Benavidez Elementary School


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Welcome to Benavidez Elementary

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    Zabeth Parra-Malek, Principal 
    Phone: 713-778-3350

    Thank you for your interest in Benavidez Elementary School and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring Benavidez for the first time, we hope that you find our website informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. We also hope our website conveys the essence of the wonderful learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented students. Together they make Benavidez the unique and special place we believe it to be.

    We encourage you to e-mail or call us if you would like to know more about Benavidez. Visiting our beautiful campus and meeting our teachers and students is the best way to learn more about us, and tours are available throughout the school year. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and help you get to know Benavidez better.
  • The Multilingual Programs Department invites all parents of English Learners to our annual Parent Leadership Conference.  Parents will receive valuable information and the tools to better support their children. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 9am to 12:15pm.

    The current circumstances of this school year require a different approach when supporting our families. The focus for this year’s parent leadership conference is how to nurture the parent-child and school-home relationships in general.

    The 2020 Parent Leadership Conference will feature recognized speakers who will inform and inspire parents of English Learners to become advocates for their children’s education. Multilingual will provide experts for families of English Learners that include—Valentina Gonzalez, a highly renowned educational consultant with Seidlitz Education, Debra Paz, one of the most notable members of the Rice University School of Literacy & Culture Office, and Claudia Rodriguez, recognized presenter for Teacher Created Materials.

    Parents of English Learners can start registering via the links provided below:

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    HISD Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

    HISD Reconnect Safely, Return Strong

    October 19, 2020: Face-to-face instruction begins*

    September 8, 2020 - January 29, 2021: First semester of virtual learning for students/parents who choose online instruction.

     *Parents will have the option to choose online instruction for the fall semester (through January 29) or entire school year (through June 11). *
    For more information visit HISD reopening plan for the 2020-2021 SY
  • Dear Parents it is EXTREMELY important to complete and return these forms. If you have not done so please do so as soon as possible. They are vitally important to providing the best educational environment for our students. This link below is a list of forms that parents/guardians must fill out at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for each individual child enrolled at HISD. All forms are to be returned to a child’s school. Campuses typically will provide the forms in an information packet sent home with the child. These forms can be downloaded and printed using the links provided on this website.

    Queridos Padres, es EXTREMADAMENTE importante completar y regresar estas formas. Si aún no lo han hecho, por favor háganlo lo más pronto posible. Estas formas son de vital importancia para proveer el mejor ambiente educacional para nuestros estudiantes. Este enlace muestra una lista de las formas que los padres/guardianes deben de llenar al comienzo del año escolar 2020-2021 para cada niño(a) inscrito en HISD. Todas las formas deben ser regresadas a la escuela de su hijo(a). Normalmente, las escuelas provén las formas en un paquete o sobre que fue enviado a casa con su hijo(a). Estas formas pueden ser descargadas e imprimirlas usando el siguiente enlace.




    English and Español 

    Please refer to any of these documents for more information as needed to access our Online Learning Components.

    Roy P. Benavidez Faculty is here to help and support you and your student through this transition to digital learning.


    Click Here:  HISD TECH SUPPORT DOCS or scan QR Code below with any smart device.




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  • Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning

    Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning

    The transition to virtual learning can present various challenges for families. To ensure parents & guardians are better informed, this course is designed to provide an introduction to virtual learning & guidance to support your student's virtual learning experience.

School News

  • Eviction Assistance

    If you have received a Notice to Vacate or a Citation to be removed from your home or evicted, you may be able to get legal assistance through the resources on this page. It is important to act as quickly as possible if you already received a notice.

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  • Curbside Student Meals

    Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 — the first day of the 2020-2021 school year — HISD Nutrition Services will offer daily curbside pickup, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Benavidez. Each day, families can go to any location to pick up one pre-packed breakfast and lunch meal per student. The meals are served at no cost to families. Parents must show proof of enrollment in an HISD school — such as a student ID or report card — to pick up the meals.

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  • Enrollment Information

    If you are a parent with a child new to HISD or need to enroll in a different campus, please visit this website after August 10 for additional information and instructions. No action is needed if you were enrolled in HISD on June 1, 2020 and (1) are attending the same school in the fall, or (2) are transitioning to a middle or high school that you are zoned to or, (3) are enrolling a magnet or school choice program you were offered a seat for. Students new to the district may still qualify for spots available at magnet and choice programs, including Prekindergarten; please contact your school of interest, visit or call 713-556-6734 for more information and assistance.

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  • Free English Classes Online

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  • HISD@H.O.M.E.

    Students and parents can call the HISD @ H.O.M.E. Hotline at 713-556-INFO (4636) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Operators will be on hand to answer questions in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic. The hotline will remain in place for as long as it is needed to support the transition to at-home learning.

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