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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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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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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SSISD Pushes Start Of Classes Back To Sept. 1
Jul24

SSISD Pushes Start Of Classes Back To Sept. 1

SSISD trustees Thursday evening approved an amended 2020-21 school calendar that pushes the start of classes back from Aug. 18 to Sept. 1, and extends school hours on all campuses and all grades. Reasons for Calendar Changes This year will be different just as the spring semester was unique due to COVID-19. New guidelines released by Texas Education Agency and UIL since the July 13 meeting factored into the new calendar as did...

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Trustees Asked To Consider  Amending 2020-2021 SSISD Calendar At July 23 Meeting
Jul23

Trustees Asked To Consider Amending 2020-2021 SSISD Calendar At July 23 Meeting

A special meeting of Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees has been called for 6 p.m. July 23, with only two items on the agenda. The trustees will be asked to consider amending the 2020-2021 SSISD calendar and consider any personnel items presented since their last meeting. Superintendent Michael Lamb on July 13 presented a working outline of the district’s plans to reopen school, with in-person classes or a Virtual Academy in...

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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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Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey
Jul01

Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey

Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Michael Lamb on June 29 posted a letter with the district’s plans for the 2020-21 school year, a work in progress due to the changes related to COVID-19. Today, parents received a request to help shape that plan by completing a SSISD back to school instructional survey, to better aid administrators and staff in preparing for the 2020-21 school year. “This survey is designed to learn more...

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