Week of May 23, 2021
Eagles Soar to Excellence
Our Campus Mission:
The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.
We envision a school in which staff provide a safe, caring, and positive learning community for all children; create a collaborative culture among children, families and staff; establish high levels of learning by frequently monitoring student progress; and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each child .
2014 National Blue Ribbon School
A Note from the Principal
We did it, Eagles! We soared through the 2020-2021 school year with students learning virtually and in-person. We successfully followed school-wide protocols that were not always easy. I am SO proud of our students, their famiies and the Giesinger staff. Thank you!
Reminiscing on our school year fills my heart with gratitude and pride. Serving as the principal of Giesinger Elementary, I am honored to lead a school through a year filled with incredible learning and much love, even when faced with immeasurable challenges.
Parents and volunteers, thank you for entrusting us with your children. We have truly missed having you in our school, but I can assure you that your children would have made you so proud.
Remember, once a Giesinger Eagle, always a Giesinger Eagle. Let's sign-off together just one last time, "Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!"
Dates To Remember:
05/24 - Fourth Grade Awards
- 8:15 AM: Mrs. Edwards & Mrs. Muller
- 9:30 AM: Mrs. Tessem , Mrs. Murphy & Mrs. Schneider
- 1:30 PM: Ms. Moore, Ms. Shafer & Mrs. Varnum
05/25 - Kindergarten Graduation
- 8:15 AM: Mrs. Wieghat & Ms.Gorsalitz
- 9:30 AM: Mrs. Pitt, Mrs. Vanckhoven & Mrs. Vanmeter
- 1:30 PM: Ms. Durham, Mrs. Medina & Mrs. Andrada
05/25 - Technology turn-in for virtual students
05/26 - Technology turn-in for virtual students (Kinder & 4th grade virtual students can turn in technology after their graduation/awards ceremony)
05/26 - Early Release (12:05 pm) & Last day of school!
05/27 - Summer begins
05/28 - Final Report cards will be mailed home.
08/09 - Meet-the-Teacher
08/11 - First day of school
Giesinger Kindergarten & 4th Grade Celebrations 2021
Monday, May 24th, 8:15am
This is an online event.
If you are not able to attend your child's Kindergarten Graduation or Fourth Grade Awards Ceremony in-person, please join us virtually via Zoom.
Topic: Giesinger Celebrations 2021
May 24th: Fourth Grade Awards Ceremony (See your child's ceremony time below)
May 25th: Kindergarten Graduation (See your child's graduation time below)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 7046 3036
Visitor Check-In for Graduation and Awards Ceremonies
Additional Parking for Graduation and Ceremonies
Giesinger Summer Hours:
2021-2022 Registration for PreK, K and new students opened on Monday, April 5. All information is available on the Conroe ISD website. Parents of new students, including PreK and K, start the process at http://bit.ly/EnrollCISD.
2019-2020 Texas Academic Performance Report
To view Giesinger's 2019-2020 Federal and School Report Cards, please go to www.conroeisd.net:
- Go to "Our School/Campus"
- Click "View School Profile"
- Select "Accountability Reports"
- Click "2019-2020"
- Select "Federal Report Card" or "School Report Card"
Parent Access Login
To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Would You Like to Join the Giesinger PTO?
Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Giesinger. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!
Membership Donation Levels:
$10 Bronze Individual Membership
$25 Silver Individual Membership
$50 Gold Individual Membership
The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:
(a) promote the welfare of children at Giesinger
(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger
(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education
(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Giesinger, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.
Beginning October 1, Conroe ISD will offer Free breakfast and lunch meals to ALL in-person students, remote/online learning students, and children 18 and younger in the community. Meals will be at no cost through December pending funding availability from the United Stated Department of Agriculture.
Remote/Online Learning Students and children 18 and younger who are not attending school on campus may receive Free Curbside meals at the following schools Tuesday and Thursday 10 am-12 pm on the bus ramp or designated location. Parents should go to the school in their child’s school feeder zone to pick up meals.
- Peet Junior High School
- Stockton Junior High School
- Moorhead Junior High School
- Irons Junior High School
- York Junior High School
- McCullough Junior High School
- Knox Junior High School
Instructions for properly storing and heating food are located on the Conroe ISD Child Nutrition website.
If children are not present in the vehicle when picking up meals, parents/guardians MUST have an approved form of ID for each child to receive meals. Acceptable forms of ID:
- Student ID Card
- Official letter/email from school or daycare that shows enrollment
- Student report cards
- Attendance record from school
- Birth certificate for children not in school.
Students who attend school in person are not eligible to receive Curbside meals. Picking up meals at multiple campuses is not permitted.
Giesinger Elementary Protocols
- All parents and students are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 prior to leaving home each morning.
- Utilize good hygiene throughout the day.
- Practice social distancing as much as possible.
- At this time, third and fourth grade students in Conroe ISD will be required to wear masks at school. We highly encourage students in pre-kindergarten through second grade to wear face masks at school as well.
- Separate entrances are provided for bus/daycare riders, walkers/bikers, and car riders.
- Hand sanitizer stations are provided at each campus entrance and in each classroom and students/staff will use this upon entering the campus and classrooms.
- Entry doors will be propped open for no touch entry. Staff will supervise to ensure unauthorized persons do not enter opened entry doors.
- Staff will supervise arriving students to ensure hallway safety protocols are followed.
- Students will not congregate together in large enclosed areas waiting to report to staff.
- Parents will not be allowed to accompany students into the school at any time, including the first day of school.
- Students who buy breakfast will eat in their classroom to avoid congregating in the cafeteria during arrival.
- Students will be dismissed in staggered departure times by walker/daycare, car riders and bus riders from their classrooms to decrease the risk of congregating. The CISD Car Rider and Bus Hub app will be utilized to communicate with teachers regarding dismissal of students.
