SISD Weekly Update

Week of May 4, 2020

Superintendent's Update

I am sure many of you share my respect and gratitude for the SISD teachers. Teachers choose a career in education for a variety of reasons, but a common thread is their love for kids and a desire to help them succeed. SISD teachers, we are proud of you and are so glad to have you on our team! During teacher appreciation week, please take a moment and say thanks to our teachers. Parents, you have added the role of teacher to your other responsibilities, and we appreciate you as well.

Several of you have asked about retrieving personal items at school. We are working on a plan for students to pick up any items they may have on campus. With over 2,500 students in the district, coordinating a safe and efficient item pick-up is a top priority. If you have an urgent need, please contact your child's school, and we will be glad to work something out with you.

Last week, we finalized the contract between Responsive Education Solutions and SISD to manage Snyder Junior High School. As we learn more about plans for the junior high, I am encouraged and excited for next year. Incoming Junior High Students (current grades 5-7) will need to complete an elective request form by May 8, 2020. The form is linked below in the newsletter.

Based on Governor Abbott's Reopen Texas Plan, the question was raised about large group gatherings. We have contacted local and state officials for clarification and are awaiting details from the Governor and TEA. We are exploring the possibility of a live graduation ceremony at the football field in addition to the parade, and we should have an answer sometime this week.

The current plan is to hold a graduation parade with a stage for seniors to cross along the parade route. Participants and spectators are asked to follow social-distancing and other health and safety guidelines. A photographer will be present to take photos, and the event will be broadcast live. As soon as we receive more information, rest assured, we will provide you with updates.

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

Eddie Bland, Ed.D.

SISD Superintendent of Schools

The show must go on!

The show must go on and it will! We are excited to announce the GTC hometown virtual performance of The Tempest. Tune in Saturday, May 9th at 7pm as we share the amazing talents of the SHS OAP cast and crew. Senior Night and Final Curtain Call will follow the performance.

Graphic design credits to daylight-design

Jami West

Big picture

Meet Mrs. Cade, Snyder Intermediate School Principal!

Mrs. Cade is a familiar face at Snyder ISD! She is moving from the role as Assistant Principal at Snyder Primary School to become the new principal at Snyder Intermediate School. She is excited to lead the campus and continue their success. Mrs. Cade replaces Mr. Russell, who will join the leadership team as Head of School for Snyder Junior High.
Mrs. Cade Intro

Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up Dates Announced!

Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year will occur June 22- 26, 2020.Depending on state and local government and health guidelines, registration will occur in-person or in another format. We will provide more details about the registration process mid-June.

Video replay of the Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-up Facebook live Q&A is be available on our website.

We can’t wait to welcome our newest Tigers!

Show Your Teachers Some Love!

Is there a teacher from your past or present who you want to honor for how they changed your life, or someone else’s? Share a video or post on social media using the hashtags #TeachersCan and #WeBelieveinSISD and we will share them on our page!

School Climate Survey

Did you receive the climate survey in your email inbox last week? It should only take you 5-7 minutes to complete. 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. Encourage your child to complete a survey as well. Thank you for your help as we work to improve our campuses. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!

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
  • Special Services website: 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.