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School Communication 2022-2023


Memo 01-13-2023 

UIL Debate
  • From Mr. Hyman: the SEM debate team participated in UIL district debate Thursday, January 12th.  All of our students performed exceptionally well, and Satvik Paduri and Nelson Vo claimed third place and the alternate spot for UIL State.  Congratulations Satvik and Nelson! 

Senior Parent night summary

Memo 01-11-2023 

Parent Conference Night Flyer

Memo 01-09-2023 

Update on spring semester student assemblies
Parent-Teacher Conference Night (Jan 26): Priority for Struggling Students; All Parents Welcome

Memo 01-06-2023 

 
Senior Parent & Student Meeting
  • When: Thursday January 12, 2023, 6-7PM 
  • Where: Townview Theater
  • Click here for more information!

Memo 12-20-2022 

Morning Dec 21, Hot Cocoa, SEM (gym) entrance
  • STUCO is hosting a free Hot Cocoa event in the Morning of Wednesday, Dec 21st.

Memo 12-15-2022 

Health Updates from the school clinic
  • Click here for message from Stephanie Dodds, BSN, RN 
    School Nurse
Revised ACP testing schedule
  • Revised ACP schedule attached, students will finish testing at 2:15 and will be released, buses will leave at 2:25.  

Memo 12-13-2022 

No Activity Buses for ACP Testing.
  • There will be no activity buses during ACP testing. Students who receive extra time will need to be picked up by their parents.
  • Click here for info.

Reminder from MEMO 11-30-2022, 12-12-2022

 

Friday, December 16th (Early Release Day)

1st Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

5th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Monday, December 19th (Early Release Day)

2nd Period ACP                                                                       9:10am – 11:30am

6th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Tuesday, December 20th (Early Release Day)                                   

3rd Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

7th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Wednesday, December 21st (Early Release Day)

4th Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

8th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches Distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

Senior Parent & Student Meeting
  • When: Thursday January 12, 2023, 6-7PM 
  • Where: Townview Theater
  • Click here for more information!

Memo 12-12-2022 

No Activity Buses for ACP Testing.
  • There will be no activity buses during ACP testing. Students who receive extra time will need to be picked up by their parents.
  • Click here for info.

Reminder from MEMO 11-30-2022

ACP Exam Schedule

Townview Magnet Center, Fall 2022
 

Friday, December 16th (Early Release Day)

1st Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

5th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Monday, December 19th (Early Release Day)

2nd Period ACP                                                                       9:10am – 11:30am

6th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Tuesday, December 20th (Early Release Day)                                   

3rd Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

7th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Wednesday, December 21st (Early Release Day)

4th Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

8th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches Distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

Senior Parent & Student Meeting
  • When: Thursday January 12, 2022, 6-7PM 
  • Where: Townview Theater
  • Click here for more information!
 
PTSA Community Meeting 

When: Dec 14, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://dallasisd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdOquqjkqGdH6XsIRNCzStgzYlwGOjW-L 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Memo 12-08-2022 

Jostens Revisit
  • Jostens will revisit Townview Magnet Center, to take Cap & Gown orders, etc; 
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
  • Place: Commons
  • Time: All Lunches
 
For those interested in the United States Air Force Academy
  • For those interested in the United States Air Force Academy, the North Texas Association of Graduates (AOG) are hosting their annual Lone Blue Line Dinner for USAFA candidates and their parents. 
     
    Date: December 19, 2022 at 6:00pm
    Where: CR Smith Museum, 4601 Hwy 360, Forth Worth, TX 76155 (SW corner of 183 & 360)
    Attire: Business casual
    Who: all high school candidates/future candidates and their parents
    Attendees include current USAFA cadets, AOG alumni, and parents from the North Texas USAFA Parents Club.
  • Townview has a strong recent history and currently has three students thriving at the US Air Force Academy.  From SEM Class of 2018, Cadet Emelia McLaughlin will commission into Operations Research in the Spring of 2023. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with specialized studies in Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing. She was selected for an MIT research internship (cancelled due to Covid), and was designated Electronics Design Lead for the hybrid engine testing platform for the Blue Horizon Rocketry Team.  She is a member of the USFA Golf Club and Director of Honor and Character for Squadron 14 ("Killer Cobras"). Congratulations to Emelia!

Memo 12-06-2022 

Activity Buses
  • Activity buses will not be available on Thursday December 8th due to the Townview open house.  Activity buses will be available December 12th-December 15th, activity buses will not be available the last week of the semester,

Memo 12-05-2022 

STAAR EOC Testing Dates (December)
  • Tuesday, December 6th: English I EOC (All SEM Freshmen)
  • Wednesday, December 7th: US History/Biology EOC
  • Thursday, December 8th: Algebra I EOC
  • Friday, December 9th: English II EO
 
Photo Retake
 
Good morning, this is just a reminder that picture retakes for students, faculty, and staff will be tomorrow, December 6th. The schedule for retakes is below. Students should inform their teacher that they need to retake photo outside Ms. Tangman's classroom 134B.  
  • Seniors: 1:00 - 2:00 
  • Juniors: 2:00 - 2:30 
  • Sophomores: 2:30 - 3:00
  • Freshmen: 3:00 - 3:30
  • Faculty/Staff: 2:00 - 4:00 

Memo 11-30-2022 

ACP Exam Schedule
Townview Magnet CenterFall 2022

Friday, December 16th (Early Release Day)

1st Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

5th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Monday, December 19th (Early Release Day)

2nd Period ACP                                                                       9:10am – 11:30am

6th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Tuesday, December 20th (Early Release Day)                                   

3rd Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

7th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

Wednesday, December 21st (Early Release Day)

4th Period ACP                                                                        9:10am – 11:30am

8th Period ACP                                                                        11:40am – 2:00pm

Lunches Distributed                                                                2:00pm – 2:15pm

Buses Leave                                                                            2:15pm

 

 


HAPPENING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th AT TOWNVIEW-SEM 9:00AM!

