DAVID NEWS

August 3, 2022

DAVID ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5301 Shadowbend Pl.

The Woodlands, TX 77381

281-298-4700

281-298-4703 (fax)

www.david.conroeisd.net

Upcoming Events

Aug. 8
  • 4:30 - 6:30 pm Meet the Teacher

Aug. 10

  • First Day of School
Aug. 23

  • 10:00 am PTO Welcome Social

Aug. 30

  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm KG, 1st, 2nd Grade Parent Information Night
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm 3rd, 4th Grade Parent Information Night
Sept. 5
  • Holiday
Sept. 6

  • 10:00 am PTO Meeting
Sept. 8
  • School Picture Day

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MEET THE TEACHER

“Meet the Teacher” is a come and go opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher and take care of the many small details involved in beginning a new school year. It will be held on:


Monday, August 8, 2022, 4:30 - 6:30 P.M. (ALL GRADE LEVELS)

"Come and Go"


You will receive notification of your child’s classroom assignment by 2:00 p.m. on August 8th. That evening you may proceed directly to his/her room. At “Meet the Teacher,” teachers do not give a presentation on curriculum or classroom management. This information will be given on Parent Information Night on Tuesday, August 30th. If you purchased school supplies on your own, you may bring them to your child's classroom at "Meet the Teacher". If you purchased school supplies through the PTO, they will be delivered to your child's classroom.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Please click on the "school supplies" picture or the link below for our 2022-2023 school supply list. If purchasing supplies on your own using the attached lists, you will also need to purchase a planner through our PTO's website: https://davidpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home . Supplies can be dropped off in your child's classroom at Meet the Teacher on August 8th.


If you purchased a school supply pack through EPI in the spring, all supplies, including the planner, and will be delivered to your child's classroom.

DAVID PTO NEWS

Welcome back David Dolphins! We are looking forward to a great, fun filled year!


See you at Meet the Teacher:

The PTO will be located by the library at Meet the Teacher night. Come say hi, purchase some spirit wear, ask any questions you may have and take a look at volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year! **Please note we will only be accepting card transactions and NO CASH OR CHECKS at meet the teacher**


Get a jump start on all your PTO needs by:

Logging-in or registering at https://davidpto.membershiptoolkit.com and making sure all current students are under your family’s profile.


Check out our School Store:

• Join the PTO – Your $20 Membership fee per family includes access to our online directory, private Facebook page, and periodic PTO informative emails. Your membership also helps fund field trips, new recess equipment, new technology, and much more! You can also make a donation…any amount over $20 automatically includes a PTO membership!


• Purchase Spirit Wear – Show your school spirit by ordering a David Dolphin T-shirt, which students and faculty wear every Friday. We have adult sizes for parents too. You can also purchase one of our David Elementary drawstring bags. *All orders placed by Monday, August 8th, will be TAX FREE.


• Order David Planners – All students are asked to purchase a David Student Planner. You do NOT need to purchase a planner if you ordered EPI school supplies through the PTO; it’s already included! These planners will be delivered directly to your child's classroom.


If you have any questions, please contact PTO President – Emma Mitchell at DavidPTOPresident@gmail.com.

VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS

We love to have parents come to the school! The first day of school, parents may walk their child to class. After this, we ask parents to say goodbye at the front door. There will be staff available to help all students find his/her classroom. All visitors to our building must check in and out through the front office with a current driver’s license or other form of picture identification. Parents are always welcome at school, but security is a top priority.


All parents must complete a volunteer application on-line before volunteering at the school or chaperoning field trips.


This application process must be completed each and every year. Please go to www.conroeisd.net, click on the Parent/Student tab, and then click on the Volunteer in CISD tab, or click on the link below.


Please note that visitors are not allowed to interrupt the classroom during instructional time unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher.

LUNCHROOM VISITORS

In the past, we have found that it is helpful for our students if parents do not join them for lunch during the first few weeks of school. We are requesting parents/guardians wait for now to join their child for lunch. Further details will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

SCHOOL HOURS/ATTENDANCE/TARDY POLICY

School hours are 8:05 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Students must be in their classroom before the 8:05 a.m. bell rings, or they will be considered tardy. Please note that 7:30 a.m. is the earliest time that your child may be dropped off. We do not have staff available to supervise students until that time.


Attendance is vitally important to your child’s current educational growth and future development. Research confirms that attendance is one of the greatest factors contributing to student achievement. Please note that if your child comes in after 9:00 a.m., it will count as an absence unless your child has a medical appointment and brings in a school excuse from the doctor.


Tardy Policy

A student is tardy if not in the classroom at 8:05 a.m. If your child is tardy, parents must sign him/her in at the front office and then he/she will receive a tardy slip before entering the classroom. When a student is tardy, an e-mail will be sent to the student’s guardian for notification.

STUDENT MEALS NO LONGER FREE FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

The federal waivers that have provided free meals for all students the last 2 years have now expired. If you are interested in applying for free or reduced meals, you must complete an application at www.myschoolapps.com. All students who would like to purchase breakfast or lunch, and do NOT qualify for the free/reduced meal program, must pay for meals. Please see the "Breakfast/Lunch" section below for more details regarding lunch accounts, pricing, etc.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH

Parents are encouraged to prepay for their child’s meals at www.myschoolbucks.com. Please allow up to 48 hours for payments to be applied to students’ accounts. There is a $2.75 charge per transaction to use the on-line payment system.


Breakfast is served here at David Elementary from 7:30 - 8:00 am. The price of breakfast is $2.00. The lunch price for regular student lunch is $3.20, and al a carte prices vary.


Please visit: http://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/ for menu options and more information.


