Daily News

September 7, 2022

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Parents' Night

Parents' Night is an important event for all parents. The evening starts in the gym with Ms. Tiet. She will provide a "State of the School" overview to parents and will introduce the teachers in attendance. Our PTO President will briefly speak about this school year. Then, parents will be dismissed to the teachers' classrooms to see and hear about their child's classroom and instruction.


PreK - 2nd Grades: Wednesday, September 14 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

3rd - 5th Grades: Thursday, September 15 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.


This event is designed for parents only so parents can give their full attention to learn how they can be supportive partners in their child's education!

Attendance

Good attendance is a good habit to start in elementary school. This is a life long skill that will prepare your child for a successful life by knowing the importance of showing up daily for a commitment - whether school or work.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) sets the elementary school attendance goal at 98%. Our attendance rate is currently at 95.2% and it's only the third week of school! It is the parent's duty to monitor their child's school attendance and require the student to attend school if they are healthy. If a student is absent from school without excuse for three (3) days in a four-week period or for ten (10) or more days in a six-month period, the student and the student’s parent or legal guardian are subject to prosecution by the Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts. Absences may be considered “excused” according to Board Policy. Vacations and trips during the time school is still in session are not considered excused absences.


If your child is sick, has a fever at or above 100, or is vomiting or other intestinal issues, then your child must be at home. Parents may either:


  1. Send your child to school with a note to excuse the absence for illness or
  2. Report their child's absence using an online form (see link titled "Report an Absence" below). Parents should continue to send doctor’s excuses, government appointment papers, and religious holiday excuses via communication folder to the teacher.


If your child is healthy, then your child must be at school. Every day your child is healthy and not in school is a lost day of instruction and learning.


Did you know just missing 2 days a month of school will add up to missing about 17 days and approximately 10% of the instructional days? Students who miss 10% of all school days may not meet the attendance requirement to be unconditionally promoted to the next grade level. Every day counts and attendance matters!

Dress Code

HISD allows each individual campus to establish its own dress code or uniform policy. The goal of a dress code is to ensure that students stay focused on learning and to create a positive and safe environment. We appreciate parent and student support in upholding our dress code.


The following procedures will be followed when a child is not dressed in compliance with dress code guidelines:

1) The classroom teacher will notify student and parent of the dress code infraction. If the clothing item is something easily removed, the student will be asked to do so.


2) Upon a second occurrence, the student will be sent to the clinic so that an office staff member can call the parent.


3) Parent will have the option of providing dress code clothes or the child will be given clothes to wear for the school day. (Please wash and return clothes the next day.)

  • If clothes cannot be provided, the parents will be asked to bring dress code clothes.
  • Depending on the infraction, students may not return to class until dress code infraction has been corrected.
  • A Dress Code Violation letter will be sent home with the student to inform the parent of the infraction. Please sign and return this letter.
  • Chronic and repeated dress code infractions may result in a Discipline Referral to the office.


NOTE: HISD Code of Student Conduct states: Violation of a school’s mandatory school uniform policy is a Level II Act of Misconduct.


We appreciate the cooperation of the Daily parents in supporting the uniform policy and dress code guidelines.


If you would like to purchase Daily spirit wear, the PTO School Store is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 - 10:00 am.

  • Polos = $20
  • T-shirts = $10
  • Sweatshirts = $20

Grandparents' Day Luncheon - September 8

TOMORROW, September 8 is Grandparents Day! HISD Nutrition Services will be hosting its annual celebration in their honor. If your child's grandparent(s) will be joining your child at his/her lunch time on Thursday, September 8, please complete the Google link below so the cafeteria will have an accurate headcount for food and we can be sure to provide enough seating for all grandparents. Lunch for students is free of charge. The cost of lunch for each grandparent is $5.00 (PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE). Since HISD Nutrition Services is hosting this luncheon, outside food will not be permitted. Thank you for supporting HISD Nutrition Services!


Menu for the Grandparents Luncheon includes: Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Boneless Wings, Romaine Side Salad, Seasoned Green Beans, Fresh Oranges, and Cool Tropics Dragon Punch Slush.


Lunch schedule will be posted on Class Dojo. Be sure grandparents arrive a few minutes early/on time to eat with their grandchild. Students will not be called out of class to eat lunch with their grandparents.


The Google link MUST be completed in order for grandparents to eat lunch with their grandchild. Last opportunity to sign up to attend will be today by 5:00 pm. NAMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM TODAY. All grandparents will be checked in directly from the cafeteria doors (please do not go to the front office). Grandparents will have access ONLY to the cafeteria. They will not be able to enter the hallways. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing all our Dragon grandparents!


https://forms.gle/amGKaBCFatvbvRwv7

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Volunteers in Public Schools - VIPS

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for parents and guardians to volunteer at school. All volunteers must complete a background check in order to volunteer. Please click on the link below to register for VIPS and volunteer at any of our school events.


https://www.houstonisd.org/vips#calendar347170/20220907/month

Handbook Highlights

BREAKFAST

HISD provides free breakfast for all Daily Elementary students. The HISD Food Service Department provides monthly breakfast calendars access online. Breakfast is available to all Daily students free of charge from 7:15 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. Any breakfast NOT coming from the Daily cafeteria must be consumed off campus. Students cannot bring breakfast or breakfast drinks from McDonald’s, Starbucks, etc. to be consumed on campus.


TARDIES

Students who are not in the school building by 7:40 a.m. will be counted tardy. Children who are tardy must be checked in by a parent. Oversleeping, alarm clock trouble, no ride, etc. are considered unexcused tardies. Plans and back-up plans should be made to ensure that students arrive on time each day. Tardies are shown on the report card and are documented in every child’s permanent record folder.

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Picture Day Information - September 13

September 13 will be Picture Day at Ray K. Daily! On individual picture day, students do not need to follow dress code guidelines. However, students do need to be dressed appropriately for a regular school day. Ball gowns, party shoes and suits are not practical for children to wear to school.


Next week, your child will be bringing home a form to pre-order pictures. Parents also have the option of placing an order online. If you choose to pre-order online, please use the link below:


https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/


Code to Use:

68976HA

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September - Attendance Awareness

September is Attendance Awareness month. Having good attendance is important at any age - from pre-kindergarten to high school. The chances for academic success increases when students attend school consistently.


Too many absences can make learning hard and cause students to fall behind. Chronic absences (missing 10% of the school year or missing just 2-3 days every month) can lead to lower grades and test scores. It is also related to lower reading and math skills, and high school graduation rates.


Every Friday in September, we will be celebrating our students who come to school! Please see the picture below!

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HISD Connect

If you do not already have an HISD Connect Parent Portal, check your child's green Communication folder from last Wednesday for your student-specific HISD Connect letter that will give directions on how to create an HISD Connect Parent Portal so you can view your child's attendance and grades at your convenience.


If your child was at an HISD school last year and you already created an account, please do not create another account. However, please complete the Student Verification portion to update contact information.

Daily Elementary Carpool Morning/Afternoon/Walkers

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Parent Handbook

Please click on the Parent Handbook below to know all the A to Z's about being a Daily Parent!