GALATAS GAZETTE

July 24, 2020

Contact Information

Denae Wilker, Principal

Candace Mathis, Assistant Principal

Kristi Tabor, Counselor


Through the collaborative efforts of all who pass through our door, we provide a safe learning community that develops lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

A Note From Mrs. Wilker

Dear Greyhound Families,


I am looking forward to our new school year and continuing with as many Galatas traditions as possible. Our school events, activities, and procedures may look different from previous years, but they will still be memorable, fun, and safe for our school community.


Over the next few weeks, we will solidify plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Please continue to check the District' s Roadmap to Reopening web page for updated Information. The Galatas Gazette will include updates that are specific to Galatas Elementary.


Thank you for your kind emails and encouragement. Our Galatas staff is here to support and serve our wonderful community.


Stay healthy and safe,


Denae Wilker

School Supplies and Spirit Wear

We will coordinate with our PTO to distribute curbside all pre-ordered school spirit wear and school supplies. Additional information regarding dates and times will be sent out soon. A full list of school supplies by grade level is available on our school website.


Galatas School Supply Lists


The 2020-2021 Spirit Wear designs are posted below. TOP DOG Shirts are reserved for our 4th Grade Students Only. If you missed the first round of spirit wear orders, there will be a second opportunity to order August 12-31, with delivery on September 18. All sales are final.

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Join our PTO and Support the Greyhounds

Please support our school by joining our amazing PTO. The link below will take you to the Galatas PTO website. It is a great way to get connected with our Galatas community and other parents.

http://www.galataspto.com/

Registration and Selecting an Instructional Format

Earlier this month, you should have received an email from Online Enrollment (formerly Info Snap) to update your child's information and acknowledge the student handbook. You are also being asked to designate how your child will receive instruction beginning on September 8. You may select Traditional In-Person or Remote/Online. A selection indicates your child's delivery of instruction for the first grading period. You may change your instructional choice at the end of a grading period. The deadline for submission is July 28. Knowing everyone's selection will allow us to finalize class placement and to determine how many teachers will be needed to teach our online classes.


New students to the district will need to complete registration forms available on-line through the CISD website. To register students for Pre-K or Kindergarten, please watch the registration videos also available on the CISD website.

CISD Roadmap to Re-opening

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpages is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

Conroe ISD is offering both Traditional In-Person and Remote/Online Instruction. Both programs will follow Conroe ISD’s TEKS-based curriculum. Families will be asked to select one of these options when they complete their enrollment or information review in Enrollment Online (formerly known as InfoSnap). Should a family want to change their child’s selection, changes must be requested by midnight on July 28, 2020, by emailing or calling their child’s campus using the contact information at the top of the campus website. Changes to the selection can also be made at the end of the nine-week grading period.


https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/

A Message from the School Nurse

A Student Health Information Form should be completed online at the beginning of each school year. This form will give you an opportunity to list any medical conditions, allergies, medications, and concerns you may have regarding your child's health. It also includes emergency information for the clinic staff.


The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will require all immunizations to be up to date, current, or a current conscientious objection on file prior to the start date of, August 12, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. This requirement will be in place whether your child selects online or in-person learning. If you have any questions, please contact your campus school nurse at kriggs@conroeisd.net.


Take care,

Katy Riggs, RN

Class Placements

Once everyone has completed their in-person or online instructional selection, we will build our new classes for the 2020-2021 school year. You will receive an email from your child's teacher on Friday afternoon, August 7, to notify you of your child's placement.

Meet the Teacher on August 10

Our faculty and staff always look forward to this fun event for students in Grades 1-4. It is a time for students to meet their teacher prior to the first day of school. This year, the event has moved to a virtual platform. When you receive your child's class placement, you will also receive additional information on how to access your child's Meet the Teacher virtual event, which will be held in real time.

Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea is our kindergarten version of Meet the Teacher. We are currently working on replacement plans for this event that will allow our little ones to meet their teacher and feel secure about entering a new setting. More details to come in our next edition of the Gazette.

First Day of Classes

The first day of classes for the 2020-2021 school year will be Wednesday, August 12. At this time, all Greyhounds will begin with on-line remote learning. On September 8th, students will either remain on-line or switch over to in-person learning based on your enrollment selection.

Superintendent, Dr. Curtis Null

On Thursday, July 23, Dr. Null gave a live update on the Conroe ISD YouTube Channel. A recording of the video is available at this link. To find answers to specific questions, please see the approximate video times below.


  • 23:30 - Who helps us make the decisions?
  • 28:50 - Why is COVID-19 any different than a cold or the flu?
  • 37:05 - What’s going to be different in three weeks?
  • 44:30 - What is the four week ramp-up period?
  • 56:05 - What are the expectations?
  • 1:02:30 - What is another way Conroe ISD families without internet can get access?
  • 1:04:05 - What about the 2020-2021 school calendar? Why wasn’t it adjusted?
  • 1:05:50 - What about UIL activities and athletics?
  • 1:09:30 - If we don’t have a computer or device, can we get one from Conroe ISD?
  • 1:10:02 - What if I want to change my child’s method of instruction?
  • 1:11:03 - What happened at the last Conroe ISD Board Meeting?

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