John Glenn Elementary
August / September 2021 ~ agosto / septiembre 2021
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A Message From Your Principal - Un mensaje de la Directora Sra. Fine
Dear Glenn Families,
We are extremely thrilled to bring our Astronauts back for what is going to be an incredible school year! We had such a phenomenal turn out at our Back to School Bash and LOVED seeing you all back on campus. Our teachers were SUPER excited to meet each and every one of you and have some fun 1st Day activities planned for our Astronauts.
Many questions came up about our safety protocols and visitors on campus. Effective Monday, August 23rd, masks will be mandatory in all NISD buildings for staff, students, and visitors. We will continue to supply hallway sanitizing stations and classrooms with hand sanitizer. High touch areas will continue to be cleaned often and classrooms and common areas will be disinfected daily. While we will not have a daily Health Screening Questionnaire we will rely on parents and guardians to monitor their child's health and keep students' home if they are experiencing any COVID - 19 symptoms and to contact their child's teacher to inform the school of the absence. At that time our school nurse will investigate and determine whether the student is able to return and if contact tracing is necessary. We will continue to provide notice of positive cases in your child's classroom and if anyone will be required to quarantine.
We ordered additional cafeteria tables to continue one way seating, which I am proud to say that I will continue as much as possible as this is a time of day where students are most vulnerable as they remove masks to eat lunch. We do remind students to eat first then cover their nose and mouth with their face covering before they start chatting with neighbors. We will add classroom plexi where ample spacing is not available and where students may gather for small group instruction.
Our morning procedures will remain as it encourages our students to take advantage of free breakfast and promotes the safety and security of our littlest Astronauts as they remain in the cafeteria until 7:40 am when they are picked up by their teacher. Students in 2nd - 5th grade will eat breakfast and walk to their hallway where they will be actively monitored by a grade level teacher. Our dismissal procedures will also remain the same - students will be dismissed at 3:10 pm. If you only have one child at Glenn, you will pick up in the cafeteria loop and if you have multiple children at Glenn, you will pick up in the main loop.
Parents are welcome to visit the campus for Parent / Teacher Conferences, Conferences with Administration, the Counselors, or CIS (Communities in School). All visitors will need to ID and will be logged into our Raptor System if they choose to be on campus. This will serve as contact tracing should an investigation be needed due to a positive case.
We are looking forward to what is going to be a phenomenal school year and will continue to do everything to keep our children and staff safe. We will continue to have campus wide events to bring our families together this school year. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to serve.
2021 - 2022 Theme: "If not now, then when? If not us, then who? The time is NOW!"
Immunization Requirements for 2021 - 2022
University Health System is offering a convenient way for parents to stay up-to-date with their child’s immunizations.
Their mobile clinic will visit the following Northside ISD locations in August on the dates/times listed:
- Aug. 3 – Driggers ES – 6901 Shadow Mist, 78238 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 4 – Folks MS – 9855 Swayback Ranch, 78254 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 10 – Bernal MS – 14045 Bella Vista Place, 78253 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
- Aug. 11 – Zachry MS – 9410 Timber Path, 78250 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 11 – Vale MS – 2120 N. Ellison, 78251 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
- Aug. 13 – Hobby MS – 11843 Vance Jackson, 78230 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 13 – Allen ES – 101 Dumont, 78227 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
- Aug. 17 – Ross MS – 3630 Callaghan, 78228 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 17 – Connally MS –8661 Silent Sunrise, 78250 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
- Aug. 18 – Westwood Terrace ES –2315 Hackamore Lane, 78227 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 19 – Pease MS – 201 Hunt Lane, 78245 – 4 to 6 p.m.
- Aug. 20 – Jordan MS –1725 Richland Hills, 78251 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Aug. 23 – Gus Stadium – 7001 Culebra, 78238 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Aug. 24 – Farris Athletic Complex – 8400 N. Loop 1604 W., 78249 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Aug. 25 – Gus Stadium – 7001 Culebra, 78238 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please call 210-358-7020 or visit www.healthyUexpress.com to make an appointment or for more information.
In order to respect social distancing guidelines, all appointments must be scheduled in advance.
Registration forms can also be completed in advance using the website.
Parents are asked to bring their child’s insurance cards, I.D. cards, and immunization records to appointments.
Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class. Northside ISD encourages parents to have their children immunized prior to the first day of school.
Immunization Requirements for 2021-2022
DTP/DTaP/DT/TD/Tdap Five doses are required for entry of kindergarten
students unless the fourth dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurse will evaluate.
Students age 7, starting their vaccine, are required to have three doses. One booster dose of a Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis-containing vaccine is required for entry into 7th grade if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of a Tetanus-containing vaccine. Grades 8-12 require a booster dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis-containing vaccine every 10 years.
Polio: Four doses of Polio vaccine are required for students in grades K-12 unless the third dose was received after the 4th birthday. Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurse will evaluate. It can be any combination of OPV or IPV. Not required of 18-year old students.
Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Two doses are required. The first dose shall be administered on or after the 1st birthday. The second dose to be administered by age 5 or entry into kindergarten. One dose is required for pre- kindergarten.
HIB: Three doses of Haemophilus Influenza type B vaccine and a booster if given before the child is 15 months or one dose of vaccine if given after 15 months. HIB vaccine is given through 4 years of age and is required for students in pre-kindergarten.
Hepatitis Type A: Two doses of Hepatitis A are required for students in grades PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The second dose of Hepatitis A is administered six months after the administration of the first dose.
Hepatitis Type B: Three doses of Hepatitis B are required for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Varicella (Chicken Pox): Two doses of Varicella vaccine received on or after the 1st birthday are required for students in grades K through 12. If the student has had Varicella (Chicken Pox) illness, please request a form from the school nurse to validate illness. One dose is required for students entering pre-kindergarten.
Pneumococcal (PCV7): PCV7 is mandated for all students 3 through 4 years of age. The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter pre-kindergarten.
Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine): This vaccine protects students 11 years of age and older from Meningitis. One dose is required for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
* For information on immunization exemptions please access the Department of State Health Services Website at: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemptions.aspx