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Student Holiday/Staff Development
Location: All Campuses
FISD Board Meeting
Date: 10/17/2016, 7 PM – 8 PM
Location: FISD Administrative Building
Mini Cheer camp is September 17th! Click above for information and the registration form!
Read Dr. Bays' latest blog about how team-work drives the success of our district and our students!
As expected, there were delays in bus pick-ups and drop-offs yesterday, August 22nd, due to twelve road closures in the area. Even though the rain has stopped, there were still ten road closures in our area this morning, August 23rd, requiring our buses to take long detours when picking-up some students. For instance, yesterday, a South Elementary bus had to be re-routed all the way to CR 775 to avoid road closures, adding almost an hour to some drop-off times, which then impacted the secondary routes as well. This is a temporary issue but definitely made FISD Transportation’s most challenging day of the year even more challenging. There are always issues with stops that become apparent during the first few days of school. Please know that we are addressing issues as they arise and making adjustments in routes and stops based on ridership.
FISD values your input and depends on parents to provide information so that we can make our processes more efficient. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that when parents called the Transportation Department yesterday, they got busy signals or, through the automated system, were transferred directly to voicemail. This morning, we made adjustments in the phone system to ensure that you will speak to someone in person on the first attempt. Your call may cycle through a series of up to nine FISD employees’ phone lines, so be sure to stay on the line and continue to let the phone ring.
FISD is committed to providing great customer service to our parents and students and will continue to actively seek ways to improve our processes. Our goal is the same as yours, to get your child home safely and as quickly as possible. We appreciate your continued patience.
Tomorrow, August 22nd, school will start at the regularly scheduled time. FISD buses will run as normal; however, due to road closures in the area, there will be delays. Bus riders should report to their designated stops. We would ask for your patience as our bus drivers navigate around road closures.
Congratulations to Julianna Castro and Jared Labus for being selected FHS September Students of the Month. Read more about these outstanding students by clicking above.
Being innovative is one of those things that requires taking risks and trying new things. Dr. Bays recognized Pam Watson this week for her ability to think outside the box to make great things happen for our students. Ms. Watson, FISD Food Service Director, has been a member of the Floresville ISD family for almost three years, and ever since she arrived she’s been providing students with more options when it comes to meals at school.
Ms. Watson implemented Breakfast in the Classroom so that every elementary student has access to a healthy and free breakfast. She opened the Coffee Café at the high school so students have a little “cooler” place to hang out, and more importantly, get breakfast before starting a long day of learning. She started the dinner program so that every single student at FISD can get a free small meal before heading home for the day, just in case there isn’t a meal when they get home. These programs show that Ms. Watson is passionate about her role in the health of FISD students. Pam said, “As a health professional and Registered Dietitian, I am concerned about the trend of childhood obesity and increasing problem of childhood hunger. I have always been committed to delivering effective programs to help students, teachers and employees understand nutritional concepts and make informed decisions that support a healthy lifestyle.”
But, it’s not just in the programs she implements that her care for the health and well-being of our students is evident. During an evening event prior to the start of school, two young students mentioned that they hadn’t had anything to eat for lunch and they were very hungry. Minutes later, Ms. Watson brought food for the children because she knew they needed nourishment to make it through the evening.
When asked, Pam said her favorite thing about her job was, “trying to improve the quality of life for our students”. She is the kind of person we want on our FISD Team. Thank you, Ms. Watson, for your caring spirit and innovative approach to school nutrition.
FSE teachers know who the real super heroes are in this world! They delivered baskets of goodies to Floresville’s Super Heroes to thank them for the protection, leadership and service they provide for the citizens of Floresville every single day. These photos will be displayed at FSE to remind students that there are real super heroes in the world and they can grow-up to be one!
Click above to read the May edition of the FISD Update.
Congratulations to Susan Royal, FSE teacher, and Ramon Buruato, FMS teacher, on being named District Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year! Read a bit more about them by clicking above