Week of January 11-15, 2021

Beautiful Snow

I hope you and your family had a great time playing in the TEXAS snow today!

Please be sure your child brings a jacket with their name in it for the Winter months. We do go outside for recess if the weather allows.

MAP Testing

Students on-campus and virtual will be participating in Winter MAP testing this week. Please be sure your on-campus student has his/her Chromebook charged and at school every day!

Virtual students will have instructions to participate synchronously with his/her teacher to complete the MAP test. While I know it is hard to watch your child struggle, please refrain from helping them on the MAP test. The test is not used for a grade. It is used for information to help us meet your child's needs. If you help your child, the program will move them to work that they are not ready to complete. Thank you for your help!

GT Referral Information

Parents, the annual window for Gifted and Talented (GT) referral is open (January 1 - 31) for students currently in grades 2-12. GT services are provided for identified students in grades 3-12. Please see this video for a brief overview of the referral process (instructions for adjusting the language of the captions in YouTube). This link will take you to the BISD Gifted and Talented Education web page, and these links (English | Spanish) will take you to the referral forms. If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Owens at kowens@bisdmail.net.

Upcoming Events

GT Referral window open from January 1-31, 2021

3rd 6 weeks Report Cards are available in Family Access

Monday, January 11-15- Winter MAP Testing

Monday, January 18th- School Holiday