December Newsletter Vol. 1
2575 Ed Karbat Rd
Conroe, TX 77301
- Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Please do not drop off students before 7:30.
- Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off numbered 1-6.
- Students should wear a mask for arrival and dismissal.
- Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car rider sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Lions ROAR to so much more!
Message from the Principal...
As the Holiday season approaches, there will likely be many opportunities for students to gather outside of school with friends and loved ones. During this time, please express to your child the importance of taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, frequently washing hands, and social distancing. We all must work together as partners to balance the need for social interaction and celebration with keeping our schools open to in-person learning. Our partnership is critical in order to keep students and staff safe and in school throughout the holiday season. Should your child test positive for COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving Break, we ask that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can provide the appropriate support and make the required notifications.
At this time, with all the safety measures put in place we have been very successful. We have only had one case connected with our campus. Thank you to our families, who screen their kids each day and also provide masks for continued wear.
Thanks for entrusting us with your most precious gift,
News from our Assistant Principal...
It is amazing that we have almost completed the first half of the year. The teachers have many wonderful lessons planned for December. It is important your child attend school every day and on time. Why is attendance important? Chronic absenteeism puts a child at risk of reading up to 2 grade levels below their peers in elementary school. When a student misses one day of school, they miss at least 6 subjects a day. If a student missed five days of school (consecutive or not), they missed at least 30 subjects. It is easy to see how those students fall behind and tend to feel stressed at school. 21%-25% of students who develop patterns of chronic absenteeism in elementary school, drop out of school between 9th-12th grades. We do not want any of our students to fall into that statistic.
Please visit Mrs. Moranchel's virtual office!
Here you can find books to help support your child's social and emotional needs, calming tools, resources for helping your students during COVID, crisis prevention and access assistance documents.
Click the doorbell to contact Mrs. Moranchel. Click the computer to complete the assistance form.
Changing Instructional Platforms
Substituting in our Schools
Students will be able to shop "with their eyes" in small cohort groups with masks. PTA Staff will assist with packaging and handling of materials. PTA staff will be screened using CISD protocols.
Money will be returned to students in ziploc bags and families are encouraged to let it sit for 48 hours.
Art, Music and PE teachers will be hosting winter themed activities within their classes on this day.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Build-a-Bear activity. Parents can purchase this opportunity. Students will be spread out in their assigned lunch seats and be given pre-packaged materials.
GT Nomination Information
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.
Eat Breakfast at School!
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is free for this school year.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.
All Lions have access to Dreambox through their SSO and are already logging in during math time in their classroom. This program is a great way to reinforce math skills at home and help build mathematicians through individualized lessons. Students should aim to be on Dreambox 20 to 30 minutes a day and should ideally complete 5-7 lessons per week.
Reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions.
Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....
Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.
Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Conroe Independent School District
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.