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Serene Hills Elementary School --- July 26, 2021

WE ARE GEARING UP FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. CHECK OUT INFORMATION BELOW TO GET READY!

Upcoming Dates:

Aug. 11th: PreK/Kinder Playdate (Details below)

Aug. 17th: Meet the Teacher Day (Details below)

Aug. 18th: First Day of School

Aug. 26th: SHE PTO Back to School Picnic

Sept. 2nd: Elementary Curriculum Night (PK-2nd 5:30-6:15 PM & 3rd-5th 6:30-7:15)

Summer Office Hours

The Serene Hills Office is open Mondays-Thursdays 9 AM - 1 PM to assist visitors. These office hours will be in effect until Monday Aug. 9, 2021.

Check out the link below for information for new families (or if you just need a refresher!)

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Serene Hills Elementary PreK & Kinder Playdate!

Who: Serene Hills Elementary Incoming PreK & KG students and parents

What: PreK & Kinder Play Date

When: Aug. 11, 2021 from 10AM to 11AM

Where: Hat Creek Burger Company (Lakeway Location)

Why: Meet and greet other incoming parents while the littles play together on the playscape. Hat Creek is also donating 15% of proceeds from that day back to SHE PTO for a Spirit Day! Be sure to place your receipts in the bucket!

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LTEF Kinder Club

The Lake Travis Education Foundation (LTEF) is excited to celebrate your incoming Kindergartner! We would love to join you and your family in kicking off your child's school experience in a special way.


LTEF will be hosting a KinderClub Car Parade on Sunday, Aug. 15th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Located at Lake Travis High School, 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, TX 78738


Register to pick up your LT Class of 2034 youth T-shirt and Kinder Goodie Bag to kick off the year at the Kinder Club Car Parade!


To join LTEF Kinder Club, a gracious $25+ donation* provides you with membership in the LTEF Kinder Club, and you will receive a youth LT Class of 2034 t-shirt and goodie bag for your Kinder student!


The Lake Travis Education Foundation (LTEF) mission is to raise funds to support exemplary education for all students throughout the Lake Travis Independent School District!

*If you're in need of financial assistance to join, please contact us at 512.533.6010 or via email at kauffmank@ltisdschools.org

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First Day of School: Aug. 18th

First Day of School - August 18
  • Doors open at 7:20 AM.
  • School day 7:40-3:00
  • Parents that wish to walk their children back to class may do so this first short week. On the first day ONLY, parents can forgo signing in. However, the rest of the week and all year, we must abide by our safety and security protocols and have all visitors raptor in. Please plan accordingly.

Reminders for Day 1

1) All families will be receiving one car tag per family. This will come home with one of your students on day 1. For the first day of school, if you will pick your students up via car, please have their names written on a sheet of paper for you to hold up. This will help our staff call for your student when you arrive for dismissal. Please work with your children to learn their car tag number to ensure dismissal runs as smoothly as possible.


2) Walkers- Most students will also come home with a Smart Tag attached to their backpacks after the first day. Please take a picture of each students' Smart Tag on your phone. If you are picking your student up from the Walker Porch, you will need to show a picture of your Smart Tag to the staff member on duty for your student to be released to you. Is a neighbor picking up your child? Update this change as an exception in the Smart Tag system and send your neighbor the picture of your child's Smart Tag to show our staff when they arrive to pick up your child.


3) Your students' teachers will communicate to you when your students will have PE. Please remember to have your students wear tennis shoes on those days.


4) We are excited for our families to join our Serene Hills community. It is such a wonderful place to be! My staff is completely understanding of the nerves the students will be feeling, especially for new to campus students, and will meet them with kindness and compassion. We will have numerous adults available to help navigate the students to their classrooms. The teachers will be waiting outside their classroom doors to greet them.

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Message From Nurse Bobbi:

Hello!


I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


Emergency care plans must be updated every school year. Please see the following forms if your child has asthma, seizures or allergies requiring epinephrine. Any forms completed over the summer can be faxed to 512-533-7401 or emailed to robertsbo@ltisdschools.org.


If your child is getting vaccines over the summer, please make sure all records are signed/stamped by the doctor. Feel free to email robertsbo@ltisdschools.org or fax the records to 512-533-7401. All 5th grade medical files will transfer over to the middle school campus nurse. Any updated vaccines should be sent to the new nurse :) !


I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!

Water-Bottle Filling Stations

As part of our COVID-19 Safety Protocols for the 2021-2022 school year, all drinking fountains will be closed for use. Serene Hills has a total of four water bottle filling stations on campus. Please send your child with a refillable water bottle, labeled with their first and last name to ensure our students stay refreshed and hydrated. These bottles will be sent home daily to be cleaned and sanitized at home.

Yearbooks

2020-2021 Yearbooks are available for pick-up in the front office. The office is open from 9AM to 1PM Mondays through Thursdays. We still have a limited amount of extra yearbooks available to purchase if you didn't make a pre-order.

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The Serene Hills Elementary community commits to engaging every student in innovative, collaborative learning focused on growth and to igniting a passion for learning in which everyone is valued.