It was a GREAT first week of a new school year for SBISD!
On Monday, I visited several of our schools and got a firsthand look at the excitement among our students and staff. There were happy reunions of friends at Spring Woods High School. Students’ eyes lit up as they walked the brand-new halls of the rebuilt Hunters Creek Elementary and Landrum Middle schools for the first time.
At Westwood Elementary, lunch time got loud as friends told each other what they did over summer. During dismissal at Rummel Creek Elementary, students were happily rushing to tell their families all about their first day. Go behind-the-scenes with me as I traveled the district on the first day:
With the first week successfully behind us, our next days and weeks of school will be focused on a STRONG START for our students. Here are some reminders:
- The Strong Start Learning Plan is in place to ensure students stay on track and academically successful during the 2021-2022 school year.
- Please familiarize yourself with our Strong Start Health & Safety Plan. In Spring Branch ISD, masks or face coverings remain optional but strongly recommended. The district will continue to update our website and inform families of any changes to the plan.
- In partnership with the City of Houston and Harris County health departments, we will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at five schools on Saturday, Aug. 21 for students ages 12 and up. The clinics will be held at Hollibrook, Spring Branch, Pine Shadows and Meadow Wood elementary schools and Northbrook Middle School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for students ages 12 and up from across the district to receive their first dose of the vaccine. Students will need to return to the same campuses on Sept. 11 to receive the second dose. See additional info here.
- Our 11,000+ SBISD volunteers enhance the educational experience of both students and staff. As you look for ways to support SBISD this year, don’t forget to register to volunteer online at volunteer.springbranchisd.com.
The beginning of the school year is an exciting time full of opportunity and learning. We remain committed to our T-2-4 goal for Every Child; a goal we can only achieve by working together. Our new Core Characteristics of a T-2-4 Ready Graduate define our aspiration for who we want our students to become. We look forward to focusing on these core characteristics as we build partnerships with our families to inspire minds and shape lives!
Thank you for your patience, trust, and support. Together, we will make this year a fantastic one!