Good morning SISD! It's a great day to be a Tiger! We are roaring through our 3rd week of At-Home Learning and we are adjusting well! Be sure to stop by the Digital Backpack on the At-Home Learning Hub and take a tour of the new layout! SISD STEM Directory Ryan Maney has loaded up the backpack with fantastic virtual learning opportunities! Don't' forget to check out this week's STEM Challenge! Jump in and let's explore!! https://sites.google.com/snyderisd.net/snyder-isd-digital-backpack/home
The SISD Weekly Updates Newsletter is now available. From COVID-19 updates to the 2020-2021 school calendar we are here to better inform you! We hope you have a great week! Stay home and stay well! https://www.smore.com/3cdkv Update from Dr. Bland I know not being together at school every day has been quite an adjustment. This is new for all of us and we will...
Common symptoms of #COVID19 are fever, dry cough, & shortness of breath. If you have mild symptoms, call your doctor & #StayHome. If you develop serious symptoms, such as trouble breathing, pressure in the chest, or bluish lips or face, call your doctor & seek care immediately. Los síntomas comunes de #COVID19 son fiebre, tos seca y dificultad para respirar.Si tiene síntomas leves, llame a su médico y quedate en casa.Si desarrolla síntomas graves, como dificultad para respirar o presión en el pecho, busque atención médica de inmediato. #StayHome
Before social distancing, each person with #COVID19 spread the virus to 2.5 more people. At that pace, most would get it, and many more people would die. But we can slow the spread. That’s why we all #StayHome. #ApartTogether we slow coronavirus. Antes del distanciamiento social, cada persona con #COVID19 transmitió el virus a 2.5 personas.A ese ritmo, muchas personas se contagiarían, y muchas personas morirían.Pero podemos retrasar la propagación.Por eso todos quedemonos en casa y paremos el Coronavirus.#ApartTogether
You can spread #COVID19 without knowing you have it. Whether you have symptoms or not, #StayHome. If you have to go out, wear a mask/bandana/scarf, regularly wash your hands, and stay 6 feet apart. We must stay #ApartTogether to slow coronavirus. https://tea.texas.gov/staywell Puede propagar #COVID19 sin saber que lo tiene.Ya sea que tenga síntomas o no, quedate en casa.Si tiene que salir, use una bandana/bufanda, lávese las manos regularmente y manténgase a 6 pies de distancia.Debemos permanecer separados #ApartTogether.tea.texas.gov/mantentebientejas
Good morning SISD! You hear it all the time during flu season: wash your hands to prevent the spread of flu. You may have heard advice encouraging you to do the same to stop the spread of COVID-19. But do you know why this simple practice works so effectively? Washing your hands with soap and water breaks up the molecules of the virus and washes them away, preventing the virus from infecting you or others. To be able to effectively and reliably break up the virus cells, you must wash your hands thoroughly and vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Doing this can be incredibly effective! In fact, a study showed that when a group of elementary aged school children participated in supervised handwashing 2-4 times per day, the spread of a similar virus was reduced by 47% While it is important to wash your hands, it is also important that we all regularly disinfect surfaces. COVID-19 has been shown to live for up to three days on various surfaces. If you must leave your home for essential services, be sure to wash your hands as soon as you return and disinfect any surfaces you may have touched. If someone in your home is ill, it’s also important to regularly disinfect. Applying soap and water plus commonly used disinfectants to frequently touched surfaces will break up the virus and carry it away, in the same way soap kills and carries away the virus on your hands. We hope you and your family are able to regularly take these simple steps, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and help your family to stay well. For more information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit www.tea.texas.gov/staywell. Stay healthy, Your friends at SISD
Practice Social Distancing To avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our community, practice social distancing: • Avoid going out in public • When in public, keep six feet of distance between you and others • Follow guidance provided by local and state officials. Get more information at https://texas.gov/covid19 #covid19 #texasstrong #stayhome Practica el distanciamiento social Para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, practique el distanciamiento social: • Evite salir en público • Cuando esté en público, mantenga una distancia de seis pies entre usted y los demás. • Seguir las recomendaciones de los funcionarios locales y estatales. Obtenga más información en https://texas.gov/covid19 # covid19 #texasfuerte #quedateencasa
The SISD community must work together to fight COVID-19. Head to http://tea.texas.gov/staywell for vitally important public health guidance to stop the spread. If we stand apart as a community now, we will be together again soon. La comunidad del SISD debe trabajar en equipo para luchar contra COVID-19. Visite la página Https://tea.texas.gov/mantentebien para obtener información vital sobre como detener el contagio. Si nos mantenemos separados ahora, estaremos juntos más pronto.
Mr. Maney, our STEM Coordinator, has taken part in another fantastic At-Home STEM Learning Experience and he wanted to share with our SISD Family! Texas 4-H is offering FREE Virtual Space Camp for students. Each week is new activities and an opportunity to work virtually with students from all over the world! Check out the Facebook link to get your family registered and learn alongside Mr. Maney! https://www.facebook.com/Texas4HTech/photos/a.149780521700020/3116497845028258/?type=3&theater
Do you have questions on how grades will be calculated during this time and or summer learning options? SISD Assistant Superintendent Rachael McClain and Public Information Officer Valerie Morris will host a live Q&A Wednesday, April 1st at 10:00 am on the SISD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SnyderIsd/. In an effort to be better prepared, please email your questions to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Governor Abbott announced that schools will remain closed until May 4, 2020, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We had prepared for this possibility and will continue with the virtual education platform we have established through the At-Home Learning Hub. If you are unable to access your child’s schoolwork online, please call 325-574-8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options. We appreciate the support you have shown our staff and most of all, your support to continue your child’s education. Meal service will continue as will the virtual wifi hotspots. We will continue to keep you updated and encourage you to reach out to us anytime.
