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May 31, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

June 1 - Orange You Glad STAAR is Over! Students may wear orange.


June 2 - (Hawaiian Luau Day) Students may wear Hawaiian attire.


June 3 - 5th Grade Moving-On Drive-Through Parade (6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)


June 4 - Last Day of School

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5th Grade Moving-On Ceremony

Meyer Elementary will host a Drive-Through Celebration Parade for all fifth graders, on June 3, 2021, from 6:00p.m.-6:30 p.m. Families may decorate their vehicles and prepare banners and signs to celebrate this special occasion.

Field Day

  • Face covering must be worn.
  • Scholars should bring water.
  • Scholars will have their own equipment when possible.
  • Time for cleaning, breaks between stations, and sanitizer provided.
  • At home students are allowed to attend in person with their regular class.


Thursday, June 3rd


5th Grade 8:40-10:40

4th Grade 10:50-12:50

3rd Grade 1:30-3:30



Friday, June 4th


PreK-Kinder 8:40-10:40

2nd Grade 10:50-12:50

1st Grade 1:30-3:30

Special Thanks!!

Thanks!

Meyer Elementary would like to offer special thanks to many individuals who have contributed to Meyer Elementary students and staff.


Special Thanks to:


  • The Meyer Sisters and Emanuel Church
  • Mrs. Jovita Mendoza
  • Exxon Mobil
  • The Chizer Family
  • The Griner Family
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Hotspot Checkpoint

Dear Parents,


Did you check out a Hotspot from Spring ISD? If so, you may continue to use it over the summer, once you have completed the Hotspot Checkpoint Form. Please use the HotSpot Checkpoint link to enter your student's name, grade, school, and Asset # of the device. If you have any questions or need assistance, stop by the Front Office or call 281-891-8270.

Chromebooks


Attention parents,

Per Spring ISD guidelines, individual campuses will not be collecting chromebooks from students at the end of the school year. Students will be allowed to keep their chromebook over the summer break in order to participate in summer learning enrichment provided by the District. Students who will not be returning to a Spring ISD school in the fall, please plan to return your chromebook to the school. Parents, if your child is a remote learner and will not be returning to Spring ISD in the fall, you may email Ms. Mosley at dmosley@springisd.org or call the front office at 281-891-8270, to schedule a time to return the chromebook. For students who are in person learners and will not be returning to Spring ISD, their chromebooks will be collected on June 4, 2021.

In addition, parents if you would like to check in your child’s chromebook to ensure that it is not damaged or lost over the summer break, please email Ms. Mosley at dmosley@springisd.org or call the front office at 281-891-8270, to schedule a convenient time for drop-off.



Respectfully,


C'ne Dawkins

Principal

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REGISTER NOW!!

TUITION-FREE PRE-K PROGRAM EXPANDING ACCESS

We’re pleased to announce we’re expanding our full-day pre-K program next school year to allow more students to experience the benefits of a high-quality early childhood education with caring and certified teachers at no cost to families.


Specifically, we’re looking to enroll some students who wouldn’t normally be eligible because they don’t meet the usual income, language or other requirements. This expansion will ensure more young learners get the great start that a quality pre-K education provides without their families having to pay any tuition or fees.


To accommodate these students, we are setting aside some seats at nearly every elementary campus. Parents who are interested should simply register at www.springisd.org/prek and fill out the application. The only eligibility requirement is that a student must be 4 years old on or before September 1.


The deadline to apply for the free pre-K program is July 23. Families will learn whether there is space for their student starting the week of July 26. For more information, visit: www.springisd.org/prek

Harris County Public Health to Host Care Kit Drives

In an effort to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 across our community, the Spring ISD Police Department has partnered the Harris County Public Health Outreach Team to distribute Care Kits to our elementary families. Each kit will contain two adult and two kid masks, along with information on COVID-19 vaccine waitlist registration, vaccine FAQs, testing information and prevention messaging.


Care Kits will be distributed during school dismissal for each student and staff member to take home. Kits will also be available on campuses for virtual learners to pick up, along with staff members and students who may have been absent.


Wednesday, June 2

  • Meyer Elementary

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JOIN US FOR OUR 2021 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Registration for Summer School is now open and we hope to see all students needing extra help in class this summer. We also are offering a self-paced enrichment program for those students who want to accelerate their learning.

For students who need grade recovery, we are offering an in-person experience at select school sites that will focus heavily on literacy and math. For students who want to enrich, we are offering an online experience accessible through the Spring ISD website and Schoology.

If your student is participating in person, the main summer school session will run from Monday, June 14 through Friday, July 2. Students in pre-K and Kindergarten will run through Thursday, July 8. The 21st Century after-school program and Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) program will be provided until July 22.

The online self-paced enrichment program will be available all summer long with a set of courses being offered in June and a second set in July.

Visit www.springisd.org/summerschool for more information and to register.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Application To Open June 2 for Eligible Spring ISD Families

Spring ISD students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the 2020–21 school year may be eligible to receive the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), which can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.


The P-EBT benefit was approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency. P-EBT benefits can be used the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits.


A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:


  • Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.

  • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.


A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:


  • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.

  • Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021


The application for P-EBT will open Wednesday, June 2. To apply, visit yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT. The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 13.


For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit

hhs.texas.gov/pebt.


