URGENT RE: Online Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year Dear Parent/Guardian, This letter is to notify you of the district's decision to conduct online registration for the 2024-2025 school year. In order to prepare for this new transition, we need to collect/verify parent/guardian email addresses. In order to submit your email address, please go to the link below and fill out ALL information requested. Failure to submit your email address will result in not being able to register your child/children for the 2024-2025 school year. The link to this form can also be found on Big Sandy ISD Facebook Page. https://forms.gle/E6V6xxc3XHd9AaCo9
18 days ago, Ashley Hungerford
email verification
Big Sandy ISD will be in the path of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. The school district is excited about the learning opportunities that this event will provide students while in school during the day. Even though there is expected to be an influx of travelers to our area, the district will be open. It will provide students with a safe opportunity to learn about and view the eclipse, which isn’t expected to be seen again until the year 2045. The biggest concern the district foresees on April 8th is increased traffic on the Highway 80 and Highway 155 corridors that run through our community. It is reasonable for us to expect some possible delays, especially at the end of the school day. Thanks to the local Rotary Clubs of Big Sandy, Quitman, and Mineola, all students and staff in our district have been provided with viewing glasses that make looking at the eclipse safe for all. Weather permitting, all students will be outside during the time of the total eclipse and will have the opportunity to view the event before and after totality. When you have a chance, please stress to your children the importance of only looking at the eclipse through the glasses that will be provided to them next Monday. Teachers and staff will also go over the proper techniques for viewing the eclipse with our students. Finally, we aim to ensure the safety of all our students and staff. The campus will be closed during the eclipse, which in Big Sandy will be between the times of 12:30 and 3:05 pm. We look forward to viewing this unique event with your children.
22 days ago, Mike Burns
Hello Big Sandy ISD. After driving several of the district back roads and with an abundance of caution, district leaders have decided to have a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, January 18th. Buses will run on a two-hour delay starting at 8:18 and classes will start at 10:00 am. Thank you for your patience.
3 months ago, Mike Burns
Good Afternoon Big Sandy. The district will cancel classes all day on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 due to icy road conditions that still exist in several areas throughout the district. More information will follow regarding other district activities occurring on Wednesday evening. Again, please be safe and stay warm!
3 months ago, Mike Burns
Good Afternoon Big Sandy ISD. Due to inclement weather conditions, Big Sandy ISD will be closed Tuesday, January 16th. All afterschool activities are also canceled and will be rescheduled for later. Stay tuned for any future updates on our FB page or district messaging systems. Stay warm and more importantly, stay safe.
3 months ago, Mike Burns
This morning, on our 104 Bus Route, a pedestrian was hit by a passing vehicle while waiting to help board students onto the bus. The pedestrian, who was not a student, passed away as a result of injuries from the accident. No students on or off the bus were injured. The district is providing counseling to students and staff at this time. We ask that you pray for all of those involved on this difficult day.
4 months ago, Mike Burns
today 12/1/23 we have a change of bus route bus 104 mr strickland,s bus 104 will ride bus 103 ms. tina's bus
5 months ago, Larry Strickland
Today, 11/27/23, we have a change of bus route. Bus 104, Mr Strickland's bus, will ride bus 103, Ms. Tina's bus.
5 months ago, Larry Strickland
For today only, we are making an adjustment to our afternoon bus routes. Mrs. Tina’s bus 103 and Mr. Strickland’s bus 104 will be combined. Our routes will go back to normal again on Monday.
6 months ago, Mike Burns
Good evening. Due to a driver shortage tomorrow morning, the Pearl Street route will be delayed. While the bus will arrive later than normal, all kids should be at school before 8:00 am. Students who still need breakfast will be allowed to do so. Thank you for your understanding.
6 months ago, Mike Burns
Please click the link below to read a letter from the Superintendent regarding the opening of closing of the fencing around Big Sandy ISD. https://tinyurl.com/msk299a9
6 months ago, Mike Burns
The water line break has been repaired and school will take place as originally scheduled tomorrow. Special thanks to our maintenance staff for working so hard today to get the leak repaired. See you all tomorrow!
7 months ago, Mike Burns
Earlier this morning a major water main leak was detected on campus which has resulted in most of Big Sandy ISD being without water. After an attempt to fix the leak it was discovered the leak is bigger than first thought. Therefore we need to release our students early today starting at 11:45 am. Busses will start running at 11:45 am and student pickup can begin at that time as well. We should be back up and running tomorrow but stay tuned for more updates as the day goes on. All extracurricular at the secondary are will take place as scheduled. All elementary activities for this afternoon are cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
7 months ago, Mike Burns
This afternoon (October 2nd) and Thursday afternoon (October 5th), we are adjusting our afternoon bus routes. Mrs. Tina's Bus 103 and Mrs. Strickland's 104 will be combined.
7 months ago, Mike Burns
For today only, we are making an adjustment to our afternoon bus routes. Mrs. Tina's Bus 103 and Mrs. Strickland's 104 will be combined. Our routes will go back to normal starting again on Monday.
7 months ago, Mike Burns
Starting tomorrow morning (September 19), Bus Route 103 is now being split in two routes. Route 103 will still be driven by Ms. Tina and will travel on 1002, 1795, Catalan, Cypress, Sassafras, White Dogwood, Silver Maple and Wimberly. Mr. Strickland will be driving Route 104, which will include 155, Lemon, Aspen, Red Cedar, Peach, Red Maple, Boyd and Sycamore. Both routes will start picking students up at 6:30 in the morning and will allow our students to get home after school sooner. When the district is short a bus driver, we will go back to Ms. Tina driving both routes. We will announce as soon as possible on those days.
7 months ago, Mike Burns
Only the Junior High is playing tomorrow evening against Linden Kildare. The game will start at 5:30 in Big Sandy. Go Wildcats!
8 months ago, Mike Burns
Parents, If you have a parent portal account you can login and get your child's STAAR/EOC scores. If you have not set up a parent portal account, a letter is going home with your child today that will give you important information. Please set up your parent portal account through Ascender. The link is provided at the bottom of this post. New students, your scores will be available this Friday, August 25th through the parent portal. Please use this link to Ascender Parent Portal to gain access to your child's STAAR/EOC scores. If you do not have an account set up you will be able to do so through this link as well. You can also gain access to this link through our website/more/parents/access grades. https://portals07.ascendertx.com/ParentPortal/login?distid=230901 Once you've set up your parent portal account and have any questions, please call your child's campus office. Thank you.
8 months ago, Mike Burns
Please see the attached image regarding Bus 106 tomorrow. We are working to add new bus drivers and hope that this solution to our shortage will not last the entire year. Thanks!
8 months ago, Mike Burns
Bus 106 Info
Hello Big Sandy Family: Big Sandy Registration is getting ready to begin. All students may start picking up their registration packets from July 24th through the 27th. Secondary students returning to the district may come to campus on August 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for returning student registration. On August 9th, from 9:00 am until 11:30 am, all returning Junior High Students may register on campus in the cafeteria. From 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm, all High School Students may register on campus in the cafeteria. Starting on August 1st, any NEW students to the district may pick up a registration packet in the office during regular business hours. Elementary Students, both returning and new, can come pick up a registration packet starting today, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
9 months ago, Mike Burns