Smoke Signal

January 18, 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Chieftain Nation,


It has been a pleasure to serve as the principal of Crosbyton Secondary Schools. I hope you know how much I have enjoyed my time here. It has been my good fortune to experience a wonderful partnership with the students, staffulty, and families of Crosbyton CISD. We have grown immensely, we have built deep relationships, and we have learned alongside each other. We have created a culture of growth that is talked about by people outside of our community.


After much thought, personal reflection, prayer, and professional guidance, I have accepted the position of Superintendent in another school district. This will be my last week as principal of Crosbyton Secondary Schools and the final Smoke Signal. The search for an interim principal has begun and a name will be released by the district very soon.


Saying goodbye is never easy; however, I have full confidence in the shared mission and vision we have established here at Crosbyton Secondary Schools. For me, this school has been a vibrant, exciting place as we have implemented initiatives to close achievement gaps. Together we emphasized the importance of collaboration, supporting each other, and looking for positive learning opportunities for everyone. We were able to move our campus from a 72 to an 86 in one academic school year and added a Distinction Designation for Post-Secondary Readiness. All projections showed that we would take that 86 to a 94 and add a Distinction Designation for Science until STAAR Testing and Accountability was suspended last Spring. Our Staffulty always put students first; the students were hard-working and capable learners and their parents were supportive. I feel very fortunate to have been part of the Crosbyton CISD community and I will always cherish the time spent in this district learning with all of you!


To the Class of 2021, I wish you nothing but success and a great rest of the school year! It has been an honor to be your principal! I hope that you share my sentiments when we talk about our school, the climate, and the atmosphere that we have built here!


I will miss the exceptional people of Crosbyton and will always treasure the many fond memories of the students, parents, family members, and Staffulty!


Education Yours,


Hector O. Dominguez, Jr.

Calendar of Events

Monday, 1/18
  • School Holiday


Tuesday, 1/19

  • 4:00 pm CHS BB at Petersburg


Thursday, 1/21

  • 5:00 pm CMS BB at Lorenzo


Friday, 1/22

  • 6:30 pm CHS BB at Southland
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Crosbyton CISD Virtual Learning Guidelines


The virtual learning model is different from the remote learning in the spring. The virtual model will be much more rigorous, and daily attendance will be required. Crosbyton CISD will use Google Classroom as our virtual learning platform. Students will be required to have a reliable internet connect, and a device capable of running the Google Classroom application.


Key aspects of the virtual learning model include:

  • Students will be expected to follow the full instructional day plan according to the provided schedule. Secondary students will complete at least 240 minutes per day.
  • Content learning and activities will be planned by the classroom teacher to make sure each student receives their full instructional minutes.
  • Virtual Learning model may have a separate instructional design, but will use the same scope and sequence as Face-to-Face learning.
  • The virtual learning assignments may look different, but they will cover the same content and skills as on-campus instruction.
  • Learning opportunities will be personalized to meet individual needs of students that receive specialized services.


Students that choose to participate in virtual learning will be required to remain in virtual learning until the end of the grading period, and they waive participation and attendance in extracurricular activities. Certain elective courses will require attendance in face-to-face instruction. If a student chooses virtual learning, and is enrolled in one of these courses, the student will have to change their schedule.

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