Don’t miss out on your exclusive school-wide event with UTD faculty and staff on TOP careers in STEM, employment outlook, what you can do as a student at UTD and more!  They will also discuss applying to UTD and financial aid options.  This is a unique opportunity for SEM ONLY. SEM LEADS IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SCHOOL CULTURE!

 


Memo 11-10-2022 

SEM teacher tutoring list

Memo 11-07-2022 

Parent/Student Letter
Hoodie Contest Vote
  • From Mr. Mcloda - The PTSA and Student Council are running a contest for a hoodie design. 
  • Students please vote on the design, click here
What does this week look like?
  • Monday (A Day)Nov 7th
  • Tuesday (no school)
  • Wednesday (A Day)
  • Thursday (B Day)
  • Friday (A Day) Nov 11th

 
Bus Route Change
Holiday Resources

  • Holiday Food Distribution with North Texas Food Bank – Use this website to find a holiday food distribution event near you from the North Texas Food Bank. Click here to see events across DFW!

  • Families can request a meal through Operation Turkey to be delivered to their home.  Click here to apply!

Memo 10-31-2022 

TOWNVIEW SAFETY
  • 100% of students on campus should now have an ID badge. It is a campus-wide safety expectation that every single student has their ID displayed at all times, including in your classes and during hallway transitions (REQUIRED – no exceptions).

  • Please ensure all students in your classrooms either have their IDs around their necks on a lanyard or clipped onto their shirts or pants. 

    Thank you for your help in keeping Townview safe!

Memo 10-28-2022 

WOODROW WILSON BUS ROUTE CHANGE

Memo 10-27-2022 

Lost or Overdue Items Library Notification
  • The Townview Library is distributing Lost/Overdue Notification today and tomorrow. 
    • If a student has already returned an item, no further action is needed.  If they still have it, please encourage them to stop by the library for further assistance.
    • The library will run and distribute notices once per semester to ensure students are aware of any outstanding issues.

SEM Parent/Conference Night

  • What time?
    • 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Townview Magnet Center
  • Where do I park?
    • Park in the front or gated parking lot. Enter the school through the front entrance (by flag pole) or theater entrance. See map, entry doors at green arrows click here.  
  • Where do I go?
  • Where can I get my student's schedule?
    • See your student's 1st period teacher or check PowerSchool. Report cards were given to students Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
  • Resources

No Activity Buses on Parent/Teacher Conference Night -- reminder

  • Townview will not have activity buses today October 27th, due to parent conferences. 
  • Click here for Flyer
Reminder - Senior Orders
Octoberfest is postponed; Novemberfest is November 18 
  • As a reminder, Octoberfest has been postponed until November 18.  There is still time to sign up for the Talent Show and Booths.  Please see Mr. Gipson in the Band Room.  

Memo 10-26-2022 

No Activity Buses on Parent/Teacher Conference Night -- reminder

  • Townview will not have activity buses on Thursday October 27th, due to parent conferences. 
  • Click here for Flyer

Memo 10-25-2022 

Exclusive Event With UTD Faculty And Staff

  • ATTENTION SEM PARENTS & STUDENTS - YES, YOU! Don’t miss out on your exclusive school-wide event with UTD faculty and staff on TOP careers in STEM, employment outlook, what you can do as a student at UTD and more!  They will also discuss applying to UTD and financial aid options.  This is a unique opportunity for SEM ONLY. SEM LEADS IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SCHOOL CULTURE!
  • REGISTER TODAY, CLICK HERE!

Octoberfest: postponed

  • The Townview-wide Octoberfest is postponed to November 18: Fall Fest aka NovemberFest.

Memo 10-23-2022 

Parent/Student Letter

  • Click here
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Night, this Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
  • Townview Band Oktoberfest, this Friday afterschool
  • Updated Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) 2022-2023, click here.

Memo 10-19-2022 

SEM PTSA important dates/links:

  • This Friday, 10/21 5pm-6:30pm Haunted Hallway at SEM Games, Costume Contest, Haunted Hallway (small fees) and food/drink for purchase—please come volunteer with us: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849A9A72AA4FD0-haunted 
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunch & Secret Teacher Treats - help us show our faculty how much we love them.  Any/all donations appreciated: https://www.semagnet.org/secret-teacher-treats/
  • The Nucleus—your one stop shop for all things SEM https://semnucleus.com/ 
  • SEM PTSA Meeting Dates https://www.semagnet.org/ptsa/meetings/ 
  • Upcoming important dates:
    • 10/21     Haunted Hallway presented by StuCo 5-6:30pm
    • 10/25     Band Concert 7-8:30pm Townview Theater
    • 10/27     Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-8pm SEM
    • 10/28     Octoberfest 3pm-4:30pm (4th period) tickets $8 in advance/$10 Thurs/Fri  
    • 10/31     I Scream for Blue Bell! Social 4:30-5:30pm TMC Cafeteria & Courtyard
    • 11/08     No school **Election Day** (early voting 10/24-11/04)
    • 11/11     Speaker Series: John Frank 1pm Location TBD  
    • 11/15     NTGD All-SEM Pizza Party!!! 4:30-5:30pm TMC Cafeteria & Courtyard
    • 11/16     November SEM PTSA Community Meeting  
Thank you for your support—we couldn’t do it without you. 
Your SEM PTSA

Memo 10-18-2022 

National Bullying Prevention Week

  • It’s National Bullying Prevention Week! Show your commitment to kindness by observing the fun activities that happening each day of the remainder of this week!

