Attention all Center Point Independent School District 6th grade students and parents:
All students entering the 7th grade are required by the Texas Department of State Health Services to have received the following additional vaccines:
· Meningococcal Vaccine
· Varicella Vaccine--2 doses or proof of having had chickenpox illness
After receiving these vaccines, please bring a copy from your physician’s office to your campus nurse. Proof of these vaccines must be provided prior to the first day of school August 2017.
Attention parents of 3 year old students enrolled in Texas Public School:
All children turning 4 years old must receive the following vaccines to remain enrolled in Texas Public School:
· Measles, Mumps, and Rubella --2nd dose
· Varicella--2nd dose
Proof of vaccines must be submitted to your campus nurse for your child to continue to be enrolled in Texas Public School.
Eve Brunet is the Secondary Teacher of the Month for April 2017!
Center Point Elementary is proud to honor Mrs. Gloria Moreno as our Teacher of the Month for April. Mrs. Moreno works hard to support student success in the classroom. She works closely with our teachers to monitor student progress and offers them support when needed. During the fall, Mrs. Moreno organized and hosted the Latino Literacy Project on our campus, where parents and students learned valuable strategies for reading in the home. We appreciate Mrs. Moreno being on our team.
Kathy Robertson is the Support Staff Member of the Month for May.Kathy arrives every morning with a smile on her face and a cheerful "good morning". She proceeds to make the coffee for the 'upstairs' people to get everyone through the morning!Kathy displays a positive attitude in every duty she's asked to perform including covering classes any time she is needed.Kathy's day is busy as she actually works for 2 people- Mrs. Bolin and Mr. Johnson. Some of her daily responsibilities include putting in all requisitions, placing orders, receiving orders, delivering orders, addressing technology requests and assisting Jody as much as possible, scheduling all ARDS ( we have had over 80 this year), printing and mailing completed ARDs to parents, and ensuring that special ed PEIMS data is in the system correctly.These are only some of the things Kathy does on a daily basis without any grumbling! The list goes on and on...Thank you Kathy for your unselfish service to CPISD, your compassion, and your friendship.
Center Point Independent School District
Local Innovation Plan
April 10, 2017
Local Innovation Committee Members:
Cody Newcomb Superintendent
Casey Johnson Executive Director of Student Services
Kim Bolin Director of Special Education
Keith Mills Secondary Principal
Jennifer George Elementary Principal
Beverly Newcomb District Counselor
Joni Wiseman Elementary Teacher
Carrie McCulloch Elementary Teacher
Steve Schreckenbach Elementary Teacher
Teresa Caronna Elementary Teacher
Anna Chapa Elementary Teacher
Noel Clark Elementary Teacher
Gloria Moreno Elementary Teacher
Kacie Hamilton Secondary Teacher
Rhonda Ruesch Secondary Teacher
Lindsey Austin Secondary Teacher
Sara Cotton Secondary Teacher
Maria Vargas Secondary Teacher
Suzanne Wickel Secondary Teacher
Karen Blackledge Secondary Teacher
Caitlin Gayle Secondary Teacher
Lance Whittle Secondary Teacher
Guy Walters Secondary Teacher
Shawn Cabiness Parent Representative
Britny Williams Parent Representative
Jonathan Park Community Representative
Marsha Burney Community Representative
Marie Rhodes Business Representative
House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session, permits Texas public school districts to become Districts of Innovation and to obtain exemption from certain provisions of the Texas Education Code. On February 23, 2017, the Center Point Independent School District's Board of Trustees (“Board”) passed a Resolution to Initiate the Process of Designation as a District of Innovation in order to increase local control over District operations and to support innovation and local initiatives to improve educational outcomes for the benefit of students and the community.
On March 22, 2017, the Board appointed a local District of Innovation Committee comprised of various stakeholders. The Committee met on April 5, 2017, to discuss and draft this Local Innovation Plan ("Plan"). The Committee sought and considered input on the Plan through the District Site Base Committee.
The term of the Plan is for five years, beginning May, 2017 and ending at the end of May, 2022, unless terminated or amended earlier by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the law. The Committee will continually monitor the effectiveness of the Plan and recommend to the Board any suggested modifications to the Plan.
III. A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
The Plan's comprehensive educational program is guided by and aligned with the District Goals, District Vision & District Mission.
A. District Goals
Our Learning Environment provides
Our community and district provides
"The mission of the Center Point Independent School District is to provide excellence in education for every student. With a dedicated, caring staff, we seek to foster a safe, positive, and creative atmosphere. In this environment, students will be empowered with the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills necessary to succeed in a complex, global, multi-cultural society
Exemptions from the following:
Texas Education Code 25.0811 - FIRST DAY OF INSTRUCTION. (a) Except as provided by this section, a school district may not begin instruction for students for a school year before the fourth Monday in August. A school district may:
(1) begin instruction for students for a school year before the fourth Monday in August if the district operates a year-round system under Section 25.084; or
(2) begin instruction for students for a school year on or after the first Monday in August at a campus or at not more than 20 percent of the campuses in the district if:
(A) the district has a student enrollment of 190,000 or more;
(B) the district at the beginning of the school year provides, financed with local funds, days of instruction for students at the campus or at each of the multiple campuses, in addition to the minimum number of days of instruction required under Section 25.081;
(C) the campus or each of the multiple campuses are undergoing comprehensive reform, as determined by the board of trustees of the district; and
(D) a majority of the students at the campus or at each of the multiple campuses are educationally disadvantaged.
(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a school district that does not offer each grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 and whose prospective or former students generally attend school in another state for the grade levels the district does not offer may start school on any date permitted under Subsection (a) or the law of the other state.
Texas Education Code 25.8012 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a school district may not schedule the last day of school for students for a school year before May 15.
(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a school district that does not offer each grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 and whose prospective or former students generally attend school in another state for the grade levels the district does not offer may schedule the last day of school on any date permitted under Subsection (a) or the law of the other state.
Center Point ISD DOI Plan
Center Point ISD requests the freedom to develop a calendar that better fits the needs of the community if the committee so chooses. Flexibility in this area would allow the District Committee to balance the first and second semesters and provide more instructional days prior to state testing.