Wilkinson Elementary

August 2020 Newsletter

Message from the Principal...

Hello Lions,


I hope you guys are well. I am so ready to meet each and everyone of you. This newsletter contains a lot of information. I know it is long but I wanted to be thorough and share with you information about each environment.


The first day of school is fast approaching! We are ready to greet our Lions virtually on Wednesday, August 12th.


First Day Attendance: Please make sure your child accesses class materials online Wednesday or you make contact with your child's teacher by email or phone that day. Without contact on the first day of school, we are required to unenroll your child. (This is true of absences on the first day of any school year.)


Every Wilkinson Teacher will offer two Zoom class meetings on Wednesday, August 12th, at 8:00-8:30 AM and 11:00-11:30 AM to take attendance. If neither time works for your family then please make sure you make contact with your child's teacher (phone, email, or Canvas/Seesaw) on August 12th before 11:59 PM.


Attendance after the first day of school will be taken daily based on their engagement. Your student must log on and participate every day to be counted “present”. Teachers will check attendance every day for the day before. So, your student has to log on and participate at some point during every school day (12:00am-11:59pm) to be counted present. If your student did not log on or communicate with their teacher at any time during that day, they will be counted absent for that school day. It is mandatory that CISD follow the attendance guidelines set by the State of Texas.


Students will be able to complete their assignments at their own pace throughout the day; however, each assignment will have a clearly stated due date.


Please continue to check the District's Roadmap to Reopening web page for updated information. Conroe ISD will share additional information in the coming days about the start of school.


We are excited and ready for the first day of school! The first day of school is one of my favorite days of the year. Please send first day of school pictures to contactwilkinson@conroeisd.net. We would love to see them! Your child's first day picture may appear in an upcoming Wilkinson Newsletter or on our Wilkinson Facebook page.



Stay Well,

Mrs. Stewart, Principal

Curbside Kick Off

On August 24th from 12:00-4:00, we will have a drive through set up for you to drop off your PK-1st grade child's supplies.

At curbside you can:

  • Drop off supplies- We ask that you put your supplies in a large trash bag and write the student's name, grade, and Teacher's name on the bag. We want it to make it to the right spot.
  • Pick up car rider tags (have ID ready to show)
  • Drop off Medication (nurse will have to verify)

On August 28th from 12:00-4:00, we will have a drive through set up for you to drop off your 2nd-4th grade child's supplies.


At curbside you can:

  • Drop off supplies- We ask that you put your supplies in a large trash bag and write the student's name, grade, and Teacher's name on the bag. We want it to make it to the right spot.
  • Pick up car rider tags (have ID ready to show)
  • Drop off Medication (nurse will have to verify)

Campus Planning Guidelines for In-Person Instruction

Wilkinson Elementary Protocols

The following protocols were created for the safety of our students, staff and families for the 2020-2021 school year. Campus structures and procedures may change to maintain safety and health.


General Information

  • All parents and students are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 prior to leaving home each morning.
  • Utilize good hygiene throughout the day.
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible.
  • At this time, third and fourth grade students in Conroe ISD will be required to wear masks at school. We highly encourage students in pre-kindergarten through second grade to wear face masks at school as well.

Masks or Face Shields

All students are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while on campus. 3rd Grade and up are required to wear a mask per CISD policy. This practice will help mitigate interruptions to in-person instruction. TEA defines "close contact" with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 as


  1. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield);
  2. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield.


A student who is deemed "Close Contact" would require them to quarantine for 14 days and not be present for in person instruction. Continuously wearing a mask during the day will help your child to not have interruptions or changes in their educational setting.


Please label your child's mask or face shield on the inside and not the outside. This will allow us to identify and return any mask and also for security purposes.

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Water Bottles

We are asking each student to bring a water bottle with their name labeled on it each day they come to school. Our water fountains are being fitted with touchless water bottle adapters. Don’t worry, we will have disposable water bottles for the days that you might leave them at home. Please limit it to water in the bottles to avoid messy spills in the classrooms.

