Community members are encouraged to attend the Potential Innovative Partner Presentation held at the Snyder Junior High cafetorium, Jan.30th at 6pm.. This meeting will provide information on upcoming possibilities affecting our students. _____________________________________________ Se alienta a los miembros de la comunidad a asistir a la Presentación de Socios Innovadores Potenciales celebrada en el Cafetorium Snyder Junior High, el 30 de enero a las 6pm. Esta reunión proporcionará información sobre las próximas posibilidades que afectan a nuestros estudiantes.
Parents: In the event, that road conditions become hazardous in the morning and the safety of our community members are at risk, SISD will announce delays or cancelations before the first bus leave the bus barn. A determination will be made between 5 and 5:30 am. Please be sure that you have downloaded the free Snyder Tigers App from your Apple or Google Play store. Notifications are shared via email, text, voice call, push notifications and live feeds on the app. The same weather-related notifications will be posted to all SISD social media campus pages and relayed to local radio and surrounding television stations. We encourage you to share the App availability with your non-social media family members and friends. We are working hard to improve communication and appreciate your teamwork! https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/snyder-isd-inclement-weather-emergency-release-procedures
Snyder ISD Department of Transportation and Admin are keeping an eye on the weather! Cold temperatures are expected to continue over the next couple of days with the possibility of freezing rain. We are committed to remaining sensitive to issues of safety. In the event that travel becomes an issue and or causes delays /early dismissal, SISD will announce via social media, SISD Website, and the SISD Tigers App, local radio stations.
On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath notified Snyder ISD of his intention to honor the parent petitions requesting he close Snyder Junior High. SISD believes we have proposed a strong plan, however, Commissioner Morath informed the district that he would not approve the proposed realignment plan that would create two educational pathways for our 2nd through 8th grade. The plan to realign grades and restructure academics has been the subject of multiple community meetings, staff meetings, and focus groups since October 2019. One criteria for reopening the campus was the campus must offer a significantly different academic program and is the commissioner’s decision that the proposed Inquiry-Based Learning Academy did not meet that threshold. Additionally, Commissioner Morath is appointing conservator, Keri Barnett, to the district. The role of the conservator is to monitor and report back to Commissioner Morath the district’s progress with regards to improving the academic performance of our students. The district has until no later than January 30, 2020, to submit a revised comprehensive plan for campus closure that will meet the statutory requirements and receive approval from Commissioner Morath. The options for reopening campus remain the same; signing an agreement with a Charter to operate the Junior High Campus, or reopen the Junior High with the majority of the grades different and a distinctly different academic program. The district remains steadfast in our commitment to provide the best education to our students. We will diligently explore all available options for our Junior High and our District. We will keep you informed as updates become available.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the January 16th meetings have been canceled. So that we can still provide the necessary information to as many people as possible, we will soon release the updated information to you online via video. We will share this informational video on the SISD social media outlets as well as the SISD website. Please help keep your friends and family informed by sharing this post. As always, if you have any questions, please email us at socialmedial.snyderisd.net or call the administration office at 325-574-8900.
SISD Community Meetings will resume this month on January 16th. Two opportunities will be made for you to connect with SISD administrators and be informed on the "Next Steps" occurring in our district. Please join us on Thursday, January 16th at 2pm in the Colonial Hill Baptist Church FLC or at 6PM at the Snyder Primary School cafetorium. Both meetings will contain the same information. On Thursday, January 30th, SISD Administration will host a presentation on the Potential Innovative Partner. This meeting will be held at the SJHS cafetorium at 6pm. Community members are highly encouraged to attend.
Snyder Bus number two was involved in a minor accident this morning at the intersection of College and 37th St. EMS checked out the students and the driver of the bus and everyone was ok. The bus was not damaged and delivered the students safely to school.
