Flour Bluff Elementary
Week of April 6th
FBISD Schools are Closed until May 4, 2020.
Posted on FBISD Website March 31, 2020:
Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced that all Texas schools will remain closed until Monday, May 4. Our goal is to resume all normal school operations as soon as it is safe to do so. However, we know this executive order, put in-place by Governor Abbott, will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We want to first thank all our teachers, staff, parents and students who have worked to keep the learning going while school buildings are closed. This is a new normal for all of us and we will work to continue supporting our students and families to ensure our students’ academic success for the duration of the school closure. We will continue all distance learning that is currently in-place through Monday, May 4. If you have concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher. You can also send an email to email@example.com. As we move forward over the next month, we will continue to provide updates and let you know our plans to reopen schools after Monday, May 4.
Please continue to keep up-to-date on the school closure via the FBISD website, flourbluffschools.net, through the District’s social media outlets and emails. We appreciate your continued support and partnership.
Posted on FBISD Website: April 2,2020
Throughout the school closure, Flour Bluff ISD Student Nutrition has been providing curbside meals-to-go for students. Beginning the week of April 6th, meal distribution will change to two times per week to help families remain home and lower the exposure to COVID-19.
The meal distributions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays each week for the duration of the school closure. We will now offer two breakfasts and two lunch meals at pick-up on Monday and three breakfast and three lunch meals on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced new meal pickup flexibility for parents and families. Parents or guardians of Flour Bluff ISD students may pick-up meals for their children without the child present. However, TDA is requiring that if the child is not present, one of the following pieces of documentation must be presented:
- Official letter/email from school listing children enrolled*
- Individual student report cards
- Attendance record from parent portal of school website
- Birth certificate for children
- Student ID cards
*If a parent or guarding is not able to obtain one of the items listed above and is need of an official letter/email from the school listing children enrolled, please click here for more information.
We hope these changes help to ensure our students are receiving healthy meals while lowering the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flour Bluff ISD Curbside Meals-To-Go Service
Monday & Wednesday (for the duration of the school closure)
9 a.m. – Noon
Pick-up in front of Central Kitchen
Monday Pick-up: 2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals
Wednesday Pick-Up: 3 Breakfast & 3 Lunch Meals
Learning At Home: Week 3
This week I want to focus on safety online in live "meetings" or "classrooms". With school being closed, the need to see our students "face-to-face" was great. The two main online tools for this purpose we have used have been Zoom and Google Meets. Both of which, recently, have had security concerns involved.
These are the main concerns.
1) People that should not be in a meeting/class being able to enter. (Zoom)
2) Students being able to contact one another without a teacher present. (Google Meets)
The Elementary is addressing these concerns with the following measures:
1) When using Zoom, we will use nonpublic links with a password. We will also vet the people entering the room by the use of the "waiting room." In the case of announcements, since there is such a large number, there will also be two administrators present. One will monitor chat and people in the room, while the other presents.
2) When using Google Meets, there have been added filters applied last week so that students cannot "hang out" together in a meet without the teacher present.
We hope that these added/continued measures will help with safety and security online. HOWEVER, there is very little that is 100% safe and secure online. A hacker, is a hacker, and a really good one can infiltrate even the best security measures. It is vital that parents monitor their children when they are online. Also, please report any concerns you may see so that we can continue to try and address them.
Below is the link to the Netsmartz which provides information to parents on internet safety and has several child friendly resources you can check out and use with your children at home.
Website for all things online safety with children, including videos for kids and information for parents regarding safety online..
Google Classroom Lesson (How to Load a Picture on Google Classroom)
Mrs. Browning's Google Classroom Library
Mrs. Villarreal's Google Counseling Classroom
She is also available by email email@example.com or by phone 361-239-8658 .
Spirit Week Activities
Positivity Project & Announcements
I can't believe it! We have made it to the end of all of our character traits. This is the last trait we haven't covered.
"You believe that all people have value."
"You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect."
Monday: Fairness is also Kindness
How Kids Make things Fair Video
Tennis Fairness Challenge Video
Tuesday: A Story about being treated unfairly, but overcoming
Carl McNair’s Story
Wednesday: Fair is not always Equal
Equal is not necessarily Fair Picture
Everyone getting what they need to be successful video
Thursday: How can you be fair? How can you help others to feel equal?
Please Climb That Tree comic
Fairness means helping everyone feel equal video
See your school email or email teacher or Dr. Youngberg for access to announcements.
Lessons for the Week of April 6th
Specialized classrooms will send individualized lessons for their classes to parents. Please contact your child's special education teacher or intervention teacher for more details.
GT classrooms will have additional enrichment activities on their teachers Google Classrooms.
Students unable to complete the lessons below, and not receiving already modified plans, may be eligible for an alternate lesson plan. Teachers will contact parents or parents may also contact teachers if this is needed.