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Registration is going on now for the 2020 – 2021 school year!  Here at iKids, we have been diligently working throughout COVID since May with our iKids Center and iKids Camp options where we have remained COVID-compliant and followed all CDC recommendations for childcare operations.  Our staff have undergone specific training and we are happy to announce that we have had zero cases to report!  We are looking forward to being back on-site at CBE when school re-opens this fall.  iKids offers a variety of after-school opportunities at CBE with part-time and full-time options from 1 – 5 days per week! 

With our dedication to ongoing staff training, stocked resources, and 100% compliant procedures, iKids is fully prepared to serve your family!  As we are constantly staying up to date with the changes in our community, iKids continues our commitment to providing a safe, fun, and educational environment where our children can thrive.  iKids U is your one-stop out-of-school shop offering the flexibility you need with the care you can trust!  Please visit our website www.ikidsinc.com or contact iKids (713-665-5200 or support@ikidsinc.com) for more information.

We look forward to going back to school safely with each of you,

Your iKids U Team  

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Beginning September 8th and continuing through December 31st or until further notice by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Spring Branch ISD will provide meals at no cost to all students in SBISD.

The USDA has extended several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020, for Child Nutrition Programs across the country.

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The 2020-21 school year will present new challenges and new opportunities for Spring Branch ISD and our community. No matter what challenges we face, our responsibility is to ensure students in SBISD continue learning safely and effectively. Our commitment to inspire minds and shape lives while maintain-ing student learning and academic performance is non-negotiable.
 
The District is equally resolved in its commitment to go beyond to  prioritize health and safety for students, employees and the entire SBISD Family.  These two overriding priorities have informed and shaped  
our 2020-21 back-to-school plan, LearnSBISD.
 
LearnSBISD affirms how - together - we’ll support these priorities, and your role as our vital partners. LearnSBISD provides information families need to make the best decisions for their child’s education. 
 
The plan was informed by countless hours of research and planning by district and campus leaders, employee and family surveys, medical professionals, lessons learned from Spring 2020, summer pilot programs, and local, state and national health and government agency guidance. LearnSBISD addresses four critical areas of focus.
 
OUR PLAN FOCUSES ON: 
 
Health and Safety 
Teaching and Learning 
Family Supports
Staying Connected 
 
Click the link provided below to learn more about LearnSBISD.

Sofia Redman was honored during the 17th annual Character Without Question awards ceremony at the Feb. 24, 2020 Spring Branch ISD board meeting. She was nominated and selected for the award from the student body for embodying strong character traits such as honesty, kindness, integrity, perseverance, courage, caring, and more.

Each school’s honoree received a framed award, the book “Oh the Places You Will Go,” and congratulations from all SBISD Trustees, to the cheers of family, friends and school leaders gathered in the Northbrook High auditorium.

At the pre-event reception, supported by Wells Fargo and the Spring Branch Education Foundation, the Character Without Question honorees enjoyed refreshments and had photos taken with their families.

Congratulations Sofia!

The Spring Branch Independent School District has selected the following early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's school directly if you have any questions.

  • October 17-18 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • December 18-20 Secondary Early Dismissal; December 20 Elementary Early Dismissal
  • February 13-14 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • May 26-28 Secondary Early Dismissal: May 28 Elementary Early Dismissal

Click here to review the SBISD Academic Calendar for 2019-20.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT 

  • To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • First graders must be six years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • If you are new to Spring Branch ISD, or you have moved within SBISD and will attend a different school than the previous year, you must register for classes at the school your child will be attending.

PreK

  • Be four years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • To determine state funding the parent/guardian must answer questions about the student’s ability to speak and comprehend English, as well as about the family’s income level.
  • Parents should assume responsibility for the supervision of their children prior to being picked up by the bus and after the bus has returned.

Kindergarten/First grade

  • Be five years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • Be six years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for first grade
  • A child who is not legally eligible to enter grade 1 may be assigned to first grade before age six. Such assignments are the decision of the District, with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian

Other grades

  • New students after first grade will be placed initially at grade level reached elsewhere. Final grade placement will be based on observations and testing made by District personnel.

Survey Available April 1-26
Please take the Family Survey to help us serve you better!

Take the survey

Parents play a critical role in student success. Your feedback ensures Every Child has the support and resources needed to excel.

Your opinion matters!

The results are specific to each school. Families are encouraged to provide feedback on their child's school to help inform where the school is succeeding and where it can improve.  

  • Unique survey links were emailed to families directly by our partners at Panorama Education on April 1.
  • Families who did not receive an email from Panorama Education, please use this link to take the survey.
  • The survey is expected to take no more than 15 minutes, and can be taken in English, Spanish, Arabic, and five other languages.
  • If you have children at different schools, we ask that you fill out a survey for each school. If you have multiple children at one school, we ask that you take the survey with your oldest child in mind or take the survey once per child.
  • Survey data is benchmarked nationally to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate.

If you have trouble accessing your survey, email support+sbisd@panoramaed.com.

Families and mentors are a critical part of helping students make connections between what is learned at school and what they experience outside campus walls. We welcome and encourage parents, families, and mentors to partner with us!

The new Empowered & Equipped! site features resources to support conversations and activities at home, and in the community, with monthly lessons aligned to SBISD instruction. These lessons focus on the critical areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)and building awareness of various career pathways as part of the Spring Branch T-2-4 Goal.

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SBISD is upgrading our Visitor Management System (V-Soft) to a new and improved Raptor6 platform. The system tracks all visitors and volunteers to ensure the safety and security of our schools. You will hear more directly from the district in Back to School communications. In the meantime, please be prepared to show your photo ID upon first entrance to the school after July 1, as our previous visitor/volunteer history will not carry over to the new system. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we put the safety of our students, schools and community first!