Runyan News

August, 2021

Runyan Elementary Mission

At Runyan Elementary, we are a safe and welcoming community dedicated to student-focused learning driven by high expectations for all.

Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to have our students back from what we hope was a wonderful Summer Break! It's great to see all their smiling faces! We've missed them!!! Over the course of this school year, we expect to see tremendous growth within each child. Thank you for trusting us with their care and education. We invite you to partner with us in their educational success. Please reach out to your child's teacher to share observations, suggestions, and questions. It is our sincere desire to form a partnership with each parent, because we know school and home working together is the best way for students to succeed.

Upcoming Events


  • 9/6 School holiday
  • 9/7 Progress reports go home
  • 9/22 Read for a Better Life celebration
  • 9/23 Open House

2021-2022 School Calendar

Safety Procedures

Please remember you will always need an ID when visiting the school. As a matter of procedure, we scan a visitor's ID each time s/he visits, even if s/he is well known to the school staff. Situations change, and it is important for us to always check to make sure we have the most up-to-date information on visitors to our school. We appreciate your support in our commitment to making student safety our number one priority.

Important Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our school community is our number one priority every day. At the same time, we understand everyone's time is valuable, so we also need to be efficient with the time we have. In order to maintain a safe and efficient environment with so many students, it is important for everyone to follow some basic procedures:

  • Doors open at 7:30 each morning. This is the earliest students may be dropped off for school. There is no supervision for students prior to that time, so please do not drop students off earlier than 7:30.
  • Parents arriving to campus in a car should use the car-rider line. Parents should not park in the back lot or along the road to drop off or pick up their child.
  • To help our car-rider line move as quickly and efficiently as possible, we are asking all students who are able, to get themselves out of the car on the side next to the school and walk into the building. There will always be staff on hand to assist students who need help and monitor for safety, but if cars don't have to wait on the next available adult, we can move things along more quickly. Of course, it is important to use safe practices -- students should always get out on the school side of the vehicle, and they should wait until they've gotten up to the part of the sidewalk covered by the awning before exiting the car.
  • Students who dismiss as walkers must walk home. They may not be picked up by someone driving to the walker area in a car, even when the weather is bad. All students leaving school in a car must dismiss through the car-rider line, and cars may not park along the road to pick up a walker.
  • Cars may only make a right turn into the car-rider line. This means cars will have to drive West down Foster Dr. in order to turn right into the line. (Left turns will not be allowed.) Cars may join the car-rider line on Foster from Porter Road or from Cedar Crossing. Please do not make U-turns on Foster Drive, as it creates a safety hazard for drivers.
  • To make a dismissal change, parents may email the school at and include a picture of their driver's license. All dismissal change requests must be received BEFORE 2:45 so we have time to communicate the change to the dismissal duty staff.

Breakfast Times

Breakfast is served on campus each morning from 7:30-8:00. If you'd like your child to eat breakfast at school, please ensure s/he arrives early enough to be in the breakfast line before 8:00. At 8:05 the tardy bell rings, the cafeteria closes, students discard their trash, and everyone heads to class.

The car-rider line can be very long in the mornings. We encourage anyone eligible for bus service to send their child to and from school on the bus.

Meal Assistance

We encourage all families to apply for meal assistance, even if they think they may not qualify. Beyond help with meals, qualification offers a number of other advantages delineated within the attached, pink flyer. Applications can be submitted immediately, and we encourage everyone to apply as soon as possible. The link to apply is included below:
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Link to Apply for Meal Assistance

Student Health

We are so happy to have our students back on campus after Summer break! We are looking forward to a very normal school year focused on high student achievement and excellent instruction. To maintain that focus, we'll need to keep COVID out of our building. Please help by keeping sick students home. If you have questions about whether or not your child is sick enough to stay home or s/he may have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact our nurse. Just call the school at 936-709-2800 and ask for Nurse Gillespie. She'll be happy to help!

Counselor Assistance Form, 2021-2022

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CISD Non-Discrimination Statement:

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.