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December 11, 2020

Dates to Remember

December

12/17 - "Paw-Some" Awards on Announcements (Wear BLUE for Integrity)

12/17 - PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

12/18 - Early Release for Students at 12:10 PM

12/21 - 01/05 - Winter Break - No School
12/31 - New Year's Eve


January
01/06 - Students Return to Instruction

01/08 - Fall Picture Re-Take Day


February

02/09 - Spring Picture Day

02/12 - No School for Students

02/15 - Presidents' Day - No School

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Good afternoon and happy Friday,


I hope that you enjoy your weekend. I am already missing our Bobcats and cannot wait to see them Monday.


There is just one quick piece of information I would like to share today. Each year, the State of Texas releases the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) for school and districts. The 2019-2020 TAPR for Bush Elementary has been posted online. You can access the report by following this path:


  • On the school web site (http://bush.conroeisd.net), go to "Our School/Campus." Then, click "View School Profile." From there, select "Accountability Reports" and click "2019-2020." Then, select "Texas Academic Performance Report."
  • A direct link to the report is also found here.


Again, enjoy your weekend.


Take good care,


Dr. Jarod Lambert

Principal

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Gifts to School Employees

As we move into the holiday season, we realize that many parents and students will want to give gifts to staff members. We are all thankful for the generosity of our community. There are some rules governed, in part, by state law related to what school employees may accept. If you choose to give a gift to a school employee, please keep these things in mind.


  1. The gift may not be intended to influence the teacher to pass the student of give the student some other kind of preferential treatment.
  2. State law prohibits public employees from accepting gifts if the gift is valued at over $50. No gift may be in the form of cash or some other negotiable instrument. Therefore, no gift from a student to a teacher should be valued at more than $50. A gift card in an amount larger than $50 is acceptable so long as no individual student contributed more than $50 toward the gift card. Local Board Policy DBD states, "An employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, service or any other benefit that could reasonably be construed to influence the employee's discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities."

Picture Re-Take Day 1/8/2021

Picture re-take for students and staff will be on Friday, January 8, 2021.


  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM face-to-face students (inside)
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM virtual students (outside)


Picture questions please email ellen@phototexasphotography.com

Message from our Front Office

  • All transportation changes need to be emailed to bush@conroeisd.net before 2:00 PM each day.
  • Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
  • Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria.
  • Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.

You have access to tons of ebooks/audio books!

Your child has access to tons of ebooks/audio books with the SORA app! The libraries in CISD have gone in together to purchase $85,000 worth of books to share throughout the district and your child has access. Using it is very simple; it is easy to access. Just have your child log into his/her SSO through the Conroe ISD website and find the Sora app. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Tiblier at mtiblier@conroeisd.net.
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Lost & Found

All Lost and Found items are located in the gym. Please encourage your children to take a look if they are missing any items. Please remember to label all items clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal item

School zone and car rider drop off safety reminders

As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.

  • Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
  • A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode, and you need the actual print out.
  • Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
  • While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
  • Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
  • No dogs are allowed on school property.
  • U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.
  • Please do not sit on the curb or allow your children to play in the street.
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Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609

PLEASE NOTE:

Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following: Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results. Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:

· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:

1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

2. AND child has improved symptoms.

3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.

· Chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html


PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.


MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.


Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.


CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:

Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.


Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email clkirchner@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.

CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:

In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

936-709-1609


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant

epadillaguerrer@conroeisd.net

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Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office

Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families


Sincerely,

Angie McGhee

amcghee@conroeisd.net

936-709-1608

Daily Announcements

Our daily announcements are shared in Canvas or Seesaw for each class. In addition, we will include the week's announcements in each edition of the Bush Banner.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Conroe ISD's School Messenger

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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.

PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day 12/17/2020

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The yearbook team needs pictures of your Bobcat

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Use the ImageShare app to upload pictures from your smartphone of:

  1. Virtual Learners Participating in Boosterthon
  2. Dressing up for Red Ribbon Week
  3. Enjoying Spirit Nights
  4. Wearing Barbara Bush Spirit Wear

Be sure to identify the grade level of the children pictured before uploading photos. The Barbara Bush Project Number: 126474. There’s no upload code. Thank you for your help to ensure our yearbook represents all of our students!

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Support Bush When You Shop with Amazon Smile

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Earn $$$ for Bush with each applicable Amazon order! Simply log on to smile.amazon.com and choose Barbara Bush (Conroe, TX) as your charity of choice or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app) before shopping. Always check for the "AmazonSmile" logo to ensure you're activated for AmazonSmile.

Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!


Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.