The School Zone: News

 
Dear SBISD families and staff,
 
Spring Branch ISD will suspend normal district operations following our spring break, beginning March 23 and continuing through Friday, April 10, 2020. This is based on the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance from President Trump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in consensus with the school districts in our greater Houston- Harris County area. SBISD is committed to supporting the nation’s need to flatten the curve of Covid-19.
 
Continuing Student Learning
Our team is prepared to activate our eLearning plan and you will hear more about SBISD’s “Digital Backpack” towards the end of spring break. We realize that digital access has the potential to be a challenge for some and plans are in place to provide access to the same materials in alternate ways. We are committed to the support of our teachers and leaders during this transition; training details will be provided towards the end of spring break.
 
Student Meals
SBISD also has plans in place to ensure no student goes without food in the weeks ahead. Beginning on Monday, March 23, our Child Nutrition Services will provide “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals for students. More information will be forthcoming.
 
Employee Pay 
During the closure, SBISD employees will be paid. More information will be forthcoming.
 
District Communications
We will communicate with families and staff about important information noted above later this week during spring break.
 
We will continue to keep you updated. We also urge you to look for the latest district information on social media @SBISD and on our website.
 
During the week of April 6, we will reassess the situation regarding Covid-19 to determine if we need to suspend operations for an additional period of time.
 
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented global health situation and continue to place the highest priority on our community’s health and well-being.
 
Thank you,
 
Jennifer Blaine,
Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools