Tumbleweed Press

September 2022 Edition

A Message from Mrs. Haymark

Vogel Texan Families,

This school year is off and running! Your child's teachers have been hard at work setting the stage for an amazing school year!!! Students continue to be engaged and our teachers are working diligently to support each of their kiddos daily!

This month is a busy one with our Oak Ridge War Eagle Homecoming parade and game, Read for a Better Life, and Fall Pictures. Don't forget to check out the Upcoming Events section below.

We look forward to your continued support and partnership this school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!


Christa Haymark, Principal


Vogel Texans Stand with Uvalde

Uvalde ISD starts their school year on Tuesday, September 5th. They have overcome many challenges since their tragedy in May and with the support of many communities across Texas have begun their recovery process. Please help us honor and support this community by encouraging your child to wear maroon and/or white to school on Tuesday, September 5th. Help us wish them a safe and successful school year and clearly let them know our Vogel community is behind them!!!
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21-22 Accountability Summary

The campus 2021-2022 Accountability Summary has been posted on our school's webpage.

The accountability reports can be accessed using the following steps:

From the school’s website:

· Go to "Our School/Campus"

· Click “View School Profile"

· Select “Accountability Reports”

· Click “2021-2022"

· Select "2022 Accountability Summary "

Parent Access

The most frequently asked question we get at the beginning of the year is how can I help my child be successful in intermediate school. The transition to intermediate can be challenging for some kiddos. The best thing a parent can do to support their child is to help them build organizational systems. Some students have trouble juggling the increased number of teachers and assignments. Help your child get into the routine of checking for work inside their flexi-folder every night. Look at graded assignments that are sent home to see if there are concepts your child is struggling to master. And sign up for a Parent Access account to monitor your child's grades. If you see zeros or "Z"s in the gradebook, it means that your child has not turned in their assignment. Encourage them to complete the work and turn it in. It's never too late to turn work in or too early to start building good study habits. If you don't have a Parent Access account CLICK HERE to register. Your involvement in their education is important. If you have questions on how else you can support your child, please reach out to your child's teacher or one of our school counselors.

Student Access

Parent Access

Car Rider Reminders

1. Please talk to your student about being prepared to get into the car in the afternoon. Students who are not actively listening for their name or looking for their car are causing a back up in the line. Several of our students have to be called multiple times before they begin walking to their car in the afternoon. Any support you can give would help the car rider line move quicker.

2. All parents/guardians picking up in the afternoon must have 22-23 Vogel car rider tag. If you don't have a car rider tag for pick-up, please be prepared to show your ID.

3. There is NO left or right turn into the school drive when traveling on Geffert Wright. All cars entering the drive must cross over Geffert Wright from car rider line across the street from the school. Cars coming from Hanna or Maplewood all access the car rider line near the transportation building. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Student Check-Out and Dismissal

As a reminder, parents who elect to check students out of school must do so before 3:30 pm. The afternoon is a busy time preparing for dismissal. We want to ensure that all changes get to teachers in plenty of time to inform students. When checking students out, please remember to bring your state issued ID with you. We appreciate all your patience and understanding with this process.

Remember to please refrain from picking students up in front of the school on Geffert Wright Drive or at the semi-circle on the street in front of the bus ramp as this is a safety hazard. The entrance for the car rider line is across the street from Vogel at the Bus Barn.

Student Tardies

We are aware students have arrived to campus tardy due to the bus picking up at your child's designated location outside the pick-up time provided. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused many families. Our transportation department is working hard to rectify this issue. Please be advised, any student who arrives to school late on a bus will not be counted tardy. If your child arrived late on a bus and was marked tardy, please email our Attendance Clerk, Tina Rodriguez, at terodriguez@conroeisd.net and she will rectify the tardy.

Campus Visitors

All visitors must be able to provide a government issued, photo I.D. at each visit. Photos of the I.D. will not be accepted. Visitors will check in at the front office and receive a Visitor Badge which must be worn at all times in the building. When leaving the building, visitors must check out with the front office and return the badge.

Drop Off Procedures for Forgotten Items

Please help your student be fully prepared for their day by ensuring that they have all needed materials (backpack, lunch, water bottle, etc...) before leaving for school in the morning.

