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Dear CISD Families,
As we near the end of our second week of distance learning, I want to continue to express my gratitude to our CISD community. I really appreciate our teachers, support staff, students, and parents and guardians working with us, because we truly are stronger, together. I also want to give a special thanks to our Child Nutrition staff, who have been working tirelessly these past two weeks to have curbside meals ready for our students at select campuses, as well as deliver meals via our buses or directly to the homes of our students, who rely on them for nutritious meals. With many staff members working on site, they have also been offering, for a nominal fee, meals for our staff members to be delivered to their campus or building.
We are excited to share our Virtual Curriculum Nights will begin on Monday with our high schools, then our elementary schools on Sept. 3 and middle schools on Sept. 21. I hope you will take advantage of these virtual opportunities to engage with our teachers and learn more about the academic experience of your children, as well as hear general updates from each campus.
Our CISD team is busy getting ready to welcome those who have chosen in person learning back to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Our campus and central office teams have been putting in the extra hours to ensure all I's are dotted and T’s are crossed. I encourage you to view the safety video below to get an idea of what school will look like for our in person students this fall.
Due to popular demand, I am happy to announce the "Catch up with Hunt" video series is coming back after an extended hiatus. This signature piece of communication allows me to provide a personal touch in sharing information with you in a concise and dynamic format. Be on the lookout for a new video tomorrow on CISD social media and our YouTube channel.
I hope you enjoy this weekend with your family,
Dr. Brad Hunt
Zoom Sign In Update Starting Monday, Aug. 31, CISD will be requiring all learners to sign into Zoom using their CISD email address. This change will allow for better classroom management and will limit disruptions in the event the meeting link is shared to people outside of the district. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/ZoomSignInUpdate.
Budget/Tax Rate Approved During the Board Meeting Aug. 24, CISD Trustees approved the district’s 2020-2021 budget. Trustees will vote to adopt the district's 2020-2021 tax rate at its Sept. 14 Board Workshop. The district has filed an appeal with TEA to recalculate the Maximum Compressed Rate based upon recently released certified property values. The Maximum Compressed Rate determines the Maintenance & Operations tax rate. The Interest & Sinking tax rate will be recalculated based upon the recently released certified values. Both tax rates are expected to be lower than presented at the Budget and Tax Rate Hearing. Learn more about the budget and other actions from the meeting at www.coppellisd.com/boardbriefs . School PPE Video
CISD campuses have been working hard to prepare to welcome students back on Sept. 8th. Check out this video to see our safety plans in action at go.coppellisd.com/CampusPPEVideo.
Spotlight on Relationships: VRE
Seats in the empty third grade classrooms of Valley Ranch Elementary third grade teachers Nadya Gulam, Clare Skertchly, Brooke Blake and Jillian Schroyer have cardboard pictures of the students in each class arranged in table groups to help teachers establish relationships during distance learning. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/VREDoppleStars.
Master Trustee Nichole Bentley CISD Board Trustee Nichole Bentley has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of the Leadership TASB program, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Read more at go.coppellisd.com/BentleyMasterTrustee. Virtual Curriculum Nights
Virtual Curriculum Night at CISD High Schools Aug. 31, at the Middle Schools Sept. 21 and at the Elementary Schools Sep. 3. Visit your campus website for more information.
Bus Pass Update
Bus route number and stop information will be shared with families who have a CISD Bus Pass by Wednesday, Sept. 2. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
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.
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. 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.
- Sept. 28 - Regular Board Meeting
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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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