Snyder ISD is now accepting referrals for students who may need Gifted/Talented Services for the school year. This program is designed for students who exhibit intellectual and creative thinking abilities at an extraordinary level not normally served in the regular classroom. Services are provided only upon identification of education needs of the student. Anyone wishing to refer a student attending Snyder ISD in kindergarten through twelfth grade this school year is asked to go by the student’s campus office and request a copy of the referral form. This form must be returned to the school by November 22. Those unable to go by the school should call the campus to request a form be sent to them. El Distrito Escolar de Snyder esta aceptando referencias para estudiantes que puedan necesitar servicios de Gifted/Talented (programa para estudiantes que tengan talentos/inteligencia mas alta que sus iguales) para el ano escolar. Este programa esta diseñado para estudiantes que muestran habilidades intelectuales y habilidades inventivas de nivel extraordinario que normalmente no se sirve en las clases regulares. Los servicios son prestos únicamente cuando hay identificación de necesidades educativas del estudiante. Cualquiera persona que quiera referir a un estudiante en grados de kínder hasta el grado duodécimo dentro del Distrito Escolar de Snyder puede ir por la oficina de la escuela del estudiante para pedir una copia de la forma de registro. Esta forma necesita ser devuelto a la escuela para el día 22 de noviembre. Personas que no puedan ir por la escuela deben de llamar a escuela para pedir que se le envié la forma.
An eagerly awaited meeting with Snyder ISD leadership and the TEA Commissioner came to fruition in Austin today. Eddie Bland, Ed.D., Superintendent of Snyder ISD, Ralph Ramon SISD Board of Trustees President, and Brad Hinton, SISD Board of Trustees Vice President, met with Commissioner Mike Morath to discuss sanctions against the district for Snyder Junior High’s academic rating. Texas Education Code §39A. 112(b) allows for parent petitions to direct the Commissioner’s decision. On October 31, 2019, Dr. Bland was presented with 313 petitions, a sufficient number to require the closure of the campus. In addition to the parent petitions for closure, Dr. Bland was presented with 486 parent and community petitions supporting the reopening of Snyder Junior High with a grade realignment. The petitions will be delivered to the Commissioner no later than December 1, 2019. The next step will require SISD to develop and submit a comprehensive plan to reopen the campus, with the majority of the grades realigned. “These next steps will require planning and partnership," states Dr. Bland. "We look forward to collaborating with parents, teachers, district leadership, community members, and the TEA to do what is best for our students." To receive the latest news and updates, please be sure to like the Snyder ISD facebook page, visit snyderisd.net, or subscribe to mobile notifications by downloading the "Snyder ISD Tigers App" available for iPhone or Android
SISD Communications Announcement Community Meeting/Junta Comunitaria Monday/Lunas 10/28 12:00-1:00 at Colonial Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center and 6:00-7:00 at the SJHS Library. School Administration will answer questions about the TEA sanctions and explain the difference in the pathway options. Los Administrados escolar respond eran preguntas sobre sanciones del TEA y explicaran la diferencia en las opciones de vias. You have a say! Parent petitions for the two options are due on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Petitions will be available to sign at the meetings. Usted tiene algo que decir! Las peticiones de los padres para las dos opciones se deben entregar el jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2019. Las peticiones estran disponibles para firmar en la reunion.
Student safety and parent communication are top priorities at all SISD campuses. In order to better serve you, SISD has been and will continue to share information not only on social media but also on the SISD mobile app. If you have not dowloaded the app, please do so. The app is free in both the Apple Store and Google Play store. Be sure to sign up for push notifications from SISD and the campus in which your student attends.
SISD admin has lifted the lockdown and classes are back in session! Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
All SISD campuses are currently on a hard lockdown per the request of the Snyder Police Department. All students are safe and under the supervision of staff and faculty. Parents will not be allowed in the buildings until the lockdown has been lifted. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Thank you for trusting us with the safe keeping of your children
School Administration will answer questions about the TEA sanctions and explain the difference in the two pathway options. You have a say! Parent petitions for the two options are due on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Petitions will be available to sign at the meetings. Usted tiene algo que decir! Las peticiones de los padres para las dos opciones se deben entregar el jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2019. Las peticiones estran disponibles para firmar en la reunion. Monday/Lunes 10/28 12-1pm Colonial Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center and 6-7pm at the Snyder Junior High School Cafetorium.
SISD Administration will hold three community meetings to discuss the educational framework for the two pathways discussed during the October 7th Community Meeting. Please make an effort to attend one of the meetings. Each meeting will provide the same information. Please join us in the SJHS cafeteria from 6-7.
Have you missed an opportunity to complete the drug policy presentation? Tonight is the last chance before school begins! Stop by the SJHS campus during the 7& 8th-grade open house tonight from 5:30-7:00 and take care of business! Presentations will run every 15 minutes in the library. Parents must accompany their student! All incoming 7th-12th graders UIL participants must attend a presentation. Keep in mind: *Each participant only has to attend one presentation. *All presentations are the same regardless of campus, presenter, or organization. Same policy district-wide. *Parent and participant(s) must attend together.