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 17, 2020, here are the latest updates:

  • 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.
  • Academics:
    • The Academic Services Division Leadership met again today and is in the process of developing Learning options for students PK-12 grade while we have school closure. Instructional materials will be available (High tech - computer-based, and low tech - paper and pen-based) early next week.
    • We know internet access and wifi can be a challenge. SISD is looking at possible solutions that include sending buses into the neighborhoods to help serve as hotspots, mini-towers and other options are being investigated by multiple departments.
    • Texas Education Agency waived STARR Test.
    • Meals will continue to be available via curbside during the closures at Heritage and SHS.
    • Transportation is looking at possibly assisting with meal delivery related to existing bus routes. As soon as there is something to report on this matter we will let you and parents know.
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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