Originally delivered on 8/21/2022 8:55 pm

SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - August 21, 2022

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

August 21, 2022

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • TEA Ratings Released on Aug 15
  • Debakey PTO Uniform and Spirit Wear - In-Person Sales - Aug 25
  • Facebook Links
  • Back-to-school Guidelines
  • Free Campus drive-thru COVID-19 Testing
  • Additional HISD Resources
  • Boy Scout Opportunity
  • You Might Have Missed It...
  • REMINDER: Sept 14 - Spirit Night at Raising Cane's
  • Athletics Interest Form
  • Student Volunteering Requirement

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Aug 22 - First Day of 2022-2023 School Year
  • Sept 5 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
  • Sept 13 - PTO Meeting - 6:30PM - 8PM
TEA Ratings Released on Aug 15

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released accountability ratings for schools across the state.

Learn more about how DeBakey HSHP performed:

Learn More About This Rating
DeBakey PTO Uniform and Spirit Wear In-Person Sales - Aug 25

When: Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th during lunch

Where: From the PTO Store next to the Flex Room

For a listing of the available merchandise, please go to Uniform Information in the link below:

DeBakey PTO Uniform & Spirit Wear Store Merchandise and Pricing

We are currently out of stock of some sizes ofspirit shirts, PE shirts and unisex navy and white polos. We have placed an order and will communicate when we have them in stock. We have plenty of ladies cut polos in navy and royal, unisex royal polos, and dri-fit polos in navy and royal.

Exact cash and Zelle is preferred. Credit cards are accepted but the connection has challenges and may not work. There is a sales tax of 8.25% on all transactions. There is an additional 3% fee on all credit card transactions.


Questions? Please email: uniforms@debakeypto.org.

Facebook Links

Have you already joined our Facebook communities yet? We have active Facebook groups that are a great resource to parents navigating their way through high school.

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Official DeBakey HSHP FB Page
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DeBakey HSHP Parents and Community Group
Back-to-school Guidelines

Welcome back to another exciting new school year!

Whether you’re just joining us at HISD, or you are returning more committed than ever before to our student’s academic success, we want you to know that at this moment HISD is uniquely poised to deliver on the promise of providing a world-class education to all its students, thanks to you.

I am looking forward to what the future holds in store for our district as we now enter the implementation phase of our five-year strategic plan. As part of this plan, we committed ourselves to placing a world-class educator in front of each HISD student, as well as putting the necessary supports in place to help #TeamHISD succeed.

To put our plan in motion, we have developed the 2022-2023 Back to School Guidelines as a resource guide for all things HISD. These guidelines outline important information for students, staff and parents regarding health and safety protocols, academic initiatives, instructional supports and so much more.

I encourage you to review these Back-to-School Guidelines to understand all the tools available in HISD. Beginning Monday, August 22nd, any employee that has a COVID-19 positive diagnosis must complete the COVID-19 self-reporting form available at myHISD Portal under the Forms section. Employees must also notify their immediate supervisor,

I look forward to working with you to ensure all of us have a safe and successful school year.

Free campus drive-thru COVID-19 testing

HISD is offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on August 19, 20, and 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Testing will be available for HISD staff, students, and members of their households. There will be a limited number of tests available. Registration is required to ensure your spot, follow this link to register online.

Testing Locations:

August 19, 2022

  • Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
  • Westbury High School
  • Scarborough High School

August 20, 2022

  • Furr High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Cesar Chavez High School

August 27, 2022

  • Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
  • Sharpstown High School
  • Austin High School
  • Milby High School
  • Lamar High School
Additional HISD Resources

  • Transportation
    • The Houston ISD Transportation Department determines eligibility for transportation services. The Transportation Department, upon determining eligibility, will assign a route and stop. For more information about eligibility, please visit the HISD Transportation Services Homepage
    • The information will also be available online at https://www.houstonisd.org/transportation. Please click on the ‘Find My Route’ button and enter your address to get your child’s route and stop information. For more information on transportation, please follow the links provided below.
    • Links and Contact Information for Parents:
    • If you have additional questions, you may contact Ms. Childs Molly.Childs@houstonisd.org.
Boy Scout Opportunity

Troop-125 was founded in 1946 with the main focus on light-weight backpacking. The Boy Scouts offers a great opportunity for our children to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.  Furthermore, they will be provided with a structured environment in which to develop their independence and leader-ship and communication skills.  The highest accomplishment in scouting is the Eagle Scout rank, which is looked upon favorably when advancing their education and/or career.

Troop-125 is sponsored by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (5308 Buffalo Speedway).  We meet there every Monday 7:30-8:30 pm, and camp monthly over the weekend (Friday night – Sunday morning).  

For more info, please visit our web site (www.troop125.org) or Facebook page.  No prior scouting experience is required to participate.  If interested, please e-mail Eric or Brian. We could arrange for you to visit in one of our Monday night meetings or campouts.

Troop 125 Scouting
You Might Have Missed it...

Some important information was recently shared by Ms. Goudeau:

Schedule Change Requests

DeBakey Students can check their courses through HISD Connect/PowerSchool. Students may start requesting schedule changes on August 15 using a google form link. Please do not submit multiple requests. Think about the changes and review your courses carefully before completing the google form. Requests MUST be submitted no later than September 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm. The form will be closed @ 3:00 pm, NO EXCEPTIONS!


  • You have received SUMMER SCHOOL CREDIT
  • You are in the WRONG CLASS based on your 4 Year Plan
  • You are in the WRONG CLASS LEVEL
  • You need to drop AP/HADV/Pre-AP class DUE TO HEAVY COURSE LOAD (Once you are removed from the class, you will not be able to return if you change your mind.)

Also keep in mind that your schedule will shift, and you may not have the same teachers and class periods as your original schedule. The most important thing is that you have the correct classes and not the order of the classes.

*Requests to move to another class period or another instructor will not be honored.

Please do not email the Counselors with your schedule request.

Missing Textbooks

Many students did not turn in textbooks at the end of the school year. Please look for your books and bring them with you to school next week when you come to pick up your laptops. We need the books for other students. Your help is appreciated.

Sept 14 - Spirit Night at Raising Cane's!
Spirit Night - Raising Canes - Sept 14
Athletics Interest Form

Is your student interested in participating in school sports at DeBakey? If so, be sure to fill out the Athletics Interest form so they can be informed of updates and opportunities related to:

  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Competetive Dance (co-ed)
  • Gymastics (boys and girls)
  • Running Club (co-ed)
  • Volleyball (boys and girls)
REMINDER: Student Volunteering Requirement

REMINDER:  Every DeBakey student must have at least 100 community service to graduate with a DeBakey diploma.

Remember, colleges look at the community service and how you give back to your community when choosing a candidate to accept into their school.

Guidelines for Community Service Hours >>

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