Rocket Register

Back-to-School Edition 2019-2020


Message From Mrs. Gerletti

Dear Parents,

This is always the most exciting time of the year! I know our students are enthusiastic about returning to school to see their friends and to meet their new teachers. While they might not be excited about their routine of waking up earlier, I hope that they know our staff is eagerly waiting for them to return.

I would like to make you aware that I will not be at Robison on the first day of school. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer which thankfully was caught at an early stage. I will have treatments following surgery. My plan is to be back as soon as I can be! I will definitely keep you updated on my return! While I am away from school, our students and staff will be in great hands with Mrs. Nespeca and Mrs. McCollister, our assistant principals. They are ready and willing to assist you. Mrs. Suzanne Thompson, a retired CFISD principal and current coach for new principals will be our principal substitute. Mrs. Thompson is familiar with our campus, as she has served as a substitute at Robison in both the roles of principal and assistant principal in the past. As much as I dislike missing the beginning of my 32nd year of education, I know our Rockets are in great hands. I look forward to seeing everyone when I return!

New Student Registration

Welcome to Robison! If you have not already registered your student for next year (new students only), registration will take place Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 16 from 8 am to 3 pm. Click on the link below for more information.
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Meet the Teacher

We are so excited to see our students at our upcoming Meet the Teacher events. Emails will be sent instead of postcards this year. You should expect an email from your child's homeroom teacher by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 20. If you do not receive an email, that will be an indication that your information may need to be updated in our system; however, please check your "spam" or "junk" folder if you do not receive the email. If you do not receive an email, staff will be able to help you with this at our Meet the Teacher event.

Along with meeting your child's teacher(s), you will also have the opportunity to learn more about PTO (we encourage everyone to join), purchase spirit items, register for a car rider number, and deposit money in your child's lunch account. Information about our before and after-school program with Club Rewind will be available, and representatives from boy scouts and girl scouts will be present. Staff will be eager to assist you as you arrive and will help you locate your child's classroom. If you have purchased your school supplies on your own, please bring them with you and drop them off in your child's classroom. If you ordered your child's supplies online, they will be delivered to the classroom.

Students in 1st-5th Grades (Thursday, August 22)

Due to our large enrollment (nearly 1,100 students), we have two separate times to choose from: Last Names A-L at 4:00 to 4:45 pm and Last Names M-Z at 5:00 to 5:45 pm. If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, you may attend the other session.

Students in PPCD, Pre-K, and Kindergarten (Friday, August 23)

Parents and students will meet in the cafeteria at 9:00 am on Friday, August 23. After a brief introduction of the teachers, the students will be escorted to their new classrooms. There will be an informational meeting and the opportunity for parents to ask questions while the teachers spend time with their students. All parents will join their students in the classroom after the meeting.

Representatives from the Scouts will be available in case your child is interested in joining Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.

Deadline is August 1 for Ordering Supplies On-line

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First Day of School

The first day of school is Monday, August 26. Our doors open every day at 8:25 am, and instruction begins at 8:45 am. Our school day ends at 4:00 pm. Thank you for contributing to your child's success by ensuring that they arrive on time every day. We encourage all bus riders to ride the bus the first day of school. We will have extra help on hand to walk students to classes on the first day. If a parent chooses to walk their child to their classroom the first day, they will need to have a special sticker. These stickers will be given to parents at Meet the Teacher, or a parent may sign in and pick up a sticker on the first day.

Stay Connected

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Curriculum Nights

Face-to-Face Curriculum Nights will take place for our PPCD, Pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade students. Curriculum Night information will be shared electronically (via a video link) for 2nd-5th-grade parents. The link will be available beginning Friday, September 13.

PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten: Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:00 pm

1st Grade: Tuesday, September 17 @ 6:00 pm

Child Find

The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Special Education Department provides educational services to over 10,000 students with special needs.

Teachers, instructional aides, speech pathologists, and related service personnel provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21. Students who have hearing and vision disabilities may receive services from birth.

To be eligible for special education services, students must meet eligibility requirements as a student with an orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, auditory impairment, visual impairment, diagnosis of deaf/blind, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, learning disability, speech impairment, multiple disabilities, autism, non-categorical early childhood, or traumatic brain injury.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD instructional arrangements for elementary school-aged students include in-class support, resource classes and speech/language therapy. Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE, formerly PPCD), adaptive behavior, and LIFE Skills classes are offered as cluster services at the elementary level.

In-class support, resource classes, LIFE Skills, adaptive behavior and speech/language services are available at all secondary level campuses.

Related services may include psychological services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, school health services, adaptive equipment, and special transportation.

Other special education service options include the Dorothy Carlton Center, the Maybelline Carpenter Center, homebound, adaptive physical education, itinerant and on-site services to the visually impaired.

As part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired, services for students who have auditory impairments are offered at Birkes Elementary, Matzke Elementary, Spillane Middle School and Cy-Ridge High School. In addition to receiving instruction at the on-site campuses, students may be served by itinerant teachers, speech pathologists, and/or an audiologist at their home campus.

Are you the parent of a pre-school (3-5 years) or school-aged child and have concerns regarding your child’s physical, speech, and/or emotional development? Is your child experiencing academic problems which could interfere significantly with educational success? If so, contact the Special Education Department at 281-897-6400 to discuss your concerns and learn more about the referral process.