No bullying

Memo 10-17-2022 

No Activity Buses on Parent/Teacher Conference Night 

  • Townview will not have activity buses on Thursday October 27th, due to parent conferences. RSVP link coming soon!


SEM Student Council - school wide event!

  • 🎃 Join us if you dare for a wickedly good time! 🎃 SEM StuCo will haunt the hallways of SEM just for you on Friday 10/21 from 5pm-6:30pm.  Food for purchase as well as games and a costume contest (small entry fees) Boo! 👻(or boo hoo if you miss it!)👿https://semnucleus.com/haunted-hallway/

SEM Student Council - school wide event!

  • Feeling creative? Let’s get those creative synapses snapping and submit a design in the Fall 2022 SEM Hoodie Contest! The students will vote and the winner gets a FREE HOODIE! Please submit your design here by Friday 10/28—one entry per student. https://semnucleus.com/hoodie-contest/

SEM PTSA General Community Event

Parent Teacher Conference Flyer

  • 2022-23 Parent/Teacher Conference, October 27th. Click here 

Towniew Oktoberfest & Talent Show

TEMP ID Badge Stickers
  • Students starting today Temp ID Badges are $1. Also, purchasing another lanyard is $2.

Memo 10-13-2022 

SEM Student Culture Survey

  • This survey will be used to understand the wide array of cultures present at our school and what it means to the respective members of each group. This information will be used to help shape activities and socials that can allow SEM to become a more culturally aware school. Only SEM students should fill out this survey. If you have any questions please reach out to SEM student Nelson Vo at nelsonvo2006@gmail.com 
  • Survey, click here.

Memo 10-13-2022 

Principal for a Day 2022 - Tuesday, October 18th 
  • Principal for A Day 2022 is Tuesday, October 18th and we are excited to host partners from the community who support Dallas ISD. The Principal for A Day partner at School of Science and Engineering will be Mr. Randall Bryant, President of The Reeds Public Relations Corp. We look forward to hosting you and sparking collaboration soon. Click here.

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Memo 10-11-2022 

Student Holiday Nov 8th

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Parent Letter regarding Fair Day.

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Memo 10-11-2022 

Parent Needs Assessment

Greetings Families!  

The Counseling Department is looking forward to supporting your scholar's social-emotional, academic, and career development growth this year.  Could you please complete this brief  survey to help us plan and develop quality programs that best meets the needs of your scholar and family.  Your input is valuable and your responses are anonymous.  
 
Thank you for your time! 
Ms. McCray, Counselor

 
¡Saludos Familias!

El Departamento de Consejería espera poder apoyar el crecimiento socioemocional, académico y de desarrollo profesional de su estudiante este año. ¿Podría completar esta breve  encuesta para ayudarnos a planificar y desarrollar programas de calidad que satisfagan mejor las necesidades de su estudiante y su familia? Su aporte es valioso y sus respuestas son anónimas.
 
 ¡Gracias por tu tiempo!
Sra. McCray, Consejera 

Memo 10-11-2022 

Valennce Points!

Introducing Valence Points! Please check out a new way to score points and win prizes while you grab knowledge and hang out with your SEM friends—starting this weekend Sat. 10/15 @ 9am via Zoom. Come hear the Global Operating Officer of Genpact, Darren Saumar, speak about current trends and career options! Please register here https://dallasisd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodu6qpj0uEtUw9ETYsNUufGY_R1THw6hm

 Valence Points
Speaker Series

Memo 10-11-2022 

National Bullying Prevention Week

Bullying Prevention Week
 

Memo 10-10-2022 

Student Pictures

  • SEM 9-11th grade pictures are on 10/24 and 10/25.
     
    Orders for seniors: website - mylifetouch.com    Picture Day ID: EVTDZZ69Z
    Orders for 9th-11th: website - mylifetouch.com   Picture Day ID: EVTS43M8

Memo 10-07-2022 

Parent/Student Letter

Memo 10-03-2022 

PSAT Exam - reminder

  • Our 1st school-wide exam for the year will be the PSAT exam. All Townview Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be administered the PSAT on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Memo 09-28-2022 

Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center - Grambling State University Visit - Friday, 9/30/22

Library Pass

  • Students do NOT need a pass to visit the library during lunch or before/after school.
  • Students DO need a pass to visit the library class time.  

Memo 09-26-2022 

Technology Form

Parents and students, please complete this mandatory form click here.

Memo 09-23-2022 

Important Links

Upcoming Townview-wide Events

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NBRS

The School of Science and Engineering is a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.

It’s official! The School of Science and Engineering has been officially named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School in recognition of the school’s exemplary achievement. Congratulations to the staff and students of SEM!


