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Dear CISD Families,
I want to begin with a brief update on returning to school in the fall. On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency shared information about models for virtual instruction, but no further guidance was provided regarding in-person instruction. TEA Commissioner Mike Morath said the agency will provide further guidance at a later date, which is yet to be determined. As shared last week, we will use TEA guidelines, feedback from our employees and parents/guardians shared in our recent survey and other information in our return to school planning. CISD will conduct another parent/guardian survey next week and will host a Facebook Live on Return to School July 16. Please continue to check www.coppellisd.com/returntoschool for updates. In addition, be on the lookout next Tuesday for additional information from CISD regarding our reopening of schools. As shared previously, CISD is not adjusting our school calendar at this time and is planning for the first day of school to be August 12, 2020.
On another note, I am extremely proud of our Board of Trustees, who passed a Diversity and Inclusion Resolution at their June 22 meeting. This resolution is just one of the action steps CISD is taking to show our commitment to address systemic racism towards ethnically diverse students and improving the educational experience of all learners. You can read this resolution at go.coppellisd.com/DiversityResolution and learn more about what happened at Monday’s meeting in the article below.
At the June board meeting we also recognized our employees with 30 and 35 years of service to CISD. We are very proud of these employees and thank them for the many years of service to this district. You can read more about these outstanding employees in this edition of Informed.
I hope you continue to enjoy the summer with your family.
Dr. Brad Hunt
Board Meeting Update
To see a summary of the June 22 Board Meeting, which included Trustees approving CISD employee compensation and the Student Code of Conduct for 2020-2021, view the Board Briefs at go.coppellisd.com/June22BoardBriefs or watch the meeting’s video at go.coppellisd.com/June22BoardVideo.
Elementary Schools Receive Student Leadership Awards Lakeside, Richard J. Lee, Valley Ranch and Wilson Elementary Schools are 2020 recipients of Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Student Leadership Award. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/2020TEPSA.
Athletes Receive Academic All-State Honors Several CISD student-athletes have earned recognition to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Teams. Read more and see these students’ names by sport at go.coppellisd.com/AcademicAllState. DART Student Art Contest Winner
Congratulations to Rohan Reddy Velma, a 3rd Grader at Richard J. Lee Elementary, who tied for 3rd place in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) 2020 Student Art Contest in the 3rd to 5th grade category! Read more at go.coppellisd.com/DART2020.
Honoring 30 and 35 Years of Service
Teachers Cyndi Carlton (Mockingbird), Tammy Mandel (Denton Creek) and Bill Parker (CHS), as well Alex Zuniga (Service Center) were honored for 30 years of service to CISD; and CHS Principal Laura Springer was honored for 35 years of service to the district during the June 22 Board of Trustees Meeting. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/2020ServiceAwards.
New Family Summer Choice Boards
Visit www.coppellisd.com/choiceboards for updated Family Summer Choice Boards. These boards will be updated every other week for our families.
Open Enrollment applications for families who live in the City of Coppell, but not in CISD’s boundary, ends July 9. Visit www.coppellisd.com/openenrollment for guidelines and the application.
Census Reminder Completing the census will help Texas gain between two to four seats in congress and ensure our elected officials reflect and represent the communities who have been historically undercounted. Visit www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 today.
- July 2-3 - District offices and buildings closed
- July 13 - Board Workshop 5 p.m.
- July 27 - Board Meeting 5 p.m.
- July 16 - Facebook Live - 6:30 p.m.
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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