Bush Banner

January 29, 2021

Dates to Remember

February

02/01 - 02/05 - School Counselor Appreciation Week

02/09 - Spring Picture Day

02/12 - Holiday - No School

02/15 - Presidents' Day - No School


March

03/12 - 03/19 - Spring Break - No School

Fall Picture Retake Orders

Retake picture orders will be received the same way original orders were received. If orders were placed online, pictures will be shipped to the home address. Otherwise, pictures will ship to the school.


Questions can be directed to Photo Texas. The Photo Texas web site is http://phototexasphotography.com. The company can also be reached by phone at 512-617-7780 or 800-883-6463.


Questions can also be directed to Mrs. Garcia at cgarcia@conroeisd.net or 936-709-1607.

Message from our Front Office

  • All transportation changes need to be emailed to bush@conroeisd.net before 2:00 PM each day.
  • Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
  • Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch (one each per child each day) are free in the cafeteria this school year.
  • Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.
Big picture

Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609

Please provide the following information when reporting COVID symptoms, a known COVID direct exposure, or COVID test results:

· Date of onset of symptoms

· Date of direct exposure

· Is positive family member able to totally isolate from members in household · Email copy of COVID test results to Nurse Cheryl clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net. The earliest return to school date will be determined from this information.


PLEASE NOTE: Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following: Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results. Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:

· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:

1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

2. AND child has improved symptoms.

3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.

· Chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html


PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.


MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.


Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.


CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:

Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.


Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email clkirchner@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.

CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:

In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

936-709-1609


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant

epadillaguerrer@conroeisd.net

Big picture
Big picture

Save the Date!

Cyber Safety Parent Awareness Presentation


Please join us Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm or Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 am via Zoom for a Cyber Safety parent presentation by Sydney Zuiker of Crime Stoppers Houston. There are a plethora of cyber safety concerns and forms of online victimization. In this presentation you will get a brief overview of potential online dangers, cybercrime trends, popular social media and gaming platforms, and online monitoring tools to assist you in keeping your student safe while using the internet.

Zoom Link - Tuesday, February 23rd 6:30pm

https://conroeisd.zoom.us/j/84467063970?pwd=bmhZR0ZNTmJudjdtYllLSWFCZ0ttQT09


Meeting ID: 844 6706 3970

Passcode: Bobcats


Zoom Link - Thursday, February 25th 10:00am

https://conroeisd.zoom.us/j/85152860929?pwd=ZnAzMVA0aXdNWFZVMFdZTVZRVzJKUT09


Meeting ID: 851 5286 0929

Passcode: Bobcats


National School Counseling Week

February 1st - February 5th


So what does an elementary school counselor do? Sarah Kirk, an elementary counselor in Norman, Oklahoma describes one of our roles in these words. “The role of the school counselor is often misunderstood because it is unique. At the forefront of everything that a school counselor does is relationships. Studies have shown that if students have someone that loves and believes in them, their outcomes are far greater. We know that students cannot learn at high levels without first having their basic needs met. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs tells us that humans first need food, water, warmth, and rest. Immediately following, humans need to feel safe and secure. Feeling loved is next. A school counselor has a unique role of ensuring that those vital first three layers are met. And those needs must be met before anything else can occur.”


Meeting the needs of our students is one of the many roles school counselors perform. For more information on school counseling in Conroe ISD, check your student’s Tuesday folder for a counseling flyer. Click here to visit the Counselor’s Corner on the Bush website for Bush Elementary counseling information or feel free to contact me by phone or email.


Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office

Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families


Sincerely,

Angie McGhee

amcghee@conroeisd.net

936-709-1608

Daily Announcements

Our daily announcements are shared in Canvas or Seesaw for each class. In addition, we will include the week's announcements in each edition of the Bush Banner.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

Conroe ISD's School Messenger

Big picture

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

Send us your BINGO NIGHT PHOTOS!

Big picture
Big picture

We have partnered with locally-owned Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop for a Bush fundraiser. Order a Decorate-Your-Own Valentine Cookie Kit by February 8, at https://bit.ly/lulietbush, and a portion of the proceeds will help fund needed school projects.


Cookie Kits will not be available for pick up by individuals at Luliet. Instead, they can be picked up "Carline Style" at 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM on February 11 at Bush. (When purchasing, the web site asks for a time of pickup. Disregard this choice and the following alert.)


Cookie Kits are $25 and include:

  • 9 cookies
  • 3 bags of icing
  • 2 containers of sprinkles


Please contact Rene Murphy at rene.murphy2010@gmail.com with questions or concerns.


About Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop

Luliet Creamery and Bake Shop is a local, family-owned small batch creamery and bake shop where everything is made from scratch. Located in Spring near 2920 and Ella, Luliet's artisan ice cream is made with milk and cream delivered fresh every week from Hill Country Farms. Handmade treats baked daily include brown butter waffle cones, french macaroons, cupcakes, cakebites, and cookies.

Big picture
Big picture

Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!


Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.