Memo 09-20-2022 

NEW - for students

  • Do not open the door for anyone - adult, student, friend, etc.
    • This will result in disciplinary action - DAEP (Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) is an alternative education program).
  • ALWAYS wear your student ID badge. 
  • The only approved morning entry doors are located here
  • See Something, Say Something, Do Something APP click here
    • Report any suspicious activity immediately 
    • Always be alert
Building safety and security - reminder for students
(8/3/22; 8/16/22; 8/30/22; 9/1/22; 9/12/22; 9/20/22)
 
Safety and security have always been a priority and our No. 1 goal. I am writing to reiterate:
  • All exterior doors will remain locked at all times - before, during, and after school. If you see a door that's not locked, pull it to close. Say something - tell the nearest adult, teacher, your administrator - if you see an issue with an exterior door not being locked after closing it.
  • Townview Magnet Center is a closed campus. Students are not allowed to briefly step outside, i.e. to make a call, pick up delivered food. There are no exceptions. 
  • Do not prop the exterior doors open for any reason.
  • Do not open the door for outside visitors for any reason. Visitors should go to the front of the school.
  • Principal Letter 08-03-2022
  • Comprehensive Safety Plan Flyer from 08-16-2022
  • Parent Drop Off - revised 08-31-22 

From Parent Letter August 2, 2022 - Reminder

Safety and Procedures

  • Safety is our number one priority. Click the link for more information regarding mesh or clear bags. Future information will include entrance and exit (drop off/pick up) protocols, and other enhancements to our security procedures. I am asking all of you for your support as we re-envision our image of a safe school. Safety will sometimes have to come before convenience, and exceptions cannot be made. Procedures and routines are part of what will keep us all safe.

Say Something App

  • Part of safety is giving everyone the opportunity to report signs of potential violence or self-harm. The District has worked with the non-profit “Sandy Hook Promise” to provide the “Say Something” program. This will allow students and faculty to anonymously share safety concerns. Please remind your students that it is more important to be a friend than to keep a friend and that getting help for people in danger of violence or self-harm is always the right thing to do. For more details, see the district’s information page.

Wear your student ID Badge at all times

  • All students will be issued a student ID badge during the first weeks of school. Once issued, badges must be worn at all times.
  • Hallway control is an important part of safety. All students will be required to have a pass to be in the hallway during class; passes will not be issued during the first and last 10 minutes of class. 

Memo 09-16-2022 

Parent Letter 

Townview's College Fair - 9/22/22

  • Townview's College Fair, Thursday, September 22, 5:30 - 7:30, Commons
  • Flyer
 

DISD College Fair - 9/21/22

  • The DISD College Fair is free (for all 11th and 12th grade students and parents) will take place Wednesday, 9/21 at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Townview will not have a bus. We want to encourage as many students to register and attend as possible. 
  • Address: 9191 S. Polk St., Dallas, TX 75232
  • College Fair Flyer - bilingual

Memo 09-15-2022 

Parent Meetings - PowerPoint Presentation

Memo 09-14-2022 

Parent Meetings - REMINDER

  • (Grades 9-11): "College Access Overview" -- Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Cafeteria
    • For parents and students. This meeting will be a discussion of college access aimed at 9-11th grade-the things you need to know now.
    • We prefer you participate in-person. Translation services will only be provided in-person.
    • The PowerPoint presentation will be posted after the meeting on this webpage as a PDF file.
    • The zoom link below is offered as a convenience for those that cannot attend, i.e. who are traveling out of town. The Zoom mic feature and chat box will be disabled, not monitored. 
    • Register in advance for this meeting: Click Here

Student Parking Violation Sticker Notices - 1st warning go out Thursday, September 22nd 

Student Lockers

Student ID badges 
Visitor's Policy - Updated

School Registration Enrollment - due today

Picture Days - reminder from 8/30/22
 
Lifetouch will be on campus to take student photographs in October. Please watch for an order form to come home a week or two before your student's picture day.
  • 9th-11th Grade Picture Day: Monday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th - hallway outside room 134B.
  • Click here for Seniors student information.

 

Memo 09-13-2022 

PSAT Exam

  • Our 1st school-wide exam for the year will be the PSAT exam. All Townview Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be administered the PSAT on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Memo 09-12-2022 

Parent Meetings - REMINDER

  • (Grades 9-11): "College Access Overview" -- Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Cafeteria
    • For parents and students. This meeting will be a discussion of college access aimed at 9-11th grade-the things you need to know now.
    • We prefer you participate in-person. Translation services will only be provided in-person.
    • The PowerPoint presentation will be posted after the meeting on this webpage as a PDF file.
    • The zoom link below is offered as a convenience for those that cannot attend, i.e. who are traveling out of town. The Zoom mic feature and chat box will be disabled, not monitored. 
    • Register in advance for this meeting: Click Here
Building safety and security - reminder for students
 
Safety and security have always been a priority and our No. 1 goal. I am writing to reiterate:
  • All exterior doors will remain locked at all times - before, during, and after school. If you see a door that's not locked, pull it to close. Say something - tell the nearest adult, teacher, your administrator - if you see an issue with an exterior door not being locked after closing it.
  • Townview Magnet Center is a closed campus. Students are not allowed to briefly step outside, i.e. to make a call, pick up delivered food. There are no exceptions. 
  • Do not prop the exterior doors open for any reason.
  • Do not open the door for outside visitors for any reason. Visitors should go to the front of the school.

Visitors

All visitors, including parents, family members, and volunteers must report to the main doors (located off E 8th St., by flag poles) with a picture ID for a visitor’s ID badge upon entering the school. Visitors must wear their pass at all times. There are small windows of time where an assigned security monitor will be present to welcome you at the door. Otherwise, school welcome signs are posted with the school's office phone number for you to call and someone from the office will come out to greet you. Open access to school premises is prohibited. We are currently not allowing former students to visit teachers, etc.
 