Do you have questions on how grades will be calculated during this time? Information on grading and summer learning programs can be found on the SISD website at: https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder-ci/page/grading--4 If your student is having difficulty, we are here to help. Please contact your child's campus or email email@example.com.
Ready, Set, HERE WE GO!! SISD is excited to announce the At-Home Learning Hub. Online instruction will begin on Monday, March 23 for all SISD students! Our staff and faculty have worked extremely hard this week in preparation for this launch date. Fear not! We have put in place a complete resource directory for parents and students. After reading this post, please take the time to tour the SISD At-Home Learning Hub located at http://snyderisdtx.apptegy.us/o/snyder. First things first, watch the SISD At-Home Learning Hub Explanation Video before visiting any of the platforms. Families, students can expect contact from their teachers at least three times a week. This will be through the communication methods listed below: Phone Individual campus offices and central office numbers will be answered between the hours of 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday. Central Office 325-574-8900 Snyder Primary School 325-574-8600 Snyder Intermediate School 325-574-8650 Snyder Junior High School 325-574-8700 Snyder High School 325-574-8800 Food Service 325-574-8620 Special Education Questions 325-574-8686 Athletics: 325-574-8831 Staff may be trying to contact you by phone, please be sure to allow blocked calls and answer No Caller ID numbers. ••If you speak Spanish and need translation your call will be routed to the appropriate person. Email In addition to the campus-specific communication methods listed below, all teachers will be available to communicate via Snyder ISD email. Email lists can be found by visiting Snyderisd.net, clicking on schools to select your child’s campus, and then clicking on the staff icon at the top of the menu. General Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good morning SISD! The Weekly Updates Newsletter is back and hot off the press! SISD Superintendent Eddie Bland and SISD board of trustee president Ralph Ramon have a very special message for you this morning! In this week's updates you will also find a few videos from other special people in our district! Tune in and learn more at: https://www.smore.com/5azw1
Snyder ISD and Responsive Education Solutions Announce Junior High Leadership for the 2020-2021 School Year Snyder, TX, March 28, 2020-- Snyder ISD and Responsive Education Solutions, the largest charter school system in the state, are formalizing a partnership for the 2020-21 academic school year. Dr. Alan Wimberley, the Chief Education Architect from ResponsiveEd states, “While a relationship between a nonprofit charter school company and a traditional school district would seem to be difficult at best, the educators in the community are carving a new path, and forging fresh ground, for other educators to follow.” Leaders from ResponsiveEd and SISD believe 2020-2021 will prove to be the most exciting and successful year for Snyder Junior High School. While the TEA has listed Snyder Junior High as “Improvement Required” for the past five years, the partnership is seen as a positive change for campus culture and outcomes. Dr. Wimberley states, “From day one, I genuinely know that Snyder educators will resolve Snyder issues. However, I’m also proud to lead in this effort because the educators and community here are already making me feel welcomed and I’m excited to commit all of my energy and time to be in Snyder. Dr. Wimberley is pleased to announce the 2020-2021Team of Deans for the junior high. Snyder Junior High Head of School: Jerry Russell Dean of Academics: Rebecca Mebane Dean of Operations: Joshua Parker Dean of Instruction: Brittany Arellano Dean of Students: Dr. Keith Parker Dean of Academic Advising: To be announced Dean of Athletics: Garrett Tiner Dean of Premier Academy: Seth Summers This Team of Deans will manage the daily academic and operations of the campus. Dr. Wimberley will serve as the education architect and will focus on the instructional and learning capacity of the school. The junior high campus will implement the IQ Precision Mastery Learning System which will leverage the best of teachers and technology to offer students the most optimum learning environment possible. “I’ve already been so impressed with the talent and capacity I’ve seen in Snyder educators, I am fully confident in their ability to do whatever it takes for kids here. Make no mistake. We will be successful,” Dr. Wimberley states. “But this will not happen because of me. It will happen because of us.” ResponsiveEd has been developing innovative learning systems for the past 18 years. Jerry Russell, newly appointed Head of Schools states, “ResponsiveEd will bring a fresh, successful, proven system of education that will be a roadmap for the future and a template for the best we can offer for future generations.” The leadership of Snyder ISD, as well as the leadership at Responsive Education Solutions, are excited for the partnership and the opportunity to do more for kids here in our community. For more information: Contact Snyder ISD Public Information Officer, Valerie Morris at 325-574-8900
Snyder ISD will provide FREE breakfast and lunch while the campuses are closed to students because of the COVID-19 virus. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible. Adult meals will be available for $2 and may be paid for with cash or check. Breakfast and lunch will be served to-go and will be available for pickup Monday - Saturday, March 23rd - April 3rd, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Menus and curb side pick up locations can be found at https://bit.ly/2QCOoEa
Attached is the correct link for the Snyder ISD At Home Learning Hub Explanation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys7RtLYs5CI&t=5s
SFE Foodservice will provide free breakfast and lunch for students 18 & under. Monday - Saturday March 23rd - April 3rd 11:30am - 1:00pm Curbside Pick-up locations: Snyder Primary School - Westside driveway (by cafetorium) Coliseum - 900 E Coliseum Dr. Travis Gym: 2605 Ave. M Greenhill Area: Andreas and N.College Avenue. All meals will be served to-go. For questions call: 325-574-8620 or email email@example.com