Arrival Protocols

  1. Returning students, please take note: the car rider and bus rider lines have swapped. To drop off or pick up a car rider, please turn onto the side street (Stewart’s Crossing) by the school and enter the school lot on the right.
  2. Car riders will enter the cafeteria through the side of the school. The car rider line for drop off and dismissal will be moved to the side of the building to allow for greater safety of student arrival and dismissal.
  3. Bus riders will enter the school through the front doors. Busses will pull through the front parking lot and drop off at the front doors.
  4. Hand sanitizer stations at each entrance for students to use prior to entry. Staff will supervise arriving students to ensure hallway safety protocols are followed.
  5. Entry doors will be propped open for no touch entry. Staff present to prevent unauthorized persons from entering and will supervise all opened entry doors.
  6. Parents will not be allowed to accompany students into the schoolat any time, including the 1st day of school. If a parent needs to speak with the front office, please call the school and we will assist you.
  7. We encourage all students to wear a mask upon entry. 3rd and 4th graders will be required to wear a mask. All staff will wear a mask.
  8. Students will grab breakfast (if needed) and go to class to eat. Please plan to arrive with enough time for your child to eat breakfast before the start of the school day at 8:00. Students will not go out to the playgrounds before school.

Classroom Protocols

  1. Students will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the classroom. Students may wash their hands in lieu of hand sanitizer when the classroom setup allows for hand washing.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be provided by CISD and available to classrooms at all times.
  3. Every effort will be made to distance students from one another as instructionally possible.
  4. Students will use their own supplies. Shared supplies will be wiped down with disinfectant between student use.
  5. Students will be taught procedures to sanitize their personal work space with hand sanitizer or cleaning wipes.
  6. Teachers will have students engage in supervised handwashing following proper handwashing guidelines (at least 20 seconds at least two times each day) in addition to washing hands after using the restroom and before eating
  7. Visual cues will be utilized to help students with social distancing.
  8. Commonly-touched surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected between student groups.
  9. Mask will be encouraged to be worn in the building.
  10. Classroom doors will be propped open to reduce high touch areas.
  11. Procedures will be in place to limit the number of students in the restrooms.
  12. Students will be paired with a partner to be able to collaborate. Students will keep the same partner for all collaborative activities.
  13. Ongoing instruction will be provided to students on appropriate hygiene practices as well as campus protocols.

Transition Protocols

  • Students and staff will stay to the far right side of the hallways and throughout the campus to reduce the possibility of contact. Campus wide visuals and language will be used to remind students of this procedure “Walk Right, Stay Right”.
  • Classroom doors will be propped open to reduce high touch areas when possible.
  • Classrooms will stagger releases from each class (when traveling to common areas-lunch, recess, specials) to limit the number of students in the hallway during transitions, when possible.
  • Students will use visual cues (arrows and dots) on the floor to assist in social distancing and relay hallway expectations of “Walk Right, Stay Right”.
  • All available (non-classroom) staff will be utilized to supervise transitions and maintain social distancing.
  • Teachers, along with support staff, will supervise restrooms to ensure social distancing and safety protocols are followed.
Students will use visuals (social distance dots on the floor) to know where to stand when waiting for the restroom. The amount of stalls in the restroom will determine the capacity of the restroom. (For example, if a restroom has two stalls, only two students will be allowed in that area at a time. Other students will have to wait on the dots outside until one becomes available.
When possible, grade levels will use a designated restroom to minimize contact.
  • Students will use hand sanitizer during each transition upon entering and exiting the classroom and/or common area.

Specials Class Protocols

We are so happy to continue our specials classes. Classes will be on a rotation and students will attend 45 minutes per day. Below are the classes we will offer.
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Library/Computer


We are keeping your students healthy and safe by...

  1. Cleaning and shared equipment and high traffic areas between each group. 10 minutes of time has been built in the schedule between classes to clean the room and equipment.
  2. Classes will be grouped together in a cohort (2 classes per cohort) and will travel to each specials class together.
  3. Weather Permitting, classes will be able to meet outside.
  4. Students will wash hands before coming to Specials classes.
  5. Every effort will be made to distance students from one another as instructionally possible.

Lunch Protocols

  1. Cafeteria capacity will be based upon current guidelines. Physical distance will be provided around each available seat. Some students will eat in non-traditional areas to create social distancing ie., pavilion (weather permitting).
  2. Seats will be marked by visual (dot) so students are clear on where to sit that maintains social distancing.
  3. Students will be provided a bar code identification card that will be used to purchase breakfast/lunches and avoid using a keypad to purchase their breakfast/ lunch. Break-away lanyards will be provided by the school to attach to student identification cards and will be stored in the classroom each day to minimize contact.
  4. Seating charts will be used to log all students at all times in the cafeteria.
  5. Signage and staff will reinforce physical distance and traffic patterns in the cafeteria.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be provided at cafeteria entrances and exits.
  7. All available staff will be utilized to supervise cafeteria procedures and maintain social distancing.
  8. No visitors will be allowed in the building for lunch.
  9. Parents will be encouraged to make pre-payments on students’ accounts using my school bucks, cash or checks to avoid cash transactions during meal service.
  10. Food will be pre-packaged in boats/ bags for easy transport to classrooms if necessary and to prevent food from being exposed to others.
  11. Food will be pre-packaged for quick selection to decrease amount of time spent in line.


