Negley Navigator News
February 27, 2021
CAPTAIN CROWTHER'S CORNER
Ahoy Navigator Parents!
It was GREAT to be back at school and see all our Navigators! Now, just 2 very busy weeks and then it will be Spring Break! Time does seem to be going very quickly.
A few items of interest that are coming up. First next Saturday, March 6, is the big day! The NEGLEY RACES!!! Please participate if you can.
We also will be having Spring Photos by Lifetouch on Tuesday, March 9. More information will be coming to you about this. These photos will NOT be in the yearbook, but you will have them as a memento for this year.
PTA News - NEGLEY RACES!
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Register online at negleyraces.com
Online registration closes Monday, March 1 📌
WE NEED RACE VOLUNTEERS!
All types — packet stuffing, registration, course monitors!
Thank you to our race shirt text sponsors!
Divided Sky Roofing & Exteriors
Kyle Animal Hospital — Serving Hays County pets since 1996
Kyle Family & Injury Chiropractic, WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK!
Johnny Romero Heating & Air Conditioning
The NICU Dad
Code Ninjas - Kids have fun, parents see results
Esperanza Orosco Hays CISD Board of Trustees
Negley PTA President
Daily Health Checks
*Asking your child how they are feeling
*Look at their face and eyes! This is the FIRST thing we look at when a child is sent to the nurse. Their little eyes will tell you how they are feeling way before symptoms often begin.
If they do not feel well, PLEASE do not send them to school. They can meet with their teacher virtually. If they feel better later in the morning, bring them on in!
Important Student Absence Information! Please read and register your child in Schoology
With this year being a little different than any before, we are constantly trying to improve our procedures to make things as simple as possible for you and your student(s). That being said, we have come up with a new way to ensure that your student gets attendance credit for any day that they miss school, but are at home still working!
In Schoology, your student will need to go to “Courses”, listed at the top of the page, and click on “NES ATTENDANCE”. From there, click on their grade, and then open the pdf. Doing this will ensure that your student gets attendance credit for that day. Please be aware that if your student it out multiple days, you will need to follow this process DAILY. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kaci at the front desk, 512-268-8501, and/or email email@example.com.
We know rest is best when your student is not feeling well, so if your student is not up to doing any work due to illness, please be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can code the absence correctly!
To view the update, click the link below:
CHARACTER TRAIT FOR FEBRUARY - GRATITUDE
In the month of February our school will be focused on the character trait GRATITUDE! Our kids will be learning what it means to show gratitude and appreciation for those around us.
Who is your child grateful for at Negley? It could be a staff member, fellow students, etc. Let's spread this love and gratitude!
This is the link for students to share their gratitude for fellow Navigators.
Made with love by Negley Elementary
Negley is working to complete the third activity for No Place for Hate and we need your help! If you would like to donate chalk, please send to Ms. Winn’s office. We are preparing for our kindness in chalk project which will be for both the in person and virtual learning community.
Counselors Care February 2021 Newsletter: Friendship & Connection Edition
January Counselors Care Newsletter: Virtual Career Day sign up inside!
December Counselors Care Newsletter: Covid Relief Resources Inside!
Counselor's Care newsletter for November.
Schoology SEL access codes:
Recipient of 2010 ADL “Excellence in Education” Award
Recipient of 2018-19 HaysCISD Elementary Counselor Ambassador Award
Negley Elementary School Counselor
Office Phone During Distance Learning: 512-256-6464
Negley Elementary School Counseling Website:
Negley Yearbooks - Deadlines are quickly approaching!
The 2020-2021 Yearbook is officially on sale! Head to balfour.com and enter Negley Elementary to reserve your copy for $25! This is the early-bird price (through March 13).
If you have any questions, please contact Chrissie Doerr at email@example.com. Thank you!
- Gator Reader Program, a program that encourages students to read with their parents often. The goal is to read 100 books together over the course of the year. Once your kindergartener finishes one sheet, he/she will turn it in, get a small prize and get a new recording sheet. When they complete all 4 sheets, they will have read 100 books and receive the official GATOR READER T-shirt! Here is a link to the letter and recording log.
Library Lessons on Schoology Access Codes by Grade Level:
Nuggets from Nurse Jill
Dear Negley Parents,
Just some quick reminders about COVID protocol regarding clearance for campus:
If your student stays home for illness, please do the following:
Notify the nurse ASAP via office phone or email.
Forward any doctor’s notes or test results to me to clear your student for campus.
If anyone in your household gets a test for COVID, please do the following:
· Keep all students home until you get results
· Notify the nurse ASAP
· This applies to all your students on any/all campuses
If your student comes in close contact with a COVID-positive individual outside of school, please do the following:
· Keep your student home
· Notify the nurse ASAP
· If your student is at school when you are notified of the exposure, please make plans to pick them up ASAP.
