Galinat, parent liaison: kate_galinat@roundrockisd.org

Becky Howard, interventionist: becky_howard@roundrockisd.org

Yolanda Pineda-Gabehart, assistant principal: yolanda_pineda-gabehart@roundrockisd.org

Elisa Medrano, assistant principal: elisa_medrano@roundrockisd.org

Michelle Montalvo, principal: michelle_montalvo@roundrockisd.org


As always please do your best to stay healthy! #BetterTogether

Warm Regards,

Michelle‌ ‌Montalvo‌ ‌

IB Updates!

Welcome! My name is Macy Lane and I am the new IB Coordinator at Caldwell Heights! This year will be a memorable one for many reasons, but especially because it will be a year of inquiry, discovery and learning new things.


Our IB Learner Profile Attribute for the month of September is knowledgeable. Our CHE Eagles can demonstrate their knowledge by sharing with you the interesting things they’re learning and inquiring about things they want to know more about. You can spark their knowledge by encouraging their questions and supporting their passions. Knowledge is power! Let’s have a strong year! #bettertogether


A Reminder from Special Areas!

We wanted to remind you that Art, Music, PE, and Spanish courses are updated weekly on Schoology with lessons and assignments that count towards their grade for all K-5 students. Since these courses are asynchronous, students can log on at any time during the week to complete these courses in Schoology. Please be checking each of these courses weekly for lessons and assignments for all K-5 students

CHE PTA is Looking for a Few Good People!

ATTENTION CHE PARENTS –We are looking to fill ALL CHE PTA Executive Board positions for the 2020- 21 school year.!If you are interested in learning more please email: cheptaeagles@gmail.com.

Open Positions:

President: Preside over all meetings, assist all officers with their potions, act as the liaison between the PTA and the principal/school.


Secretary: Keep PTA records including meeting minutes

Membership Chair: Keeps track of all PTA members. Help create a wall for members in our

school hallway. Encourages new membership among teachers, staff, and parents

Public Relations: Create and publish content relating to PTA including fliers, emails and social media, keep school bulletin board up to date.

Grab & Go!

Starting Tuesday, September 8th, students can pick up books from the Caldwell Heights Library through curbside checkout!

School Supply List

We have updated our school supply lists to reflect what students will need when we return for in-person classes. Feel free to use the supplemental resources we are handing our at our Supply Pick Up event as well as pencils and a notebook for virtual learning. We are excited about launching our year!

School Supply List

Did you check out a Chromebook?


Please bring your Chromebook AND charger, or your own device with your name on it everyday. We will be using our devices to access Schoology on a daily basis.

Masks

Masks will be expected to be worn throughout the day with the exception of eating. Please make sure to send a mask with your child daily.

Saying goodbye on the first day at drop off!

Due to safety measures, we won't be able to allow visitors/parents to walk students into their classroom, even on the first day. We have several greeters to walk students to class and make sure they get where they need to be! Practice giving a kiss goodbye in the car or at the designated drop off area.

All car riders will enter through the back door and will be guided to their classrooms. All of our bus riders that will be eating breakfast will enter through the front doorway. All other bus riders will be guided to their designated doors to go straight to class. Prek-2 students will enter the building on Eagle Street, and 3rd-5th graders will enter the building at our LID entrance. Our greeters will be encouraging social distancing and reminding students of the proper way to wear their masks. They will also ensure that all students get to their classroom safely.

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Dismissal

We will be having a staggered dismissal in order to encourage social distancing. Our bus riders will be our first group that is dismissed. 1st and 3rd grade will exit through the front doors. Kinder and 4th grade will exit through the Eagle Street door, and 2nd and 5th grade will leave through the LID door. Our car riders will be dismissed next. They will exit through our back main door in small groups. Our daycare students will be loaded into the vans in our front drive. Our walkers are the last group that will be dismissed. They will leave through the front main doors. We ask that parents do not congregate at our front entrance. You are welcome to wait socially distancing on the sidewalk that is directly in front of our parking. We will walk the students across the crosswalk to meet you.
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What about Recess?

We are so excited to use our brand new playground! The playscapes are just amazing! We have zoned our playground area into 5 zones. This will ensure that classes are kept 75 feet apart. Students will rotate through the zones during the week.Students will be washing/sanitizing hands prior to coming outside and before entering the building.

Let's check out a Classroom!

Students will be required to wear face coverings. Desks are 6 feet apart. Each child will have their own designated space for their belongings. They will need to bring their own supplies to use. Unfortunately, sharing is not encouraged. However, if a student needs to borrow materials from their teacher they will need to place them in a "to be cleaned" bin at the end of the day.

Thursday, Sept. 10th

  • We will welcome back our LID students! So excited to see their smiling faces!

Friday, Sept. 11th

  • Introduction of Choice Connections- students will be able to choose to attend a virtual enrichment activity to participate in for the following week. This is an optional choosing.
Sunday, Sept.13th

Tuesday, Sept. 15th

  • We welcome the rest of the on campus students back!
  • Curbside library pick up 4:30-5:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 16th

  • Curbside library pick up 10:30-12:00 pm