Boxer Bulletin

Eastwood Academy HS Newsletter - January 2022

Happy New Year, Families!

We hope you all had a very restful winter break with your families and loved ones. The Houston area has seen a marked increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the city and surrounding communities. Eastwood has been no exception. Thank you to each of our families that reached out over the break to notify us of any positive cases or exposure cases involving symptomatic students. We hope this month's bulletin will provide you all with the information you need to stay up to date with the latest protocols.


This bulletin addresses the following topics:


  • COVID-19 Updates
  • December Students of the Month
  • Class of 2023 Parent Meeting
  • Title I Parent & Family Engagement Meeting
  • Upcoming Events Reminders

COVID-19 Updates

In light of the updates pushed out by the CDC, we anticipate HISD will update their COVID protocols within the coming week. When that happens, we will distribute the updates to you all as well via Remind, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, and our school website. We will also include them in our February Boxer Bulletin.


***If your child tests positive for COVID OR is exposed to a positive case, please contact our school nurse, Ms. Campos by email or by calling the school. Nurse Campos will give you the specific details regarding recommended testing dates and the required quarantine timelines.


Nurse Campos's Email: bernadette.campos@houstonisd.org


As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, the PDF attached below is the latest COVID-19 Toolkit available for parents on the HISD Health and Wellness website.


Please note the following: fully vaccinated students/staff who are exposed to a positive case and do not have active symptoms of COVID-19 do not need to quarantine. These individuals are still recommended to test after 3-5 days from the last date of exposure.

COVID PCR Testing

Beginning January 7 select HISD campuses will conduct on-site COVID PCR testing. Although Eastwood Academy HS is not slated to be one of these testing sites in the initial phase-in, all campuses will eventually provide the testing. Fulgent is the company that will be conducting the tests.


One question we have received pretty frequently over the break is: Can my child get tested at another campus starting January 3 since Eastwood isn't a testing site yet? Unfortunately the answer is no; however, parents of HISD students can take their child to one of the many testing sites around the city. Visit this site for more information: http://www.houstontx.gov/health/


We highly recommend all of our parents/guardians register their Eastwood students immediately. This will ensure we are ready to roll once the testing site opens here at Eastwood. Parents/guardians must complete the one-time consent form using the linked button below before any COVID tests can be administered.

December Students of the Month

Every month our teacher grade level groups meet to decide on one student within their grade level that has exhibited the Eastwood Core Values:


  • Practice perseverance
  • Exhibit integrity
  • Take care of yourself and others


Please note that none of the Core Values speak to our academic expectations with regard to grades earned in classes. We strongly believe that our students should also be recognized for their soft skills and positive character traits. Students who are named each month are eligible for the Student of the Year award in their grade level. Student of the Year is selected by the administrators on campus.


Congratulations to our December Students of the Month below!

Class of 2023 Parent Meeting

Class of 2023 Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 5th, 5-5:30pm

This is an online event.

Parents of 11th graders are kindly asked to attend this meeting on January 5. Topics to include class dues and planning for senior prom. This meeting is hosted by the sponsors of the Class of 2023: Ms. Conflitti and Mr. Martin. Any questions should be relayed to either of the two sponsors via email or TEAMS. (cconflit@houstonisd.org or justin.martin@houstonisd.org).


Use this link to join the meeting: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%253ameeting_ODE1Mjg4YTEtOGJiYS00NmYxLThkMjUtZDE4ZjY4MDU1OWE2%2540thread.v2/0?context=%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522f5eb9966-9336-4b33-8895-9982425b13ed%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%252235517e85-35a9-4941-a2bd-31dda93cb2dd%2522%257d.

Title I Family Engagement Meeting

Title I Family Engagement Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 6th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Meeting Option One: January 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Option Two: January 7 at 11:45 a.m.


Please join us for our Title I Family Engagement Meeting with Ms. Conflitti! Ms. Stanley will cover tips for preparing for semester final exams, understanding GPA, and second semester events like course selections! Ms. Demetriou will be on the call for Wraparound Services.


Join either meeting option with this link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzhjNWRkMDYtZWYyYi00MzZiLWJkNzYtYjcyNTQ3NGU0MGFi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f5eb9966-9336-4b33-8895-9982425b13ed%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ecd41a31-4964-42a5-b0b9-66d757c50880%22%7d

Reminders: Upcoming Events

Food Distribution

Pending any cancellations due to COVID-19, Eastwood Wraparound Services will continue to host the Food Distribution event this Friday, January 7 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Student Picture Day

Portrait EFX will be on campus January 10 and January 24 to take school photos of all students. Pre-pay package options will be sent out as soon as we receive them from the company but rest assured all parents/guardians will have the option to purchase their child's photos.


9th, 10th, & 11th Grade: January 10, 2022

Seniors: January 24, 2022

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Semester 1 Final Exams

All students will take their semester final exams January 11 - 14. Students will be released early during final exams. Dismissal is at 1:10 p.m. Please see the schedule below.
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