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Dear CISD Families,
As we end this first week of school, let me take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our team for working tirelessly to ensure a great start to our school year. A big thank you to our students and their families too for working with us to ensure such a smooth start.
I want to share my extreme gratitude to our educators for their innovative efforts in establishing authentic relationships with their students from a distance. I thank our students for their grit and tenacity, as they engaged in learning in new and different ways. Our kids worked hard with this week as they transition back to a new school year. I especially want to thank our parents and guardians for your hard work with your children this week, and your grace and understanding for some of the hiccups we encountered. I do understand the challenges that come with helping our children learn from home, while balancing our own work and family needs. I truly appreciate you working with us, because we are stronger, together.
In addition to continuing to provide remote learning for all students for the next two weeks, CISD remains committed to providing an in person instruction option to those families who chose it. We are still planning to offer this in person instruction option beginning Tuesday, September 8. We believe the low number of cases in our community, combined with the percentage of students who have committed to in person learning and the numerous safety measures put in place on our campuses allows us to move forward with our Return to School Guide as outlined at www.coppellisd.com/returntoschool.
I want to end by sharing this slideshow video that captures some precious moments shared with us this week.
I hope you enjoy this weekend with your family,
Dr. Brad Hunt
Budget/Tax Hearing Aug. 24 CISD hosts its public hearing on its Fiscal Year 2020-2021 proposed Budget and Tax Rate on Monday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. For details on the hearing, visit www.coppellisd.com/BOTAgenda. Review the proposed budget and tax rate at www.coppellisd.com/budget.
CISD Parent Hub Resources
Digital learning resources for parents and guardians are available on the district’s Parent Hub page at www.coppellisd.com/parenthub.
Curbside Meals Available Mon-Thurs
CISD Child Nutrition is offering breakfast and lunch meals for curbside pickup during CISD Distance Learning through Sept. 4. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/curbside.
CHS Senior on NBC 5
CHS Senior Naisha Gottipati was featured on NBC 5 on Aug. 18 for launching a non-profit this summer called Healthcare Meals Inc., which provides meals and face shields for five local hospitals. To see the story, visit go.coppellisd.com/NBCCHSSenior.
Athletic Tickets Info
Because of social distancing requirements, all tickets to athletic events must be purchased online, so the district can ensure no more than 50% occupancy at venues. The district also can no longer provide free tickets to student athletes or staff. Thank you for understanding. Check out the newly designed CISD Athletics website at www.coppellathletics.net for details.
Lariette Online Event Sept. 5-13
The Coppell Lariettes annual spaghetti dinner and raffle is moving online this year and will take place Sept. 5-13. Read more at www.chslariettes.com.
Bus Pass Update
Details about Bus Pass pick up have been shared with families who committed to in person learning Sept. 8, who indicated they needed a bus pass and where bus pass eligible. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
There’s still time to take the Census, as the deadline has been extended until Sept. 30. Don't want anyone knocking at your door? Head over to 2020Census.gov or call 844-330-2020 and contribute to the count.
Aug. 24 - Budget and Proposed Tax Rate Hearing & Regular Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 24 - Regular Board Meeting 7 p.m.
Aug. 31 - High Schools Virtual Curriculum Nights 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 3 - Elementary Schools Virtual Curriculum Night 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 7 - Labor Day Holiday No School
Sept. 8 - In Person School Begins
Sept. 14 - Board Workshop
Sept. 21 - Middle Schools Curriculum Night 5 p.m.
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