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September 18, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Grit and determination are 2 words that come to mind when I reflect on this past week. As you may have seen in an email from the district on Wednesday, our internet outages last week were caused from an outside source trying to take down our network. Even though the situation was frustrating and beyond ideal, our teachers and families did an amazing job making a shift in the plans so students could continue to learn here at school and at home. Thank you again for your understanding and patience, grit and determination.

As we begin to prepare for the 2nd grading period, and the shift of many student's instructional setting, it may be necessary to adjust our master schedule. If you remember, at the beginning of the year, our teacher leaders chose to teach both virtually and remotely in order to lessen the number of teacher changes a student may have to make when switching learning platforms. Currently, teachers have been able to instruct their in-person students for half the day, and their virtual students the other half. This was due to the number of students enrolled in each mode of instruction. As students come back on campus, we will be making adjustments to accommodate this change.

One of the changes that may occur is that some of our teacher pairs will begin to instruct our in-person students and remote students simultaneously. Teachers will communicate to families any necessary changes to live instruction time, office hours, and/or small group instruction.

Below are the links that were emailed yesterday for requesting a change in instructional setting. Please click the link for the learning platform your child is CURRENTLY participating in.

In-Person Learners Click Here

Remote Learners Click Here

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Upcoming Dates

September 28th: First day to Count Tardies

October 8th: Last Day of the 1st Nine Weeks

October 9- 12th: No School

October 15th: Walk to School Day

October 16th: Individual Picture Day

October 19th-October 22nd: Powell Spirit Days at Willie's (all day)

October 23rd: Report Cards sent home

Student COVID Screening

**NEW** Please log into your child's PAC account to sign the COVID acknowledgement.**

Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms.

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chills or shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or body aches
  • Have a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for individuals with a chronic allergic/asthmatic, cough, a change in your cough from baseline
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • New onset or severe headache
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Or if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms that began less than 10 days ago

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Writing a TAE

Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Parent Access.
  2. Click on communication.
  3. Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.
  4. Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.
  5. Click create TAE.
  6. Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.
  7. Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.
  8. Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.
  9. Done!

If you have already taken the time to write a TAE for your child's teacher, THANK YOU! Our teachers are working tirelessly, learning a whole new way of teaching, and your kind words go a long way!

Curbside Library Book Check Out


Good news! Our librarian, Mrs. Collins, has set up a system for you to be able to remotely reserve library books and come by Powell to pick up/drop off weekly. Our first book pick up event will be Wednesday, September 9th. Please click the link below for details.

Library Book Check Out Information
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Notes from Nurse Wiles

When to Keep your Child Home From School

The district has created a handy flow chart to help understand if/when a child should stay home, who to notify, and what happens if a student is showing signs of illness. We hope you find this helpful as well.
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Technology Help

Google Reads and Writes Information

Conroe ISD also has a Technology Help Desk to assist teachers, students, parents, and guardians with Canvas, Seesaw, Parent Access, or Student Access. If you need help with your child's log in information, please contact Powell. The Help Desk is available weekdays beginning Monday, August 10, from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM. You may reach the Help Desk by emailing help@conroeisd.net or calling 936-709-7658. (email is preferred)

Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.

PTO News

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Powell PTO Membership Drive

Happy Friday Panthers!

Your Powell PTO is excited to tell you about our Membership Drive for the 2020-2021 school year!

Our only fundraiser in the fall is our Membership Drive. This year we will use your membership dues ($25 per family) to help with technology needs around the building to aid our teachers in their online and in person teaching of our students.

Please visit the Powell PTO website below to not only help your child's school, but get a cool Powell mask while supplies last!

Powell Membership Form

From the Community

Our Mission

Powell Elementary School is committed to creating an environment that promotes academic excellence, and a love for learning. Our goal is to build relationships that empower students, and develop responsible, patriotic citizens, and confident leaders.

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.