Sheldon ISD

December 16, 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


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Sheldon recognizes CARE award winners

Employees recognized for outstanding customer service

On Tuesday, December 15, three Sheldon ISD employees were surprised and awarded with the CARE Award for exemplary customer service. Winners were nominated by Sheldon ISD families, community members and staff and are listed below:

King High School's Rebeca Robledo, custodian, was nominated for her friendly spirit, willingness to get the job done and her positive smile. Comments about Ms. Robledo include "She is so caring and shows this by working so hard to make everything clean and safe for students. We need more people like her in the world."

Cravens Early Childhood's Shelly Turman, child nutrition manager, was nominated for her positive outlook on Sheldon ISD, dedication to her job, and desire to further her career through training opportunities. Comments about Ms. Turman include "She is always available for anything that needs to be done. She spent her summer providing food to our families and looking for extra measures to ensure safety guidelines were followed."

Garrett Elementary's Flora Salene, receptionist was nominated for her cheerful outlook, helpful and personable attitude, smiling face and knowledge of her school and district. Comments include "People come first to Mrs. Salene! She is ready to help and volunteer and cares about her community."

CARE stands for caught acting and responding with excellence. This program is a partnership with Woodforest Bank. To learn more, click here.

SISD Customer Service Framework

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SISD recognized as 1 of 8 districts in nation for inclusive technology use

The Center for Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITIES) has recognized Sheldon as one of eight school districts across the nation named a Knowledge Center for its use of inclusive technology as part of instruction.

To be awarded this designation, SISD was nominated by another school district, answered an extensive survey of practices and was interviewed by CAST, the nation's leading organization for Universal Design for Learning. This is an exciting opportunity to have this designation as it acknowledges the work the district completed as well as its continued commitment to using technology that allows all learners access to the curriculum.

Coming soon to a computer near you!

Technology is beginning to migrate staff email to Office365. Employees should receive an email from Director of Technology Brian Martinez with information about when your campus or building will be making the switch.
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SEF grant applications opening soon

Save the Date! SEF grant applications open February 2021. More information coming soon!

The Sheldon ISD Education Foundation raises funds to directly support educators in the school district through the innovative teaching grant process. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $81,000 in innovative teaching grants to Sheldon ISD educators.

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Same site, new look

Check out the NEW Sheldon Staff Resources webpage. Information is the same with a new look. Click here to view.

Friday, Dec. 18 and Monday, Jan. 4 are remote workdays.

So that we can deep clean our buildings and schools, please work remotely on Friday, December 18 and Monday, January 4. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 5.

STEM Showcase goes virtual

The annual STEM Showcase was held virtually December 10 and featured student work from KHS, KMS and NMS. Check it out here.

Classroom Happenings!

Last week, Carroll Elementary Colts participated in an hour of code for National Science Week. They had a great time practicing their skills and made a Flipgrid video on why coding is important.

Follow updates on COVID-19 on Sheldon website

For updates and messages regarding COVID-19, click here.
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.

Upcoming Dates

  • December 18 - Staff Workday (remote) - Student Holiday
  • December 21-January 1 - Winter Break
  • January 4 - Staff Workday (remote) - Student Holiday
  • January 5 - Classes resume - 3rd quarter begins

Important Quick Links for Staff

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.
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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