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Dear CISD Families,
As I shared in my message to the community a few weeks ago about local accountability, our community has a voice here in CISD. We rely heavily on the voice of our families to help us validate our practices and seek input in areas that need to be improved. I encourage you to use this avenue to share your voice in our Fall 2020 Family Survey, which launches this week at go.coppellisd.com/familyfall2020. Your feedback will help us evaluate our performance and guide our work for the remainder of the school year.
In addition, this survey plays a crucial role in our Community Based Accountability System or CBAS. CBAS uses multiple pillars to measure success, and the more family participation in this survey, the better we can know how we are doing and where we can improve.
Friday is the Coppell Cowboy Homecoming football game. I want to remind our students, families and staff they always have a home in Coppell ISD and say "welcome back" to our alumni. While things certainly look different this year, what remains the same is the indomitable spirit and pride of our students. Whether you attend in person or watch the game at home, you may see a familiar “Larry” on the field with our Lariettes at halftime.
Dr. Brad Hunt
Complete CISD Family Survey by Nov. 20 The Fall 2020 CISD Family Survey is open now through Friday, Nov. 20. To participate, visit go.coppellisd.com/familyfall2020, then select your child(ren)’s school. If you have multiple children in CISD, we ask that you take the survey for each school your child attends. Please email email@example.com, if you would like to share any additional feedback or insight not covered in the survey or have any additional comments to share with the district.
CHS Theatre Halloween Drive-In Movie Experience
See the work of the CHS Cowboy Theatre Company students who created "Terrifying Texas Tales" during a drive-in movie experience Oct. 29, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the parking lot of CHS9. Tickets are $15. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/TexasTales.
Save the Date — The CHS Cowboy Theatre Company is presenting a Virtual Auction and Variety Show on Saturday, Nov. 7. See www.coppellhstheatre.com for details.
Early Voting Through Oct. 30
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election continues through Oct. 30. Visit www.votetexas.gov for details on early voting. Cottonwood Creek, Lakeside, Mockingbird, Valley Ranch and Wilson Elementary Schools will serve as polling sites on election day Nov. 3.
Homecoming Football Game Reminders
The CHS Homecoming football game is Friday, Oct. 30, vs. Plano West at 7 p.m. As a reminder, tickets will be required for all fans for CISD Athletic events. Purchase tickets at www.coppellathletics.net/e-tickets. Mask/face coverings are also required to enter any CISD athletic event. Once inside a CISD Athletic Facility, fans must follow the no seating signs on specified rows and seats, which are there to ensure social distancing. Backpacks are prohibited at Buddy Echols Field and only small purses (4.5” x 6.5”), diaper bags, camera bags and medical bags are allowed in the stadium. Read more at www.coppellathletics.net/facilities. Friday’s football game will be live streamed at www.coppellathletics.net/broadcasts.
Coppell Cowboys Snapchat Filter Oh Snap! We have a new Coppell Cowboys Snapchat filter.
Share your love for the Coppell Cowboys through our new Snapchat filter. Just search for Coppell Cowboys in the filters and share out your love for the #CowboyNation! Hint: You can tap the helmet to change the color!
Click here if you have Snapchat and want to wear a helmet.
Halloween Safety Tips CISD Health Services is passing along these safety tips from the CDC. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/HalloweenSafety.
CHS Student Karthik Karuppiah in Dallas Morning News CHS Senior Karthik Karuppiah was featured in the Dallas Morning News Oct. 27. He is the chief operating officer of HumanWho, a group that aims to spread awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Read the article at go.coppellisd.com/KaruppiahSTEM.
Elementary Virtual Book Character Pumpkins
Richard J. Lee and Town Center Elementary schools had their learners create virtual book character pumpkins this year. See some of their creative book character creations above. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/BookPumpkin.
CHS Voting Poster Contest
Under the leadership of Librarian Trisha Goins and Social Studies Teacher Diana de Waal, students at CHS participated in a poster/Public Service Announcement contest to encourage voting in a mock election at CHS and the general election Nov. 3. The posters/PSAs were non-partisan and intended to empower young adults to be informed and raise their voices by leveraging their right to vote. Congratulations to the Red Jacket Collective Engagement Group and Conner Escobar, Yu-Chen Lin and Andrea Torcates for winning this contest.
Update iPad Reminder Reminder, that all students with a CISD iPad need to update to IOS (iPad Operating System) 14. It is available for download in “Settings” on all district-issued iPads. To do this, the user will go to Settings, go to General, touch Software Update, touch Download and Install. This will begin the process. The user will need to agree to the terms and conditions before the download begins. It should take fewer than 10 minutes to download the update, and another 15 or 20 minutes to install the software.
Ed Foundation Teacher Grants Campaign
Sandra Stubblefield is asking for funding for three invaluable resources for her Spanish classes at CMS North. This is one of the grants the CISD Education Foundation is asking the community to help fund through its Give for Grants campaign. You can give directly to a school or teacher’s program at https://give.livingtree.com/p/coppellisdef.
Oct. 26 Board Briefs
To see a summary of the June 8 Board Workshop, including presentations shared, view the Board Briefs at go.coppellisd.com/BoardBriefs or watch the meeting’s video at go.coppellisd.com/BoardMeetingLiveVideo.
- Oct. 29, 30 and Nov. 1 - CHS Terrifying Texas Tales at CHS9
- Oct. 30 - Homecoming Football Game vs. Plano West 7 pm.
- Nov. 3 - Election Day
- Nov. 16 - Regular Board Meeting 7 p.m.
- Nov. 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
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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