The Hoot Owl
NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL
A few reminders as we return to school:
*Weather will fluctuate, please put your child's name in their jackets/coats so that if they are left outside, we can return them to the rightful owner.
*With Covid cases on the rise again, masks are still encouraged but not required.
*The district has moved us to Level 3 which limits visitors to the campus. We will continue with lunch sign up for the foreseeable future.
*Current collection of "lost" jackets will be donated at the end of January. Please remind your children to look at them during p.e time and claim their jackets.
*If your child is experiencing Covid or flu-like symptoms or running a fever, please keep them home. Call the front office to let us know that your child is sick.
*If your child has tested positive for Covid, please notify the school nurse or do the self report under the student SSO.
We are looking forward to a healthy and happy 2021!
*Doors open at 7:35 with school starting at 8:00 a.m. Tardies begin at 8:01 am. Please help us reduce tardies this semester by making it a goal to be at school on time.
*Dismissal begins at 3:10 p.m.
*Change of transportation call ins are for emergencies only and must be called in by 2:30 p.m.
*Early pick up ends at 2:45. If you arrive after 2:45 you will need to join the car rider line.
*Coming of the I-45 feeder, car rider line starts on Oak Ridge School Road. If you enter our driveway, the right turn lane will be blocked forcing you to turn left and find the end of the line.
*Parents may not park and walk students to the building in the morning nor to pick them up in the afternoon.
From the district webpage:
*Go to Oak Ridge Elementary webpage
*Go to "Our School/Campus
*Select "Accountability Reports"
*Select "2021 Accountability Summary"
Welcome our new nurse, Tina Smith. Tina has worked side by side with Audra Sims for a couple of weeks to learn the ropes at Oak Ridge and will make the transition easily for all of us. She has been with the district for a little over a year and we are excited to have her.
Tina is the Mom of 2 girls and is excited to have home in CISD!
If you have any questions or concerns about attendance or registration, you can reach her at email@example.com.
Link to your homepage - https://ore.conroeisd.net/
Here's what you need to know:
*Sign up using the reservation link below.
*Parents are restricted to only ONE day per cycle so that we can allow more parents to visit.
*No more than 2 people per child will be allowed based on space.
*Parents will need a valid ID and will enter the front of the building.
*Go straight to the cafeteria to meet your child and bring them to the patio tables.
*Lunch tables are on the patio by the playground. Unfortunately they are not covered so if it is raining, you will want to cancel and reschedule your day.
*When lunch is over, parents must leave. Parents cannot attend recess nor visit the child's classroom per Level 3 restrictions.
ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
Tardies - We begin counting tardies at 8:01 a.m. We do, however, monitor the line. We take note of the last car in line at 8:01 and all cars after that, the students are counted tardy. Currently, we have a much shorter line between 7:45 - 7:55. If you consistently arrive about 7:55, try adjusting your morning schedule by about 10 minutes, you will not have to wait in line to drop off your child. Student drop off and pick up is the line closes to the building. Do not drop off or pick up on the other side the covered drive as it is unsafe for everyone involved.
IT'S MORE THAN A MEAL APPLICATION
Did you know that meal applications assist in so much more than just meals?
If you are on free/reduced lunch, there are a few more benefits to your family than just food.
*AP tests - Reduced registration fee
*Most sports - free or discounted pay to participate
*Internet Access - Eligible for discounted internet access services.
*P-EBT-Eligibility for any future P-EBT benefits for the 21-22 school year.
*College Application Fees - Discounted rate on fees associated with applying for college.
*School funding - Maintains funding for student programs and services.
*Assistance as is available for back to school clothing, school supplies, and Christmas gifts.
Conroe ISD families can complete an online meal application now!
Applying is FAST and EASY at www.myschoolapps.com.
If you need assistance applying, you can contact the Glorimar Carroll, campus parent liason, at 832-592-5900.
DATES TO KNOW
5 - Students return to school
8 - Western Art Show
17 - School holiday
January staff birthdays
3 - Maria Falcon - librarian
11 - Pako Esparza - fourth grade math teacher
13 - Alyssa Dishong - Kindergarten teacher
22 -Kai Henderson - counselor