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  • Tropical Storm Nicholas

     Wednesday, 9-15-2021

    Markham Elementary will be closed due to power outages.

    Blessing Elementary and the HS/JH Campuses have power and will be open on Wednesday.

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    Important Times:
    Doors Open 7:30am   
    Breakfast begins 7:30am
    Tiger Roars 7:50am
    Dismissal 3:30pm 
     

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  • Welcome to Markham Elementary! 
    Welcome Back!  We hope you all have had a safe and restful summer break!  We are looking forward to another successful year at MES!  Although last year certainly presented challenges, through hard work and high expectations we successfully met each student’s needs.

    You will find some helpful information below to help you prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in August! 

     

    School Supplies
    Once again, TISD is purchasing school supplies for our elementary students.  Parents only need to purchase a clear or mesh backpack and we will supply the rest. 

     

    Visitors
    For the safety of your child/children our front doors will be locked each day from 8:00-3:30.  If you need to pick your child up early please continue to call the front office before 2:30 PM. We will NOT release children at 3:30 from the front office.  If a parent needs to pick up their child before dismissal time, the parent MUST call the front office and provide a valid photo ID.  We ask that parents reserve early pick-ups for doctor appointments and emergency situations only so that instruction is not interrupted. 

     

    Communication

    At Markham Elementary, we will communicate and share information with all of our families through ClassDojo, the Markham Elementary web page and Facebook page, as well as through Blackboard. Checking these frequently will help keep you informed!  If you need help, please call the school and we will get you set up!  Our school phone number is (979) 843-4340. 

     

    Attendance & Truancy

    Attendance matters!  Students are learning throughout the day, so try to make it a priority to have your children here on time and for the full day. Once a child is enrolled into school, school attendance laws apply, even if the student is under the age of 6 (Pre-K and Kindergarten).  Both the child and parent are responsible for unexcused absences. (Yes, even if your child is 16 years old and skips class without you knowing, you are considered responsible!)  After too many unexcused absences, the school is required to notify the parent. A compulsory attendance notification will be sent to the parent if a student has unexcused absences on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period or three days or parts of days during a four-week period.  Attendance will continue to be tracked for virtual learners as well.  Our virtual learners are held to the same expectations as our students who are attending face-to-face.  Online students will need to log in for attendance each day by 9:00am. If your child is absent, please send a written note the day they are able to return to school. Please be aware: three unexcused absences result in truancy and can be punishable by up to a $500.00 fine. 

     

    Food Services

    Breakfast and lunch are FREE for ALL students, including online students. Snacks are available for purchase. Extras and individual items off the serving counter will not be charged to your child's account; they must have funds available in their account.  No charges will be allowed. Thanks for your cooperation!

     

    Meal Times

    Doors open at 7:30am.  Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:50am.

    Lunch Schedule: PK 10:30, Kindergarten 10:45, 1st 11:05, 2nd 11:15, 3rd 11:45, 4th 12:00, 5th 12:15.

     

    Dismissal Time

    Pre-K through 5th Grades will all dismiss at 3:30PM.

     

    Car-Loading/Pick-Up Procedures for ALL Parents & Visitors

    Please call before 2:30pm for changes to parent pick-up or bus transportation. If you're in the car loading line, you must have the car tags with your child(ren)'s names. These tags need to be visible to our staff in the windshield throughout the pickup process.  Parents will not be allowed inside to sign out their child at dismissal. You will need to be in the car line. If you choose to walk to pick up your child, those children will be released after all car riders with our "walkers" group.  Parents without transportation will wait for their children on the sidewalk outside, while maintaining social distancing.  If a parent needs to pick up their child before dismissal time, the parent MUST call the front office and  provide a valid photo ID.  We ask that parents reserve early pick-ups for doctor appointments and emergency situations only so that instruction is not interrupted.  These procedures have been put in place for the safety of all our students and staff.  We truly appreciate your cooperation and patience.

     

    Wednesday Folders

    Look in your child's folder every Wednesday for your child's graded papers.

     

    Deliveries

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must limit visitors' access to campus, and therefore, our front doors will be locked from 8:00-3:30pm daily.  We are unable to accept deliveries at this time.  This includes, but is not limited to food deliveries, flowers, balloons, and other celebratory gifts and treats.  With Homecoming, it is important for our families to note that we will not be able to accept any deliveries of mums or garters to campus.  If a student wants to wear a mum or garter to school, they must bring it with them when they arrive to campus.  Thank you for your attention to this matter, and for helping us to ensure the safety of our students and faculty.

     

    Read a "History of Markham" by Marianne Hayes, Joel Hayes, & Stella McElrath.

  • P.O. Box 317 Markham, TX 77456  979-843-4340  Campus Principal: Stacie Murry  smurry@tidehavenisd.com