Owl Notes


INFORMATION ... Updates from the district

*School - As you probably know by now, the Governor of Texas has officially closed schools until May 4. Join Dr. Null on his Facebook Live at 6 tonight for the latest information. As the district absorbs that information, I will share more. However, with that comes a longer term of distance learning. We will move forward for next week as we have so far, but with this becoming a more longer term option, Rachel, Kara and I will be meeting to put in some updated expectations to ensure that we are all on the same page. We will use the information we gather from your questionnaire below in "actions required" section to establish the expectations. We aim to roll them out on Friday.

*Team Leaders - We will try to have a team leader meeting on Friday morning. I'll confirm the time with you tomorrow. We will update you with the latest and greatest.

*Facebook live - Dr. Null will be going live today at 6:00 p.m. If you want to know the latest update, tune in.

*Report Cards - Please communicate with parents about report cards being in Parent and Student Access. If anyone must have a hard copy because they cannot see, I will need to know by Wednesday afternoon in order to get it printed and ready to go in the mail by Friday.

All PK, K and 1st grade report cards will be mailed.

*Zoom - See Zoom guidelines below.

*Lisa McGarrah is available on Wednesday @ 1 for a zoom conference with whoever wants to join and ask her questions. She sent you an email but here is the Zoom code for it. 223-881-447

*In Google, I have created a folder inside the ORE folder called COVID - 19. I'm doing my best to house everything in abbreviated format in there. So far we have Teacher Expectations, Creative Teaching Ideas and Planning schedules with Zoom conference numbers.

*Staff attendance - If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot work remotely one day at all, you will need to report an absence into the system. If you have a question, please contact me before putting it in the system.

*Sub system - If you have previously scheduled a day to be out and it is in the system, please make sure you go in and delete that. If you don't, the district will assume that you were out that day and you will lose a day for it. (or pay)

*Building update - Until further notice, limited staff are to be in the building, if anyone at all. If there is an emergency and you need in, please contact me and we will discuss it but we have been asked to limit access and locations due to cleaning.


*As of today, we no longer are required to have parent permission. If you have it, just keep it in a file for safe keeping.

*Always make sure students understand this is their classroom and they must act accordingly. Must be appropriately dressed, should be in a main family area (not their bedroom), have groups of 5 or more - if you are less, you must have parent present or another staff member. If you have any questions about this, please email me.


*Complete the questionnaire at this link - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X4juAait00mgF2tftgKw8medDXq9Z4REi7J2vsv96FRUQkxMUVFLNlJBUzdZREhZT0M4TTVEVEFDWC4u

*Substitutes - Make sure you have deleted everything from the sub system that you had scheduled ahead of time.

*Computers - If you have students still contacting you about computers, please let Kara know. Don't ask about them, just if anyone is still asking.

*Join the Specials closed Facebook page - If you are on Facebook, go join the Specials closed page. You will have to be approved once you click to join, but they are trying to promote the page to the students. Here is the link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1522922937871124/?ref=share


Team Leader Meetings will be weekly on Monday @ 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday grade levels Zoom planning.

Any other Zoom conferences needed will be scheduled through Team Leaders.


*Dena Green, Maria Falcon, Maria Hernandez, Claudia Munoz, Diana White, Melody Steel, Heidi Fernandez for coming and helping at the last minute on Friday hand out computers, packets and getting PK - 1 grade report cards ready to go home.

SELF CARE - Teacher Fun

Only have 2 guesses so far so we are extending through the end of this week.

The winner who guesses the most will get jeans passes good for the 2019 - 2020 year OR the 2020 - 2021 year.

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