Texas Education Agency: No A-F Ratings, But STAAR Still On For 2020-21 School Year
Dec10

Texas Education Agency: No A-F Ratings, But STAAR Still On For 2020-21 School Year

STAAR Testing Will Proceed To Gauge What Students Have Learned, Impact Of Pandemic On Education Texas Education Agency announced Dec. 10 that A-F ratings would be paused for 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19. Students will still have to take the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, however. According to TEA, 2020-21 STAAR testing will “provide critically...

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Administrators Outline The 2 Back To School Learning Options For SSISD Students In 2020-21 School Year
Jul14

Administrators Outline The 2 Back To School Learning Options For SSISD Students In 2020-21 School Year

Parents Need To Complete Online Registration Soon, Will Be Asked To Select Full Time On-Campus Or Virtual Academy Schooling One of the big questions for educators and families has been what to expect for the 2020-2021 school year, which is still scheduled to begin on Aug. 18 for Sulphur Springs Independent School District students, with staff returning for professional development days on Aug. 6. SSISD Director of Curriculum Lisa...

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MG, NH, Saltillo ISDs Earn As On Report Cards; All Other Rural Hopkins County Schools Earn Bs
Aug30

MG, NH, Saltillo ISDs Earn As On Report Cards; All Other Rural Hopkins County Schools Earn Bs

Yantis ISD Receives C Accountability Rating Miller Grove, North Hopkins and Saltillo all earned As on school report cards, while all of the other rural Hopkins County schools received Bs from the state. Yantis ISD, located in nearby Wood County but which serves some Hopkins County students, received a C 2021-2022 accountability rating from Texas Education Agency. Some were ranked strictly as a district, while others had campus raked...

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HCUW Recognizes Lead Donors To 2020-21 Campaign At Kickoff Lunch
Sep30

HCUW Recognizes Lead Donors To 2020-21 Campaign At Kickoff Lunch

Hopkins County United Way recognized lead donors to the 2020-21 campaign at a kickoff lunch, hosted at Sulphur Springs Country Club, in their honor. HCUW Board President Mike Horne welcomed those attending the luncheon and offered a prayer for the meal partaken. The United Way Board of Directors was acknowledged. Lead donors to the 2020-21 campaign included Flowserve, Sulphur Springs ISD, GSC Enterprises, City National Bank, CHRISTUS...

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A Few Changes To Note As SSISD Begins The 2021-2022 School Year Today
Aug18

A Few Changes To Note As SSISD Begins The 2021-2022 School Year Today

Sulphur Springs ISD Administrators went over a few changes this year that students, parents and staff will want to make note of, particularly those regarding school meals, corporal punishment, absences, one dress code change, School Health Advisory Council operations, final exams, leave for SSISD police officer and return to school plan basics. School Meals SSISD Child Nutrition Deparmtent, like those in most school districts this...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Trustees To Hold Budget Workshop, Receive ESSER Updates, Discuss UIL For Home School Students
Jul12

Sulphur Springs ISD Trustees To Hold Budget Workshop, Receive ESSER Updates, Discuss UIL For Home School Students

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees are scheduled to hold a budget workshop, receive ESSER updates, discuss offering UIL for home schooled students in Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs ISD Board Trustees Leesa Toliver and Robbin Vaughn, Superintendent Michael Lamb, Board President Robert Cody, Secretary Jason Dietze, and Vice President Craig Roberts before their June 15, 2021, meeting Budget, ESSER funding The trustees budget...

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Student Enrollment In SSISD Virtual Academy Down 11 Percent Beginning Of School
Jan27

Student Enrollment In SSISD Virtual Academy Down 11 Percent Beginning Of School

Student enrollment in the SSISD Virtual Academy is down about 11 percent after the first week of the third 9-weeks grading period compared to the start of school, according to Sulphur Springs Independent School District Superintendent Mike Lamb. As a whole enrollment at SSISD is down from 4,380 in September 2020 to 4,323 in January 2021. The 2020 counts are below the 4,420 students enrolled in SSISD in 2019, as well. SSISD logo...

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DSHS, TEA Launch Webpage With Texas Public Schools COVID-19 Case Data
Sep17

DSHS, TEA Launch Webpage With Texas Public Schools COVID-19 Case Data

The overall number of COVID-19 cases reported by Texas public schools was reported Sept. 17 on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Beginning Sept. 23, Texas Education Agency, working in collaboration with DSHS, will weekly provide public schools COVID-19 case data by school district on the TEA website. The reported count of on-campus student cases of COVID-19 in the state’s public schools is 2,344 out of an...

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Overall Enrollment At SSISD Down Slightly 2 Weeks Into 2020-21 Year
Sep17

Overall Enrollment At SSISD Down Slightly 2 Weeks Into 2020-21 Year

Lamar 3rd Graders, SSHS Juniors Have Highest Grade Level Percentages Of Virtual Academy Enrollment Enrollment was down slightly at Sulphur Springs ISD for the 2020-21 school year, with 4,380 students enrolled at SSISD, attending either face-to-face classes on the district’s 8 campuses or Virtual Academy as of the second week of classes, Sulphur Springs Superintendent Michael Lamb reported this week. That’s 40 fewer students attending...

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3 Students, 1 Bus Driver At SSISD Have Tested Positive For COVID-19; Case Counts For County Schools Reported
Sep08

3 Students, 1 Bus Driver At SSISD Have Tested Positive For COVID-19; Case Counts For County Schools Reported

Sulphur Springs Independent School District on Tuesday reported one additional student and a bus driver have tested positive for COVID-19. Updated information regarding cases counts of novel coronavirus 2019 for other county schools and Yantis are also being posted or sent out to parents. Sulphur Springs ISD: 3 Student Cases Sulphur Springs ISD sends notices via Blackboard alert system to families who have children in or work on a...

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