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January 15, 2021

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Happy Friday! I have heard from some of our families this week concerned/confused about the notifications you have received throughout the week in regards to COVID, so I wanted to clarify what each type of notification means and when you will receive them.

General Notification:

You will receive a general COVID notification anytime there was someone on our campus that has tested positive for COVID.

Classroom Notification:

You will receive this notification if your child is in class with an individual that tests positive for COVID. You may also receive this notification if your child sits close to a student at lunch, in a pull out group, at specials or plays with another student at recess that tested positive. If all parties wore masks at all times, then no one will need to be quarantined and this is the notification you will receive.


If your child is considered to have close contact with a known positive individual, then you will receive a phone call from myself or our school nurse, Melissa Wiles, letting you know that your child has come in close contact (without a mask for 15 minutes or more) with a known positive individual. You will then be given quarantine instructions and a letter will be sent as a follow up with recommendations from the district.

We are doing everything we can on campus to protect your child's health and keep our school open. I have said this before, but we are grateful that we have made it to January with a few cases on campus. With the number of positive COVID cases in Montgomery County continuing to rise, it makes sense that we are seeing that reflected in the uptick in cases on campus. We are a reflection of the community. With that being said, we want to remind our community about the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and limiting gatherings outside of school. Conroe ISD updates their COVID dashboard daily to notify the community about the number of cases at each campus and in the district.

Upcoming Dates

January 18: School Holiday

January 25: Willie's Spirit Night

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Good News! Willie's is now counting online orders towards our Spirit Night totals! See the directions below for how to input your online order so Powell receives credit for the order. Thank you for supporting our school!
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Positivity Project Focus- Perserverance

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PTO News


Teacher's Achieving Excellence

Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Parent Access.
  2. Click on communication.
  3. Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.
  4. Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.
  5. Click create TAE.
  6. Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.
  7. Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.
  8. Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.
  9. Done!

Student COVID Screening

Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms.

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chills or shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or body aches
  • Have a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for individuals with a chronic allergic/asthmatic, cough, a change in your cough from baseline
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • New onset or severe headache
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Or if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms that began less than 10 days ago
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Our Mission

Powell Elementary School is committed to creating an environment that promotes academic excellence, and a love for learning. Our goal is to build relationships that empower students, and develop responsible, patriotic citizens, and confident leaders.

CISD Non-Discrimination statement

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.