WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK?
Jan. 15 - Jan. 22
Despite the chilly weather, it was a great week of learning for SBISD!
With a rise in COVID-19 cases in the Houston area, our district and campus leaders continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our strong health and safety protocols are in place and being followed throughout our facilities.
We now ask you, our students, families and community, to recommit to the important health and safety protocols that every SBISD family was asked to agree to as schools reopened in the fall.
As members of the Spring Branch community, it is crucial that that you do your part to keep our community and schools safe by continuing to:
complete required daily health screeners (for in-person learners)
use masks and face shields
report COVID-19 related test-positive cases and exposures
avoid parties, social gatherings and other off-campus socializing that heighten the risk of COVID-19 spreading to and within our schools
All of these measures help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and as a community, we must continue to take them seriously. For more information on SBISD’s health and safety plan, as well as fact sheets from our partners at Memorial Hermann, visit our LearnSBISD webpage.
IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS
Tues., Jan. 19 and Thurs., Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. - Virtual Community Meetings about SBISD's Vision of a T-2-4 Ready Graduate
Community meetings are scheduled to share the work of the SBISD Visioning Committee, why it matters to our system and students, and engage in a digital conversation to gather your critical feedback about what makes students ready for T-2-4 at all levels of school, elementary, middle and high school. Register for the Jan. 19 or Jan. 21 online community meetings today!
Friday, Jan. 22 - SBISD Choice Application closes
SBISD offers students and families a range of school choices. We are committed to preparing all students to achieve our T-2-4 goal and successfully complete a technical certification, military service or a 2-year or 4-year degree. Choice options include Two-Way Dual Language, Charter (Westchester Academy for International Studies, Cornerstone Academy, KIPP Courage and YES Prep at Northbrook middle & high schools) and International Baccalaureate programs. View the full timeline on the SBISD website. The Choice Application closes Jan. 22. Learn more and apply.
Friday, Feb. 5 - District Improvement Team (DIT) Parent Lottery Application deadline
The DIT is comprised of certified campus professionals, District-level staff, parents of students enrolled in the District, community members, students and business representatives. Defined by Texas law, the DIT advises the Superintendent in such areas as planning, staff patterns, budgeting, staff development, curriculum and school organization.
Submit your application for the District Improvement Team Parent Representative lottery now until Feb. 5. Applications, timeline and more information can be found here.
Come along with us as we explore the halls of SBISD’s high schools. Listen to students from each high school talk about what they take pride in, get to know our school leaders and learn about daily schedules and happenings! Visit the video playlist and be on the lookout for more campus tours throughout the spring.
Be sure to check this page each week for updates, reminders and quick links to forms, resources and documents. Updates will be made at the end of each week for the week ahead.
Check with your school!
Make sure to check with your school for information on:
Classroom and hallway student conduct
Designated eating areas
Special Education and sports activity updates
Click here for access to a listing of SBISD schools.
Forms, resources & documents:
Learning Model Selection Change Form - third nine weeks
Mask Protocols: Make sure to review and complete SBISD's Mask protocol forms in SKYWARD.
These forms and more information about SBISD's Health and Safety Plan can be found here.
Note: Every SBISD student attending in-person is required to have a completed daily health screener PRIOR to boarding a school bus or being dropped off at school. High school students may complete their own screener. Middle and Elementary school screeners must be completed by a parent or guardian.