SCIS Parent Message
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Principal's Message
SCIS Parents, 

Just a reminder about 5th grade Walk the creek Tonight @ 5:30

Walk the Creek is the intermediate version of meet the teacher.  It provides students and parents an opportunity to find out the location of their classes and meet each of their teachers.  There will also be an opportunity to put money in your child's lunch account. Since our parking is limited, there will be a shuttle bus that runs between SCIS and Creekwood UMC. 
 
Check out your child's schedule- *1st period class is also called  homeroom.  
  • If your child has Math or Science 1st period (Homeroom)
    • Report to GYM  at 5:30 Tonight
  • If your child has Elar and Social Studies 1st period (Homeroom)  
    • Report to 1st PERIOD at 5:30 Tonight
New to Lovejoy ISD students and parents will be meeting at 4:30-5:30

At 6:15 we will switch!  

Text Mr. Winkler at 214.417.4660 if you have questions!  

Shuttles run from Creekwood UMC at 5:15.

Ray




IMPORTANT INFORMATION
2018-2019

SCHOOL HOURS AND DETAILS:
  • The bell to start the day rings at 7:35 each morning. We ask that all students dropped off prior to 7:35.
  • For the 2018-2019 school year, our official hours will be 7:45 a.m.-2:55 p.m.
  • On Monday, August 20th, students will go directly to his/her classroom.  
  • On a typical day, upon arrival, students will report to one of the cafeteria.
  • Students will be considered tardy after the 7:45 bell sounds.  
  • If a student arrives after 7:45, we request that the student report to the front desk to receive a tardy slip to be presented to their teachers.

WOULD YOU LIKE DAILY TEXT UPDATES?
Be sure to sign up for our SCIS daily updates delivered to your cellphone via text message.

Here are the 4 easy steps:
  1. Send a text message to the number: 40404
  2. Type this message: Follow @sloancreekis
  3. Send the message above to the 40404 number
  4. You will receive update/reminders about SCIS as a text message. 

EMAIL COMMUNICATION
Be sure to take a moment to sign up, on the Lovejoy ISD website, to receive Mr. Moore's as well as my weekly emails.  Click on E-mail Express, then on Sign-up. Be sure to click on "True" next to Sloan Creek Intermediate.

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION
We cross post our daily updates on Twitter and Facebook. Parents are encouraged to follow our social media sites:



SNACKS & WATER BOTTLE
We encourage students to bring a water bottle and snack to school.  Students will be allowed to eat their snack at anytime during the school day.

SUPPLY LISTS & PACKETS
The Sloan Creek Intermediate supply lists are posted on the website along with a hard copy included in your packet.   
5th Grade supply list
6th Grade supply list

Lunch Visitors
Those wanting to join their child/children for lunch are welcome but we are respectfully requesting that lunch guests allow us this first week to review expectations and procedures.  Thanks in advance!

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
We will have additional intervention support for our students provided throughout the school day.  Allyson Price, is an intervention specialist. She will be working with small groups throughout the day either in the child's classroom or in her classroom.  She will be providing targeted instruction to help fill in any missing gaps.

FIRST DAY PROCEDURES
We will have all students report directly to their first period class upon arrival the first day of school.  Teachers will be in their classrooms to greet their students. Beginning the second day, students report to the cafeteria. At 7:35, the bell will ring and release students to their first period class.

TRAFFIC FLOW MAP FOR PARENT DROP-OFF BEFORE AND PICK-UP AFTER SCHOOL
The safety of our students is very important and has been taken into consideration. Please note the following:
  • Buses will continue to enter and exit to the south of the school.
  • Carpool traffic will enter through the south entrance only. Carpool traffic will exit at north of the school only.
  • For morning drop-off, you'll be directed to drop off your student at doors 10 & 11 or at Courtyard.
  • For afternoon pick-up, students will only exit on the north end of the school to enter your car.
  • Remember:  The use of cell phones is prohibited in a school zone.
SCIS Pick Up and Drop Off
Click Above for SCIS Pick Up and Drop Off Video

Students may only exit the front of the building if they are a bus rider. Parents may not drop off or pick up students in the front of the school during carpool times.
During carpool times, please do not wait in the front parking lot, bus lanes, fire lanes, or double- park behind other vehicles.  For their safety, do not have your student exit the front of the building and walk to your car.

REMINDERS:
  • You must have your driver's license to check into the building, or check out your student.
  • So students will have time to adjust to our lunchroom procedures, we ask that guests join us for dining beginning the second week of school.
  • Sign up for the Principal Message on the Lovejoy ISD homepage. 
  • Lockers will be assigned on the first week of school.  Students will have opportunities to practice opening their locker throughout the week.
  • Please remember that we have limited parking.  Therefore, we would appreciate if your family brought one car to our events.
6th Grade Rock Solid Character
The 7 Habits of Success permission slip. 6th Grade Students, please complete and return to your teacher or the front office prior to Thursday, August 23rd.

