Negley Elementary School

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    Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    Click here to register your student for the 2023-2024 school year.

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    ****NEW THIS YEAR!**** 

    • Lost Student ID Badges must be replaced as soon as possible. The cost is $5.00 through Revtrak on the Negley website. 

    • No parent escort of students to their classrooms will occur. Visitors coming in for lunch or special events must sign in at the front desk with proper ID to receive their visitor sticker. 

    Bell Schedule: 

    • Doors open at 7:00 am. 

    • Breakfast is served until 7:25. 

    • School starts and the tardy bell rings at 7:30. The car rider line doors will close at 7:30 - You will need to drop your child off at the front of the school if you arrive after that. 

    • From 7:00 – 7:15 students may go to Shipyard in the gym or to the cafeteria for breakfast. 

    • Students may walk to class starting at 7:15. 


    • Attendance is taken at 10:00 am each morning.  If your student is not in the school at this time, they will be counted absent for the day. 

    • Anytime your student is absent, please send an email/doctor’s note to the attendance clerk, Deborah Wilson, at The note should include student’s name, student id#, date(s) of absence and reason for absence. Please note that we need an excuse anytime and for any reason your student is absent.  

    • If your student is absent due to fever, they must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication to be cleared to return to school. 

    • Doctor’s appointments are inevitable, but we do ask that doctor’s notes be provided for any absence resulting from one. **If your student is present on campus at any point during a school day, AND a doctor’s note is provided, the absence will be rescinded. 

    • Absences cannot be future coded. Anytime your student is absent, you will receive the automated attendance message (even if an email was sent before attendance was taken.) The attendance clerk will re-code absences after attendance is taken. 


    • Visitors can have lunch with students in the cafeteria, and MUST be on the student’s approved visitor list. You must stop at the front office with proper ID and receive your visitor sticker first. Report to the cafeteria to meet your child - only your child may sit with you – then check out with the front office when lunch has concluded. Classroom hallways are NOT OPEN to visitors during instructional time 7:30 – 2:55. 

    • The front office does not deliver. Your student will be called down from class to get any lunches, water bottles or forgotten items. Please LABEL all items with student’s name and teacher. 

    • We will NOT accept food from meal delivery services! Visitors may still bring restaurant food for their students. 



    • School gets out at 2:55 pm. 

    • Every family must choose ONE form of dismissal: Walker, Independent Walker, Car Rider, Bus, or After-School Care. If there are any variations to your student’s dismissal, these need to be on a SET SCHEDULE for the teacher to follow. 

    • Transportation changes are a LAST RESORT and will only be accepted for family emergencies/unforeseen circumstances. These are to be requested through Kaci in the front office by 2:00. 512-268-8501 or Teacher’s name must be included. 

    • The LATEST a student can be picked up early before dismissal is 2:15 pm. PLEASE PLAN DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS ACCORDINGLY. It is your responsibility to know the student’s teacher when picking them up. 

    • Students MUST be picked up by 3:15 at the latest. The Front Office closes at 3:30. 


    • Please contact your student’s teacher prior to bringing treats – they will give you classroom allergy info and class count. 

    • Parents cannot attend birthday celebrations in the classroom. Birthday treats will be handed out to students during the last 15 minutes of the day. Hays CISD recommends individually wrapped items (ex. Little Debbie treats). Homemade items will not be accepted. Please do not bring drinks! Balloons may NOT be taken into the school beyond the reception area. 

    • Parents are not allowed to bring food for other children for lunch – no “birthday pizza”, etc. for the class. This is strictly prohibited due to federal guidelines. 

    Cell Phone Policy: 

    Student use guidelines during the school day (7:00 AM-2:55 PM) 

    • Cell phones and Apple-type watch devices must be out of sight, on airplane mode, and in your child's backpack. 

    • Students will not have their cell phones out during class, passing periods, recess, or in the restroom. 

    • Students will not be allowed to call their parent on their phone/Apple watch during the school day. Students can use classroom telephones at the teacher’s discretion. If parents need to reach their child, they can leave a message at the front desk if it's urgent. 




    YMCA/Extend-a-Care – On site: 512-236-9622, 

    Rocking Horse Academy: 512-405-3700 

    Stepping Stone Kyle: 512-268-0123 

    Stepping Stone Plum Creek: 512-262-7409 

    Kyle Bright Beginnings: 512-312-4341 

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    Help Select the Cullen Elementary School Mascot & Colors

    We are excited to open the Cullen Elementary School mascot and school colors selection process. Parents, please share this link with your Negley students to help them participate. The Cullen mascot and school colors selection process is open to all Negley students, parents, and staff members. The survey is open until noon on Friday, February 16, 2024. Click headline above or "Read More" to submit your vote.

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    Free & Reduced Meal Application

    Applications for free or reduced price meals will be mailed out to all families each year. A self-addressed, stamped envelope will be provided for the return of the application form. You may also complete the application online in English or Spanish! Click headline to access additional information & the online application.

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    FREE Family Education Webinars - Youth Anxiety and Communication with Your Child

    Supporting Youth Mental Health - Fall Webinar Series ** Hays CISD has partnered with Daybreak Health to hold FREE workshop/webinar classes for Hays CISD families focused on supporting youth mental health. Facilitated by a clinical expert from Daybreak, these free virtual webinars will cover the following topics: Youth Anxiety| Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 6:00-7:00pm | and Communicating with Your Child | Wednesday March 27, 2024 |6:00-7:00pm | Click headline above or "Read More" to view details and to register for these free webinars!

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    Hays CISD Hires: Cullen ES Principal, Hays HS Head Football Coach, Chief Technology Officer

    Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Monday several high-level personnel decisions following approval from the Board of Trustees at its regular business meeting on January 22, 2024. Current Pfluger Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Lara was selected to become the first principal for Jim Cullen Elementary School, which will open in August. Mark Torres, current head football coach for Pebble Hills High School in El Paso, Texas, will become the athletic coordinator and head football coach for Hays High School. And, Alan Duerr, deputy chief technology officer for Hays CISD, has been promoted to chief technology officer.

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    Committee Recommends Names for Hays CISD Schools and Facilities That Honor Local Educators

    The school board-appointed 2023 Naming Committee, made up of community members, presented the first reading of its recommendation package at the Hays CISD Board of Trustees workshop meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023. The committee was empaneled in July to consider names for several new schools and district facilities. During an open nomination process from Friday, September 22, 2023, through Tuesday, October 10, 2023, district residents submitted more than 200 name nominations.

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    First Order of Business for Newly Revamped Hays Education Foundation: Fill State Education Funding Gaps

    It’s a new day for the Hays Education Foundation – a non-profit that was created to benefit Hays Consolidated Independent School District teachers and students. The Foundation has been working since the pandemic disruption to reinvent itself as an organization that can grow with the district and tackle a changing array of education funding needs. On Thursday, November 9, 2023, the Foundation will host a re-launch event and share its new plans. “The Foundation, a district partner since 1998, has provided valuable assistance to district teachers and students. The first 25 years were successful for the early 21st century Hays CISD. However, with no sign of student population growth slowing, and increasingly uncertain education funding from the state, it’s time to reassess, retool, and remake the Foundation into an organization that can serve Hays CISD for the next 25 years,” said Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright. Click headline or “Read More” for the rest of the article.

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