Husky Howler

January 2022

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Parent Communication Day


Thursday’s are our Parent Communication Days so we ask that you please check all student backpacks every Thursday after school. Thank you!


Parents please make sure that your child is bringing a refillable water bottle to school every day. We are not using the water drinking fountains instead students are using our water bottle refillable stations to refill their bottles. Thank you.

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STUDENT ID PROGRAM (ZONAR)

If you would like to receive notifications when your student enters or exits the bus using their RFID enabled ID card, please login or create an account at Zpass+

Home Access Center Instructions

Press the link to login to your account in the Home Access Center

Transportation changes

*All transportation changes must be made in writing*


Please send a written note to school with the transportation change, student’s full name, teacher’s name, a parent signature and phone number where you can be reached.

In the case of an emergency: parents may fax the school at 281-463-5529 before 3:00 p.m.



Please note: E-mail or phone changes will not be accepted.

Please remember students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned bus stop.
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Message from the Nurse

Parents, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. This is very important for everyone's safety.

Parents must screen students daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19:


1.Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms in a way that is not normal to you?

• Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00 F

• Loss of taste or smell

• Cough

• Difficulty breathing

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Shaking or exaggerated shivering

• Significant muscle pain or ache

• Diarrhea

• Nausea or vomiting


2. Have you had known close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

within the last 14 days?


**Students must stay home if they answer “yes” to any of the above.


· Students at school who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school will be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will determine whether that child can remain at school.

· Before a student may return to school, established criteria must be met as stated in the “Students Return to School Protocol”. For CFISD safety protocols and options, please read the LEAD safety plan/LEAD safety 2021-2022.

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Classlink

Student must login with their school account

Schoolcafe - Cafeteria

  • SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.
  • School Café also allows parents, students and staff to view and interact with school cafeteria menus, view nutritional analysis, ingredient and allergen information.
  • Free/Reduced Price meal applications can also be accessed and completed on School Café.
  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.
  • Call 281-897-4550 or visit the Food Production Center at 11355 Perry Road with questions and for assistance.
  • Paper applications are available upon request
Schoolcafé

Free and reduced lunch form - Create an account

Counselor Corner

INDIVIDUALITY


Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!?” -Dr. Seuss


In January, our focus will be INDIVIDUALITY: what it means, why it is important, and how we can celebrate ourselves. The world would be a pretty boring place if we were all the same! When we have the courage and self-esteem to be our unique selves, we can overcome personal fears and do what is right. These actions will inspire others to do the same. Children need a safe space to find out who they are and how they can impact the world around them. During the month of January, we will focus on celebrating the unique differences in our Husky population.

READ ABOUT IT:

Here are some books to help you learn more about INDIVIDUALITY:

· Dear Girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

· Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

· I like Myself by Karen Beaumont

· Spaghetti In a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

PRACTICE IT:

Create a positive self-talk mantra with your child. Together, come up with something positive to tell yourselves when you are facing low self-esteem. For example, “I am important!” or “I am good at…..” Write the mantra on a sticky note or note cards to post around the house. Practice saying the affirmation statements out loud daily!

TALK ABOUT IT!

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about INDIVIDUALITY with your child:

· If you could use 5 words to describe yourself, what would they be?

· Name one thing you have done that makes you feel proud.

· Do you usually have positive thoughts or negative thoughts about yourself?

· What is something you do that makes you feel good about yourself?


Contact Information:

Ms. Ramsey & Mrs. Brown

Holmsley Elementary School

Phone: 281-463-5885

Email: Michelle.ramsey@cfisd.net

Elisabeth.brown@cfisd.net

Please contact us by phone, email, or by appointment. We are so glad our Huskies are here!

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Schoolcash

Follow the link and create an account

Sign the parent ackowledgement form for the Chromebook 2021-2022

By signing, the parent is indicating that they agree to let their student have a CFISD chromebook for the 2021-2022 school year and that they will return any items if they leave or graduate from CFISD. There is no fee associated with signing the form and it must be completed in order fro a student to receive a CFISD Chromebook.



To access SchoolCash, visit our school website and click on the SchoolCash link.


  1. Register by selecting the "Get started today" link and fill in the required fields to create your profile or sign into an existing account
  2. After you receive the confirmation email, click the school cash link and add each of your children to your household account.
  3. Click each child's name and view items in the student account.
  4. Check out like you are making a purchase (3 page process).
  5. View receipt


If you need assistance please call 1-866-961-1803 or parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com
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Schoology

Join a teacher's schoology class to show parents how to navigate the online classroom

Message from the Registrar

Reminder to parents.

If you student is sent home from the nurse and it advised they cannot return the following day. This is considered still an absence and you must send a note excusing the absence.


****School starts at 8:40am, your student is considered late if they are not in the building by 8:40am. You must escort your student to the front office..***


Absent notes that are sent to the attendance office must have a copy of the parents ID attached. Please do not email teachers absences notes.

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Watch Dogs

Are you interested in being a part of our campus Watch D.O.G.S program? This is your chance!

Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures who volunteer at least once each year at their child’s school. They change the culture of the school by giving students an opportunity to connect and interact with father-figures in a positive way at school. Your day on campus will consist of different activities including lunch duty, hallway monitoring and spending time in classes.

This year we are only welcoming one volunteer a day.

● To join our program, complete the attached registration form.

● Call or email to indicate which dates you would like to come and serve. Mrs.Valderrama will reach out to you with confirmation of your assigned date

Grace.valderrama@cfisd.net

281-463-5885- Ask to speak to Grace Valderrama

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