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TEA Releases Updated Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 Operational Restrictions – Including Use Of Masks At Schools
Mar03

TEA Releases Updated Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 Operational Restrictions – Including Use Of Masks At Schools

Before students and school district personnel get too excited about Executive Order GA-34 issued Tuesday which lifts the mask mandate and operational restrictions in Texas starting March 10, they will want to note that GA-34 provides TEA with the legal authority to publish requirements for the operation of public school systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. TEA Wednesday afternoon, March 3, updated the “School Year 2020-2021...

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SSISD: Masks Are Still Required At School This Week
Mar02

SSISD: Masks Are Still Required At School This Week

Sulphur Springs ISD administrators Tuesday night issued a notice reminding students, staff and community members that Governor’s Executive Order GA-34 does not go into effect until March 10. That means masks and other protocols will continue at least through the end of the week. SSISD logo The order, in additional to lifting the mask order, authorizing business to reopen at 100 percent capacity and lifting certain operating...

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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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TEA Issued Additional Guidance For Schools For 2020-2021
Jul17

TEA Issued Additional Guidance For Schools For 2020-2021

As the 2020-2021 school year nears, many parents and school employees have questions as to what school will be like due to the novel coronavirus 2019 that continues to spread through the community. Administrators have answered as many questions as possible, but have been awaiting state guidance on many matters. Over the last couple of weeks, Texas Education Agency has issues some direction, but had yet to weigh in on other matters....

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Centers for Kidney Care Now Open In Sulphur Springs
May04

Centers for Kidney Care Now Open In Sulphur Springs

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News May 4, 2021 By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS® Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs/Winnsboro Sulphur Springs, Texas – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. Inspiring Hope through Healing National Hospital Week is May 9-15, and is an opportunity to highlight...

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SSHS Art Students Earn Big Awards At Tyler Museum Of Art High School Exhibition
Apr15

SSHS Art Students Earn Big Awards At Tyler Museum Of Art High School Exhibition

Two of the six art students from Philip Dick’s advanced classes at Sulphur Springs High School who entered artwork in the 17th Annual High School Art Exhibition at the Tyler Museum of Art have earned some big awards 2021 exhibition, SSISD Fine Arts Coordinator Cindy Welch announced Thursday morning. “To have two winners from the same school and the same teacher is a new outcome for us,” stated Museum Director Chris Leahy. Senior...

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Sulphur Springs, Cumby, Miller Grove, Saltillo, Yantis ISDs Continue Mask Policies
Mar10

Sulphur Springs, Cumby, Miller Grove, Saltillo, Yantis ISDs Continue Mask Policies

Cumby ISD joins Sulphur Springs ISD as both continue to follow COVID-19 policies already in place regarding masks at school. SSISD announced the district’s determination regarding masks on March 4 and the Cumby ISD superintendent reported the district’s stance on the matter Wednesday morning. Miller Grove, Yantis and Saltillo ISDs will continue to follow current policies pending review of TEA and UIL guidelines as well,...

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What To Expect In Local City and County Facilities Following GA-34
Mar10

What To Expect In Local City and County Facilities Following GA-34

Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement last week of GA-34, which retracts most of the other Governor’s Order enacted related to COVID-19 over the last several months, goes into effect today (Wednesday, March 10). Businesses that choose to do so will be allowed to reopen with no capacity limits, and most public face mask requirements are also lifted — although business owners are allowed to request people wear masks if...

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Determination Regarding Masking Requirements At SSISD Announced
Mar04

Determination Regarding Masking Requirements At SSISD Announced

Sulphur Springs ISD officials, after consideration of Texas Education Agency Guidelines and consulting with the Local Health Authority, announced a determination regarding masking requirements at SSISD. Masking will continue at SSISD school and school events for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. The district noted that while the Governor Tuesday announced the lifting of mask requirements for the general public and capacity...

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Emergency Management Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Reporting, Impact In Hopkins County
Nov09

Emergency Management Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Reporting, Impact In Hopkins County

Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials, along with the Local Health Authority will soon be increasing the amount of COVID-19 data included in the COVID-19 reporting for Hopkins County. The county officials also gave a quick update on the COVID-19 situation in Hopkins County, and how it is impacting the community as a whole as well as emergency responders and law enforcement personnel. Reporting Changes In...

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