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Dear CISD Families,
As we conclude the last few weeks of April, I want to thank our community for your support during our closure due to COVID-19. Though last week’s announcement that our schools will be closed until the end of the school year was tough, this is the right decision to protect the health of our students, educators and support staff.
I also appreciate those in the Coppell ISD community who joined Board President Thom Hulme and myself for our Facebook Live yesterday. In case you missed it, you can view an archive of the event at www.facebook.com/coppellisd.
This school year marks CISD’s 60th Birthday, though we don’t look a day over 30. Next week, we will be celebrating our 60th Birthday virtually with a number of at-home activities. The week will culminate in an at-home Birthday Bash May 1. I hope you will order dinner from some of our partners offering special deals in honor of our birthday and then join us for some interactive celebrations via social media next Friday.
I want to conclude by sharing that even though we cannot interact in person, CISD still is here for our community during our current situation. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselor if you are in need. We also have social and emotional resources for you at www.coppellisd.com/coronavirus. We are committed to taking care of our student's social and emotional needs as well as their academic needs.Sincerely,
Dr. Brad Hunt
CISD’s own Chopped Jr. Champion Cole Householder, a 7th grade student at CMS East, shares his hobby of cooking with Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt in the latest Hobbies with Hunt video. Hobbies with Hunt is a virtual video series where students can teach Dr. Hunt all about their hobby.
Celebrate CISD's 60th Birthday Help CISD celebrate its 60th anniversary virtually by participating in these activities the week of April 27-May 1. Our activities will culminate in a Virtual Birthday Bash May 1.
Monday, April 27 — Sidewalk Chalk message to CISD wishing a Happy Birthday
Tuesday, April 28 — Sing or Play Happy Birthday to CISD
Wednesday, April 29 — Bake CISD a Happy Birthday Cake or Cupcakes
Thursday, April 30 — Make a Birthday Card for CISD or color the CISD Coloring Page
Friday, May 1 — Birthday Bash special meal deal from our community partners.
Transfer Applications Due Today Transfer applications are available online at www.coppellisd.com/transfer. Please email all documents and the application to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can mail the documentation and application to:
Coppell ISD c/s Transfers
200 S. Denton Tap Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019.
Please know the deadline is today at 5 p.m. This is not a first come, first served process, as all applications are evaluated equally and not by the order of submission.
Meals Adding Breakfast Starting April 27 Starting April 27, CISD will offer take-home breakfast with each of our lunches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Breakfast meals will be passed out at the same time as lunch and are meant for consumption the following day. Please reach out to your child’s counselor, if you need further needs concerning food or other assistance.
Learn more at go.coppellisd.com/ClosureMeals
Virtual Board Meeting April 27 CISD will host its Regular Board Meeting virtually on Monday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
You can view the agenda at go.coppellisd.com/BoardAgenda and watch the meeting live at go.coppellisd.com/BoardMeetingLiveVideo.
To speak during Open Forum at the meeting, visit go.coppellisd.com/April27OpenForumCard to complete a request card.
AP Exam Update If your child is taking an online Advanced Placement (AP) exam, please view the following Parent Webinar from The College Board: View Recording Here.
AP Exams will be administered May 11 to 22.
The revised AP exam schedule can be found here.
Learn more at go.coppellisd.com/APExamUpdate.
Enrollment Reminder Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is underway. Parents and guardians of returning students should have received an email from PowerSchool with a “snapcode” last week.
If you did not receive this email, please email email@example.com.
Reminder, your school in PowerSchool will show as your zoned campus, as transfer application decisions will be shared by May 22, 2020.
Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now underway at go.coppellisd.com/Kindergarten20-21. Information about Pre-K enrollment, including details about qualifications, can be found at www.coppellisd.com/prek.
Though testing dates for 2020-2021 have not yet been determined, those interested can fill out the form available on that site.
Lunch Balance Request If your child is graduating or not returning to CISD for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the form at go.coppellisd.com/2020LunchBalanceForm to request a refund, donate your balance or transfer it to a sibling or friend. If your child is returning, your lunch balance will carry over to the next school year. CHS Prom Refunds Refunds for the Coppell High School Senior Prom are starting to be processed. Checks will be mailed to those that paid via cash or check. For those that paid via SchoolPay, the refund will be processed back to the credit card used for the payment. Families should expect refunds before May 8.
Social and Emotional Resources for Families The social and emotional needs of our families are a high priority during these unprecedented times.
In addition to the information shared from your child’s school counselor or administration, CISD has resources and tips about dealing with stress during this time at www.coppellisd.com/coronavirus.
This link from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some great suggestions on coping and stress www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Coppell Wrestling Team Read Aloud Library
Instead of flipping opponents on the mat, the Coppell Wrestling team is now using Flipgrid to read aloud to CISD students. Under the leadership of Coach Chip Lowery, the Coppell Wrestling Team has created a Flipgrid that features the team reading out loud picture books, chapter books and books for older readers. The team has recorded more than 70 hours of reading content for our students to access at home.
Visit go.coppellisd.com/WrestlingFlipgridInstructions for instructions to access the Flipgrid, which is available at https://flipgrid.com/wralibrary.
East Earth Day Video Places 2nd in Nation
“The Ocean’s Story” Earth Day video created by CMS East students Zahra Shaikhali, Arya Agashe and Nehal Singh has won 2nd place in the Inaugural Redford Center Earth Day Stories contest.
The Redford Center is an environmental film and media nonprofit co-founded by movie star and director Robert Redford and his son James. The center launched the Redford Center Stories, an environmental storytelling contest for middle school students with hundreds of videos submitted from across the U.S. this year. Led by science teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Jodie Deinhammer the video uses clever animation and fast-paced rhyme to tell the tale of how one plastic straw journeys from factory to trash to ocean. By way of a beach clean-up, the straw is ultimately saved, recycled and reused. The film ends with the line, “We only have one world, let’s make it a better place.”
The video can be viewed at go.coppellisd.com/EastRedfordVideo and begins at the 1:30 mark.
Lariette & Silver Stars Zoom Prep Classes
Learn what you need to know for drill team tryouts from Lariette Officers and Directors via Zoom Prep Classes
April 28, April 30 and May 5 and May 7 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Visit www.chslariettes.com for details.
Education Foundation Update The Coppell ISD Education Foundation has cancelled its Recognition Banquet (April 20), Run to Fund (May 9) and Interactive Institute (June 15-18).
U.S. Census Forms in the Mail If you haven’t filled it out online, you should receive the mail-in version of the census form this week.
The census is short and easy — 10 questions, 10 minutes, that’s it. Fill it in and mail it or head over to www.2020Census.gov to make your future better. Your future self will thank you.
April 24 - Transfer Application Deadline
April 27 - Virtual Regular Board Meeting 5 p.m.
April 27 - May 1 - Celebrate CISD’s 60th Anniversary Virtual Activities
May 1 - CISD’s 60th Anniversary Virtual Birthday Bash
May 4 - 8 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4 - Board Workshop 5 p.m.
May 11 - Board Workshop 5 p.m
May 18 - Regular Board Meeting
In this Issue:
Coppell has created a webpage with information and resources regarding COVID-19 as provided by the CDC. This page is regularly updated with information on Coppell-related impacts as well as resources on how to support local businesses.
Visit coppelltx.gov/coronavirus for news, Council orders and actions, facility closures, restaurant information and more!
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