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January 14

Good Things this Week!

We're back and we're hitting the ground running reconnecting with our students after an amazing break! We are so excited to see what this semester brings!

New to Fair Oaks Ranch ES (FORES)?

Welcome new families! We have welcomed 14 new students since January 10th with 5 more pending. We are so excited you are here! Please scroll down to the very bottom to view some information I sent out at the beginning of the year. Look for "NEW to FORES Information". This will help us get to know our campus. Be sure to also read the rest for current information from the campus and PTO. Please follow us on social media as well as our PTO for additional information. All of my previous newsletter are also on our Facebook page.

BISD COVID-19 Procedures Updated 1/6/22

Please be sure you have read the email from BISD on 1/6/22 sent at 4:09 PM. See a graphic of the email below. Details can be found on the BISD website at: https://www.boerneisd.net/domain/4170


Additional information from our nurse, Mrs. Cluck:

1) Student/Employee is POSITIVE: 5 days quarantine from the onset date of symptoms. If
symptom-free/fever-free without medication for 24 hrs. on day 5; may Return on Day 6.
No test required to return

2) Household Member is positive: all students in household will quarantine 5 days from the onset date of symptoms of the infected household member, even if vaccinated. If symptom-free/fever-free without medication for 24 hrs. on day 5; may Return on Day 6.
Negative test required; No home tests accepted.
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*Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms should not attend school/work until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Masks are encouraged, not required, to be worn in indoor settings if you are returning from isolation/quarantine for 10 days after infection or household exposure.

· Please email the Nurse, Attendance Clerk and Teacher on one email for all absences.
· Call or email the nurse with all COVID results, including the onset date of symptoms.

Once you have reported to the Nurse, you will automatically receive an email with the online learning information. This takes time, please be patient.

Nurse: karen.cluck@boerneisd.net
Attendance: catherine.burke@boerneisd.net
Teacher: firstname.lastname@boerneisd.net


Thanks for all your help! 😊

Karen Cluck, RN BSN

FORES Nurse

(830) 357-4809

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Club CODE

Club CODE is an after-school program for students in 1st-3rd Grade that will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM beginning in January. Please see schedule below for details and dates.


Art Club Information

Tennis After School Club

We have been able to add another extracurricular activity for the 2nd semester. This is open to all K-5th grade students. See flyer below for more information and the link to sign up.

Free/Reduced School Meals Application

Parents have the option of completing the “Free and Reduced Price Lunch Form” online through Skyward if they like. It is important to complete if you think you may qualify, even though this year all breakfast and lunch is free for BISD families.


Login to Skyward Family Access to access forms available to you for all of your students in BISD. For instructions on how to use Skyward Family Access, go to this link on the BISD website: https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/8981


Once you are in, you will see the following tile for your student(s). Click on the tile to launch the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Form. The form will launch and you simply follow the instructions on the screen. There is also a paper copy attached below.


Contact America Jones if you have questions at 830-357-2165.

Visiting or Volunteering at FORES?

If you are coming to FORES to visit or volunteer please be sure to sign in and sign out. Please do not walk out the double doors when leaving campus. It is very important you come to the foyer and sign out, so we know at all times who is on campus. Mrs. Burke in the front office can take your visitor sticker and help if you are needing to leave quickly.

Lunch Visitors Welcome Any Day!

Beginning in January, we'll be moving to Monday-Friday each week. Thank you to everyone for your patience as well rolled out a new location.


PM Pick Up Arrival Time

A few reminders for PM dismissal time:


Please remain in your vehicle when picking up students. Like last year, we are not having walk-up pick ups. This allows us to focus on students and vehicles to speed up our car line as quickly as possible.


Please do not arrive prior to 2:45 to pick up students. Vehicles that are arriving as early as 2:00 are creating traffic constraints along Dietz-Elkhorn and Ralph Fair Road, both of which are highly traveled roads.


In addition, our PK students and Life Skills students dismiss on Ralph Fair side. Families arriving prior to 2:30 on that side are hindering our families needing to assist these students with loading.


Please highly consider waiting until 2:45 to arrive on either side.

Library - Mrs. Montez

Welcome back! All students have enjoyed coming to the library and finding great books to check out this week!


An upcoming library event for 4th and 5th grade FORES students is voting for their favorite Texas Bluebonnet Award book during the week of February 7-11. In October, Mrs. Montez introduced the 20 books nominated this year for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, and students have read many of the books so far. Students across the state of Texas will vote for their favorite Bluebonnet book this February. In order to vote, students must read at least 5 of the Bluebonnet books from this year’s list. Any 4th or 5th grader at FORES who reads at least 5 Bluebonnet books and votes will also get to attend a celebration in the library with board games and fun! Here is a link to resources on all of this year’s Texas Bluebonnet books: https://sites.google.com/view/tba2022/master-list?authuser=0

PTO Information

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Cowboy Breakfast Basket Rep Sign Up Here!

