November 4, 2021
Employee Assistance Program now available
Employees and family members in the household now have access to LifeWorks, an Employee Assistance Program. See the attachments for more information on the program and its available resources, including a mobile app!
Website log in information is available below:
For resources and more information, click here.
Are you receiving texts from Sheldon?
Employees and parents can receive texts from Sheldon ISD. The good news is your number is in Skyward which syncs automatically with School Messenger, the district's automated phone system. There are three ways to ensure your cell number has been opt in for text messages:
Email the payroll department with your cell phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by the payroll department to complete a form.
Complete a change form online: (THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY)
To complete the online form:
go to www.sheldonisd.com
go to departments on the menu bar and click Payroll.
on the right hand side Employee Information Change form or click here.
Please allow for a few business days to ensure that the change to your form has been made.
You can also text 'Y' to 67587. This is the short code number to receive texts alerts from Sheldon ISD and schools in the district.
3 employees receive award for outstanding customer service
Maria Guerra - Sheldon Early Childhood Academy - teacher
Ms. Guerra has been nominated for her fun and motivating teaching to pre-kindergarten students.
Laura Belden - Sheldon Lake Elementary School - receptionist
Those who nominated Mrs. Belden say she is the warm smile that greets families at the campus each day. She always goes above and beyond to be helpful.
Yesika Rios - C.E. King High School - child nutrition
Nominations said Ms. Rios cares for students, treats them with respect and truly listens well.
The next CARE Award presentation will be in December. Nominations are open now. Nominate an employee by clicking here.
Sheldon recognizes breast cancer survivors at annual Pink Out game
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, King High School dedicates a football game to Pink Out. Students, parents and fans are encouraged to show up in their pink to raise awareness of this disease and support breast cancer survivors. The district recognized survivors and Sheldon ISD staff members Elizabeth Carswell from King Middle School and LaShon Jackson from Garrett Elementary. Garrett Elementary School Principal Tacarra Williams presented each survivor with a small token of appreciation from the district during the pregame festivities.
Spirit of King begins
We are kicking off our annual “Spirit of King” Christmas program to help provide Christmas gifts to district children who are in need of help. Each campus identified 10 families who are in need. Each family has been referred by a campus staff member who can confirm the family is in need.
The “Spirit of King” program provides gifts for all children in the family who are enrolled in school. The “Spirit of King” program seeks individuals and organizations in the district who would like to sponsor a child. Sponsors are asked to provide at least one new item of clothing and at least one toy/non-clothing item for each child.
Your campus counselor has received “Spirit of King” cards. If you, your club, team, group, etc. would like to adopt a “Spirit of King” child, check with your counselor for more information.
This is a voluntary program; there is no obligation to participate. However, if you want to help one or more of these children please select a child to sponsor.
The “Spirit of King” program is expected to provide for over 300 children again this year. This is all due to the overwhelming generosity of the students and employees of Sheldon ISD. We hope your participation will again help children to have a nice Christmas.
Please do not hesitate to contact your school counselor if you have any questions.
November 29 is a Staff Work Day
Treat yourself to Employee Perks
Click the link below to access the perks.
New automated phone system for Sheldon buildings and campuses
Sheldon ISD schools have a new automated phone system in place at every campus to help guide calls to appropriate people without having to go to the front desk every time. For example, callers can press a number to reach the attendance clerk and/or nurse. We are working through adding different menu options, so please make sure that you listen to the menu options to help guide your call. There will be an option for Spanish-speaking families that need assistance at the campus.
November 11 is Veteran's Day
November 17 is Education Support Professionals Day!
Keep voice mailbox clear
Sheldon updates Safe Start Plan to include visitor and volunteer information
Sheldon ISD has updated information on its 2021-22 Safe Start Plan to include specific information on visitors, lunch visits with your child and volunteering in our schools. Please click here to read more.
Sign up online to give back through the employee scholarship fund
Each year Sheldon ISD employees donate a small portion of their paychecks to provide scholarships to graduating seniors. Last year, the Employee Scholarship Fund gave $16,000 to deserving seniors. Please consider a donation to this program. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Please click the link below and make a difference in the future of our students:
Join in the fun and spread positive vibes on social media
Review Emergency Operation Procedures
Apply for donations and grants internally FIRST!
- Donation Request Form - to be completed if you want to ask for a donation, prior to crowdfunding
- Donation Received Form - to be completed only if you received a donation of $200
Additionally, if you are applying for a grant, please complete the form in Eduphoria under Formspace/General Forms/Permissions prior to applying for a grant. If you have any questions, please ask your building principal or department supervisor.
The link to apply for grants is listed here: https://sheldon.schoolobjects.com/forms/
The Sheldon ISD Education Foundation has gone social!
In fact, in the next month the Education Foundation will present grants to recipients who submitted a New to Sheldon ISD teaching grant.
Like our page to follow SEF for updates!
Did you know your Amazon account can support Sheldon ISD students and teachers?
Supporting students and teachers in Sheldon ISD is easy and automatic using AmazonSmile. By shopping using this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1588926
AmazonSmile donates to the Sheldon ISD Education Foundation!
Once you have chosen a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases, your selection is stored and every eligible purchase made at smile.amazon.com will result in a 0.5% donation to the Sheldon ISD Education Foundation.
There is no need to create a new Amazon account using AmazonSmile. You may use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.
To visit the AmazonSmile frequently asked questions page, click here.
- Nov. 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break
- Nov. 29 - Staff Work Day
Important Quick Links for Staff
This form is to be completed by SISD employees only if you have a lab-confirmed positive test. There is no daily screening form that needs to be completed.
Employee COVID-19 Health Guidelines
Employees are not required to complete a daily form for self-screening. The only form that should be completed is if an employee is lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive.
COVID-19 Safe Start Plan -2021-22
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Sheldon ISD Technology Help Desk - NEW Hours!
Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.