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Thank you to our SISD community for your continued support as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it evolves. We are committed to providing you with transparent communication regarding COVID-19 and how it impacts our district. Please utilize this page for timely information and resources.
2021-2022 COVID-19 Dashboard
The following chart reflects the number of positive cases of COVID-19 at each campus. Click the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet for detailed information about positive cases at each SISD campus.
- Staff Positive Cases - The number of staff members who were absent on the specified date because they tested positive for COVID-19. The total number for each campus is listed, and the total for the district is combined at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
- Staff Close Contacts - The number of staff members who were absent on the specified date because someone in their home tested positive for COVID-19 and the staff member is practicing SISD quarantine protocols. The total number for each campus is listed, and the total for the district is combined at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
- Student Positive Cases - The number of students who were absent on the specified date because they tested positive for COVID-19. The total number for each campus is listed, and the total for the district is combined at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
- Student Close Contacts - The number of studentss who were absent on the specified date because someone in their home tested positive for COVID-19 and the student is practicing SISD quarantine protocols.
COVID-19 Updates and Communication
Important Information Regarding SISD's Mask Policy (Aug. 26, 2021)
Sent via email to SISD parents and staff on August 26, 2021.
Dear Bearcat Families,
Thank you for your attention and efforts in response to my Super 60 video on Tuesday and our school board’s action this week. Our principals have shared the positive responses they are seeing on campuses as students and staff members wear masks in accordance with our COVID-19 response plan, and I am proud of how our community has come together
We are aware that the Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling today. However, the ruling applies to a Temporary Injunction that was issued in Bexar County and only applies to Bexar County.
The Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from Travis County remains in place at this time, and until a court takes action. This TRO still prevents the governor’s executive order from being enforced against school districts and allows school districts requiring masks to continue to do so.
We are continuing to monitor this ever changing landscape and we will communicate through social media, our website, and email if any changes are made to our practices. Please remember they are slated to go through Oct. 31 as we monitor COVID-19 data.
Thank you again for your efforts toward keeping our kids and staff safe.
David Hicks, Ed.D.
Super60 Video Message Regarding Mask Policy (Aug. 24, 2021)
Please watch this video message from Dr. David Hicks, Superintendent, about SISD's policy requiring masks or face coverings inside Sherman ISD facilities and on buses.
Update to SISD's Operations Reopening Plan (Aug. 23, 2021)
Sent via email to SISD parents and staff on August 23, 2021.
Dear Bearcat Families,
I’m writing with an important update to our district’s Operations Reopening Plan. The updated version will be added to our website tomorrow, but I wanted to share details of the new policy that was approved tonight by our board of trustees.
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 25, face coverings or masks will be required for students, employees and visitors in all SISD buildings. This policy will remain in place through Oct. 31, and the school board will reevaluate the need at that time.
We began the school year without a mask requirement and left the choice to each individual. However, we have a significant number of students and staff in our schools who face serious health issues on a daily basis. Additionally, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 and the number of individuals required to quarantine has continued to rise since we began school less than a week ago.
One thing that I know about our community is that people care about each other and have always surrounded each other with kindness and support. This is another opportunity to do so.
In order to keep our schools open and our students learning in person, we must begin to address this spike in cases before the situation becomes unmanageable.
Our trustees and I believe it is our responsibility to use every tool available to protect our students and staff.
I am grateful for your support and partnership as we continue to battle this virus and the current pandemic. Even as conditions change, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff.
David Hicks, Ed.D.