Return to Learn

Weekly Newsletter 10/2/2020

Message to Parents from Dr. Jeanette Ball

Return to Learn 10/2/20

Daily Student Screener

Judson ISD requires all parents/guardians to complete a COVID-19 Screening Survey Questionnaire for their child each school day. The screener will be sent to the parent/guardian's email address and must be completed before entering the campus. The email will contain a link to a screener survey that is specific to each of your children.


If you do not receive the electronic screener through email, you can complete the screener by scanning the QR code located at building entry points or typing in https://bit.ly/jisdcovidscreen into a web browser. If you access the screener with the QR code or the web address, you will need your child’s student ID number.


If your child participates in remote virtual instruction, you will still need to fill out the screener, but it will have very few questions.

We truly appreciate your support in this process!

Custodian Appreciation Day

Today Friday, October 2nd, is National Custodial Appreciation Day, and Judson ISD wants to thank our hard-working custodians for all they have done and continue to do to make sure we have schools and workplaces that are clean and safe. Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Dr. Fields, along with other Senior Staff, surprised our custodians at their campuses throughout the day with goodie bags as a token of our appreciation.


Be sure to thank JISD custodial staff for everything they do to keep us healthy during this time.

Parent Online Academy

Our Parent Online Academy is designed to provide short and informative online sessions to support parents while their students are enrolled in the remote learning option, known as J-Learning at Home. Visit the Parent Online Academy webpage for more resources such as Chromebook Help, Parent Self-Serve Information, and an Introduction to CANVAS.


Below are some upcoming October virtual events with Zoom links.


Below are a few helpful links:

  1. Online Parent Academy: Schedule of Events
  2. Introduction to CANVAS for parents
  3. Guía de Canvas en Español para padres
  4. Online Parent Academy: Calendar of Events

No Pass/No Play Update

Students in all Texas public schools who participate in UIL extracurricular activities must achieve passing grades in order to participate in activities such as athletics, band, and orchestra. The “No Pass No Play” rule is still in effect for this school year. To view the most recent update to this rule, regarding Incomplete Grades, for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit the UIL website at https://www.uiltexas.org/policy/covid-19.

Beep N' Treat at Rutledge Stadium

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 6-8pm

900 South Seguin Road

Converse, TX

Get ready for a spectacular night! Join Judson ISD for the best character parade in town on Tuesday, October 27th at Rutledge Stadium. This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. Put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the Judson ISD employees fill your bag with treats!


This event is FREE and open to the public.


COVID – 19 Note: This event will be held outside. Please remain in your car at all times. Plan to attend this event with members of your household.


For questions please contact Lexie Greathouse 210-945-5414 or agreathouse@judsonisd.org

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Tell us your story!

Do you have a special story? An event, student, teacher, or community member you want to highlight? The Judson ISD social media platforms and website are a great way to highlight student and district successes! Every school year, the Judson ISD Communications Team receives hundreds of submissions, and we do our best to post as many district events as possible. Tell us your story! #JudsonISD


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Judson ISD's Multimedia Coordinator, Briana Estrada, at 210-945-5411 or bestrada@judsonisd.org. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Senior Citizen Gold Cards

If you or anyone you know is 65+ years of age, you are eligible for a Judson ISD Gold Card! With this card, you can attend Judson ISD school functions, such as JISD athletic and fine arts events, with no charge.


You must reside inside the Judson ISD district. Be sure to bring in a photo ID that shows your name, age, and proof of residency inside Judson ISD.


Call 210-945-55410 if you have any questions and to schedule an appointment for pick-up.

Daily Curbside Meal Pick-up for Virtual Instruction Students


JISD Child Nutrition changed the way meals are provided for students as of September 28th. Meal delivery by school buses has ended. Effective, September 28, 2020, meals for students continuing with virtual instruction will be distributed through DAILY curbside service at ANY JISD CAMPUS. Each campus has its specific curbside meal time window. Check below for your child’s campus curbside schedule. This means Monday through Friday; each campus will provide breakfast and lunch. As you likely know, September 28th is the date when face-to-face instruction started at all our campuses, and those students physically attending will be fed on campus. This delivery change will help make meal preparation and distribution more efficient for both types of students.

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Judson ISD Extends Free Meal Program Through End Of 2020

Judson ISD will extend the free meal program that ran over the summer months until the end of 2020. For families within JISD, this means that breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to its students Monday through Friday at no cost at all its campuses. This move means that regardless of whether a student is learning through virtual instruction or in-person, they will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost through the end of 2020. For virtual students, there will be meals provided by curbside service at any of the JISD campuses. These sites are open to the community on a first-come, first-served basis. Students do not have to be present to pick up a meal. However, if family members are picking up curbside meals for them, they must provide one of the following forms of identification:


  • A student report card per child
  • A student ID per child
  • Attendance record from a parent portal on the website
  • An official letter from campus verifying the child is enrolled.
  • Birth certificate per child

Hispanic Heritage Month with the Coronado Village Toros

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), Coronado Village Elementary staff dressed in traditional Mexican blouses and had all sorts of events happening on campus. From Sombrero Day on Monday to today's Virtual Lottery Day!


JISD would love to know about what you are doing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! If you would like Virtual Lottery at home or in your classroom, just search " Google Lottery" on your search engine. It's a great kid-friendly game. Here are some pictures of our JISD Toros!

Judson ISD Hall of Honor: Call for Nominations

Let’s honor those who have achieved and reflected a positive example of what Judson ISD is all about. Being a part of the Judson ISD Hall of Honor is a tremendous way of recognizing those who embody the positive spirit of JISD. They have used their talents and abilities to overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve excellence in either the world of athletics or in a civic sense as contributors in our society or both! For more information and to submit a nomination, visit our JISD Hall of Honor Webpage. The deadline is Friday, October 9th, 2020.
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