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March 26, 2021

Dates to Remember

March:

03/30 - Cyber Safety Parent Awareness Presentation


April:

04/02 - Holiday - No School

04/04 - National School Librarian Appreciation Day

04/05 - 04/09 - National Assistant Principal Week

04/06 - STAAR Writing (4th Grade)

04/27 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day


May:

05/01 - School Principal Day

05/03 - 05/07 - Teacher Appreciation Week

05/06 - School Nurse's Day

05/11 - STAAR Math (3rd and 4th Grades)

05/12 - STAAR Reading (3rd and 4th Grades)

05/12 - School Nurse Day

05/21 - Paws for Pride on the announcements - Wear GREEN for Resilience

05/26 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 12:10 PM

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Good afternoon,


Even though there is a lot of school year left, this is the time when we beginning planning in earnest for the next school year. That's right, we are starting to get ready for the 2021-2022 school year! With that in mind, I wanted to share information about class placement for next year. I will share a form in the coming weeks to allow you to provide information you would like us to know about your children as we make placement decisions. Please know, however, that we will not accept requests for specific teachers.


As we continue to work on this year as well, there are some awesome opportunities forthcoming. With new guidance related to COVID protocols, we are able to begin bringing back some events that we would normally do each year. We are currently in the planning stages for a number of things, but be on the look out for additional information soon about kindergarten graduation (in place of our annual kindergarten program this year), fourth grade clap out, field day, and other opportunities for us to celebrate our work during this memorable school year. Please know that these events may not look the same.


I am excited by the possibilities and am looking forward to sharing news as it becomes available.


Take good care,


Dr. Jarod Lambert

Principal

PreK, K, & New Student Enrollment

PreK, K & New Student Enrollment for 2021-2022 opens on April 5. Information will be posted on the Conroe ISD website and social media accounts in the coming weeks with details about how and where.

School Spring Pictures

If you would like to view your proof and order online for the school pictures that were taken in January go to: http://online.phototexasphotography.com/


The website will ask for you to input a keyword.
The keyword to your gallery is: 2021BPE and then your student's ID.
Example = If your student's ID is 123456 then the code is 2021BPE12345

For any issues or questions, please contact Photo Texas customer support at https://www.phototexasphotography.com/contact or call 1(800) 883-6463. You can also email Ellen at ellen@phototexasphotography.com

Keep your Child's Information Current

If any of your phone numbers, your email addresses, or your physical address have changed, please contact the Bush registrar, Brenda Hooker, at bhooker@conroeisd.net. Any address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric), lease, or buyers agreement/contract.

The Bush Clinic needs your help!

We need donations of boys & girls pants and shorts (no shirts needed). Many times children will get muddy at PE or recess and will need a change of clothes. We keep the clothes in the clinic so that the children can change clothes at school instead of having to call home and have a parent bring a change of clothes.

Message from our Front Office

  • All transportation changes need to be emailed to bush@conroeisd.net before 2:00 PM each day.
  • Car rider dismissal reminder: Entering the school driveway at dismissal is by right turn only. All traffic leaving the school should turn right onto Crownridge as well.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening form in the reception area prior to leaving the front office area.
  • Only essential learning items can be dropped off on our outside drop off table.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to get a meal from the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch (one each per child each day) are free in the cafeteria this school year.
  • Students need to have a mask on while riding a CISD school bus.

Summer Move a Possibility?

If you currently have plans to move over the summer please email our registrar, Brenda Hooker at bhooker@conroeisd.net. There will be a summer move form sent to you via your child or emailed to you. We ask that you complete it and send it back to school. This will help in planning for next year.

CISD Police Department

A few friendly reminders in regards to school zone safety and car rider drop off safety:

  • Please remember to remind your children NOT to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
  • Please remember if you are in your car, to wait for the crossing guards not only to cross the children, but for the crossing guards themselves to make it back to the sidewalk.
  • Please remember to stay off your cell phones when driving in school zones.
  • Please remember their are NO DOGS allowed on school property. This is for your personal liability and the safety of all of our students.
  • Please remember there are no U-Turns in front of the school.

2021-2022 CISD School Calendar

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A printable version of the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf
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Bush Clinic Phone - 936-709-1609

Quarantine or Isolation: What’s the Difference?

Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus (positive) away from others, even in their home.

Is testing needed during a quarantine?

While a negative test result may help to put your mind at ease, it does not end your quarantine period early. Since the incubation period for the virus can be as long as 14 days, a negative test result during that possible incubation period is no guarantee that you are not infected. It means only that, at the time of your test, your sample did not — or did not yet — show viral levels high enough to be reliably measured – https://medical.mit.edu/covid-19-updates


Is testing required to be cleared to return after a 10 day isolation?

You can return to school or work after completing the 10 day isolation period if symptoms have subsided and you have been fever free for at least 24 hrs without the use of fever-reducing medications. A negative COVID test is not required to be cleared to return after completing isolation.


Please visit these CDC websites for further quarantine and isolation information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html


PLEASE NOTE: Students are cleared to return to school when the nurse receives documentation of the following: Health care provider clearance letter to return to school, including a date the student may return OR Negative COVID-19 test results. Please keep your child home until ALL symptoms have subsided, including being fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.


