Bennett Bear Business Newsletter
Week of November 7, 2021
Happy November, BEARS!
BIG Changes to Friday Live - Now Called Bennett Live & Hosted on New Day & Times - Read the Details Here
Bennett Live Dates - 2021-2022
Save the Date - November Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, November 30th
Check Out This Week's Grade Level Newsletters
Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter
1st Grade's Weekly Newsletter
2nd Grade's Weekly Newsletter
3rd Grade's Weekly Newsletter
4th Grade's Weekly Newsletter
5th Grade's Weekly Newsletter
Specials' Weekly Newsletter
Learning Commons Weekly Newsletter
Safety Patrol Team 2 will Assist with Arrival & Dismissal
No School for Our BEARS - Monday, November 8th
McKinney ISD Weather Guidelines
McKinney ISD MacTown Miracles - Accepting Donations Now Through December 2nd
The Student Councils at all three McKinney High Schools are working together on their annual MacTown Miracles service project. These awesome students are putting together holiday meals for families in our community.
They are asking our Bennett Bears to participate in their effort by collecting packages of napkins and paper plates. They can be plain, or they can be festive and winter/ holiday themed.
Please bring your donations and put them in the boxes under the big clock in the Bennett main hall. If you already have holiday food items that you had planned to donate, they will certainly accept those as well!
We will take donations from Monday, November 8 - Thursday, December 2.
PTO E.J. Wills Spirit Night - Thursday, November 11th
Progress Reports Go Home - Wednesday, November 17th
Bennett's 1st Annual "Turkey Trot" - Student Event During Specials - Friday, November 19th
PTO Sponsored Yearbook Cover Contest - Entries Due November 19th
Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 22 - Friday, November 26th
Courage - November Character Trait of the Month
November Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, November 30th
Pie the Principals at Bennett Live Celebrations - Tuesday, November 30th
November Breakfast Menu
November Lunch Menu
BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in November
1 - Cash
2 - Tanyah
3 - Zara, Niomi, Lawson
4 - Hazel, Faith, Mckenzie, Tanaiya
6 - Bella, Griffin
7 - Charlie
8 - Camden, McKinley
10 - Teagan, Kionna, Lyla
11 - Erin
12 - Sydney
13 - Heidi, Carlos
14 - Chase
15 - Landon, Mrs. Slape - 5th Grade Teacher
16 - Sam, Brynlee, Lauren, Henry, Mrs. Cox - 3rd Grade Teacher
17 - Karter
18 - Lexi, Amanda, Mrs. Haggerty - 5th Grade Teacher
19 - Colette, Shiloh
20 - Zayda
21 - Cynthia, Lily
22 - Aidan, Mason, Noah, Ethan, Tyler
25 - Maisie, Christian
26 - Mackenzie, Micah, Kashton
27 - Grant, Harry
28 - Lauren, Doha
29 - Officer Mo
Upcoming Events for our BEARS
Sunday, November 7th:
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Monday, November 8th:
No School for Students & Staff
November 9th-19th - District Interim Assessments for 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade:
Thursday, November 11th:
PTO Sponsored Spirit Night - E.J. Wills Spirit Night
Friday, November 12th:
*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM
*Book Fair Closes
*PTO Teacher Grants Announced
Saturday, November 13th:
1st Grade Alpha Testing at Webb
Monday, November 15th:
4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM - Music Room
Wednesday, November 17th:
Progress Reports Go Home
Friday, November 19th:
*2nd-5th Grade Running Club - 7:30AM
*1st Annual Turkey Trot During Regular Specials Times
*PTO Sponsored Yearbook Cover Entries Due in Bennett Office
Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th:
Thanksgiving Break - Holiday for Students & Staff
Monday, November 29th - Friday, December 3rd:
No Alpha Services due to Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Screenings
Monday, November 29th:
*4th & 5th Grade Choir - 7:15AM - Music Room
Tuesday, November 30th:
*NEW MONTHLY CELEBRATIONS - Replaces Friday Live
*Parents - Invitation ONLY if your child receives an award
*Kinder-2nd Grade - Bennett Live - 8:15AM-8:45AM - Gym
*3rd-5th Grade - Bennett Live - 9:00AM-9:30AM - Gym
Clinic News from Nurse Tiffany
MISD Covid Testing By Appointment Only
Book Your Covid Test Appointment Here
NEW MISD Covid 19 Isolation Protocols
New MISD Isolation Protocols
Step 1: When a student, who is on campus, has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc., the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home. Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within one hour.
Step 2: The campus nurse will speak with the parent/guardian regarding quarantine and isolation needed for their symptomatic student. The student who has symptoms of COVID-19, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from symptom onset AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student may return to campus before the end of the 10 day period only IF a note from a health care provider is received by and discussed with the campus nurse prior to the student returning to campus.
Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.
Step 4: If the parent of the student reports to the campus nurse that the student was tested for COVID-19 and is now lab confirmed positive, the steps for “ Students Who Report That They are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19” will be followed.
Students Who Report That They Are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19
Step 1: When a student has been lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19, the school nurse and teacher should be notified of their illness and should remain home for 10 days from the date of testing.
Step 2: The student who had the lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test result, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from the date the positive test was performed AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the lab confirmed COVID-19 positive student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.
Step 4: MISD will follow Texas Education Agency and Collin County Health Department guidance for reporting lab positive confirmed COVID-19 cases.
NEW MISD Covid Protocols
Effective 8/2/2021, all existing protocols will be replaced with the following information. We will continue to monitor and adjust our protocols based on any updated information from Collin County Health Department, Texas DSHS, Texas Education Agency and CDC.
- All staff, visitors and students (with parental assistance) should monitor for symptoms of illness prior to campus arrival.
- CDC Guidance (including those fully vaccinated) recommends to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Schools in Texas, including McKinney ISD, may highly recommend but may not require masks.
- Campuses will work to ensure no student is treated differently as a result of their choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask.
- Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules.
- Social distancing will be maintained when feasible.
- Staff and students will continue to be expected to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
- Parents and employees will continue to be required to report confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to campus administration or their supervisor, but this information will no longer be tracked on the District COVID-19 Dashboard.
- Staff and students with symptoms of COVID 19 (until ruled out) OR a confirmed case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days from the date of symptom onset or positive test if no symptoms.
- Staff will not conduct close contact reviews and students/staff will not be required to quarantine for exposure.
- Current MISD COVID-19 numbers may be accessed through TEA at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/schools/texas-education-agency/
- Current Collin County/City of McKinney numbers may be found at https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/8a63b1622bea4d65b28658f2101b539