The Cub Hub

Frost Elementary News

August 2021

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Welcome Back, Polar Bear Families!

Meet Your Teacher Tuesday, August 17!

Our staff at Frost Elementary can't wait to see you when you come to meet your teachers and find your classrooms Tuesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm! Our PTO will have cookies in the elementary foyer, and class lists will be posted at the teachers' doors. Be sure to visit Mrs. Carson at the transportation table in the elementary foyer to pick up car tags or find out bus information, and if you need help with online registration, computers and assistance will be available in the library (ALL students must register online prior to the first day of class).

School Starts Wednesday, August 18!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

School doors open at 7:15 a.m. for breakfast service (and breakfast is provided to all students at no cost this year!) and class begins at 7:45 a.m. Car riders will unload at the elementary entrance and bus riders will unload at the new cafeteria entrance.


7:15 - 7:45 Breakfast

7:45 1st Bell/Class Begins

7:50 Tardy Bell


3:20 Elementary Dismissal (3:27 JH & 3:30 HS)


Car riders may be picked up after school at the elementary entrance. Walkers will be released from the elementary entrance after secondary dismissal.


Please notify your child's teacher in writing in advance if changes will be made to transportation. If an emergency requires a late change, call Reina Suaste at the front office. Transportation changes may not be made after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the change.


Parents of pre-k students only may walk their students to class the first week of school. After the first week, all students transition more easily with a quick good-bye from the car.

Visitors On Campus

For the safety of our students and to maintain a focused learning environment, all visitors to campus must sign in at the front office. Parents are welcome to attend scheduled teacher conferences and meetings at school, and PTO volunteers are welcome to meet at school to work on school activities. To prevent possible exposures to COVID-19, guests are not allowed to join students for breakfast, lunch, or during classes at this time.


All visitors are encouraged to wear masks, and should not come to our campus if positive for, exposed to, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Attendance

Students make the most progress when they attend school regularly. Texas Education Code requires that students attend class at least 90% of school days in order to promote to the next grade level without making up time during after school tutorials, Saturday school or summer school. This can be a tricky situation with COVID-19 spreading, so it is imperative that students not miss school unless absolutely necessary in order to have days available if sickness strikes. That being said, please do not send sick kids to school. Students must be fever-free without the use of medicine for 24 hours before returning to school, and students who are diagnosed with COVID-19 must additionally stay home at least 10 days after symptoms first appear.


To excuse an absence, please send a written note or email to your child's teacher following an absence and include the child's name, date of absence, and reason for absence. You may also send a note from the doctor or dentist's office following appointments.

Student Birthdays

We love to celebrate students, especially on their birthdays! Parents are welcome to send special treats for your student's class on their birthday. Teachers will distribute the treats at an appropriate time during their schedule. Please consider nut allergies when sending food to share. If your child has a summer birthday, coordinate with the teacher to determine another special day, such as a half-birthday, if you'd like to celebrate.

Let's Have a Great Year!

Our vision at Frost ISD is to empower all students to achieve excellence by providing high-quality instruction in a safe, welcoming environment. Our staff values partnerships with parents, and we believe that positive collaborations will help meet the unique needs of each student. We hope to provide a joyful education experience for our young cubs and, in the process, develop their Polar Bear Pride!
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