SFDR Highlights

2021-22 Back-To-School Edition

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Welcome Back! The First Day of School is Monday, August 9th

With a clear VISION for our future, we know our staff and our students are ready to do the work in order to have a great year. During the 2021-22 school year we will be celebrating San Felipe Del Rio CISD's 50th birthday! Officially, it is August 28, however, activities and events are scheduled for throughout the year.

Because the health and the safety of our staff and our students is the top priority, we continue to monitor COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, UIL, and local health/medical experts. With this in mind, we will be releasing the guidelines for a safe return to school this week. Be sure to look out for the 2021-22 SFDRCISD COVID Mitigation Plan.

The first day of school is Monday, August 9. We are ready to welcome our students back. To catch up on the latest information, please join us during our Back-to-School Orientation sessions this week!

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Have You Heard? No Cost for Breakfast and Lunch for the 2021-22 School Year!

San Felipe Del Rio CISD is pleased to announce that this school year healthy meals will be offered every school day 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.

While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in 2022-2023 school year. As such, to establish eligibility for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete an application for free or reduced-price meals this school year.

Please note that if you received a notification letter that a child is directly certified for free or reduced-price meals, do not complete an application. Let the school know if any children in the household attending school are not listed in the letter.

For more information regarding the school lunch program, please contact the Child Nutrition Program at 830-778-4187 or 830-778-4178. Click here to access the SFDRCISD Child Nutrition Webpage and the Back To School August Breakfast and Lunch Menus. Menus can also be found on your campus website!

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Did You Know? Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students

School vaccination rules are in effect for the 2021-2022 school year. Students should be up-to-date, in the process of receiving vaccines, or have a valid exemption on file by the first day of school.

To access the 2021-2022 Texas Minimum Vaccine Requirements List, please click here. For a list of providers who offer low-cost vaccines, go to the Texas Vaccines for Children Provider Locator webpage.

Note: A student may be provisionally enrolled in school if the student has an immunization record that indicates the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible. Proof of the required vaccines must be submitted to the school nurse as soon as possible.

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Board Approves 2021-2022 Student Code of Conduct

State law requires the Board of Trustees to adopt the SFDRCISD Student Code of Conduct. The district’s Code stands as an authoritative document and, once adopted, has the force of policy. This year, the updated 2021-2022 Student Code of Conduct was adopted on July 19, and contains new updates prompted by the most recent laws passed by the 87th Legislative Session.

We believe that students can make responsible decisions regarding their behavior when they understand the rules and the consequences of violating them. This year, more than ever, we ask that you consistently monitor your child’s academic, social and emotional well-being. Please keep in touch with us often and reach out to us if you or your child needs help. Our campus principals and staff are always available to explain policies and procedures, even if it means making this document easily accessible or translating it in a language that is understood by you.

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Anonymous Reporting Tool Alerts Safety Concerns in Schools

Parents, students are teachers can use the Anonymous Reporting Tool to submit safety-related concerns to school administrators and school police. While the initial intent of the tool is to target reports of bullying and cyberbullying, individuals can anonymously report incidences of vaping, drug possession, or incidences that may pose a risk to themselves or other students. The District warns that consequences will be applied to anyone who falsely reports an incident or falsely accuses another student. The Anonymous Reporting Tool can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the school district's website at www.sfdr-cisd.org.

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Local Family Resources and Social Services

On behalf of San Felipe Del Rio CISD, we hope you liked our special Back-To-School Edition of SFDR Highlights. We couldn't help but thank the local organizations that give the extra support to our students and their families throughout the year. They are indeed a blessing! Parents, if you are ever in need of extra help, please reach out to these folks. They are ready to lend a helping hand. Click here for a list of organizations and their contact information.