Please consider being the basket representative for your class. This is for our big Spring fundraiser: cowboy breakfast 2022.

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Sign Up Genius for Kinder Lunch

We are looking for a few parents to help during the kindergarten lunch time. 10:15-10-40 Please be mindful of your child, if they will be torn to see you and then leave you as they return to class. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

1/17 - No School - MLK Day

1/21 - Cowboy Breakfast (CBB) Baskets Due

1/25 - GT Showcase Night 5:00-6:00 (come and go event)

2/2 - Willie's Night

2/3 - 100th Day of School

2/3 - Spirit Stick Sales

2/3 - CBB Auction Goes Live

2/3 - Dads w/ Donuts 6:45 A-L

2/4 - Dads w/ Donuts 6:45 M-Z

2/10 - 3rd-5th Grade Reading Interim

2/12 - Cowboy Breakfast 9-12

2/14 - Valentine's Day Parties (Afternoon)

2/18 - No School - Staff Development Day

2/21 - No School - President's Day

2/23-25 - 5th Grade at BOA

3/11 - 22-23 BISD Online Registration Begins (more info to come)

3/11 - End of 3rd Grading Period

3/14-18 - Spring Break

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NEW TO FORES INFORMATION

FORES Traffic Flow

Our campus has 2 parking lots for families/visitors. They are designated as "Chartwell" and "Ralph Fair" side. Please click on the link below for details.


For this school year, please refrain from dropping off or picking up your students directly on Chartwell Lane or across the street. There is a Fair Oaks Ranch City Ordinance in effect that prohibits parking or standing during drop off and pickup hours. We work hard to quickly get our students loaded each day, please allow us this opportunity to help ensure the safety of our students.

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Boerne ISD to Offer Free Meals for all Students in 2021-22

Boerne ISD has announced that during the 2021-22 school year healthy meals, both breakfast, and lunch, will be offered to all students at no cost.



Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.


Students can have up to 5 items on their tray. The least amount they can have is 3 to make a free lunch. There is no "extra" or "seconds" this year due to the number of students eating this year.


If students are getting just milk, individual food items, ice cream, juice, water, chips, etc, those item are individually priced.


For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.


If you have any questions please contact The Boerne ISD Child Nutrition Department 830-257-2064 or email Javier Romero.


Mobile ordering is not up as of now. Notification will go out once it is ready for use.

Dropping off Lunch?

If you are dropping off a lunch for a student, and they do not know, please send the teacher a short email so they can help make sure it gets to the student at their lunch time. We have a pretty good process, but this will help us make sure they receive their lunch (especially our Kinder/1st graders who may not know it is coming).


Our Current Process: Mrs. Burke places the black cart just inside the cafeteria prior to lunch times. As classes pass by, teachers and students look for their labeled lunch. Our teachers are also going to be including this information in substitute plans so our wonderful substitutes know this process as well.

Birthday Treats Must Include Nutrition Labels

Birthday treats must be store bought with a nutrition label. This is a BISD procedure that has been in place since 2018. Treats from bakery's must also include nutrition labels.


Please view the BISD Severe Food Allergy Management Plan for more information at https://www.boerneisd.net/Page/8985.


Page 13 states: All foods brought to campus for special occasions such as birthday parties, holiday parties, any special occasion MUST have an FDA approved label with ingredients and allergens legibly listed.

Friends on Buses

Please send an email to your child's teacher when a friend is riding home with your child. Bus 99 will not be able to accommodate friends as it is already near capacity.

Absence Notes

Hi families! I am the Attendance Secretary, Catherine Burke, and I look forward to getting to know you all. I wanted to let you know that when your student is absent from school, please email the teacher as soon as you can and include the student's first and last name on the email. Also, please include me in that email to make sure everyone is notified. My email is: Catherine.burke@boerneisd.net


The state requires we are notified in writing and a record is kept in the student files. Thanks for helping the process be as efficient as possible from the start.

Helpful Links

Want to be a Volunteer?

Our application is now 100% online. Paper CHC forms will no longer be accepted. Anyone volunteering on campus must complete the application and receive their approval by email before arriving to the volunteer event.

FORES PTO

Visit our PTO website! Join PTO! Buy spirit wear!

Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pickup Procedures

All information regarding drop off & pick up procedures are designed to ensure the safest environment for our students, staff, & families.

KMNM Morning News

Click here to visit our FORES YouTube Channel to see our daily morning announcements!

BISD Updates

Link to BISD Newsletter 1/14/2022

COVID-19 21-22 Procedures

Click here for procedures - Updated 01/2022