The Austin Gazette
November 3, 2023
Library & Recess Week B
Tuesday, November 7
- No school for students
- Election Day
- Bartlett Boundary Community Presentation 6 p.m. – Live Virtual (Zoom Link)
Thursday, November 9
- Bartlett Boundary Community Presentation 6 p.m. – at Austin Elementary
The Conroe ISD Board adopted new guidelines regarding student cell phone use during the October Board meeting. While it is not a substantial guideline change at the elementary level, there are changes in which parents need to be aware. Our Foundations team is working to ensure that these procedures are being implemented on our campus and that we are helping students adapt to these changes. The student handbook is currently being updated to reflect these changes. The new guidelines state the following:
Cell phones and smartwatches may be used respectfully and responsibly before school and after school.
Cell phones and smartwatches should not be used to capture video, audio, or images at school or on the bus.
Cell phones and smartwatches should be set on silent mode and kept in backpacks, lockers, or other designated storage areas and should not be visible during school hours including instructional time, reward time, free time, lunch, and in the hallways.
Use of cell phones and smartwatches may be permitted in extenuating circumstances with permission from a staff member. (ex. to notify parent/ guardian of a late bus)
Bartlett Elementary Boundary Committee
Bartlett Elementary, October 2023
The committee's efforts for establishing the 2024-2025 elementary attendance boundaries related to the opening of Janet K. Bartlett Elementary School are continuing. Updates, FAQs, and summaries of the public meetings on the process are accessible here.
If you want to learn more about the proposed attendance boundaries, join us for one of the community presentations next week:
- Nov. 7th – 6 p.m. – Live Virtual (Zoom Link)
- Nov. 9th – 6 p.m. – at Austin Elementary
Cub Buck Store Wish List
Our students earn Cub Bucks for following school rules and being great Cubs! Every few weeks students have the opportunity to shop at the Cub Buck Store. We are always looking for items students would love. If you would like to donate, you can find our wish list here. Don't want to use Amazon? No problem! Purchase where you choose and send to our front office. Thank you for your support!
The nomination window for Spring GT testing is now open and will close on Dec. 15th. A teacher and/or parent may refer a student. Students can test once every year. Please click on the link below to access the referral form and return it to your child's teacher. Please contact Mrs. Allum for any questions.
Things We're Learning
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Parent lunch visitors are welcome! There is limited space for parent visitors during lunch. Reserve your place to ensure you will be able to eat with your student. Please sign up using the link below. We ask that you limit your visits to no more than twice a week so other parents have the opportunity to schedule times with their students.
Did you know?
You can receive notifications about your child's bus, including departure and bus stop arrival times? Sign up for the SMART tag Parent Portal!
Please note: replacement SMART tags and lanyards are $2.
Do you need help with translation?
We have several translators available to help you with your language needs:
- Iris Cuevas, Receptionist
- Elena Ayala, Secretary
- Cindy Rubio, Secretary
- Gloria Barrera, Instructional Para
- Brianna Martinez, Clinic Aide
- Egla Reyna, Assistant Principal
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