Baker Bulletin

January 24 , 2021

Principal's Message

The Elementary and Secondary School Act, Title l Part A, requires that each Title l school hold two annual meetings for the parents and families whose children receive Title l services. In these meetings, you will be informed of your school’s participation in Title I, Part A, explain the requirements of Title I, Part A, and explain your rights as parents to be involved in your child’s learning and achievement.


Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this year we had one annual meeting that was a video sent out to parents that you could watch on your own time and one will be held virtually through Google Meet. This second virtual meeting will be held Thursday, January 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be recorded if you cannot attend. Please click on the following Google Meet link at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28th if you would like to attend this virtual meeting.


We had our Baker's Best Virtual Assembly this past Friday. I am so proud of our students who have exemplified good communication whether it is through peer conversations, class discussions, body language, and/or written communication. Here are the links to the two videos.

K-2 Baker's Best

3-5 Baker's Best


I am continually amazed by the kindness and outpouring of love from our Baker families! I wanted to thank various families in the community and Dr. Rambo for coming together with our staff and being able to provide a meaningful and special holiday for some of our Baker families. Ms. Melody Jones, our counselor, organized for 13 Baker families to receive food and presents during the winter holiday. She was supported by Baker families who provided gifts and gift cards, Dr. Rambo who contributed bountiful food supply, and our Baker staff who also provided gifts and gift cards. It was incredible to see how our Baker family came together for those in need because as we all know 2020 was not the easiest year for many. The families were so extremely grateful for this act of kindness. Thank you.


As always, please let us know if we fall short in communicating with you. We want this to be a partnership in order for your child to succeed!


Sincerely,

Ashley Gannon

Principal, Baker Elementary

COVID-19 Screener

If your child is learning in person, please make sure to go through the Screener questions each day. Here is the link to the Screener. If your child tests positive has been exposed to a COVID positive individual, or has one or more of the symptoms on the screening questionnaire, use the link at the bottom of the questionnaire to notify the school nurse and do NOT send your child to school until receiving clearance to return from the school nurse.


*If your child has a chronic condition that presents as one of the symptoms on the screening questionnaire, it is recommended that you contact the school nurse and your child's teacher about the chronic symptom so that both of these key school personnel are aware.

Thank You, Mr. Curlin and Mr. Hahn!

Parents of two of our Baker students, Pete Curlin and Jamerson Hahn helped to design and install our ukelele wall in music class. The Prosper Education Foundation gave Ms. Ransom, our music teacher, a grant to purchase the ukeleles and the materials for the storage wall. Baker students will get to enjoy these for many years thanks to Mr. Curlin, Mr. Hahn, the Prosper Education Foundation, and Ms. Ransom.
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Inclement Weather Procedures

When inclement weather is a possibility, Prosper ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. These primary factors include:



  • The health, safety, and welfare of students and staff; and the safe transport of students and staff to school.
  • Teenage drivers on the roads and their safety



Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made

When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:


  1. District officials evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
  2. The Superintendent consults with Prosper ISD transportation staff and district safety and security personnel.
  3. After taking into account all the information that is received from external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.



The Communication Process – What Happens Next

When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using Blackboard Connected through email, phone, and text notification alerts and the Prosper ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible.


Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal will also be communicated through the following media, including but not limited to:


  • Prosper ISD Twitter: @ProsperISD
  • Prosper ISD Facebook
  • Prosper Instagram: @prosper_isd
  • Local television stations
  • Local radio stations



Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor local media, the Prosper ISD website, and email before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop. An important rule of thumb to note is, if there is no announcement from Prosper ISD, then classes will be held on a normal schedule.


Hope Squad Shirts

If you would like to purchase a yellow "Be Kind" shirt, here is the link. We will start encouraging students and staff to wear yellow on Wednesdays.

Virtual Learners Needing Technical Assistance

If a virtual learner is having technical issues, you can call 469-219-2444 or email Technologyhomehelp@prosper-isd.net

Lunch Menu for the Week of 1.25-1.29.2021

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Join PTO

Get involved by joining the Baker PTO! They continue to support our staff and students in various ways. Here is the link to join!

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