CFES Trail Guide for Parents
Blazing the trail to excellence
Week of August 31st
WELCOME NEW CFES STAFF!
The staff and I are excited about this week and the many ways we will finally get to engage with our students and families. We have waited patiently for the Return to Excellence and know that CFES will begin Blazing the Trail to Excellence next Tuesday morning. This newsletter is full of information so please review it carefully. I'm sure it will provide many answers to your questions. I know that this school year provides some challenges and worries as well as some excitement and new adventures. Just know that I am confident that we will get through it all by working together and letting our Creekside Forest Spirit shine daily. I can't wait to see you all this week virtually for some events and at our Back to School/Meet the Staff Kickoff Thursday in our front parking lot. Our staff is busy preparing their campsite just for you! Please take a moment to view the video linked below.
Have a great week and please continue to take care of yourself and each other.
CFES Camp Director
Schoology- TISD new Learning Management System for all students and families- For this week, we just wanted you to know that it is coming! TISD will be notifying parents/families once student access is granted for all TISD students. (This will most likely be at the end of this week).
In order to access, students will need to know their Gmail email which is their student ID number followed by @elem.tomballschools.net. Parents can email your child’s teacher once school begins to get their child’s ID number if needed
First PTO Spirit Night
Support Creekside Forest with a delicious meal delivered right to your doorstep. We are partnering with Holy Smokes BBQ for our first spirit night of the school year! Delicious smoked meats and sides with no laboring over the backyard smoker in this heat, who could ask for more convenience?!
Follow the directions on the flyer to text your order prior to September 14th. Be sure to select a delivery date (either September 17 or September 18), then sit back and wait for the doorbell to ring. It's that easy!
New Elementary School Hours
Are you still needing school supplies?
Kindergarten School Supply Kit
** Delivery of supplies - If your student will be attending face to face, the kit will be delivered directly to their homeroom. If your student is a CFES Tomball Virtual School student, the kit will be given to you when you pick up your student's educational resources.
Daily Schedules for CFES/TVS Students
**Parents click the links below to access the daily schedule for your child. Please note that there is a combination of time when students will be working live with their teacher and when they will be working independently.
Kindergarten CFES TVS Schedule
How to Contact the TISD Help Desk
The Tomball ISD Technology Help Desk is here to help our CFES families. If you have any technology questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the TISD Help Desk. You can reach them at 281-357-3052 x 4001. This link will take you to the Technology Staff emails. Office hours are 7:30-4:00 Monday through Friday. They will be able to assist you if you need help logging into Classlink and accessing Schoology within Classlink and resetting your password. For instructional needs, you may contact Digital Learning. Mrs. Nieman’s is your Digital Learning contact. Her google voice number is 281-594-7450. If you are having issues with your chromebook, please contact Ms. Hock email@example.com to set up an appointment. TISD Technology is here to help.
Drive through Educational Resource Distribution (CFES TVS families only)
Tuesday, September 1:
All parents with a student(s) enrolled in CFES TVS should plan to come and pick up materials in the back bus parking lot. (the parking lot off of Creekside Green)
**Please note that this is simply a general distribution that will take place as a drive through. Supplies will be brought to your vehicle. All of the opportunities for students to meet their teacher and staff will take place the following week.
Wednesday, September 2:
Second chance opportunity if you have a conflict with above times:
Wednesday, September 2nd from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
If you are unable to pick up during your scheduled time or the second chance time please contact Christie Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.
CFES families, we would like to make the first day of school special with a smooth transition, so we have created a Happy Camper sign for your child. This Happy Camper sign is especially made to welcome your cougar back to CFES. We are requesting that Kinder and First grade students print, color, and fill out their name, teacher, how they will go home, and how they are feeling. It is optional for Second through Fifth grade students. They can carry this into the building with them. We will greet them upon entry whether they are a bus rider, car rider, daycare, or biker/walker. We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Student morning arrival: All students arriving by car should remain in their vehicle and pull up in the car rider drop off zones. Once the 8:10 bell rings, staff will be out to welcome you inside and help students. For safety and health reasons, only CFES students may exit their vehicle.
- Face to Face Health and Safety Guidelines
- CFES families, TISD has put safety precautions into place for a smooth transition for bus riders for our F2F students. Below is the link with parent suggestions as well as TISD bus driver safety precautions. For further questions, please contact Transportation at 281-357-3193. Important information for all families utilizing TISD bus services
Starting August 26th Nurse Jennifer will begin accepting medications by appointment only due to our district’s current safety measures. Any prescription or over the counter medication will need to be dropped off prior to the first day of school. Please contact Nurse Jennifer by email at email@example.com to schedule an appointment for medication drop off. Please remember that all prescription medication must have a signed order from a physician to be administered at school. You can provide a MD signed action plan or they can sign the medication permission form. Links are included below for your convenience.
1st - CFES TVS Educational Resource Distribution (details above)
1st - Virtual Meet the Teacher for students from 6 - 7 pm (This is a live event at the scheduled time).
2nd - Second Chance for CFES TVS to pick up Educational Resources (details above)
2nd - Virtual Parent Information Night- Information will be sent at 3:00 p.m. (recorded to watch on your own time)
3rd - Drive through Meet the Staff and Back to School Kick Off
All families from both camps are encouraged to drive through the front parking lot during your scheduled time (alpha by last name)
- 9:00-10:00 A-F
- 10:00-11:00 G-M
- 1:30-2:30 N-Z
7th - Labor Day Holiday
8th - First Day of School for all students