How Do I Log into Powerschool:
To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you will navigate to Lovejoyisd.net. Click on Parents in the middle of the top portion of the screen, then on Parent Resources. Once the page loads, you may scroll near the bottom and under Information & Links, you will see the link for the PowerSchool Parent Portal. At the Portal page, please enter your username and password, if you have already created an account.
If you do not have an account, select the option to create an account. In order to complete this process, you will need the access ID and access password of your student. Typically, the access ID and access password for a student is set up in the following manner:
Access ID: FirstName_LastName
Access password: FLxxxx
(F = student's first initial, L=first letter of last name, xxxx = last 4 digits of student's SSN)
If you have forgotten your password or if you need assistance in setting up a new account, please e-mail Lori_Esser@LovejoyISD.net.

2018-2019 Student Planner (please watch video below)

Click above for our video about our student planners


SCIS TOP 10 FAQ
SCIS TOP 10 FAQ



With an Attitude of Gratitude, 
 
Ray Winkler
Principal
214.417.4660 

SCIS News
5th Grade Camp T-shirt 
5th Grade students will wear this shirt to Collin County Adventure Camp. Order online or complete the order form and return to SCIS.  


Chess Club Enthusiast
Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session the week of September 10, 2018. For more details and registration information click here. If you have any additional questions please contact Miles Knight.

5th Grade Sloan Creek Chorale
Mrs. Grall, our fifth grade music teacher, would like to invite all interested fifth graders to sign up for Sloan Creek Chorale! No audition required - just a love for music! Choir starts after school on Mondays beginning August 27 3:00 - 3:45 and will only meet in the fall semester. Click  here for more details/permission slip and contact Mrs. Grall if you have any questions.
469-742-8365


2018-2019 Bus Transportation
New! Back to School: Important Transportation News
The Transportation Department is looking forward to welcoming your students to the 2018-2019 school year. Important news regarding requesting bus service, bus routes, stop locations, time, and the SafeStop School Bus Tracking App is now available. Click here for this important news.


SCIS PTA

Sloan Creek Families,
 
An exciting school year at Sloan Creek is on the horizon!   This time of year is filled with the anticipation of new class schedules, lockers, school supplies, new teachers and seeing old friends again.  So let's get going!
 
Continuing a proud partnership with the faculty at Sloan Creek, the PTA is ready to kick off another year of strong volunteerism, student programs, Dads on Campus, hospitality and so much more!  Please take a moment to check out below to get a head start.
 
Cheraina Dunn
Sloan Creek PTA President
 
Important Dates
Walk the Creek- August 13th & 16th PTA will be there to answer any questions you might have as well as collect volunteer and membership forms.
PTA General meeting - September 17th 10:30am
 
PTA Membership & Leopard Drive
You're invited to join the PTA today!  Your membership dues and donations allow us to sponsor great programs throughout the year at Sloan Creek.  In addition, joining the SCIS PTA provides you with quality parent resources, volunteer opportunities, SCIS PTA emails, and a membership directory. 
 
This year we are offering our families the opportunity to join online, in person at Walk the Creek or through the school office.   To join and or make a donation online click here
Forms will also be available in your packet at Walk the Creek. To access the forms now click here for the Donation form and Membership form.    
   
Volunteer Information
The Sloan Creek campus is a parents-welcome zone!  Take a look at the many opportunities that parents have to get involved at Sloan Creek this year.  You don't need to make up-front commitments.  Just let us know that you're interested and we'll contact you as needs arise.  Are you interested in helping in STEM classes, Art to Go, mentoring, car pool, gardening, book fairs, school socials, making copies, assisting in the office, and hospitality events?  You'll find a volunteer sign-up form in your packet at Walk the Creek or click below to access it now.
Click here for the Volunteer Opportunities form.  
SCIS Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
08/16 5th Grade New to LISD Student/Parent Mixer 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
08/16 5th Grade Walk the Creek 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
08/20 First Day of School
08/23 Rock Solid Character 6th Grade
09/03 Labor Day - Student Holiday
09/07 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am
09/07 Progress Reporting Periods Ends 
09/11 5th Grade Curriculum Night/Camp Meeting  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
09/12 Fall Pictures
09/18 6th Grade Curriculum Night 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
09/28 Progress Reporting Period Ends
10/03 Fall Picture Retakes
10/05-08 Fall Break
10/12 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am
10/12 End of Grading Period
10/15,16,17 5th Grade Adventure Camp
10/16 6th Grade Choir Fall Preview Concert
10/22 6th Grade Orchestra Preview Concert
10/23 6th Grade Band Preview Concert
10/25 All Orchestra Courtyard Concert @ LHS
10/26 Student Holiday

District News
New! Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th - 12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com


Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 PM (Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 30 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032).

Stay Connected
WOULD YOU LIKE DAILY TEXT UPDATES FROM SCIS? 
Here are the 4 easy steps:
  
1. Send a text message to the number:40404
2. Type this message:Follow @sloancreekis
3. Send the message above to the 40404 number
4. You will receive a daily update/reminder about SCIS
 
EMAIL COMMUNICATION
Be sure to take a moment to sign up, on the Lovejoy ISD website, to receive Mr. Moore's as well as my weekly e-mails.   Click here to sign up