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September 21 - 25, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Tate

Hello Herff Families!

Many of you have reached out in regards to making the switch back to in-person learning beginning the second nine weeks. As we begin to prepare for that transition, please let our Counselor, Natalie Walker, know if you plan to remain in E-learning or make the transition to in-person. We have been very fortunate to have a healthy start to the school year and we are hopeful that our safety protocols will help that to continue.

Please email Ms. Walker at Natalie.Walker@boerneisd.net no later than Friday, September 25th of your learning option decision for the second nine weeks.

Once you email Ms. Walker with your choice, no other action will be needed to be made on your part. We will be in contact with you prior to the start of the second nine weeks to let you know your child’s homeroom teacher and any other information needed if switching to in-person.

As always, we are here to help and answer any questions you may have. We hope all of our Herff Hawks have had a great start to the school year!

Tanya Tate


Dr. Ferdinand L. Herff Elementary


Herff Hawk E-Learners

Drive by pickup opportunities for our e-learners

Consumable Workbooks:

What: Pickup Consumable workbooks

Where: HES Upstairs car loop (by main office)

When: Monday, September 21st, 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

How: E-learning teachers will submit quantities.

Library Books:

What: Library book collection and distribution.

Where: HES Upstairs car loop (by main office)

When: Available every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

How: Student searches Destiny for book(s), student places 1 or 2 books on “Hold”. (Mrs. Burton, our librarian is happy to join your class “live” so she can walk them through the steps. The older kids did it last year, so they might just need a refresher, feel free to reach out to her.)

Curbside Lunch:

What: Curbside Pickup for Lunches

Where: HES Downstairs bus loop (bus loop parking lot)

When: Available daily from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. is curbside pickup for Lunches.

How: E-learning students must place an order before midnight the day prior at this link. Please be aware that an order must be placed in order to have their meal prepared and available for them to pick up.


New Skyward Family Access Forms

Two new forms have been published in your Skyward Family Access account. The first is the required Acknowledgment & Consent Form that needs to be completed by each student every school year. This form has updated links to the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

Please log in to Skyward and click on the Acknowledgment & Consent Form (Photo below).

The second new form in Skyward is Free and Reduced-Price Lunch. Families who qualified last year for free and reduced lunch will need to complete the form again. Families who may have had a job change or financial change may want to complete the form to see if you qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Should you wish to complete it, please log in to Skyward and click on the Free and Reduced Lunch Form (Photo below).


Fall in love with Fruits and Veggies

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Herff Elementary students will have the opportunity to participate on September 24th.


The Well

We are thrilled to have to the opportunity to provide mental health services for our BISD staff and parents. The Well is a place for adults to come find solutions to their problems, continue their education, connect with others and find true JOY. We will continue to add offerings, seminars as well as a few virtual opportunities! Remember: THE WELL is open every Tuesday!

(Offerings in both English and Spanish. See link in English and flyer in Spanish below.)

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Room Moms

Calling all Room Moms!

We’re still looking for that perfect fit for Mrs. Medford’s class and Mrs. De Jesus's class. Please contact Leah Thompson at mommaleah0405@yahoo.com if you are interested in being a Room Mom.

Family Fun Night

What: Fall PTO Family Fun Night

When: October 15th 5-8 p.m.

Where: Dog & Pony

Purchase spirit shirts, sweatshirts, and spirit sticks, and enjoy a fun night with your Herff family!

Herff PTO

Join PTO and get your free VALUE CARD! Order SpiritWear! Stay in contact!

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Helpful Links

Boerne ISD Updates

Link to BISD weekly newsletter

Boerne ISD Mask Up PSA


Upcoming Events

September 21 - E-Learning Consumable Distribution 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

- BISD Board Meeting

September 22 - Student Council Meeting 7:15 a.m.

- PTO General Meeting 11:00 a.m.

September 24 - Fall in Love with Fruits and Veggies during lunch

September 25 - Allergy Awareness Day - Be a Pal, Wear your TEAL

- 4th Grade Book Club 2:20 in the Library

October 2 - Custodian's Day

- 4th Grade Book Club 2:20 in the Library

October 6 - Picture Retakes and E-learning Pictures (by appointment - signup coming soon!)

October 7 - End of 1st Quarter

October 8 - No School for Students - Staff Development Day

October 9 - No School for Students - Staff Development/Exchange Day

October 12 - No School for Students & Staff - Columbus Day

October 15 - Family Fun Night 5:00-8:00 p.m. @ Dog & Pony