SISD Weekly Update

March 15, 2020

From the Counseling Department

SISD counselors are here to help students with any concerns or fears they may have regarding the current situation. The American School Counselor Association also advises parents to limit their child's exposure to media coverage of the Coronavirus.

For more guidance on talking to your children, please visit the links below:

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19

CDC Guidance for Speaking with Children

Update from Dana Hartman, Director of Scurry County Health Unit

Dear Snyder ISD families,

We have received many calls with questions regarding the COVID-19 virus. We understand your concern and want you to know there are many things you can do to protect your family from COVID-19 and other viral illnesses. Please read the tips below from the CDC to learn how you can protect your family and what to do if an outbreak occurs in your community. The CDC also address considerations you should take should your school may dismiss students to prevent further spread of the virus.

Practice and reinforce good prevention habits with your family

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Keep your child at home if sick with any illness

If your child is sick, keep them at home and contact your healthcare provider. Talk with teachers about classroom assignments and activities they can do from home to keep up with their schoolwork.

Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed

Talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child. Consider planning for alternate childcare arrangements.

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.