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Welcome to the 2019–2020 School Year

My BackPack

My BackPack™ (MBP) is a secure web portal integrated with our school’s primary database (Senior Systems), where you can access the directory, update your contact information, and more. User name and passwords are mailed to all new student families before the beginning of the school year.

Logging in

You can log in at https://postoakschool.seniormbp.com/.

If you have any questions about MBP or have forgotten your user ID, please contact the Technology Office at 281-822-8062 or technology@postoakschool.org.

Download the MBP Getting Started Guide

Magnus (Forms management)

The Post Oak School uses Magnus, a web-based system for forms management to give parents continuous access to their child’s health records. There are several forms that must be received before a student may attend class at the beginning of the school year. Once you have completed the initial setup in Magnus, future years will only require updates and less time to complete.

Read more about Magnus in our Family Handbook.

New Visitor Check-in Procedures

The school has implemented Raptor, a visitor registration system that enhances school security by reading visitors’ driver’s licenses, comparing information to a sex offender database, alerting campus administrators if a match is found, and (assuming no match was made) printing a visitor badge that includes a photo. Raptor provides a consistent system to track visitors while also protecting our students.

All visitors to the school must present a valid state or government-issued photo identification card to the receptionist. If there is no match, the system will print a visitor’s pass, which includes the person’s name, photo, date of visit, and destination within the building. Parents need only to present their ID once, and on subsequent visits their names will be entered manually to create a visitor badge. No additional data will be shared with any outside company or organization.

Order your student's free T-shirt!

We're excited to offer all students a Post Oak T-shirt this school year. Please fill out the form below with your child(ren)'s details. Go Bearkats!

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Volunteering helps you connect with other members of the Post Oak community and get a better understanding of your child’s educational environment. Volunteering is good for you, good for your child, and good for the school! Please join us by filling out the form below.

Questions? Contact the Development Office or reach out to one of the POPA chairs (listed in the Family Handbook and Quickview).

Name Badge Order Form

Order your own Post Oak personalized, permanent name badge for just $10!

1. Enter your name below as you want it to appear.
2. Deadline for orders is Friday, August 23, 2019.
3. Please call the Bissonnet Campus receptionist, Bethany Garrett, at 713-661-6688 with any questions.

NOTE

Name badges for the following volunteers have already been ordered and will be distributed at the beginning of the school year:

  • Room parents
  • Class captains
  • Event chairs
  • Board members

Carpool Signs

Young Children's Community and Primary carpool signs will be distributed at the walk-through on Friday, August 23. Please display this sign in your front windshield during arrival and dismissal. If your child is in Primary, at the walk-through you will also receive two student name badges for your child to wear on the first two days of school. Elementary carpool signs will be distributed on the first day of school.

Questions? Contact our registrar, Tonia Merideth.

POPA helping High School students

There are two directories to support our High School students, kept by the High School college counselor and faculty. The first directory lists the colleges and universities attended by Post Oak parents or guardians so that students interested in attending those schools can reach out with questions. The second directory lists parents and guardians who could accommodate a High School intern from Post Oak at their place of business.

Help a Post Oak student

Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit! Get your Post Oak spirit wear and other swag from our official store and Lands' End.

Mark Your Calendars

Grand Friends Days info

On November 25 & 26, 2019, we invite your child(ren)’s grandparents, relatives, and special friends to visit The Post Oak School. Complete the form on the page below to order invitations mailed out by the school.

Monday—Bissonnet Campus only: Young Children’s Community through Elementary (no Middle or High School visits on this day)
Tuesday—Both campuses (all levels)

This event is held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. At the Bissonnet Campus, we begin each morning with breakfast and a student presentation followed by a visit to either observe the Young Children's Community and Primary classrooms, or to enter the classrooms for Elementary. At the Museum District Campus (Tuesday only), visitors spend time with the Middle School and High School students in the common areas and classrooms.

If you would like your grandparents, relatives, or special friends to receive an invitation to this event, please enter their information below. You may invite as many people as you’d like. If you have more names than the fields listed, please fill out this form, submit it, and then begin a new form. If you've already confirmed that a family member will be in attendance, please complete the RSVP form below. This will ensure that your loved one will have a name tag, and will be accompanied to your child(ren)'s classroom(s).

If you have any questions, please email Development Assistant Lucia Cerritos or call her at 713-661-6688.

We look forward to hosting your guests here at Post Oak!

POPA Welcome Dinner

Our annual Post Oak Parents Association (POPA) Welcome Dinner is Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Cohen House, Rice University.

Meet, mix, and mingle with other parents at this kick-off to another great school year. This adults-only event includes dinner, drinks, and great company. This is not a fundraiser: ticket price covers the cost of the event, and underwriting pays for faculty attendance. Tickets are $65 (fair market value) per person. Look for the invitation in late August and information in the Post Highlights weekly email. We hope to see you there!

RSVP for POPA Dinner

Chairs: Post Oak parents Erinn Boyle and Sandhya Sabhnani

MDC Book Club

Reading between the Wines!

This informal and fun parent group reads books related to parenting teens(!), and gets together to discuss and enjoy a glass of wine. This is a "no stress" book club—read the book if you have time, or don't if you want to hear about it from others—just come ready to share thoughts and laugh a little. Oct. 10, Jan. 16, Mar. 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Location: in the Middle School building at 1010 Autrey.

Downloads

Orientation/Back-to-School Schedule

Family Handbook

The Family Handbook is a good reference for new and returning families, especially those transitioning to a new level or moving over to the Museum District Campus.

Download the Family Handbook

Printable Calendar

Here's a digital version of the calendar mailed out to families at the start of the school year.

Download the calendar

After-School Enrichment Brochure

Download the after-school course offerings for the fall semester for Elementary and Middle School.

Download the ASEP brochure