Hirsch Hawk Herald

June 1 - June 5, 2020

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE Dr. Resilla

PreK, Kinder, and 5th Grade Celebration on Monday June 1st

On Monday, June 1st, Hirsch will be hosting a Drive-Thru Celebration for PreK, Kinder and 5th Grade.


PreK and Kinder Celebration will be from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

5th Grade Celebration will be from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Please visit the following link for more information:


PreK - (English) https://www.smore.com/ag4e8

(Spanish)https://www.smore.com/1m0kj


Kinder - (English) https://www.smore.com/2cnb1

(Spanish) https://www.smore.com/q1ct3


5th grade - (English) https://www.smore.com/dk3jt

(Spanish) https://www.smore.com/q5kbr

NEW REMOTE OPTION TO BE OFFERED TO ALL STUDENTS DURING 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

Please know that we continue to plan for every possible contingency this fall and will be sharing information as decisions are made. We will soon send out a survey to collect your concerns and feedback related to instruction as we consider different models for students and staff.


We are pledging to offer an entirely remote instructional option for families who prefer to keep their children at home during the upcoming year. We believe this virtual choice fits with our district’s overall mission to expand opportunity and choice at all levels, and we look forward to rolling out this option in August. More details will be shared as they become available.


NEW INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR IS APPROVED FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Parents and guardians, please be advised that our Board of Trustees approved our new instructional calendar on Thursday. This revised calendar is designed to give us the flexibility to deal with potential COVID-19 disruptions or closures.


The approved calendar most closely matches the recommended intersessional option proposed by TEA, with students starting in August and having longer breaks around Thanksgiving, in the winter and in the spring. The last day of instruction will be June 25 for all grades except seniors, who would finish on May 28.


Specifically, the first day of the new school year will remain Aug. 17, with intersessional breaks scheduled for Oct. 5-9, Nov. 16-20, Jan. 4-8 and March 8-12. All of those breaks are set to occur around regularly scheduled vacation times, except for the week in October. The built-in breaks give the district more options to cover required instructional time. For instance, if a COVID-19 closure period was needed in the fall or early winter, one of the planned intersessional breaks later in the year could be used to recoup instructional time.


During those COVID-19 breaks, seniors will continue remote learning at home, which will give them the required instructional time to graduate by the end of May – the same as with a traditional calendar. To see the complete calendar, please visit: www.springisd.org/calendar

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Report cards will be emailed to parents on June 3, 2020.

summer learning at-home is coming soon

In light of ongoing health and safety concerns related to the pandemic, Spring ISD has redesigned summer school for this year into an online experience available to ALL students and tailored to meet specific instructional needs.


Specifically, the district will be hosting two Summer Learning At-Home sessions to run Monday through Thursday with the first scheduled for June 10-30 and the second slated to run July 7- 28.


For students requiring grade-level support in order to be ready for the next school year, the sessions will include targeted tutorials in reading/literacy as well as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). For students looking for additional learning opportunities, we will be offering different enrichment camps depending on their grade level, including AP boot camp, GT camp, STEAM Camp and Literacy Camp.


Watch for more information about these offerings with specific guidance on what programs might best meet the needs of your student. If you’re thinking of participating in ANY of these programs, please do not turn in your district-issued Chromebook. You are invited to keep it until the end of our summer school sessions.


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Do you want your child to have the academic and language advantage?

Hirsch Elementary is a proud Dual Language School

Learning two languages is a big advantage for any student, and Spring ISD is proud to offer dual language classrooms at several schools currently, along with new locations for 2020-21. We’re proud to expand choice and opportunities for our Spring ISD families!


The two-way dual language program does not only cater to families whose first language at home is Spanish. Families whose first language at home is English can enroll in the program, so their scholars can immerse in both the English and Spanish language and culture early on in their education.


For Dual Language application information please visit our Hirsch Elementary web page at https://www.springisd.org/Hirsch2

For information about Dual Language Kindergarten please email Mrs. Salazar at csalazar@springisd.org or Mrs. Ramirez at aramirez@springisd.org.

Please send all DL Application to Mrs. Moreno, Hirsch ESL Specialist, at jmoren1@springisd.org.

Dual Language Programs at Spring ISD

Full day Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten starts next school year. Register now!

Are you as excited as we are? For the first time, full day Pre-K and KG will be available at all Spring ISD elementary schools next year. Spring ISD prekindergarten and kindergarten online registration for the 2020-21 school year opens April 27. Pre-K students will need to be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 and meet Texas Education Agency eligibility requirements. Students who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 and are not enrolled in Spring ISD PreK this year may also pre-register.


To register for prekindergarten or kindergarten and for more information, including eligibility requirements and Frequently Asked Questions, parents should go to www.springisd.org/prek. District staff will be available to assist parents in both English and Spanish with the online registration, if needed, by calling 281-891-6337.


Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to register their Pre-K students early! Do not delay.

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A Few Words From Our Spring ISD Pre-K Parents!

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Find a Food Bank Near You

Local food banks & free food pantries are a great place to turn to for assistance. The locations will pass out free food, groceries & personal hygiene supplies. Click on the link for information on food banks & food pantries in the Houston area.

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