March 12, 2021
Dates to Remember
03/12 - No School for Students
03/14 - Daylight Saving Time
03/15 - 03/19 - Spring Break
03/20 - First Day of Spring
03/22 - Students return to school
03/23 - PTO Chill Milkshake & Waffle Bar Spirit Day 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
03/26 - Paws for Pride on the announcements - Wear YELLOW for Kindness
03/30 - Cyber Safety Parent Awareness Presentation
04/02 - Holiday - No School
05/05 - PTO General Meeting 6:30pm via Zoom
05/21 - Paws for Pride on the announcements - Wear GREEN for Resilience
05/26 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 12:10 PM
Message from our Front Office
- All transportation changes need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Breakfast and lunch (one each per child each day) are free in the cafeteria this school year.
- Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.
Save the Date! PreK, K, & New Student Enrollment
The Bush Clinic needs your help!
We need donations of boys & girls pants and shorts (no shirts needed). Many times children will get muddy at PE or recess and will need a change of clothes. We keep the clothes in the clinic so that the children can change clothes at school instead of having to call home and have a parent bring a change of clothes.
Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609
Quarantine or Isolation: What’s the Difference?
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.
Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus (positive) away from others, even in their home.
Is testing needed during a quarantine?
While a negative test result may help to put your mind at ease, it does not end your quarantine period early. Since the incubation period for the virus can be as long as 14 days, a negative test result during that possible incubation period is no guarantee that you are not infected. It means only that, at the time of your test, your sample did not — or did not yet — show viral levels high enough to be reliably measured – https://medical.mit.edu/covid-19-updates
Is testing required to be cleared to return after a 10 day isolation?
You can return to school or work after completing the 10 day isolation period if symptoms have subsided and you have been fever free for at least 24 hrs without the use of fever-reducing medications. A negative COVID test is not required to be cleared to return after completing isolation.
Please visit these CDC websites for further quarantine and isolation information:
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.
Please provide the following information when reporting COVID symptoms, a known COVID direct exposure, or COVID test results:
· Date of onset of symptoms
· Date of direct exposure
· Is positive family member able to totally isolate from members in household · Email copy of COVID test results to Nurse Cheryl email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The earliest return to school date will be determined from this information.
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Muscle or body aches
· New loss of taste or smell
· Sore throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Nausea or vomiting
· 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 email@example.com 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!
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant
New Date! Cyber Safety Parent Awareness Presentation:
Please join us Tuesday, March 30, at 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM via Zoom for a Cyber Safety parent presentation by Crime Stoppers Houston. There are a plethora of cyber safety concerns and forms of online victimization. In this presentation you will get a brief overview of potential online dangers, cybercrime trends, popular social media and gaming platforms, and online monitoring tools to assist you in keeping your child safe while using the Internet
Morning Session 10 am Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 826 1512 8247
Evening Session 6:30 pm Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 861 9773 5265
Updated Community Food and Water Resources:
Interfaith - For immediate Family Services Assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way 211 Helpline – dial 2-1-1 from any phone. Office of Emergency Management website for local updates at https://mctxoem.org/. We, people of faith, called by our traditions to compassion have created an organization where we gather in mutual respect, dialogue and cooperative action to provide a connection between communities of faith and the community at large.
Food Assistance in Our Area:
Food Pantries -
Montgomery County Food Bank -
Interfaith in The Woodlands -
Montgomery County Resources Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lwlT4hhqrnHTYG18YbVKVqqvPTyPv8JV/view?usp=sharing
Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office
Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families
Matthew Reel’s parents were so grateful for all of the food donations from Bush!
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Conroe ISD's School Messenger
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.
March 23 is Bush Spirit Night at Chill Milkshake & Waffle Bar, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Give BUSH a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops
To enter, use the Box Tops app to scan a receipt containing at least one eligible Box Tops product within 14 days of purchase by 3/31/21 at 11:59pm. Standard data rates may apply. Sweepstakes ends 3/31/2021.
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.