Weekly Updates - August 28th, 2020

Weekly Updates - August 28th, 2020

 

Dear Parents, 

 

Originally, this email was scheduled to send earlier this evening.  However, there was some technical issues that lead to the delay.  

 

I hope you were able to join us in today’s town hall meeting.  Please see the following for this week’s updates.  

 

1. If you have emailed and inquired about your child’s student ID and have not heard back from me, I apologize for the delay.  I am aware that some of you still don’t know your child’s student ID.  We are still having trouble exporting the report with student ID and parent contact.  We apologize for the delay. 

 

2. We are trying to make it easier for everyone to watch Story Time with Mr. Ying.  Currently, our solution is to push the link to the students in Teams every week.  However, we are going to continue to explore other options to make it easy for our audience. 

 

3. Speaking of Story Time, we are adding English components to Story Time to broaden the audience base.  If you didn’t tune in last Sunday thinking the entire show was done in Mandarin, we want you to tune in this Sunday.  I am translating everything in English as I go.  Our goal is to make the story time enjoyable for as much families as we can. 

 

4. Chromebook distribution update.  Due to HISD’s recent closure, we are pushing the distribution date to Wednesday, 9/2/20.  If you have submitted technology needs in this survey, we are preparing a chromebook for your child.  If you haven’t, please complete this survey now.  Currently, we are only accepting requests via survey.  Individual requests via email will drastically slow down our preparation process; therefore, is not being accepted.  Please note that currently, we have very limited Chromebooks.  Only submit a request if you have no access to technology devices (such as Chromebook, iPad, laptop, etc.)

 

5. The following are next week’s meet and greet invites.  Please use the link below to join the meet and greet.  We will also make this available on school website for your convenience.

 

Meet-and-Greet Opening with Mr. Ying - Beginning at 1:00 to 1:25

 

Pre-Kindergarten Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

Kindergarten Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

1st Grade Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

2nd Grade Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

3rd Grade Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

4th Grade Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

5th Grade Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

Middle School Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

SLL Link - Beginning at 1:30,
1:50, and 2:10

 

Elementary Enrichment Teachers - Beginning at 1:30, 1:50, and 2:10

 

Middle School Elective Teachers - Beginning at 1:30, 1:50, and 2:10

 

Front Office Staff Link - Q&A Open 1:30-2:30

 

Technology Support Link - Q&A Open 1:30-2:30

 

Meet the New Assistant Principal - Q&A Open 1:30-2:30

 

Meet the New Magnet Coordinator - Q&A Open 1:30-2:30

 

6. If you attended today’s town hall, I must apologize that I still couldn’t find the survey (intent to return in person after 10/19/20) at this time. 

 

7. On Friday, September 4th from 2:00-5:00 we will be distributing some school materials to all students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. For many grades, these include student workbooks for Math, Science, and Writing. If possible, please attempt to arrive in the following windows:

 

A-H Last Names- 2:00-3:00

I-Q Last Names- 3:00-4:00

R-Z Last Names- 4:00-5:00

 

8. HISD connect (PowerSchool) will go live on Monday, 8/31.  Some parents were asking about campus ID, I don’t have that information at the moment.  This is a new program to all of us.  As soon as we receive instruction about campus ID, we will share with you. 

 

Chung Ying, Principal