Clark Primary Cats Newsletter
August 9, 2021
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Message from the Principal
We are off to a GREAT 2021-2022 School Year. Our priority this year is to make sure that all of our students are safe and that we accelerate their learning to meet our student achievement goals. It was wonderful to see over 100 parents attend our Parent Session this past week. We discussed our goals and the partnerships we must build to ensure that we meet our student achievement goals.
At our meeting we had Covid-19 related questions and many of these questions were answered during the meeting and a via our Superintendent’s message that was sent to our community late last week. We continue to strongly encourage all of our students to wear facemasks each day. Our custodial staff is keeping our school clean and ready for our students and staff. We ask that if you have a special circumstance that you please contact our school and make us aware of anything that you are concerned about especially if someone in your family has been exposed or tested positive for Covid-19. We want to keep everyone safe.
This year we are implementing a new Math and Reading curriculum. Our teachers have attended trainings prior to the beginning of this school year and are ready to engage our students in learning each day. We will begin to have our parent make and take sessions beginning in September. Teachers will facilitate these sessions and will review how you can support us in reinforcing learning at home. After attending each session, you will receive materials that you will take home with you to use with your child.
It is our goal to always communicate with you and this year we will communicate with you by sending newsletters, posting important information on our website, sending parent messages via our Black –Board system and by using our school marquee. We strive to keep you informed and updated regarding important school related information. Please make sure that we have updated contact information for you so that you can receive our messages.
We look forward to seeing all of you during our upcoming Open House scheduled for August 18 beginning at 4:30. We will begin our meeting in cafeteria and then you will proceed to visit your child’s teacher and classroom. Our students have been engaged in learning and we are eager to show you their work.
We appreciate your continuous support and will need your help to ensure that we reach our 2021-2022 school goals. Our students will be successful and we will form partnerships to ensure that we are building a strong academic foundation for their future.
- AUGUST 18 TITLE 1 MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE 4:30 – 6:00 pm
- SEPTEMBER 9 - KINDERGARTEN PARENT MAKE AND TAKE SESSION 8:15 - 9:00 am
- SEPTEMBER 16 - PRE-K PARENT MAKE AND TAKE SESSION 8:15 – 9:00 am
- SEPTEMBER 30 - 1 ST GRADE PARENT MAKE AND TAKE SESSION 8:15 -9:00 am
Complete Your Student’s Annual Update for Returning Students Today!
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 before the first day of school on Aug. 11.
Just like last year, parents/guardians will need to go to the Spring ISD website at www.springisd.org and then click on the MySpringISD icon which will take them 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, returning to HAC and repeating the steps for each student.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to complete this important annual update for their students as soon as possible so campuses can plan appropriately for the upcoming school year and so that students can receive all the information and resources they need to start school on Monday, Aug. 11.
If parents have trouble logging into the MySpringISD portal, or have additional questions, they can visit www.springisd.org/returning-students or contact their campus.
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.
Harris County Clerk’s Office to Host Saturday Events To Provide Birth Certificates For Back To School Registration
With the start of the school year around the corner, the Harris County Clerk’s Office will open on two consecutive Saturdays to provide birth certificates for families who need their child’s records for back to school registration.
The “Back to School Birth Certificate” events will take place:
Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 6000 Chimney Rock Rd. (Chimney Rock Annex)
The Harris County Clerk’s office provides a short-form birth certificate that is acceptable for school enrollment. The following are required to apply for a birth certificate:
Must have been born in the State of Texas
You must be the person named on the certificate, the legal representative or immediate family member with appropriate identification (ID).
Have acceptable ID:
Valid photo ID, such as U.S. Driver’s License, Federal or State ID card, Military ID, or U.S. Passport
For other acceptable ID options, visit: Obtaining a Birth Certificate in Texas (state.tx.us).
A completed birth certificate application, available in the office
Payment of $23.00 (cash or credit card)
On Saturday, Aug. 14, the Chimney Rock Annex has free parking.
For information on Harris County Clerk services and updates go to www.cclerk.hctx.net, or follow them on social media @HarrisCoTXClerk.
Free Meals For All Spring ISD Students During 2021-2022 School Year
For the 2021-2022 school year, all Spring ISD students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no cost, every school day. The district is able to offer free meals due to the recent guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), allowing schools to offer meals to all students at no charge for this school year.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications: The School for International Studies at Bammel
All students enrolled in grades pre-K through 3rd grade at the School for International Studies at Bammel will be offered free meals for the 2021-2022 school year. However, because this is a new school, students enrolled at this campus are encouraged to submit a free and reduced meal application.
The Spring ISD Child Nutrition Department will process applications to ensure student eligibility carries over for the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year. The online free and reduced meal application may be completed at www.schoolcafe.com.
Students Enrolled in All other Spring ISD Schools
The free and reduced meal application is not necessary for students attending other Spring ISD schools.
For more information, call 281-891-6445 or visit the Spring ISD Child Nutrition site.
Download the Free MyView App To Track Your Child's Bus
Spring ISD is introducing a new scanner system on all of its buses for the 2021-22 school year that will give added peace of mind to parents by allowing them to know when and where their student gets on and off the bus.
Students carry a small card that automatically logs their entry or exit when they pass the scanner on the school bus. The information is then instantly and securely available to parents. Notifications can also be sent directly to their computer or cell phone via text message.
By downloading the free MyView app, parents will have an easy-to-use mobile app to check on their child's school bus. MyView uses GPS data provided by the Zonar V4 telematics control unit to track and display that bus's location on an aerial map, powered by Google—all in near real-time. Parents can create and set alerts to let them know when the bus enters their neighborhood or gets close to the drop-off point, which is especially helpful on bad weather days.
In addition, these cards will have a dual purpose to allow students to scan at the Point of Sale in the cafeteria lines, adding convenience and efficiency for both parents and child nutrition workers.
Set up Zonar MyView:
Download the Zonar MyView app from the App Store or Google Play.
Enter the School Access Code 77090.
Enter your child’s unique student ID.
Create alert zones around drop-off and pick-up points.
When your child’s bus enters an alert zone, you will receive notification by email or text.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Online Application Deadline is Aug. 13
The online application for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is now open until Aug. 13 for eligible families who may qualify.
Spring ISD students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the 2020–21 school year may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits, which can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.
The P-EBT benefit was approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency. P-EBT benefits can be used the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits.
A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:
Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021
To apply, visit yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT. The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 13.
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visithhs.texas.gov/pebt.