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Volume 18 Issue 1
August 26, 2022
The school doors open at 8:00 a.m. School begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. Students are tardy after 8:15 a.m. The school day ends at 3:40 p.m.
Check out the Lee website at www.cfisd.net (look under Campuses, Lee Elementary). You can view lunch menus, newsletters, and an online calendar for upcoming events.
Put your child’s name on all of their belongings.
Contact the transportation desk at
713 MYCFBUS, (713)692-3287 if you have questions concerning bus service.
Send school supplies. A list of school supplies can be found on the campus website.
Remember a valid picture ID is required when checking out your child, or visiting the school.
Visitor lunch starts Friday, September 16th. Parents/guardians may eat with your child at the designated tables when visiting for lunch. This year parents are welcome to have lunch with their student on Fridays only.
Notes from Registrar
Students are required to provide a note from a parent or guardian for each absence within three days of the date of the absence or consecutive absences. This note may be mailed, faxed, delivered by the student to the front desk, or delivered in person by the parent or guardian.
This note is to include
- the student’s first and last name
- reason for the absence
- telephone number of parent or guardian
- the signature of the parent or guardian
If a note is not provided for an absence, it will be counted as unexcused. Please refer to the Student Handbook (online at www.cfisd.net)
Notes from Nurse
- If your child has any changes in his/her health, please stop by or call the clinic and inform the nurse.
- Please place a change of clothes in your child’s backpack. Many things can happen during the school day to cause your child’s clothes to be torn or soiled.
- Please be aware that if your child needs medication, including over-the-counter medication, during the school day, a parent must bring it to the clinic and complete a “Request to Administer Medication” form.
- Please screen your child daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms are experienced do not send the child to school. Contact their health care provider for further instructions.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste/smell
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Fever at or above 100°F
If your child or someone living in your house tests positive for COVID please keep your child home and call the school.
PARENTS NEEDED FOR INPUT AT BOTH THE CAMPUS & DISTRICT LEVEL
I hope you are enjoying a great beginning to our new school year. I am currently looking for parent volunteers for the following district level committees. Each committee has an important purpose and helps the campus and district leaders with ideas and input.
The committees are:
Superintendent’s Parents Leadership Committee - We need one parent for this committee that meets with our Superintendent, Dr. Henry two times during the year. There is a morning and evening meeting to accommodate the busy schedules that parents have. Meeting dates are not yet known.
Horizon’s Parents Advisory Committee- We need one parent for this committee that provides input and learns more about the district Horizon’s program. This should be a parent of a child who has been identified Gifted and Talented and eligible for the Horizon’s program. Meeting dates are not yet known.
School Health Advisory Committee - We need one parent for this committee that meets with principals and district leaders to provide input on school meals and health initiatives. There are 4 meetings during the school year (10am to 12 pm) on September 13, 2022; December 13, 2022; February 7, 2023; and April 11, 2023.
Lee Elementary CPOC Committee: This is a campus committee made up of the principal, administrators, teachers, and other staff, along with a district representative, parents, business partners, and members of the community. We would like to have at least two parents on the committee. The purpose of the committee is to review the progress of our campus goals. We will meet on September 29. 2022 (7:30 am); November 30 (7:30 am); February 16 (7:30 am); and May 18 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
DEIC Committee: (District Educational Improvement Council) The purpose of this Council is to advise the Board and Superintendent (or designee) on the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the District’s education program. The Council shall serve exclusively in an advisory role.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these committees, please click link to fill out the interest form.
Susan Epperson firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal, Lee Elementary
9/5 - Staff/student holiday
9/26 - Student holiday
HORIZONS Open Referral Period
Currently enrolled students may be referred for the HORIZONS program. Referrals must be received by the last school day in November in order for students to be assessed in early spring. Please contact the elementary counselor: 713-849-8281
The referral/parent permission deadline for mid-year 2023 screening is November 30, 2022.
CREDIT BY EXAM: FALL AND SPRING TESTING
Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.
· Students will be tested at their campus during the first two weeks of school to accelerate for the current school year. Grade placement will be made by the end of the first two weeks. Testing after the first two weeks window has closed, will be for acceleration the following school year only.
· Students may be tested at their campus in November/December or in February to accelerate for the upcoming school year. Grade placement will be made at the beginning of the following school year.
· Elementary testing will begin with mathematics, followed by reading/language arts and science, if required. 80% mastery on each test is required for advanced placement to occur.
· Campus testing will be administered by campus personnel.
Lee Campus Website
Check out the Lee Campus Website for more information at http://lee.cfisd.net/en.
You can find all kinds of helpful information, including links to
- faculty email addresses
- lunch and recess schedules
- large group schedules
- school supply information
- spirit shirt order forms
- library resources
- access to student textbooks
What does that mean? It means that our staff has been trained in Positive Behavior Intervention Support and is committed to providing your child with a safe, structured, and supportive learning environment. This begins with establishing our Core Values expressed in our B.A.R.K.!.
Responsible and Respectful
Based on these Core Values, we implement common procedures and expectations at Lee in order for your child’s time and attention to be focused on learning. You can help support your child and our school’s learning goals by talking to your child about their academics and behavior at school. We take responsibility for preparing our students for life long success and look forward to working with you to accomplish this goal.
WHAT IS TITLE I?
Title I is a federally-funded program designed to reinforce the basic and advanced skills of students who are struggling in school. Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind Act passed by Congress in 2002. A school is selected as a Title I school on the basis of the number of families within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Students are selected to participate based on academic need.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
- Be certain that your child, if well, attends school each day.
- Talk to your child about school. Encourage your child's success and effort.
- Follow the teachers’ suggestions for helping your child at home.
- Read with your child or encourage your child to read every night. Ten minutes can make an important difference.
- Be certain that your child gets enough sleep each night.
- Take your child to the library.
- Read and discuss the parent-school compact your child brings home. Sign and return it to school.
- Provide a “homework” space for your child
- Discuss your child's progress with the teachers.
- Participate in Title I family activities and workshops to learn about the reading process.
- Volunteer to serve as a Parent Advisory Counsel Representative from your child’s school.
- Read and return Title I notices promptly. Complete parent surveys which evaluate the program and suggest improvements.
- Attend Title I parent meetings to assist the staff in designing, implementing, and evaluating the program.
For more information click on Title I.