Principal's Corner

Jerry HancockFrom Mr. Jerry Hancock, Sam Houston Principal:


(updated August 6, 2020)

2020 DATES TO REMEMBER & IMPORTANT INFO

Thank you Sam Houston family for making this little school a success on every level. 

WE ARE ENGINEERED FOR SUCCESS!


A NEW MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL:

August 6, 2020
Click the link below for a chance to read a book from the Principal's Library.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aMRnp_L0sF61hK9N0_TQmnIOCxkGsxwy/view?usp=sharing


August 2, 2020

Start Up Information for Sam Houston Elementary

You can find the Marshall ISD Start Up Plan at the following link:https://marshallisd.com/misdreopening

Please know that our number one priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff as well as provide the best instruction possible for every student during this continued uncertain time.

We want to make you aware of several important pieces of information going forward to help you plan for the upcoming school year. Please note the following:

  1. All students will come to Sam Houston from one of two ways. By bus or through carpool. We will not have any WALKUP SERVICE this school year for arrivals or dismissals. Bus riders will enter through the front door and car riders will enter through the new Kinder wing entrance in the back. All traffic will again come SOUTH on Indian Springs Road and turn RIGHT onto E. Travis Street in the carpool line.
  2. We will be unable to open car doors for you going forward as we try to provide a safe, contact-free environment for our adults each day. Make sure you have practiced opening those car doors with your children.
  3. We will use Skyward, Remind101, Facebook, our call out system, email, and Principal’s Corner on our Sam Houston website (http://sh.marshallisd.com/) to communicate with parents and guardians. If you have a blended/extended family or special circumstance in which multiple adults need to receive information about the student it is your responsibility to enter this information into Skyward and to communicate that with the classroom teacher. 
  4. The best source of campus information is on our website at Principal’s Corner. It is updated often.  http://sh.marshallisd.com/
  5. SH will not have any after school activities this year. This includes Boys & Girls Club.
  6. We will have virtual “Meet the Teacher Nights” this year. These will occur the week of August 10. Video links and other information will be provided. This information is not exhaustive due to the COVID-19 situation and will be adjusted to meet the needs of our students and campus. If you have questions about any of the COVID-19 protocols for MISD you can ask your questions at reentry2020@marshallisd.com.

Thank you in advance for your patience this year and your support. We look forward to seeing our Sam Houston FamILY again soon.

#ITMatters

July 22, 2020

Start Up Information for Sam Houston Elementary

You can find the Marshall ISD Start Up Plan at the following link: https://marshallisd.com/misdreopening

Please know that our number one priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff as well as provide the best instruction possible for every student during this continued uncertain time.

We want to make you aware of several important pieces of information going forward to help you plan for the upcoming school year. Please note the following:

  1. All students will come to Sam Houston from one of two ways. By bus or through carpool. We will not have any WALKUP SERVICE this school year for arrivals or dismissals. Bus riders will enter through the front door and car riders will enter through the new Kinder wing entrance in the back. 
  2. We will be unable to open car doors for you going forward as we try to provide a safe, contact-free environment for our adults each day.
  3. We will use Skyward, Remind101, Facebook, our call out system, email, and Principal’s Corner on our Sam Houston website (http://sh.marshallisd.com/) to communicate with parents and guardians. If you have a blended/extended family or special circumstance in which multiple adults need to receive information about the student it is your responsibility to enter this information into Skyward and to communicate that with the classroom teacher. 
  4. The best source of campus information is on our website at Principal’s Corner. It is updated often.  http://sh.marshallisd.com/
  5. Sam Houston will not have any after school programs for the first semester. This includes Boys & Girls Club.
  6. We will have virtual “Meet the Teacher Nights” this year. More information should be available soon as to how this will be shared with our SH family. 

This information is not exhaustive due to the COVID-19 situation and will be adjusted to meet the needs of our students and campus. Our plan is to have more Back to School information to you on Friday July 31, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your patience this year and your support. We look forward to seeing our Sam Houston FamILY again soon.

#ITMatters

July 6, 2020

We want to say a big "Howdy" to our new Kinder friends for the 2020-2021 school year. We are so excited that you are going to be with us at Sam Houston in August. We look forward to meeting you all! Parents please note that we are unable to accept class/teacher requests. All of our teachers are the very best at what they do and each one will provide the best experience possible for your child. Thank you for your support and again "WELCOME"!

June 24, 2020
Parents we are still attempting to recover our library books that are in your possession. You can drop them off any Monday- Thursday at the campus between 8am - 4pm. We have a container out front for your convenience. 
Information on events for the fall semester will be published by July 31 on our campus calendar, SH Facebook, and here on Principal's Corner.
It is critical that you sign up for your child's classroom and grade-level Remind101 when school starts. Remind101, Facebook, call outs, and Principal's Corner will be our primary sources of communication going forward. 
Be safe. Be healthy.