The SISD Broadcasting team will be going live at 1:00. Anticipated guests are officials from Cogdell Memorial. Please tune in! https://www.facebook.com/SnyderISDBroadcasting/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Parents, we hope this collective schedule will help you as you prepare to pick up necessary academic needs from your student's campuses. Please remember at the SIS, SPS and SJHS campuses you are asked to stay in your vehicles and allow the staff to assist you. SHS will utilize the glass office only. Thank you for your flexibility and teamwork! Click on the link for the collective schedule. http://bit.ly/3dfLAGH
IMPORTANT INFO! Please read and share! We will begin to pass out technology and instructional materials starting today through tomorrow. Here is the schedule for the next two days: Thursday, March 19th--12:00pm-7:00 pm (No Dual Language today!) Friday, March 20th--2:00 pm-6:00 pm **Pre-K parents--You will need to pick up materials from their teachers in the south drop off/pick up lanes by the Pre-K wing. You MUST stay in your car, and we will have staff to meet your needs. **Kindergarten-3rd grade parents--You will need to come through the north drop off/pick up lanes by the flag pole. You MUST stay in your car, and we will have staff to meet your needs. **Dual language parents (native English and Spanish speakers)--Teachers are finalizing their instructional resources, so pickup for dual language students will be Friday, March 20th from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. **ALL TECHNOLOGY WILL BE CHECKED OUT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING! EACH FAMILY WILL RECEIVE ONE DEVICE. IF YOUR FAMILY NEEDS A DEVICE, PLEASE DRIVE THROUGH THE NORTH DROP OFF/PICK UP LANE, AND WE WILL BRING PAPERWORK AND DEVICE TO YOU!** If you do not have transportation during these hours, please call the front office at 574-8600. We will work with you to get a plan in place. This whole process is a work in progress, so please hang with us as we work out the kinks as we go! Again, thank you ALL so much for patience and flexibility! We appreciate you.
SJHS Announcement: Online Instruction will begin on Monday, March 23rd. To be 100% prepared, you will need to take the initiative to make sure your Chromebook is in working order and fully charged. If you have any issues or need to pick up your device, you are asked to make your way to the SJHS campus today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) from 11:00-1:00. Please use the drive-thru to the front entrance of the campus. You are asked to stay in your vehicle and allow one of our staff members to assist you.
Reminder: SIS Parents, please be advised! Parents of Snyder Intermediate students need to come to the Intermediate School to pick up online access usernames and passwords for students. Access cards are necessary to ensure your student can access the online curriculum that will be provided. We will be available during the following dates and times. Wednesday, March 18th from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 19th from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 20th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please use the El Paso street drive through (drop off and pick up lanes) and remain in your vehicle at all times. We will have staff waiting to hand you the student's access cards. We appreciate your willingness to walk with us through this journey! Your flexibility and teamwork are beneficial to the success of our students! Thank you!! Jerry Russell Snyder Intermediate Principal
Snyder High School students with devices at the SHS campus are asked to make plans to retrieve their device on Thursday, March 19th (11th and 12 graders) and Friday, March 20th (9th and 10th graders). If you are in need of repairs you can drop off your device on these dates and times as well. Please follow the schedule below. Online instruction will begin on Monday, March 23rd. Technology Device PICK-UP/delivery for repair Schedule ***SHS Glass Office Entrance- ONLY*** Thursday, March 19th 12th A-G 12:00-12:30 H-M 12:30-1:00 N-T 1:00-1:30 V-Z 1:30-2:00 11th A-G 2:00-2:30 H-M 2:30-3:00 N-T 3:00-3:30 U-Z 3:30-4:00 Friday, March 20th 10th A-G 8:00-8:30 H-M 8:30-9:00 N-T 9:00-9:30 U-Z 9:30-10:00 9th A-G 10:00-10:30 H-M 10:30-11:00 N-T 11:00-11:30 U-Z 11:30-12:00
3/18 SISD Update: Snyder ISD families, thank you for your patience as we make these important decisions to protect the health of our students, staff, and community. We have made the decision to remain closed through Friday, April 3rd. On Wednesday, April 1st, we will make a decision whether or not to reopen the week of April 6th. Expect a call over the next few days from your child’s teacher with information. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher by Friday, March, 20th at 12 pm, please contact your child’s school. Again, we will remain closed through Friday, April 3rd. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of Snyder Intermediate students need to come to the Intermediate School to pick up online access usernames and passwords for students. Access cards are necessary to ensure your student can access the online curriculum that will be provided. We will be available during the following dates and times. Wednesday, March 18th from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 19th from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 20th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please use the El Paso street drive through (drop off and pick up lanes) and remain in your vehicle at all times. We will have staff waiting to hand you the student's access cards. We appreciate your willingness to walk with us through this journey! Your flexibility and teamwork are beneficial to the success of our students! Thank you!! Jerry Russell Snyder Intermediate Principal
Good morning SJHS parents & guardians, Prior to the break many of our students opted to leave their chromebook at the SJHS campus library. We have been reaching out to the parents to make allowance for you to come to the campus to get pick up your student's chromebook. If you have not received a call and need to schedule a time to pick up your student's chromebook please call the SJHS campus at 325-574-8700. Thank you for your support and flexibility during this time.
