The Booker Bulletin
Welcome Back Newsletter - Week of August 16 - 20
WHAT A GREAT FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
WELCOME BACK, BENGALS!!!
It's TIME TO SHINE!
Welcome back, Bengals! We are so excited about the 2021-2022 school year and all our Bengals being back in the building! We know it's been tough for our students, families, and staff the last two school years, but we will do everything we can to ensure everyone's safety and your child's academic success! We will need a commitment from you to help us keep this promise!
As our district monitors the latest updates from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and local and state authorities, we ask for everyone's patience and cooperation. Starting Monday, August 16th, all students, staff members, and anyone visiting booker or any Spring ISD campus or facility, will be required to wear a mask. With COVID variants and illnesses rises across our zip code, we are encouraging all of our students, staff, parents, and visitors to follow all safety measures to ensure our students and staff remain on campus and remain safe and healthy!
In addition to the new mask mandate policy, you are more than welcome to send your child to school with additional masks, hand sanitizer, and/or any types of wipes that you feel they may need to clean his/her surface areas. However, our operations team led by Mrs. Jones, will continue to follow all safety and cleaning protocols, daily.
Working together will be instrumental in having a successful year! Let's make this year the best year yet! We look forward to serving you!
STAY UPDATED WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION AND DATES!
School Hours: 8:05-3:25pm
Free Breakfast: 7:35am
MONDAY, AUGUST 16
RETURNING STUDENT ANNUAL UPDATE
DUE AUGUST 27
Parents and guardians, the annual update is a requirement for every child enrolled in Spring ISD. Update your personal information in Home Access Center (HAC) to receive updated information on district & campus events and news!
School hours: 8:05 - 3:25pm
Free Breakfast: 7:35am
TARDY BELL: 8:05am
Change Cut off: 2:30pm
Tardies - Your child is tardy if they arrive after 8:05am. Instruction starts promptly at 8:05am. If your child arrives after 8:05am - you must park and sign your child's tardy pass in order for them to go to class.
Early Pick Ups - Parents must sign students out with valid ID and provide a reason for leaving.
Please be mindful that we are required by law to be in attendance for at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recess.
Transportation Changes - All transportation changes must be done by 2:40pm each day. We will not take any transportation changes over the phone. You may fax your request with a copy of your ID to 281-891-8751 and call to confirm receipt. Or, you may call the front office to speak with one of our receptionists and then email your request with your ID to the person you spoke with, by 2:30pm.
Absences - If your child misses a day, please provide a note informing the attendance clerk, the reason for the absence, sign and date and send it to school with your child, the following day. Parent letters are not required if your child has a doctor's excuse. Parents have 3 days to send in excuses so that attendance records can be resolved into excused/unexcused absences. Remember that notes only provide us the documentation and coding of the absence: Notes do not dismiss absences. The state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the time to avoid penalty.
Lunch Visits/Lunch Deliveries - Booker is closed for lunch visits and lunch deliveries. If your child forgets his/her lunch kit, please drop off their lunch kit in the front office before 9:45am, to ensure our staff has ample time to deliver it to them before their scheduled lunch time. Lunch visits are on hold to allow our teachers, staff, and students to get acquainted with being back in school and establishing our systems and routines, Lunch visits are scheduled to resume the week of September 20th, pending recommendations from Harris County/CDC. Please stay tuned!
Birthdays - You are more than welcome to celebrate your child's birthday by sending prepacked goodies and/or store bought cupcakes (sealed) with your child. No balloons or bouquets allowed.
Please supply your walker with a poncho, rainboots, and/or an umbrella in case it begins to rain. We will only hold walkers on days when Harris County issues a severe weather alert!
- Do not use cell phone in school zone
- Follow speed limits in our school zone - 30mph
- Watch out for students loading/unloading
ACCESS TO HOME ACCESS CENTER
Parents, your child's homeroom teacher and registered courses can be found in the Home Access Center (HAC). These are the areas in which your child will receive their grades. Please make sure you have access to HAC to keep up with your child's progress. If you have any questions about your student’s schedule, please contact 281-891-8750, press option 1.
We are partnering with Koala Kare again this year! They offer before and after school services for parents! Hours of operation 6:30am - 6:30pm each day. Located in Booker's cafeteria!
BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY EVENT
CHECK IT OUT!
Booker Elementary School
PRESS 1 - REGISTRAR - Ms. Velasquez - email@example.com
PRESS 2 - ATTENDANCE CLERK - Ms. Enciso - firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS 0 - RECEPTIONISTS - Mrs. Sanchez - email@example.com
SPRING ISD GENERAL INFORMATION
NEW UPDATES FOR ALL BUS RIDERS!
Download the Free MyView App To Track Your Child's Bus
Spring ISD is introducing a new scanner system on all of its buses for the 2021-22 school year that will give added peace of mind to parents by allowing them to know when and where their student gets on and off the bus.
Students carry a small card that automatically logs their entry or exit when they pass the scanner on the school bus. The information is then instantly and securely available to parents. Notifications can also be sent directly to their computer or cell phone via text message.
By downloading the free MyView app, parents will have an easy-to-use mobile app to check on their child's school bus. MyView uses GPS data provided by the Zonar V4 telematics control unit to track and display that bus's location on an aerial map, powered by Google—all in near real-time. Parents can create and set alerts to let them know when the bus enters their neighborhood or gets close to the drop-off point, which is especially helpful on bad weather days.
In addition, these cards will have a dual purpose to allow students to scan at the Point of Sale in the cafeteria lines, adding convenience and efficiency for both parents and child nutrition workers.
Set up Zonar MyView:
Download the Zonar MyView app from the App Store or Google Play.
Enter the School Access Code 77090.
Enter your child’s unique student ID.
Create alert zones around drop-off and pick-up points.
When your child’s bus enters an alert zone, you will receive notification by email or text.
IMMUNIZATIONS, VACCINATIONS & COVID TESTING SITES
Spring ISD and Harris County Public Health to Host Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing Clinics
In partnership with the Harris County Public Health Department and Inspire, the Spring ISD Emergency Management & School Safety will host several vaccination and COVID-19 testing clinics throughout the school year.
Beginning Monday, August 16, the following campuses will host clinics sites Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
Westfield High School
Spring High School
The clinics are open to the public and pre-registration is not required.