SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of January 17-21

Estimados Padres,

Queríamos hacerles saber que, cuando necesitan ponerse en contacto con la escuela, y no hay ninguna emergencia, vamos a tener a una de las maestras ayudantes que puede hablar español en la oficina entre la 1:35 y las 2:35 p.m. Seguro que puedan llamar en cualquier momento si tiene alguna emergencia y es urgente hablar con el personal de la escuela.


Mrs. O’Hair

Directora de la Escuela Elemental de Shady Grove

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Looking Ahead...

The month of January is School Board Recognition Month!

  • Jan 17 - MLK Day of Service for BCiSD Students
  • Jan 31 - No School for Students/Staff Development
  • Feb 2 - PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • Feb 4 - 100 Day Parade
  • Feb 10 - Bilingual/ESL Family Night
  • Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Parties (TBD)
  • Feb 21 - No School for Students/Staff Development
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 11/8/2021)

UIL Tryouts Begin on Monday, Jan. 17th!

UIL Tryouts will begin on Monday, January 17th. The coaches have sent home information regarding their tryout schedule with each student on their list. Practices will last for 30 minutes. Please be mindful of the pickup day and time for your student. If your student already attends the YMCA after school program, they can be returned there when the tryout is over. All other students will need to be picked up in the regular pick up line, or you can park and come to the front of the building to pick them up. You will receive an additional letter next week informing you if your child has made the team as a participant, or congratulating them for a job well done at the tryout. Below is the schedule of tryouts:

Monday: Creative Art Kelley Glidewell 3:25-3:55

Mon & Thurs Chess Puzzles Floyd VanDer Stoep 3:25-3:55

Tuesday Storytelling Cassandra Courtney 3:30-4:00

Wednesday Creative Writing Kelley Glidewell 3:25-3:55

Friday Music Memory Lorraine Bonsall 3:25-3:55

SGE will be completing a fire drill this week!


It's middle-of-the-year and a great time for birthday treat reminders!

Is your child celebrating a birthday? Feel free to send individually wrapped birthday treats for your child's class. The teacher will serve them at an appropriate time according to each class's end-of-day schedule.

Please keep in mind the "individually wrapped" condition when planning the treat to send with your student. Individually wrapped treats minimize exposure to extra handling.

Car Line Reminders

It's also a great time to review drop-off / pick-up procedures:

-Are you parking on Harvey St. by the grove of trees to drop-off in the morning? If so, please walk your child to a staff member in the front of the building rather than sending him/her to walk alone. Please also avoid blocking residential driveways and bus traffic.

-All students should enter the building at the front entry. The only students entering from the back of the building should be bus riders.

-As a reminder, cars must remain in a single file line on County Road 200. Once in the school's driveway, cars may merge into the appropriate PK/K or 1st/2nd grade lane. (We have observed that some cars are driving past the line of cars on CR 200, turning into the fire lane, and then cutting into their lane in front of all of the cars who are following the appropriate car line procedures. Be kind in line!)

-No in-person pick-up after 3:00pm until the car line is finished. As we work to dismiss our students in a timely and orderly fashion, we must keep the front entry/exit doors uncrowded. As a result, parents needing to check their students out must do so before 3:00pm or after the car line is finished.

Other general reminders:

-Help us keep the line moving as quickly and safely as possible by staying in your car, seating your student on the right side of the vehicle, and giving goodbye hugs and kisses before the drop-off line!

Day of service

January 17, 2022 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and for BCISD students, it is also a school day. Traditionally, BCISD has held school on MLK day to educate students about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that "life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'" The districts goal is for "students to learn about the contributions and sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in service projects on their campus and around the community."

PreK - make cards and sing for residents at Country Oaks Assisted Living and Pafford Place

Kindergarten - make and deliver treats for the local Fire and Police Department

1st Grade - make and deliver treats to local healthcare workers at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital

2nd Grade - pick up trash at the local YMCA parks

Pictures coming soon! Keep an eye on our Facebook page!

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January is School Board Recognition Month!

Be sure to send your appreciation to Burnet CISD's volunteers who serve on our school board!

Andy Feild

Angela Moore

Earl Foster

Ross Behrens

Robby Robertson

Suzanne Brown

Mark Kincaid


As a reminder, the 10-day COVID isolation rule for students has not changed. The current guidance from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is for COVID-positive students to isolate until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset or testing positive, be fever-free, and other symptoms have improved. Fever-free means for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications (Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit or higher).

It is possible that the DSHS isolation rule for COVID-positive students may be updated in the near future. Watch your email for news of any updates.

You may review the District's COVID protocols, access the BCISD Self-Reporting form, and view the BCISD COVID-19 Case Dashboard by clicking the button below.

Behind the scenes at SGE last week...

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Pre-K award recipients for the 1st semester!

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Kindergarten award recipients for the 1st semester!

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1st grade award recipients for the 1st semester!

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2nd grade award recipients for the 1st semester!

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These two boys were Caught with Character! They were recognized for:

-Always wanting to help others

-Showing kindness to a new student in class and making sure the new student felt welcome

Academics + Character = Success

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Celebrating Officer Bertelson, our SRO!
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Setting New Year's resolutions!

Ongoing BCISD & SGE Reminders and Links


How do I request a change in transportation?

-student's full name

-student's grade level

-student's homeroom teacher

-the transportation change you want made for today (bus to car, car to bus, etc)

In order to ensure a smooth dismissal process for all students, requests made after 1:30pm will not be processed. Notes, phone calls, text messages and emails sent to any other email will not be processed.

Visitors are welcome for lunch!

We are happy to announce that because of the continued decline in COVID case numbers, parents are once again permitted to visit Burnet CISD elementary campuses for lunch. Visitors will continue to be restricted during breakfast time so that the instructional day can begin without any delays.

Please read the following important information carefully prior to visiting during lunch beginning December 1st:

  • Because of previous visitor restrictions, we realize there may be a high demand to come for lunch, especially in the first few weeks. Large number of visitors will cause a delay of the check-in process at front offices. You can help by having your ID ready when going through the check-in process.

  • Visitor seating is limited, and we request parents limit their lunch visits to no more than one time a week. If we are unable to safely and efficiently accommodate the demand of lunch time visitors, we may need to implement protocols such as assigned days by alpha or a pre-registration system.

  • Because of supply chain issues in the food service industry, any visitors for lunch must bring their own food to ensure that we can reliably feed all students.

  • Only those individuals listed as an emergency contact for a child are permitted to visit for lunch.

  • A separate table will be designated for lunch visitors and their student. Friends of the child being visited are not permitted to join. Outside food may not be shared with friends of the student.

  • Lunch visitors are permitted in the cafeteria.

  • Please be respectful of the student’s instructional schedule. The student should return to the classroom with his/her classmates when the lunch time ends.

The health of the community is a driving piece in the ability to keep the campus open to visitors. As stated in the BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services plan, the District DOES expect each individual to screen himself/herself prior to arriving on BCISD property. An individual with symptoms of a contagious illness should remain home.

Click the link to read the complete document.

BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by clicking here.

Shady Grove Elementary School

7:15am Office Opens

7:15am Student Drop Off/Breakfast

7:40am School Begins

7:45am Tardy Bell

9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30pm Transportation changes due, please email:

3:20pm Student Dismissal

4:00pm Office/School Closes