SCIS Parent Message
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SCIS Parent Video Message
SCIS Parent Video Message
 
Principal's Message

SCIS Parents,

I hope each of you had a wonderful week. We have had a busy but productive week!  

I hope you will watch the video summary above regarding the details of the following:

5th Grade Fine Arts Registration Due January 29th:
Please watch the video for more information about timelines for 5th graders to sign up for 6th Grade Art, Band, Choir, or Orchestra. The 75 student cap is discussed in this video.

SCIS Robotics Club Information Night, January 30th 
Please watch the video above from Mrs. McGuire about an robotics information night next Thursday at 6:00 p.m here at SCIS. 

4th/6th/8th Bump Up Day, January 31st:
Please watch the video above, our 6th graders will travel to WSMS to learn more about the 7th grade elective offerings. 

Hour of Code, Week of January 27-31st
Please watch the video above for more information regarding Hour Of Code which will take place next week.

Volunteers needed for the 6th Grade Perot Museum Trip Friday, 3/6
Parent  volunteers must be a cleared volunteer for Lovejoy ISD.
Parent Chaperone training will be at 8:00 am, Friday 3/6. Parent volunteers will get a detailed email with info.

Student Registration Timelines listed below

 
With Gratitude,

Ray Winkler
Principal
Ray_winkler@lovejoyisd.net

"My mission is to inspire others to dream more, learn more, and do more to make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. I believe that we must teach 5th and 6th graders how to be leaders by design, not by chance.  I am passionate about building trust within classrooms to create a breakthrough performance for each child.  I am driven to ensure that each child has an experience that is second to none."
SCIS News
Hour of Code: January 24-30, 2020
Sloan Creek will participate in Hour of Code this January 24-30.  Hour of Code is a celebration of the National Computer Science Week where millions of students around the globe commit to coding activities for at least one hour.  

Students will earn rewards for completing each coding activity, and a grand prize Hydro-flask sticker will be given to any student who completes ALL Hour of Code activities.  If there are any generous Leopards who are interested in covering part or all of the Hydro-flask Sticker prize (estimated cost is around $200), please contact Ms. Hopkins or Mrs. McGuire.  
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2020-2021 WSMS Cheer Information Meeting (for parents only)
When: February 11th at 5:30 pm
Where: WSMS Room c200
Agenda: Will go over the cheer tryout process, the difference between A, B, and C squad, and the financial obligations for cheer.
Parents: Due to a lack of space, please do not bring your students to the information meeting on February 11th.
More information can be found at  www.tinyurl.com/wsmscheer

Willow Springs Middle School Golf Information Meeting
An informational golf meeting will be held Feb 20th, at 6:30 PM, at SCIS Cafeteria. All those with students interested in playing middle school golf will benefit from the meeting. This includes grades 5 and 6.
Topics I will cover include:
1. What makes a middle school/high school team, how many teams, how many on         a team?
2. What kind of time does golf require?
3. Lessons/clinics (Who, Where, Cost)
4. Playing junior tournaments

Student Registration Time Lines
SCIS SPRING REGISTRATION - 5th Grade

DATE
STUDENTS
EVENT
LOCATION
January 29th
5th Graders
Online Registration for Fine Arts Form Due

SCIS
February 5th
Parents of 
5th Grade
Art Student Notification
SCIS
February 22nd
5th Graders
Orchestra Instrument Fitting

SCIS
February 29th
5th Graders
Band Instrument Fitting 

SCIS

Every 5th grader must submit one and only one form by January 29th.  



2020-2021 WSMS SPRING REGISTRATION - 6th Grade

DATE STUDENTS EVENT LOCATION
January 31
9am-2pm
6th Graders
LISD Bump Up Day


WSMS
February 4
9am - 10am
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students

WSMS
Main Gym
February 4
5:30pm - 6pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
GT Parent Information Meeting


WSMS
C200
February 4
6pm - 7pm
Parents of
6TH Grade
WSMS Parent Registration Presentation
For Rising 7th Grade students

WSMS
Band Hall
February 5 6TH Grade
WSMS Student Registration Presentations
For Rising 7th Graders

SCIS
February 19 & 20 6TH Grade
WSMS Online Student Registration
(with counselors at SCIS

SCIS


SCIS Reminders
2018-2019 SCIS School Report Card Now Available
Texas Education Agency School Report Card can be accessed here

PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Tips
Here are some quick bullets about the PowerSchool Parent Portal:
PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Tips
  • Unless you have changed your username after August 12, 2019, the username is the email address that is associated to the parent account. The log of invalid logins that we are seeing are typically parent accounts that are trying to use something other than an email address as the username.
  • Recently users have been denied access and it is determined that they are not using the correct URL. Please make sure that you are going to http://powerschool.lovejoyisd.net . If you see Welcome to Unified Classroom, you are on the wrong site. This is another PowerSchool product that we do not have a subscription as it duplicates Google Classroom.
  • Remember that the mobile app is only a tool for updates on assignments, grades, and attendance. Typically to access the Enrollment Forms, Absence Reason Excuses, GPA Information, and the Random Drug Testing Forms you must use a tablet, laptop or desktop and the URL above. From a mobile phone, you can use your browser and go to the URL above; however, once logged in it is difficult to navigate.
Calendar of Events
Date
Event
Time
Jan 27 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Jan 31  4th/6th/8th Bump Up Day
Feb 03 Chess Club 3:00 pm
Feb 07 Principal's Coffee 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Feb 10 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 13 Early Release 11:45 am
Feb 14 Winter Break  No School
Feb 17 Winter Break/Bad Weather Make Up Day
Feb 20 Q3 Progress Reports sent home
Feb 22  Orchestra Instrument Selections
Feb 24-28 Book Fair
Feb 24 Chess Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 25 Orchestra Concert 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Feb 26 Student Lighthouse Meeting 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 29 STEM Festival @ Lovejoy High School
Feb 29 Band Instrument fitting




SCIS Volunteer Opportunities

SCIS Volunteer

Thank you to all of the volunteers that have helped the Sloan Creek Campus.  We understand that your time is valuable and we love that you are spending a portion of it at Sloan Creek, helping our kids.  

Ongoing Volunteer Needs
LIBRARY HELP
Library Shelving -  Help Ms. Stewart keep our library organized and all the books in the right spots.  Every Friday from 1-2:45

Friday Read-A-Louds - Read a loud to students in the library.  Twice a month on Fridays.  You can pick one recess or all four.

Makerspace Challenge -  Lead students in a maker space challenge. Wednesdays, once a month, during lunch time for both 5th and 6th graders
Upcoming Events
January 23, 24 and 25
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts Presents The Pirates of Penzance
Lovejoy High School Performing Arts proudly presents The Pirates of Penzance! Performances will be held January 23 - 25 at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School auditorium. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

February 3 STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline
Calling all students! We need your creative designs for the STEM Festival 2020 T-Shirts! Entries are due on February 3. Additional information may be found here .

February 14 Deadline to File for May 2, 2020 School Board Election
The Lovejoy Independent School District Board of Trustees consists of seven trustees, serving terms of three years, with elections held annually. The terms of one-third of the Trustees, or as near to one-third as possible, expire each year. The following positions will expire on Saturday, May 2, 2020 on which day a Trustee Election will be held:
 
Position 4, held by Anne Smith
Position 5, held by Matt Gournay
Position 7, held by Barrett Owens
 
The first date to file for a Position on the May 2, 2020 ballot is on January 15, 2020 and the last day to file is February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The administration building office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
 
Additional information regarding the May election may be found here .
 
February 29  STEM Festival
Mark your calendars for the annual STEM Festival from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. You do not want to miss this fantastic event!
 
 
March 4  SAT Testing for LHS Juniors
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found here .
 

 Community News
The  Lovejoy ISD Community News Page  includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities. 
District Communications
One of our Board Priorities is to develop stronger community connections and confidence through effective communication. We are continuing to strengthen our communications and have shared   best practices for communicating with the Board of Trustees and best practices for staff communications with parents. Today we are sharing the following information regarding how best to communicate and handle concerns with teachers, coaches, directors, etc. For future reference you may find this information on the Parent Resources page under District Communication.
 
Student and Parent Concerns/Grievances
The faculty and staff of Lovejoy ISD are committed to the service of our students and their parents by responding promptly and professionally to concerns or grievances which may arise.
 
Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances are governed by LISD Board Policies FNG (LEGAL) and FNG (LOCAL).
 
How Do You Resolve Parent Concerns?
If you, as the parent or guardian of a Lovejoy ISD student, have concerns regarding your child's education or performance, we want to talk with you. Sitting down and talking with the people who interact most often with your child on a daily basis - his/her teacher, counselor, coach or director- can remedy the majority of concerns.
 
Most concerns can be and usually are resolved at the classroom/activity/sports or campus level. However, if your concerns are not addressed by visiting with the teacher, campus counselor, coach or director, you may choose to follow the three-level process listed below:
 
Level One:
Within 15 business days of the incident causing the concern/complaint, you may request a meeting with the next level supervisor which could be the Athletic Director, Fine Arts Director or Campus Principal. The Level One form may be found here.
 
Level Two:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Level One process, within 10 business days of receipt of the Level One decision letter, you may request a meeting with the Assistant Superintendent of Operations (Athletics, Safety, Operations) or Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction (Teachers, Administrators, Student Discipline). The Level Two form may be found here.
 
Level Three:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Level Two process, within 10 business days of receipt of the Level Two decision letter, you may appeal the decision to the School Board by contacting the Superintendent. The Level Three form may be found   here.
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