Sheldon ISD

November 4, 2021

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The Sheldon ISD Scoop is an internal newsletter produced by the communications department and designed to share events, news and spotlights for Sheldon ISD employees. To submit a story idea, email Emily Conklin at

Sheldon Newsroom

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:

Username: sheldonisd

Password: lifeworks

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:

  1. Email the payroll department with your cell phone number at

  2. Stop by the payroll department to complete a form.

  3. Complete a change form online: (THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY)

To complete the online form:

  1. go to

  2. go to departments on the menu bar and click Payroll.

  3. 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.

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3 employees receive award for outstanding customer service

On October 21, Superintendent Dr. King Davis and administrators surprised and presented three employees with the CARE AwardCARE stands for Caught Acting and Responding with Excellence and is presented to employees quarterly in partnership with Woodforest Bank. Each winner receives $100 from Woodforest Bank. Recipients are nominated by their peers and/or community members. October’s winners include:

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

Thanksgiving Break begins Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26. Monday, November 29 is a staff work day and classes resume Tuesday, November 30.

Treat yourself to Employee Perks

BRAND NEW! Sheldon ISD is launching SISD Employee Perks. This web page will be updated frequently with incentives and perks for Sheldon ISD employees thanks to local businesses in our community. Check back often because the perks keep comin!

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

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November 17 is Education Support Professionals Day!

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Important Reminders

Keep voice mailbox clear

Please be sure to check and delete any voice mail messages that you no longer need. This is so when parents call, they are able to get an empty voice mailbox instead of the message that alerts them a staff member's mailbox is full. Thank you for your assistance!

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

This month, we are treating staff and students to positive compliment. Post a photo or video of you and tag @SheldonISD.
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Review Emergency Operation Procedures

Please take some time to review the Emergency Operation Procedures for Sheldon ISD. On the image below, there is an explanation of what each action means for adults and for students. Please talk with your supervisor if you need further clarification.
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Apply for donations and grants internally FIRST!

Please make sure that you are following the Sheldon ISD processes to apply for grants and ask for donations. Before you post to Donor Choose or participate in any other type of crowdfunding, it must be approved by the campus level administrator. Please complete these forms below for donations.

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:

The Sheldon ISD Education Foundation has gone social!

Like Sheldon ISD Education Foundation (SEF) on Facebook to get updates on innovative teaching grants, fundraising events and more. The Education Foundation supports Sheldon ISD teachers and students by funding innovative teaching grants annually. This year, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $55,000 this year!

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:
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 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 and AmazonSmile.

To visit the AmazonSmile frequently asked questions page, click here.

Upcoming Dates

  • Nov. 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 29 - Staff Work Day

Important Quick Links for Staff

COVID-19 Lab-confirmed Positive Reporting Form

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

Please click here to access the Sheldon ISD Employee Procedures for the 2021-22 school year.

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

Sheldon ISD releases updated guidelines for health and operations for the 2021-22 school year.

Click here to read the safe start plan. Sheldon ISD will continue to update the dashboard with positive COVID-19 cases daily by 5 p.m. here.

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