These updates are to inform SISD employees during the COVID 19 Public Health Pandemic. SISD will aim to give all employees the latest information as it becomes available.

As of today, March 19, 2020, here are the latest updates:

  • Academics:
    • The Academic Services Division Leadership and campus teams are working around the clock to gear up for instruction to go out by next Tuesday, March 24th.
    • Information for online instruction will be ready soon and communicated when approved. Here is a recap of the distribution for materials:
      • Southside ISD Academic Instructional Packet Distribution
        • Pick Materials CURBSIDE ONLY
          • PreK - 8th Grade - packets available at Heritage Elem. & Southside ACES Bldg.
          • 9th grade - 12th - packets available at SHS parent pick up area
          Pick-Up Dates
          Tuesday, March 24th
          12 pm - 1pm
          5:30pm – 7:00pm

          Thursday, March, 26th
          12 pm - 1pm

          Return Date
          On Monday, April 6th students should bring packets back with them.

          Should the Public health Emergency Continue and the need to stay at home continues, Students will be able to Drop off Packet #1 and Pickup Packet #2 April 7th at Meal Pick-Up
    • The IT team is working hard to get laptops and internet connection to all students who are in need. We can expect the students will be outfitted with computers and hot spots ( if needed) as soon as possible.
    • Several companies are NOW offering free or discounted wifi. Please share the news with the community. Here are some links:
    • Special Education and Dual Language Departments are working feverishly to offer services to all grade levels. These teams reported today that they will be communicating with parents soon.
    • The Communications Department is working on FAQs and a special newsletter for our parents to keep them up to date on the very latest.
    • The Webmaster is also revamping the website to make the landing page more relevant. There will soon be more resources and easy to navitage sections for all the latest updates for our communication and academics.
    • Texas Education Agency waived STARR Test.
  • Schools are now closed through April 3, 2020.
  • The SISD Police Department is staffed and helping out all over the district daily.
  • Child Nutrition works continue to step up to help with meal distribution Monday - Friday. Meals are prepared daily and handed out at noon.
  • Cancelations:
    • The March 19th SISD Board Meeting has been canceled.
    • ALL UIL events have been Canceled or Postponed. Click here for a list of Cancelations.
    • All Atheltic and Extracurricular Practices at SISD have been canceled.
    • All student trips have been canceled.
While schools are closed All Southside ISD Employees will continue to get paid.

Human Resources:
  • If you have questions about initiating a self-quarantine, or who should self-quarantine please contact HR.
  • If you have pending questions about your status, leave or other HR matters please contact the HR team directly.
Thank you,
Southside ISD
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