If sending in cash or checks, please place in an envelope and include the child’s name, ID number and grade to ensure crediting to the proper account. Checks should be made payable to CISD Child Nutrition and include Driver’s License # and Date of Birth.

STUDENT INFORMATION VERIFICATION

All parents of returning students should have received an email notification from the district to verify the information we have on file for your student. The snapcode included in your email is the link to your child’s information. Some parents of Kindergarten students may have also received this notification if their information was processed earlier in the Spring.


Please take a moment to review and submit any needed changes before Meet the Teacher on Monday, August, 8th. If you did not receive this email, please contact Lori McCraw at 281-298-4712 or lmccraw@conroeisd.net.

PARENT ACCESS CENTER

This is an online tool available from CISD to allow parents to see grades, attendance, lunch account balances, etc.


Go to the CISD homepage at http://www.conroeisd.net. Click the Parents/Student tab, and then “Parent Access.” Choose Register if you do not have an account or Login if you have previously set up an account. Please read all of the instructions carefully before beginning. Look under frequently asked questions for answers on how to change your email, retrieve password, etc. The student identification number is your child’s CISD number, which also happens to be his/her lunch number. If you are not sure of this number, please look at a previous report card or call the front office. If you have any questions, please contact Lori McCraw at 281-298-4712 or lmccraw@conroeisd.net.

Transportation

Students come to school and return home by either bike riding/walking, day care van, bus, or car. Children are dismissed in that order. Parents must tell the teacher on or before the first day of school how their child will go home each day. Changes in the normal dismissal should be made in writing.


BUS INFORMATION

Bus numbers, stops, and times can be located on the CISD website, www.conroeisd.net; click on “Parents/Students” tab, then “Transportation.” Click on “Register for Transportation” and enter your child’s six digit identification number. To see if your child is eligible for bus service, click on “What Bus Do I Ride?” Please check the website before coming to “Meet the Teacher.” Students who live less than one mile from the school will not be eligible for bus transportation to and from school. You should also receive an email around the same time from the Transportation Department with information on how to sign up for bus service if your child qualifies. You need to register your child for the bus every year.


CAR LINE

Shadowbend Place and the car line are very busy during morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. Parents, please do not drop off or pick up your children on Shadowbend Place. We have had several near misses as children are dropped off or picked up on this very busy street. If your child is a car rider, please drop them off or pick them up in the car line on the front porch. You will receive a pick up sign for your child at "Meet the Teacher." Please be sure to put this sign in the front car window for pick up. If your child is a walker, please utilize our crossing guards.

We realize that there are circumstances where you may need to park and walk in with your child. During drop-off and pick-up times, please use the general parking area (not the spaces directly in front of the school) so that both parents and students do not have to cross through the car line.


TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Changes in transportation should be made in writing by the parent and sent to the teacher. We understand that an occasion may arise when it is necessary to make a last minute transportation change. These last minute changes should be reserved for emergency situations only. If you do need to call, please do so by 2:00 p.m. so that we can deliver these changes before the end of the day.


RAINY DAY DISMISSAL

A “Rainy Day Dismissal” occurs when we have severe weather determined by Administration. Please note that we normally do not determine this until the last few minutes of the day. If a “Rainy Day Dismissal” occurs, biking and walking are not allowed. If you choose to walk up to the school to pick up your student during a "rainy day dismissal," you must pick up your student at the grade level exits located on the east and west sides of the building. Parents of ALL grade level students must have their pick up signs with them during a "rainy day dismissal". Please be aware that if your child is not eligible for bus transportation as noted above, you will need to make prior arrangements for rainy day dismissal transportation. Each parent will complete a Google form that will be emailed to you on Monday, August 8th, to identify the method of dismissal on rainy days.


Please see below or click the button for our "Rainy Day Dismissal" FAQs.

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CLINIC

Welcome to 2022-23! I am looking forward to greeting new and returning students, and listening to their summer stories.


We are already at work, preparing for a safe and healthy year ahead. Please contact the clinic to discuss any health concerns that may require special care at school. The direct number to the clinic is 281-298-4711. Or contact the clinic by e-mail at ashaul@conroeisd.net.


If your child takes daily medication, or may need emergency medication at school, please call or email to schedule a convenient time to check this into the clinic. Medication administered to students must be provided by the parent/guardian—the clinic does not keep any ‘stock’ medications on hand (for example: pain relievers, antihistamines, topical creams, inhalers or epinephrine).


I am happy to report that our Clinic Assistant, Rhonda Belton, will be returning this year. We both look forward to seeing everyone very soon, and to getting the new year off to a great start!


Allyson Shaul, R.N.

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF SCHOOL: Please feel free to walk your new David Dolphin to the classroom on the first day of school. Then, let him/her go in on their own. You may want to discuss this in advance so your child will know what to expect. On the second day of school, in order to develop a sense of independence, please say goodbye to your child at the car line. The Kindergarten teachers have practiced what procedures to follow in the morning.


BACKPACKS: Backpacks are needed daily. Teachers recommend backpacks without wheels to prevent students from stumbling over wheels while walking throughout the hallways. We want all our students to be safe. It helps to have a backpack with an outside pocket for their water bottle.


WATER BOTTLES: Please have your child bring a water bottle (bottles with sport tops or pop-up tops work best) to school, labeled with his/her name.


WEDNESDAY FOLDERS: Important information comes home in their Wednesday folder. Please fill out any items of importance and then return folders ASAP.


LUNCH: Please teach your child how to open and close food containers so he/she will feel confident eating his/her lunch without your help.


For the first two weeks, it may be beneficial for your child to bring a lunch from home. After they get comfortable with where their table is, it’s easier to learn how the lunch line works!

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NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.