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Dear CISD Families,
I want to briefly share where we are in our return to school planning for the upcoming school year. As discussed during our Board Workshop Monday, our school calendar for 2020-2021 remains in place as is, with the options to make changes as needed. A subset of our Calendar Committee has reviewed our current calendar and believes we have enough flexibility to make adjustments, if needed. Any changes will be communicated in as much advanced notice as possible. We also have formed a Return to School Task Force to help our district shape what the next school year will look like. Input from our families is a crucial part of our planning process, so I encourage you to complete the survey at go.coppellisd.com/ReturnSchoolSurvey by June 15. We are using this feedback, along with local, state and federal guidelines, to assist us with our return to school planning. We know information can change quickly, so we also have created the website www.coppellisd.com/returntoschool, which has important messages and updates from us about the next school year.
I want to end by saying that my message last week is just the beginning of crucial conversations and actions from our district regarding diversity, especially addressing needs of our African American students and families. In case you weren’t aware, CISD has offered Unconscious Bias training for many years, and we plan to expand this training in the next school year. In addition, our Diversity Committee has evolved into a Strength in Unity Committee, which also helps guide the district’s actions. We are a strong community, and I believe we are stronger together when it comes to addressing hard issues. We must continue to do more and be better in our commitment to serve all of our students. I look forward to doing this together as a CISD community.
Dr. Brad Hunt
Return to School Survey Due June 15
CISD asks for your input as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete the brief Return to School survey at go.coppellisd.com/ReturnSchoolSurvey (available in English and Spanish). Read more at go.coppellisd.com/ReturntoSchoolSurvey. CISD Calendar Remains Same for 2020-2021 The CISD school calendar will remain as is for the 2020-2021 school year with the first day of school set for Wednesday, Aug. 12. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/20-21CalendarRemains. CISD Summer Hours
CISD summer hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Fridays through July 27. Our school buildings and offices remain closed to the public. Please call 214-496-6000 or visit your campus website for questions or concerns.
New CMS North Principal Lorie Squalls Lorie Squalls, the current principal at Austin Elementary, is the new principal of Coppell Middle School North. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/CMSNorthSqualls.
Family Summer Choice Boards
CISD has created family summer choice boards to provide some fun academic, social emotional, physical fitness and fine arts activities for the summer. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/SummerChoiceBoards and view the boards at www.coppellisd.com/choiceboards.
CHS Student Creates COVID-19 Card Project
Rising CHS senior, Rishab Pulugurta, felt the need to recognize COVID-19 first responders, so he developed a website for people to create encouraging cards for these heroes. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/COVIDCards.
Coppell Honors Seniors In tribute to the high school seniors that call the city home, a “Grad-venger” hunt is taking over Coppell. The city worked with neighboring ISDs to gather the names of graduating seniors who reside in Coppell. The names are listed in alphabetical order and displayed at participating businesses throughout town. Read more at www.coppelltx.gov/news-media/news/coppellhonorshighschoolseniors.
Correction: National Merit Finalist Coppell High School graduating senior Aditi Mutagi was not included in the names of National Merit Finalists in the May 22 issue of Informed. We regret this error.
June 8 Board Briefs
To see a summary of the June 8 Board Workshop, including presentations shared, view the Board Briefs at www.coppellisd.com/boardbriefs or watch the meeting’s video at go.coppellisd.com/BoardMeetingLiveVideo. Second Transfer Window CISD’s second transfer window opened June 8 and lasts through June 19 for campuses with space available. Visit www.coppellisd.com/transfer for guidelines and the application.
Open Enrollment Open Enrollment for families who live in the City of Coppell, but not in CISD’s boundary, begins for new and returning students June 12. Visit www.coppellisd.com/openenrollment for guidelines and the application.
Census Reminder Be heard and contribute to the census to get the money your families and communities need. Visit www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 and participate in the census today.
- June 22 - Board Meeting 5 p.m.
- July 13 - Board Workshop 5 p.m.
- July 27 - Board Meeting 5 p.m.
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