Tumbleweed Press

Week of April 20, 2020

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A Message from Mrs. Haymark

Dear Vogel Texans,

We were all completely heartbroken on Friday when Governor Abbott issued the Executive Order to keep schools closed for the remainder of the year. Sadly, our academic year will be completed remotely. As more information is released from the state and our district, I will keep you informed. I know that this closure presents challenges for everyone. Please let us know we can help you and your child get through this difficult time.

Teachers have been working hard each week to provide our students with engaging activities they can complete while at home. The remote learning site is live. As teachers update lessons for the next week, you will be able to view them. As the weeks move on, we all realize that circumstances may change. Please don't stress out about your child completing all of the activities. Do as much as you can. If you or your child have specific questions or concerns about assignments, please reach out to your child's teacher or myself.



Christa Haymark, Principal


We Miss Our Texans!!!

Let's stay connected during this crazy time!

This week's Flipgrid video asked the teachers to share their favorite book. Does their favorite match yours? Click below to find out!

Flipgrid Videos

A Week at a Glance


Facebook Live - Prekindergarten Registration

English 6:00pm

espanol 7:00pm


10:00 am - 1:00pm Food Distribution at Oak Ridge High School


Favorite Book Flipgrid Responses

Post a picture of who your child "brings to school" daily (parent, grandparent, sibling, pet...)

Look for the thread on our Facebook page.


10:00 am - 1:00pm Food Distribution at Oak Ridge High School


Spirit Day - Vogel t-shirts

Put on a Vogel shirt and post a picture of your child showing his/her school spirit

Look for the thread on our Facebook page

A Letter from the Irons' Counselors

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are currently in the stages of beginning to work on our master schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the nature of our current situation, we will not be sending home a paper copy of your child’s course requests. All student course requests were rolled over into our scheduling program prior to spring break. The current classes that you can view in Parent Access/Student Access were reviewed individually with all students prior to spring break with a Irons staff member. This includes all incoming 7th and 8th graders. If you have requested a change since that time, your student’s assigned counselor has made the change in our scheduling program. Our email correspondence is your verification the change was made. This will continue to be our process.

The deadline for course changes is May 4, 2020. The deadline to apply online for Off-Campus P. E. is May 1, 2020. If you need to make any course request changes, please email the assigned grade level 2020-21 counselor listed below.

A special note to those students who may receive special services through an IEP: Some special courses may not currently be shown in the Parent Access/Student Access Center. We have received that information from our feeder campuses and made those changes as indicated in our scheduling program. You will not be able to see those in PAC/SAC. 2020-21

Counselor Assignments:

Leslie A. Rodriguez: A-F lesrodriguez@conroeisd.net

Sandra Mikush: G-N smikush@conroeisd.net

Cindy Burgess: O-Z cburgess@conroeisd.net

We hope our families are safe and healthy and look forward to working with you in the 2021-21 school year.


Irons Counselors

Resiliency for our Students & Families

As we prepare to go into our end of the year, we wanted to offer some encouragement to help get us all through this. We know that this is not norm and can be uncomfortable for some. In order to get through what may feel like a state of ROCK BOTTOM, we have to tap into the greatness that resides within each of us. We may not be able to control the factors that are seeming to change so fast for us, but we can control how we respond. Continue to find value in each day and each moment. Your Vogel family is still here working hard for the heartbeats of Vogel which are our students and their families. Please continue to stay connected with us and let us know how we can help you get through this. We may not have all the answers but we can point you in the right direction.

Please continue to use our resource links below. Here is a link to this weeks lesson encouraging you to bounce back in times of defeat.

WHY TRY? - Rock Bottom Resiliency

Stay connected with us in the following ways:

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Please complete our spring survey about events and information at Vogel.

Paper Packets

All of the Chromebooks that were requested have been handed out. If you are in need, please use the link in the counselor's message to let us know.

Students without access to technology may pick up paper packets each Monday starting at 10:30am.

  • Paper packets will be located in the filing cabinet in front of the school.
  • The drawers are marked "5th Grade Pick Up" and "6th Grade Pick Up".
  • Inside the grade level drawers are folder dividing the packets into groups.
  • The groups are: English, English Accommodated, Spanish, Spanish Accommodated, Child Specific, and PE/FA
  • If you are uncertain of which packet to choose, contact your child's teacher for help.
  • Please take one packet per child.

There is no need to return any part of your packet. Take pictures of your child's work and text, email, or Dojo their teacher. Please reach out to your child's teacher to find out the best way for them to receive the work.

4th Nine Week Grades

District and campus leaders have finalized the grading guidelines for the 4th marking period. Students will not be penalized for not having access to instruction or understanding concepts. No grades taken this grading period will hurt your child; they will only help them.

4th Marking Period English Grading Guidelines

4th Marking Period espanol Grading Guidelines

Teachers will continue collecting and reviewing assignments submitted through a virtual platform (Canvas, Dojo, SeeSaw, iLearn, etc...) or pictures of paper packet work submitted through text or email. Please do not worry about grades! We all understand that this is a stressful time for many of you. We do not want to burden you further. Do as much work as you can. Everything will be okay! Please do what you feel is right for your family and let us know how we can help.

Message from our librarian - Ms. Ashley Colvin

Hi Vogel Texans!

A lot of you have questions about overdue library books. Right now, don't worry about returning them- keep them in a safe place and return them once school starts. :)

Keep reading! Can't wait to get back to school and hear all about what you have read.

Ms. Colvin

District News

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School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

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The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.