WISD Temporary Closure Updates

Dear WISD Family,

Our staff has been working diligently to develop a plan to educate our students while they are at home. We want to express our gratitude and commend you for your patience and support during this time. We are truly in this together! Please read all of the information below.

All WISD Campuses are Closed Until May 4, 2020

No students will be allowed in any WISD building for any reason. Someone will be answering campus phones Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Teachers will also begin virtual office hours Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Your child's teacher should contact you by Wednesday, March, 25.


WES 903-342-3548

MMS 903-342-5711

WHS 903-342-3641

Assignments/ Instructional Delivery

  • All assignments will be given on a weekly basis. Instruction will begin on Wednesday, March, 25.


WISD will hold a drive through packet pick-up on for ALL students in grades Pre-k through 2nd and others by request only Wednesday, March, 25, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.


  • Student assignment packets will be at each campus.
  • All WES PK-2nd students will have packets to pick up through parent phone call.
  • Students Grade 3 -12 will be as requested
  • Please stay in your vehicle at all times. Officers will be directing traffic and WISD personnel with be working the pick-up line.
  • WHS packets will be distributed at the bus ramp.
  • MMS packets will be distributed by the cafeteria on Beech Street.
  • WES - packets will be distributed under the pick-up-drop-off awning


A digital copy of the WES packets will be available by Wednesday afternoon on the WES website and social media pages.

Food Services

IMPORTANT MEAL UPDATE:

Parents, you can go to the MMS or to WES to pick up meals for your children. You are not required to go to your child’s campus.


All children receiving meals MUST be present at the time of meal pick-up; this is a state mandated law.


Beginning Thursday, April 2, WISD will be able to provide 5 meals at one time for each child. Parents MUST request the meals before picking them up. Meals must be requested by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April, 1. The meals will be boxed-up with each child’s name on them. You can request meals by calling 903-342-5716.


Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, WISD will provide a lunch/breakfast combo to ANY child that resides in WISD ages 0-18.


Your child will be eligible for the breakfast/lunch combo regardless of income eligibility. Lunch pick up will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily and will include a breakfast for the following day.


Meals will be picked up at Memorial Middle School or Winnsboro Elementary School. It is not mandatory, but we are asking for everyone to request lunches to help with our counts. You can request by calling 903-342-5716 between 7:30-9 a.m., or by filling out the form below:

https://forms.gle/EjD24hJrfzNLJXzV9


As a reminder, the state has mandated that each child that will be receiving a lunch be present when the lunch is picked up.


For additional questions regarding food services email lunches@winnsboroisd.org

Technology Services and Devices

Most secondary students are familiar with Google Classroom. Google Classroom will be utilized by several teachers during this time.


Secondary students who have not heard from their child's teacher should check the campus website and teacher pages for class codes if they have not used Google Classroom prior to this point.


WISD is taking requests for Chromebook devices for WHS and MMS students who do not have access to a device while at home. This is for students who are IN NEED. Chromebook pick up is tentatively set for Thursday, March 26. Please fill out the form below to request a device. Devices will only be given for MMS and WHS students.


A Parent MUST be the one to pick up a device for their child. WISD has paperwork that must be filled out before you can take a Chromebook.


To request a device please fill out the form below:

https://forms.gle/dS4iJYYUUSpkeJdQ6


Chromebook pick-up is scheduled for Thursday, March, 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at WHS. Device distribution will be held at the bus ramp.


Wi-fi will be necessary to operate the Chromebooks, but WISD is not able to provide wi-fi for students to take home a this time.


If you do not have wi-fi at home, you can go to the parking lot any of our WISD campuses, Winnsboro City Hall, Gilbreath Memorial Library, Dairy Queen, and McDonalds to access the guest wi-fi without a password. Please DO NOT get out of the vehicle to access and utilize the wi-fi.


In an effort to make communication between WISD teachers and students more efficient, the gmail accounts that students use to log-in to their chromebooks have now been activated for use as a communication tool between students and their teachers. For example – students can now email their teachers using google mail with the email address firstname.lastname@winnsboroisd.org