SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of October 25-29

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Looking Ahead...

  • Oct 25-29 - Red Ribbon Week (See flyer below)
  • Oct 29 - Smart Smiles Screening Make-Up
  • Oct 29 - End of the 2nd 6 Weeks
  • Oct 29 - Marley Halloween for 1st and 2nd Grade
  • Nov 1 - Student Holiday - No School
  • Nov 3 - PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • Nov 5 - Picture Day
  • Nov 13 - SGE Turkey Trot
2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 9/20/2021)

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We need your help! - School Meal Application

Please complete the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced Meal Application for 2021-2022 by October 29th. Although all students will receive free meals this year, completing this application helps Shady Grove Elementary in many ways including additional funding for our school and district. This data also impacts our state accountability rating.

Free and Reduced Meal Application - please create or sign in to your account

See the flyer below for information on the many ways school meal applications impact our school.

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Operation Gratitude Candy Collection

Attention, Parents! Dr. Henson's office wants your extra candy!

Dr. Henson's offices act as a collection point for extra Halloween candy. Once the candy is collected it is distributed to Military units (Ft Hood soldiers came to Burnet last year), the local Fire and Police Departments, and Veterans organizations to say THANK YOU for their service. It is a really neat program. Last year we collected over 400 pounds of candy in BCISD!!! Dr. Henson will throw a pizza party for the class that collects the most candy (by weight) for each grade at each school. Candy will be collected on Nov 5th, so students will have a week after Halloween to bring in their donations. See flyer below!

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Update to Visitors on Campus!

Visitors to Campus: We are pleased to announce that the district's policy for visitors on campus has been recently updated. Visitors to campus will be limited in the following ways from October 20 - December 1, 2021.

    • Invited or scheduled visitors may volunteer on campus with activities such as reading to a class, helping in the library, assisting teachers with special classroom projects or activities, or assisting with PTO activities.

    • Parents of elementary students may walk their child to the classroom door after checking in at the front desk with their ID per normal visitor procedures.

    • Visitors to elementary and middle school will not be permitted to eat breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria. This will allow the District to continue to monitor case counts and ensure they remain low before lifting this restriction. The campus administration will also spend this time on developing procedures to help address the issues of cafeteria seating capacity for visitors and supply chain challenges for school meals and utensils.

By December 1, BCISD will publish any updates to visitor limitations based upon public health guidance, local health data, and experiences from the first month of school.

Click the link to read the complete document.

BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

It's almost Turkey Trot time! Mark your calendars now!

SGE's Turkey Trot will be held at the BHS Bulldog stadium on Saturday, Nov 13th from 9-11am! We hope this scheduling will enable your student to attend and participate with FAMILY! We hope to see you there to help encourage physical activity, to help raise canned goods for the Burnet County Hunger Alliance, and to have some fun with the holiday season!
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The Read-a-Thon is complete!

Thank you to the many families who participated in SGE's Read-a-Thon fundraiser! The money raised helps enrich the school environment for students and teachers in so many, many ways throughout the year.

Results are being tallied will be announced in next week's newsletter!

Student Attendance Including Leaving Early

Student attendance is a critical factor in ensuring your child's academic growth. Students need to be at school for the full school day as often as possible. We understand that there are times that students are sick and must stay home. We also understand that there are times that students need to attend medical or dental appointments during the school day.

As part of the state attendance laws, we must track both full-day and partial-day absences. BCISD has had a practice of informing parents of full-day absences for many years. This year, parents of students with early check-outs will receive a letter to communicate the number of days your child was checked out of school early in addition to the letters regarding full-day absences. If your child is being checked out for a medical reason, please provide a note from your physician the next school day so the early check-out may be excused. For the 2021-2022 school year, early check-outs are not being utilized to determine truancy, however, they are being tracked to grow awareness. In order to comply with state attendance laws, this may be changed in future school years.

At Shady Grove, teachers plan for and provide a full day of learning from 7:40 am to 3:20 pm each day. When students are checked out early, they are missing critical instruction that impacts their academic growth. We appreciate your partnership in limiting absences and early check-outs to the minimum that is necessary for your child's well-being.

Car Line Reminders

As a reminder, cars must remain in a single file line on County Road 200. Once in the school's driveway, cars may merge into the appropriate PK/K or 1st/2nd grade lane.

We have observed that some cars are driving past the line of cars on CR 200, turning into the fire lane, and then cutting into their lane in front of all of the cars who are following the appropriate car line procedures. Be kind in line!

Other general reminders:

-Help us keep the line moving as quickly and safely as possible by staying in your car, seating your student on the right side of the vehicle, and giving goodbye hugs and kisses before the drop-off line!

2020-2021 Yearbook Sales

Are you interested in purchasing a yearbook from the 2020-2021 school year? We have some copies remaining. Purchase yours by clicking the link below!

Field Trip Shirts

It's time to order field trip shirts!

Please visit the Bulldog Store by clicking the link:

Shop > Shady Grove Elementary > Click your grade level!

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by clicking here.

Shady Grove Elementary School

7:15am Office Opens

7:15am Student Drop Off/Breakfast

7:40am School Begins

7:45am Tardy Bell

9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30pm Transportation changes due, please email:

3:20pm Student Dismissal

4:00pm Office/School Closes