Sheldon ISD

September 9, 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

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:

Important benefits information regarding ID cards

Cards were sent out the first week of September for enrollments/changes made prior to August 16.

Only new coverage, plan changes and/or added-dropped dependents members will receive new ID cards. If you haven’t received your ID cards for either the TRS AC Plans or the CVScaremark Pharmacy, please:

  • call a Personal Health Guide at 1-866-355-5999 to get their ID number or a temporary ID card.

CVS Caremark Info - click here

TRS ID Reference Card Info - click here

Sept 3 PD Day focused on Special Programs

Sheldon ISD staff participated in a day of learning during professional development on September 3. The focus of the day was on special programs and planning for success. There were many sessions offered all day for teachers in the areas of dual language, reading, PEIMS, fine arts, college and career readiness, and AVID to name a few.
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Pictured above: Staff development day for Cravens ECA. ⁦We are “Getting our year off to a Conscious Discipline Brain Smart Start”with our instructional aides.
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Pictured above: Thanks to Sheldon ISD’s Education Foundation Grant, King High School AP & Pre AP teachers were engaged in a cross-curricular professional development.

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.

Sheldon ISD now provides access to Microsoft Office 365 for staff and students

The full desktop (installed) version of Office on up to 5 devices is also available for download. The installed desktop version includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note - and then some.

  • District provided Office365 accounts are required for students and staff to download and install software.
  • Free subscription lasts as long as the student or staff member is associated with Sheldon ISD.
  • Installation on up to five compatible Windows devices, Mac devices, or smartphones.
    (One license will be used for your work computer. We will work to create a package for you to install on your school computer)


  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. Login using this format
  3. Select Install Office in the top right corner, and then choose Office 365 apps

Instructions for Students

  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. Login using this format
    • Username:
    • Password: Your Sheldon ISD password (used when logging into a computer or MyLink)
  3. Select Install Office in the top right corner, and then choose Office 365 apps

Upcoming Dates

  • Sept. 17 - Homecoming at King High School
  • Oct. 9 - End of first 9 weeks and District Holiday
  • Oct. 11 - Staff Development Day/Student Holiday

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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