March 23, 2022
NO SCHOOL this MONDAY, March 28
There will be no school on Monday, March 28 in honor of Chavez/Huerta Day!
Spirit Shirts and Sweatshirts for Sale TOMORROW!
The PTO store will be open TOMORROW, March 24, from 7:15 am - 8:00 am to purchase spirit shirts and sweatshirts.
Family & Community Engagement Extravaganza - Westside Feeder
Please join our Westside Feeder Wraparound Specialists at our Family and Community Engagement Extravaganza on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00 pm! See the flyer below for more details!
The school with the highest turnout will receive a special prize. I'll be there - how about you? :)
2022-2023 Registration Dates
Registration dates for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced in April on our website and in the Daily News. Intent to Re-Enroll and Kindergarten Sibling Registration dates will also be announced in April.
The district office has communicated to campuses that there will be a delay in getting the notification letters mailed out to all applicants. Thank you for your patience!
West Briar Roundup - Calling ALL 5th Graders!
This Friday, West Briar Deans will be at Daily to present the course selection process to our current 5th grade students, inform them of their choices next year and notify them of the upcoming parent night on Thursday, March 31 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm (please see the flyer below).
5th Grade parents, please be sure to ask your students for their course selection cards! West Briar Deans will return to Daily on Friday, April 1st to pick-up the course selection cards. Please be sure your students bring them to school that day so they will be collected by West Briar.
G.A.T.E.S. (Gifted and Talented Education Supporters)
Please join the Gifted and Talented Department as we strive to meet the needs of our scholars. In a recent survey, an overwhelming number of families indicated that they would like to learn more about, "How to support the Social and Emotional needs of their Gifted Learner." The SEL Department is answering that call and will be presenting at the next G.A.T.E.S meeting from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm on March 29, 2022.
COVID-19 Testing On Campus TOMORROW
The next date for COVID testing available for students, faculty, and staff will be TOMORROW, March 24. This testing is completely voluntary and free and requires the student's parent/guardian to first provide a one-time digital consent at https://bit.ly/HISDC19Test; If you have trouble with registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 346-803-5828.
Once parents have registered their child, then the child will be tested each time Fulgent comes to campus to provide COVID testing.
Parent Institute Newsletters and Planners
The character trait of the month is RESILIENCE/PERSEVERANCE.
Wraparound Support - Student Assistance Form (SAF)
If you or your child needs assistance with any non-academic needs, please complete a Student Assistance Form (SAF) by scanning the QR code below or clicking on the link: www.tinyurl.com/hisdsaf
The circle drive in front of the school is reserved ONLY for daycare buses, HISD buses, and parents of students with special needs. Parents dropping off their students in cars before 7:40 am must use the carpool lane. Parents of students arriving AFTER 7:40 am can use the front circle drive. All students who arrive in the building after 7:40 am will receive a tardy slip to be admitted to class. Tardies are recorded on students' report cards.
In an effort to make sure our students safely arrive to school, we have staff members arrive bright and early to help cross walkers, help PreK/K students out of cars, distribute masks, and direct traffic. Please be respectful to all our staff members as we all work to get our students to school safely!
If you need to pick up your child early from school for a doctor or dentist appointment, be sure to check them out of school through the front office BEFORE 2:00 pm. Please do not come after 2:00 pm to pick up your child early from school. To ensure a safe dismissal, students will not be called to the office to be picked up after 2:00 p.m. since we are preparing for dismissal and do not have staff members available to get the students from recess, etc. We need all staff members in order to conduct dismissal. Thank you for helping to make dismissal safe for all our students.
Morning Carpool Lane
We are still working on how to keep our carpool lanes moving safely and efficiently in the morning. Please help us with the following:
- Students should be dressed with backpacks on ready to get out of the car as you pull into the carpool lane.
- Parents please stay in your car.
- Students should sit behind the driver as this is the safest side to exit the car.
- When the car comes to a full stop, 1st - 5th grade students can open and exit the car by themselves. Staff members are there to help our PreK and Kindergarten students and to supervise carpool in general.
Ashford United Methodist Church is providing FREE TUTORING in reading and math to students in 1st to 5th grades. The L.O.V.E. program (Learning Opportunities to Vigorously Excel) has been working hard to develop curriculum that will supplement students' learning at school. Their tutors are certified teachers and use innovative and engaging activities to capture students’ attention and grow them as learners. They have been working with students since 2019 and have a track record of student success!
If you have questions, please email them at email@example.com or call 281-726-1852 and ask for Lorraine White.
Please complete the Google form on the link below to enroll in the L.O.V.E. tutoring program. See the picture below for dates and times.
Cell Phone Policy
The second time it occurs, the phone will be confiscated and the parent has to come to the school to pick it up. The third and any subsequent incidents will result in the parent coming to school to pick it up AND a $15 fine each time.
Quarantine and Temporary Online Learning
If a student needs to quarantine at home, please notify the teacher, Nurse Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Hollingsworth at email@example.com so your child can continue learning via HISD's Temporary Online Learning during the quarantine.
The four hours a day of live lessons are taught by an HISD teacher, not a Daily teacher. However, the student is still enrolled at Daily Elementary and the daily attendance and weekly grades are sent to the Daily teacher. When the quarantine is over and the student is symptom-free, then he/she may return to in-person learning at Daily Elementary.