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Parental Involvement Policy 2012-13
Parental Involvement Policy 2012-13 (Spanish)
2013 Prom/After Prom:
The Class of 2013 Prom will take place from 7:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th in the ballroom of the Westin Galleria. The AfterProm will take place upstairs in the Westin Galleria Woodway Hall immediately following the prom and lasting until 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 19th. It should be a wonderful, memorable and fun evening for our seniors to share before they graduate and move on.
Class of 2013 Parents,
The school year is winding down but the senior class end-of-year activities are ramping up. All of the fundraising for the Afterprom is complete, contracts have been signed with facilities and vendors selected. Now we need parent volunteers to help execute the actual event. At the Afterprom, we will have professional dealers at the casino area and hired helpers in the gaming and carnival areas.
However, we still need about 40 volunteers to help with areas like check-in/check-out, clothing check, monitor the changing areas and food areas and help with prizes. There will be two shifts: from 11 pm to 1:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. If you can help, please sign up by clicking here:
If you have any questions, you can contact Dena Robinson at email@example.com or 713-503-6463.
Lunch Applications 2012-2013: (En español)
Please make sure you complete an Application for Free / Reduced Lunch this year. To speed up the process you may apply on-line at the following website: www.mealapps.houstonisd.org. You will not have to turn in a paper application if you apply on-line. Even if you think or know you will not qualify, please put your name, parent signature, date, and the words, “Do not wish to participate” written across the middle section.
Apply even if you don’t think your child will use it. You never know when they might forget their lunch money!
Other benefits include:
-Free waivers to take the SAT/ACT
-No charge for your first few college applications
Due to a change in policy, no phone-in approvals can be made. Turn around time is two weeks with a paper application, so don’t wait until the last minute! If you have any questions, see Mr. Thornhill in the Library on the second floor or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Information :
Passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1107, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, requires all entering students at Texas institutions of higher education to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis within the last five years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine for those 16-18 years of age. If all college-bound students receive the recommended booster dose, they will meet the requirements of SB 1107. Students under 19 years of age may be eligible for a low-cost vaccine through the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC). Parents should contact their child’s doctor for more information about the TVFC program. Click here for more details.
Reduced Internet Costs for Families on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program:
Comcast has launched a new program that will provide families, with at least one child receiving lunches under the National School Lunch program, affordable access to Internet, computers and training. The Internet Essentials program is designed to close the digital divide.
Eligible families will receive: Comcast home Internet service for $9.95 per month, the option to buy a computer for under $150 (plus applicable taxes), and access to online, in print and in classroom digital literacy training. A household will be eligible to participate in this special program if it: is located within the Comcast service area, has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days, and does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. For additional information about this program, visit www.internetessentials.com/partner. Parents can sign up or receive more information by calling 1-855-846-8376 or they can visit www.internetessentials.com.