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Forest Creek Elementary will be having Valentine’s Day Parties on Friday, February 12, 2016. Parents are invited to join their child’s class. Please RSVP here so that we may have your badge printed in advance, when possible. The party schedule is as follows:
Kindergarten – 1:45-2:30pm
1st Grade – 1:35-2:35pm
2nd Grade – 1:30-2:40
3rd Grade – 1:50-2:40
4th Grade – 1:30-2:40pm
5th Grade – 1:00-1:45pm

Future Panthers

If you have a Forest Creek Coyote that will soon be a Ridgeview Panther, you might want to check out Principal Travis Mutscher’s blog:

Click on the page that reads ‘Incoming 6th Grade Info” for important dates and announcements.

Tuesday, January 26th 6:00 pm – Incoming 6th Grade Parent Information Night at Ridgeview Middle School

Wednesday, January 27th – Ridgeview counselor Deanne Hart will visit FCE to speak with students about Choice Sheets. Brown Bag lunch with parents to answer any questions from 12:00-1:00 in the library.

Tuesday, February 9th 6:00pm – Fine Arts Night at Ridgeview Middle School

Tuesday, February 16th – Choice Sheets are due back to FCE teachers.

TBA – Fifth grade students will visit Ridgeview Middle School.

Thank you very much for your help!

Direct Donation Drive

PTA Drive

The Forest Creek PTA is conducting a Direct Donation Drive for the 2015-2016 school year!

Or, return your check or cash and flyer in the envelope sent home from school. There are also flyers in the office and on the bulletin board in the front hall.

We are asking for at least $25 per student to support our budgeted programs and

services as well add a second SUNSHADE to our playground.

We know, as a community, we can rise to the occasion!! If you have not done so

already, PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY! We cannot do it without your help!

Week 1 totals were $2700. Week 2 totals were $2700. Week 3 totals were $1470. Week 4 totals were $3050. With corporate matching added in, we are at $13700!

We need 100% participation from all FCE families.

****If we reach our half way mark of $11,000, our kids will earn a pajama day!

****If we reach our goal of $22,500 ALL FCE kids will earn an “Evening of

Celebration” with crafts, snacks, dancing and more!!

100% back to our kids!           100% tax deductible!           100% NO catalog sales!

Don’t forget to ask about corporate matching!

handbook

Click on the image to view the Elementary Handbook information.

volunteer 2If you plan to be a Watch D.O.G., go on a field trip, volunteer in the classroom, or work with students, you must complete the online application AND receive approval. Online Volunteer Application.

Some helpful tips to remember when submitting your volunteer application:

  1. Please complete entire form.
  2. Select the school(s) where you would like to volunteer (you can choose more than one school).
  3. Please make sure that you click the SUBMIT button.

After applying with our district, please view our FCE Volunteer Orientation and then sign up for volunteer opportunites you’re interested in using Sign Up Genius and At-Home Hours Form.

A paper First Day Packet will not be sent home this year. ALL parents must CLICK HERE to access important information such as a school nurse letter, Physical Education letter, food services information, Grandparents’ Day Lunch, PTA information, after school classes, etc. This folder is best viewed in a Chrome browser.

Most school papers will be communicated electronically through the eNews and bi-weekly Coyote Call throughout the school year. If you do not have internet access and must receive all communication via paper copy, please email tia_bennett@roundrockisd.org.

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registrationPlease visit the Forest Creek Elementary office to receive the complete registration packet.

Parents or guardians of new students should present the following items for their child at the time of registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunizations record {State immunization requirements}
  • Social Security card
  • One Proof of residence in the school district:
  • Current utility bill
  • Lease agreement, if renting
  • Contract of sale, settlement statement, or a tax statement, if purchasing
  • Last report card or withdrawal form from previous school district

View the Elementary Enrollment Packet.  Packets may be completed before coming to campus to registered, but it is not required.  We have packets readily available in the front office.

Whether your child is transferring to our school from another school district, changing schools within Round Rock ISD, or starting school for the first time, visit the district’s Registration page to find useful information.

Elementary truancy laws have been updated by the State of Texas, beginning in 2016, with the largest changes affecting absences and truancy prevention.

Prior to the change, elementary students were only marked “absent.” Beginning January 5, 2016 only the following absences will be marked “excused:”

Illness documented with a note from a doctor/parent within 48 hours,
Death in immediate family, or
School related event.
There are some additional reasons for an absence that would not be marked either way, including religious holidays and visiting a parent in the military. Unexcused absences will be assessed for truancy measures on a case-by-case basis with consideration for the educational value, length and frequency of trips and in the case of non-immediate family member deaths.

The state also mandates a process for truancy prevention, beginning when a student has three unexcused absences within four weeks.

Truancy is defined as failure to attend school on ten or more days within a six-month period in the same school year. Beginning January 5, 2016 the following steps will be taken as truancy prevention measures.

Three unexcused absences within four weeks:An automatically generated letter is sent to parents, and
A school administrator initiates a Student Attendance Plan with parent.
Seven unexcused absences within six months:The Student Attendance Plan is revisited with parent, and
Possible involvement of attendance officer.
10 unexcused absences within six months:An automatically generated letter is sent to parents,
The Student Attendance Plan is revisited with parent,
A home visit may be scheduled, and
Involvement of attendance officer and/or escalation of truancy case to court, with a possibility of fines between $100 and $500.
“Attending school is important to student success at any age,” said Kristina Snow, RRISD director of elementary education.

“We understand how unexpected incidences occur and we want to be flexible for parents,” Snow said. “Students who are absent will have the opportunity to make up school work. We encourage parents to work closely with their school to provide the appropriate communication and documentation needed for excused absences.”

For more information on student absences, refer to the absence and attendance section in the district’s Student-Parent Handbook (pages 16-20.)

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Forest Creek Elementary School
3505 Forest Creek Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Sheri Lehnick, Principal

Phone Numbers

Main: 512-464-5350
Fax: 512-464-5430
Nurse: 512-464-5355
Attendance: 512-464-5352

Hours of Operation

Students: 7:45am – 2:45pm
Office: 7:30am – 4:00pm