MAP Universal Screening Assessment - friendly reminder
 
The Map Assessment will be administered 3 times during this school year. Most students should all be familiar with the MAP assessment. We are now preparing for the administration of the BOY MAP Assessment (Math and Reading) for all 9th grade students.
  • The Math MAP will be administered from September 12 – 15, 2022.

Memo 09-09-2022

SEM PTSA Social Event

  • Mark your calendars—it’s the 1st SEM Social of the school year! Thursday 9/15/22, 4:30-5:30pm at the Lundy. Hope to see you there!
     

Memo 09-08-2022

Parent Meetings - location change

  • (Grades 9-11): "College Access Overview" -- Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Cafeteria
    • For parents and students. This meeting will be a discussion of college access aimed at 9-11th grade-the things you need to know now.
    • We prefer you participate in-person. Translation services will only be provided in-person.
    • The PowerPoint presentation will be posted after the meeting on this webpage as a PDF file.
    • The zoom link below is offered as a convenience for those that cannot attend, i.e. who are traveling out of town. The Zoom mic feature and chat box will be disabled, not monitored. 
    • Register in advance for this meeting: Click Here

Food in the Library

  • Until further notice, the Library will be closed. 
  • Food will not be allowed in the Library. Thank you. Assistant Principal Mr. Singh.

Memo 09-06-2022

School Communication - reminder

We are asking all current students and parents to fill out this form (even if you are currently on Remind). Please fill out one form per student and one per parent or guardian, if applicable.

Activity Buses

REMINDERS
 
 
Activity Bus Expectations
  • Activity Buses are expected to start Sept 6th. If students are tutoring, working with clubs, or any other activity, you are expected to be with your teacher sponsor the entire time. The teacher sponsor will escort students to outside buses and help clear hallways after. Students should not be in the building without adult supervision for any reason. There is absolutely no Townview location or afterschool classroom designated as a place to “hangout.” There are no exceptions.
Student Transportation Services
MYSTOP MOBILE APP
Allows parents to view student's live bus location within a ten-minute window of projected bus arrival time.
Student Transportation Services Call Center

Have questions about bus transportation? Call us at 972-925-4BUS or 972-925-4287

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday; 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2022-2022 Bus Routes and Stops - Science & Engineering

Memo 09-02-2022

Visitors

All visitors, including parents, family members, and volunteers must report to the main doors (located off E 8th St., by flag poles) with a picture ID for a visitor’s ID badge upon entering the school. Visitors must wear their pass at all times. There are small windows of time where an assigned security monitor will be present to welcome you at the door. Otherwise, school welcome signs are posted with the school's office phone number for you to call and someone from the office will come out to greet you. Open access to school premises is prohibited. We are currently not allowing former students to visit teachers, etc.
  • Student tours will occur during designated dates/times only. TBA. - ADDED on 9/14/2022.

Memo 09-01-2022

Window for Schedule Changes, Expires Friday, Sept. 2

The campus allowed an extra 5 days for schedule change requests. Per district policy, at this time the 10-day window for schedule changes has expired. 

Morning GYM Entrance - closed

Townview community:
 
The Townview administration team has approved consolidating morning entrances to further enhance building safety. A revised duty map is attached.
Friendly reminder:
  • Activity buses begin September 6th.
  • Activity buses leave campus at 5:20PM so students should be at the front of school by 5:15PM.  

Memo 08-31-2022

School Lockers

Thank you for your patience! Our Revtrak link (online payment method) is not ready yet. For now, if your student needs a locker, please have them stop by the office to sign up for a locker. Students must bring their own lock and share the combination or provide us with the spare key. You can pay later once the link is made available to us. 

Campus Wide Grading Policy

The SEM 2022-2023 grading policy will be the same across the board for all double-blocked classes, including Freshman Calculus and Freshman English.

● Regarding double-blocked classes and throughout the 9-week grading cycle, grades are recorded only in the A day section.

● At the end of the quarter, the teacher will enter a single grade in the B day section, mirroring the A day grade.

● For the semester final, if the teacher gives two separate finals for each set of content (like, a Semester 1 content final and a semester 2 content final), the final exam grades may be different based on that. If the teacher gives a single, cumulative final, then the grade should be the same in both. 

 Parent Meeting (Grades 9-11): How to Support Your Student at SEM

  • Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Theater
  • Click here for PowerPoint 

Parent Meeting (Grades 9-11): College Access Overview

  • Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Theater
Angel Tree
From School Nurse
Just as a friendly reminder. The clinic does not and will not be testing for covid this year. 
  1. If you need a test
    1. TEA has funded DISD for covid-19 testing sites throughout the district.  They do change, so please refer to this website for more details
    2.  https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/74200

Every student is to do “self-monitoring”. If they wake up, feel sick or having symptoms of Covid, they are supposed to test to be sure they are not coming to school sick with Covid. They can go to one of the district sites, do a home test, go to their doctor, go to a pharmacy. Wearing a mask is the suggested thing to do.

In advance, thank you
-Stevie
 
Stephanie Dodds, BSN, RN 
sdodds@dallasisd.org

Memo 08-30-2022

School Safety Drills
 
English
 
Good Morning Townview Parents,

Every year as part of our safety protocol, the school participates in various drills:  weather, fire, lockdown, evacuation, etc.  We are required to conduct these drills periodically so that we can ensure that we are prepared.  Today we conducted our first lockdown drill and it went well.  The procedure is to close and lock all doors until the all clear is sounded.

