Weekly Updates from Mrs. Cervantes - Jan. 9, 2022

Coyote Ridge Families,

Happy 2022! I hope you all had a wonderful break with your kiddos! It has been great to see their smiling faces back for the spring semester.

The district continues to monitor COVID cases each day, and please know that we at CRE are dedicated to maintaining procedures to help mitigate the spread of illnesses. I know it is so incredibly difficult to determine if symptoms are a result of common cold, allergies, or COVID, so I empathize with all of you parents during these times. As per district expectation, I will send an email via Skylert each day to CRE accounts that there is one or more positive case(s) reported on campus. Parents of students identified as close contacts will get an additional and separate email notifying them of this.

In this newsletter, you'll find information on temporarily pausing lunch visitors, attendance reminders, Gmail problems, International Cultural Week, SSA camp opportunity, school cafeteria meals, PTA membership and spirit wear information, and calendar updates.

Thank you for your support, and I hope you have a wonderful week.

--Padgett Cervantes, Principal

Lunch Visitors - Important Update

At this time all LISD elementary schools will not have lunch visitors this week as the district continues to monitor Covid cases. We will return to lunch visitors as soon as possible and will keep you updated.

CRE Attendance Letter

Please please this important reminder letter from our Assistant Principal, Corry Thompson, regarding attendance policies, including late arrivals and early pickups.

Google/gmail - Continued Issues

Parents, you received an email last month from LISD Technology regarding Google/gmail emails not coming through to some LISD email accounts. Google is aware of this situation, however there is not a specific timeline for a resolution. If you have not received a response within 24 hours from an email sent from your gmail account, please contact our main school office to be able to leave a phone message.

International Culture Week coming soon!

COYOTE RIDGE Celebration of Cultures around the World


In January, CRE will be hosting a week of cultural activites for your student and family to be involved. We welcome family participation and look forward to the week of celebration of cultures around the world.

Please click the International Cultural Week link below to read the details and ways in which you can be involved. We love the diversity at CRE and welcome your participation!

SSA Camps

Attached below is a flyer advertising two campus coming up (sports and news).

School Meals

School meals will be free for all students this year, but we encourage qualifying families to sign up for the Free & Reduced program to receive numerous other benefits! It's meals and so much more:

Please see below for the link to Breakfast/Lunch menus.

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Coyote Ridge PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)

Parents, we invite you to join the CRE PTA! Along with spirit wear sales will be online membership and registration. I encourage ALL parents/guardians and staff to join, and we will continue to aim for 100% membership. Please remember that your membership dues go to support the school with items and programs that directly and positively impact your child's learning experience at CRE. Your membership also helps us have a collective voice in matters that impact education as a whole. Your membership in no way obligates you to any specific volunteer tasks or participation in meetings, but we'd love to have you! We proudly aim for 100% CRE staff participation, and we'd love to get as many families in as possible. Grandparents, neighbors, and community members are welcome members as well!

To join PTA and/or order CRE Spirit Wear, click on our CRE PTA website below and follow the steps. REMINDER: Membership dues go to support the school with programs directly impacting our students learning experience at CRE. Joining the PTA, in no way obligates you to specific volunteer events or participation in meeting. We would love to have you join, but there is NO obligation.

Coyote Ridge PTA Website -

Thank you for partnering with us this school year!

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Mark Your Calendars!

  • 1/14. Spirit Day: Decade Day - pick your favorite decade and dress accordingly :-)
  • 1/14. Spirit Day: Wacky Hair Day
  • 1/24 - 1/28. International Cultural Week