Parent Newsletter

Shelbyville ISD - Updated October 28, 2020

Weekly Updates

We have created this newsletter to share links and ideas you can use at home during this time. Please continue to check back as we will continue to add new material each week.

The Kids Count Players

Library Resources




Play It Safe

As a Play it Safe Customer, we at The Women’s Center’s Play it Safe! Store are making the Play it Safe! movies available to your parents for FREE for the month of April. Since April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and parents are home with their children for the most part, it seems the perfect time to give parents the tools they need to start and continue the conversation around personal safety. A Parent Guide is available to download with the free rental.

Here how it works:

If you are interested, go to, enter through the Parent Portal and click on Movies. Choose the movies you want. When you do that, you will have to register and then your email will need to be verified. Once you verify, create your password. You’ll be directed to pay. Enter this PROMO CODE: APRILFREE

Texas Instruments - Calculators

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (TI) has posted six-months of free software subscriptions for teachers and students, allowing them to access handheld calculators from home. The subscriptions include TI-84 Plus software, TI-Nspire software, and TI-30XC MultiView and TI-34 MultiView scientific calculators. The software is for both PC and Mac computers.
Click here to access
the software.

A beta version of the TI-84 Plus CE Chromebook App is also now available. Those interested will need to complete a request for the app at this link.

While there is currently no version for the TI-Nspire, the TI-Nspire App for the iPad is available at no cost in the Apple Store until April 30, 2020.

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The Department continues to update with information for students, parents, educators and local leaders about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19, please visit

Region 7 ESC At-Home Resources

Zaner-Bloser - Learn At Home

Links to Handwriting, Reading, Grammar & more downloads

CRAM - Flashcards

Renaissance Learning (AR) Link - NEW LINK Updated 4/13/2020

AR has now 6,000 online books available for students using MyON. Login to AR and you will see the link to begin reading.

Wide Open School

Free resources to help with homeschooling

Get EPIC - Online Books

Storyline Online - Books Online

Education Galaxy (Elementary)

Reading Eggs/Mathseeds (Elementary)

Texas Performance Standards Projects - GT

The Social Care Network

For homeless resources:

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

Other Useful Links

Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Flu
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Texas Department of Agriculture
SquareMeals During Coronavirus

Texas School Safety Center
Coronavirus Resources
Visit the COVID-19 Updates Page

University Interscholastic League (UIL)