In response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, Altice USA has taken several steps to ensure that Americans within the communities we serve have reliable access to high-speed broadband connectivity to keep them connected to the people, information, and resources they rely on. Altice USA is committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call: 866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region 888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region Please click on the link below for more information. http://bit.ly/2WhXwlv ** This is not a product of SISD or related to services provided by SISD. We are simply sharing the information.**
SISD March 17th Update: Snyder ISD families, We appreciate your patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. We do not take these decisions lightly as they have a tremendous impact on our community. Snyder ISD leaders have made the decision to remain closed to students through Friday, March 20th so teachers can prepare for long-term online learning options. We will make a decision regarding reopening Friday, March, 20th. Expect a call over the next few days from your child’s teacher with information. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher by Friday, March, 20th at 12 pm, please contact your child’s school. Eddie Bland, Ed.D.
Update from Snyder ISD - March 15, 2020 SISD families, I know you are eager to hear an update from our district. Over the weekend, SISD officials have been in regular communication with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Scurry County Health Unit, and medical experts. As of Sunday, March 15th, Scurry County does not have any confirmed active Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases that would lead us to close the school. Currently, we plan to reopen schools for students on Wednesday, March 18th. The safety and well being of our students is of the highest priority to our district. We have significantly increased our preventive measures and are closely monitoring students and staff for health symptoms. We understand that all of our families have concerns. Some of you will want to keep your kids home and some of you will want to send your children to school. We are working on plans for all of you. We want to empower you as parents to make the call whether or not to send your child to school during this time. This situation is changing rapidly, should a full-school closure become necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible. For parents who want to keep their children at home. Your child’s absence will be excused if you choose to keep your child home because of concerns with COVID-19/Coronavirus. School notification: Please complete the Student Absence Notification Form to notify the district of your plans to keep your child home. It is available on our website and social media page. Alternate education options: Our staff is working hard to provide you with resources to continue your child’s education at home. We do not want students to fall behind. Parents/guardians should commit to facilitating instructional support and time for students to complete coursework. Instructions for accessing instructional material will be provided by Monday, March 23rd. Student meals: We are working with our Food Services Department on a plan to provide meals to students whose parents elect to keep their child at home due to COVID-19/Coronavirus concerns. For parents who want to send their children to school. We are making operational adjustments to provide the safest and healthiest environment possible. Hydration: Water fountains are covered to reduce the risk of spreading germs. However, to encourage proper hydration, we are requesting parents to send water bottles with students. Water bottles will be provided to students who do not have one. Some campuses are equipped with bottle fillers and those will be left open for use. Health & hygiene education: Nursing staff and teachers will review hygiene practices with students and reinforce healthy habits throughout the day. Disinfecting/cleaning: Custodial staff will clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and fill soap and sanitizer dispensers throughout the day. The E-mist disinfectant system will be used on buses and in classrooms daily after the kids have left. Mealtimes: The cafeteria will serve meals for breakfast and lunch, as usual. Lunchtimes may be altered to allow for more distance between students. Campus visitation policy: Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, SISD will temporarily limit ALL campus visitors, including parents and volunteers. Parents will only be allowed on campus to pick up or drop off their children. If a parent meeting is scheduled, they will be required to complete check-in and check out at the office or campus clinic. Parent participation in Admission Review Dismissal (ARD), RtI, 504, or LPAC meetings will continue on campus as usual, but participants will be subject to screening. Snyder ISD along with school districts around the world are facing unprecedented circumstances. We appreciate your patience as we do our absolute best to accommodate all students during this time. This is a rapidly changing situation. As soon as we have information available we will get it out to you as quickly as possible. Student Absence Notification Form: http://bit.ly/2IPGZxi
Reminder! There is no school for students tomorrow and Tuesday. All faculty and staff will be reporting to their respective campuses. SISD administration will be making announcements throughout the day and the days to come. Please stay vigilant as we do our best to communicate with you. If you have not filled out the student travel survey embedded within the SISD Weekly Update newsletter, please click on the link below and fill out the form. http://bit.ly/33jn82C
Parents, Embedded within this week's newsletter is a student travel reporting survey. This form takes a little under a minute to complete and is located below. Please let us know about your student's travel during the month of March by completing this student travel survey. The safety of our staff and students is imperative. Your results will be for internal use only and will help us make important decisions over the next few weeks. Please submit a form for each of your children enrolled in SISD.Click http://bit.ly/33jn82C to fill out the form.
The SISD Weekly Update Newsletter is packed with information and updates on the recent developments surrounding us. Superintendent Eddie Bland and staff are working hard to keep everyone up to date. Please take the time to read the newsletter in its entirety. Staff and faculty will be teaming together on Monday and Tuesday for preventive measures planning. Dr. Bland will be making announcements throughout the next few days with updated information. https://www.smore.com/95bfd
SISD officials have decided to hold a teacher workday on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th to plan and prepare should we need to offer instruction online or by alternative methods. This will also give SISD administration an opportunity to identify and communicate with staff and families who have traveled to areas where COVID-19/Coronavirus has been identified.
