• Socorro ISD COVID-19 Update
    Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and well-being of our students and families, we have made the proactive decision that ALL Socorro ISD schools will be closed until further notice.

    Read SISD COVID-19 FAQ


     

    COVID-19 UPDATE (June 11, 2020):
    Parents encouraged to take Socorro ISD Community Needs Assessment
    The Socorro Independent School District continues to look for ways to better support our families and ensure we are meeting the needs of all students and families in our schools. To help us understand the most critical needs in our community, we are encouraging parents to please participate in the Socorro ISD Community Needs Assessment. You will have the option to fill out the survey anonymously or to provide us with your name and contact information. This survey applies to your current family circumstances during the coronavirus pandemic and seeks valuable feedback regarding social and emotional needs of Team SISD families. The survey is available at https://surveys.panoramaed.com/socorro/community/surveys?language=en and will take about 10 minutes to fill out. The survey will be open throughout the summer. We thank you in advance for your participation in this important survey to help us identify ways to continue to provide assistance and support for you and your family.

    Se pide a los padres llenar la Evaluación de las necesidades de la comunidad de Socorro ISD
    El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Socorro continúa buscando formas de mejor apoyar a nuestras familias y garantizar que cubramos las necesidades de todos los estudiantes y familias en nuestras escuelas. Para ayudarnos a comprender las necesidades más críticas de nuestra comunidad, pedimos a los padres participar en la Evaluación de las necesidades de la comunidad de Socorro ISD. Tendrá la opción de llenar la encuesta de forma anónima o de proporcionarnos su nombre e información de contacto. Esta encuesta se aplica a las circunstancias familiares actuales durante la pandemia de coronavirus y busca sus valiosos comentarios sobre las necesidades sociales y emocionales de las familias del Equipo SISD. La encuesta está disponible en este enlace https://surveys.panoramaed.com/socorro/community/surveys?language=en y tardará aproximadamente 10 minutos en completarse. La encuesta estará abierta durante todo el verano. Le agradecemos de antemano su participación en esta importante encuesta para ayudarnos a identificar formas de continuar brindando asistencia y apoyo para usted y su familia.


     

    COVID-19 UPDATE (June 3, 2020):
    The Socorro Independent School District, in partnership with Virtual Care for Families and Urgent Care for Kids, will be providing COVID-19 testing for SISD employees and community starting on June 5 for employees at the SISD Aquatic Center, 1257 Southview Dr., then open to the community starting June 8.

    As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to grow, SISD is joining with Virtual Care for Families, the largest Texas based telemedicine provider, and their Urgent Care services, Urgent Care for Kids, to provide a safe, dependable, and conveniently located testing service.

    “Moving forward in the COVID-19 pandemic, our utmost concern remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, employees, families and entire community,” said SISD Superintendent Jose Espinoza, Ed.D. “We’re proud to team up with Urgent Care for Kids to take proactive measures and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are continuously working to Keep SISD Safe and we encourage Team SISD members to take advantage of this valuable testing.”

    All COVID-19 testing will be free for all children and adults without health insurance, courtesy of the CARES Act. Most major health insurance covers the test, as well, including Cigna which is the healthcare provider for SISD benefit-eligible employees. Please see below for opening dates, times, and locations for testing:

    • Friday, June 5, 8 to 11 a.m. at the SISD Aquatic Center (1257 Southview Dr, El Paso), for employees then available for everyone in the SISD community Monday, June 8, 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Monday, June 15, 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday at Salvador H. Sanchez Middle (321 N Rio Vista Rd, Socorro).

    “There’s a great need for additional COVID testing in the Socorro area, and we’re working hard to increase access for the community alongside Socorro ISD,” said Melissa Bauman, Senior Vice President of Telemedicine. “Our goal is to provide drive-through curbside testing at multiple sites in the area as well as offer on-demand virtual visits to help limit exposure to the virus,” said Bauman.

    All COVID-19 testing provided through the remote site will require a virtual screening via Virtual Care for Families, where a doctor will medically recommend testing based on symptoms and exposure. Be sure to pre-register online at virtualcarefamilies.com/testsite to save time at the drive-through testing site.


     

    COVID-19 UPDATE (May 30, 2020):
    A message from Superintendent José Espinoza Ed.D.
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    COVID-19 UPDATE (May 26, 2020):
    Families can receive food benefits with Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT)
    Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals. Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals. P-EBT works the same way Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do and will help families get the food they need during the current pandemic. P-EBT will be administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency. To learn about eligibility and how to apply, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at this link: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-texans/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt-due-covid-19

    Familias pueden recibir beneficios de alimentos con el programa Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT)
    Debido al cierre temporal de escuelas por el COVID-19, el Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. autorizó la entrega a Texas de más de mil millones de dólares en beneficios de alimentos durante la pandemia para las familias con hijos que han perdido temporalmente acceso a comidas escolares gratuitas o a bajo costo. El programa Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT) dará a las familias que cumplan los requisitos un pago único por cada hijo que haya recibido previamente comidas gratuitas o a bajo costo. Los beneficios del programa P-EBT funcionarán igual que los del programa SNAP, y ayudarán a las familias a obtener los alimentos que necesitan durante la pandemia actual. El programa P-EBT será administrado por la Comisión de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas (HHSC), el Departamento de Agricultura de Texas y el Departamento de Educación de Texas. Para informarse sobre los requisitos del programa y cómo solicitar estos beneficios, vea las siguientes preguntas frecuentes en la pagina web: https://hhs.texas.gov/es/servicios/salud/sesion-informativa-de-medicaid-chip-sobre-covid-19/transferencia-electronica-de-beneficios-durante-la-pandemia-p-ebt-por-el-covid-19


     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    Socorro ISD has developed a list of questions and answers to openly share information and proactively answer questions regarding this unprecedented event. We know our stakeholders have many questions, and we will do our best to answer all in a timely manner, but we ask for your patience as our team continues to work through the many issues that must be addressed. Rest assured that we will update this list and communicate with you often as information becomes available and as we seek additional guidance from health authorities and the Texas Education Agency.

    Read SISD COVID-19 FAQ

     

    Helpful Resources
    City of El Paso Public Health:

    http://epstrong.org/
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
    www.cdc.gov
    World Health Organization:
    www.who.int

Last Modified on June 11, 2020