Shark Bites

Informational bites to let you know what's going on!

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all having a great Fall Break! I am sending this newsletter out early so that everyone has a chance to fill out any necessary forms (transportation, etc) as needed before students return to face-to-face instruction. We look forward to greeting so many new faces (and returning faces) on Monday the 19th!


-Students must register for transportation services prior to riding the bus.

-Free and Reduced Meals Application must be submitted for benefits to apply (Link below)

-Our school start time is 7:35 a.m. (Doors open at 7:05)

-All students must wear a face covering in the building and in the classroom since social distancing may no longer be possible due to class sizes

-School supply list is also linked below if needed


Updates for everyone:

-Virtual students may also have a schedule change if their virtual teacher is becoming a face to face teacher. The schedule can be viewed in Skyward. Virtual daily schedules will be sent out to students who experience a schedule change.


As always, keeping students and staff safe is our priority. With the current pandemic and flu season right around the corner, we are committed to safety procedures and guidelines on campus. We will review all necessary procedures with our new and new-to-campus students beginning on Monday. Thank you for your patience and support with this constant-changing school year!


Sincerely,

Courtney Rodriguez

Principal

Reduced/Free Meals Application- Deadline is near!

The deadline for submitting the Free/Reduced Meal Form is due this week. The form can be filled out here through the website or with a direct submission through Skyward. If a family qualifies for Reduced/Free meals, it will also reduce the amount owed for the annual Tech Fee.
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Upcoming Dates:

10/19

  • Welcome back to school!
  • "Pack the Pantry" benefiting the Food Pantry begins. Any donation is welcome!

10/21

  • United for Kindness Day- wear an Orange Shirt & Jeans

10/22

  • Big Kahuna Fundraiser Kick-Off begins on campus
  • Deadline to order spirit wear (information below)

10/23

  • NFHS Homecoming
  • Jeans (no holes or tears in jeans) with Spirit shirt
  • Mums cannot have bells, noise-makers, or flashing lights

10/26

  • Kick-off to Red Ribbon Week (see picture below)

10/30

  • Book Character Dress-Up Day- Info coming from ELAR Teachers

Time Capsule Project for the Smith Yearbook

Memory from 2020 Project


This school year has definitely been one of a kind! There are some ups and downs and pros and cons- but we want your help to add personal touches to this year’s yearbook.


We are asking that students submit works of art to add to the yearbook to help capture memories of 2020. This art can be drawings, memes, graphics designs, or poems. We will choose some of these to use in the 2020-2021 yearbook.


  1. Designs must be appropriate. Negative comments or wording will not be accepted.

  2. Be creative!

  3. Complete project using plain drawing paper (not bigger than 8.5 x 11)

  4. Write your name and grade on the back of the project. If submitting via email make sure to add your name and grade level in the body of the email.

  5. Submit your physical project to Mrs. Clark (Rm 59). You can also scan/ take a picture of your project and email to Mrs. Clark at ekclark@forneyisd.net . PLEASE MAKE SURE PHOTOS AND SCANS are clear, not blurry, and capture all of your work.

  6. Deadline is December 14, 2020


Deadline is December 14, 2020. Make sure to submit to Mrs. Clark as soon as possible.

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Add these to your calendar...

In addition to our campus jean days with spirit shirts, FISD has added Future Ready Days where students can wear jeans with a college or military shirt to show that they are future ready! Please see those added dates below.
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Order Spirit Wear Here!

The school ID# is 363975

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Grab & Go Meals for Virtual Students

Grab & Go Meal service is available for purchase for our virtual students. Families are welcome to pick-up breakfast and/or lunch at any campus in our district during the following times:

Elementary: 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Intermediate: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Middle: 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

High: 8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Covid Self-Reporting Form (Symptoms or Exposure)

For students and staff members in Forney ISD

Medication Form for Clinic

If you are sending your child with, or dropping off, medications to be administered during the school day, please fill out a form for each medication.

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Student Passwords

Don't forget that all returning student accounts will force a change of password beginning on August 3rd. Please click here for directions and support.