Message from SISD Superintendent, Dr. Eddie Bland Good afternoon parents, students, and community members, I know many of you have questions about the Coronavirus / COVID-19 and how it will impact our schools. We are doing our best to prevent and plan. We receive updates throughout the day from multiple sources and we send SISD representatives to the Scurry County Coronavirus Taskforce meetings. The task force meets multiple times a week and consists of over 15 professionals including physicians and staff members from Cogdell Memorial Hospital, Scurry County EMS, Scurry County Health Unit, and Snyder ISD. Thursday morning, I personally met with officials from Cogdell Memorial Hospital and the Scurry County Health Unit to hear the latest on the COVID-19 virus. On Friday, March 13th, we will hold a meeting with district leadership to discuss options and continue planning for a variety of scenarios. Currently, the district is following the recommendation of the CDC and focusing on prevention. We will continue disinfecting the school buildings and busses thoroughly. Custodial staff is disinfecting high-touch surfaces and filling soap and sanitizer dispensers throughout the day. The E-mist disinfectant system is used in designated areas. Will school be canceled? As of today, the district plans to resume classes on Monday, March 16th. We will closely monitor the situation, and should it become necessary to cancel school in the future, we will notify families via text, the Snyder Tigers app, email, website, local media stations, and social media accounts. •What if I’m worried someone in my family has been exposed to COVID-19? If you feel they may have been exposed while traveling during Spring Break, please contact the Scurry County Health Unit or your physician for direction. •What if my child is sick or I think they may be sick? Families should follow standard procedures for illness upon returning from spring break (and any time your child has been sick). •Fever: Students must be free of fever for 24 hours without Tylenol or Advil. •Vomiting or Diarrhea: If your child is vomiting or had diarrhea, they should not return to school until those issues have been resolved for 24 hours. •Students on Antibiotics: Students who receive antibiotics for an illness should wait 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics and after the last instance of vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school. Again, if anyone feels they may have been exposed to COVID-19 while traveling during Spring Break, please contact the Scurry County Health Unit or your physician for direction. All of these guidelines apply to our staff as well. Because this is a developing situation, we will provide updates as soon as they become available. For more information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Eddie Bland, Ed.D. Superintendent Snyder ISD 325-574-8900
The SISD Weekly Updates Newsletter is hot off the press! Get a glimpse of the goodness at https://www.smore.com/g12s5
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Snyder Primary students are making reading a daily habit and a passion! If you missed this video in our recent Weekly Updates Newsletter, please be sure to tune in today and celebrate reading with our primary students! #FosterALove4Reading! http://bit.ly/2TIWvA7
Incoming 9th graders and parents: Were you unable to attend one of the previous parent/student PTECH meetings? Do you or your student have unanswered questions about pathways and endorsements? Dive deeper into the scheduling opportunities for your incoming 9th grader and join us at The Cube (C^3) Connect/Room 111 at the SHS campus on Thursday, March 5th. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. We look forward to helping you and your student prepare for a promising future at SHS!
TEXAS READS ONE BOOK-SPONSORED BY SISD ACE will take place TONIGHT from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the SPS Cafetorium! Join SISD ACE and make reading fun during the district literacy night! The SISD ACE sponsored camping themed family night will consist of a chapter reading from the book "Lemonade Crimes," followed by some games and activities. Open to ALL ages!
Snyder Primary Dual Language teachers were recognized for their commitment to Bilingualism and Biliteracy at the Achieving the Biliteracy Dream Conference Dual Language Conference today! The three-day conference is being held in Dallas. Pictured are Lupita Ceballos, Carolyn Torres, Dr. Leo Gomez, Erica Leija, and Yuliana Thamez. This is the first annual Conference on the Gómez & Gómez DLE Program! This is the 4th year of the Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Program at Snyder Primary. Congratulations to these dedicated educators!
Kindergarten--There will be two Kindergarten music performances this week. The first performance will be on tonight, February 18th. The classes of Jennings, Solis, Soliz, Stewart, and Miller will perform on this night. The second performance will be on Thursday, February 20th. The classes of Krueger/Alexander, Groves, Mercer, Griffith, Minyard, and Jackson will perform on this night. Both performances are at 7:00 in the evening.
Congratulations to the SHS Lady Tigers on their Bi-District win over Burkburnett! The 40-22 win has advanced the ladies to the Area competition. Tip off will be Thursday, February 20th at 6pm against the Argyle Lady Eagles at Eastland High School (900 W. Plummer St. Eastland, Texas).
The Feb.7th mandatory cheer meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the SHS cafeteria. All cheer participants and a legal parent/guardian must be in attendance. Please email DRodriguez@snyderisd.net if you have questions or concerns.
Valentine's Day is coming up and love is in the air! Parents, we know you want to shower your students with gifts of adoration, however, please keep in mind deliveries will not be sent to your student in the classrooms. This becomes a distraction to the educational environment. Deliveries will be held in the office at each campus or other locations if necessary and will need to be retrieved by the student at the end of the day.
Good morning SISD. Maintenance and Operations personnel have surveyed the road conditions and have determined that all is good for a normal start. Be sure to bundle up! It’s going to be a cold day!
Baseball fans: Today's scrimmage has been canceled due to weather. The scrimmage will not be rescheduled.