May 26, 2020
This Thursday May 28 between 8am and 4:30pm will be the final Thursday to turn in your library books at Sam Houston. Please make sure you get your library books returned this Thursday.
Information on events for the fall semester will be published by July 31 on our campus calendar, SH Facebook, and here on Principal's Corner.
Have a great week everyone!

May 14, 2020
Please use the link below to access the Parent Involvement Survey results. Thank you to all the parents that took the time to participate.
https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/1CrD_2pbHaucAdf5r2d2NunKOEHTZXf8FIpQ7KkbciuI/viewanalytics


May 1, 2020
Sam Houston friends we need your help. We will be collecting your library books starting next Thursday, May 7 from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Please place them on the cart provided at the front door of the school. We will do this every Thursday from May 7 - Thursday May 28. (We will not collect on any Thursday that it is raining).
#ITMATTERS
#TurnThoseBooksIn!

April 30, 2020
Good afternoon Sam Houston Family.
We hope you are all doing well and are staying healthy. Please know that all of us at Sam Houston miss each of your dearly. We all look forward to getting back together soon. 

Important announcements for today are:
1. Progress reports are available for your viewing on Skyward. 
2. On Friday May 1 at 5:30 we are hosting our Sam Houston Carpool in our regular drop off area. Please drive thru if you can and allow us to wave at your families and see all those smiling faces. This will be a contact free event as we must follow all safety guidelines provided to us. 
3. We will be releasing information soon regarding the return of library books to the campus and other year end information. 

Please stay healthy and safe and know that each of you matter!
Go Mavs!


RE: Grading Policy for Sam Houston for the 6th Six Weeks Grading Period

Parents,

I am hopeful that this finds you and your families healthy and safe. As I have shared before nothing is more important than that. Please know that I pray for you and your families daily for your health and safety.

As we continue to navigate through this new “normal” in education we are doing our best to provide you with important, up to date information as soon as we can make it available.

I want to share how we will be calculating your child’s grade for the 6th six weeks grading period.

  1. For all core subjects you will see 3 (three) daily grades.
  2. The first grade will come from your child’s Final FIRST Semester Grade in the class.
  3. The other 2 (two) grades will be taken from your child’s online learning assignments from April 6 – May 28. It is important that your child participates in the online learning.
  4. Specials classes (PE, Art, Music) will use your child’s Final FIRST Semester Grade as the only and final grade for the 6th Six Weeks grading period.
  5. Kindergarten report cards will mirror what was posted for the 5th six weeks.

The Final FIRST Semester Grade will be recorded in the gradebook as “MOY Progress”. The online learning assignments will be recorded as “Online Assignment”.

Again, I urge you to not add stress to yourself or your child by spending hours daily doing “home schooling”. Our goal is to get through this time together safely and keep our kids engaged in the online learning. In no way should this dominate your time or priorities.

I miss and love all of our kids. I can't wait to get back at Sam Houston with everyone.

Principal,

Mr. Hancock


Link to the Sam Houston Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/samhoustonelementaryschool/

Link to MISD page for COVID-19 Updates: https://marshallisd.com/c_l_o_s_u_r_e_u_p_d_a_t_e_s
  

 •Volunteering is simple at SH. We have many easy ways for you to serve. Please use the following link to sign up:

 https://skyfin.marshallisd.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsFin/rappljoblst484.w?hqrbgrtid=36359

You will apply for the "Volunteer" position.
We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the school day and at any skill level. Once the paperwork is completed and approved we will call you gladly drop you into a spot. 
You must also have this on file to attend any field trips with our students.

•Please be sure to follow drop off and pick up traffic expectations.

Doors open at SH at 7:15. Do not drop your student off before 7:15.

Elementary school times for 2019-20 are 7:50 - 3:21.

•Breakfast ends at 7:50.

•Your student is tardy at 7:55.

•If you are dropping your student off after 7:55 you must come to the front door with your student to check them in.

Early checkout cutoff for 2020-21 is 2:50.

•Transportation changes must be complete by 2:00pm. If we do not have verification from a parent for a change your child will take their normal mode of transportation home.


Early release day dismissal time will be 12:20pm.

•All students will eat breakfast and lunch at no charge to the student for the 2020-21 school year.

The campus office can be reached at 903-927-8860. 

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and OUR CAMPUS CALENDAR FOR IMPORTANT WEEKLY UPDATES ON EVENTS, TIMES AND LOCATIONS.

GO MAVS!


 

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