WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK?

Jan. 15 - Jan. 22

WEEKLY UPDATE

 

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.

 

#ExploreSBISD

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!

Visit your school's website for the latest updates and information. Click here for access to a listing of SBISD schools. 

Superintendent's Message

Bond 2017 behind-the-scenes with Dr. Blaine!

Reminders:

Forms, resources & documents:

Communication:

SBISD will post important, timely updates to this page every Friday. We will provide updates and information via email and district  social mediaOur goal is provide helpful information and reminders for students and families of distance learning. 

Please note: This does not replace communication coming from your school principal and teachers. If you are not receiving updates or information from your school, please reach out directly to your teacher or school principal.