Parents of incoming 9th-graders are encouraged to attend tonight's 6:00 pm P-Tech information meeting at SJHS CAFETORIUM. Attending this meeting will help you to assist your students in narrowing down their pathway and endorsements as they embark on their journey at Snyder High School. If you are unable to attend, please review the information provided on the website. You will find this information on the website under the parent tab. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jennifer Rosas at email@example.com
La nieve se está derritiendo rápidamente y seguirá mientras prosigue el día, pero con las temperaturas helando esta noche congelara las carreteras haciendolo dificil para conducir. Condiciones de carreteras congeladas causará que iniciemos clases tarde el Viernes 7 de Febrero, pero los Viernes ya son cortos y el comenzar tarde nos dará menos tiempo para instrucción. Por lo tanto Snyder ISD estará cerrada el día de mañana 7 de Febrero y volveremos Lunes el 10 de Febrero. No se han tomado un decisión de actividades extraescolares programadas para mañana.
Good afternoon SISD staff and families, We are rapidly thawing out this afternoon; however, the National Weather Service predicts temperatures to be well below freezing tonight. Icy roads will most certainly be an issue tomorrow morning and the safety of our students and staff takes priority. Since Fridays are shortened instructional days, a late start isn't a reasonable option. Therefore, SISD will be closed tomorrow and will reopen on Monday, February 10th. At this time a decision has not been made about extra-curricular activities scheduled for Friday. Stay safe, get well, and we will see everyone on Monday.
Due to a significant number of students and teachers absent with the flu and the National Weather Service’s prediction of bad weather and unsafe roads, SISD will close all schools on Wed 2/5 and Thurs 2/6. All athletic and extracurricular activities have also been canceled.
The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our top priority. Due to a significant number of students and teachers absent with the flu and the National Weather Service’s prediction of inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, Snyder ISD has made the decision to close all schools and administration buildings on Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th, 2020. In addition, all athletic and extracurricular activities/competitions — including before and after-school practices, rehearsals, and events — have been canceled for Wednesday and Thursday. We are encouraging families to help us slow the spread of illness to teachers and students by: Keeping children home until they are fever-free WITHOUT medication for 24 hours. Keeping your children home if they are vomiting or have diarrhea. They may return 24 hours after symptoms have resolved. Teaching your children to properly cover their coughs and sneezes and to wash their hands frequently. Washing backpacks and jackets. Please stay warm, safe, and use this time to rest and recover. Eddie Bland, Ed.D. Superintendent Snyder ISD 325-574-8900
A wintery mix is in effect for much of our area later this week! Snyder ISD will be monitoring the potential bad weather that is forecasted. SISD is working hard to keep you informed via text, email, social media, website, and phone calls. To be proactive we ask that you click on the link below for information on inclement weather announcements. Please take the time to read the information in its entirety. We will update parents and students of schedule changes as soon as possible if the need arises. https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/snyder-isd-inclement-weather-emergency-release-procedures
Jan. 30th Community Meeting Clarification: Tonight's Meeting is a Potential Innovative Partner Presentations. An innovative partnership is an option we are exploring to assist SISD. Three companies have submitted applications and will present their ideas to the community. They will each speak for 30 minutes and will have a Q&A following. We look forward to your attendance.
Reminder! Community Meeting Tonight at 6pm in the SJHS Cafetorium! We hope that you have reserved time for tonight's Potential Innovative Partner Presentations. An innovative partnership is an option we are exploring to assist SISD. Three companies have submitted applications and will present their ideas to the community at Snyder Junior High on Thursday, January 30th at 6pm. They will each speak for 30 minutes and will have a Q&A following. If you are interested in hearing their proposals, we invite you to attend!
¡Recordatorio! ¡Reunión comunitaria esta noche a las 6pm en el SJHS Cafetorium! Esperamos que haya reservado tiempo para las posibles presentaciones de socios innovadores de esta noche. Una asociación innovadora es una opción que estamos explorando para ayudar a SISD. Tres compañías han presentado solicitudes y presentarán sus ideas a la comunidad en Snyder Junior High el jueves 30 de enero a las 6pm. Cada uno hablará durante 30 minutos y tendrá un seguimiento de preguntas y respuestas. Si está interesado en escuchar sus propuestas, ¡lo invitamos a asistir!
Snyder Primary is excited to be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge this year! Students and staff are encouraging community members and businesses to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. Snyder Primary has selected the week of February 3rd-7th to participate in this event. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive kindness initiative, reaching millions of students and families every year. This positive and uplifting program helps creates a culture of kindness in schools, communities, and the world. Using a 50-item checklist, schools and families are challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible. The School Edition is an annual one week challenge during the last week of January. The Family Edition is year-round. Schools and families may get involved by signing up at no cost at: www.greatkindnesschallenge.org. The Great Kindness Challenge is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors Toy Foundation, ViaSat, Mind Yeti, Nordson, TaTaTu, and McGraw-Hill.
Community members are encouraged to attend the Potential Innovative Partner Presentation held at the Snyder Junior High cafetorium, Jan.30th at 6pm.. This meeting will provide information on upcoming possibilities affecting our students. _____________________________________________ Se alienta a los miembros de la comunidad a asistir a la Presentación de Socios Innovadores Potenciales celebrada en el Cafetorium Snyder Junior High, el 30 de enero a las 6pm. Esta reunión proporcionará información sobre las próximas posibilidades que afectan a nuestros estudiantes.
