SVE Family Newsletter
NO MORE TARDIES!
What is Perfect Attendance?
Perfect Attendance means that a student attended all day every day of the school year. To have perfect attendance second semester, the student must have perfect attendance first semester as well. The school day begins at 8:10 A.M. and ends at 3:40 P.M. Classrooms open at 7:30 A.M.
ATTENDANCE RECOVERY PROGRAM
Now that we have almost finished our 1st 9 weeks, we will begin to implement our attendance recovery program for students who are not meeting attendance expectations. Any students with 10 or more absences (excused or unexcused) will be required to attend WITH a parent. Attendance recovery will take place on specific Saturdays from 9am-12pm. More information, to include a schedule, will be sent out to those students and their families. Any students who do not attend attendance recovery Saturdays will be at risk of retention. We want all of our students to be successful, but in order to do that we NEED them at school all day everyday!
Fire & Armor Bowl - Friday November 3, 2023
Join us for the 6th Annual Fire and Armor Bowl, this Friday at Dragon Stadium. The Southwest Dragons will play against the Southwest Legacy Titans at 7 p.m. in the traditional inner-district rivalry game. The winning campus for the Fire and Armor food project will also be announced at the game. Good Luck to both teams!
Register to attend the Parent Symposium - Saturday November 4, 2023
SVE Thanksgiving Luncheon - NO OUTSIDE FOOD - MUST Purchase a ticket!
Tickets went on sale Monday October 30, 2023. You may purchase tickets from the front office between 9:00- 2:00pm and 4:30pm-5:00pm (limit 2 tickets per family) through Monday November 6, 2023 OR until we sell out (100 tickets available). Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis, please plan accordingly. Each ticket is $5.00 for 1 plate.
- No outside food will be allowed on this day
In order to join your child(ren), you MUST have a ticket. Please see details below: Date: Thursday November 9, 2023 Time: During your child(ren)’s designated lunch time (please see attached lunch schedule). If you have children in multiple grade levels, you will join each of them during their lunch time and we ask that you leave the cafeteria to make room for other parents and then return for your other child(ren)’s lunch.
Please allow your child to remain the rest of the day. Remember for perfect attendance incentives students must be here all day, everyday! Which means NO tardies and NO early check outs! Thank you!
See the Lunch Schedule below 👇👇👇👇👇
Fall Picture Day
SVE Fall Fest/60th Celebration
SWISD STEM Extravaganza
SVE Family Night
Fall Break - No School
DISTRICT POLICY - You MUST bring your ID!
Visitors to campuses are required to have their picture IDs available at all times. Parents will not be allowed entry past the front offices of each campus, nor will they be allowed to meet with or sign out a student without a picture ID. In case of parent emergencies, when someone other than the parent picks up a student, that individual must be listed on the approved emergency contact list AND have a valid picture ID. Phone or text verifications will not be accepted. To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, proper identification and parent permission granted on the emergency contact list are the only ways to prevent unauthorized individuals from picking up students.
Student Early Check Outs
Late Afternoon Check-outs
To ensure a safe and smooth dismissal daily, the district has designated late afternoon check-out times for all campuses. For elementary campuses, 3:00 p.m. is the latest that a parent may sign out a student before dismissal. Any special circumstances may be discussed with and approved by the campus administration.
Lunch visits will be allowed on the student’s birthday and once a month on a day that the campus principal designates for a special occasion related to district/campus goals, including student achievement, attendance, and customer service. Parents may only bring lunch for their child. Sharing meals and offering lunch to other students is not permitted. (Perfect Attendance/Student of the Month)
SWISD Transportation Information
Every Day Counts! If you're not here, you're not learning!
We owe it to our children to prioritize attendance: It's what our children NEED and DESERVE! Attendance is the #1 predictor in academic achievement.
Perfect Attendance Lunch Incentive is BACKKKKK!
Monthly Attendance Incentive...Lunch with your student.
If your child has perfect attendance for the month, you will receive a invitation for you to join your child for lunch.
- Guests MUST bring their ID to be scanned (District Policy)
- ID must clear in our system (if a guest is NOT cleared through the system, they will NOT be able to join the student for lunch)
- Limit 2 guests
- During your child's regular scheduled lunch time (see times below 👇 )
- Choose any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the month!
- NO lunch visits on Fridays
- Outside lunch is allowed on the day you join your child for lunch
***This incentive is an exception to the NO OUTSIDE food policy***
No Lunch Drop Offs
In order to maximize instructional time, students must bring their lunch with them from home or eat the free lunch provided by the school cafeteria! No lunch drop offs throughout the school day will be allowed.
Cupcakes are allowed this year! They must be store bought!
Cupcakes are NOT allowed per Pre-K and Head start guidelines.
1) no early check outs after 3:00pm (district policy);
2) you MUST bring your ID to check out students or visit the campus. NO EXCEPTIONS (district safety policy); Passports are an acceptable proof of ID. Photos of your ID on your phone is NOT acceptable.
3) we are documenting tardies (after 8:10am);
4) please stay in your vehicle during drop-off/pick up. For safety, students need to enter the vehicle on the passenger side.
5) No student drop offs prior to 7:30am. We do not have staff on duty to monitor students.
6) 1:00pm: latest time to call and make changes to afternoon transportation.
Warning Bell 8:05am
Instruction Begins 8:10am
Dismissal Begins 3:40pm