Volume 2 , Issue 2 | September 2020
Welcome to the FISD e-newsletter where you can quickly learn what's happening in your school district!
It's good to be back.
Tomorrow, we will have been back in school for one month. I never before considered that just being back in the school building would feel like such a victory, but honestly, that is how it feels. I want to share with you that, at the time of this publication, not one student attending face-to-face instruction has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19. That tells me our students and staff are taking the precautions put in place seriously and for that, I am grateful. I know these aren’t easy things to remember or do, yet, we are able to continue with school in-person because we do them. Thank you, parents, for reinforcing the importance of the safety precautions in place at FISD. Remote Learning has been a challenging undertaking, but after surveying our parents and students, I can say that many students are flourishing in their new learning environment. So, while things don’t look exactly the same, I can tell you that it is good to be back preparing students for prosperous lives. But, it’s far better to hear it from our kids and staff. Click below to hear from them.
Parent Google Meet with Dr. Bays - September 27
Join Dr. Bays for a Parent Google Meet on Monday, September 27 at noon. She will share results from the recent Remote Learning survey, self-screener updates and COVID case numbers at FISD. Parents, watch your email for information.
Device Deployment - Where we are now
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FISD has deployed 2338 Chromebooks and 502 iPads to date, even with a worldwide device order backlog. With the final order of Chromebooks being delivered in the next few weeks, FISD will have a device in the hands of every FISD student an entire year earlier than planned.

Learning Option Registration Re-opens October 1
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On Thursday, October 1, Learning Option Registration will reopen in Skyward. ONLY parents and guardians who want to change their child’s learning option need to complete the registration. The option to return face-to-face or change to Remote Learning will be available to all students, regardless of academic standing. The window will close on Sunday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. Parents and guardians will receive an email with detailed information prior to October 1.
Get your questions answered by mental health professionals
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In recognition of World Mental Health Day, FISD VOCA counselors will invite local community experts and officials to answer your questions and share important resources. The videos will be shared on the VOCA Facebook page through the end of October.

If you have a question you want answered or want more information on a particular topic, email tanderson1@fisd.us or pguerra1@fisd.us
Do something great for your mental health!
The FISD VOCA counselors will be publishing a monthly newsletter that will share mental health information, mindfulness tips, and VOCA counselor updates. Be sure to "follow" Byanka Ramos to receive notifications when new editions are published.

Our community making a difference
During the first month of school, the FISD Social Work Department distributed 200 backpacks full of school supplies thanks to the generous donations made by members of the community. FISD is grateful to our Floresville Family for supporting students and their families so that every child has the tools they need to succeed.

Pre-K Registration open until October 2
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Do you know the parent of a 3 or 4 year old? If you do, let them know that FISD is accepting Pre-K registrations through October 2 so little ones can Jump Into Pre-K on October 19.

FISD Pre-K offers a Dual Language program, a school issued iPad for each child and a quality curriculum taught by certified teachers.

Any child who turned four by September 1, 2020, can Jump into Pre-K to gain the foundation for academic success!

Interested parents can call FNE or FSE for more information or,

Cultivating the Social & Emotional Intelligence in each learner
FISD is committed to educating the whole child. Part of that commitment is ensuring students have strategies to regulate their emotions, make good decisions, have the ability to cultivate positive relationships as well as set and achieve goals. FISD will be using 7Mindsets to help students learn those strategies.

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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