The first round of STAAR testing begins tomorrow! Fourth grade students and Snyder High School English 1 and English 2 students will test this week. Tue 4/27 • STAAR: English 1 Tue 4/27 • STAAR: 4th Grade Writing Thu 4/29 • STAAR: English 2 Here are a few last-minute reminders: 1. Go to bed at a reasonable time. (10 hours of sleep is optimal.) 1. Eat a good breakfast (with protein if possible). Arrive early if you plan to eat breakfast at school. 2. Be to school early to have plenty of time to get ready for testing. We start testing at 8:00 am. 3. Students will need their laptops FULLY charged! This is important so that they don't have to worry about running out of battery during the test. The teachers only have a certain amount of outlets and we want students to be sitting in their optimal spot to be successful. 4. Encourage your child and tell them to do their best. They have been working very hard and we are proud of them! Parents have also been sent specific information from their school principals through ParentSquare. To view the complete SISD STAAR testing schedule, visit our website www.snyderisd.net or click on the "events" icon in your ParentSquare app. Specific test days for third-grade students will be announced by your child's teacher. To view the complete SISD STAAR testing schedule, visit our website www.snyderisd.net or click on the "events" icon in your ParentSquare app. Specific test days for third grade students will be announced by your child's teacher.
At Snyder Junior High School students have several electives to choose from depending on their interest. Art & Design teacher, Ms. Rodriguez, always finds way to blend theory and technique with fun! Here’s what she had to say about this project: “This was such a fun project to do with my students and they loved it! The Wallpaper Design Project is an individual assignment focused on Illustration. The students learned and practiced Illustration techniques such as adding emphasis to line to turn their drawings into an illustration. In this project, The Elements of Art and Principles of Design were combined to create a pattern that keeps on going just like wallpaper. The students worked diligently for two weeks to create their perfect wallpaper design.” Each design is made up of 16 different pieces-collaboration and creativity meet!
Reminder! Thursday, April 1st is a student holiday/staff development day, and Friday, April 2nd is a district holiday! The 2020-2021 district calendar is always available on our website snyderisd.net.
Welcome back! We can't wait to see all of the students and staff back on campus Monday, March 22nd. Let's finish the year strong!
In spite of the challenges of teaching during a pandemic, educators have demonstrated resiliency and perseverance to find creative solutions for the benefit of our students. We are grateful to ALL of our staff for their hard work this year. We hope you will take a moment to thank them too. Recently, Snyder Junior High recognized a few of our educators for going above and beyond by saying, “You’re all that and a bag of chips!” We hope they can find time to kick back and relax for a few minutes with a bag of chips and a Sonic drink. 😊 Snyder Junior High School: Ben McQuirk Cynthia Adams Brenda Tubbs Heather Curtis
Spring Break is right around the corner, but there is a lot of work to be done! ✏️ Benchmark Testing: Snyder Primary 3rd grade, Snyder Intermediate, and Snyder Junior High School students are taking benchmark tests this week. Please visit with your child and remind them that it is important that they do their best on this test. We will use the data from this assessment to determine any instruction gaps that need to be revisited. ✏️ End of the 4th Six Weeks: It's also the end of the six-week grading period for Snyder Junior High and Snyder High School students. Finish strong! 🗓 You can always find a copy of the school calendar on the website at snyderisd.net, in the links section of the ParentSquare app, or https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/819181/2020-2021_School_Calendar_Revised__5_.pdf
8th Grade students, parents, & guardians, please join us for an important Snyder High School scheduling meeting! When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 or 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11 Where: Snyder High School Cafeteria Why: This will be an opportunity for parents and their 8th-grade students to ask questions and complete the scheduling process for high school. Spanish speakers will be available. Students, you must bring your school-issued laptops. **If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, the high school counselors will visit with your 8th grader during school hours following Spring Break.
