SCIS PRINCIPAL MESSAGE 9/7/23
September 7, 2023
A NOTE FROM MRS. RAWLINS
Dear Sloan Creek Families,
This short school week was not short on learning and fun! Our students are fully embracing expectations for essential academic and social behaviors in classrooms and common areas. Sloan Creek PRIDE is evident in all areas and we are so proud of our students!
As always, this weekly newsletter is packed with important information. We appreciate you taking a few moments to read through so you are fully aware of everything going on at Sloan Creek. In an effort to keep you informed, Team Learning Updates are now posted below and will be updated each week!
Leopard Friday activities are postponed until Friday, October 27th due to extreme weather conditions. The football game will go on as planned and we hope to see many Sloan Creek students cheering from the stands! Campus and district administrators will be present to ensure students are following the Student Code of Conduct while having a great time with friends. Please remind your students that they should be in the stands watching the game. Running around, loitering near concessions or under the stands will result in students being redirected to the stands or to their parents.
Next week, students will participate in beginning of the year MAP Growth Testing. Please see below for more information about this valuable assessment.
Finally, next week kicks off our BOOK FAIR in the library! In honor of Grandparents Day, we invite Grandparents to enjoy lunch with their Sloan Creek Grandchildren on the day of their choice next week and visit the Book Fair as well! Please note that Grandparents should follow the "Visitors" protocols listed below.
Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education. As always, if you have concerns or suggestions on how we can make Sloan Creek the BEST it can be, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Sloan Creek PROUD,
❤️🐆 Megan Rawlins
LEOPARD FRIDAY UPDATE
SPOTLIGHT: BREAKFAST HONORING LOCAL POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENTS
SPOTLIGHT: DADS @ SLOAN
We are still looking to fill days in September and October!
Beginning this school year your child will be taking MAP Growth, a norm-referenced assessment which measures achievement and growth in K–12 math, reading, language usage, and science. This assessment will provide valuable information to help teachers develop responsive plans to meet the needs of ALL students.
LIBRARY ❤️ LOVE
PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE
HOUSE BILL 114
There has been a significant change in the law that directly impacts our school district’s approach to addressing e-cigarette usage on school premises. Recently, the Texas legislature passed a new law, House Bill 114, that requires school districts to implement mandatory Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) placement for students found in possession of, using, selling, giving, or delivering e-cigarettes on school grounds or at a school-related event.
Effective September 1, our school district will be enforcing this new state law, and any student violating the new law related to e-cigarettes will be subject to a DAEP placement. Our primary goal is to ensure the well-being and academic success of all students. By enforcing the DAEP placement for e-cigarette violations, this law aims to discourage the use of harmful substances and create a safer environment that supports the overall health and development of our students.
As we navigate this new legal requirement, we value your partnership and input as parents and guardians. If you need assistance in talking to your child about the dangers of vaping, or your child is in need of support to quit vaping, the linked resources provided by the Anti-Vaping Truth Initiative are available.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.
If you are coming to eat lunch with your child:
- Please enter through the front office to check in and receive a lanyard.
- Please sit at a reserved table with only your student.
- Please do not bring additional lunches or food for any other child than your own.
- Please do not enter the lunch line with students.
- Please check out through the front office directly following lunch and do not enter any other areas of the building.
- When communicating an absence please include the first and last name of your student in the email as well as the reason for the absence.
- Automated emails/phone calls are placed at the end of the day to notify parents of any absences that have not been communicated.
- Allow time for your student's attendance to be updated. I will always respond to your email indicating attendance has been updated. Thank you for your patience.
- Who to email - all attendance matters need to go to Julie Boardman, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (they both go to Julie)
Calling all 11 & 12 year olds!
There are two required booster vaccines that are given at age 11 that Lovejoy ISD must have a record of before entering the 7th grade:
TDaP (Tetanus) booster within the last 5 years
Meningococcal/Meningitis (MCV4) given on or after the 11th birthday
Immunization records may be dropped off in the Sloan Creek front office, mailed, faxed, or emailed to the School Nurse.
Sloan Creek Intermediate School 440 Country Club Road Fairview, TX 75069
Nurse’s email: Jennifer_Busse@lovejoyisd.net
For questions or information about the required immunizations, please go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website at www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school.
NEED CHILDCARE ON TEACHER WORKDAYS?
AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
EXTENDED DAY LEOPARD ACADEMY
Extended Day Leopard Academy is an opportunity for your child to participate in enrichment activities on his or her campus before and after school. Our goal is that these enrichment opportunities will allow our Lovejoy Leopards to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through activities related to their personal interests.
Registration is open for the following academies for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Choose from one of the links below for more information.
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?
"Leopard Time" or "What I Need" (WIN) Time, is a designated 30 minutes from 7:50-8:20 when ALL students receive Intervention or Enrichment/Extension on a specific content area standard. This time is intended to have an academic focus and help ALL students grow. Students may visit various teachers' classrooms during this time as we strategically form groups based on student needs.
Our students continue to discuss and understand the school-wide expectations for learning and behavior. They learned about having PRIDE in themselves, their school, and in everything they do!
Purpose- We are intentional about where we are going, what we are doing and why.
Respect- We use words and actions that show we care for everyone and everything.
Integrity- We do the right thing even when it is not easy and even when no one is watching.
Determination- We commit to achieving our goals regardless of the challenges we face.
Excellence- We strive to works towards reaching out greatest potential.
SCIS SCHOOL HOURS
Student School Hours
School Start Time is 7:40AM - Doors Open at 7:10AM
School End Time is 3:15PM
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PTO
8-15 - SCIS Book Fair
10 - Happy Grandparents Day
11-13 MAP Testing
8-15 - Grandparents Invited for Lunch w/ Student in cafeteria and to visit Book Fair!
14 - Band/Orchestra/Choir to Pinstack 5-7
18 - 9:00 PTO Board Meeting
18 - 10:00 PTO General/Member Meeting
25 - 6:30 CHOIR Preview Concert
25 - School Board Meeting
26 - 6:00-7:00 5th Grade CAMP Volunteer Meeting
28 - 8:30 Coffee with the Principals
29 - Student Holiday / Teacher Extended Planning Day
4-6 5th Grade Sky Ranch Camp
27 - LEOPARD FRIDAY
The Lovejoy Green Team is implementing a new recycling program beginning on Leopard Friday: Sept. 8th at Leopard Stadium. There are an estimated 4000 bottles at every varsity home football game that have been going to the landfill but they can be recycled. The Lovejoy Green Team does not funding from Lovejoy ISD and we need your help to buy bins for fields, courts and gyms.
Please consider donating to sponsor-a-bin or donate towards the purchase of a bin. Thank you for helping to make Lovejoy Cleaner and Greener. 100% of donations directly support Green Team programs and your donation is tax deductible.
Buy-a-bin link: https://bit.ly/lj-buybin
Program details: https://bit.ly/LJGreenTeam