Ride Blast

August 21, 2020

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Important School-Wide Dates:


24-28 - ALL students remote/online

26 - ONLY PPCD, PreK, Kinder and 1st Grade attend on campus

31 - Sept 4 - Grades 2, 3, 4, continue remote/online except for:

Aug 31 - Only students with last name beginning with A-C attend on campus

Sept 1 - Only students with last name beginning with D-J attend on campus

Sept 2 - Only students with last name beginning with K-Q attend on campus

Sept 3 - Only students with last name beginning with R-Z attend on campus

Sept 8 -ALL students enrolled in TRADITIONAL IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION attend on campus

Online students who are enrolled in ONLINE INSTRUCTION, will stay online

Principal's Message

Hello Ride Families,

We are super excited to have kids join us on campus next week! There has been a lot of planning to help the transition to in person instruction as well as maintaining remote learning. Your child's teacher will meet with you to give specific classroom procedures.

The teachers at Sally K. Ride will use the One Teacher Model this year, which means each teacher will teach both remote and in person to his/her students. We presented 3 models to teachers to discuss and decide on what model is the best for kids at Ride. Of course these incredible teachers overwhelmingly chose the model they felt was best for our challengers - the One Teacher Model. This way the teachers have their original class lists. They will have smaller in person class sizes. If there are special circumstances where a family must change from in person to online (or visa -versa) , the students will continue with the same teacher for the extent of the school year. We also believe, it is the safest approach for both students and teachers.

Next week on Wednesday, August 26th, we will have our PPCD, PK, KN, and 1st graders come back to school in person. CISD has updated its Roadmap to Reopening to include the requirement for all students to wear Face coverings in the following areas: buses, common areas, rest rooms, café, transitions and when 6' social distancing is not possible. We are asking all PK-,K and 1st grade students to bring/wear masks to school at this time. Please know that we understand some students may not wish to wear a mask. We know it is a process and we will continue to teach our students to wear a mask each day. The teachers will use positive reinforcement and mask breaks to help this be a successful transition.

We have created a document and a video to help give you an idea of what to expect at Ride during arrival, class time, and dismissal :

Welcome Back Video

SKR Arrival Map

Please note:

Entering school, lunches, and forgotten items: parents will not be allowed inside the building or in large gathering areas. Send lunches with child in the morning. If a lunch is forgotten, please have child eat cafe lunch that day. All forgotten work or papers may not be dropped off. Please scan or take pic and email to teachers. All papers are turned in and not touched for 72 hours.

Instructional Selection: The option to select Online or In person learning deadline was July 28th. Families are asked to make any changes to their instructional selection at the end of the 9 week grading period. Any extenuating circumstances since that date will need to be discussed and/or approved by the principal, Megan Burnham.

PTO-- Please take a moment to join PTO and purchase school shirts and spirit items. This will be our only format for fundraising this Fall. We really appreciate your support. See below.

You can also see the Conroe ISD Roadmap to Reopening below.

Thank you,

Megan Burnham, Principal

Screen your child prior to coming to School

Our parents are valued partners in our Roadmap to Reopening Plan. In addition to wearing cloth face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces, an essential element in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 at school is each parent’s commitment to screening their child daily for symptoms. Parents are also asked to keep any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at home and to notify the campus. Attached is a copy of the current screening process which outlines the symptoms. Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the symptoms described.

Please note that all campuses are closed to visitors at this time to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you must visit a campus, we ask that you screen yourself prior to leaving your home. All visitors that come on a campus/facility will be required to use the Access Intercom system or call the front office from their vehicle. Once the reception area identifies the person and their need to be on campus, they will be allowed in the building. All visitors will be required to sign in using the visitor program. Each visitor will be asked the screening questions. If a “yes” response is given to one of the questions, the visitor will be asked to leave the campus immediately.

Parent/teacher conferences, ARDS, 504 meetings etc. will be held virtually or by telephone when possible.

Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.


Megan Burnham


COVID Visitor Check in

COVID Student Check in

Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

Visit the Roadmap to Reopening webpage for information relevant to the 2020-2021 school year.

This website is updated daily and changes are in red.

Roadmap to Reopening Conroe ISD

One question recently has been if Enrichment was a required class?

CISD will send out Report Card each 9 weeks. If you receive a grade in a class/subject, then you should participate in that class.

We wear masks at Sally K. Ride!!

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Food Distribution

    Campus Curbside Meal Pick-Up

    Beginning Thursday, August 13, curbside meals will no longer be free for all students. Breakfast and lunch meals will be available curbside for students to purchase or free to students who qualify.

    • Families are asked to pick up/purchase meals for all of their children at the campus of their oldest child.
    • Meals will be available curbside at all campuses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM - 12 PM.
    • Multiple meals will be distributed at a time.
      • Tuesday: 2 breakfast meals/2 lunch meals
      • Thursday: 3 breakfast meals/3 lunch meals
    • A student meal card must be presented to scan and identify the student when meals are picked up.
      • This card is located in Parent Access and can be printed on paper or presented electronically on a phone.
    • Any change from a cash transaction will be applied to the student's meal account.
    • Pre-payments can be made at https://www.myschoolbucks.com
    • Meal prices and the free and reduced meal application are available on the Child Nutrition website.

    Questions? Please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (936) 709-8185.

  • Meal prices and the free and reduced meal application are available on website: https://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/
  • ALL FREE AND REDUCED from last year expires September 24. You must complete a new application for 20-21 school year.
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New Student Registration

If you have pre-kindergarten or kindergarten age children or a new student who will be attending Ride next year, please register them. The link to register is below.

To enter in Pre-Kindergarten in Conroe ISD, a child must be four years old on or before September 1 of the current school year and meet eligible requirements. Please go to the Conroe ISD website for more information.

To enter the Kindergarten program in Conroe ISD, a child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current school year.

Below is a list of documents that can be provided to establish identity and age for registration:

  • birth certificate,
  • passport
  • school ID card
  • military ID
  • hospital birth record
  • adoption record
  • or other legal document that establishes identity

Please register HERE!

Should you have any questions please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Jaimes, at ljaimes@conroeisd.net or call Ride Elementary at 281-465-2800.

Ride PTO Store

Yearbooks are in! If you ordered a yearbook and have not come to pick it up, please do so at your earliest convenience. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, we have extras available for $35. See link below.


Would you like to join the Ride PTO?

Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Ride. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!


The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:

(a) promote the welfare of children at Ride

(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger

(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education

(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Ride, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!

Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.

To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

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Select Ride Elementary School as your charity!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

School Messenger

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.