- All available (non-classroom) staff will be utilized to supervise departing students.
- Hand sanitizer stations are provided at each campus exit and in each classroom and students/staff will use this when exiting the campus and classrooms.
- Exterior doors will be propped open and supervised to minimize contact.
- Parents must remain in designated area (walkers) or in their vehicle (car riders) as they wait for their student(s).
- In the event that a parent has to pick a student up before dismissal, they will use the Giesinger curbside protocol (see below).
- All students will be dismissed from their classroom to avoid congregating in their classroom. Students will be dismissed as their family arrives or bus/daycare arrives.
- Campus will follow new dismissal protocols for walkers, car riders, bus, and daycare.
- Walkers will be dismissed from the playground gated area along White Oak by grade level. Parents/guardians should social distance when waiting for students to exit. Students will be released by grade level according to the following times:
3:30 1st/2nd grades
- Car riders will be dismissed as “flights” and students will be at cones to wait for their families.
- Bus/Daycare will be dismissed from the back of the campus.
- Students and staff will stay to the far right side of the hallways and throughout the campus to reduce the possibility of contact. Campus wide visuals and language will be used to remind students of this procedure “Walk Right, Stay Right”.
- Classroom doors will be propped open to reduce high touch areas when possible.
- Classrooms will stagger releases from each class (when traveling to common areas-lunch, recess, specials) to limit the number of students in the hallway during transitions, when possible.
- Students will use visual cues (arrows and dots) on the floor to assist in social distancing and relay hallway expectations of “Walk Right, Stay Right”.
- All available (non-classroom) staff will be utilized to supervise transitions and maintain social distancing.
- Teachers, along with support staff, will supervise restrooms to ensure social distancing and safety protocols are followed.
Students will use visuals (social distance dots on the floor) to know where to stand when waiting for the restroom. The amount of stalls in the restroom will determine the capacity of the restroom. (For example, if a restroom has two stalls, only two students will be allowed in that area at a time. Other students will have to wait on the dots outside until one becomes available.
When possible, grade levels will use a designated restroom to minimize contact.
- Students will use hand sanitizer during each transition upon entering and exiting the classroom and/or common area.
- Cafeteria capacity will be based upon current guidelines.
- Physical distance will be provided around each available seat.
- Seats will be marked by visual (dot) so students are clear on where to sit that maintains social distancing. Students will be provided a bar code identification card that will be used to purchase breakfast/lunches and avoid using a keypad to purchase their breakfast/ lunch. Break-away lanyards will be provided by the school to attach to student identification cards and will be stored in the classroom each day to minimize contact.
- Seating charts will be used to log all students at all times in the cafeteria.
- Students will use visual cues (arrows and dots) on the floor to reinforce physical distance and traffic patterns in the cafeteria.
- In the event that students are not able to lunch in the cafeteria, classrooms as well as other designated areas will be used to create social distancing.
- Lunch times are subject to change in order to reduce the number of students in the cafeteria at one time.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided at cafeteria entrances and exits.
- All available staff will be utilized to supervise cafeteria procedures and maintain social distancing.
- No visitors will be allowed in the building for lunch.
- Parents are encouraged to make prepayments on students’ accounts using MySchool Bucks, cash, or checks to avoid cash transactions during meal service.
- Cafeteria meals will be pre-packaged in boats/bags for easy transport to classrooms, if necessary, and to prevent food from being exposed to others.
- Food will be pre-packaged for quick selection to decrease the amount of time spent in line.
- A la carte items will be limited to limit time spent in line.
- All grade level teachers will be on duty monitoring students at recess.
- Recess schedules are subject to change in order to limit the number of students on the playground at a given time.
- Staff will supervise students on the playground to supervise procedures and maintain social distancing.
- Students will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting classrooms at all times. Students may wash their hands in lieu of hand sanitizers when the classroom setup allows for hand washing.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided by CISD and available to classrooms at all times.
- Teachers and staff will make every effort to distance students away from one another as much as instructionally possible.
- Students will use their own supplies. Sharing of supplies will be limited and in the event that it is necessary, will be cleaned and wiped down with disinfectant between student use.
- Students will use backpacks to hold school supplies. Backpacks may be used to transport materials to departmentalized teachers as well as art classes.
- Teachers will develop and implement classroom procedures that limit student movement such as turning in assignments and passing out materials.
- Students will be taught procedures to sanitize their personal work space with hand sanitizer or cleaning wipes.
- Teachers will have students engage in supervised handwashing following proper handwashing guidelines (at least 20 seconds at least two times each day) in addition to washing hands after using the restroom and before eating
- Visual cues and school wide common language will be used to help students with social distancing and proper handwashing.
- Commonly-touched surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected between student groups.
- Ongoing instruction will be provided to students on appropriate hygiene practices as well as campus protocols.
- Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter Giesinger Elementary.
- Virtual meetings will be used to reduce the number of campus visitors.
- All individuals entering the building must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose at all times.
- Visitors will be required to complete a COVID 19 screening form in the reception area prior to entering the building.
- Parents needing to drop items off for a student will contact the school to arrange a curbside pick-up.
- Visitors and staff will maintain appropriate social distancing for student meetings, including ARD’s and 504 meetings.
- Deliveries to students including lunches will be limited and on an emergency basis only. Students who forget their lunch will be allowed to charge a meal to the cafeteria.
- PTO meetings will be held virtually to minimize outside contact.
- There will be a separate area designated for “sick” and “well” visits to the clinic.
- Mrs. Corbit will make classroom visits to students in order to minimize movement in the hallway.
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- Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision on the front porch.
- Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car or walker sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!
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.