SISD Weekly Update

Week of April 13, 2020

Update from Dr. Bland

As we approach the completion of the first month of the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order and at-home learning, I'm reflecting on the resilience and spirit of our community. We have all come together to make the most of this unprecedented time. I've never been more proud of our staff or more grateful for our supportive and flexible families and their commitment to giving their best for our kids and our community. Tiger students, staff, families, and alumni are helping our community by constructing PPE for medical providers, volunteering to provide meals, working on the front-lines in healthcare or as first-responders, operating essential businesses, and serving as government leaders. Tiger Nation is well represented and leading the charge.


I realize that this is an extremely difficult time for many of you. Some of you have lost jobs and others are struggling to find the balance between your career and helping with schoolwork at home. Our staff continues to work and although we are not in the buildings, we are here to serve. If you are concerned about your child's schoolwork, call the district office at 325-574-8900 or email questions@snyderisd.net. Phones are answered between 9 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday. If your family needs meals, take advantage of our meal pick-up Monday - Saturday. If your child is struggling beyond schoolwork, connect with your child's counselor. We miss having our kids on campus and we want to do what we can to help.


Will we meet again within the school buildings this year? That's a question on all of our minds. We are following the guidelines established by the local, state, and federal governments. The Texas Education Agency is communicating with school administrators regularly. At this time, Texas schools are closed until May 4th. I anticipate we will receive an update from Governor Abbott at the end of this month. We are prepared to continue with at-home instruction for as long as it takes.


Thank you for all you are doing to support your children, the community, and Snyder ISD.


Sincerely,

Eddie Bland, Ed.D.

Snyder ISD Superintendent of Schools

Senior Cap & Gown Drive-through pick up!

Seniors! Pick up your cap and gown on Tuesday, April 14th between 11-1. Herf Jones representatives will hand out items to students and families while they wait inside their vehicles along Tiger Drive.

School Safety Survey

It's time for our annual school safety survey. We know it's been a while since the kids have been on campus, but this survey helps us understand how we can improve. Please reflect on the 2019-2020 school year prior to Spring Break when answering the survey questions. On Wednesday, parent and student survey links will be sent to your email address on file. Encourage your child to complete a survey as well. We value everyone's feedback. Thank you for your help as we work to improve safety on our campuses.

#maskuptigers

What do Dr. Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, and Mrs. Mebane have in common? They both wear hand-made facemasks to help slow the spread of COVID-19!

Click the link below and make your own easy, no-sew face mask. Use #maskuptigers and post your photos to social media - we'll share them on our social media page to show others how we are working together to keep our community healthy.

They are easy to make! Watch the video: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

Breakfast and Lunch Pickup!

Don't forget! Snyder ISD provides 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.



Curbside Pick-up locations:

  • Snyder Primary School - Westside driveway (by cafetorium)
  • Coliseum - 900 E Coliseum Dr.
  • Travis Gym: 2605 Ave. M
  • Greenhill Area: Andress and N.College Avenue.


For questions call: 325-574-8620 or email questions@snyderisd.net

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Special Education

Listen to an update from Matthew Nelson, Director of Special Services and visit the Special Services website to learn more about accommodations for students.
COVID-19 Continuity Plan

Helpful Links

  • Grading policy during COVID-19 At-Home Learning: Click here to watch the Q&A video with Dr. McClain and read the grading policy details.
  • UIL Updates: click here.
  • FREE lunch pickup details: click here.
  • WiFi Hot Spot locations: click here.

About us

The mission of SISD is to empower everyone to pursue excellence every day. Snyder ISD serves approximately 2,500 students and employs almost 400 staff members. From a dual-language program for primary school students to the P-TECH High School, SISD is proud to offer an array of opportunities for both students and educators.