Reminder - Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14 is Lifetouch Fall Picture Day. Each student will have a photo taken for the yearbook. We look forward to seeing all of their smiling faces tomorrow.
Last Tuesday, when Johnette Pullum came to work in the cafeteria, she learned that she was the only food service worker who was able to report to work. For many of us, that might have been enough to find a place to hide. Not Johnette. When we visited with her in the morning, she told us she was ready to go. When we offered to help, she put us to work. She did nothing but smile and help our district get through a difficult day. She has continued to work hard and get our students fed each day, even while the cafeteria staff is not at full strength. She has looked at adversity in the face, developed a plan for success and made NO EXCUSES for getting our work done. She is a perfect example of what a Champion Educator is, and we are proud to name her the Champion Educator of the Month in Big Sandy ISD.
Message from our Transportation Director Due to change in the bus route, bus 103 (FM 1002, White Dogwood, Cypress, FM1795 west of FM 1002, Catalpa, Circle Drive and Hwy. 155 in town) will run approximately 5 minutes earlier in the mornings, starting tomorrow, Friday, 9/10/21. Thank you for you for your cooperation.
Hello Big Sandy ISD Family, The Junior High and Junior Varsity football games scheduled for tomorrow night have been canceled. Our Junior High volleyball games are still scheduled to be played. On Friday, both our Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Football game will be played as scheduled. Thanks for your understanding.
Big Sandy ISD COVID-19 Update: Friday, August 27, 2021 Big Sandy High School - 9 Positive Student Cases, 1 Positive Staff Case Big Sandy Junior High - 9 Positive Student Cases, 1 Positive Staff Case Big Sandy Elementary - 13 Positive Student Cases, 4 Positive Staff Cases There are two other staff members who have tested positive who are not assigned to individual campuses. Students and Staff of close contacts have been notified. The district's COVID Dashboard is updated daily on the Big Sandy ISD Website.
Big Sandy ISD COVID-19 Update Big Sandy High School - 7 Positive Student Cases, 1 Positive Staff Case Big Sandy Junior High School - 4 Positive Student Cases, 1 Positive Staff Case Big Sandy Elementary School - 9 Positive Student Cases, 4 Positive Staff Cases There are 2 other positive staff cases who are not assigned to individual campuses. Students and Staff of close contacts have been notified. The district's COVID Dashboard is updated daily on the Big Sandy website.
Please click the link to read Big Sandy ISD's latest FAQ on COVID-19 https://tinyurl.com/rxwpcxb2
Click the link below to read a new COVID-19 update from Big Sandy ISD. https://5il.co/xlsw
Click below to read a message from Big Sandy's Superintendent. https://tinyurl.com/yz736874
This Wednesday morning, the first day of school, the Senior Class of 2022 at Big Sandy High School will be meeting for breakfast before the start of school. See the flyer for more information. Have a great year Seniors!!
Monday, August 16 is Meet the Teacher from 4-6 pm. Elementary students feel free to bring your school supplies with you at this time. Then plan head out to the stadium for Meet the Wildcats at 6:30. Kona Ice will be in the parking lot and Athletic Boosters will be selling t-shirts and raffle tickets for prizes. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there and are looking forward to get the school year started.
Big Sandy ISD - Media Release for Seamless Summer Option Free Meals in School Year 2021-2022 Big Sandy Independent School District announces that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request. While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Comunicado de prensa para comidas gratuitas (opción de verano sin interrupciones) ene laño escolar 2021-2022 Distrito Escolar Independiente de Big Sandy anunció hoy su política de que, en este año escolar, se ofrecerán comidas saludables a todos los estudiantes sin costo alguno en todos los días escolares. Por lo general, el hogar de un estudiante debe cumplir con los requisitos de elegibilidad de ingresos para calificar para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido. Sin embargo, el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), emitió una guía que permite a las escuelas ofrecer comidas a todos los estudiantes sin costo alguno para el año escolar 2021-2022. Cada escuela/centro u oficina central tiene una copia de la política, que puede ser revisada bajo petición. Si bien no se requiere ninguna solicitud o proceso de determinación de elegibilidad para que su estudiante reciba comidas gratuitas este año escolar, el requisito de elegibilidad de ingresos probablemente se reanudarán en el año escolar 2022-2023. De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulariode Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complainty en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
This Saturday, from 9 to 12, Love Big Sandy Project and Big Sandy ISD are hosting a Back to School Bash. Kids can get backpacks with school supplies, free physicals, free haircuts, free hotdogs and lots of other great things to get your kids ready for the first day of school. Look forward to seeing you there!
Our 2019-2020 Yearbooks are here! If you already ordered a yearbook, you can pick it up at the campus your child attended that school year. If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook we have some for sale - they are $35.00 and can be purchased at any campus or on Meet the Teacher night. We will have information about the 2020-2021 Yearbook soon.
Here are some important dates for August. We are so excited about this school year and can't wait to see everyone.
Pre-K Round Up Information.
Reminder - this week is the last week to pick up registration packets in the office for grades 6-12. If you have not picked them up by then they will be mailed. Also, elementary packets are ready to be picked up at the elementary office - these will not be mailed and can be picked up during office hours.
Class of 2021 your senior class photo and your individual photo is ready to be picked up in the high school office. Please make plans to stop by and pick them up.
Monday, August 2, 2021 will we have a Substitute Training in the cafeteria at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in being a substitute please make plans to attend.
Parents and Students The 2021-2022 Dress Code for students in grades 6-12 is posted on the Big Sandy ISD website. Here is the link to document https://5il.co/vs57. There are a few changes so please be sure to check it out before purchasing school clothes for this year.