Ride Blast

September 11, 2020

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Important School-Wide Dates:

September

Sept 12 - Deadline to order school shirts

Sept 15 - Ride Night - Grandparents Edition - Grub

Sept 16 - Read for a Better Life -Celebrate Rdg

Sept 17 - PTO Zoom Meeting (You can find Meeting ID and Passcode at ridepto.com in PTO Meeting Agendas)

Sept 28 - Ride Night - Chick Fil-A, College Park - 5-7 pm

October 8 - Last Day of 1st grading period

October 9-12 - School Holiday

October 13 - First Day of 2nd grading period

Principal's Message

Hello Ride Families,

Congratulations! We have just completed an incredible week of "full school," in person for all our grades (PK - 4th). It was great to see the classrooms with children learning! It makes our hearts warm when we start seeing our challengers work hanging in the hallways and on bulletin boards.

I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work that our teachers have done for the reopening of Ride for in person instruction (roughly two thirds) and remote instruction (one third). I appreciate working with each one of them and for their long tireless hours spent bringing school back! They are positive, flexible, and patient; with that said, I realize we still have a long way to go, but with each week comes small wins, successes and accomplishments.

We tried a couple different dismissal approaches and even with the internet down today, the teachers did an amazing job!

Attendance: We all have a great opportunity in the current model to increase our students' attendance rates for both in person and remote students! If your child is absent for any reason, they may do any one of the following to be counted present that day.

1. Student shows as active for the day in Canvas or SeeSaw report.

2. Student attends a live video conference in a platform such as Zoom or Canvas.

3. Student starts, completes or turns in an assignment from canvas, Seesaw, email, phone/video call, paper assignment.

Students have until 11:59PM on that specific day to participate.

It is very important to make every attempt at one of the three options.

I hope this helps explain the process for attendance.


School hours are 8:00 - 3:10. Doors open at 7:30am



PTO-- Please take a moment to join PTO and purchase school shirts and spirit items. This will be our only format for fundraising this Fall. We really appreciate your support. See below.

Our wonderful PTO is have a "Back to School Rocks activity!! Please see below for details.

Don't forget Saturday, Sept. 12th is the last day to order school shirts!



Enjoy your weekend,

Megan Burnham, Principal

Screen your child prior to coming to School


Our parents are valued partners in our Roadmap to Reopening Plan. In addition to wearing cloth face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces, an essential element in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 at school is each parent’s commitment to screening their child daily for symptoms. Parents are also asked to keep any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at home and to notify the campus. Attached is a copy of the current screening process which outlines the symptoms. Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the symptoms described.

Please note that all campuses are closed to visitors at this time to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you must visit a campus, we ask that you screen yourself prior to leaving your home. All visitors that come on a campus/facility will be required to use the Access Intercom system or call the front office from their vehicle. Once the reception area identifies the person and their need to be on campus, they will be allowed in the building. All visitors will be required to sign in using the visitor program. Each visitor will be asked the screening questions. If a “yes” response is given to one of the questions, the visitor will be asked to leave the campus immediately.


Parent/teacher conferences, ARDS, 504 meetings etc. will be held virtually or by telephone when possible.


Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.


Sincerely,


Megan Burnham

Principal

COVID Visitor Check in

COVID Student Check in

Grandparents Day Giveback

If you choose to do online delivery or curbside pickup, don't forget to mention Sally K. Ride when ordering. Proceeds benefit our wonderful PTO and school. The giveback is good ALL DAY!
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Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

Visit the Roadmap to Reopening webpage for information relevant to the 2020-2021 school year.

This website is updated daily and changes are in red.


Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD


One question recently has been if Enrichment was a required class?

CISD will send out Report Card each 9 weeks. If you receive a grade in a class/subject, then you should participate in that class.

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Please go to the District's website for further information:

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Spirit Wear

The PTO is currently accepting pre-orders for T-Shirts, Yard Signs, and Face Masks!

September 12th is the deadline for all orders!

We will not have inventory on hand this year. This will be the only opportunity to purchase these items!


Don't wait to order your spirt wear! This Saturday will be your last chance!

https://nhathletics.com/sally-k-ride/

Would you like to join the Ride PTO?



Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Ride. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!


https://ridepto.membershiptoolkit.com/home



The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:


(a) promote the welfare of children at Ride

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Ride, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!



Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.


To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

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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