It's time for a new school year! We are so excited about seeing our students and families here at Stewart. Our staff has been working hard to place children in classrooms and prepare our campus for the first day of school.
Official school hours are 8:00AM-3:10PM. Students must be in their classroom by 8:00AM. Students who are not in their classroom by 8:00AM (bell rings at this time) will be counted as tardy. The best way for students to start their day is to arrive early enough to enter the building, eat breakfast (if they want), walk to their classroom and put their things away before the 8:00AM bell.
This year we are looking forward to getting back to normal but still working to implement safety protocols for students, staff and our families. While masks are not mandated, we want to encourage all families to make their own decision about sending their child to school with or without a mask. We will foster a culture that respects the decisions that all our families make. We will continue to place hand sanitizer in all classrooms and throughout the building and will encourage students to wash their hands often. Additionally, students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle each day and will be able to refill them as needed.
Currently, we are planning to allow visitors and volunteers on our campuses this year. This will begin after labor day, on September 7th. This will allow us the time we need to establish procedures throughout our building. I will be sharing more information with you soon regarding lunch visits and volunteer opportunities.
There is a lot of information in this newsletter that you need to know. Please take the time to read it thoroughly so you are aware of the plans and procedures that have been established.
We're looking forward to seeing you for our Meet the Teacher events next week. Please be sure to read that section below for times.
We are here if you have any questions. Please don't hesitate to give us a call and we will get you the answers to your questions.
Please take care and enjoy these last few days of summer. I plan to send out another newsletter on Monday, which will include any updates we need to share.
See you soon!
Dr. Julie English
2021-2022 Registration - Please Register Now
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Dress Code Reminders
1. Shorts must the be mid-thigh length.
2. Mid-drift and halter tops are not allowed.
3. Muscle shirts are not allowed.
4. Spaghetti straps or straps that are not at least the width of two adult fingers are not allowed.
5. Jeans with rips or holes that are above the mid-thigh are not allowed, unless there is a patch under the rip or fray.
6. Sandals and flip flops are not allowed at school. Toes may not be exposed.
7. Work out type yoga pants or leggings are allowed ONLY if the length of the shirt/top reaches the top of the thigh.
8. Hair must be a natural color. Pink, blue, green, purple...is not a natural hair color and therefore not appropriate for school.
9. Undergarments should not be visible.
10. Make-up is not allowed. Our Mustangs are natural beauties!
A complete dress code requirement list will be sent to you during the first week of school.
Meet The Teacher
We will hold an event for students and parents to come into the building to meet their new teacher and see the classroom.
The days and times are staggered due to the large number of students and classrooms in our grade levels. We are also staggering the event by alphabet.
In addition, we are offering a time through Zoom for Meet the Teacher for students in 3rd - 6th grade for families unable to attend in person.
The days and times are all listed below.
PreK and Kindergarten
Monday, August 9th
Last name begins with:
A-L - 4:00-4:30PM
First and Second Grade
Monday, August 9th
Last name begins with:
Third through Sixth Grade
Tuesday, August 10th
Last name begins with:
Zoom Meeting 4:45-5:00 - teachers will send the link
M-Z - 5:30-6:00PM
We are also asking that families limit the number of people to two (2) adults for each child and to avoid bringing younger or older siblings to maintain lower numbers in the building.
The PTO will be delivering pre-purchased school supplies to your child's classroom before "Meet the Teacher." Please feel free to bring your purchased school supplies that evening or on the first day of school.
Parents who are waiting to meet the teacher in various grade levels are welcome to wait on either the front or back porch.
Be sure to stop at Angie Creech's table for your car rider and biker/walker tags.
Please remember that students should NEVER transport medications to school themselves.
First Day of School
For those families who want to walk their child into the building on the first day, we have established staggered arrival times to ensure a safe transition. If your last name begins with...
A-G - 7:30-7:45AM
H-P - 7:45 - 8:00AM
Q- Z -8:00 - 8:15AM
We are also asking that families limit the number of adults to two (2) and younger siblings coming into the building in order to minimize large crowds.
If you do not plan to walk your child to class, students may be dropped off through the car line as early as 7:30AM. Bus riders will also begin arriving as early as 7:30AM.
Students will not be counted tardy if they arrive before 8:30AM.
In order to establish our morning procedures, as soon as possible, we will be asking that all parents allow their child to walk independently to their classrooms on the second day of school. We will have several staff members prepared to help any child who needs assistance getting to their room.
From the PTO
Dear Stewart Mustang Families,
We are so excited to embark on a “back-to-normal” school year! We have many fun events planned and look forward to partnering with our families, teachers, and staff to make this year a great one!
Stay Connected with PTO
Join our facebook group, Jean E Stewart Elementary PTO, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/stewartelementarypto and follow us on instagram at @StewartElementaryPTO. To join a PTO committee, sign up at https://forms.gle/o3GDw3at6tfJSiHA6.
PTO Silent Auction
We are planning our Fall Silent Auction and would love your support! Do you have sports tickets? Event tickets? Services you can donate? Gift cards? We still need items and baskets! We are a 501(c)(3) organization so your donations are tax deductible. Please email at email@example.com. Our silent auction will run from August 23 - September 3. We have many amazing donations so far. We will also have parking spots, dismissal fast passes, reserved seats for school events, and many other fun things to auction off!
Back to School Breakfast for Teachers - August 4, 2021
PTO loves welcoming back our teachers and staff with a Back to School Breakfast. We need your help to make this a success! Please sign up to bring items using the link below.
We sold over 560 school supply packs! PTO uses all profits from school supplies to give right back to our teachers. Due to the success of our sales, each teacher will be given $50 to choose items or supplies they need for their classrooms!
Stewart Spirit Wear
Our new Stewart Spirit Wear will be available for pre-order beginning August 1! We are so excited to introduce new designs and several different shirt options and hoodies. All orders will be placed online at https://www.stewartpto.org/school-store.html after August 1. All new 2021-2022 Spirit Wear will be pre-order only.
Meet the Teacher
PTO will be set up at Meet the Teacher on August 9 and 10. We will have yard signs and decals for sale! We will also have Spirit Wear samples. Come check out what we have to offer!
Restart the Grade
During the recent legislative session, Senate Bill 1697 established new Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.02124, Parental Option for Student Retention, which allows parents or guardians to opt to have their child:
enroll in prekindergarten if the child was eligible to enroll in prekindergarten in the previous school year, under TEC, §29.153(b), and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in first grade;
for grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year;
for grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
for courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.
To learn more, please visit TEA’s Restart Kindergarten (Links to an external site.) or Repeat a Grade or Course (Links to an external site.) webpages. Please note: UIL eligibility may be impacted by repeating a course or grade. Check UIL’s website (Links to an external site.) regularly for updates.
Please contact our registrar, Karen Scambray, right away if you feel this is the best choice for your child.
Volunteering in CISD
In addition, we have a new system on campus to check in all visitors. All visitors must present a valid driver's license or ID each time to visit the campus.