Parents: In the event, that road conditions become hazardous in the morning and the safety of our community members are at risk, SISD will announce delays or cancelations before the first bus leave the bus barn. A determination will be made between 5 and 5:30 am. Please be sure that you have downloaded the free Snyder Tigers App from your Apple or Google Play store. Notifications are shared via email, text, voice call, push notifications and live feeds on the app. The same weather-related notifications will be posted to all SISD social media campus pages and relayed to local radio and surrounding television stations. We encourage you to share the App availability with your non-social media family members and friends. We are working hard to improve communication and appreciate your teamwork! https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/snyder-isd-inclement-weather-emergency-release-procedures
Snyder ISD Department of Transportation and Admin are keeping an eye on the weather! Cold temperatures are expected to continue over the next couple of days with the possibility of freezing rain. We are committed to remaining sensitive to issues of safety. In the event that travel becomes an issue and or causes delays /early dismissal, SISD will announce via social media, SISD Website, and the SISD Tigers App, local radio stations.
On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath notified Snyder ISD of his intention to honor the parent petitions requesting he close Snyder Junior High. SISD believes we have proposed a strong plan, however, Commissioner Morath informed the district that he would not approve the proposed realignment plan that would create two educational pathways for our 2nd through 8th grade. The plan to realign grades and restructure academics has been the subject of multiple community meetings, staff meetings, and focus groups since October 2019. One criteria for reopening the campus was the campus must offer a significantly different academic program and is the commissioner’s decision that the proposed Inquiry-Based Learning Academy did not meet that threshold. Additionally, Commissioner Morath is appointing conservator, Keri Barnett, to the district. The role of the conservator is to monitor and report back to Commissioner Morath the district’s progress with regards to improving the academic performance of our students. The district has until no later than January 30, 2020, to submit a revised comprehensive plan for campus closure that will meet the statutory requirements and receive approval from Commissioner Morath. The options for reopening campus remain the same; signing an agreement with a Charter to operate the Junior High Campus, or reopen the Junior High with the majority of the grades different and a distinctly different academic program. The district remains steadfast in our commitment to provide the best education to our students. We will diligently explore all available options for our Junior High and our District. We will keep you informed as updates become available.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the January 16th meetings have been canceled. So that we can still provide the necessary information to as many people as possible, we will soon release the updated information to you online via video. We will share this informational video on the SISD social media outlets as well as the SISD website. Please help keep your friends and family informed by sharing this post. As always, if you have any questions, please email us at socialmedial.snyderisd.net or call the administration office at 325-574-8900.
SISD Community Meetings will resume this month on January 16th. Two opportunities will be made for you to connect with SISD administrators and be informed on the "Next Steps" occurring in our district. Please join us on Thursday, January 16th at 2pm in the Colonial Hill Baptist Church FLC or at 6PM at the Snyder Primary School cafetorium. Both meetings will contain the same information. On Thursday, January 30th, SISD Administration will host a presentation on the Potential Innovative Partner. This meeting will be held at the SJHS cafetorium at 6pm. Community members are highly encouraged to attend.
We hope everyone is enjoying your time off! SISD is working hard to keep you informed on upcoming changes and other events in our district. Click through to read the December newsletter for updates on the TEA visit and upcoming community meetings. https://5il.co/c0fl
It's a great day to be a Tiger! With only 5 days remaining in the semester, it's important that we stay focused and finish strong! SISD student, faculty and staff will begin their winter break on Monday, December 23rd. Staff will return on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Students will return on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.
Snyder Bus number two was involved in a minor accident this morning at the intersection of College and 37th St. EMS checked out the students and the driver of the bus and everyone was ok. The bus was not damaged and delivered the students safely to school.
Reminder! The December Update Community Meeting will be held this evening from 6-7 in the Primary campus cafetorium. Our guests are asked to park and enter through the back entrance of the building to access the cafetorium. Stay informed and up to date on the changes occurring within our district. We look forward to seeing you tonight!
As of this morning, only 5 toys and one coat has been donated to the SHS Student Publications Annual Coat/Toy Drive. A challenge has been issued to all students and community members to join together and make those donations! Don't miss the December 11th deadline! Donations can be made at the SHS glass office. #givingseason
December updates are being discussed at the SISD Community Meetings. If you were unable to attend the Dec. 3rd meeting, we encourage you to attend the Dec. 5th meeting. Please join us from 6-7 at the Primary campus cafetorium. Stay up to date on the changes occurring with SJHS & SISD. See you there!
Snyder ISD is now accepting referrals for students who may need Gifted/Talented Services for the school year. This program is designed for students who exhibit intellectual and creative thinking abilities at an extraordinary level not normally served in the regular classroom. Services are provided only upon identification of education needs of the student. Anyone wishing to refer a student attending Snyder ISD in kindergarten through twelfth grade this school year is asked to go by the student’s campus office and request a copy of the referral form. This form must be returned to the school by November 22. Those unable to go by the school should call the campus to request a form be sent to them. El Distrito Escolar de Snyder esta aceptando referencias para estudiantes que puedan necesitar servicios de Gifted/Talented (programa para estudiantes que tengan talentos/inteligencia mas alta que sus iguales) para el ano escolar. Este programa esta diseñado para estudiantes que muestran habilidades intelectuales y habilidades inventivas de nivel extraordinario que normalmente no se sirve en las clases regulares. Los servicios son prestos únicamente cuando hay identificación de necesidades educativas del estudiante. Cualquiera persona que quiera referir a un estudiante en grados de kínder hasta el grado duodécimo dentro del Distrito Escolar de Snyder puede ir por la oficina de la escuela del estudiante para pedir una copia de la forma de registro. Esta forma necesita ser devuelto a la escuela para el día 22 de noviembre. Personas que no puedan ir por la escuela deben de llamar a escuela para pedir que se le envié la forma.
