Spring Hill ISD

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A Message From the Superintendent

I would like to begin the new school year by thanking our community for your patience and support over the past five months. This week we were able to welcome our staff members and we are all looking forward to seeing our students tomorrow. This Wednesday we will have a rolling start to the school year. Our purpose in phasing students in this week is to give us the opportunity to make any needed adjustments to our new protocols. We want to assure any confusion is minimized as we begin the new school year. On August 17th our virtual learners will begin classes.


One of the keys to us having a successful school year is student leadership. I believe our students will make the needed adjustments to the new norms we are all having to learn. Please spend this next week visiting with your child about the key role they will play in making this a successful school year.


I want to remind everyone to update your email address in our Skyward software. Email’s will be our primary means of notifying parents of any health concerns that may take place within the district. This summer our school board approved an additional nurse position within the district. This new position will allow us to monitor the health of our students more closely this year.

In the midst of the pandemic, SHISD’s back to school plan changed often, to say the least. One thing that did not change was our goal of implementing new courses in the Junior High and High School for the 2020-2021 school year. Because of the planning and framework put in place last fall and winter, this goal is now a reality. At the Junior High, Touch System Data Entry, or TSDE, is being implemented to teach keyboarding skills that will benefit students for the rest of their lives. Professional Communications is also in place at the Junior High. Successful completion of these two courses allows Junior High students to earn a full credit toward High School graduation.


Numerous new courses are being offered at the high school. These are: Principles of Exercise Science & Wellness, Kinesiology 1, Electrical Technology 2, Digital Communications for the 21st Century, Dollars and Sense, and Principles of Information Technology. Courses that have been offered in the past, but have been updated are Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness, and Career Preparation. With these changes in place, current projections indicate a 58% increase in CTE student contact hours for the 2020-2021 school year.


Back To School Schedule

Primary and Intermediate students will be contacted by their teacher in order to set up individual appointments for the first week of school. The first day of school for all pre-k through fifth graders will be on August 17th.

In grades 6-12 we will have a staggered school start. Students will attend only one day during the first week of school. Students will attend based on the following schedule.

August 12: Students with their last name ending in A-G.

August 13: Students with their last name ending in H-M.

August 14: Students with their last name ending in N-Z.

August 17: Virtual learners along with the entire Spring Hill ISD student body will begin classes.

A Message from Jaymie Walton, District Nurse

SPRING HILL PARENTS,

We are so excited to welcome your children back to campus for the 2020-2021 school year! We realize that this pandemic has brought a great many concerns in terms of health and safety, and has left us all feeling as though there is very little that is within our control. We want to take this opportunity to empower you in terms of things that you can do to help keep your children, family and community as safe and healthy as possible.


1. HANDWASHING: Proper handwashing is the most important way to minimize the spread of COVID 19 and many other illnesses that we see each year. Please ensure that you are practicing proper handwashing techniques with your child every day. Encourage your child not to touch his/her eyes, nose or mouth, as these are the main ways that viruses and bacteria enter the body. Encourage your student to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, properly dispose of the tissue and wash their hands, OR to use the inner elbow to cover coughs and sneezes.


2. MASKS: Per the Governor’s mandate, masks are required for those ages 10 and above. Please practice putting masks on and taking them off properly, and follow both with handwashing. Masks are helping to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 to others, so praise them for wearing their mask and doing their part to keep their family and friends safe and healthy.


3, SLEEP: Please ensure that your child is getting an adequate amount of sleep each night. Lack of sleep has been proven to limit your child’s ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems — and it weakens their immune systems, making them more prone to contract illnesses. Establishing a bedtime routine with younger children will be helpful, as will limiting exercise within a few hours of bedtime. A warm bath, quiet story time and snuggles will help to ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep. For older children and teenagers,limiting caffeine late in the afternoon/evening, minimizing exercise prior to bedtime and minimizing external stimulation, such as television, video games, computer usage and cell phone usage before bedtime will be helpful to help your older children improve their sleep habits, which will boost their immune system. Ideally, it is recommended that younger students get an average of 9-11 hours of sleep, while teens are ideally recommended to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night.


4. HYDRATION/NUTRITION: Ensure that your child is eating a well-balanced diet and drinking plenty of water each day. This is the way we fuel our bodies and brains, and it will help to boost your child’s immune system. We hope that this encourages you that there ARE things that you can do to help keep your student as safe and healthy as possible — and that your student is learning valuable skills that will help to keep them healthy throughout their life.

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Skyward Family Access Provides Grades and Attendance for Parents and Students

We would like to remind parents about our Skyward Family Access program that gives both parents and students access to grades and attendance. Skyward allows both parents and students the ability to monitor progress at any time. Mr. White our instructional technologist has created a short tutorial that will show you how to create an account and also set up e-mail alerts. If you have questions about this process please feel free to contact your child's campus so we can assist.


Check out the tutorial below:

Blessed to be a Spring Hill Panther: Proud Past...Promising Future

  • TEA "A" Rated district
  • K-12 Education
  • Premier school district in East Texas
  • College and Career Readiness best in the area
  • Low teacher / student class ratio
  • Honors, dual-credit, gifted & talented, Career & Technical Education, and numerous local courses offered
  • UIL Academics, robotics, theatre/drama, band, drill team, cheerleading, athletics and bass club activities offered
  • State award winning band
  • Education Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • District enrollment at an all time high
  • Designated as a District of Innovation by the Texas Education Agency
  • Outstanding parent and community support
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Spring Hill Independent School District...The Hidden Treasure of East Texas

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Spring Hill ISD Partnerships

Spring Hill ISD would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support through the marquee partnership program. Proceeds help support:
  • Classroom technology
  • Fine arts exposure and experience
  • Support athletic programs
  • Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
  • Scholarships

For advertising information, please contact the superintendent's office at 903-323-7740.

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