HUSKY HOWLER

SEPTEMBER 2022

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Holmsley is a Title I school

Title I is a federally-funded program designed to reinforce the basic and advanced skills of students who are struggling in school. Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind Act passed by Congress in 2002. A school is selected as a Title I school on the basis of the number of families within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Students are selected to participate based on academic needs. Please visit our school website for more information, or join us on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m.



As a parent of a student at a campus receiving Title I funds, federal law allows you to ask for information about the certification, college major, and advanced degrees of your child’s teacher(s). You also have the right to request information about the qualifications of a teacher aide or paraprofessional providing direct services to your child. If you would like to receive this information, you may contact the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. Human Resources Department at 281-897-4099.

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Sign the parent ackowledgement form for the Chromebook 2022-2023

By signing, the parent is indicating that they agree to let their student have a CFISD chromebook for the 2022-2023 school year and that they will return any items if they leave or graduate from CFISD. There is no fee associated with signing the form and it must be completed in order for a student to receive a CFISD Chromebook.


See paper form or online instructions below.


If you need assistance, please call the Cy-Fair Customer Care Center at 281-897-4357.

Lunch with Students Information

Starting September 6th, ONLY PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS are allowed to have lunch with their children, and at all times visitors need to have a valid picture identification. They are not permitted to enter the building without one. When parents have lunch with their student they can only have lunch with their children and not with other students. They cant bring lunch for or take videos or pictures of other students. They must also sit in the assigned parent tables.
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School Cafe

  • SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.
  • School Café also allows parents, students and staff to view and interact with school cafeteria menus, view nutritional analysis, ingredient and allergen information.
  • Free/Reduced Price meal applications can also be accessed and completed on School Café.
  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.
  • Call 281-897-4550 or visit the Food Production Center at 11355 Perry Road with questions and for assistance.
  • Paper applications are available upon request

Transportation Changes

*All transportation changes must be made in writing*

Please send a written note to school with the transportation change, student’s full name, teacher’s name, a parent signature and phone number where you can be reached.

In the case of an emergency: parents may fax the school at

281-463-5529 before 3:00 p.m.



Please note: E-mail or phone changes will not be accepted.

Please remember students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned bus stop.

HOME ACCESS CENTER LOGIN

Press this button to login to your Home Access Center account.

HOME ACCESS CENTER INSTRUCTIONS

Press this button for Home Access Center Instructions.

HAPPY FOX LINK

Press this button for the Happy Fox link. Reminder: CFISD is requiring all schools to assess a fee to replace any intentionally broken technology that will be the responsibility of the parent.

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Customer Care Center

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Cy-Fair Customer Care Center at 281-897-4357.

Message from the Nurse


GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL


A sick child who is unable to participate in school in a meaningful way should be kept home to rest and recover until symptoms resolve. Keeping a sick child home also protects other children, school staff, and visiting community members from contracting an illness that can be spread from person to person.


Please be aware of the following guidelines for school attendance.

  • COVID-19: Refer to the CFISD LEAD Safely plan for students who are experiencing symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in close contact with an individual who tested positive.

  • Fever: A child must remain home with fever equal to or > 100° F and may only return after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting must stay at home and may return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Following a diagnosis of pink eye, a child may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.
  • Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash must stay at home and may return to school after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorizes the child's return to school in writing or symptoms have resolved completely.
  • Head lice (pediculosis): Students who have an active case of live lice may attend school only after treatment which eliminates all live lice. Head lice do not jump or fly and are most commonly contracted by head-to-head touch. Head lice are common in school-aged children, so parents should routinely monitor children for live lice and teach the avoidance of behaviors that spread lice.

If you take your child to a healthcare provider for an evaluation of illness or injury, please be sure to request a written letter stating when your child may return to school and any accommodations required upon his/her return.


A healthy school community requires parents and schools to partner with each other. To prevent/minimize local outbreaks of contagious disease, parents must keep children who have an illness that can be spread from person to person at home, and CFISD school nurses will exclude students with symptoms of a communicable illness from school attendance.

