Greetings PUP families,
We made it through the first week! It has been a pleasure to meet each student and I am very proud of them for figuring out how to navigate a big new place. There have been successes and some challenges as well. Thank you for being patient with Lanier teachers and staff as we transition into new routines. Things will be running smoothly very soon.
You should have received communication from me earlier this week. If not, visit https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login
to update your communications settings. Some important information included in my last email addressed:
Each student received their very own school planner yesterday in PUPS! They need to bring that planner to school every day. The first part of the planner has a lot of helpful information you may want to look through. There is a worksheet on page 5 where your student should have copied their schedule in a format that follows the timeline for P-days and R-days (the printed out pink schedules can confuse our kiddos). Feel free to check on page 5 to ensure that this is filled out correctly and use the bell schedule on page 4 and the map on page 6 to sort out any confusion for your child on where to go. There is also a section the students were supposed to copy for the grading policy. Here's that information if you see that page 8 is still blank.
Week of 8/29 Supplies
Once the students have their lockers, they will be leaving their backpacks in their lockers and bringing their needed supplies to each class. Grade Level Supplies
Laptop Distribution: 8/29-9/7
In our history classes, our students will be receiving their HISD laptops! They will be responsible for bringing their charged laptop to school every day. Before that happens, they need to have signed paperwork and a $25 fee taken care of. Please make sure you put your student’s name and ID number so we can ensure their payment is credited.
Your student should have brought home that information, plus many of you already took care of it at Back-To-School Night on 8/18. Here's additional information to help your child use this tool responsibly. You must access the site and fill out the Google Form at the end for your student to receive their laptop.
The PTO and parent volunteers have been a huge help to our office staff this week. Our students are the priority, and we appreciate the time you contributed to assisting us with clerical tasks so that our admin staff could take care of registration and schedule updates.
Next week we will continue to streamline our routines. You can learn more about Lanier and the day in the life of a student on August 31st at PUP 101 organized by Ms. Garza, Lanier’s AP & Magnet Coordinator and Mr. Maluski, our suburb counselor. This is a parent only event and we encourage you to attend if you are new to Lanier.
I hope this weekend you reflect on the positive aspects of your student’s first week at school and celebrate new accomplishments and budding friendships. We are enthusiastic to see everyone on Monday and ready for a week of new middle school experiences.