Townview Administrative Team

Espanol 

Buenas dias padres de Townview,

Cada año, como parte de nuestro protocolo de seguridad, la escuela participa en varios simulacros: clima, incendio, encierro, evacuación, etc. Estamos obligados a realizar estos simulacros periódicamente para asegurarnos de que estamos preparados. Hoy llevamos a cabo nuestro primer simulacro de encierro y salió bien. El procedimiento consiste en cerrar y bloquear todas las puertas hasta que suene la señal de que todo está despejado.

Picture Days
 
Lifetouch will be on campus to take student photographs in October. Please watch for an order form to come home a week or two before your student's picture day.
  • 9th-11th Grade Picture Day: Monday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th  
  • Click here for Seniors student information.

 Memo 08-29-2022

Principal Letter

Parent Meetings

These meetings are in-person and then we will make a video version of the presentation to share with parents who are unable to attend. 

  • Title I meeting (30 minutes) -- Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30PM to 6:00PM at Townview Theater
  • (Grades 9-11): "How to Support Your Student at SEM" -- Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Theater 
  • (Grades 9-11): "College Access Overview" -- Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Theater
SEM & UTD Partnership
  • SEM leads the way with UTD science talks, science exposure, student opportunities, and more! Click here to learn more. 
  • Save the date! SEM & UTD Parent Workshop, November 12th, 8:00AM to 1:00PM, more info TBA!
Student Club(s) due this Friday
  • Students don't forget to ask your teachers this week if they will sponsor your club(s). Click here for details!
Attendance Notes
 
Any student needing to turn in an absent note may do so by scanning the QR code posted in the school offices and around campus. If for any reason it is not working, students may also use the following link: tiny.cc/tmcnote23
 
If you have any questions, you may reach out to Ms. Mata (jannmata@dallasisd.org) or stop by her desk in room 242. 
 
MAP Universal Screening Assessment
The Map Assessment will be administered 3 times during this school year. Most students should all be familiar with the MAP assessment. We are now preparing for the administration of the BOY MAP Assessment (Math and Reading) for all 9th grade students.
  • For BOY, the Reading MAP will be administered September 6 – 9, 2022. 
  • The Math MAP will be administered September 12 – 15, 2022.

PSAT test date

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
  • At Townview, we administer the PSAT to all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. More info TBA!
  
SEM Registration Call out
  • There is a small but important list of students who have not done their registration to date. Today we sent those students home with a parent letter. Below is the attachment. It has detailed instructions in both English and Spanish with links and a helpful YouTube video. 
  • Enrollment Parent Letter (English and Spanish)

Memo 08-27-2022

Dallas ISD Student Handbook
 
On August 26, 2022, the Superintendent of Schools' Designee approved the adoption of the 2022-2023 Student Handbook. The 2022-2023 Student Handbook will soon be available for retrieval via the District's website at Click Here.

Memo 08-25-2022

Furniture Arrival / Library Closed Tomorrow (8/26/22)
 
Library furniture is scheduled to arrive on Friday.  To avoid confusion, we will need to close the library for the day and on Monday 8/29/2022 we will see the first installment of upgraded furniture! On a side note, the library is open from 8am - 5:30 pm to accommodate late bus riders.
 
LaShonda V. Roberson, Library Services
Townview Library

Memo 08-24-2022

Senior Parent Meeting

Parent and Student Resources
Parent Involvement Policy (PIP) 2022-2023
School Compact 2022-2023

Memo 08-23-2022

Principal Letter - Remind Message
PTSA Community meeting (ZOOM) - reminder
When: Aug 25, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: Click Here
 
Juniors and Seniors

It's time to order your class rings.  Jostens will be at Townview this Thursday, August 23, during all lunches to hand out ring order packets.  They will be set up in the Commons during all lunches.  Please stop by and look at the ring samples, get sized and pick up your order packet.

Ring orders will be taken next week on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29, during all lunches in the Commons

 
School Communication - MANDATORY
Roll Call for Students and Parents

We are asking all current students and parents to fill out this form (even if you are currently on Remind). Please fill out one form per student and one per parent or guardian, if applicable.

Memo 08-19-2022

Principal Letter
PIP and Compact Meeting
  • Wednesday, August 24th, 5:30PM to 6:00PM at Townview Commons (cafeteria) updated

Senior Parent Meeting

  • Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Commons (cafeteria) updated

Title I Meeting

  • Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30PM to 6:00PM at Townview Theater

Parent Meeting (Grades 9-11): How to Support Your Student at SEM

  • Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Theater  

Parent Meeting (Grades 9-11): College Access Overview

  • Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Townview Theater
Friday Bell Schedule
  • Friendly reminder. On Fridays, we are on a slightly different bell schedule. Click Here.
Advisory Period
  • This is your 10th period class. 

Memo 08-18-2022

Student ID badges 
  • Students will wear their ID badges at all times!
Student Dress Code
Activity Bus Expectations - September 6
  • Activity Buses are expected to start Sept 6th. If students are tutoring, working with clubs, or any other activity, you are expected to be with your teacher sponsor the entire time. The teacher sponsor will escort students to outside buses and help clear hallways after. Students should not be in the building without adult supervision for any reason. There is absolutely no Townview location or afterschool classroom designated as a place to “hangout.” There are no exceptions.
Student parking
  • Students who drive to school must park after the yellow painted line. This is their designated parking area. Do not park in the assigned teacher area.
  • Stop by the SEM office for your decal. Parking lot checks will begin Sept 6th.

