Sulphur Springs ISD Welcome The Wildcats Events Scheduled Aug. 24-28

Sulphur Springs ISD Welcome the Wildcats events are scheduled the week of Aug. 24-28, to help ready students for the start of classes on Sept. 1.. Registration must be completed for all students, prior to Welcome the Wildcats.

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Elementary

Parents of elementary students are encouraged to “drive through” the appropriate “Welcome the Wildcats” event location to familiarize themselves and their student with the location of the campus, meet their new teacher and to drop-off school supplies to make the first day of school less stressful. Virtual students will pick up their device during Meet the Wildcats evens as well.

The Welcome the Wildcats schedule for elementary-aged students is as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 25, 5-7 p.m.
    • Douglas Early Childhood Learning Center – Head Start 3 and Head Start 4
    • Bowie, Bush, Lamar and Travis Primary – Kindergarten and Second grade
    • Sulphur Springs Elementary – Fourth and Fifth Grades
  • Thursday, Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m.
    • Douglas ECLC – Pre-Kindergarten
    • Bowie, Bush, Lamar and Travis Primary – First and Third Grades
    • Sulphur Springs Elementary – Fourth and Fifth Grades

Students who are enrolled, but unable to attend “Welcome the Wildcats” event may “drive-through” visit their assigned campus between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, to find out their classroom assignment, drop off school supplies and/or pick up a device for virtual instruction. However, teachers will not be available to meet with parents and students on Friday.

Parents may begin the enrollment process online at www.ssisd.net under the “For Parents” tab (“Registration” link) and should submit enrollment documents including proof of residence, Social Security card, birth certificate and shot record.

Parents of new-to-the district enrolling Head Start 3 and 4 and pre-kindergarten students may register at Douglas ECLC, 600 Calvert Street. Parents of new-to-the district enrolling students in kindergarten or first, second or third grades should report to Sulphur Springs ISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St., to register and receive a campus assignment for their students. Parents of new-to-the-district fourth and fifth graders can complete the registration process for their children at Sulphur Springs Elementary, 829 Bell St.

Middle School

Welcome the Wildcats for Middle School students will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, for incoming sixth graders and new 7th and 8th graders only.

All enrolled students will have access to schedules via skyward on-line at that time. Schedules will not be finalized until Aug. 27. Scheduled available in Skyward before then are not final, and may not be correct.

SSMS staff is notifying parents who have indicated their children will attend the SSMS virtual academy to schedule a time for them to visit the campus for an orientation and to receive your child’s school issued device.

ALL seventh grade students have an immunization requirement from the state of Texas that must be verified by the SSMS nurse before the student will receive his/her schedule. Parents are urged to take care of this requirement by faxing updated immunization records to Nurse Vickie Vaughan at 903-439-6126 as soon as possible

New-to-district students should be enrolled prior to “Welcome the Wildcats” events so that middle school schedules will be ready upon arrival to campus.

Parents may begin the enrollment process online at www.ssisd.net under the “For Parents” tab (“Registration” link) and should submit enrollment documents such as proof of residence, Social Security card, birth certificate and shot record at Sulphur Springs Middle School, 835 Wildcat Way.

Sulphur Springs Middle School, 835 Wildcat Way

High School

All students in grades 9 through 12 will receive notification through Skyward when schedules are available for viewing. Any scheduling concerns should be addressed by contacting the students’ assigned counselor by email.

Sulphur Springs High School counselors are assigned based on the first letter of each SSHS student’s last name. Karey Brice, counselor for last names starting with A-G, may be contacted at [email protected] Carol Cowley, counselor for students whose last names begin with H-O, can be contacted at [email protected] Leslie Harred, lead counselor and counselor for students with last names beginning P-Z, may be contacted at [email protected]

The schedule for students to visit the campus to pay their $10 program fee take care of device paperwork and distribution or upgrades is as follows:

  • Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 24-25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Grades 9 – 12 Virtual Academy students will attend 15-minute virtual learning training session and receive a new device.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 25-26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Grades 10, 11 and 12 will return their devices for updates. Devices will be returned the week school begins. Students who have Kajeets should return those as well.
  • Thursday-Friday, Aug. 27- 28, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Grade 9 will pick up and learn about basic care for their new devices.

Any students turning in a laptop with damage to the screen, keyboard or ports should be prepared to pay a damaged device fee of $10. All other damage will be assessed at the time of return, SSHS officials reported Monday, Aug. 24.

Parents of new-to-the district high school students may begin the enrollment process online at www.ssisd.net under the “For Parents” tab (“Registration” link) and should submit enrollment documents such as proof of residence, social security card, birth certificate and shot record at Sulphur Springs High School, 1200 Connally St.

Online registration must be completed for all SSHS students. The person listed as “family 1” in Skyward will be required to log in and complete student registration; students cannot register themselves. Others listed as “family 2” will not be able to register students. For assistance call SSHS office, 903-885-2158.

Seniors who have not paid their one-time $30 dues are asked to contact Mrs. Anglin or a class officer to get that paid as soon as possible.

SAT will be conducted at SSHS Saturday, Aug. 29. Students should enter the main building through door 1 (the teacher entrance). Masks will be required

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Sulphur Springs High School, 1200 Connally St.

Author: Faith Huffman

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