The Booker Bulletin
Weekly Newsletter - September 20 - 24
Booker's Calendar of Events
Sept 24 - 1st-5th Progress Reports Available on HAC
Sept 28 - Healthcare Heroes Cards & Pictures due to Joe Clark
Sept. 30 - EVERY CHILD MUST HAVE A CHROMEBOOK OR DEVICE DEADLINE
Oct. 8 - Half Day Dismissal for students - 12:35pm
Oct. 11 - Calendar Break & Student Holiday
Oct. 15 - Festive Friday - Wear Hispanic Heritage Attire
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month!
ANNUAL UPDATES ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS
Save our Free Breakfast & Lunch Program - Complete your child's annual update!
Parents and guardians, the annual update is a requirement for every child enrolled in Spring ISD. Please complete the ANNUAL UPDATE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 30TH! We will have to start pulling students out of class after the deadline!
TOO MANY TARDIES - BOOKER BENGALS!
AVOID BEING LATE, COME BEFORE 8!!
BOOKER BENGALS - ATTEND TO WIN!
COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME!
SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:05!
FREE BREAKFAST - 7:35AM
Click here to read more about the Compulsory Attendance Law. All students are required to be in attendance at least 90% of the school year! Our attendance rate is too low! We need our scholars in school every day!
ALL OF OUR KIDDOS NEED A CHROMEBOOK
PLEASE REQUEST A CHROMEBOOK HERE!
EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A CHROMEBOOK. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DEVICE, NO NEED TO CHECK ONE OUT, BUT LET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER KNOW A CHROMEBOOK IS NOT NEEDED!
Also, a big THANK YOU to all of you who helped get us up to 86% on our Chromebook Audit! We are so grateful! We only have 43 more Chromebooks to audit!
The beginning of year (BOY) screeners are complete. These screeners are used only for instructional/ intervention purposes and not grades. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher. As we move forward, all students in 3rd-5th grade, will participate in a Pre-STAAR Assessment in October. This will provide a baseline so growth can be measured throughout the year. This will be taken during class and no changes to the schedule are necessary. We ask for your support during these assessments to encourage your child to do the best that they can and not to be discouraged if they do not know some of the answers.
If you have any questions or need clarification you can contact me at email@example.com.
Teresa DuPont, Campus Testing Coordinator (CTC)
Find more details about campus policies and procedures, start times, tardies, absences, and so much more! A quick guide for information about your child's school!
Student card campaign to bring appreciation to healthcare heroes
As healthcare workers across the region and state face ongoing challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Spring ISD students are being asked to share their support by creating cards for the Celebration of Healthcare Heroes Campaign.
The effort is in support of St. Luke’s Health staff members who are working on the frontlines of the pandemic. The hospital system’s Chief Executive Officer said the card campaign comes at a time when many in the industry are experiencing exhaustion and burnout, 18 months into the fight against COVID-19.
“As our nurses and caregivers face this fourth — and what threatens to be the most impactful — surge of COVID-19 cases, we see and feel their exhaustion,” T. Douglas Lawson, Ph.D said. “Our providers are working to deliver exceptional care to the sickest members of our communities, and some days, they have little left for themselves or their own families. For all that they give to all of us, I would like to ask for your help to give something back to them.”
Spring ISD is encouraging students to create cards featuring pictures, notes, or whatever else could put a smile on the faces of these local caregivers.
“As a district, we are always grateful for the tireless efforts of our healthcare heroes throughout the Houston area,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “But during this especially difficult time, it is imperative that we let them know that we are here in support of them and that we see their incredible efforts. I hope that the words of encouragement and gratitude from our Spring ISD students can provide a bright moment in their day.”
Campuses can collect cards and send via interoffice mail to the PVA Department, attention Joe Clark, by Tuesday, Sept. 28
We are partnering with Koala Kare again this year! They offer before and after school services for parents! Hours of operation 6:30am - 6:30pm each day. Located in Booker's cafeteria!
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PRESS 2 - ATTENDANCE CLERK - Ms. Enciso - email@example.com
PRESS 0 - RECEPTIONISTS - Mrs. Sanchez - firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING ISD GENERAL INFORMATION
IMMUNIZATIONS, VACCINATIONS & COVID TESTING SITES
Spring ISD & Harris County Public Health Host Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing
Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations
Spring ISD is partnering with Houston Medical ER and Inspire Health to offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites to the district’s students, staff and community.
Inspire Health mobile testing units will be at the following campuses, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Westfield High School (16713 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77090)
*Planet Ford Stadium (23802 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77373)
To expedite testing, students and staff members may pre-register beforehand here, but pre-registration is not required. Inspire Health plans to expand location options in the near future.
Additionally, Houston Medical ER (2306 Rayford Road, Spring, TX 77386) also is providing free vaccines and testing, Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
A form for all staff and students to expedite the screeners and vaccines by registering before arrival.
SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM
Don’t miss your chance to take the PSAT
For Spring ISD 8th- 11th-grade students, it’s the time of year to think about signing up to take the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT, test (also referred to as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or NMSQT).
The PSAT/NMSQT for 10th- and 11th-Grade Spring ISD students is on Oct. 13 this year, while students in Grade 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to take the test on different days designated for their campus between Oct. 11 - 15.
The PSAT is a great opportunity for rising high schoolers and high school underclassmen to experience the rigors and challenges of studying for and taking standardized college admissions tests. The PSAT is very similar in format to the SAT and makes a great practice test before taking the actual SAT.
Not only is the PSAT a great way to help get ready for later college admissions testing on the SAT or even the ACT, but the PSAT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which has recognized over 3.3 million students and provided scholarships worth more than $1.8 billion since 1955.