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Updates Given On SSISD COVID-19 Cases, Enrollment
Oct20

Updates Given On SSISD COVID-19 Cases, Enrollment

Sulphur Springs ISD administrators provided updates Monday evening on COVID-19 cases and enrollment in Virtual Academy and face-to-face learning. COVID-19 Cases Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams reported the district has had a total of 78 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, 46 students and 32 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 since school started on Sept. 1. He acknowledged that there were some cases before...

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City, County Recognized For Sharing CARES Funds For Devices For SSISD Students
Oct20

City, County Recognized For Sharing CARES Funds For Devices For SSISD Students

The city and county were recognized by Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees and administrators Monday evening for CARES Act fund contributions for devices for SSISD students. “We have the wonderful honor of being able to recognize the City of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County for contributions to the Sulphur Springs Independent School District,” SSISD Board of Trustees President Robert Cody said...

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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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Sulphur Springs ISD To Receive Additional Funding For Connectivity
Sep02

Sulphur Springs ISD To Receive Additional Funding For Connectivity

Sulphur Springs ISD and Sulphur Bluff ISD are among many school districts across Texas that have taken advantage of money funneled through the state to help with technology and connectivity purchases related to COVID-19. Sulphur Springs ISD will receive additional funding for connectivity. SSISD logo SSISD trustees this summer agreed to the purchase of 600 iPads and 100 AT&T hotspots to ensure district students have access to...

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SSISD Trustees Approve 2020 Tax Rate, 9 Personnel Changes, Budget Amendments
Aug29

SSISD Trustees Approve 2020 Tax Rate, 9 Personnel Changes, Budget Amendments

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees during a special called noon meeting Friday, Aug. 28, approved budget amendments, 9 personnel changes, the SSISD 2020 tax rate and the Virtual Academy plan. SSISD 2020 Tax Rate SSISD Tax Assessor Collector Sandra Gibby recommended a SSISD 2020 tax rate of $1.251380 per $100 cash valuation of property within SSISD, with $0.9409 of that rate going toward the local maintenance fund for daily...

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5 Of 6 Hopkins County School Districts Reporting COVID-19 Cases, Confirm Classes Still Being Held On Campus
Aug27

5 Of 6 Hopkins County School Districts Reporting COVID-19 Cases, Confirm Classes Still Being Held On Campus

While 5 of the 6 Hopkins County school districts have reported at least one positive case of COVID-19, all except 1 were confirmed to have classes are still being held on campus today, despite rumors to the contrary. Sulphur Springs ISD is also moving forward with plans for class to begin Sept. 1 on scheduled. Como-Pickton CISD Como-Pickton Superintendent Greg Bower said the district as of Thursday morning has had only one student who...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Welcome The Wildcats Events Scheduled Aug. 24-28
Aug23

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. 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...

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Good Start to 2020 Reported by County, Area School Supts
Aug18

Good Start to 2020 Reported by County, Area School Supts

In a round of phone calls to school districts in and around Hopkins County on August 18, there was an overall positive response about the first days back at school from the Superintendent’s offices we spoke to today. Cumby ISD reports 88% in-class and 12% at-home attendance since school started on August 13, with about 400 students enrolled. According to Cindy Mannon in the Superintendent’s office, “we’ve had a...

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SSISD Offers Free Grab & Go Meals Aug. 17-28 For Students
Aug14

SSISD Offers Free Grab & Go Meals Aug. 17-28 For Students

SSISD Makes Announcements Regarding Bus Hub; Education Rights, Responsibilities During COVID-19; YMCA After School Program Sulphur Springs Independent School District administrators this week have made announcements regarding a free meals for students new bus hub policy, educational rights and responsibility during COVID-19 and the YMCA After School program. Bus Hub Policy In an effort to provide the safest environment for bus riders,...

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SSISD COVID-19 Mitigation, Back to School Plans Now Available
Aug12

SSISD COVID-19 Mitigation, Back to School Plans Now Available

Monday evening August 10th, 2020, Sulphur Springs ISD Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams Monday updated trustees on the SSISD COVID-19 mitigation plan. The plan is updated as new guidelines and requirements are announced at the state and national level. SSISD logo The plan outlines prevention, response and mitigation. Staff will self screen and parents are to screen their children daily for COVID-19 symptom or potential COVID-19...

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