SCIS Principal Newsletter
January 12, 2023
Good Evening Sloan Creek Families,
It has been a great week at Sloan Creek. We have been busy planning for upcoming events and are excited to get final details worked out for our Glow Social on January 27th, Bump up Day on February 3rd and camp February 8-10th.
Also, did you know it is School Board Appreciation Month?! We are so excited to have Jeff Wood, school board member, join Sloan Creek for a few events this month. You may even hear some of your kiddos talk about him passing out birthday donuts tomorrow. We are so appreciative of his service to Lovejoy and are excited to have him join us and live a little bit of Sloan Creek Life.
I hope you all have a great, three day weekend and looking forward to seeing some of you during Coffee with Principals, tomorrow.
Attendance continues to be a top priority for Lovejoy ISD. It should come as no surprise that attendance has a direct relationship with student learning. Additionally, public school funding is provided by the State of Texas based on each district's average daily attendance (ADA).
Lovejoy has developed an Attendance Task Force consisting of staff, parents, and students to formulate ideas about how to positively impact ADA in our district. One suggestion is to update the community via weekly principal communication on the number of absences each campus has accrued YTD along with the budgetary impact of those absences. This information can be found below:
Let's Glow Stu Co Dance-Get your tickets NOW!!!!
We're so excited to host our first-ever SCIS dance/social! The theme for our party is neon/glow, so wear your best neon or glow-in-the-dark attire. Both gyms will be open for this event. One gym will have a DJ for those who want to show off their moves, and the other will be open for those who just prefer to play. We will also have concessions and a photo booth for some added fun. Below are additional details.
Date: Friday, January 27
Tickets: $10 (ticket ONLY)
$15 "Glow Package"- Includes ticket, 2 slices of pizza, and 1 water or gatorade.
Tickets can be bought at the door, however, no Glow Packages can be purchased at the door.
Online ticket sales will close on 1/25/23. Please click here to purchase tickets!
*Concessions will be available for purchase. CASH ONLY
Parents, we will need some volunteers to run the concessions and to help chaperone. Be on the lookout for opportunities to sign-up.
Annual Bump Up Day
Annual Bump Up Day is to take place on February 3, 2023.
Sloan Creek Intermediate, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High School will host 4th, 6th, and 8th graders on Friday, February 3, 2023, for Lovejoy ISD’s Annual Bump Up Day. Bump Up Day was created to assist students with transitioning to a new campus and to help generate excitement for the new experiences they will have. Students will travel to the campus they will be attending for the 2023-2024 school year and have the opportunity to tour the campus, ask questions, and eat lunch. Students will be able to charge lunch and any a la carte/snacks purchases to their lunch account during their visit to their Bump Up school. Please make sure funds are available in your student's lunch account. Lunch prices for students visiting Sloan Creek Intermediate School or Willow Springs Middle School will be $4.00 for a regular meal or $4.75 for a premium meal. Lunch prices for students visiting Lovejoy High School will be $4.50 for a regular meal or $5.25 for a premium meal. A la carte/snack prices vary. Please refer to this document for specific pricing.
2022-2023 SCIS Yearbook
13- Coffee with the Principals
13- January Birthday Donuts
13- Orchestra goes to Medieval Times
13- McTee and Wilkins Service Team
16- Student and Staff Holiday-No School
20- Cabin assignments sent home-5th Grade ONLY
20- Band trip to Medieval Times
27- All camp medication forms and medication due to SCIS Nurse Busse- 5th Grade ONLY
27- 5th Grade Fine Arts preview at WSMS-5th Grade ONLY
Alternate schedule and lunch times will be different due to Fine Arts Preview Trip
A lunch- 11:57-12:27
B lunch- 12:00-1:00
27- Klotz and Kuethe Service Team
27- 6th Grade altered schedule due to 5th Grade Fine Arts Preview Trip
C lunch- 10:44-11:14
D lunch- 11:24-11:54
27- Stu Co "Let's Glow" Social, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
30- 5th Grade Camp Chaperone meeting-6:00 PM-7:00 PM-SCIS Cafeteria
30- Counselors will meet with all 5th Graders in PE to talk about Fine Arts choices-Student form will be shared
1- Kid Heart Challenge begins
3- Bump Up Day for 4th, 6th and 8th Grade. More information to come.
6-10- School Counselor Appreciation Week
6- 5th Grade Fine Art Choices due
6- Nash and Salamah Service Team
7- SCIS Orchestra Ice Cream Social-6:00 PM-8:00 PM
8-10- 5th Grade Sky Ranch Camp
10- Doty and Holland Service Team
15- School Marshal Appreciation Day
15- February Birthday Donuts
15- SCIS Mid-Winter Band Concert-6:30 PM-7:30 PM
15- Rising 7th Grade (currently 6th grade) Parent Webinar Meeting, 9:30 AM-Link coming soon
16- 11:45 AM-Early Release
17- Student and Staff Holiday-No School
20- Bad Weather Day- Staff and Student Holiday- No School
21- WSMS Counselors present to 6th Grade about 7th Grade registration. Registration forms sent home.
22- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
24- March 3- Spring Book Fair
24- Coffee with the Principals- 8:00 AM-8:40 AM- SCIS Cafeteria
24- Johnson and Dufrene Service Team
25- SCIS Band "Meet the Instruments"
28- Spring Picture Day and Group Pictures
2- Percussion band concert at LHS
3- Coffee with the Principals
3- Chaney, Kuneman, Alotaibi, Darnell, Drummond, Wisdom Service Team
4- Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day
6-10- Spring Break-No School
6-10 Texas Educational Diagnosticians Week
7-11- National School Social Worker Week
12- Daylight Savings Time
14- 7th Grade registration forms due-WSMS Counselors will meet with students to help them register.
15- March Birthday Donuts
17- Chadwick Kimbrough Service Team
23- SCIS Choir Disney Spectacular Concert
31- Hayes, Heth, Abrams Service Team
STAAR DATES 2023
Thursday, April 20- 6th Grade RLA Test
Wednesday, April 26- 5th Grade Science Test
Friday, April 28- 5th/6th RLA Make-Up Test Day
Wednesday, May 3- 5th Grade Math Test
Thursday, May 4- 6th Grade Math Test
Friday, May 5- 5th Grade Science Make-Up Test Day
Friday, May 12- 6th/6th Math Make-Up-Test Day
*** UPDATED*** 5th Grade Camp-Sky Ranch-2023
5th Grade Camp - Sky Ranch - 2023
We are so excited to announce that our 5th Graders will be traveling to Sky Ranch for 5th Grade camp this year! Camp will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Friday, February 10, 2023. The cost of camp is $265.00 per person. The full payment is due December 15, 2022.
Important Dates -
December 15th - Payment Due
January 9th - Students Complete Online Cabin Request Form
January 20th - Cabin Assignments Sent Home
January 27th - All Medication Forms and Medication due to SCIS Nurse
January 30th - Required Chaperone Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 pm - SCIS Cafeteria
February 8th - 10th - Sky Ranch Camp!!
Required to attend camp -
Payment of $265.00 per person - Rev Trak Camp Payment Link
Sky Ranch Waiver - One required for every camper and chaperone - Click Here
Chaperones - District Volunteer Application
PowerSchool General Waiver - Click Here
Complete your powerschool field trip and FERPA permission forms.
a. Log into your Powerschool parent portal on a computer
b. Can not be completed from phone
c. Use parent username and password
d. "Click Enrollment" forms on left side
e Choose general waiver and complete. (choose yes to go to camp and be able to go on other field trips this year)
f. Fill out the FERPA form to enable your child's photo to be included in the yearbook and camp group photos. (submit without clicking the box to opt in)
If Needed -
Medication Permission Form - If you need to send any medication for your child to camp with the nurse, please complete the form and bring it in with the medication to the SCIS clinic by Friday, January 27th.
Sky Ranch Specialty Dietary Needs Form - If you or your child have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please complete this form.
More Information -
Sky Ranch Chaperone Packet - Click here
Sky Ranch Parent Information Packet - Click Here
Camp Packing List - Click Here
Zip Line - Click Here to Pre Pay for Zip Line $6 - you can also send exact cash to camp.
Camp Friend Request Google Form - Due by January 9th - Click Here
5th Grade Camp Student Sign Out - Due January 9th -
Alternate Transportation Release Form for February 10th Click Here
Behind the Badge with Officer Jacquez
Standard Response Protocol (SRP)
Lovejoy ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for use during critical and emergency situations, and includes: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter.
Lovejoy ISD has also adopted the Standard Reunification Model (SRM) for use during reunification of parents and students following an incident.
District and campus personnel receive training on the SRP at the beginning of each school year. Each campus also conducts specific emergency drills and training each semester, as well as fire drills throughout the year, to reinforce emergency preparedness.
Please click here to review the SRP Handout
Card and Board Game Spring Session Enrollment is going on!
NEW! SCIS PTO Information
It is the time of year when we start to plan for the 2023-24 SCIS Board. If you are interested in serving on the board next year, please fill out the Interest Form below. You will be contacted by a member of our board in March to discuss any open positions we have next year. If you are headed to Willow Springs next year, I will include the Interest Survey for Willow in next weeks email.
If you have not joined the PTO you still can. Please see the link below to join.
If you are still interested in Volunteering at SCIS, there are opportunities available to help in the library, making copies or in the lunchroom during lunches. Please see below if you are interested in one of those areas.
Next Membership Meeting will be in the SCIS Cafeteria on February 13 @10:00.
SCIS PTO President 2022-23