January 22, 2021
Dates to Remember
January - School Board Appreciation Month
01/22 - PTO Virtual Family Bingo Night (details below in the PTO section)
01/25 - PTO Crust Spirit Day | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM - Alden Bridge Location
01/26 - Dr. Null's YouTube Live Update @ 6:00 PM
02/01 - 02/05 - School Counselor Appreciation Week
02/09 - Spring Picture Day
02/12 - Holiday - No School
02/15 - Presidents' Day - No School
03/12 - 03/19 - Spring Break - No School
A Message from Dr. Lambert
First off, I want to encourage everyone to participate in the PTO's Virtual Family Bingo Night tonight. It starts at 6:00, and the information you need to participate is at the bottom of this edition of the Bush Banner in the PTO section. It sounds like it will be great fun, and there are some amazing prizes for the winners ... if I do say so myself. Thank you to the PTO Board for continuing to think of ways to connect us as a community even in these times.
On another note, I want to let all of you know that I will be out of the building for a little while. I will continue to work from home and will be accessible by phone and email. I was determined to have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. This contact did not take place at Bush. I continue to wear a mask and social distance. As we know, these measures help mitigate the spread of COVID. I encourage everyone to continue to wear a mask and ask you to have your children wear masks at school.
I am not symptomatic, and I am quarantining per Conroe ISD COVID protocols. I share my contact simply to explain why your children will not see me in the building for a little while. I will continue to create the announcements, take part in meetings and staff development through Zoom, and communicate with parents, families, and community members. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything from me.
Have a fantastic weekend! I hope you find time to do something you love and share time with the people you love.
Take good care,
Dr. Jarod Lambert
Message from our Front Office
- All transportation changes need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2:00 PM each day.
- Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
- Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
- All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
- Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
- Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
- Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch (one each per child each day) are free in the cafeteria this school year.
- Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.
Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609
Please provide the following information when reporting COVID symptoms, a known COVID direct exposure, or COVID test results:
· Date of onset of symptoms
· Date of direct exposure
· Is positive family member able to totally isolate from members in household · Email copy of COVID test results to Nurse Cheryl email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The earliest return to school date will be determined from this information.
PLEASE NOTE: Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following: Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results. Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.
Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:
1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
2. AND child has improved symptoms.
3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Muscle or body aches
· New loss of taste or smell
· Sore throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Nausea or vomiting
· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html
PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.
MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.
Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.
CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:
Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.
Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email email@example.com or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.
CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:
In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
Conroe ISD's School Messenger
All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.
We hope you join us for our 1st Virtual Family Bingo Night.
TONIGHT, January 22 at 6 PM.
There will be prizes!
Round 1 Winner: Night Time Story Zoom with Dr. Lambert
Round 2 Winner: Shooting Hoops with Dr. Lambert
Round 3 Winner: Read a story to your favorite class via Zoom
The 2nd and 3rd people to get a bingo in each round have a chance to win either a gift card or Bush Spirit Wear. There will even be a chance to win a 2020-2021 yearbook!
It is going to be so much fun!
TONIGHT at 6 PM, log onto Zoom with this link:
Meeting ID: 981 2511 5258
Instructions for accessing your bingo cards the night of the event:
Below you will find 3 links for our 3 rounds that we are going to play. When you click the first link you will see the following screen:
Type your Family's name in the "blank" then click "Generate Card." This is your own unique bingo card. When playing the game click a box to mark your card and click a box again to unmark it. Follow the same instructions for the 2nd and 3rd links.
Please note, you will not be able to generate your bingo cards until our game hosts have "unlocked" the game on the night of the event. You will NOT need to print your cards. Everything will be done on your device.
SignUp and donate $10 to help sponsor a February luncheon honoring our Bush staff. Each donation buys a staff member’s lunch, which includes: an HEB True Texas BBQ Loaded Baked Potato and a serving of Banana Pudding.
Click Here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa4a623aaf94-february) to Donate!
Send us your BINGO NIGHT PHOTOS!
Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!
Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.
The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.