The Bulldog Bark Newsletter
One Team, One Vision
Issue #26 - February 22 - February 26
Vessels Celebrates Black History Month and the many contributions that Black Americans have made to our amazing country!
Optional COVID Testing for Traditional and Hybrid Students

We will begin optional student COVID testing for all Traditional and Hybrid students beginning Tuesday, February 23 between the hours of 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. at Vessels. Testing will continue every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter.

If you are interested in having your child participate in optional testing, please visit the Xpress Urgent Care Website and click the link for “Cypress School District Testing.”

Click the tabs to download, complete, and print the following required forms: § COVID History - Pediatrics (1 copy) § District Student Permission (2 copies)

Click the “Cypress School District Testing” tab to schedule an appointment date and time. Appointments must be scheduled by 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the requested testing date. Students may only be tested at their school site.

On the day(s) of testing please remember the following:

1. Arrive at school 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time.

2. Check-in at the designated access point in the parking lot by Carousel Daycare (under the EZ-UP). Students will be escorted by staff to the testing area.

3. Present the following documents to the Xpress Urgent Care staff: § COVID History Form (Pediatric) (1 copy) § Permission to Test for COVID (2 copies) § Parent driver license or ID card (2 copies - front only) § Student medical insurance card (2 copies – front and back) The district will cover the cost of on-site testing for students without medical insurance

4. Remain present during testing.

5. Depart campus through the same access point. Staff will escort students back to their classrooms.

Families will receive their child’s results approximately 3-5 days following the test. Test results are confidential; therefore, families must notify the school office if their child tests positive for COVID-19.

Please remember that this is optional and only available to Traditional and Hybrid students.
Lego Robotics

As we look forward to the possibility of collaborative group-work in the near future (fingers crossed), Vessels has created a Donors Choose. We are accepting donations toward the purchase of five Lego Robotics kits. Help us give the gift of collaboration, engineering, and coding to our kids. Thank you in advance for your support!
Sixth-Grade Memory Book

The Sixth-Grade Committee is preparing a Memory Book for the Class of 2020/2021. They would like to capture your child’s individuality and the fun moments shared among peers at school this year, but they need your help!

Each sixth-grade student will be given a half-page in the book, which will include four photos:

  1. A baby photo
  2. A hobby, sport, or activity photo
  3. A photo of your choice (vacation, something silly, something from school, like an award photo, kinder photo, etc.) 
  4. Photo in their red sixth-grade shirt against the brick wall in front of the school (chest/waist up only)

Please send all the above photos with your child's name and their teacher's name to vesselsyearbook@gmail.com

This is for sixth-grade students only!
Bulldogs in Action

Friday, March 12 - End of the second trimester

Monday, March 22 - Friday, March 26 - Spring Break
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