Panther Talk


January 4, 2022

Enel & Primoris Bring Christmas to Mart ISD

Wednesday, December 15th, Mart Elementary students showed off for their parents and guests at their 2nd 9 Weeks Awards and Christmas programs. Afterwards, they were each treated to a special surprise provided by Enel Green Power and Primoris Renewable Energy. Each child at Mart Elementary was presented a book to read and a toy or game. Later in the day, the companies visited Mart High School where they provided a pizza party and presented each student with a new Mart hoodie. The gifts were provided by donations made by workers and contractors within the companies. Enel and Primoris are in the process of constructing the Roseland Solar project located in Otto. This will be Enel Green Power's largest solar plant in the US and Canada. Mart ISD would like to thank these companies for their generous donations!

Our Coach of the Year

Congratulations to our very own, Kevin Hoffman, for being selected as UIL's High School Coach of the Year for 2019. He was recognized Thursday, December 16th, during the 2ADII State Championship game for his work and devotion both on and off the field. Congratulations Coach! We appreciate all that you do for our students.

Congratulations to the All-District Mart Panthers! (Click on the picture to enlarge.)

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This Week

Monday - Staff Workday

Tuesday - Beginning of the 3rd 9 Weeks

Wednesday - Report Cards go home

Panther Athletics

Monday - Lady Panther Basketball @ Mumford (V only) 5pm

Thursday - JH Boys' Basketball @ Dawson, 5:30pm, JH Girls' Basketball @ Mart vs Dawson, 5:30pm

Friday - Lady Panther Basketball @ Dawson (JV & Varsity) 5pm

Looking Ahead

January 15 - Ag Booster Chili Supper

January 17 - Staff Workday, Holiday for Students (MLK Day)

January 26 - ASVAB Testing for Juniors

January 28 - Party Bus for Fundraiser Qualifiers @ ES

February 14 - Valentines Day Parties @ ES

February 21 - Bad Weather Day, No School

February 23 - District OAP Contest @ Mart

March 4 - End of the 3rd 9 Weeks, 12:30 Release

March 7 - 11 - Spring Break

March 15 - ES Spring Portraits & Class Pictures

March 21 - 25 - Book Fair

College and Career Readiness Dates:

Important College and Career Readiness Dates:

January 26th - ASVAB Testing for Juniors

April 5th - ACT testing for Juniors

TSI Testing:

The TSI test will be offered monthly beginning in September

If this is the students first attempt the test is free, if the student is retesting each test will cost $6.

COVID-19 Isolation Period & Testing Practices Update

Testing Availability

The district will now be testing using ThermoFischer tests that operate through a portal called Color. In order to be tested, your child must be registered. You can register now so that you are already in the system should you need to test in the future. Staff/Students, Elementary/High School each get their own link, so please only register using the link appropriate for you.

MES Students:

MES Staff:

MHS Students:

MHS Staff:

The district does not have the ability to conduct mass testing at this time. Students will only be tested if symptomatic and determined to possibly have COVID-19 by the school nurse, or if they are a household contact wanting to attend school. All others should contact their family doctor for testing.

School COVID-19 tests are rapid tests and have not been found to be as accurate as PCR tests. When in doubt, please contact your family doctor for more thorough testing.

Isolation Periods

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Stay home and isolate for 5 days

If after 5 days you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving and you are fever free you can return to school, but you must wear a mask for 5 days

If you have fever or your symptoms remain severe, continue to stay home until your fever resolves

If a student has a household member test positive for COVID-19, the guardian of that student has 2 options:

Option 1: Quarantine student for 5 days from last exposure.

Classwork will be made available to the student to complete while quarantined. Tutorials may be required when the student returns if there is an academic need.

Option 2: Have student continue to attend school.

Student must be separated from the positive case immediately & rapid test each morning for 5 consecutive days before attending class.

*If day 5 lands on a Saturday or Sunday the student must test on Monday.

Testing will be conducted every morning at the front of the high school from 7:30am-8:00am. Please pull up and stay in your car while testing is conducted.

Athletes that have morning practice will be given special instructions.

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Mart ISD COVID-19 Dashboard

All COVID-19 cases among students/staff are now reported on our COVID-19 Dashboard found at the button below.
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