April 16, 2023
Important Dates and Information
Parents, please make sure your child/children are in standardized dress. (The appropriate items and colors are listed below.)
4/19 - Book Fair Ends
4/17 - Spring Picture Day
4/21 - Friday Night Live (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) (3rd-5th grades)
4/18 - GT Expo
4/19 - Welcome Wednesday Lunches
4/25-4/28 - STAAR Assessments (NO Welcome Wednesday on 4/26)
Only individuals that are in our registration system will be allowed on campus during the lunch times.
1st Grade- 12:25-12:55
2nd Grade- 1:00-1:30
3rd Grade- 10:40-11:10
4th Grade- 10:05-10:35
5th Grade- 11:15-11:45
Parents, we encourage you to leave scholars on campus, after visiting for lunch. The scholar's instructional time is extremely valuable.
Save the Date: Spring ISD Summer School Coming Soon
We are excited to be able to offer our Summer School program to qualified students, which will provide additional opportunities to explore, learn and excel from Pre-K to high school. The goal is to provide acceleration with just in time interventions to address learning loss.
The Summer School program will run from Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 29. Please note that only families of students identified to participate will receive an email with a Summer School registration form and instructions on how to enroll.
Please note: Clark Elementary students will continue their Additional Days School Year (ADSY) instructional calendar through June 30, 2023 and as such will not participate in additional Summer School days.
Summer School Enrollment Qualifications
Pre-K/Kindergarten EB students
Promotion/Retention (Grades 1-8) and Skills-Based Deficits (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
Skills-Based Deficits Grades 3-8 (Reading, Math)
High School End-of-Course Retesters (EOC)
High School Credit Recovery - Students recovering additional credits to graduate
Additional Spring ISD Summer Programs will also be offered, including 21st Century, Extended School Year Services (ESY) for special education students, Gifted & Talented, and Multilingual Bridge Newcomer Camps for incoming 6th & 9th graders.
More information, including Summer School hub sites, schedules and transportation details, will be provided in the upcoming weeks. If you have any specific questions about your student, please reach out to your principal.
Guarde la fecha: Escuela de verano de Spring ISD próximamente
Estamos emocionados de poder ofrecer nuestro programa de Escuela de Verano a estudiantes calificados, lo que brindará oportunidades adicionales para explorar, aprender y sobresalir desde Pre-K hasta la escuela secundaria. El objetivo es proporcionar aceleración con intervenciones justo a tiempo para abordar la pérdida de aprendizaje.
El programa de la Escuela de Verano se llevará a cabo desde el martes 6 de junio hasta el jueves 29 de junio. Tenga en cuenta que solo las familias de los estudiantes identificados para participar recibirán un correo electrónico con un formulario de inscripción para la Escuela de Verano e instrucciones sobre cómo inscribirse.
Tenga en cuenta: Los estudiantes de Clark Elementary continuarán con su calendario de instrucción de Días adicionales del año escolar (ADSY) hasta el 30 de junio de 2023 y, como tal, no participarán en días adicionales de escuela de verano.
Requisitos para la inscripción en la escuela de verano
Estudiantes de Pre-K/Kindergarten
Promoción/Retención (Grados 1-8) y Déficits Basados en Habilidades (Pre-K y Kindergarten)
Déficits Basados en Habilidades Grados 3-8 (Lectura, Matemáticas)
Estudiantes que necesiten repetir la prueba de fin de curso (EOC) de la escuela secundaria
Recuperación de créditos de la escuela secundaria: estudiantes que recuperan créditos adicionales para graduarse
También se ofrecerán programas de verano adicionales de Spring ISD, incluidos 21st Century, Servicios de año escolar extendido (ESY) para estudiantes de educación especial, Dotados y Talentosos, y campamentos Multilingües Newcomer para estudiantes de sexto y noveno grado entrantes.
En las próximas semanas se proporcionará más información, incluidos los sitios centrales de la escuela de verano, los horarios y los detalles del transporte. Si tiene alguna pregunta específica sobre su estudiante, comuníquese con su director.
School Transfer Applications Opened February 27
If your student is seeking to attend a school in 2023-24 for which they are not zoned, the window to submit a transfer application opened Monday, February 27. More information can be found at www.springisd.org/transfers.
April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autistic people make industries, communities, and Spring ISD a better, stronger place. This month and every month, we celebrate the achievements of neurodiverse people throughout Spring ISD and champion the dignity of all those living on the autism spectrum!
Spring ISD Board of Trustees Approves 2023-24 Instructional Calendar
Spring ISD Board of Trustees approved a 2023-24 Instructional Calendar at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The approved calendar — Option A — will have students starting classes on Aug. 10, 2023, and finishing school on May 31, 2024.
The approved calendar was one of two options presented to staff and the community for input in a survey that drew feedback from more than 7,500 people — a 146% increase in participation in comparison to last year. Both options were similar except for the start and end dates to the school year and a new weeklong district Fall Break.
Specifically, under the approved calendar, the Winter Break will begin for students after an early release half-day of instruction on Dec. 15 and end with them returning to school on Thursday, Jan. 4. Spring break will start on March 11, with classes resuming on Monday, March 18.
Both calendar options prioritized maximizing student instruction — including two additional early release days on Dec. 14 and May 30 for high school students only, to support final exams. Throughout the year, students will have no classes on Nov. 6-7 and Feb.15-16 to allow full days for both teacher professional development and parent conferences in the district.
The Spring ISD Advisory Committee on Education (ACE), which includes staff and teachers, offered input and guidance before the two calendar proposals were presented to the public in the community survey. Both options met all state requirements for instructional time, including 174 days with 440 instructional daily minutes to build in make-up days if necessary.
The 2023-24 Instructional Calendar, as well as the current school year’s calendar, are located at www.springisd.org/calendars.
Note from the Nurse
Parents, please remember no medication should be sent to school with a child. If a scholar needs medicine after leaving home for the day, this medication needs to be dropped off and signed in to the nurse.
Updated COVID-19 Guidance for 2022-23 School Year
As we begin the new school year, we wanted to provide you with updated protocols related to the reporting of positive COVID-19 cases as a result of recent changes in guidance from the CDC. Spring ISD is not under a mask mandate this school year, but masks are allowed and discretionary based on student and staff health needs.
Within the linked document provided in this email, you will find information related to both student and staff reporting procedures and quarantine protocols.
Please review the complete document linked here for students and here for staff members, which both contain a link to the COVID Positive Test Form that will need to be completed for any student or staff member who reports positive test results.
- Students must wear appropriate shoes. (no Crocs, flip-flops, no shoes with wheels, or shoes without backs)
- Tights are allowed as long as the student wears shorts or a skirt over them (the shorts or skirt should also be to the knee).
- Hair color that is not natural is prohibited.
- Students may carry a backpack of their choice. The backpacks must be school appropriate.
Bus Rider Information
Students will now carry a small card that will automatically log their entry and exit when they pass the scanner on the school bus. The information will instantly and securely be available to you. In addition, notifications can also be sent directly to your computer or to your cell phone via text message. Knowing when and where your child gets on and off the bus gives the parent added peace of mind.
Know when and where your child gets on and off the school bus.
- Know the date, time, and location your child boarded and exited the bus.
- Receive instant notifications directly to your email or phone.
(All pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will need a pin number to exit the bus. This will be provided by the classroom teachers.)