Sulphur Springs ISD has announced that the first day of school for students will be August 18th. Teachers will return to campus on August 4th.
SSISD will offer two instructional delivery models for the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be able to return to campus full time or attend the SSISD Virtual Academy.
Beginning on Thursday, July 23rd parents/guardians will be asked to make a commitment for their child(ren) to attend school on campus or through the SSISD Virtual Academy. In order to prepare schedules and finalize staffing decisions, commitments need to be made no later than 8:00 am on Tuesday, August 4.
Students who are participating in the SSISD Virtual Learning Academy may also participate in extracurricular activities if they satisfy UIL requirements, are enrolled in the applicable course, and able to attend on-campus practices and competitions.
SSISD anticipates the need to make up days to account for temporary school closures that may occur during the school year. When these occur, SSISD will make up days on currently scheduled professional development days and/or in June if necessary.
SSISD will follow the governor’s executive orders for requiring face masks when it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from others. There are exceptions within the order including one that exempts children under 10 from having to wear a mask.
Teachers and staff will self-screen each day, including taking their own temperature. Symptoms and/or COVID-19 diagnosis will result in entering the state’s quarantine protocol.
Parents will screen students before they attend school each day. Symptoms and/or COVID19 diagnosis will result in entering the state’s quarantine protocol.
Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent home to recover. When notification of a possible exposure occurs, in coordination with local health authorities, the District will conduct contact tracing. Based on the results, a determination will be made as to which students meet the criteria for “close contact exposure” and must be quarantined.
If students are required to temporarily quarantine, services will be provided through the Virtual Learning Academy.
You can read SSISD’s full FAQ about returning to school at the link below: