Pony Express

Parent Newsletter: Week of 1/10 - 14

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Pony Priorities

  • Doors open at 7:40 a.m. for students; school starts at 8:05 a.m. Please note, students dropped off before 7:40 a.m. will be unsupervised.
  • All BUS riders MUST ride their assigned bus in the morning and afternoon. Bus routes, pick-up, and drop off times can be found here.
  • Students are considered tardy after 8:05 a.m. and absent after 9:30 a.m.
  • All car riders should be picked up and dropped of at the front entrance. Please do not block the flow of traffic.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:40 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.
  • All students MUST adhere to the dress code daily - navy or khaki pants, shorts, skirts; red, white, or blue collared/polo shirt; school spirit shirt or college shirt with jeans on Friday's
  • All students are greeted at Threshold by every teacher!
  • Students may not be picked up after 2:30 p.m.
  • All transportation changes must be submitted in writing no later than 2:30 p.m.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:25 p.m.
  • All students must be picked up no later than 3:45 p.m.

Revised 1/7/22

Weekly Snapshot

Safety Reminder

Use of a wireless communication device is prohibited in a school zone unless the driver is using a hands-free device or the vehicle is stopped, according to Texas Transportation Code. Statewide, drivers face $200 tickets if caught using cell phones in school zones while the car is in motion.

Let's work together to keep our Ponderosa family safe by refraining from talking and texting while in a school zone. Safety is everyone's responsibility!

COVID-19 Reminders

Parents, if you or your student are ill, stay home. Please always check your child’s health before sending them to school, and if they show any signs of illness, such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose or fever, please keep them home. Here are some additional reminders:

  • If your student has been potentially exposed to someone who is sick, please do not send them to school.

  • For the safety of our students and staff, if your student has been tested and is awaiting results, please consider keeping them home until their results come back negative.

  • If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, do not send your student to school.

UPDATE: Mask Mandate

We need your help! For the safety of our school community, Spring ISD still requires both students and staff to wear a mask to stop the spread of Covid-19. While we try to accommodate students who arrive to school without a mask, we have found many of our students are arriving daily requesting a mask.

Please be reminded that all students should arrive to school with a mask. In the event that we need to provide a mask for a student who forgot their own or may have broken their existing mask, we are happy to do so. Please help us keep our school community safe by making it a priority to send your child to school EVERYDAY with a mask. Thank you for your continued support!

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New This Week

Report Cards

Due to a systemwide issue, report cards were not sent home today. Until this issue is resolved, parents may access grades using Home Access Center (HAC). Directions for accessing HAC are located below.

Technology Help and Resources

Log into HAC to see your child's grades!

As we prepare to release progress reports and report cards this fall, we wanted to remind you of how to check your child’s grades on the Home Access Center.

To get started, log into the myspringisd portal and into HAC. Once there, you will find a "Grades" tab. When you click on "Grades", you will see where to locate your child’s progress report (IPR), report cards and more.

Remember, the username and password you use to log into the portal is the same username and password for logging into HAC. Also, parents should log in using their credentials, not their student’s.

Staying connected with your child’s academic progress is a great way to ensure your student’s success in school. See the attached handouts (Found under "Additional Resources") in English and Spanish for step-by-step directions.

mySpringISD Portal

Access the portal, Schoology, the Home Access Center (HAC) and more. User guides can be found under "Additional Resources".

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Download the SISD Mobile App!

Our new and improved mobile app features a personalized experience so parents and guardians can easily use their smartphone to access important student information. See the steps below!

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Kid's Against Bullying

Click here to learn more about what bullying is, what it looks like, and how you can help!

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Community Information

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Check out ‘Community Happenings’

The district is launching a new webpage at www.springisd.org/happenings to serve as a one-stop shop for flyers that come in from community organizations and businesses. Spring ISD does not endorse any organization or service listed.

Parent Resources

Ponderosa Swag

Click here to purchase adult and youth Ponderosa apparel.