Snyder Junior High Parents: If you received an attendance call this morning, please disregard it if you know your child is at school. There was a mistake made and we are resolving the issue. We apologize for the interruption in your day. Thank you.
An eagerly awaited meeting with Snyder ISD leadership and the TEA Commissioner came to fruition in Austin today. Eddie Bland, Ed.D., Superintendent of Snyder ISD, Ralph Ramon SISD Board of Trustees President, and Brad Hinton, SISD Board of Trustees Vice President, met with Commissioner Mike Morath to discuss sanctions against the district for Snyder Junior High’s academic rating. Texas Education Code §39A. 112(b) allows for parent petitions to direct the Commissioner’s decision. On October 31, 2019, Dr. Bland was presented with 313 petitions, a sufficient number to require the closure of the campus. In addition to the parent petitions for closure, Dr. Bland was presented with 486 parent and community petitions supporting the reopening of Snyder Junior High with a grade realignment. The petitions will be delivered to the Commissioner no later than December 1, 2019. The next step will require SISD to develop and submit a comprehensive plan to reopen the campus, with the majority of the grades realigned. “These next steps will require planning and partnership," states Dr. Bland. "We look forward to collaborating with parents, teachers, district leadership, community members, and the TEA to do what is best for our students." To receive the latest news and updates, please be sure to like the Snyder ISD facebook page, visit snyderisd.net, or subscribe to mobile notifications by downloading the "Snyder ISD Tigers App" available for iPhone or Android
SISD Communications Announcement Community Meeting/Junta Comunitaria Monday/Lunas 10/28 12:00-1:00 at Colonial Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center and 6:00-7:00 at the SJHS Library. School Administration will answer questions about the TEA sanctions and explain the difference in the pathway options. Los Administrados escolar respond eran preguntas sobre sanciones del TEA y explicaran la diferencia en las opciones de vias. You have a say! Parent petitions for the two options are due on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Petitions will be available to sign at the meetings. Usted tiene algo que decir! Las peticiones de los padres para las dos opciones se deben entregar el jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2019. Las peticiones estran disponibles para firmar en la reunion.
Student safety and parent communication are top priorities at all SISD campuses. In order to better serve you, SISD has been and will continue to share information not only on social media but also on the SISD mobile app. If you have not dowloaded the app, please do so. The app is free in both the Apple Store and Google Play store. Be sure to sign up for push notifications from SISD and the campus in which your student attends.
SISD admin has lifted the lockdown and classes are back in session! Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
All SISD campuses are currently on a hard lockdown per the request of the Snyder Police Department. All students are safe and under the supervision of staff and faculty. Parents will not be allowed in the buildings until the lockdown has been lifted. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Thank you for trusting us with the safe keeping of your children
School Administration will answer questions about the TEA sanctions and explain the difference in the two pathway options. You have a say! Parent petitions for the two options are due on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Petitions will be available to sign at the meetings. Usted tiene algo que decir! Las peticiones de los padres para las dos opciones se deben entregar el jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2019. Las peticiones estran disponibles para firmar en la reunion. Monday/Lunes 10/28 12-1pm Colonial Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center and 6-7pm at the Snyder Junior High School Cafetorium.
SISD Administration will hold a community meeting tonight from 6-7pm to discuss the educational framework for the two pathways discussed during the October 7th Community Meeting. Please join us in the SJHS cafeteria from 6-7. A light grab-and-go meal will be provided at 5:45.
SISD Administration will hold three community meetings to discuss the educational framework for the two pathways discussed during the October 7th Community Meeting. Please make an effort to attend one of the meetings. Each meeting will provide the same information. Please join us in the SJHS cafeteria from 6-7.
So that we can provide you with the most up to date information possible, the Community Meeting will be moved to Monday, October 7th from 6pm-7pm at Worsham Auditorium. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-574-8900.
Parents, guardians, staff, and community members are invited to attend a community meeting on Monday, September 23rd at 6pm. The meeting will be held in Worsham Auditorium located at Snyder High School. https://www.snyderisd.net/article/135719?org=snyder
Short day Friday is here! Parents, please keep and eye on your campus dismissal times. Traffic congestion will decreace once ACE begins. Thank you for working together to ensure student safety.
Football Booster Club United Fundraiser 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday, Aug. 17 Come grab a burger and support your Snyder Tiger Football Boys! Donations appreciated
The 2019 Tiger's Lair yearbook has arrived!! Distribution times will be Monday-Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. in the foyer of Worsham Auditorium.
Have you missed an opportunity to complete the drug policy presentation? Tonight is the last chance before school begins! Stop by the SJHS campus during the 7& 8th-grade open house tonight from 5:30-7:00 and take care of business! Presentations will run every 15 minutes in the library. Parents must accompany their student! All incoming 7th-12th graders UIL participants must attend a presentation. Keep in mind: *Each participant only has to attend one presentation. *All presentations are the same regardless of campus, presenter, or organization. Same policy district-wide. *Parent and participant(s) must attend together.