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Sulphur Springs ISD Adjusts Plan To Reflect Updated CDC Guidelines For COVID-19 Exposure
Dec09

Sulphur Springs ISD Adjusts Plan To Reflect Updated CDC Guidelines For COVID-19 Exposure

Sulphur Springs ISD administrators on Tuesday notified parents that the district’s COVID-19 plan has been updated to reflect recently updated CDC guidelines regarding stay-at-home timelines for COVID-19 exposure. SSISD logo Under the Dec. 2 Centers for Disease Control guidelines, individuals who meet certain criteria could potentially spend shorter times in quarantine, reducing at-home times to as few as 7 days for some....

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Sulphur Springs ISD Extending Period For Paid Sick Leave During Pandemic
Dec14

Sulphur Springs ISD Extending Period For Paid Sick Leave During Pandemic

Sulphur Springs ISD is extending the period for paid sick leave during the pandemic, one of two district polices discussed during the December school board meeting. The parent of a middle school student addressed Sulphur Springs ISD trustees Monday about the district dress code policy regarding earrings. Sick Leave Policy Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams asked SSISD Board of Trustees to consider a resolution extending the period...

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Local Health Authority Sounds Alarm
Oct14

Local Health Authority Sounds Alarm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Local Health Authority has been working diligently to help combat the virus. With the current spike in cases Hopkins County is currently experiencing, Brynn Smith who serves as the Local Health Authority Nurse for Hopkins and Delta Counties has become very concerned. She shared her concerns with KSST News, drawing a direct correlation between the public’s lax participation of social distancing...

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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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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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Sulphur Buff ISD Reports Additional Students Receive Positive COVID-19 Results
Aug27

Sulphur Buff ISD Reports Additional Students Receive Positive COVID-19 Results

Sulphur Bluff ISD Superintendent Dustin Carr Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27 in a letter posted on the district website to the “Sulphur Bluff Bear Family,” reported district officials were notified Aug. 26 of additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus, this time for a household. SBISD students in the household were reported to have last been present on our campus Friday, Aug. 21, and Monday morning, Aug. 24. This follows...

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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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Como-Pickton, Sulphur Bluff Schools Report 1 Student COVID-19 Case
Aug24

Como-Pickton, Sulphur Bluff Schools Report 1 Student COVID-19 Case

Second Coronavirus Case Reported At Cumby ISD At least five school districts in Hopkins County have report a confirmed COVID-19 case among either a student or staff member. Como-Pickton CISD and Sulphur Bluff ISD Monday were the latest to join that list, and Cumby ISD has reported a second student case of COVID-19. Sulphur Bluff ISD On Aug. 24, Sulphur Bluff ISD Superintendent Dustin Carr posted a letter notifying the “Sulphur...

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3 School Districts Notified Of At Least 1 Employee Or Student COVID-19 Case
Aug14

3 School Districts Notified Of At Least 1 Employee Or Student COVID-19 Case

As the number of staff and students reporting to school has increased this month, so have the number of COVID-19 cases across the county and state. From Aug. 1-14 Hopkins County had 60 new positive COVID-19 cases, increasing the overall 5-month total to 212 cases among Hopkins County residents. Many wonder if the return to schools will impact the spread of the virus. In Hopkins County, at least 3 local school districts have received...

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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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