School and district administrators will be online to chat with you today from 12-12:30 pm and 5-5:30 pm. If you are able, please join us. We hope to answer any questions you may have. To ask a question during the chat, type in your question using the Q&A or chat feature, which is found at the bottom of the screen in zoom (mobile users, click "more" to access the chat feature). 12:00-12:30 pm Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82500558219... Passcode: 389132 5:00-5:30 pm Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85340035151... Passcode: 389132 If you are unable to join us at this time and you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. A list of contacts and resources is found in our help center: https://www.snyderisd.net/page/help **We have postponed the "Elementary Chat" that was scheduled for today until next Tuesday.**
Due to weather conditions, the 8th-grade parent meeting has been canceled. However, we have created a video with all of the information we planned to cover in the meeting. Please take note of the next three steps that need to be completed by Monday, February 15th! 1. Watch the 8th-grade meeting video (15 minutes): https://youtu.be/NXsN_RsyIpU 2. Review the Program of Study Catalog: https://indd.adobe.com/view/7c5f7748-31a6-48d6-8e3c-9c5826772c6d 3. Complete the course selection survey by Monday, February 15th! (your student must complete this survey from their SISD Google account) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkKPZqZnNP7DFQOqs2vY8Rn2AgKYMOp0MlA_BcHs5K_Qf6jw/viewform If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us: Mr. Shaye Murphy, Principal: email@example.com Ms. Shauna Pinkerton, Dean of Dual Credit & Academics: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Jennifer Rosas, Work-Based Learning/P-TECH Coordinator: email@example.com Ms. Emily Beaver, Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Kristen Early, Counselor: email@example.com
Is your child dealing with grief, anxiety, loneliness, or perhaps they just lack motivation? During an ordinary school year, students and families experience stress while juggling schoolwork and extracurricular activities in addition to family and social issues. COVID-19 has, understandably, caused additional stress for us all. Join Amy Crist and Lacee Wall, counselors, at Snyder ISD's primary school campus, as they discuss ways to help your child through challenging times. Submit your questions: You may submit your questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, commenting on this post, or you can submit your questions during the session using the "chat" or "Q&A" feature in the zoom webinar. Join, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ⏰ 12:00-12:30 pm Please click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82500558219?pwd=QjdWd2w0ajIyWUJQOXdRU29NeTlMQT09 Passcode: 389132 ⏰ 5:00-5:30 pm Please click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85340035151?pwd=UjBpVWZabEtvTlFROS9DQXRnR3hndz09
Did you miss the live BrightThinker Q&A with Snyder Junior High? Many parents said it was helpful! Catch the replay: https://youtu.be/L8qVw_QFHY4
Here's the link to order your yearbook for $25! Prices increase to $30 after January 31st. https://www.balfour.com/
Students throughout the district are learning about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words ring true in the heart of every educator.
🔴 Important reminder! 🔴 Monday, January 18th is a regular school day!
Junior high parents and guardians, have your students mentioned BrightThinker? Join us Tuesday 1/19 at 12pm or 5pm for a virtual Q&A to answer your questions about the BrightThinker curriculum. We will discuss how to help students who are struggling, how to help students who wish to get ahead, and everything in between. More information and the zoom link may be found here: https://www.snyderisd.net/page/familyconnections
Snyder ISD uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare: • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6pm daily • Communicate in your preferred language • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents • Participate in group messages • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology • Send payments, sign forms & permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer and more all from your phone or web portal ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using the email address and phone number that was entered in your Skyward Family Access account when you registered your student. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.
We are excited to launch Family Connections, a weekly virtual meetup between you and Snyder ISD. Each Tuesday at 12 pm and 5 pm, we will hold a live online interactive session. Some sessions will cover specific topics, and others will be an open discussion. If you miss a session, don’t worry, we will post a video from each week’s session on our website under the "connect" section. You may also submit your questions in advance to email@example.com. Learn more here: https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/family-connection-sessions
Free meals for students & children in the community! On-campus or curbside. Learn more here: https://5il.co/mq4p
Answers to your questions have been posted to the FAQ section of our Smart Start Guide! As always, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook. We're here to help! https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/smart-start-2020-2021
Meal pickup for virtual students: In order to plan for virtual student meal pickup, please complete a meal survey at https://forms.gle/Eo73f2zKAwDA5MEG7 by Friday, August 28, 2020. Snyder ISD will distribute breakfast and lunch meals for virtual learners starting Tuesday, September 8th at the back of Snyder Primary School from 11:45AM until 1:00PM. For more information on ordering, pricing and pickup, please visit the Meals & Menus section of our website at https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/meal-payment-menus--2