Lunch Schedule

10:30-11:00 Pre K & K

11:00-11:30 1st

11:30-12:00 3rd

12:00-12:30 4th

12:30-1:00 2nd

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Recess Protocols

  1. Students will go to recess everyday (weather permitting).
  2. Recess will be limited by grade level and/or class.
  3. Classes will be paired with a buddy class for Specials and recess to limit interactions.
  4. Every effort will be made to distance students from one another as possible.
  5. We encourage students to enjoy the time.

Dismissal Protocols

  1. Car rider will line up at the side entrance of the school at spots number 1-6. The car rider line for drop off and dismissal will be moved to the cafeteria side of the building to allow for greater safety of student arrival and dismissal. Students will be seated by grade level lines in the cafeteria to provide greater distancing.
  2. Bus riders/Day Care will exit the school through the front doors of each hallway. Busses will pull through the front parking lot and drop off at the front doors. Each bus will line up in a different hallway and exit towards the front doors. This will provide safe distancing.
  3. Hand sanitizer stations at each entrance for students to use prior to exit.
  4. Exit doors will be propped open for no touch exit. Staff present to prevent unauthorized persons from entering and will supervise all opened entry doors.
  5. Parents must remain in their vehicles as they wait for their student.
  6. All available (non-classroom) staff will be utilized to supervise departing students.
  7. In the event that a parent has to pick a student up before dismissal, they will use the Wilkinson curbside protocol (see below).


Wilkinson Curbside Protocol:
Parents will park in the front spaces and call the front office. Signs will be posted directing them to the parking spots and will include the front office phone number as well as the parking spot number they are parked in. Once verified, staff will get student from class and escort to the front porch where parents will pull around. Parents will check out the student curbside with as little contact as possible.

Clinic Protocols

  • There will be a separate area designated for “sick” and “well” visits to the clinic.
  • Nurse DeBaugh will make classroom visits to students in order to minimize movement in the hallway.

Visitors to the Building

  1. Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter Wilkinson Elementary.
  2. We will utilize virtual meetings to reduce the number of campus visitors.
  3. All individuals entering the building must wear a facemask covering their mouth and nose.
  4. Parents needing to drop items off for a student will contact the school to arrange a curbside pick-up. Call the school at 936.709.1500.
  5. Deliveries to students including lunches will be limited and on an emergency basis only. Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to charge a meal in the cafeteria.

Additional Resources for Families

Ramp-Up Plan for In-Person Learners

We will send out more specific details as we approach each ramp-up group of learners. All in-person learners are invited to attend their designated ramp-up days/times listed below.



August 26th-PK, PPCD, Kindergarten and 1st grades who selected In-person instruction return


Grades 2nd-4th grade return

August 31st only: A-C

Sept 1st only : D-J

Sept 2nd only : K-Q

Sept 3rd only: R-Z

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Student Meals

Meals will be available on the bus ramp at Wilkinson on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. until noon. Multiple meals will be distributed on pick up days. These meals will begin on August 13th.

  • Tuesday: 2 breakfast meals/ 2 lunch meals
  • Thursday: 3 breakfast meals/ 3 lunch meals


A student meal card located in Parent Access must be presented to scan and identify the student when meals are picked up.

  • This can be printed on paper or presented electronically on a phone.


No change will be made for cash transactions- any change will be applied to student's meal account. Pre-payments can be made at www.myschoolbucks.com


  • The drop date for students to use Free & Reduced benefits from last year is September 24. After this, students will be a "paid status" until a new application is completed.
    • Parents can go online to complete a Free and Reduced application for the 20-21 school year. www.myschoolapps.com


PK Meals will not be free this year. Students must qualify for the Free and Reduced Program by completing the application at www.myschoolapps.com.

school supplies

If your family is in need of school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Mrs. Moranchel at bmoranchel@conroeisd.net or 936-709-1510. Please do so by as soon as possible.

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Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.



To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!


Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!
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School Information

  • 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 as there is no adult supervision on the side porch.
  • 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!

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.