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HB4545 INFORMATION

House Bill 4545 was recently passed in the 87th Regular Legislative Session. The new statute is effective, as of June 16, 2021, with accelerated instruction practices required during the 2021-2022 school year for all students, based on results from Spring 2021.

HB 4545 establishes new requirements for accelerated instruction for students who do not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). At a high level, the legislation includes:

  • Elimination of grade retention and retesting requirements in grades 5 and 8
  • For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grade 3, 5, or 8 in math or reading, a new LEA requirement to establish an accelerated learning committee to develop an individual educational plan for the student and monitor progress
  • For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grades 3–8 or STAAR (EOC) end-of-course assessments, clarification of prior accelerated instruction requirements, specifying that it must include either:
    • Receiving supplemental instruction (tutoring) before or after school.
 

CYBERBULLYING

Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy Charter Independent School District has a “zero tolerance” policy against cyberbullying.  Students caught cyberbullying at school can be disciplined under Section 2 of our Student Parent Handbook.  If you believe you are being cyberbullied or if you know someone who is, please contact your school's principal.  Visit our website page at www.twodimensions.org or follow this direct website link, https://safe2speakup.com/onlinebully?workspace=TwoDimensionsTX

 

DAVID'S LAW

David’s Law Texas Senate Bill 179

David’s Law, an Act known as David’s Law, took effect September 01, 2017.  The Act relates to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying and requires school districts to adopt policies and procedures concerning bullying and to include “procedures for a student, parent, teacher, or administrator to anonymously report an incident of bullying…”  You can find the enrolled version of Senate Bill 179 at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/pdf/SB00179F.pdf

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you need to talk or are concerned about someone else, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention LifelineThe toll-free lifeline is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a yearwww.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Call: 800-273-TALK (8255)

 

POSTING HOAX THREATS TO SCHOOLS

 

Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION

The February newsletter (Volume 16, 3rd Quarter), The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, is available in English, Spanish, German, Korean, and Vietnamese.   https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi.3_newsletter%20-%20Copy 

This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Fun Things During Spring Break, Nutrition for Kids, Kids and Exercise, Ways to Motivate Your Child, Teaching Children Personal Safety, Teaching Children Anger Management, and The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need.

 

Conexión de participación de los padres y la familia

El boletín de febrero (Volumen 16, 3er trimestre), The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, está disponible en inglés, español, alemán, coreano y vietnamita. https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi.3_newsletter%20-%20Copy Esta edición del boletín incluye artículos sobre cosas divertidas durante las vacaciones de primavera, nutrición para niños, niños y ejercicio, maneras de motivar a su hijo, enseñar a los niños la seguridad personal, enseñar a los niños a controlar la ira y el único consejo para padres que realmente necesita.