The Prairie Pulse

DPES Family Newsletter - November 2020

Please be sure to revisit for updates throughout November!

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Tomball ISD - Where we focus on Social-Emotional well-being of our staff, students and families, High Quality Instruction, and Collaboration to ensure on learning for all of our Tomball ISD students.


The district continues to provide tremendous resources available to students, teachers, and parents. Please be sure to check out the link by clicking on the button above.

Picture Day

Picture Day - November 17th- Click here



This will the picture that will go into our school yearbook.

TVS Families - please be sure to check your 11/6/20 email for a sign-up for Pictures and protocol and procedures that day.

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ATTENDANCE MATTERS: Consistent attendance is one of the keys to academic success. Parents can help their children succeed by ensuring their attendance, except when illness or extreme family emergencies occur. When absences are necessary, a signed Parent note of explanation is required. In the case of a medical appointment, proper documentation from a physician/dentist would be needed. All notes need to be received in the attendance office within 3 days of the occurrence.

 TARDY POLICY: An unexcused tardy occurs when a student enters the school after the 8:40 am bell rings or leaves early from school before the dismissal bell rings at 4:05pm. A doctor or dentist appointment with proper documentation is not considered a tardy. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.

 ABSENCES: Please call the Attendance office at 281-357-3134 ext.3009 or email when your child will be absent. Please note a call does not excuse the absence. When your child returns to school please provide appropriate documentation as listed above.

Thank you,

Kristen Lee

Assistant Principal


CONTACT INFORMATION: Please keep all information updated.

  • Are your phone numbers current?
  • Is your email accurate?
  • Do you have emergency persons listed?
  • Is your address correct?

Any of the bullets above can be corrected and/or updated by contacting the registrar’s office. Changing your address requires a current Proof of Residency to be on file per District policy. Current Proof of Residency can be one of the following: A current lease in your name is required if reside at a rental property. A current utility bill, property tax statement, or closing documents are required if you own the property in which you reside. If you are living with a family member or friend you are required to complete a District Affidavit. Please call the Registrar’s office at 281-357-3134 ext.3009 for further details on an Affidavit or questions regarding any of the above.

F2F students - Please be sure to return notes to excuse absences with 3 days of return.

TVS students - Please be sure to email our registrar your absence excuse within 3 days of return.


You should now be able to access your student's report cards via Home Access Center.

We just wanted to remind parents that this year, Tomball ISD is going paperless for all Progress Reports and Report Cards. You can find progress reports and report card grades in the Home Access Center program. Please go into your child’s HAC program and you will view the report card grades from there. The following are directions on how to use the HAC program:

1. Go to

2. Click on the grades tab in the middle of the page.

3. Click on the report card tab on the left side of the page.

If you are unable to access or need help with your login, please contact our registrar 281-357-3134 ext 3009

Thank you, Doris Torres, Registrar

Update from "Nurse Lance"

Students must screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a school bus or school. Please refer to the following Daily Health Screening for Students document.

Daily Health Screening for Students_English.pdf

The Clinic is in need of NEW (store packaged) underwear, and pants size 4,5,6,7.

Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions - Nurse Lance

Update on Face Mask Coverings

Car Rider Line Reminders

As a reminder -

  • We are asking that students sit in back seat when available.
  • Please be sure to have proper seating and safety restraints for all students.
  • To minimize touch and prevent spread of illness, we ask that you help in buckling your students in before exiting the car rider line.
  • If you need assistance, please let us know, but staff is focused on loading students into seats. We ask that parents please secure all safety restraints.

Afternoon Car Rider -

PLEASE Stay in your lane - switching of lanes throws of our process of sorting students and impedes the flow of car rider line.

Thanks for your help - Decker Prairie Car Rider Staff

Lost and Found - "Find it Friday"

  • Don't forget to have your student check our "Find it Friday" tables each Friday.
  • Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of each nine weeks. The second marking period ends Dec 20th.
  • It is important that you label everything that goes to school. Any items with names, will be returned to owners, before they are donated.
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Spirit Nights

Every Wednesday- Lindo Acapulco

Nov 12th Papa Johns

Oct 19-Nov 12th -Order Online for Pick-up @ Texas Roadhouse Nov 19th -21st from 12-5pm; TEXAS ROADHOUSE - Salesperson: cougars

Rudolph's Light Show DPES Spirit Night- Drive thru lights experience (More information forthcoming)

Annual Food Drive

We will begin collecting nonperishable food items for our annual food drive starting Thursday, November 5th until Thursday November 19th. This drive will help support families in need of resources for the holiday season and throughout the year. Donations will be made to the Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministry from Decker Prairie Elementary. We look forward to your donations!


Nov 3 - No School (Election Day)

Nov 5 - Nov 19 - Annual Food Drive

Nov 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

(See Spirit Nights above)


TVS & F2F Families - Continue to check Home Access Center for updates on grades (Grades 2-4) throughout the school year.

All DPES Families - Stay Updated!

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