Roadrunner News

December, 2019

Runyan Elementary Mission

At Runyan Elementary, we are a safe and welcoming community dedicated to student-focused learning driven by high expectations for all.

Thank You for Approving the CISD Bond!

We are so grateful and excited about the improvements coming to Runyan, especially the addition of a gym for our students! Thank you for supporting our students!

Upcoming Special Events


Thanksgiving Break, November 25-29

Winter Break, December 20 - January 8

Early Release!

December 19th is an early release day. School will dismiss at 12:00. Buses will take bus-riders home, and Oscar Johnson After School Care students will stay at school. All others will need to make arrangements for students to be picked up early.


  • The person picking up your child will need the correct dismissal sign and their ID.
  • If the person picking up your child is not listed as a parent / emergency contact, please send a note with your child beforehand letting us know s/he has permission to pick your child from school.
  • If you child will go home in a different manner than usual, please send a note to the teacher to let him/her know the plan.

2nd Grade Musical Program

December 13 with two repeat performances at 9:00 and 1:30

Visitors will need ID to enter campus.

Change for Chows!

The Runyan fourth grade Girls on the Run are raising money to support the Conroe Animal Shelter. They're doing a change drive from November 14 - December 13th as their community project. There is a large jar in the front reception area, and they're hoping students and parents will drop extra change in whenever they can. At the end of the drive, all the money they received will be donated to the Conroe Animal Shelter to help pets in need.

Additional Calendar Information for December:

  • 11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving break -- student holiday
  • 12/4 PK vision checks -- all PK students need to be at school, if possible
  • 12/5 Science DCC (2nd-4th graders)
  • 12/6 Attendance party for classes with the best attendance in November
  • 12/9 Piano recital for piano students
  • 12/10 Kindergarten hearing and dental screening -- all Kindergarten students need to be at school, if possible
  • 12/11 Social Studies DCC (2nd-4th graders)
  • 12/12 Math benchmark (3rd graders)
  • 12/12 Math DCC (1st-2nd graders)
  • 12/12 Junior Achievement for Kindergarten
  • 12/13 2nd grade music program (9:00 and 1:30)
  • 12/18 Polar Express for Kindergarten
  • 12/18 Gingerbread Houses for 4th graders
  • 12/19 Winter parties at 11:20
  • 12:20-1/7 Winter Break -- student holiday
  • 1/8 Classes resume

PK / Kinder Bus Signs for Parents

As an added safety measure, the Transportation department began requiring those meeting a Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten student at the bus stop to have a sign identifying the student they were there to meet. These signs were distributed at the beginning of the year, but if you need a replacement, please let the front office know. Please bring the sign EVERY DAY, even if you and the bus driver have gotten to know each other by now. Drivers are directed by the transportation department to return children to school of the person meeting them doesn't have a sign, and the sign comes in very helpful in the case of a substitute driver. Thank you for your help in making sure our students are safe!

Safety Procedures

Please remember you will always need an ID when visiting the school. As a matter of procedure, we scan a visitor's ID each time s/he visits, even if s/he is well known to the school staff. Situations change, and it is important for us to always check to make sure we have the most up-to-date information on visitors to our school. We appreciate your support in our commitment to making student safety our number one priority.

The Importance of Washing Hands

Important Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our school community is our number one priority every day. At the same time, we understand everyone's time is valuable, so we also need to be efficient with the time we have. In order to maintain a safe and efficient environment with so many students, it is important for everyone to follow some basic procedures:

  • Doors open at 7:30 each morning. This is the earliest students may be dropped off for school. There is no supervision for students prior to that time, so please do not drop students off earlier than 7:30.
  • Students who dismiss as walkers must walk home. They may not be picked up by someone driving to the walker area in a car, even when the weather is bad. All students leaving school in a car must dismiss through the car-rider line, and cars may not park along the road to pick up a walker.
  • Cars may only make a right turn into the car-rider line. This means cars will have to drive West down Foster Dr. in order to turn right into the line. (Left turns will not be allowed.) Cars may join the car-rider line on Foster from Porter Road or from Cedar Crossing. Please do not make U-turns on Foster Drive, as it creates a safety hazard for drivers.
  • To make a dismissal change, parents may email the school at and include a picture of their driver's license. All dismissal change requests must be received BEFORE 2:45 so we have time to communicate the change to the dismissal duty staff.
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CISD Non-Discrimination Statement:

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.