We regret to inform you that Healthy Schools, our flu shot provider, notified the District this week that they have discontinued the program. Birdville ISD, therefore, will not be able to offer the free flu vaccine clinics this fall.
Healthy Schools told the District that low turnout across the country in previous years, combined with lower than expected parental consents for this year’s upcoming flu vaccine clinics and the growing cost of running these clinics, has made the program unsustainable. Consequently, it has become impossible for Healthy Schools to continue the program in Texas this year and in the future.
It is recommended that parents reach out to their local health department or child’s pediatrician to inquire about an alternative cost-free flu vaccine or visit the CDC flu shot finder website to locate local flu vaccine providers.
Director of Health Services
Vaping and Your Student
THINGS YOU THINK YOU KNOW, BUT REALLY DON’T!
Please join us for an informative presentation by Challenge of Tarrant County
MONDAY, MAY 20
Birdville Fine Arts and Athletics Complex
9200 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills
John Haenes from Challenge of Tarrant County will lead discussion: “Parenting Through the Haze: The Realities of Teen Vaping”
Officer Willie Watkins, BISD Safety & Security Specialist will share legal ramifications
JD Eddings, Assistant Principal Richland High School will display and discuss various paraphernalia
Parents, Guardians, Students & Community Members are invited to attend
The state of Texas will be releasing STAAR results during the summer. Student results will be available to parents beginning June 20 through Skyward Family Access. Parents should log into Skyward Family Access at birdvilleschools.net/skyward. Birdville ISD will not be mailing STAAR results as was done last summer.
NOTE: Please try logging into Skyward to make sure you can access the system. If you need help logging into Skyward Family Access, please contact your child’s campus before June 8th.
Results for the spring 2016 administration of the STAAR tests for grades 3–8 were scheduled to be reported to districts on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. However, the results have been delayed and are now due to be delivered to districts across the state in July. BISD anticipates mailing STAAR test results to parents by the end of July. If you do not receive your child’s results by Aug. 8, please contact the campus your child attended during the 2015–16 school year.
Texas Education Commissioner, Mark Morath, issued a statement regarding STAAR Reading and Math assessments for fifth- and eighth-grade students. Morath announced that the state will be removing student consequences attached to STAAR for fifth and eighth-grade students for the 2015–16 school year. He also cancelled the June 21–22 fifth- and eighth-grade retest administration.
> Read Commissioner Morath’s Statement
To support student learning, Birdville ISD will continue the accelerated instruction classes through June 22 for fifth- and eighth-grade students who passed all courses but did not pass the second administration of the STAAR Reading or Math assessments. The focus of the classes will be on individual learning plans designed to prepare students for the next grade level and beyond rather than on simply preparing them to pass a test.
Students who did not pass the second administration of STAAR Reading or Math assessments and also did not pass one or more courses will continue their learning at Haltom High School beginning Wednesday, June 15. They will conclude their learning on July 21. (The district is closed July 4–8.) Transportation is provided from the middle school campuses to Haltom High. Someone from the home campus will contact parents to set up a meeting to discuss academic progress and grade placement before the beginning of the school year.