Join Us for a Dual-Language Program Open House at the School for International Studies at Bammel

Parents and guardians are invited to attend an in-person open house for the district’s new School for International Studies at Bammel (16711 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77090) on June 1 at 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. Come meet the principal, talk with teachers and tour the newly renovated campus wing, designed to accommodate the specific needs of our young learners.


The school is initially recruiting for students in pre-K through 2nd grade with plans to add another grade level each year until the program serves students in pre-K through 8th grade. The two-way dual-language immersion program will feature Spanish at the elementary level with additional languages for students to explore once they reach middle school.


In launching the new school this August, the district is inviting all parents whose students are currently enrolled in the dual-languages programs at Hirsch Elementary and Clark Primary schools to enroll. The district is also inviting any other families interested in a dual-language program for their pre-K, kinder or first grade students.


Join us at the open house at the School for International Studies at Bammel. We’re looking forward to partnering with you so that your child has all of the opportunities of this wonderful new program.

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Curbside Meal Pickup

Curbside pickup will resume as usual on Wednesday, June 2.


For more information on curbside locations and meal time please visit our website, www.springisd.org/nutrition or follow us on social media at @SpringISD_Meals.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Summer Learning Opportunity for Spring ISD Parents

For any parent or guardian who would like an up close view of the district’s curriculum, Spring ISD has the right platform for you! The district is offering summer learning sessions for families who would like to see what their children are learning in school to better support their education at home.


Parents can participate in summer school sessions to become empowered in helping their children close the learning gaps using the Texas Home Learning (THL) resources provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). These resources are designed to accelerate students’ learning and provide remediation to help fill in the gaps that may have been created during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sessions will be held on Mondays during the month of June beginning on June 14. Parents can participate in a virtual lunch and learn session at 12 p.m., or they can participate in a face-to-face session at 6 p.m. at Westfield High School. No matter the option you choose, all participants will receive the curriculum and other supporting materials to use at home.


We encourage family members at all grade levels to participate in these three learning sessions on June 14, June 21 and June 28. Not only will parents gain insight into curriculum, but they will also gain a thorough lesson in the upcoming summer assessments.


To learn more about summer learning opportunities, please contact the Family Engagement Department at 281-891-6685.

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TRANSFER APPLICATIONS

The window to submit a transfer application is now open!


If your student is seeking to attend a school in 2021-22 for which they are not zoned, the window to submit a transfer application will open on Monday, May 10 at


Just a reminder, students attending the district’s schools of choice (Roberson Middle School, Spring Leadership Academy, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, P-TECH at Dekaney High School, and Spring Early College Academy) are NOT considered transfer students since these schools do not have attendance boundaries. Students accepted into these programs receive transportation.


The district offers different transfer types depending on the situation. Regardless of transfer type, transportation will NOT be provided to students. More information on each of the transfer types is available at www.springisd.org/transfers.


Should you have any questions about the online transfer application, please reach out to your student’s current principal.


Applications for transfers will be accepted through Friday, June 4 and will be processed as submitted. Parents should receive a notification if the transfer request is approved, denied or waitlisted within 10 school days from when submitted. Notification will be sent via email or phone call.


Please make sure we have an updated email address and phone number for you in the Home Access Center.

Now’s the Time to Update Your Contact Information! Log into HAC TODAY!

Parents, now’s the time to update your contact information in the Home Access Center and be sure that we have an email address linked to your HAC account.


This is very important as we will need an email address to contact you over the summer with your annual student update in preparation for the 2021-22 school year.


Getting access to HAC is easy via the mySpringISD link, found on every campus website, as well as the district website. Parents who aren’t sure of their logon information should contact their school. If you already have your mySpringISD username and password, getting to HAC is just a matter of logging into the portal and then clicking on the Home Access Center icon.


Once in HAC, you can edit your contact information in the demographics section. Again, it’s very important we have an email address listed in your HAC account. If you need more details on how to access HAC or set up an email address, visit www.springisd.org/hac.



¡Ahora es el momento de actualizar su información de contacto! ¡Inicie sesión en HAC HOY!


Padres, ahora es el momento de actualizar su información de contacto en el Centro de acceso desde el hogar (HAC) y asegurarse de que tengamos una dirección de correo electrónico registrada a su cuenta HAC.


Esto es muy importante ya que necesitaremos una dirección de correo electrónico para comunicarnos con usted durante el verano con su actualización anual del estudiante en preparación para el año escolar 2021-22.


Obtener acceso a HAC es fácil a través del enlace de mySpringISD, que se encuentra en el sitio web de cada escuela, así como en el sitio web del distrito. Los padres que no estén seguros de su información de inicio de sesión deben comunicarse con su escuela. Si ya tiene su nombre de usuario y contraseña de mySpringISD, llegar a HAC es solo una cuestión de iniciar sesión en el portal y luego hacer clic en el ícono del Centro de acceso desde el hogar (Home Access Center en inglés).


Una vez en HAC, puede editar su información de contacto en la sección de datos demográficos. Nuevamente, es muy importante que tengamos una dirección de correo electrónico en su cuenta de HAC. Si necesita más detalles sobre cómo acceder a HAC o configurar una dirección de correo electrónico, visite www.springisd.org/hac-esp.
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