The Razorback Review

Parent Newsletter #9

October 11, 2021

A word from the principal

Greetings Remarkable Parents,

This week we enter the 2nd quarter of the school year. Your scholar’s report card will be available in HAC on Friday, October 15th. If you have any grade concerns, please reach out to the scholar’s teacher for clarification.

This nine weeks students will begin asking permission to stay after school for different activities and/or tutorials. This is the time we encourage our Razorbacks to get involved and find their place in the school community. Great news we will have activities buses for students staying after school starting tomorrow. Please make sure that you scholar knows the correct day of their activities or tutorials and signs up for the fuel to go meal if they are staying.

I am so excited that our PTO is up and running! I'm sending a HUGE shout out to all the parents who attended the first two meetings as well as those who have made a deeper commitment to serve as an officer of our Parent-Teacher Organization! Please consider joining these parents for their next meeting.

Parents, if you're able, please consider volunteering at school, or serving as a chaperone for any of our upcoming field experiences. Please complete the volunteer application (VIPS) on the Spring ISD website.

Thank you for all you do. Remember You’re Remarkable, Definitely Not Average!


Parents, please read carefully.

There has been an onslaught of inappropriate behavior and vandalism occurring nation wide at school campuses due to a TIKTOK Challenge entitle, "Devious Licks." September's challenge called for students to vandalize campus restrooms. Many campuses have reported thousands of dollars in damages. TIK TOK Challenges should NOT be followed, and we implore you to talk to your student about appropriate behaviors and not those that could have serious repercussions.

Parents, we need your help to please speak to your child about the challenges, and the possible ramifications if they are found destroying school property, sexually harassing another student or staff member. Students may speak to grade level principals, counselors, secretaries, and/or teachers to report suspicious activity, or plans.

Thank you for your attention and help in this matter.

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Students and parents will need to electronically access or download a copy of the Spring Independent School District Student Code for the 2021-22 school year on the district’s website at, or request a paper copy from the Department of Student Affairs at 281-891-6193.


Regular school attendance is essential for students to earn the full value of his or her education. Daily attendance allows students the benefit of: teacher-led instruction, peer discussion, building each day’s learning on the previous day’s learning, participating in school activities, and growing as individuals. Absences may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of instruction; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. Students will need to be present at school for at least 90% of the time for the school year in order to meet attendance requirements for promotion.

Considerations for COVID Concerns

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Academics during the 10-day Quarantine

Students are expected to:

  • log onto Schoology for each of their class periods to gain access to assignments
  • turn in assignments that are posted on Schoology for each of their class periods
  • email their teachers if they have any questions


Parents, Chromebook distribution has begun! It is imperative that you click this link ( to reserve or acknowledge receipt of a Chromebook/hotspot for your student. Please know that your participation drives the sense of urgency from the district to get Chromebooks and hotspots out to students quickly. We will have Chromebooks available for use that will have to be returned by the end of each class period.

If your student already has a Chromebook and the form has not been filled out, the Chromebook will placed back in inventory.

Remarkable D.N.A Routines

Parents, Remarkable D.N.A are routines and procedures that all Razorbacks are expected to follow as a means of keeping all safe, and able to maximize the amount of learning time available. Please review them with your scholar each week to make sure they adhere to each of them!

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Steps to being Remarkable DNA in the Cafeteria


•Scholars walk, in an orderly fashion, to the serving lines.

•Remain at level zero in hallway

•Scholars walk to chosen table


•Remain at a level two while eating.

•Refrain from using profanity

•Be mindful of others’ feelings


•Clean up your area and place in TRASH CAN.

•Push in chairs

•Return back to class at a level zero

2021-2022 Student Dress Code

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Although we encourage student creativity and a means for students to express themselves, Dr. Edward Roberson Middle School’s philosophy is to maintain a focus on the educational process, and to ensure the reduction of distractions and disruptions to the learning environment. We ask that students and parents partner with us to make sure that we adhere to the dress code policy presented.

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It's a Celebration!

RMS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Our Spanish classes have created displays honoring people of Hispanic heritage, and their contributions to our way of life. The displays are present along the Café/Spanish Class Windows and the Café Hallway. Staff and student alike have learned so much about the significant roles that people of Hispanic heritage have played. We are ending the month with a week long celebration through dress and the arts. Below you will find a daily list of themed dress and performances that celebrates the rich culture!
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RMS Takes a Stand!