Tardy System

Here are some additional details about the upcoming tardy system plans:

  • Each school will have a Tardy Tank near their main office. Students will be sent to their office to scan their badges and obtain a tardy pass. SEM will use the eCampus software at their Tardy Tank site where students will scan their badges, a pass will print out, and students will report to class.
  • eCampus is expected to do automatic calls home when student sign in, it keeps track of the student tardy data, and it automatically assigns disciplinary actions that the Townview disciplinary committee programs. We are looking to roll out the system within the next week or so. 

Memo 08-18-2022

From Townview School Nurse, Stephanie Dodds, BSN, RN 
Clinic Rules
  1. Every student must have a NURSE PASS to visit the clinic.  
  2. No student will leave the clinic, if seen, unless we have signed their pass to give to you.  We will also write the time the students leaves.  If they state they didn't get this, then they were not seen in the clinic.
From Townview School Nurse, Stephanie Dodds, BSN, RN 
COVID
 
We do not have covid tests.  If this changes, the school nurse will send out further information.  Currently, you should seek a test either at CVS, Walgreens, or your doctor.  Additionally, tests are still available from https://www.covidtests.gov/ .  The DISD testing sites are not currently open.
 
DISD follows the CDC guidelines for covid.  This morning the CDC changed their guidelines, DISD has not yet decided to change the policy.  Currently, students will need to isolate for 5 days from the date of their first symptom or when they receive a positive test, which came first.  This will be an excused absence.  They do not need to have a second test to return to school, however we ask that they mask for the 5 days after their return.  We are still contact tracing, so if asked, we will need to know who the student sat by and if they were masked or not.  They may return after those 5 days given that they have been fever free without medication for 24 hours.  If they are feeling worse, they should seek the care of a doctor who can extend their excused absence.  
 
From Townview School Nurse, Stephanie Dodds, BSN, RN 
Reminder
  • A reminder for all parents and students. Students should stay home if they have any of the following, especially if they have been traveling or in contact with someone who has covid.
    • Cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Chills/repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle aches/body aches/fatigue 
    • Headache 
    • Sore throat 
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Loss of taste or smell 
    • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea 
    • Fever of 100.4 or greater 
The latest strain does not always appear with a cough and/or fever.  Most are with a headache and sore throat, but this is also the same as many other viruses, so we need everyone's help.  We do have populations in this school, both staff and students, that still are at risk of becoming very ill with covid.  Plus, keeping everyone as healthy as possible is more conducive to learning.

Memo 08-18-2022

Library: Accessing News Articles
 
Good Afternoon Townview,
 
I have had a couple of inquiries about accessing News articles and thought it would be a worthwhile share with everyone.  Please feel free to post this loom video in your google classroom if you find it helpful.
 
 
The steps:
Option 1) Visit Library.dallasisd.org > Online Resources > Britannica > (and then scroll to the bottom of the page
Option 2) Visit Library.dallasisd.org > Online Resources > Gale (High - Townview)> scroll down to News > Search for your topic
 
Warm Regards,
 
LaShonda Roberson
Library Services 

Memo 08-17-2022

Bus Update & Reminders
 
Student Transportation Services
 
MYSTOP MOBILE APP
Allows parents to view student's live bus location within a ten-minute window of projected bus arrival time.
https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/56919 
 
Student Transportation Services Call Center

Have questions about bus transportation? Call us at 972-925-4BUS or 972-925-4287

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday; 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2022-2022 Bus Routes and Stops - Science & Engineering

Memo 08-16-2022

Memo 08-15-2022

Student Noncurriculum-Related Club/Group
  • The first 2 weeks of school (August 15 to August 26) ALL SEM students will need to decide if they want to start a new club and/or continue with their existing club.
  • During the 3rd week of school (August 29 to September 2) SEM students can approach/request teachers to be their club sponsors --- you can make your pitch.
  • Teachers will need to email Principal Palacios by September 2 COB with the club(s) they will commit to sponsoring for this academic year. Every SEM teacher is committed to sponsoring at least 1 student club. Teachers must submit student club bylaws draft for approval by September 7th via email to Principal Palacios.
  • SEM Club Fair is scheduled for September 16 during Advisory period. 

Student Noncurriculum-Related Club/Group Rules

  • A “noncurriculum-related student group or club” means any student group or club that does not directly relate to the body of courses offered by the school.
  • Students who desire to initiate a group or club may do so by approaching and securing a SEM teacher sponsor during the week of Aug 29, 2022, (only). The SEM teacher sponsor will then need to email the SEM Principal by Sept 2, 2022. The group or club bylaws or plan of operation can be submitted via email by the SEM teacher by Sept 7, 2022. The group or club must have a District employee monitor (SEM teacher) as their sponsor who will attend all meetings and activities. 

Student Noncurriculum-Related Club/Group Regulations

Meetings of noncurriculum-related student groups are subject to the following regulations:

