The Paw Print

21-22 Volume 20 January 14, 2022

Covid Updates

We are seeing an increase in the number of individuals on campus testing positive for Covid-19. Per the flowchart below, students who are a close contact (within six feet for fifteen minutes or more over a 24 hour period) do not have to quarantine if they are asymptomatic. It is up to the parents to choose whether they quarantine or not. As the number of students rise, we are finding it challenging to get ahold of all parents in a timely manner to share that their student was a close contact. We will be switching to an email system. We will email you when we find out that your child is a contact to a case. If you have multiple children and want more information, please feel free to call the front office. Keep in mind that due to HIPPA, we are not able to share any information about those positive with Covid, or any other illness. Remember to encourage your kids to wash their hands often and hand sanitize in between. Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Thank you for your support through these unique times.

The Surfside Admin Team

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Behavior Expectations

As we get closer to Winter Break, we are working hard to keep kids in their regular routines. Please encourage your student(s) to think before they speak or act. We have seen a rise in inappropriate behaviors on campus. We held assemblies for each grade level on Thursday of this past week to restate expectations and offer a challenge to make great choices that would make you proud of them. We appreciate your support.

The Surfside Admin Team

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Shoes for School

Please make sure that students are wearing closed toe shoes that would be appropriate for outdoor activity. Students should have sneakers for PE class. We want all of our panthers to be safe when they are navigating campus, playing on the playground and enjoying exercise. Thank you for your support with this.

The Surfside Admin Team

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The Color Run is Coming!!!!

The 2022 Color Run will be held on Thursday, February 17. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please call District Security to complete the application and fingerprinting process.

Important Dates and Reminders

January 13 - Report Cards Issued

January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

February 3 - Texas Roadhouse Drive Thru

February 4 - End of Third Interim

February 7 - No School

February 14 - Valentine's Day and Interims are Issued

February 17 - Color Run

February 18 - No School

February 21 - Teacher Professional Development - No School


Thursday, February 3, 2022.

NEW options to choose from . . . Chicken Critters or Beef Tips.

DEADLINE to order is Monday, January 31, 2022.


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Arrival Reminders

Students needing breakfast are welcome to arrive on campus as early as 7:45. All students arriving between 7:45 and 8:00 will be sent to the cafeteria.

The first bell rings at 8:00. At that time, classroom doors open. It is imperative that students be in class and ready to learn by 8:15. Students who are not in the classroom by 8:15 are considered tardy.

Our car loop is very busy in the mornings with students arriving to school. To make the car loop more efficient, we are asking that students are dropped off at the next gate available and not just by their grade level hallways. This will allow cars to pull up to the next gate instead of having gaps in car line. The tardy bell rings at 8:15 and students are expected to be in their classrooms when the bell rings. Please help your student by making sure that they arrive on campus with time to get to class or to acquire breakfast if needed. We appreciate your help.

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We want to give a SHOUT OUT to our Anniversary T sponsors . . . the shirts were given away just before the holiday break and we LOVE them!!

Shumacher Orthodontics and Wicked Pineapple . . . you guys ROCK!!

PANTHER PRIDE is in the house!! THANK YOU!!

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Now Hiring

Surfside is in need of one custodian and one aftercare group leader. Please go to the district website to apply. The links can be found below.

Cafeteria Worker

Substitute Teacher

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Surfside Elementary School

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Surfside Elementary School provides a safe and positive environment where high quality education occurs for all students.