GALATAS GAZETTE

August 28, 2020

Contact Information

Denae Wilker, Principal

Candace Mathis, Assistant Principal

Kristi Tabor, Counselor


Through the collaborative efforts of all who pass through our door, we provide a safe learning community that develops lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

A Note From Mrs. Wilker


Dear Galatas Families,


This new school year has been an adventure so far. Thank you for traveling with us and maintaining your flexibility and positive attitude along the way.


Monday, we are anticipating the return of our in-person learners in grades K-1, and the first group of in-person 2nd-4th grade students. Kindergarten and first grade in-person students will be with us all week, while 2nd-4th grade students will only attend on their assigned day.


Remote students, please keep up the great work! I am looking forward to popping in on your Zoom meetings over the next couple weeks to say hello.


Take care,


Denae Wilker

Principal

COVID Screener Forms

In-person families should review the student check-in form each day prior to arriving on campus. It is not necessary to turn anything in to your teacher. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions on the form then you can not come to school.

First Day of School In-Person checklist

This is very important. Please visit the link below to view a checklist and information about your child's first day of in-person school!


https://www.smore.com/38qv5-first-day-in-person-checklist

CISD Back-to-School Ramp-Up Schedule

Here is a quick overview of the important dates for families who have chosen in-person learning:


August 31 ONLY- Grades 2-4 students whose last names begin with A-C may attend

September 1 ONLY- Grades 2-4 students whose last names begin with D-J may attend

September 2 ONLY-Grades 2-4 students whose last names begin with K-Q may attend

September 3 ONLY-Grades 2-4 students whose last names begin with R-Z may attend


This link will take you to the detailed "Ramp-Up Plan" for students returning to in-person instruction. If you selected in-person instruction, please see the schedule for the specific dates your child's grade or class is invited back on campus.

https://www.conroeisd.net/journey-to-the-first-day-back-to-school-schedule/

A Message from the School Nurse

If your student will need to take medications during school hours, please complete the medication permission form below, and submit either via email or in person when dropping off the medications. Please note many of the over the counter medications will require a physician signature this year. Please see additional notes from the nurse in the Gazette regarding new guidelines. Due to social distancing, medication drop-off will be by appointment only and the school nurse will meet you on the front porch to check in medications. Please email the school nurse at kriggs@conroeisd.net to schedule the appointment. Thank you!


Take care,

Katy Riggs, RN

COVID-19 Information for Symptom Assessment and Medications

Please take the time to print and read the following document. It details CISD's new student health policies that have been implemented due to the COVID-19 circumstances. If you have any questions, please contact your campus school nurse at kriggs@conroeisd.net.

Deadline to Order Spiritwear is August 31!

The 2020-2021 Spirit Wear designs are posted below. TOP DOG Shirts are reserved for our 4th Grade Students only.


You can order Spirit Wear at the link below. The last day to order will be AUGUST 31, with delivery the week of September 21. All sales are final.


https://stores.inksoft.com/galatas_elementary/shop/home

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PARENT INFORMATION QUICK REFERENCE SHEET

Please download and print this handy Parent Information sheet for quick reference of some of our school's most frequently accessed information.

PTO Welcome Letter

Please follow the link here to read the PTO welcome letter and find ways to get involved at Galatas!

Join our PTO and Support the Greyhounds

Please support our school by joining our amazing PTO. The link below will take you to the Galatas PTO website. It is a great way to get connected with our Galatas community and other parents.

http://www.galataspto.com/

Technology Information

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Conroe ISD Technology Help Desk


Conroe ISD will have a Technology Help Desk to assist teachers, students, parents, and guardians with Canvas, Seesaw, Parent Access, or Student Access. The Help Desk is available from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM. You may reach the Help Desk by emailing help@conroeisd.net or calling 936-709-7658. Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.



Technology Tips and Help Videos


Please visit the link here to see CISD's "playlist" of helpful tech tips for parents and students.



Get Connected: Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!


Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!


Sign Up For Emergency Notifications through School Messenger:

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CISD Roadmap to Re-opening

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpages is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

Campus Curbside Meal Pick-up

Breakfast and lunch meals will be available curbside for students to purchase or free to students who qualify.

  • Families are asked to pick up/purchase meals for all of their children at the campus of their oldest child.
  • Meals will be available curbside at all campuses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM - 12 PM.
  • Multiple meals will be distributed at a time.
    • Tuesday: 2 breakfast meals/2 lunch meals
    • Thursday: 3 breakfast meals/3 lunch meals
  • A student meal card must be presented to scan and identify the student when meals are picked up.
    • This card is located in Parent Access and can be printed on paper or presented electronically on a phone.
  • Any change from a cash transaction will be applied to the student's meal account.
  • Pre-payments can be made at www.myschoolbucks.com.
  • Meal prices and the free and reduced meal application are available on the Child Nutrition website.

Questions? Please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (936) 709-8185.

Upcoming Events

August

31-September 3 On Campus Ramp up for families who chose "in-person" grades 2-4:

Aug. 31: Students with last names beginning with A-C

Sept. 1: Students with last names beginning with D-J

Sept. 2: Students with last names beginning with K-Q

Sept. 3: Students with last names beginning with R-Z



September

7 No School: Labor Day Holiday

8 In person instruction resumes

10 PTO Virtual Meeting – 10:00 a.m.

24 Individual Pictures: Including Drive-thru photos for Remote Learning students



October

9 No School: Student holiday

12 No School: Columbus Day

15 PTO Virtual Meeting- Time TBD

16 Kinder and Top Dog pictures

19-23 Virtual Book Fair

20 Virtual Bedtime Story Night-6:30

26-30 Red Ribbon Week

30 Science Day


November

3 No School: Student Holiday

11 Veteran’s Day Readers’ Theatre for Fourth Grade

12 Picture Retakes

17 PTO Virtual Meeting– Time TBD

23-27 No School: Thanksgiving Break


December

7-11 Hour of Code

8 PTO Virtual Meeting-Time TBD

14 Holiday Parties- Kinder (1:15 p.m.)

15 Holiday Parties- 2nd (10:30 a.m.) & 1st (2:00 p.m.)

16 Holiday Parties–3rd (10:00 a.m.)

17 Holiday Parties-4th (8:15 a.m.) & Special Programs (1:45 p.m.)

18 Polar Express Day (Students wear p.j.’s)

18 Early Release Day, End of Nine Weeks– 12:10 p.m.


December 21-January 5 Winter Break

Current CISD COVID-19 Level Status

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