|CNA Meeting on 1/23|
SST Sugar Land will be working on our Campus Needs Assessment (C.N.A.) plan. We have finished working with 8 subcommittees towards addressing our campus' priorities. We will be finalizing our C.N.A. for the school year of 2019 - 2020 school year. We are kindly inviting each and everyone in this process.
This process is very important for us to prepare for our Campus Improvement Plan.
The date and the time of the meeting will be as follows: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 3:35 PM-4:15 PM. In Ms. Smith's room at SST Sugar Land.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP through the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/0NqhZQkWCHmymudM2
|Coffee with the Principal!|
SST Sugar Land will be hosting Coffee with the Principal next week in order for parents to ask any questions as well as get to know part of our administration team better! If you plan to attend the event we ask that you please fill out the following RSVP form no later than Monday, January 20, 2019, at 3 p.m.: https://goo.gl/forms/1Z1MOeIxYbA0IRd12
We will be having Coffee with the Principal on two different days and the schedule will be as follows:
PK thru 1st Grade Parents: Tuesday, 1/22/2019 from 8:10 AM. To 9:00 AM.
2nd thru 6th Grade Parents: Thursday, 1/24/2019 from 8:10 AM. To 9:00 AM.
|Month of Respect|
As you know, every month we choose a different character trait to foster in and out of the classroom and for the month of January the chosen Character Trait is…..Respect!!!
For the month of Respect, every week a different student will be awarded the title of being the most respectful student of the week! These students will receive a certificate presented to them by the Principal.
In addition, homerooms will be creating an Anchor Chart to display their daily acts of respect! Click here to see a video of one of our classes starting on their anchor chart: http://bit.ly/2Co846S
|Award Ceremony Overview & Pictures!|
As you know, we had our Second Quarter & First Semester Award Ceremony on Friday, January 11, 2019. We want to thank parents and guardians for coming and showing support for their children as they were rewarded for their achievements!
We have posted the pictures from the Ceremony on our Facebook. To look at the pictures by grade please click on the appropriate link below:
1st Grade: http://bit.ly/2ClWLMC
Second Grade: http://bit.ly/2McTdkr & http://bit.ly/2Fz90Zn
5th Grade: http://bit.ly/2DaSNbl
6th Grade: http://bit.ly/2M9Yol7
|Ambassador Luncheon Overview
Ambassador Luncheon Overview|
Every month, a different student from each grade is chosen to serve as the class ambassador for the month. Last Friday, January 11, 2019, we had our monthly Ambassador Luncheon during which the ambassadors had lunch with the Principal and their teacher while discussing the responsibilities that come with being the ambassador!
Our main goal through this program is to help students develop leadership skills and create an atmosphere where every student feels accepted and important. Here are pictures from the January Ambassador Luncheon!
|Jean's Day Friday's! Pay for the Semester!|
In order to raise money for student & school activities while giving students the opportunity to wear jeans to school, SST Sugar Land will be doing $1 Jeans Days on Fridays!
After calculating the number of Friday's in the semester (excluding Spring break & Easter holiday), we have 17 Fridays left making the semesterly cost to wear jeans on Friday's, $17. Parents can make the payment to the front office with a credit card or check.
|WELCOME BACK TO OUR SCHOOL! HAPPY NEW YEAR!|
Dear SST Sugar Land Learning Community,
We want to welcome you back to our school system.
Please pay close attention to the following important reminders. We wish you a happy new year!
|BREAKFAST & LUNCH|
Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of $1.75 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Each student is provided a lunch account on to which money may be deposited. Households are encouraged to pay towards their child’s lunch balance in SchoolCafé. To learn more about SchoolCafé, please visit their website: www.schoolcafe.com. To register for an account, please use this link: https://www.schoolcafe.com/register.
You will find this campus name under the RIVERWALK SST DISCOVERY district. If you need help, please call the school and ask to speak with the Lunch Clerk.
Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to -$10.00. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk. If a student is later approved for free meals, he/she will begin receiving meals immediately. However, the household is still responsible for paying the negative account balance.
If you are not able to pay for breakfast & lunch online at School Cafe, you may pay at the front office.
You can come to have lunch with your child ONCE a month at most. The front office will provide you with a badge.
As authorized by state law and the school’s charter, students are required to wear uniforms to school.
Please make sure students are NOT WEARING JEANS or HOODIES to school. Only jackets with zippers are allowed so that the uniform shirt is VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES.
If a student arrives at school out of uniform, the student’s parent(s) will be called to bring a change of clothes. The student will not be allowed to attend class until he or she is appropriately dressed. Any class time missed will be counted as an unexcused absence. The school reserves the right to determine and restrict unbecoming styles. Violations of the school’s uniform policy and grooming standards will result in incremental disciplinary action.
Please refer to page 13-14 of the handbook attached at the bottom of the newsletter.
Dismissal is from 3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m during which parents must wait in the pick-up line.
When picking up your child, come from the SECOND ENTRANCE (further down on Clodine).
If it is after 3:35, parents MUST walk into the front office and pick up their student.
NO students will be released from the front office between 3:00 - 3:35 P.M.
At 3:35 p.m., students will be sent to the front office by the teacher. You are welcome to come in and wait for them before 3:35, but you will need to wait until they are sent to the front.
