Team SISD requests TEA suspend STAAR, accountability ratings for 2020-21
Team SISD submits waiver to extend remote learning
The Texas Education Agency on July 17, 2020 issued additional guidance for the reopening of schools to start the 2020-21 school year. Read the full document here. Team SISD administration requested and received Board approval for TEA waiver as we monitor health of our community. This establishes the first date for in-person instruction as October 9, 2020.
Team SISD develops comprehensive plan for safe return to school
Team SISD is committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment for everyone in the district and has been working tirelessly to provide proactive safety protocols to ensure a smooth, safe reopening of the district’s campuses and facilities for the 2020-21 school year as directed by Governor Abbot and the Texas Education Agency.
The following plan was developed by the district Safety and Security Committee, in line with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, state and local health and government authorities and Texas Education Agency, to ensure the health and safety of all students and employees. The new measures consider the optimal ways to implement daily wellness checks, social distancing, and mask usage, while resuming instruction and supporting the physical, social and emotional needs of all SISD students and staff.
As with all COVID-19 plans, it is important to note that details may be subject to change pending the state of our local community health and new guidance issued by national, state, and local authorities as we approach the first day of school.
SISD Employee COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures Reference Manual
The Socorro Independent School District Human Resources department has created the COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures Reference Manual to provide information to assist employees as they transition back to work. The safety and well-being of all faculty, staff, students, and visitors are top priority for Team SISD. Employees are encouraged to read the reference manual to familiarize themselves with various guidelines and procedures that must be followed to ensure that all employees and visitors in the district feel safe and secure to effectively navigate the complexities of a new normal in Socorro ISD. Please note that as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to unfold, the Reference Manual may be updated.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Socorro ISD has developed a list of questions and answers to openly share information and proactively answer questions regarding students and employees returning to school and work for the 2020-2021 school year. 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and local health and government officials.