  1. The meeting shall be voluntary and initiated by a student enrolled at SEM.
  2. The meeting shall be held during noninstructional time within the normal duty day for personnel. This will normally include approximately one-half hour before the start of the school day and one hour following the end of the school day, depending on building schedules. Talk to your teacher sponsor for details.
  3. There shall be no sponsorship of the meeting by the school. Monitors of the District shall be present at the meetings and activities only in a nonparticipatory capacity.
  4. The meeting shall not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of educational activities within the school.
  5. The meeting shall not result in additional or special student transportation provided at District expense.
  6. Nonschool persons may not initiate, direct, conduct, or control such meetings. Nonschool persons may not attend meetings more than once each six-week period.
  7. School employees shall not participate or be present at such meetings except for custodial or monitoring purposes.
  8. Nothing in this regulation shall be construed to limit the authority of the school or its employees to maintain order and discipline on school premises; to protect the well-being of students and faculty; and to ensure that attendance of students at meetings is voluntary.
  9. A monitor, either a volunteer or one appointed by the principal, shall be present at all on-campus activities. However, no monitor or employee of the District may be required to attend a meeting if the content of the speech at the meeting is contrary to the beliefs of the monitor or employee.
  10. The teacher shall notify the principal via email at least 72 hours in advance of the time of the meeting and the names of adult guests by the student(s) who is initiating the meeting.
  11. The teacher sponsor shall assign the specific space to be used for the meeting and shall approve in writing the use of the space to the initiating student(s). This is typically done in the teacher's classroom.
  12. Appropriate notices of such meetings may be handled in the usual manner for advertising nonschool-sponsored activities.
  13. The teacher sponsor shall keep a log of all such meetings, indicating the place and time of meetings and provide this to the school Principal.
  14. The cost of repair of any damage to District property (teachers’ or students’) incurred during such meetings shall be borne by the person(s) responsible and may result in denial of future access to the building.

Teacher sponsors 

  • Include with your bylaw(s):
    • Copy of student roster with ID numbers, grade level, and leadership positions. 
    • Club meeting room and recurring dates/times.

Memo 08-15-2022

MAP Assessment 2022 - 9th grade only

This school year all 9th grade students are required to take the MAP Universal Screening Assessment.

The Map Assessment will be administered 3 times during this school year. Our first testing window will be September 6th – 16th. Most students should be familiar with this assessment. We are now preparing for the administration of the Beginning of Year of BOY MAP Assessment (Math and Reading) for all 9th grade students.

  • For BOY, the Reading MAP will be administered September 6 – 9, 2022
  • The Math MAP will be administered September 12 – 15, 2022.  

Memo 08-15-2022

Technology and Backpack Pickup (make-ups)

Laptop distribution and clear backpack distribution times:

  • Start in room 230
  • Before school, 8:30 to 9:00
  • After school, 4:35 to 5:00 

Please do not send students to Mr. Florczak and Mr. Tompkins during the day. They are happy to assist after school or before school. See schedule above.

If a student has issues with logging into a device or Google Classroom, please have them go to https://mypassword.dallasisd.org/aims/ps/ or call 972-925-5630.

Memo 08-09-2022

Open House Agenda & Map

Open House Agenda (REVISED) - MORE PARENT/STUDENT & TEACHER TIME!

  • Meet-the-Teachers by Departments, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    • Humanities Department Teachers, room 214
    • Science Department Teachers, room 211
    • Math Department Teachers, room 229
    • Connect with our Counselor, SEM front office area
  • Arts Department. Stop by room 344.
  • Theater Department. On Thursday from 6-7 p.m. students and their parents who are curious about pursuing a performing arts degree in college are welcome to come to the theatre for an information session. We will be going over BA vs. BFA programs, the audition process itself (which is lengthy), and whether students applying should choose Early Action, Early Decision, or neither. The theater teacher will also be answering questions about expectations for students and parents. Click here.
  • Map

Memo 08-09-2022

Join our remaining Title I Meetings!

  • Parent Involvement Policy & School Parent Compact Meeting 
    • Friday, Aug 12th, 10:00AM-10:30AM
    • Register in advance for this meeting: LINK
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Title I Annual Meeting
    • Friday, Aug 12th, 10:30AM-11:00AM
    • Register in advance for this meeting: LINK
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Memo 08-09-2022

Parent Maps: drop off/pick up 

Memo 08-08-2022

Principal Letter 08-08-2022

Attachements

Memo 08-08-2022

Technology and Clear Backpack Pickup Map

Technology and Clear Backpack Pickup Map Schedule

  • Students will go to room 230 to pick up their device and clear backpack. The entire process will take about 5 minutes per student. Parents, we are asking that you please wait in the lobby or car for your student. See map above for directions to room 230. Students will login to their device to verify they know their password.
  • Student laptop and clear backpack pick up
    • 9th grade. Friday, August 12, 2022. 8:30am to 10:30am.
    • 10th grade. Friday, August 12, 2022. 10:30am to 12:30pm.
    • 11th grade. Friday, August 12, 2022. 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
    • 12th grade. (make up). Friday, August 12, 2022. 3:00pm to 4:00pm.  

Open House is Thursday, August 11th, 5:00PM to 7:00PM!

Open House: TMC-wide Electives Info

  • Arts Department. Stop by room 344.
     
  • Theater Department. On Thursday from 6-7 p.m. students and their parents who are curious about pursuing a performing arts degree in college are welcome to come to the theatre for an information session. We will be going over BA vs. BFA programs, the audition process itself (which is lengthy), and whether students applying should choose Early Action, Early Decision, or neither. The theater teacher will also be answering questions about expectations for students and parents. Click here.

Memo 08-05-2022

Open House is Thursday, August 11th, 5:00PM to 7:00PM!

Join our upcoming Title I meetings!

  • Parent Involvement Policy Meeting (morning option)
    • Tuesday, August 9th, 10:00AM-10:30AM
    • Register in advance for this meeting: LINK
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Parent Involvement Policy & School Parent Compact Meeting 
    • Friday, Aug 12th, 10:00AM-10:30AM
    • Register in advance for this meeting: LINK
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Title I Annual Meeting
    • Friday, Aug 12th, 10:30AM-11:00AM
    • Register in advance for this meeting: LINK
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Memo 08-03-2022

Student Schedules and Schedule Changes

School Safety Memo

Memo 08-02-2022

Parent/Student Letter

Attachments