We are pleased to bring you this special issue of the Parent-Family-Community Connections newsletter.
In this edition, we are featuring National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 through October 15.
Ratings are up since last issued in 2019, reflecting improvements in student academic growth rates
AUSTIN – August 15, 2022 – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released 2022 A–F accountability ratings for districts and campuses, the first to be issued since 2019 due to two years of COVID-related pauses.
1,195 districts and 8,451 campuses were rated this year, with returns showing promising signs of progress in Texas’s efforts to catch students up academically. Driven by significant gains in student academic growth, 2022 saw 25% of districts and 33% of campuses improve their letter grade from 2019. 18% of high-poverty campuses in Texas were rated an A, continuing to prove that demographics do not equal destiny.
“These results show our state’s significant investment in the post-pandemic academic recovery of Texas public school students is bearing fruit,” said Texas Education Commissioner, Mike Morath. “I’m grateful for the driving force behind this year’s success: our teachers and local school leaders. Statewide policy in Texas continues to remain focused on meeting the needs of students, with an accountability system that supports high expectations, robust tutoring supports, rigorous curricular resources, and an investment in evidence-based training for our teachers.”
Established by House Bill 22 during the 85th Texas Legislature, the A–F accountability system provides educators, parents, and communities with a transparent view of the academic performance of Texas public schools based on three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. This year, to align with Senate Bill 1365, districts and campuses received an A, B or C rating or were assigned a label of Not Rated: Senate Bill 1365, both overall and in each domain. This Not Rated: Senate Bill 1365 label was applied when the domain or overall scaled score for a district or campus was less than 70. 42 districts and 564 campuses received this label.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending that allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. Those funds are not authorized to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, Central Heights ISD must return to charging for school meals and offering free and reduced-price meals based on student eligibility. Families are encouraged to complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals, available at https://www.mealappnow.com/
Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, el Congreso autorizó fondos especiales a las escuelas para servir comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes. Estos fondos no estarán disponibles para el año escolar de 2022 al 2023. Como resultado, CHISD deberá volver a cobrar por las comidas escolares y ofrecer comidas gratuitas y a precio reducido en base a la elegibilidad del estudiante. Se invita a cada familia a completar la Solicitud Para Recibir Comidas Escolares Gratuitas y a Precio Reducido, disponible en https://www.mealappnow.com/
to our students who competed at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California!
Lauren Ashley, Juliette Lostrocco, & Lillie Saintingnan competed in Food Innovations Level 3 and W͓̽O͓̽N͓̽ F͓̽I͓̽R͓̽S͓̽T͓̽ P͓̽L͓̽A͓̽C͓̽E͓̽ I͓̽N͓̽ T͓̽H͓̽E͓̽ N͓̽A͓̽T͓̽I͓̽O͓̽N͓̽! These three students are graduates from the Class of 2022. 💥 They went out with a bang! 💥 Way to go ladies!
Sydney French, Bolu Odunuga, & Olivia Padilla competed in Food Innovations Level 1 and finished in the top 10 in the nation! All of these students will be freshman at CHHS in the fall. Congratulations to Mrs. Chrystal Reneau (FCS Teacher) and the other students (Taylar Russell, Katy Jacks & Paris Ngo) that competed at the national competition!
What an amazing accomplishment! We are so proud of all of you!
Not pictured is Lillie Saintingnan who had a last minute illness.
Central Heights lSD will award belated high school diplomas to war veterans who have served in the armed forces
without finishing high school.
Elementary 7:30 am - 3:10 pm
Middle School 7:30 am - 3:15 pm
High School 7:30 am - 3:20 pm
Tutorials start at 7:30 am. Students will report to 1st period at 8:00 am
The mission of the Central Heights Independent School District, in partnership with home and community, is to provide a safe learning environment that promotes educational excellence for all students challenging them to become:
· Lifelong Learners
· Independent Thinkers
· Respectful Individuals
· Responsible Citizens
Are you a victim of any type of bullying or know someone who is?
To report it anonymously, please click on the links below for your campus.
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In accordance with SB179 aka David’s Law.