To minimize interruptions to classrooms, please limit drop-offs to the following items:

  • Water bottles and lunches may be placed on the Drop-off table before 10:30 a.m. at the front office. These items should be labeled with your child’s name and homebase teacher's name to ensure proper delivery. Students are encouraged to check the drop off table at the beginning of their lunch if they forgot it at home.
  • If you need eye glasses delivered to your child, please do not put them on the drop-off table. Bring them to the office staff for immediate delivery to your child.
  • Any class work or homework that is dropped off will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox to be picked up during the day.

Delivery of flowers, balloons, etc. to students at school are not permitted.

Student Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring water bottles each day. Please clearly write your child's name on the bottle with permanent marker. Students may refill their bottles during the day at one of our new water bottle filling stations.

Read for a Better Life

Each year, Conroe ISD highlights the significance of reading by ensuring campuses dedicate one day celebrating the fun and excitement reading can add to our lives. This year, the event will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. To celebrate this special occasion, we ask that you would consider allowing your children to dress as their favorite storybook character. All character costumes should follow dress code policy. No costume masks or costumes which could elicit fear are permitted. We look forward to spending a day of reading with our students!

ORHS Dress Up - Week of September 19th

All students participating in ORHS Dress Up Days will need to continue to follow the student dress code.

9/19: Monday - Decade Day

* Dress up in an outfit from your favorite decade

* Homecoming Parade Day

9/20: Tuesday - Luau Day

* Favorite Vacation T-shirt/Attire

9/21: Wednesday - Character Day

* Read for a Better Life Day

*Favorite book or movie character

* Scary outfits and face coverings are not permitted

9/22: Thursday - Dress to Impress

* Wear your best fancy outfit

* ORHS Homecoming Game

9/23: Friday - Class Color Day

* 5th: Red

* 6th: Blue

PTO News

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Upcoming Events


5 School Holiday

6 PTO Meeting @ 10:00am

19-23 ORHS Week (See Dress Up Above)

19 ORHS Homecoming Parade

21 Read for a Better Life

22 ORHS Homecoming Game

22 Fall Picture Day

30 First Vogel Club Day


6 PTO Meeting @ 10:00am

7 No School: Student Holiday

10 No School: Holiday

24-28 Red Ribbon Week

27 Fall Title Night 5:00-6:30pm


3 PTO Meeting @ 10:00am

8 No School: Staff Development

14-18 Generation Texas Week

21-25 No School: Thanksgiving Break


1 PTO Meeting @ 10:00am

16 Early Release Day, End of Nine Weeks

19-1/3 Winter Break


4 Classes Resume

Parent To-Do List:

  • Register for a Parent Access Account:

Visit https://pac.conroeisd.net/parent.asp to register. If you do not have your student's six-digit ID number, which is needed to register, please e-mail either your child’s teacher or Tina Rodriguez at terodriguez@conroeisd.net to receive that number.

  • Update your contact information, etc...online

All returning students that registered prior to July 1 received an email in July with a "Snapcode". If you have not already done this, please use this link (ENG or SPANISH) to complete the verification of Student Registration. If you are unable to located the email, you can email our Registrar at terodriguez@conroeisd.net and she can re-send the email.

  • Acknowledge the Student Handbook

The CISD Elementary Handbook is acknowledged as part of your electronic verification of Student Registration.

  • Register for School Cash Online

This link is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children's school fees. https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/

  • Register to be a volunteer at Vogel

We look forward to providing opportunities for family members to volunteer at Vogel in the future. Please register here to be a volunteer!

  • Get Connected: Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app

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

District News

Parent Resource Center:

A place to support families with information and partnerships within the Conroe ISD community

Texas Kids First Accident Only Insurance

Conroe ISD offers an accidental insurance plan available for purchase for all students enrolled in the district. The attached brochure offers a brief illustration of coverage offered through the Texas Kids First K-12 Student Accident Insurance Program. These 5 affordable, limited-benefit plans are designed to help offset deductibles and co-insurance. The policy issued will be the contract and will govern and control the payment of benefits. A link provide below has more information and/or online enrollment.

For more information, please visit www.texaskidsfirst.com.

To download and complete the application, click on the link below. Please do not return the application to the school; directions for mailing the application are on the second page of the brochure.

2022-2023 School Calendar

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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.