COUNSELOR CORNER

School Pride:

Working Together Toward a Common Goal


“Individually, we are one drop, but together we are an ocean.” –Ryunosuki Satoro.


Welcome back, Huskies! We are Ms. Ramsey and Mrs. Brown, your Holmsley Elementary School Counselors. We are looking forward to meeting our newest Huskies!


The School Counselors are available for:

  1. · Individual Counseling
  2. · Small Group Counseling
  3. · Classroom Guidance and Social Emotional Lessons
  4. · Referral to community resources


Small Group Counseling

Throughout the year, we teach skills and strategies in small group settings, allowing students to share ideas and offer support through discussion and activities. Groups include skill-based (social/friendship, study skills, emotion, identification/regulation) and social emotional support. Groups are preventative and developmental. Please let us know if you are interested in a small group for your child.


Classroom Guidance

Classroom lesson topics address academics, career, and social-emotional skills. These lessons are aligned with state and national standards. During the month of September, we will introduce ourselves to students in our Meet the Counselor Lesson. We will follow that lesson up our We CARE lesson that teaches students about compassion and awareness.

Also during the month of September, the Bringing Out the Best character trait focus will be SCHOOL PRIDE. What is school pride? One way a student can demonstrate school pride is by caring about his/her schoolwork and being proud of his/her achievements.

Why is school pride important? First, school pride is important because when you take pride in your work, the work you produce is of better quality. Secondly, when a student takes pride in his/her work, it helps the student build a positive reputation. Lastly, school pride helps students feel good about themselves and builds confidence.


HOW CAN MY CHILD SHOW SCHOOL PRIDE?

· taking time to get work done neatly

· putting in your best efforts

· participating in School Activities

· recognizing one’s own strengths and weaknesses

· listening to feedback

· does the right thing, even when no one is watching

· attending school every day

· celebrating success

· listen to teachers


October’s Bringing out the Best character trait focus will be INTEGRITY. October will be an eventful month and will kick off with College and Career Week and then Anti-Bullying Awareness Week. October’s lessons will end with Red Ribbon Week.


HAPPY HEALTHY KIDS TIP:

Prepare children to transition back to school by having frequent, open conversations about it. Answer their questions, set expectations, and be excited together. To ease students’ back to school worries, offer them a sense of control: allow him/her to pick out her own clothes, pack his/her own lunch, or pick out special school supplies.


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ms. Ramsey & Mrs. Brown

Holmsley Elementary School

Phone: (281) 463-5885

Email: michelle.ramsey@cfisd.net

Email: elisabeth.brown@cfisd.net

Please contact us by phone, email, or by appointment. We are happy to see our Huskies!

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Message from the Registrar

Tardies

The school day begins promptly at 8:45 a.m. Students who are not in the building at this time are considered tardy and will be asked to report to the office for an Admit to Class slip. All tardies are considered unexcused after 8:45 am unless a doctor’s note is provided.


When Your Child is Absent

When your child is absent, it is not necessary at the elementary level to call the school to report the absence. Calling will not excuse your child’s absence. You can send a note with the student or fax it to 281-463-5529. If you fax the note, please call us to confirm we received it. Please include the student’s first name, last name, and homeroom teacher on the excuse note.


Under the Mandatory Attendance Law, the state requires a court warning for excessive absences. Any excuse received after three days is considered unexcused and could result in a court warning. Remember to always send an excuse note with your child within three days when they return to school, explaining the reason for the absence. If your child is sent home by the nurse and is absent any following days, we will need a note to excuse those absences.


Moving? Withdrawing Your Child from School?

Please notify Ms. Valderrama in the attendance office 24-48 hours before withdrawing your child from school. The withdrawal process goes much faster and smoother with the extra notification. This extra time allows Ms. Valderrama to notify teachers, the librarian, get materials together, etc. A consent form will need to be signed by the parent or legal guardian. You will need these papers to register at the new school.

Class Demonstrations

Parents,

If you are interested in learning about science and in doing a class demonstration, the list of trainings is listed in the attachment below

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