If you forget your Car Tag, you will need to pick your child up from the front office at 3:35.
If you pick up your child anytime AFTER 3:50 p.m, it will be considered A LATE PICKUP and you will have to come in and pay a fee of $10 each time you pick up your child late. Please refer to page number 12 of the handbook for rules about late pick-up. *Handbook attached at the bottom of the newsletter.*
If you LOSE your car tag, you can PAY $2 for a new one in the front office.
Please refer to page 12 of the student handbook attached at the bottom of this newsletter for any additional questions about Dismissal.
When a student must be absent from school, parents are asked to call the school each day the student will be absent. Upon returning to school, it is mandatory that the student bring a note from a parent explaining the absence. The Principal or designated school administrator will have final approval as to if the absence will be excused. Notes must be received within three days of the absence or the absence will be unexcused
Tardiness interrupts instructional time. Students should be inside the classroom by the school’s announced start time. If a student is more than 20 minutes late to any class, he/she will be counted absent for the period. A student arriving after this time must first report to the front office and obtain a tardy slip.
To receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90% of the days the class is offered. These include both excused and unexcused absences.
A student who attends for at least 75 percent, but fewer than 90% of the days the class may be referred to a campus Attendance Review Committee to determine whether there are extenuating circumstances for the absences and how the student can regain credit.
If a student attends fewer than 75% of class days, they will NOT receive credit in a class. No exceptions.
Please refer to page 9-11 of the student handbook attached at the bottom of this newsletter for any additional questions about attendance.
NO parents allowed past front office unless they have a scheduled appointment (scheduled AT LEAST one day in advance)
No parents will be allowed in our cafeteria or hallway during instruction time (7:15 AM-3:30 PM) unless parents have scheduled a meeting with teachers or are joining to attend a school event.
NO Parent allowed past the front office without a BADGE
Chaperone Rules for Field Trips
You have to provide your own transportation.
Kids who are NOT students cannot be present on the field trip
You MUST fill out a Parent Volunteer form and be on the approved Parent Volunteer List.
|GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Announcement!|
School of Science and Technology-Sugar Land is now accepting gifted and talented nominations for all SST enrolled students in grades K-6 for gifted and talented screening process. If your student is enrolled in the 2018-19 school year and would like to be considered for GT testing, please fill out the nomination form located in the front office. Forms must be returned to the front office no later than Feb. 8, 2018. New Students and any other students who tested in the fall of 2018 this school year are NOT eligible for testing in the Spring. You must wait 1 full year in order to be retested
For more information about the screening and identification process, please contact your school's GT Coach email@example.com
Parent Nomination Form English Please Click Here.
Parent Nomination Form Spanish Please Click Here.
In order to be ON TIME, parents must DROP OFF students between 7:15 - 7:42 a.m.
Parents must DROP OFF students in the drop off line at the OTHER END of the school.
At 7:42 a.m. the back doors will be closed. If you are dropping off your child past 7:42 it is considered LATE. You must park in the visitor parking lot, bring your child inside, and sign them in. The student will receive a tardy slip and be escorted to class.
When dropping off students late, DO NOT park in the Red Zone area near the playground and the ramp. YOU MUST PARK IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING LOT.
Breakfast will ONLY be served from 7:15 - 7:35 a.m. After 7:35 a.m. NO BREAKFAST will be served.
|School of Science and Technology - Sugar Land 2019 Enrollment|
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|Hurry! Don't lose your spot! Free dress if done by december 7th!|
We are approaching the end of the semester! We have had such a great semester with the students and we cannot wait to see the great things they will do next semester!
We will be starting re-enrollment for the 2019-20 school year December 1st and it will continue until January 25th, 2019. You will be receiving a packet home with your student that will show you how to enroll them for the next school year. You will be able to do this manually or online through skyward. It is very crucial that re-enrollment is finished by the parent. Late applicants for re-enrollment after January 25th, 2019 will need to reapply and go through the regular enrollment application process and the lottery. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-277-7923.
IF YOU SUBMIT YOUR RE-ENROLLMENT FORM BY FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE DRESS ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12TH.
Thank you for your diligence!
Go Bright Dolphins!
The online link for the Application for Re-enrollment will be active on Saturday, December 1 st . Go to your Family Access through Skyward and fill out the Re-Enrollment Online Form. You will have the option to upload your proof of residency online or submit it to the school’s registrar at email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation email that your application for re-enrollment has been received if a valid email address was provided. If you do not intent on re-enrolling your child to campus for the 2019-2020 school year, please indicate this on the form.
Enclosed you will find a 2019-2020 an Application for Re-enrollment. Please complete the form and submit it to your school’s registrar with your current proof of residency. You will receive a confirmation receipt from the registrar that the school has received your application for re-enrollment. If you do not intend on re-enrolling your child at SST Sugar Land for the 2019-2020 school year, please fill out the bottom portion of the form and submit it to the school’s registrar.
Proof of residency
A proof of residency can be a utility bill, cell phone bill, lease agreement, etc. (a complete list of proof of residency can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook on page 11-see the attachment please).
Please note that your proof of residency must have a physical residential address on it, no P.O. Boxes will be accepted
|SST Sugar Land Referral Program|