Roadrunner News

January, 2020

Runyan Elementary Mission

At Runyan Elementary, we are a safe and welcoming community dedicated to student-focused learning driven by high expectations for all.

Upcoming Special Events


Winter Break, December 20 - January 7 (students return to school on January 8th)

Safety Drills

Safety is our highest priority. January 8 - 10 will be a "safety week" in which we'll engage in several drills to help us be prepared in an emergency. Please help us balance the need to be prepared for an emergency with the need your child has for a feeling of safety. Talk with him/her about these experiences and offer reassurance and comfort.

2020-2021 School Calendar Feedback

Conroe ISD is seeking public input on the 2020-2021 school calendar. Feedback may be submitted from Friday, November 22, 2019, through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 via the District’s website. To review the draft calendars and provide feedback, please visit the link below.

Math Night / PreK Parent Night -- January 30th

Please mark your calendar for January 30th! We'll host Math Night from 5:30-6:30 for all K-4th graders, and our PreK teachers will host another PreK Parent Night from 6:00-6:45. We'll have snacks and fun activities for you to enjoy with your child. We hope to see you there!

Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found for any item(s) your child may have lost. We will donate unclaimed items at the end of the month.

Additional Calendar Information for December:

  • 12/20-1/7 Winter Break -- student holiday
  • 1/8 Classes resume
  • 1/14 Report cards go home
  • 1/20 School holiday
  • 1/21 Classes resume
  • 1/30 Math night at Runyan
  • 1/30 PK parent night at Runyan

PK / Kinder Bus Signs for Parents

As an added safety measure, the Transportation department began requiring those meeting a Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten student at the bus stop to have a sign identifying the student they were there to meet. These signs were distributed at the beginning of the year, but if you need a replacement, please let the front office know. Please bring the sign EVERY DAY, even if you and the bus driver have gotten to know each other by now. Drivers are directed by the transportation department to return children to school of the person meeting them doesn't have a sign, and the sign comes in very helpful in the case of a substitute driver. Thank you for your help in making sure our students are safe!

Safety Procedures

Please remember you will always need an ID when visiting the school. As a matter of procedure, we scan a visitor's ID each time s/he visits, even if s/he is well known to the school staff. Situations change, and it is important for us to always check to make sure we have the most up-to-date information on visitors to our school. We appreciate your support in our commitment to making student safety our number one priority.

The Importance of Washing Hands

Important Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our school community is our number one priority every day. At the same time, we understand everyone's time is valuable, so we also need to be efficient with the time we have. In order to maintain a safe and efficient environment with so many students, it is important for everyone to follow some basic procedures:

  • Doors open at 7:30 each morning. This is the earliest students may be dropped off for school. There is no supervision for students prior to that time, so please do not drop students off earlier than 7:30.
  • Students who dismiss as walkers must walk home. They may not be picked up by someone driving to the walker area in a car, even when the weather is bad. All students leaving school in a car must dismiss through the car-rider line, and cars may not park along the road to pick up a walker.
  • Cars may only make a right turn into the car-rider line. This means cars will have to drive West down Foster Dr. in order to turn right into the line. (Left turns will not be allowed.) Cars may join the car-rider line on Foster from Porter Road or from Cedar Crossing. Please do not make U-turns on Foster Drive, as it creates a safety hazard for drivers.
  • To make a dismissal change, parents may email the school at and include a picture of their driver's license. All dismissal change requests must be received BEFORE 2:45 so we have time to communicate the change to the dismissal duty staff.
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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.