SISD Weekly Update

Week of April 27, 2020

Superintendent's Update


During our Board of Trustees meeting last week, we reviewed our online learning platform. We continue to be impressed with the commitment of our teachers and the willingness of our families to jump in and support students. Participation numbers for SISD students are looking strong with teachers connecting with over 90% of students.


Keep up the great work. This is a valuable educational opportunity for students. Beyond the lesson plans, students are learning how to be resilient and adaptable during these unique circumstances.


Pre-K & Kindergarten Round-Up

Pre-K and Kindergarten round-up typically occur during this time of year. We are working on an alternative to our traditional registration and will keep you updated on the details. Our Snyder Primary School Principals will host a Q&A on Facebook live Tuesday, April 28th, at noon. If you can't make the broadcast, it will be available for replay on our Facebook page and our website. For families who are interested in enrolling their incoming Kindergarten students in the Dual-Language Program, meeting dates are Monday, May 4th at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, May 13th at 1:00 pm, and Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 pm. Watch our website and social media pages for virtual meeting login instructions.


Junior High Elective Selection

Elective forms are now available for current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders who will attend Snyder Junior High next year. This form needs to be completed by May 8, 2020, or your electives may be chosen for you.

Incoming High School Students - P-Tech Applications

Incoming High School students, if you have not completed your PTECH application for WTC dual-credit courses, it is crucial that you complete this task soon. Please email jrosas@snyderisd.net or spinkerton@snyderisd.net for guidance.


Graduation

On Friday, we announced alternate plans for the 2020 graduation ceremony. We have discussed these alternatives with city and county authorities to ensure compliance with local and state orders. Even more vital is ensuring the health and safety of our community. Worldwide, schools are developing plans to honor their graduates. We have researched plans from other schools and received many ideas from you. We know none of this is ideal, but we are working to make this a special day despite the circumstances.


The ceremony will occur May 22, 2020. Each senior will ride individually (not with other classmates) in a truck or convertible, and spectators may cheer for graduates along the parade route. Weather and government orders permitting, students will be awarded their diploma and will walk the stage at a designated location along the parade route. A photographer will be present to take photos, and we will broadcast the event live. We are making plans to make this event special, including Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches, singing the Alma Mater, and the playing of Pomp and Circumstance. This week, the senior class is nominating the faculty presenter, the senior class song, the class flower, and the class motto. I will release more details in the coming days.


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

Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up Q&A Tuesday!

Do you have questions about enrolling your child in Pre-K or Kindergarten at Snyder Primary School this fall?


Join us for a live Q&A with Snyder Primary School Principal Canita Rhodes and Assistant Principal Courtney Boyd. We will discuss eligibility, registration, the dual-language program, curriculum, and more!


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Snyder Primary School & Snyder ISD Facebook Live


Video replay will be available on Facebook and snyderisd.net.

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!

Meet Mr. Murphy, Snyder High School Principal

SISD is pleased to introduce you to Shay Murphy, the new Principal of Snyder High School. Please take a moment to tune in and welcome Principal Murphy to SHS and to our community.
Introducing Mr. Murphy, SHS Principal

The Tiger's Tale

School may be different, but the commitment of the SHS Publications Team to produce a quality publication remains the same. Click here to read the April edition of the Tiger's Tale.


Mrs. Arnold also wants to remind High School students to order their yearbooks! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! The current price is $75. On May 1st, the price will increase to $80, so order now! The last day to order is May 29.

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.