In acknowledgement of National Bullying Awareness Month and National Red Ribbon Week, we are doing a MASH-UP! Starting tomorrow, October 12, 2021, our campus is participating in a serious of kindness lessons as well as anti-drug/anti-bully activities. This year's National Red Ribbon theme is Drug Free Looks Like Me™. Created by Marin Wurst, a 7th grader at Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio. The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

Below you find a weeks worth of theme dress days that will show that we take a stand against drugs and bully behavior.

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This week's spotlight is shining on.....Ms. Ketera White

Ms. White is a Career & Technical Education specialist with seven years of high school CTE teaching and coaching experience. In addition, she coordinates the Gifted & Talented Program on campus. With a passion for student success, Ms. White will develop student-centered projects that will promote real life applications. She enjoys all things health and fitness, and majored in Dietetics at Prairie View A & M University, where she also earned her Master of Science in Human Sciences. She is eager to work with our Remarkable Razorbacks!

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Don’t miss your chance to take the PSAT

For Spring ISD 8th- 11th-grade students, it’s the time of year to think about signing up to take the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT, test (also referred to as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or NMSQT).

The PSAT/NMSQT for 10th- and 11th-Grade Spring ISD students is on Oct. 13 this year, while students in Grade 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to take the test on different days designated for their campus between Oct. 11 - 15.

The PSAT is a great opportunity for rising high schoolers and high school underclassmen to experience the rigors and challenges of studying for and taking standardized college admissions tests. The PSAT is very similar in format to the SAT and makes a great practice test before taking the actual SAT.

Not only is the PSAT a great way to help get ready for later college admissions testing on the SAT or even the ACT, but the PSAT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which has recognized over 3.3 million students and provided scholarships worth more than $1.8 billion since 1955.

Gifted and Talented (G/T) Parent Roundtable Meetings/Reuniones virtuales para padres de estudiantes dotados y talentosos (G/T)

Spring ISD is hosting a series of Gifted and Talented (G/T) Parent Roundtable in-person and virtual meetings.

Join us in-person on Wednesday, Oct. 6 (English) and Tuesday, Oct. 12 (Spanish) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Spring ISD Community Engagement Center (17125 Ella Blvd., Houston, 77090).

For those interested in joining virtually, join us on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Simply scan the QR code on the flyer below to log-on to either session in English or Spanish.

This series will provide participants with general information on supporting a gifted child. All parents are invited to attend!

For more information, contact:

Shontel Newsome (English), 281-891-6192

Eric Betancourt Rodriguez (Spanish), 281-891-6148

Spring ISD está organizando una serie de reuniones virtuales para padres de estudiantes dotados y talentosos (G/T).

Únase a nosotros en persona el miércoles 6 de octubre (inglés) y el martes 12 de octubre (español) de 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. en el Centro de Enlaces Comunitarios de Spring ISD (17125 Ella Blvd., Houston, 77090).

Para aquellos interesados ​​en unirse virtualmente, únase a nosotros el miércoles 13 de octubre de 5:30 - 6: 30 p.m. Simplemente escanee el código QR en el volante a continuación para iniciar sesión en cualquiera de las sesiones virtuales en inglés o español.

Esta serie proporcionará a los participantes información general sobre cómo apoyar a un niño superdotado. ¡Todos los padres están invitados a asistir!

Para más información contacte:

Shontel Newsome (inglés), 281-891-6192

Eric Betancourt Rodríguez (español), 281-891-6148

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Returning Student Annual Update

The annual update process for returning Spring ISD students for the 2021-22 school year is now open. All parents and guardians should verify and update their child’s information.

Just like last year, parents/guardians will need to log into the Spring ISD website at and then click on the MySpringISD icon which will take you into the portal. From there, please go to the Home Access Center (HAC) to access the annual update. Once in HAC, please find the Registration Icon and select the Update Enrollment tab. Under “Available Forms”, select “Start” to complete the 2022 Returning Student Registration Form.

Parents with more than one student in the district will need to complete a separate registration for each child. Please don’t delay in completing this annual update so we can keep you informed of all campus and district news such as afterschool programs, free/reduced meals, bus transportation, schedules and all of the services you and your students rely on.

Visit, for more information.

Community Information

Events in the community can be found below.

Spring ISD Locations Offering Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Spring ISD is partnering with Houston Medical ER and Inspire Health to offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites to the district’s students, staff and community.

Inspire Health mobile testing units will be at the following campuses, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Westfield High School (16713 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77090)

  • *Planet Ford Stadium (23802 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77373)

To expedite testing, students and staff members may pre-register beforehand here, but pre-registration is not required. Inspire Health plans to expand location options in the near future.

Additionally, Houston Medical ER (2306 Rayford Road, Spring, TX 77386) also is providing free vaccines and testing, Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

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