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    Weekly Newsletter

    January 20 - 24, 2020

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    UPDATE for 2019-2020: MMS students need to sign up for the Late Bus using the following link or scanning the QR code located in their teacher's classroom by 5pm the day prior to riding the late bus.

    CLICK HERE to Sign Up for the LATE BUS 


    All student checkouts must be done before 3:15pm. It is required to have a photo ID when checking out your student. We are not able to release students to parents/guardians without a photo ID.


    Food deliveries from any delivery service are prohibited on campus. We can only accept food from parents/family members for their student only. Parents are not allowed to bring food for other students. 


    Please take a moment to review our policy for students riding home on a bus with another student:

    • A note is needed from both parties; the student that is going home with a friend AND a note from the friend's parent.
    • Both notes must have a parent signature and a phone number.
    • The campus will contact both parties for verification. Notes can be provided ahead of time for verification.
    • Students will not be allowed to go home with their friend on the bus if we have not had verbal confirmation from both parties.

    If you are unable to receive phone calls at work, please email Beatrice.Garcia@hayscisd.net (front office receptionist) and/or myself James.Cruz@hayscisd.net. You can also text me at 512-698-7007.

    I appreciate everyone’s understanding with this policy. Please let me know if you have any questions, I will be happy to assist you. 


    For a brief introduction to SRP (Standard Response Protocol) in English click here

    For a brief introduction to SRP (Standard Response Protocol) in Spanish click here

    To learn more detailed information about SRP and the iloveuguys foundation, please visit www.iloveuguys.org

    SRP Parent Handout  

    SRP Directives


     

    This year we are using a system called HERO this year that will keep track of tardy/no id/cell phone violations. We also use this system for Tiger Tickets and positive behavior. Parents are able to keep track of their students tardy/no id violations as well as how many tiger tickets they have earned. Here are the directions: 

    1. You must create an account on the computer first before downloading the ap. Please go to https://herok12.com/. Click on sign in (top right corner)
    2. After clicking sign in, click on the picture that says parents
    3. Click on create an account
    4. Hit submit after filling out the information
    5. Click add a student
    6. Click “no” when the message ask if you have a code
    7. Fill out your child information
    • After you have followed these steps, you can download the AP.
    • Type in your search “HeroK12”. Download the HERO AP that is a blue color (it will say students).

    Please let me know if you need any assistance.


    Updated Cell Phone Policy

    Parents: Our district has adopted a new 2018-2019 cell phone policy. 

    Please visit the link below to review the policy.

    Cell Phone Policy 


     

TIGER NEWS

DISTRICT NEWS

  • Moreno Named First Hays CISD Fine Arts Director

    Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Friday that Patty Moreno has been selected as the first-ever fine arts director for Hays Consolidated Independent School District. She is a career professional music educator with nearly 30 years of experience. By accepting the position in Hays CISD, Moreno is returning home to the school district where she started in the teaching profession. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Patty home,” said Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright. “She knows our district, she has a wealth of fine arts knowledge, and she has the passion it takes to keep our programs among the finest in the state.”

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  • Upcoming Public Forums Regarding Potential 2020 Bond

    The Board of Trustees will host three public forums regarding a potential, upcoming bond election for May 2020. [** Jan 11 - MMS ** Jan 13 - DMS ** Jan 15 - WMS **] The goal of the public forums during the development of a potential bond is for the Board of Trustees to listen to feedback regarding the proposed projects. Your comments and questions will assist the Board in deciding whether to call for a bond election and, if so, in formulating the final propositions that would appear on the ballot. Hays CISD is currently considering a bond election for May 2, 2020. The deadline to call for a May 2020 bond election is in February 2020. Click on the headline above to learn about the bond planning, the projects being considered, public forum agendas, procedures for speaking at the forum and/or submit your comments electronically.

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  • Navigate Your Future Night - MS & HS Students + Parents

    What: Navigate Your Future * Who: MS and HS students and their parents * Date: January 9, 2020 * Place: Performing Arts Center * Time: 6:00-8:10 pm * This event is open to all current Hays CISD 6th-11th grade students. Please mark your calendars to come hear this important information. Schedule = 6:00-6:40 PM Open Session includes: Introductions and Welcome, College credit opportunities for high school students. 6:50-8:10 PM - Rotate through sessions includes: Tips for college admission, financial aid-ways to pay for college, presented by TAMU and TXST Admissions * How to be a successful high school student (graduation requirements), presented by the Hays CISD Counseling Department * Understanding your PSAT 8 and PSAT/NMSQT scores, presented by Joy Philpott and the Hays CISD Advanced Academics Department. Click headline for more info.

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  • Hays CISD Gifted and Talented Referral Period Opens Nov. 1

    Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication. These skills are often evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity. Furthermore, these skills are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. Hays CISD campuses will accept referrals for gifted and talented services from November 1 - 22, 2019. Referrals can be made in two different ways. The first option is to complete an online referral form. The second option is to complete a paper referral. Copies of the paper referral form are available in the front office of each campus and should be returned to the campus counselor. Click headline to read more, access presentations and referral form.

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  • Honoring Our Veterans - Veterans Day 2019

    On Thursday, November 7th, Friday, November 8th, and Monday, November 11th, our campuses will be hosting a variety of events to honor our veterans. Please check with each campus to learn of their plans. Hays CISD employees serve the students of the school district with distinction and honor. Some have also answered the call to serve our nation. This webpage stands in tribute to those...

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