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September 2014 Calendar

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Download a printable version (PDF) of the September 2014 calendar here.

Welcome to Elementary School!

This video introduces parents to elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. This piece will cover the enrollment guidelines of an HISD elementary school, as well as, highlight the teaching and learning occurring every day in an HISD classroom.

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School Hours

clock at 8:15 Tardy Bell: 8:15am
Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm

important message Dismissal is a hectic, crucial, and VERY vulnerable time for our students. To ensure our students’ maximum safety, we are tweaking the dismissal process.

We will use blue Car-Rider passes for car riders (with the child’s name, grade, and a LONGFELLOW stamp). Parent Car-Rider Pick-up will have numbered posts or traffic cones along the driveway to pick up children (to avoid traffic backlogs).

Parent walk-up will have a green, yellow, or orange lanyard/wallet-sized Walk-Up pass with the child’s name, grade, and a LONGFELLOW stamp to pick up a child. Parent walk-ups will pick up their child/children at the rear of the school (in the playground /recess area) by the glass door exits at the end of each hall.

At 3:50 p.m. Parent Walk-Up ends and students will be brought to the car lines in the school foyer. Walk-up parents must then get in their car and go to the end of the Car Rider line.

Students who are registered with the afterschool park program will be escorted to Linkwood Park by a school staff member.

In order to ensure that children leave the campus with approved persons, ALL passes must have a LONGFELLOW stamp in order for staff to release a child.

If parents do not have a valid Car-Rider pass or Walk-Up pass, they must park their vehicle and bring their ID to the Front Desk. Staff will check to see if they are on the “Child Pick-Up List” and validate the ID if so.
 
Parents will not be allowed to enter the back or side doors of the school at dismissal. They must come to the FRONT of the school. This way we restrict/control access to the school during this vulnerable time and increase our students’ safety.

Students should be picked up by 4:00 p.m. unless they are in tutorials or afterschool activities.

Parents, please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure your child’s safety. With so much happening in schools today, we understand the importance of being consistent schoolwide with our norms and systems. They are crucial to maintaining order, safety, and an optimal learning environment in a school of our size. Please “Think Win-Win” and “SYNERGIZE” with us in reinforcing these rules to create a safer environment for everyone.

Thank you,

The Longfellow Staff

2014-2015 Longfellow Parent & Student Handbook

signature required Parents/Guardians, please return the first page of your child's 2014-2015 Parent & Student Handbook as soon as possible. The handbook is also available for download here.
 
Thank you!
 
Longfellow Staff
 
 

2014/15 Student Uniform Information

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Parents and students, our uniform policy will be strictly enforced this year. Please take a look at some examples of acceptable dress here. If you have any questions, please call our front office at 713-295-5268. 
 
NEW: Dress Code/Uniform Information for 2014-2015.
 
Please note: The administration of Longfellow Elementary School reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of clothing and/or accessories.


Back-to-School Questions Answered

questions Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We know you may have questions about everything from registration to transportation to dress codes, so we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly requested information.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World

girl on computer Did you know that the average child between 8 and 18 spends 53 hours a week on media and technology? Houston ISD has just launched an initiative to help you keep your child safe in a digital world.
 
Topics include: Cyber Bullying, Sexting, Digital Relationships, Online Security, Digital Citizenship, Copyrights & Plagiarism, Safe Gaming, Social Media 101, and Family Media Agreements.
 
Please take a look, it's worth your time!
 

Soccer Anyone?

soccer ball Come play soccer with the Meyerland Soccer Club! Teams are forming now for the Fall season. Practices will start on or after August 25, 2014, and preseason games start on September 14, 2014. Games end before Thanksgiving. The whole goal is for the kids to have a good time playing soccer. The league stresses sportsmanship and positive competitive games. The kids really seem to enjoy it. We bend over backwards to accommodate friend requests, practice day requests, and sibling scheduling issues. We want friends to be able to play with friends. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to have your playing requests granted. The club offers soccer in five age brackets (U4, U6, U8, U10 and U13) made up of Pre-K through Seventh Graders - i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 year olds. Please contact In-house Director of Soccer, Michael Brookner at 281-686-7380 or email michael@brookner.net or Matt First, ERJCC Director of Sports and Recreation at mfirst@erjcchouston.org or 713-729-3200 ex. 3230 or 713-542-3864.
 
Parents can register by going to www.erjcchouston.org/soccer and clicking on the "Fall 2014 Online Registration Form." Last Fall, we had 56 teams with over 700 players. Volunteer coaches wanted. Come join us for a great Fall season. Teams are forming now!

Announcements

The Leader in Me leads to Academic Excellence!


For more information about Longfellow Elementary and The Leader in Me™ process, please visit the HISD News Blog.
 

HISD Attendance and Tardy Information


Attending school every day is extremely important to the academic success of your child. This video explains HISD’s attendance policies and lets parents know where they can find information about school calendars and other important dates throughout the school year.

Administration

Norma Perez-Gwynn - School Principal
 
Julia Campbell - Instructional Coordinator

Patricia Emerson
 - Instructional Coordinator
 
Andrea Pennington - Magnet Coordinator
 
Garland Spiller - School Counselor