SWE STAR GAZER

Every Student...Every Day

**August 30 Edition**

Dear Star Family,


As we once again see the effects of the pandemic in Humble ISD and at SWE., we will work together to support our students, families and staff through this ever changing and challenging time. SWE continues to be anchored in providing engaging learning experiences and building strong relationships as we ride the waves of change and challenges.


Our staff has been supporting each other day to day to provide the best learning environment for our Stars. Nurse Takacs has been busy taking care of our Stars, big and small! Mrs. Yolanda and her custodial team have been working hard to keep our building clean , sanitized and disinfected. Parents have been monitoring their Stars health, keeping those that are sick at home and reporting positive cases. Our Star community is truly rallying together during these challenging times!


I want to assure you that there will be no adverse consequences for students being absent due to illness, suspecting an illness, or self-quarantining. Our focus is to protect one another and keep each other safe. If your child shows symptoms, please continue to err on the side of caution and keep them home. If your child is out for an extended period, communicate with their teacher(s) and work can be provided asynchronously in Seesaw (K - 2) or Google Classroom (3 - 5).


Here on campus, we continue to promote handwashing, use of hand sanitizer (in the classroom and throughout the building), and use of sanitizing wipes to clean classrooms' high touch point areas throughout the day. Masks continue to be available in the front office. Outdoor areas are encouraged for eating and working throughout the day. Students are using their own supplies and carrying them to Specials. Other materials are wiped down or sprayed between use. Students are staying together with their homeroom pods for Specials, lunch and class.


In addition, we will limit visitors or volunteers on campus to an as needed basis until numbers start to decrease in the community. We will try to welcome lunch visitors after the October Break.


All of us here at at SWE appreciate your flexibility, understanding and support as we tackle these continued challenges of the pandemic together. If you need anything, please reach out at shannon.lalmansingh@humbleisd.net or call me at 281-641-3000.


Stay safe Stars!


Shannon Lalmansingh

SWE Principal

Dates to Remember

Sept 1 - SWE Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Opens

Sept 3 - Last day for PTO Spirit Shop pre-orders (see below)


Sept 6 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Sept 10 - Progress Reports viewable in HAC for Grades 3 - 5


Sept 14 - PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm in the cafeteria - Planning for Fall event


Sept 20 - Elementary (ONLY) PD Day - No school for elementary


Oct. 1 - End of 9 weeks

Oct. 4 - 8 -Fall Break - No School

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Remember Those Water Bottles!

Please send a water bottle with your child EVERY day. We are using our bottle fillers to refill throughout the day. We want our students to stay safe and hydrated on these hot summer days. Labeling the bottle with your child's name helps it to be returned quickly.

PE Reminders

For the safety of your child, please ensure that they wear tennis shoes and appropriate clothing on their PE day so they can participate fully.

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NURSE Takac's NEWS

If You Child Tests Positive for COVID...

If your child tests positive for COVID, please self - report to Humble ISD at https://humbleisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eyxBxCu13vN7LJr


Once the form is submitted, an email with specific details and a return to school date will be sent to the parent.


Please also call the SWE absence hotline at 281-641-3019 or complete and online absence note: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiyElFfc97wqmi4b3OJujIEtVvS-Cy5UdLh-rG-kOAEk3eBg/viewform

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Hello, my name is Shannon Kinniebrew, and I'm the school counselor at SWE. I'm excited to share that this year I'm meeting with each student on campus through individual meetings! This is a special time for students to tell me about themselves, their strengths, and their goals for the future. In our guidance lessons this year we'll continue growing in our Great 8 Social & Emotional Learning Skills, especially in the areas of optimistic thinking, self management, goal directed behavior, and relationship skills. If you believe your student could benefit from additional counseling services please visit my website at https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/9936 or email me directly at shannon.kinniebrew@humbleisd.net. I hope you have a wonderful week. It's going to be a great year here at SWE!


Click below to hear a personalized counseling message from our Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen

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Gifted and Talented

See the flyer below for information from the district on the Gifted and Talented Program.

Any GT questions should be sent to Robin Dukes, SWE ELT(Extended Learning Teacher), at robin.dukes@humbleisd.net

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Breakfast & Lunch

Humble ISD will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.
Students on campus will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. Students can purchase seconds and a la carte snacks for an additional fee at the register. .


While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, it is still critical for families to apply for free and reduced meals. This important data allows Humble ISD families to receive benefits such as discounted internet costs, reduced fees for SAT/ACT testing, help with college application fees, potential eligibility if P-EBT benefits are offered in the future, as well as maximizing important state and federal funding for individual schools. Applications are provided online at www.schoolcafe.com.

