Patriot Press

September 7, 2021

Mark Your Calendar...

Monday, 9/6 - Labor Day School Holiday

Tuesday, 9/14 - Backyard PTA Spirit Night 5-9pm

Wednesday, 9/15 - Wylie Way Day

Monday, 9/20 - Wylie ISD College Night

Saturday, 9/25 - PTA Back the Future Event

Monday - Wednesday 10/4-10/6 - 6th Grade Adventure Camp

Friday, 10/8 - End of Learning Term 1

Monday-Friday 10/11-10/15 Fall Break

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6th Grade Adventure Camp Information


6th Grade Adventure Camp is quickly approaching on October 4-6. If you indicated interest in your child attending, forms have been sent home to you for completion. If you would like for your 6th grade student to attend and have not registered, please contact Mr. Keisler as soon as possible.

Payments can be made using the following link, or by check/cash. Payment is due September 20. If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to Austin Keisler, Fidel Lozano, or Beth Craighead.

austin.keisler@wylieisd.net

fidel.lozano@wylieisd.net

beth.craighead@wylieisd.net

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For the 2021-2022 school year, students enrolled in Wylie ISD will be eligible to receive a free healthy meal every day at school. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals; however, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued extended waivers that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year.

Due to the Nation’s labor and supply shortages, menu changes may occur often. We will do our best to provide notice of menu changes as we receive notice from our vendors.

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments

Our students have been taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments the last couple of weeks. We will continue to administer the MAP assessments to students who may have been absent during the testing time. Students are assessed in the areas below:

5th grade - math, reading and science

6th grade - math and reading

Children learn better and faster when teachers have a clear picture of what each student knows and is ready to learn next. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This type of assessment challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level. Results will be sent home to all families in the next few weeks.

PTA Membership Drive Information -

If you haven't had a chance to join the Draper Intermediate PTA for the 2021-22 school year, you may join using the link below.

https://draper-pta.square.site/

Upcoming Draper PTA Spirit Night - September 14th!

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2021-22 Yearbooks Available for Order...

http://jostensyearbooks.com or OR call TOLL FREE at 1-877-767-5217
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Connect with us on Facebook...

Did you know that Draper has a Facebook page that is constantly updated with news, announcements, pictures, and more? If you have not yet "Liked" our Draper Facebook page, we encourage you to do so. We know you'll love it!

Patriot Plus Begins...

Patriot Plus will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021! This is an embedded time within the school day where students are participating in extension and intervention activities based on their individual needs. These activity groups are fluid and based on student need throughout the school year to engage students at high levels. Our campus team of teachers designs and facilitates this learning each day. We look forward to showcasing Patriot Plus student learning very soon!

Bus Transportation Information

A few important updates and reminders for the new year:

  • Bus stops/bus routes (Infofinder) is live and up to date, the link can be found here or on the transportation webpage. Please check your child’s bus stop information as needed.

  • Wylie ISD uses “Here Comes the Bus,” which can be found through the district’s app (can also be downloaded on its own). Here Comes the Bus is how the Transportation department communicates if a bus is running late. More information about Here Comes the Bus can be found on the Transportation webpage.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures



  • School doors unlock at 7:45am.
  • Breakfast is available in the cafeteria each morning.
  • Students will report to the cafe (6th grade) and the gym (5th grade) in the morning if arriving prior to the release bell at 7:55am.
  • The bus loop is behind the building and students will enter through the cafeteria doors when they ride a bus.
  • Students who are dropped off or picked up by car will use the front entrance off of Country Club Road.
  • Anytime students are picked up after 8:15am and before 3:30pm they will need to be checked out through the front office.
  • Please see the traffic route patterns below...
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PRE-CHECK ID Program

We are excited to continue our Pre-Check ID program and welcome our parents and families back on our campuses to volunteer and for celebrations and events. The webpage has been updated for the new school year. Please start by filling out the form on the website. Once the form and background check have been completed, Pre- check ID badges can be requested in the front office.

Draper Intermediate Administrative TEAM

We are here for you! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions, concerns and feedback anytime. We are here to work in partnership with you to provide a quality education for all students. #DRAPERDRIVEN