Sheldon ISD

October 23, 2020

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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

Homecoming week at King High School

It has been a great week with a variety of fun Homecoming activities at King High School. Tonight's Homecoming game is at 7 p.m. Join in the fun to see who is crowned king and queen as the Panthers take on Kingwood. Ticketing information can be found here.

Celebrating Sheldon ISD Staff

All staff are required to conduct a daily self-screener, including checking your temperature before reporting for onsite work. If you are unable to check your temperature at home, report to the front desk when you arrive onsite. Employees are required to report results according to established procedures using this form.

Save the form to your mobile device for easy access

To find the form easier, consider adding it as a shortcut to your home screen. Below are ways to do this on multiple devices:


1. Launch the Safari app.

2. Type in the COVID-19 Self-Screening Form URL.

3. Click the icon that has an arrow coming out of a box at the bottom of your screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

4. Scroll to find 'Add to Home Screen.'

5. Enter a name such as 'COVID-19 Screening Form.'

6. An icon will be added to your home screen after selecting 'Add."


1. Launch the Chrome app.

2. Open the COVID-19 Self-Screening Form URL.

3. Tape the Menu icon (three dots in upper right-hand corner) and choose 'add to home screen.'

4. Enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add the link to your home screen.

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Coming Soon - The CARE Award

Recognizing excellent customer service

The CARE award stands for Caught Acting and Responding with Excellence and will recognize Sheldon ISD employees who are demonstrating outstanding customer service. This award is in partnership with Woodforest Bank and will be presented to employees quarterly.

To nominate an employee for excellent customer service, click here. Nominations will be accepted through November 20 for the winter award presentation.

Donate to the employee scholarship fund

Each year Sheldon ISD employees have contributed to providing scholarships for graduating seniors from King High School through a payroll deduction. Last year, the employee scholarship fund gave $18,000 to deserving seniors. Thank you for making a difference during a time that is so special to our seniors.

A link to this year's payroll deduction form is provided here and any amount you wish to donate is appreciated. Once the form has been completed, please give it to your school secretary or forward to the Payroll Department. Thank you for all the ways you make a difference in the lives of our students.

October is Cyber Security Month

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This month, Sheldon ISD launched a simulated phishing email to the district employees. Everyone received a fake email from “Fedex” with what could have been a harmful link embedded in the email from the Technology department.

More than 10% of the district not only opened the email but also clicked on the harmful link. This is great reminder that we need to continue to treat all external emails as potentially damaging ones.

Always remember:

  • All emails will not be marked as 'External.'
  • The SISD Technology department will never ask you to go to a website to authenticate your credentials.
  • Forward a questionable email to the Technology department ( to be validated.
  • Notifiy the Technology department immediately if you believe you have clicked a link in what could be a harmful email.
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Update your chat settings

Be sure to update your chat settings in Zoom or Google Meets (or any other chat feature) so that students cannot chat with each other privately. There should be no private chats unless with a teacher.

Helpful resources available online for Sheldon staff

Visit the staff overview page to find helpful resources, previous issues of The Scoop Staff Newsletter, ASEOP management, Eduphoria and more. Click here to view.
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Upcoming Dates

  • November 3 - Election Day
  • November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30 - Staff Development Day - Student Holiday - Upcoming professional development days will be used as an opportunity to deep clean schools. Employees should work remotely these days.

Election Day Polling Information

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day, and Sheldon Elementary, Royalwood Elementary, the KASE gymnasium (Old King Middle School) and the Network Operations Center are being used as a polling location beginning at 7 a.m.

You might notice more traffic as well as police presence for added security measures and to assist with traffic. To ensure voters have limited access to the building, we have added extra measures of safety including a single monitored entrance separate from the student entrance to the school. There will be no interaction between students and voters throughout the day. The school day will operate as normal. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Important Quick Links for Staff

Smart Restart - Return to Work Guide for Employees

The above link contains mandatory agreement forms that must be completed before returning to work.

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