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The First Week of School Edition

A Message from Mrs. Haymark

Vogel Texan Families,


The first day is fast approaching! Our teachers have been hard at work preparing to greet our Texans virtually on Wednesday, August 12th.


Last week all of our teachers reached out to their homebase students to introduce themselves, share important information about the first few days of virtual school, and invite them to our "Meet the Teacher" event. For those of you who were able to join us, thank you for taking time out of your day to get to know your child's teacher. The event was a huge success! If you haven't received a call from us, please let us know. We want to make sure your child knows how to log on and be marked present starting on Day One!


Our fantastic technology duo, Ashley Colvin (librarian) and Aimee Caraway (technology coach), created a Vogel Roadmap to Reopening modeled off of the CISD's Roadmap to Reopening. The site houses Vogel specific information about procedures we will implement this coming year to keep our staff and students safe. We will continue to update the Vogel site as we are made aware of additional information.


The first day of school is my absolute favorite day all school year! We are excited and ready!!! Send us your first day of school pictures to contactvogel@conroeisd.net. We will create a slideshow and post the pictures on our website as well as our Facebook page. Please join in the fun!!!


Thank you for all of your ongoing support and patience as we navigate through the uncertainty. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out via phone (832-663-4300) or email (contactvogel@conroeisd.net).


Sincerely,

Christa Haymark, Principal

cghaymark@conroeisd.net

Virtual Attendance Requirements

First Day Attendance: There are three ways for your child to be marked present: participate in a live Zoom/Canvas meeting, access and submit assignments in Canvas, or directly communicate with the teacher (email, phone call, class dojo message). It is imperative that your child participates in Canvas (via live platform or assignments) or you make contact on Wednesday. Without contact on the first day of school, the school is required to unenroll your child. This is true every year, but it's normally easy to account for attendance because the children are in our building. I appreciate your help in this matter!


Attendance After the First Day: Will be taken based on the same three factors above (participation in a live Zoom/Canvas meetings, accessing and submitting assignments, or direct contact with the teacher). Teachers will be checking attendance everyday. If your child does not log on and participate or communicate with their teacher, he/she will be marked absent for the day. It is mandatory that CISD follow the attendance guidelines as set forth by the State of Texas.

Campus Curbside Meals

Beginning Thursday, August 13, curbside meals will no longer be free for all students. 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.

Chromebook Distribution

Our last distribution day before the first day of school is tomorrow!!!


Tuesday, August 11th: 7:00am - 6:00pm


If your child will need technology to access the remote curriculum, please click the link below.


Technology Request Link


You will pick up your Chromebook in the front driveway. There is signage directing you to call a number once you arrive. Send direct questions to: Ashley Colvin - acolvin@conroeisd.net) or Aimee Caraway (acaraway@conroeisd.net).

New to Vogel Fine Arts Selection

Are you new to Vogel? Whether you are a new 5th or 6th grader, we want to help you make your fine arts selection as easy as possible! Our incredible fine arts team has put together a presentation about each fine arts class we offer. Click the link below to watch the presentation and make your section. Let us know if you have questions.


FINE ARTS SELECTION LINK

Need WiFi Access?

The district has installed WiFi access that will be pushed out into the parking lots of several facilities across the district to enable more students to access the online curriculum. The CISD Natatorium next to Woodforest Stadium, Oak Ridge High School, and Kaufman Elementary are the three sights in our area that have the public WiFi. Use the pictures below for specifics on location of the WiFi signal.

Masks and Water Bottles

As part of our COVID-19 mitigation strategies, our water fountains have been turned off. The district is in the process of installing no-touch water bottle refilling stations in all schools. We are asking for all students to bring a refillable water bottle to school with them. Please clearly write your child's first and last name on their water bottle with permanent marker.


At this time, all 5th and 6th graders in Conroe ISD will be required to wear masks at school. Please have your child practice wearing a mask prior to the first day of traditional instruction. It will set them up for success.

The Counselors' Corner

A Message From Nurse Gohlke

There is a new procedure for medications at school this year. ALL medications will require a doctor's note in order for them to be given at school. This is for both prescription medications AND over the counter medications. If you would like to check medication into the clinic for your child, please call the clinic so we can explain the form needed and the procedures the clinic uses to take in medications. Thank you.


Gay Gohlke

ggohlke@conroeisd.net

832-663-4309

Yearbooks and School Supplies

If you had a pre-paid school supplies pack delivered to school or haven't picked up your 2019-2020 yearbook, please call our front office (832-663-4300) or email your child's homebase teacher. We would be happy to schedule a time for you to collect your student's belongings.

Upcoming Important Events

August

11 - Technology Distribution 7:00am-6:00pm

12 - First Day of School Remote School - Don't forget to log on!!!

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School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

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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, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.