On 1/4/21, Hays CISD began using the modified close contact quarantine guidelines that the CDC released in December. This means instead of a 14 day quarantine after close contact a person may be able to quarantine for 7-10 days. The determination of whether a person quarantines for 7 or 10 days after close contact with someone who has been determined to have COVID-19 is based on the absence of symptoms and whether or not the person has received a negative covid-19 PCR test.
· If a quarantined individual remains symptom free AND receives a negative covid-19 PCR (not rapid) test result that was collected on or after day 5 of quarantine, they may return to work/school after day 7 of quarantine.
· If a quarantined individual remains symptom free and does not take a covid-19 test during their quarantine, they may return to work/school after day 10 of quarantine.
We will then track this and follow up with you to ensure when it is safe for your student to be back on campus.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me at any time with any questions or concerns.
Thank you and be safe and well.
Jill Wenzel, RN, BSN
School Nurse, Negley Elementary
Check out Nurse Jill's Virtual Clinic: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nSHmtmJE0b-auM-ovxkzSJkxWzebbtUABPE764bOTs0/preview?rm=minimal&slide=id.p
Important Upcoming Dates to Remember
Please check the calendar often as it will be updated on a weekly basis.
28: Last day to Vote in the HEB Texas Loves Teachers campaign!
6: Negley 5K Races
9: LIFETOUCH PICTURE DAY - more info to come!
9: General PTA meeting
12: ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING DAY - TEACHER PLANNING DAY
14: Daylight Savings Time Begins
15 - 19: SPRING BREAK
22: Students back for learning!
2: NO SCHOOL FOR ANYONE: Student/Staff holiday
16: ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING DAY - TEACHER PLANNING DAY
20: General PTA meeting
9: Mother's Day
14: ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING DAY - TEACHER PLANNING DAY
27: Last Day for Students
28: Last Day for Teachers
31: Memorial Day
Cut-off dates for instructional preference
Below are the cut-off dates for parents to change instructional options for each nine-week grading period. Please go into the Parent Portal and make sure you have the correct choice picked for the 4th 9 weeks.
4th Nine Weeks = 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
Cut off: 3/22/21
Remember to bring your picture ID - always!
This does not apply to evening activities - just the school day.
ALL FAMILIES WILL NEED A TRANSPORTATION TAG IF THEY WILL BE PICKING UP THEIR CHILD FROM CAMPUS.
These tags are super important for picking up your child at dismissal. Each family has a distinct number - it is your family number. Instead of calling out your child's name for all to hear, we call your family number. Each family will receive 2 cards and 3 round discs that need to be attached to your child's backpack. If you need extras for another adult that may be picking up your child , just let our Receptionist, Ms. Goodman know when she gives you your original. There will be a $1.00 charge for extra cards OR to replace a lost card after this initial pick up. This fee is to help us with replacement materials. So - the first ones are FREE, but later on there will be the small charge.
PLEASE EMAIL MS. GOODMAN TO SCHEDULE A TIME TO PICK UP YOUR TRANSPORTATION TAGS or STOP BY THE RECEPTION AREA.
If you are picking up your child in the car rider line, these tags can hang from your passenger side visor using a rubber band or from your rearview mirror. It makes it easy for us to see and call your number. If you do not have your car tag, you will be asked to drive to the front office and present your ID in order to pick up your child.
If you are walking to the school to pick up your child, you will need to show your tag to your child's teacher OR the teacher on duty. They will check the number on the card with the tag attached to your child's backpack before releasing your student to you.
Schoology Updates! - Parent Resource videos!
Here is the link to the Parent Resources:
Parents can click at the top on the 8:30 English time and it will load the recorded You Tube Live Video of the training. If they scroll a little further on the page the slides presentation is there and further down are more Schoology resources.
Here is your SCHOOLOGY login information:
- URL = https://hayscisd.schoology.com
- Your username =
- Your password =
If you have difficulty logging in after allowing 24 hours for the system to update, please contact Technology Help Desk: HelpDesk@hayscisd.net (512) 268-7676
Thank you for your patience as we work through this new system.
Use this link for additional instructions: SCHOOLOGY Instructions (English)
Aquí está su información de acceso a la SCHOOLOGY:
- URL = https://hayscisd.schoology.com
- Su nombre de usuario =
- Su contraseña =
Si tiene dificultades para iniciar sesión después de esperar 24 horas para que el sistema se actualice, comuníquese con Technology Help Desk: HelpDesk@hayscisd.net (512) 268-7676
Gracias por su paciencia mientras trabajamos en este nuevo sistema.
Utilice el enlace para obtener instrucciones adicionales: SCHOOLOGY Instrucciones (en Español)