Husky Howler

February 2022

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Message from our School Principal

Parents thank you for sending your children to school, attendance is super important for your child's success. Please remember that we open our doors at 8:20 a.m. every day for students to come in. Our tardy bell rings at 8:40 a.m. all students must be in class by this time. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping our students get to school on time.

Parent Communication Day


Thursday’s are our Parent Communication Days so we ask that you please check all student backpacks every Thursday after school. Thank you!


Parents please make sure that your child is bringing a refillable water bottle to school every day. We are not using the water drinking fountains instead students are using our water bottle refillable stations to refill their bottles. Thank you.

**Attention Families**

School-issued Chromebooks are considered a school supply. To ensure your child’s success in the classroom remember to:


  • Charge the Chromebook every day

  • Bring the Chromebook and charger to school every day

  • It’s advisable to label your child’s Chromebook & charger to help your student learn how to keep up with their things

  • If something is wrong with your student’s Chromebook, put in a “Happy Fox” ticket as soon as possible. You can access the “Happy Fox by clicking on this link: Happy Fox Link


Our instruction and testing rely more and more on students’ access to technology. Your support on this is greatly appreciated!

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Federal School Report Card

Please use the link below to access our Federal School Report Card.

Federal School Report Card Link

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STUDENT ID PROGRAM (ZONAR)

If you would like to receive notifications when your student enters or exits the bus using their RFID enabled ID card, please login or create an account at Zpass+

Home Access Center Instructions

Press the link to login to your account in the Home Access Center

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Transportation changes

*All transportation changes must be made in writing*


Please send a written note to school with the transportation change, student’s full name, teacher’s name, a parent signature and phone number where you can be reached.

In the case of an emergency: parents may fax the school at 281-463-5529 before 3:00 p.m.



Please note: E-mail or phone changes will not be accepted.

Please remember students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned bus stop.
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Message from the Nurse

Parents, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. This is very important for everyone's safety.

Parents must screen students daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19:


1.Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms in a way that is not normal to you?

• Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00 F

• Loss of taste or smell

• Cough

• Difficulty breathing

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Shaking or exaggerated shivering

• Significant muscle pain or ache

• Diarrhea

• Nausea or vomiting


2. Have you had known close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

within the last 14 days?


**Students must stay home if they answer “yes” to any of the above.


· Students at school who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school will be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will determine whether that child can remain at school.

· Before a student may return to school, established criteria must be met as stated in the “Students Return to School Protocol”. For CFISD safety protocols and options, please read the LEAD safety plan/LEAD safety 2021-2022.

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Classlink

Student must login with their school account

Schoolcafe - Cafeteria

  • SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.
  • School Café also allows parents, students and staff to view and interact with school cafeteria menus, view nutritional analysis, ingredient and allergen information.
  • Free/Reduced Price meal applications can also be accessed and completed on School Café.
  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.
  • Call 281-897-4550 or visit the Food Production Center at 11355 Perry Road with questions and for assistance.
  • Paper applications are available upon request
Schoolcafé

Free and reduced lunch form - Create an account

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Counselor Corner

COMPASSION:

Caring enough to do something about someone else’s need.

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” -Dalai Lama

During the month of February our focus will be compassion, including positive self-talk. A person who shows compassion towards others is also able to effectively communicate while practicing acceptance and embracing our differences. When was the last time you helped someone who was struggling with something or simply needed help? What was the end result? How did you feel to lend a hand to help someone else? A person who can demonstrate compassion towards others is a better leader, employee, and friend.

TALK ABOUT IT!

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about compassion and acceptance with your child:

· What do you think compassion means and why is it important?

· What is one way you can show acceptance at school?

· What is one way you can show acceptance outside of school?

· Has anyone every made you feel accepted? Tell me about it.

· Has anyone ever come to your side when you needed help with something? Was it a teacher, friend, parent, etc.?

National School Counseling Week

This month we will also be celebrating National School Counseling Week February 7-11. The 2022 theme is “School Counseling: Better Together”. This is our opportunity to demonstrate how our Holmsley family and community work better together: school counselors, mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, families, community, and students.

Random Acts of Kindness (#RAK) Week

Random Acts of Kindness (#RAK) Week is February 13-19. Join us during this special week dedicated to keep kindness growing. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. On this day, or any day, you can spend a day with your child doing random acts of kindness.

PRACTICE IT!:

Help your child come up with a plan of acts that you can do together, then go do them! You can pay for someone’s coffee, leave kind notes on someone’s windshield, bring your neighbor flowers, and/or leave kindness rocks in your neighborhood.


Contact Information:

Ms. Ramsey & Mrs. Brown

Holmsley Elementary School

Phone: 281-463-5885

Email: Michelle.ramsey@cfisd.net

Elisabeth.brown@cfisd.net

Please contact us by phone, email, or by appointment. We are so glad our Huskies are here!

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Schoolcash

Follow the link and create an account

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Sign the parent ackowledgement form for the Chromebook 2021-2022

By signing, the parent is indicating that they agree to let their student have a CFISD chromebook for the 2021-2022 school year and that they will return any items if they leave or graduate from CFISD. There is no fee associated with signing the form and it must be completed in order fro a student to receive a CFISD Chromebook.



To access SchoolCash, visit our school website and click on the SchoolCash link.


  1. Register by selecting the "Get started today" link and fill in the required fields to create your profile or sign into an existing account
  2. After you receive the confirmation email, click the school cash link and add each of your children to your household account.
  3. Click each child's name and view items in the student account.
  4. Check out like you are making a purchase (3 page process).
  5. View receipt


If you need assistance please call 1-866-961-1803 or parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com
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Schoology

Join a teacher's schoology class to show parents how to navigate the online classroom

Message from the Registrar

Reminder to parents.

If you student is sent home from the nurse and it advised they cannot return the following day. This is considered still an absence and you must send a note excusing the absence.


****School starts at 8:40am, your student is considered late if they are not in the building by 8:40am. You must escort your student to the front office..***


Absent notes that are sent to the attendance office must have a copy of the parents ID attached. Please do not email teachers absences notes.

Watch Dogs

Are you interested in being a part of our campus Watch D.O.G.S program? This is your chance!

Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures who volunteer at least once each year at their child’s school. They change the culture of the school by giving students an opportunity to connect and interact with father-figures in a positive way at school. Your day on campus will consist of different activities including lunch duty, hallway monitoring and spending time in classes.

This year we are only welcoming one volunteer a day.

● To join our program, complete the attached registration form.

● Call or email to indicate which dates you would like to come and serve. Mrs.Valderrama will reach out to you with confirmation of your assigned date

Grace.valderrama@cfisd.net

281-463-5885- Ask to speak to Grace Valderrama

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