Volume 2 , Issue 4 | November 2020
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It’s Thanksgiving in just a few days, and, like all of you, I begin to think about the things for which I am most grateful. We all know that 2020 has been a year like no other. However, sometimes it takes working through the difficult things to begin to see what really matters. Here are a few things that really matter to me as the superintendent of this district and a member of this community.

Family. Both my own family (especially my precious grandchildren, Jace and Codi) and the Floresville Family. This year, we saw the community come together to provide food and support for one another. We saw families sharing hopeful messages in chalk on their driveways. Even though at times we couldn’t be together physically, we started to make more time to call, Zoom, or Facetime the ones we love most. We were intentional about connecting with each other even when it was hard.

The FISD staff. School people always work hard, but this year has been a different kind of hard work. During this pandemic, our staff has educated children, fed families, and provided social and emotional support for one another and our students. All of these things had to be done completely differently than we used to do them. Yet, school people put the wellbeing of students first even when it was hard.

FISD kids. I am thankful for the resilience of our students and the grace afforded me and the FISD staff as we learned how to completely change how we do our work. I am thankful that our students think beyond themselves by participating in food drives and celebrating our countries’ veterans. I am thankful that they are resilient and focused even when it is hard.

As you enjoy the next week with your families and loved ones, either in person or virtually, I hope you are able to take a few minutes to reflect on how working through these hard times has helped you shine a light on the things that matter most to you and yours. 
Learning Option Registration Re-opens December 3
Graphic Remote vs Face to Face
On Thursday, December 3, Learning Option Registration will reopen in Skyward. ONLY parents/guardians who want to change their child’s learning option need to complete the registration. The window will close on Sunday, December 6, at 11:59 p.m. Parents and guardians will receive an email with detailed information prior to December 3.
November 20 Parent Google Meet with Dr. Bays
In the November 20 Google Meet, Dr. Bays discussed the matrix the district uses to determine closures due to COVID-19. If you were unable to join us, you can view the recording here.
Stressed during the holidays?
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During the holidays, it is normal to experience stress or even depression. The November edition of our VOCA Newsletter, Mental Health Matters, includes tips that can help you or someone you know cope with the stress of the holidays.

FISD COVID-19 Numbers at a Glance
FISD wants to provide transparency to parents and community members regarding COVID-19 in our schools and district. You can view the number of positive cases, isolations and quarantines at our new COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard is updated by 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We're feeling warm and fuzzy!
Thank you to Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union and the Junior Catholic Daughters from Sacred Heart Catholic Church for donating coats and jackets for students in need.

We would also like to thank community members who have downloaded Purposity and purchased necessities like beds and shoes for FISD children.

If you would like to help FISD families, you can contact Jennifer Grant or download Purposity on your device, search for Floresville ISD and meet a student need right from your phone!
Group holding jackets to be donated
Junior Catholic Daughters holding jackets to be donated
Jr. Catholic Daughters
Child on bed donated by community members
Purposity Bed Donation
FHS FFA Leadership Teams head to State!
The Floresville FFA is sending three teams to the (virtual) Texas FFA State Leadership Contests later this month. Heading to State is nothing new for our Leadership Teams as this marks the 10th consecutive year that the Floresville FFA has sent a team to compete at the highest level. Even though this year looks different with contests being held virtually, our students are still excelling!

FFA students with uniforms and masks
Ag Advocacy Team
FFA students with uniforms and masks
Public Relations Team
FFA students with uniforms and masks
Broadcasting Team
Volleyball team after a win with masks
Jaguars are Bi-District Champs!
After a decisive the game win over Edison, the Jaguar Volleyball Team will play for the Area Championship early next week. Watch for game specifics on the FISD Facebook page. The Area Championship game will be streamed on the FHS Volleyball Facebook page.
Congratulations to Coach Tara Dunn and her Jags!

From Our Students: How Digital Tools are Impacting Learning
In April, FISD was awarded a Technology Lending Grant by the Texas Education Agency. The grant provided Chromebooks to all FHS juniors, advancing the district’s one-to-one initiative. This month, FISD administrators talked to students about how access to their own devices has changed their learning. 

Help Us Recognize Outstanding Members of our Floresville Family
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Anybody can nominate an FISD employee or community member for going above and beyond expectations, for helping the community, or for creating a special moment or memory for others. Help us recognize the outstanding members of our Floresville Family!
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