Sam Houston Weekly Newsletter

April 20, 2020

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UPCOMING DATES

April 20 Instructional Packets Ready for Pick Up after 9:00 a.m.

April 21 & 23 Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Jr. High 507 Dr M.L.K. Jr Place N. Conroe 77301

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Curbside Pickup)


April 22 Wednesday Market Free Groceries (available while supplies last)

Community Assistance Center

**New Location: Grangerland Intermediate

16283 FM 3083

Conroe 77302

Community Resources

Here are some resources that may assist you during this Covid-19 time:


Conroe ISD Instructional Resources for Parents: http://bit.ly/conroeisdparent

Community Resources contact Ena McFarland, Family Engagement Liaison at 936-709-5183 or emcfarland@conroeisd.net


Montgomery County Food Bank

936-271- 8800

United Way Montgomery County Center

281-292-4155

Community Assistance Center

936-539-9281

Interfaith of the Woodlands

281-367-1230

Montgomery County Residents

Assistance with Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment

(Children's Health Insurance Program)

832-447-9531

1-877-847-8377

1-800-964-2777

2-1-1 (option) 2

Emergency Financial Assistance

Society of Samaritans

281-259-8452

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: Conroe ISD Health Services General Health Information Call Line

936-709-7791 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Yes to Youth Counseling Services

936-756-8682

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

1-888-756-8682

SNAP or Medicaid Benefits:

YourTexasBenefits.com

Lone Star Legal Aid

1-800-733-8394

Unemployment Benefits

1-800-558-8321

Food Stamps/SNAP

call 2-1-1

Family assistance

If your family is in need of assistance you can use the resources located above or you can use the link below. We are here to assist our families in any way that we can.


English Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSci-

oh7fG4TUtOy8sGX304rJCoqPKf3m1wbw88D8hUMsNgHMw/viewform?usp=pp_url


Spanish Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHUI0dQuThm4H2p3EVQMq5BoVd2e-KkYl1VhSWO4xMKVHndA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Procedures for Packet Pick-Up

The CDC is now recommending the voluntary use of a non-medical mask, cloth face covering when interacting with the public.


We are asking that parents follow the procedures listed below to ensure the safety of all of our families:

*Wear a non-medical mask, cloth face covering while picking up materials.

*Practice Social Distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from others.

*When picking up packets, try to only touch the packet that you are taking.


The links below show how to make a non-medical cloth mask.


https://youtu.be/1r2C1zGUHbU


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/06/how-to-make-no-sew-face-mask-coronavirus


https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-no-sew-face-mask-36743500


Videos in Spanish


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nRz4ViUas8&feature=youtu.be

Staying Healthy by Practicing Social Distancing

The wellbeing of our students and families is important to us. You can help by talking to your child about healthy practices to prevent the spread of illness such as


  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

TEACHER ASSISTANCE

Although our school is closed our teachers are still working on ways to educate our students. If you need help with any of the assignments that are being sent home, we have teachers that can assist your child. You can either reach out to your child’s teacher for assistance or you can send an email to contacthouston@conroeisd.net and we will have a teacher contact your child to assist them with their assignments.

TECHNOLOGY

If you don’t have technology at home and would like to borrow one from the campus please use the link to request a device. Since we have a limited number of devices, we are providing only one device per family. We generally need about 24-48 hours to fill the request. We will contact you when they are ready for pick-up. Our scheduled pick up dates are Tuesday and Thursday. If devices are not picked up in timely manner the device will be assigned to another family in need.


Link to complete:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnq2TkK6QvosgtEmmSXnIhDcRMwBRC2fvZ

V1tKasr97huVTA/viewform?usp=pp_url


Link in Spanish:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuZKN4oRbqJ-Y192Bk1gObuiQYNdMjAmK0rae29i5QDRWHjA/viewform?usp=pp_url

YEARBOOK UPDATE

The last day to purchase the 2019-2020 yearbook is April 24th. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, it is not too late. You can purchase them online by going to ybpay.lifetouch.com. The yearbook ID code is 13722520.

Distance Learning

We want to thank everyone for their hard work as we continue to learn in this new way. Our teachers continue to learn ways that we can better support you and your students. Beginning this week, students will be graded through a variety of activities. Depending on the grade level, students may have participation grades, assignment grades through Canvas or other digital learning platforms.


These grades will be placed in the gradebook like normal. Parents with Parent Access accounts will be able to access these grades as normal.


If you should have any questions about grades, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher.

Counselor Corner

Parents:


This is all new. You are making sure you family is safe and trying to keep the education going. We see you and appreciate you. It is understandable if this is difficult. We are here to help. Please reach out to me and let me know how I can support your families mental health needs.



Students:

So much has happened since we had last seen each other. I want you to know it's ok if this time away from school is hard. I want you to know you can do hard things. I am here to help you. You can ask your parents to send me an email or call me so I can talk to you. One more thing, try to take time to do something that is fun everyday.


Hughes Feelings Check In:

https://forms.gle/DyD52wz7pnPSZco46

Facebook Read Alouds

We will continue to post videos of our favorite books being read aloud by our teachers and staff members. You can access our videos by going to our Facebook page located at HoustonCISD. You can also click on the link at the bottom of this newsletter.
Conroe ISD Parent Resources for Digital Learning

Additional instructional resources including possible daily schedules per grade level are available through the Conroe ISD COVID-19 Digital Learning Instructional Overview. You can reach this page by using the link.

Weekly Distance Learning Plans

Week of April 20TH

Pre-kindergarten

kindergarten

first grade

second grade

third grade

fourth grade

specials (PE, Music, and Art)

DYSLEXIA

If your child receives Dyslexia services through the school, we are continuing our services through Canvas. We also have paper packets available for pick up. If you have any questions or should need any assistance please contact agomez@conroeisd.net.