Please provide the following information when reporting COVID symptoms, a known COVID direct exposure, or COVID test results:

· Date of onset of symptoms

· Date of direct exposure

· Is positive family member able to totally isolate from members in household · Email copy of COVID test results to Nurse Cheryl clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net. The earliest return to school date will be determined from this information.


ISOLATION OR QUARANTINE:

· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who log in to SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as a REMOTE ATTENDANCE.
· Students who are absent due to isolation or quarantine criteria who are unable to sign into SeeSaw or Canvas before 11:59 pm will be counted as an EXCUSED ABSENCE.


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

Per Conroe ISD guidelines: If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following 3 criteria are met:

1. Has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

2. AND child has improved symptoms.

3. AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Please email or fax (936-709-1699) healthcare provider date of return to school confirmation or COVID-19 test results to the nurse clkirchner@conroeisd.net or bush@conroeisd.net in order to return to school sooner than the 10 day isolation period.


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater to or equal to 100 dg F.

· Chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Shaking or exaggerated shivering https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html


PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OR THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS.


MEDICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

Prescription medication must be in the original container, properly labeled including the student’s name, the name of the medication, directions concerning dosage, the schedule for administration, expiration date, and the date the prescription was filled. No expired prescription medication will be administered. No more than a ninety (90) day supply of a prescription medication may be checked in at one time.


Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough or cold medicines that could potentially mask COVID-19 symptoms will require a written order from your child’s health care provider. Special Medication Note: Due to CDC COVID-19 guidelines nebulizer medications cannot be administered at school at this time.


CURB SIDE MEDICATION SIGN IN:

Please email or call the clinic if your child will require a scheduled or prescription medication for this school year. A medication permission form will be emailed to you, or let us know if you need to pick up a paper copy.


Medications will be dropped off via curb side delivery Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-2:30. Please email clkirchner@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-1600 (front office) or 936-709-1609 (clinic) to let us know that you are here for medication drop off. Nurse Cheryl will come out to your car to collect the signed forms and medication.

CLINIC STUDENT CLOTHING REQUEST:

In case of restroom accidents, spills, muddy clothes, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child’s backpack in a zip lock bag to have on hand. The clinic will not have extra clothes in the clinic to provide our students. Parents will be called to bring clothing changes if their child does not have extra clothes available in their backpack. Thank you for your help!


Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN

clkirchner@conroeisd.net

936-709-1609


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant

epadillaguerrer@conroeisd.net

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New Date! Cyber Safety Parent Awareness Presentation:

Please join us Tuesday, March 30, at 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM via Zoom for a Cyber Safety parent presentation by Crime Stoppers Houston. There are a plethora of cyber safety concerns and forms of online victimization. In this presentation you will get a brief overview of potential online dangers, cybercrime trends, popular social media and gaming platforms, and online monitoring tools to assist you in keeping your child safe while using the Internet


Morning Session 10 am Zoom Link

https://conroeisd.zoom.us/j/82615128247?pwd=YUtteW9qa0JSRCsxQzE0T3dUU3JFUT09

Meeting ID: 826 1512 8247

Passcode: Bobcats


Evening Session 6:30 pm Zoom Link

https://conroeisd.zoom.us/j/86197735265?pwd=RG80UXFvV0dJZHR6L3NkZ0poU2V1dz09

Meeting ID: 861 9773 5265

Passcode: Bobcats


Updated Community Food and Water Resources:

Interfaith - For immediate Family Services Assistance, email fs@woodlandsinterfaith.org.

United Way 211 Helpline – dial 2-1-1 from any phone. Office of Emergency Management website for local updates at https://mctxoem.org/. We, people of faith, called by our traditions to compassion have created an organization where we gather in mutual respect, dialogue and cooperative action to provide a connection between communities of faith and the community at large.


Food Assistance in Our Area:

Food Pantries -

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_j-6lVS4sW3gfXdtUXnexsue0XdNBTeu/view?usp=sharing

Montgomery County Food Bank -
https://mcfoodbank.org/find-a-food-pantry-partner-agencies-conroe-tx

Mobile Markets -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-jeNdojx3PEHbJWarprv6qHztDfXhbTS/view?usp=sharing

Interfaith in The Woodlands -
https://woodlandsinterfaith.org/

Montgomery County Resources Link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lwlT4hhqrnHTYG18YbVKVqqvPTyPv8JV/view?usp=sharing


Click here to visit Mrs. McGhee’s Virtual Counseling Office

Click here for Coronavirus Resources for Students and Families


Sincerely,

Angie McGhee

amcghee@conroeisd.net

936-709-1608

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Daily Announcements

Our daily announcements are shared in Canvas or Seesaw for each class. In addition, we will include the week's announcements in each edition of the Bush Banner.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021

Conroe ISD's School Messenger

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All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

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We have some 2020-2021 Spirit Wear still available. You can purchase it through the front office, on a first come first serve basis.

Give BUSH a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops

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To enter, use the Box Tops app to scan a receipt containing at least one eligible Box Tops product within 14 days of purchase by 3/31/21 at 11:59pm. Standard data rates may apply.

Sweepstakes ends 3/31/2021.

Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!


Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.