B.B. Rice Elementary Newsletter

August 7, 2020

Mission Statement

More than competency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and math, it is this school’s mission to nurture in each child:

The habit of creative independent thinking, a positive self-image, an attitude of social cooperation and moral responsibility, pride in self, community, state, and country,
The ability to be a producer, not just a consumer,
of Knowledge.

“In this school, we reach for the stars.”

A Message from Mrs. Sciba

Dear Raccoon Families,

Our staff returned this week and they are so excited to serve our families! They are busy getting their learning platforms loaded with great lessons and contacting families to ensure everyone has what they need to be successful. We are also reviewing safety protocols so that we are keeping our staff and students safe and healthy. In this newsletter, we've included a lot of information. Please reach out to our office staff, administrators, or your child's teacher if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you virtually or in person very soon!!!

We are looking forward to great year at Rice Elementary!!

Melissa Sciba


Dyslexia News

Dyslexia interventions will begin August 17. All dyslexia group times will be conducted virtually using zoom through September 4. Student groups will meet twice a week for 1 hour. Parental/guardian permission forms are required for student participation in virtual groups. The forms will be emailed to parents. Beginning August 24, parents or guardians may choose to drop off their student at Rice for their scheduled dyslexia group time if desired. All other students will continue to join their group virtually using zoom. The week of September 8 we will switch to our regular in person 30-minute groups 5 days a week. Parents may also continue to drop off their student during their scheduled group time or continue joining the group using zoom.

Dysgraphia interventions will begin August 17. These will be done through the learning platforms Seesaw or Canvas. In person dysgraphia intervention will be done in the classroom this year and not in a small group.

If you have any questions, please email kjames@conroeisd.net

Back to School Schedule

First Day of School Attendance Check In

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Registration Verification & Class Placement

Please complete the Info Snap registration verification ASAP. This information is needed to place your student in a class. Please call our office if you have not received an email. (936)709-2700.

We ask that you please keep the mode of instruction (virtual/in-person) as consistent as possible each 9 wks. Changing your child's mode might effect their class placement.

Important Dates:

Aug 10th:

  • Pre K, Kinder, Life Skills, and Rise students will be able to come to campus to meet their teacher (1 parent and 1 child per appointment)
  • 1st Grade-4th Grade will host Zoom Meet the Teacher Sessions (1st Grade 1:00, 2nd Grade 1:30, 3rd Grade 2:00, and 4th Grade 2:30). Any students unable to get on Zoom at their scheduled time, may request another time via communication with their homeroom teacher. The zoom links will be sent by the teacher.

Aug. 11th:

  • 8:30-10:00 and 3:30-5:00 Drive Thru Device Checkout and Pre-ordered School Supply Pick Up (in the Car Rider Drive Way at the front of our school).

Aug. 12th

  • 1st Day of School- 8:00 or 11:00 attendance check in with teacher for all students. Pick one time for student to get on their class Zoom to check in with their teacher.

Conroe Independent School District

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.