SGE Family Newsletter

For the Week of January 5th - 7th

Estimados Padres,

Queríamos hacerles saber que, cuando necesitan ponerse en contacto con la escuela, y no hay ninguna emergencia, vamos a tener a una de las maestras ayudantes que puede hablar español en la oficina entre la 1:35 y las 2:35 p.m. Seguro que puedan llamar en cualquier momento si tiene alguna emergencia y es urgente hablar con el personal de la escuela.


Mrs. O’Hair

Directora de la Escuela Elemental de Shady Grove

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Looking Ahead...

  • Jan 5 - Students return from Holiday Break
  • Jan 6 - Report Cards Post to Family Access for 3rd Six Weeks
  • Jan 9 - School Resource Officer Day
  • Jan 17 - MLK Day (See questionnaire below)
  • Jan 31 - Staff Development, No School for Students
  • Feb 2 - PTO Meeting, 6pm

The month of January is School Board Recognition Month!

2021-2022 School Calendar

The BCISD 2021-2022 school calendar can be accessed here. (updated 11/8/2021)

Dear SGE Families,

Happy New Year! It's incredible to think we'll begin the 2nd semester of the school year this week!

December was fast and furious, and we enjoyed so many special moments with our students and families. Between Grandparents Day, the 2nd grade Christmas programs, the 12 Days of Christmas dress up, Marley Christmas days, the Christmas parties, and a campus sing-along, I hope your student enjoyed as much holiday cheer as we did!

We look forward to seeing your students back on campus on Wednesday, January 5th, hearing them tell stories from their Christmas break, and getting back into the groove of learning right away! Mid-year is a great time to revisit campus behavioral expectations, so teachers will be spending some time refreshing memories! Grade levels will also be spending some time on various mid-year assessments/progress monitoring in the next few weeks.

Roll your sleeves up, and let's get ready to own the 2nd semester of the year!

Last call for service project ideas!

January 17, 2022 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and for BCISD students, it is also a school day. Traditionally, BCISD has held school on MLK day to educate students about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his belief that "life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'" The districts goal is for "students to learn about the contributions and sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in service projects on their campus and around the community."

Our plan this year is to expand our outreach and have more of a presence within the community, and we want your feedback! Are you aware of an organization, business or establishment in need of service? (Be mindful of the abilities of students aged 4-8 years old.) If so, send us your ideas in the form below. Ideas due by Jan 5th.

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January is School Board Recognition Month!

Be sure to send your appreciation to Burnet CISD's volunteers who serve on our school board!

Andy Feild

Angela Moore

Earl Foster

Ross Behrens

Robby Robertson

Suzanne Brown

Mark Kincaid


As you are likely aware, COVID cases are currently increasing nationwide. Please practice diligence in monitoring the health of your family.

You may review the District's COVID protocols, access the BCISD Self-Reporting form, and view the BCISD COVID-19 Case Dashboard by clicking the button below.

Report cards for the 3rd six weeks will post to Family Access on Thursday. Remember to electronically sign the report after viewing. See directions below.

Behind the scenes at SGE last week...

Ongoing BCISD & SGE Reminders and Links

Visitors are welcome for lunch!

We are happy to announce that because of the continued decline in COVID case numbers, parents are once again permitted to visit Burnet CISD elementary campuses for lunch. Visitors will continue to be restricted during breakfast time so that the instructional day can begin without any delays.

Please read the following important information carefully prior to visiting during lunch beginning December 1st:

  • Because of previous visitor restrictions, we realize there may be a high demand to come for lunch, especially in the first few weeks. Large number of visitors will cause a delay of the check-in process at front offices. You can help by having your ID ready when going through the check-in process.

  • Visitor seating is limited, and we request parents limit their lunch visits to no more than one time a week. If we are unable to safely and efficiently accommodate the demand of lunch time visitors, we may need to implement protocols such as assigned days by alpha or a pre-registration system.

  • Because of supply chain issues in the food service industry, any visitors for lunch must bring their own food to ensure that we can reliably feed all students.

  • Only those individuals listed as an emergency contact for a child are permitted to visit for lunch.

  • A separate table will be designated for lunch visitors and their student. Friends of the child being visited are not permitted to join. Outside food may not be shared with friends of the student.

  • Lunch visitors are permitted in the cafeteria.

  • Please be respectful of the student’s instructional schedule. The student should return to the classroom with his/her classmates when the lunch time ends.

The health of the community is a driving piece in the ability to keep the campus open to visitors. As stated in the BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services plan, the District DOES expect each individual to screen himself/herself prior to arriving on BCISD property. An individual with symptoms of a contagious illness should remain home.

Click the link to read the complete document.

BCISD Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Car Line Reminders

As a reminder, cars must remain in a single file line on County Road 200. Once in the school's driveway, cars may merge into the appropriate PK/K or 1st/2nd grade lane.

We have observed that some cars are driving past the line of cars on CR 200, turning into the fire lane, and then cutting into their lane in front of all of the cars who are following the appropriate car line procedures. Be kind in line!

Other general reminders:

-Help us keep the line moving as quickly and safely as possible by staying in your car, seating your student on the right side of the vehicle, and giving goodbye hugs and kisses before the drop-off line!

School Cafe Webpage

Complete an application for FREE or REDUCED priced lunch here. You can also add money to your child's lunch account by clicking here.

Shady Grove Elementary School

7:15am Office Opens

7:15am Student Drop Off/Breakfast

7:40am School Begins

7:45am Tardy Bell

9:00am Students not in attendance are marked absent

1:30pm Transportation changes due, please email:

3:20pm Student Dismissal

4:00pm Office/School Closes