HOUSTON – Aug. 9, 2016 – Excitement is in the air as teachers, administrators, bus drivers, custodians and child nutrition workers across the district prepare to welcome students to the 2016-17 school year on Monday, Aug. 22. The district has been working for months to ensure the new school year opens seamlessly, setting the tone for both students and staff to experience their best year ever.
“Whether you have just moved to the area or you’re a long-time resident, I hope that you share my excitement for the 2016-17 school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson. “While our commitment to meeting the needs of every child continues to be strong, we are pleased to introduce some new programs and tools this year that will help us meet that priority.”
Some of the new additions this year are: a web-based college and career platform called Naviance for students and parents; increased dual-credit opportunities for students; an online resource, ReadyRosie, for parents of children ages 0-6; and a new district mobile app that provides easy access to district and campus information. More details about these tools – along with useful Spring ISD phone numbers, a school directory, instructional calendar, and basic information about enrollment, lunches and transportation – can be found in the 2016-17 School Guide, which is being mailed to Spring residents and will arrive in homes soon.
Also new this year, are redesigned campus websites that feature not only a fresh, new look but also a consistent format that is easy for parents to use and schools to update. Parents and students are invited to take a look at their school’s new website, and while they are there, check out the back-to-school information available, including school supply lists and event calendars.
Additionally, parents and guardians who would like to receive non-emergency school and district information by phone and text will need to check the appropriate box on the enrollment form included in the packet of important documents that students bring home on the first day of school. “We want to ensure that our communications are clear, timely, transparent and shared as many ways as possible with our parents,” said Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield, chief communications officer.
Families that are new to the district and were unable to enroll their students at the New Student Registration and Family Resource Expo on Aug. 6 may go directly to the campus where their child will be attending. Parents or legal guardians will need to accompany their child to the school for registration and provide the required documentation. See Registration Requirements.
For more back-to-school information, including enrollment/registration, immunization requirements, free and reduced meal applications, go to www.springisd.org/parents or call the campus where your child will be attending.