Ride Blast

September 18, 2020

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Important School-Wide Dates:


Sept 28 - Ride Night - Chick Fil-A, College Park - 5-7 pm


October 8 - Last Day of 1st grading period

October 9-12 - School Holiday

October 13 - First Day of 2nd grading period

October 14 - Ride Nite - Spring Creek BBQ

Principal's Message

Hello Ride Families,

We had a another great week at Sally K. Ride!

The kids are adjusting well. We are all willing to make a few small adjustments in order to come to school. Our teachers WANT to teach and your kids want to come to school (in person/remote). So all in all, it is going very well.

Wednesday, September 16th was the district wide Read for a Better Life Kick Off. We sent out some great videos of readers from Ride and the CPHS students. They are also posted below if you would like to see them again.

You have an opportunity below to choose your instructional option for the second nine weeks. Please only complete the Google Form if you are making a change. We kindly ask that all changes be made by Monday, September 28th at 8:00am. And with all good intentions, the change will be a commitment for the second nine weeks.

What a great community we have! Thank you all for supporting the PTO at Ride. We met our goal for the beginning of the year. We made every effort to cut as much costs as possible for this school year and this amount raised will help us tremendously.

Please scroll through the rest of the Blast. There are timely updates posted often.

Enjoy your weekend,

Megan Burnham, Principal


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2nd Grading Period Selection Change Form


The 2nd Grading Period begins on October 13, 2020. Parents wishing to change their child’s instructional option (Remote/Online to In-Person or In-Person to Remote/Online) for the 2nd Grading Period should complete this survey no later than Monday, September 28, by 8 AM. This will allow our campus time to make needed schedule changes. If there has been no contact from a parent/guardian, no changes will be made to the student’s instructional method.

Change form due by Sept. 28th at 8:00am

2nd Grading period selection change form

Attendance - In Person and Remote Learners

If your child is absent for any reason, they may do any one of the following to be counted present that day.

1. Student shows as active for the day in Canvas or SeeSaw report.

2. Student attends a live video conference in a platform such as Zoom or Canvas.

3. Student starts, completes or turns in an assignment from canvas, Seesaw, email, phone/video call, paper assignment.

Students have until 11:59PM on that specific day to participate.

It is very important to make every attempt at one of the three options.

I hope this helps explain the process for attendance.

School hours are 8:00 - 3:10. Doors open at 7:30am

A Few Reminders

In order to mitigate the spread:

1. PLEASE wear your mask at all times while on school property.

2. School bell rings at 8:00 a.m., PLEASE have your child here on time!

3. To change transportation, PLEASE make every effort to email your teacher before noon the day of. If your teacher is absent that day, she will have a plan in place.

4. Child forgot lunch, PLEASE remember we will take them to Cafeteria for hot lunch.

5. Rain puddles, water spill, accidents, PLEASE have a change of clothing in backpack.

Read for a Better Life

We have a long standing tradition to have readers from CPHS and special in class readers for Read for a Better Life. This year is no different except, all readers will be virtual.

Below you will find videos of Ms. Burnham, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Boland and CPHS students reading their favorite books.


Sally K. Ride Special Readers

College Park Cheerleaders Read for a Better Life

CPHS Reveliers:

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEz8AKfJlFg&feature=youtu.be

Funny Lunch-https://youtu.be/JpAK28JD6NY

The Pigeon has to go to School-https://youtu.be/dIR4BKXJDxk

Love You Forever-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ra64_8bK6gIMVOyqkzI8L-FxvQjBjCmL/view?usp=drivesdk

This is my Hair-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ELhdT-6Bs7KLCMgea964yCleYeFFDn4v/view?usp=sharing

Writing a TAE

Would you like to recognize an AWESOME Ride teacher? Please follow the steps below:

1. Log in to Parent Access.

2. Click on communication.

3. Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.

4. Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.

5. Click create TAE.

6. Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.

7. Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.

8. Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.

9. Done!


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Screen your child prior to coming to School

Our parents are valued partners in our Roadmap to Reopening Plan. In addition to wearing cloth face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces, an essential element in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 at school is each parent’s commitment to screening their child daily for symptoms. Parents are also asked to keep any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at home and to notify the campus. Attached is a copy of the current screening process which outlines the symptoms. Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the symptoms described.

Please note that all campuses are closed to visitors at this time to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you must visit a campus, we ask that you screen yourself prior to leaving your home. All visitors that come on a campus/facility will be required to use the Access Intercom system or call the front office from their vehicle. Once the reception area identifies the person and their need to be on campus, they will be allowed in the building. All visitors will be required to sign in using the visitor program. Each visitor will be asked the screening questions. If a “yes” response is given to one of the questions, the visitor will be asked to leave the campus immediately.

Parent/teacher conferences, ARDS, 504 meetings etc. will be held virtually or by telephone when possible.

Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.


Megan Burnham


COVID Visitor Check in

COVID Student Check in

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Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

Visit the Roadmap to Reopening webpage for information relevant to the 2020-2021 school year.

This website is updated daily and changes are in red.

Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

One question recently has been if Enrichment was a required class?

CISD will send out Report Card each 9 weeks. If you receive a grade in a class/subject, then you should participate in that class.

Please go to the District's website for further information:

When to keep your Child Home From School

The district has created a handy flow chart to help understand if/when a child should stay home, who to notify, and what happens if a student is showing signs of illness. We hope you find this helpful as well.

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Would you like to join the Ride PTO?

Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Ride. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!


The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:

(a) promote the welfare of children at Ride

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Ride, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!

Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.

To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.