Sherman ISD Back-to-School Information

  •  Back to School


    Welcome Back to School! 2020-2021

    Food Service

    Free and reduced lunch applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available after July 20, 2020. A direct link to the application will be provided on this page once it is available. 

    Breakfast in the Classroom is offered at no charge for students at the following campuses:

    Crutchfield, Fred Douglass, Jefferson, Neblett, Wakefield, and Washington. Universal Free Breakfast is provided at no charge for students at Piner.

    For a detailed list of meal prices, please visit this page on the Food Services page on the SISD website.

    Applications for Free and Reduced Meals can be completed online or at your child’s school.

    SISD offers an online payment system at MySchoolBucks.com. To add money to your child’s lunch account, visit the website and create a free account. Features include:

    • Managing all your children’s payments and balances from one account;
    • Mobile app for iPhone or Android;
    • Securely fund your student’s account via credit card, debit card or your checking account;
    • Low balance alerts;
    • Recurring payment options;
    • Ability to review purchase history.

    First Day of School

    The first day of school for students will be August 17, 2020.

    What are the school start/end times?

    School start and end times are now divided into two tiers. Tier one would have the first bell at 7:40 am, and a dismissal bell at 3:15 pm. Tier two would have the first bell at 8:20 am, and a dismissal bell at 3:55 pm. Tier one includes Fred Douglass, Crutchfield Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Neblett Elementary, Sory Elementary, Washington Elementary, Wakefield Elementary, and Dillingham Intermediate. Tier two includes Piner Middle School, Sherman High School, and Perrin Learning Center, and DAEP. The district’s residential programs, such as Boot Camp, Monarch, and JDC, will remain on their current schedules.

    Registering / Enrollment in Sherman ISD 

    School supplies

    Each grade level has a specific list of school supplies required for students; these lists are available on the BTS website and at local retailers. Please call your campus with any questions about school supplies. 

    Immunizations

    All students must submit proof of required immunizations to the campus by the first day of school, which means they must receive all required immunizations BEFORE the start of school. For a complete list of required immunization and information from the Grayson County Health Department, click here.

    Student Accident Insurance

    Voluntary Student/Athletic Accident Insurance is available to all Sherman ISD students. Please click here to access more information.

    Dress Code

    Student dress codes for all ages and grades have the same requirements as last year. Please view these guidelines and plan wardrobes accordingly. Handbooks can be found the district website under the Parents tab, or you may call your student’s campus for more information.

    Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend

    Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes Friday-Sunday, August 14-16 — the state’s annual tax holiday. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

    Bus Routes

    Please review your bus routes and transportation guidelines. Parents, helping your student become familiar with his/her route before the first day of school will help them feel less anxious on the first day of school. 

    Orientations & Meet-the-Teacher Nights

    Student orientations and meet-the-teacher nights are designed for students and parents to become more familiar with their campus and teachers, and to begin developing a good relationship with the school staff. Additional information will be shared at a later date for the meet-the-teacher nights.

  • ** Schedule changes are for course errors only. Returning students must bring their ID card with them or purchase a new one for $5. All incoming 9th grade students and any other new SHS students will have an ID card made. ID cards are required to get textbooks and parking permits.

    Calendars

    Please review the district’s online calendar for information on campus activities, extra and co-curricular activities, school assemblies and celebrations, and many other activities throughout the year. Check back often as calendars are updated frequently. The calendar for all athletics teams is located at goshermanbearcats.com.

    Stay connected
    Please take the following steps to stay connected with your campus, stay informed about your student’s progress, and to be involved your student’s education. Sherman ISD encourages and appreciates participation from parents, siblings, family, friends, and all members of our community to help each child become successful.

    • Update your contact information in Blackboard Connect. This will ensure you receive district and campus communications, phone messages and e-newsletters.
    • Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or download our mobile app to get updates about SISD.
    • Check out our district publication, the Sherman School and Family magazine. It is published quarterly and features exciting stories and information on the district, our students, programs and more.