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January 8, 2021 - January 22, 2021


Upcoming Important Dates

Jan 11- 17

  • The window opens for parents to change their child(ren)s learning option for the 3rd grading period
Jan 15
  • Remote Learning Day for all students

Jan 18

  • No School - Student Holiday
Jan 28

  • Spirit Night at Willie's Ice House
Feb 8
  • Report Cards are available via the Home Access Center (HAC)

Inclement Weather

Message from Dr. Reilly

We had our very first inclement weather day earlier this week. Generally speaking, we only have one or two of these each year. As a reminder, inclement weather will only be called when there is SEVERE weather (lightning, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadic activity, etc.). If you have a hiker-biker, please note that they will NOT be released in inclement weather, even if an adult is waiting. We will send out a School Messenger notification (as long as we have power), we will post to all school social media sites, and we will place hot pink signs in the windows of the H/B exits. All H/B will be sent home via their alternate mode of transportation. You selected your child's alternate plan at the beginning of the year. If the back up is car rider, you should already have a car rider number and you will need to enter the car rider line. If you need a number, please email farneyfrontdesk@cfisd.net. Otherwise, students will be sent home via the bus. Please remember that it takes ALL of our staff to release students safely in an inclement weather situation. Not having your alternate plan in place will cause significant delays. Click the link for additional details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vuPNMqDFYZWq9C4dw2jLvoQpMuPcABVG1QeDRDS0SF8/edit?usp=sharing .

Learning Option-3rd grading period

Elementary parents may make changes to students' learning option for the 3rd grading period between Jan. 11-17. A follow-up letter will be sent on Jan. 11 with instructions on how to make the change.
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From the PTO

Just a quick line to say... THANK YOU Farney families for showing your support at our monthly Spirit Nights! We wanted to let our wonderful families know that we earned $1400 for our school at our last Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night! This is fantastic and we could not have done it without YOUR support!

Be on the lookout for upcoming Spirit Night dates and we look forward to seeing you all there.

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Spirit Shop Door Drop

Is your student missing on-campus Spirit Shop? We are too. So our PTO came up with something new and fun to offer to our Falcons this year... Spirit Shop Door Drop! Using the link below, your student can purchase a package to be delivered to the doorstep of a Farney friend of their choice. Delivery will be on Friday February 5, 2021. This fun surprise will be offered once a month so be sure and look out for each month's delivery date!

Click the link below to learn more:

The Next Remote Learning Day is January 15th

Mark Your Calendar-Remote Learning

Please make note of remaining Remote Learning Days: January 15, February 12, March 12, April 12, and May 17. Click link below for additional details.

Library Lowdown

Library Curbside Permanent Time Change-

To learn more about curbside service, click HERE

Counselor's Corner

Our January Core Essential is Responsibility!

Gifted and Talented Nominations

Students who will be testing this month should have received a letter with all of the testing information. Connect students received an email with the information.

Please contact Shannon Zepeda with any questions.

Shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net 281 373-2860

Release of Information Forms

If you are needing Behavior Rating Scales completed or are wanting the school to communicate with an outside entity, private tutor, doctor etc. , you will need to complete a Release of Information Form for this school year. You can request this form through the counseling office. When asking teachers to complete Behavior Rating Scales, you will need to give one week’s notice to allow teachers ample time to complete the forms. These forms will be faxed directly to the doctor’s office and you will be notified once this is completed.

Credit By Exam

Although the application window has closed to be able to skip a grade for the current 20-21 school year, there are 2 opportunities available during the year to test to skip for the 21-22 school year. Please see the district website for testing dates and application deadlines..

District Information for Credit By Exam

Credit By Exam Notice and Application

Application Due Dates to skip grade for the 2021-2022 school year

February testing application due by January 25

Summer testing application due by May 28

Free Rapid Covid-19 Tests

COVID-19 rapid testing is available for CFISD students and staff. Learn more at http://www.cfisd.net/covid19.

Spirit Days

Spirit Days will be on FRIDAYS! Whether you are at school or at home we hope you join us in showing your Falcon pride!! The Farney PTO Spirit Shop is open and ready to help you get the spirit wear you need for this year! Past Spirit Shirts (2018-2019), Farney Mom, and more are on our site for purchase! https://farneypto.membershiptoolkit.com/store
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Breakfast and Lunch

Cy-Fair Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch at no cost to ALL children 18 & younger through June 30, 2021, for both face-to-face students and at Curbside CONNECT. Please visit our page for info & updates.https://bit.ly/3p3onNc

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays will be recognized on the announcements. Treats and/or birthday party invitations may NOT be passed out at school.

Parents may choose to purchase a birthday book donation for their students. Contact the librarian Allison Sykes for more information.

Email: allison.sykes@cfisd.net

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