Longhorn Update

Sendera Ranch Elementary, Northwest ISD

5/28/21


We did it, y'all! Many thanks to our kids, our staff, and our families for all the support this school year to make successful! As we reflect on this year, our students have made tremendous gains despite all the hurdles faced. Please know how proud we are of ALL our students!


As you look at your child's academic progress, make sure you celebrate them! But know our work is not finished after all the disruptions to learning that COVID-19 brought with it. Our staff is already preparing and will be working this summer before your students come back to ensure we are hitting the ground running to continue to make up the time we lost due to closures and quarantine over the past 16 months.


How can you help? Love on those kids this summer. Let them play and be kids. And if you can squeeze in some quiet time, take a look at our resources for Summer Enrichment that students can access.


We hope you have a SAFE & FUN Summer! See you all soon!

Upcoming Events


  • 6/1-6/2 - Remote Learners return Chromebooks to campus

  • 6/1 - NISD Graduation Ceremonies at NISD Stadium

  • 8/16 - Meet the Teacher

  • 8/18 - First Day of School

NEWS

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NISD Summer Enrichment Programs

Northwest ISD offers a variety of summer opportunities so students can stay engaged and keep learning while school is out.

Research shows that as much as two months of math and reading skills can be lost during summer break. But it only takes a couple of hours a week of learning for students to avoid the summer slide. We encourage students to continue to read books and take advantage of the break to explore their interests and learn something new!

Visit www.nisdtx.org/summer for a list of opportunities available this summer for elementary and secondary students, including creative problem-solving camps, athletic camps, fine arts camps, summer reading and more.

Plus, you can take your kids on a virtual vacation through the Learning That Takes You Places site. Students get to virtually explore a variety of cultures and locations around the world by reading, discussing, writing, reflecting and extending their learning, all while incorporating aspects of STEM, CTE, athletics and fine arts.


Link to summer website: www.nisdtx.org/summer
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Northwest ISD COVID Protocols Expire June 4

The Northwest ISD 2020-2021 COVID Protocols will expire on June 4, 2021.


The one exception is that NISD will continue close contact tracing (Tier 3 notifications), as required by local health departments. This will be similar to how we have communicated other communicable diseases and community health notifications (pink eye, chicken pox, head lice, etc.) in the past.


We also encourage individuals to continue to follow best practices in terms of personal hygiene, hand washing, and staying home when ill. In addition, we will continue cleaning and disinfecting our facilities in a manner that’s designed to keep our students, staff, and visitors as safe and healthy as possible.


Link to story on website: https://www.nisdtx.org/news/what_s_new/covid_protocols_expire_june_4


Link to Governor Abbott’s announcement: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-prohibiting-government-entities-from-mandating-masks

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It’s Time to Register Your Student for the 2021-2022 School Year!

We can’t wait to welcome your family back!

With just six weeks left in the school year, the countdown to summer is on! But before you retire your child's backpack and break out the pool toys, we're asking you to take 15 minutes to register your child for the 2021-2022 school year.

Registering your child — and providing annual proof of residency — as early as possible is one way that you can help your campus and the district prepare for the next school year.


Most information for returning students will already appear filled out based on existing records.

To register your returning student:

  1. Log into the Home Access Center (HAC) and select the student you wish to register near the top right corner.

  2. Select the Registration icon toward the top of the page and click the "Update Enrollment" tab.

  3. Click on the word START to access your child's 2021-2022 enrollment form.

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Registration is mobile-friendly and does not have to be completed on a computer.

Use your smartphone to snap a photo of a recent (within 30 days) utility bill, lease, or closing papers if you just purchased your home.

You can upload this proof of residency during registration.

Annual proof of residency documentation is required for every student in Northwest ISD.

For more information, visit www.nisdtx.org/register

Camp Invention Comes to Northwest ISD This Summer

problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.

Camp Invention is open to students in grades K-5. Middle school students are encouraged to enroll as Counselors-in-Training and high school students can apply to be Leadership Interns.


To learn more and register, visit Camp Invention.


Summer 2021 Schedule:

Camp Director: Caitlin Andrews

Camp Director: Rachel Pruitt

Camp Director: Lindsey Hart
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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures & Traffic Patterns

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Students will still be permitted into the building starting at 7:20.


**ARRIVAL**

Car Riders: All students will enter throught the main entrance. Please pull forward to the cones where a staff member will help your student(s) out of the vehicle. For safety reasons, please plan to drop off students at the cones. Reminder, leave the crosswalk open for our pedestrians.


Bus riders and student who eat breakfast will be dropped off in the back by the cafeteria doors (arrival only).


Bike Riders - Please walk your bike (or skateboard) on campus for everyone's safety. Once you put your bike on the rack, you will enter through the designated door by grade level.


**DISMISSAL**

Walkers will be dismissed by grade level. Kinder and 1st graders will still need to stand in line and be checked out by an adult or older sibling as we have done in the past.


Bus riders will be dismissed in front of the school.


Car Riders will be dismissed from the back of the school. Please have your car tag posted in the windshield for staff members to see.


**RIDE CHANGES**

Please notify us of ride changes before 2p each day to make sure the information is communicated to your child's teacher. You can call the front office or email us at sreattendanceandridechanges@nisdtx.org.

Got Pictures?

Help us make our SRE Yearbook the best we can this year, despite this changes in our learning environement. You can upload pictures for our SRE Yearbook! Just CLICK the button above.