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PTO INFORMATION

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Help Staff Clear Their Lists!

Good Morning!

Now that we have the first week of school under our belt, let’s support our Summerwood Elementary teachers and staff and #clearthelist of items they need for their classrooms.


TEACHER FAVORITES LISTS - We have complied all of the staff's favorites and Amazon Wish List links in one spot for easy access throughout the year.

https://summerwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/teacherfavorites


PARENTS- If you wish to help a teacher or staff member, simply click on their Amazon Wish List link, select the item(s) you would like to purchase, and select the teacher's delivery address when you checkout. Item(s) are shipped directly to the school, or you can choose to ship the item(s) to your house and send them with your kiddo.

THANK YOU in advance to everyone for supporting #SWE and our amazing teachers and staff!!

SWE PTO

Awesome SWE Apparel & Packages

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Pre-orders for the new designs end this Friday, September 3rd. If you have not placed your order, please don't forget! We will not have a huge amount of additional shirts as in years past.


Just a reminder that all of the NEW shirt and sweatshirt designs are PRE ORDER only!!! At this time, we expect to have all new spirit wear delivered to the students by mid to late September.


Blast Off Package sales will also end on Friday. You can purchase those on the homepage or HERE. These packages include everything your student(s) will need throughout the school year such as Spirit Shirts, Yearbooks, Birthday Recognition, Pay 2 Play, etc.

Spirit Wear can be pre-ordered a la carte if you do not wish to purchase a Blast Off Package, https://summerwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/7017.


If you have any questions or trouble ordering, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Stoolman at spiritshop@swepto.org.

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Volunteering at SWE

Just a reminder that in order to volunteer or chaperone at any Humble ISD school, parents MUST complete a background check per district policy.


This must be completed each school year


Here is the link. It is quick and easy do.

https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer

Humble ISD/SWE Volunteer Opportunities

District Information

Humble ISD Virtual Learning Option Waitlist

Humble ISD will allow parents to be on a waitlist for openings in virtual learning classes.
Approximately 2,000 students have chosen virtual learning. Classes were formed based upon parent requests submitted at the end of the 2020-2021 school year and this summer. Parents may place their child on the waitlist by completing the Learning Location Form. In order to provide the best school experiences for all students, the district must monitor class sizes as enrollment numbers fluctuate. At the beginning of the school year, notifications to parents of students on the elementary waitlist will go out no later than the week of August 23. Notifications to the parents of middle and high school students on the secondary waitlist will go out no later than the week of August 30. Students with medical conditions may qualify for homebound instruction. Families with extenuating circumstances prohibiting on campus instruction should contact their child’s principal.

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Dismissal Reminders

Even though we plan dismissal procedures with a similar skeleton framework each year, several factors impact the implementation and final plan. This year we have substantially more students on campus and less staff to support (with no virtual classes on campus). We so appreciated your grace & patience as we adjusted to meet the needs of our campus this year. Safety is our first priority.


Some reminders moving forward to help ensure the safety of all our students and staff.


Please ensure that you completed a dismissal form for every child at SWE. Teachers did make calls to those families that were missing forms yesterday, so we knew first day dismissal plans. We still need everyone to complete this form for each child as soon as possible!


Dismissal Times:

3:10 - 4th & 5th Bikers released

3:12 - K - 3 Bikers released

3:15 - 3 - 5 Walkers released

3:17 - K - 2 Walkers released

3:19 - Daycare released

3:20 - Car Riders begin to be dismissed - Students are released from their dismissal classrooms when their car rider number is inputted into our system as parents arrive in the car rider line.


Walkers: Please ensure that your child knows which direction to walk. IF you are meeting your child as a walker, please practice safety. Staff can not let students run across roads to meet you in any spot other than the crosswalk.


Daycare: Please communicate with your daycare provider, if your student has a change of plans and will not be attending.



Car Riders: If your child is assigned as a car rider, it is necessary for you to REMAIN IN YOUR CAR in the car rider line. The Car Rider line will begin to move more quickly as students & parents learn routines. Car rider students will not be called out of their dismissal area for parents who walk up. If you would like to meet your child, students can be reassigned as a walker.


Please communicate ANY dismissal changes to your child's homeroom teacher before midday, if possible. If a change needs to occur later, please contact the main office at 281-641-3000.

Please Click Here To Complete The SWE Dismissal Form

Please complete one form for each child.Thanks!

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