We want to make sure our communications are the best they can be.
We need your thoughts and feedback on the effectiveness of communications in our district.
- Are you getting the information you want and need?
- What are your most reliable sources of information?
- How do you best like to receive district and school news?
- Do you feel your voice is heard?
- Do you have sufficient opportunities to engage?
- How can we improve?
Share your opinions and help us evaluate the effectiveness of SBISD communications.
Congratulations to 5th grade Karla Bolanos, Character Without Question recipient from Cedar Brook Elementary!
Every year, SBISD honors students district-wide who reflect a depth of character and a caring for human beings. Students are selected for demonstrating an enduring commitment to any or all of the following character traits: honesty/integrity, responsibility/dependability, respect, perseverance/effort, courage, caring/kindness, and citizenship/civic virtue.
Karla’s counselor, Vanessa Navarrete, wrote, “she is respected by students and teachers and is a role model for her siblings”. Karla was selected for her commitment to integrity, responsibility, and kindness.
For more information on the Character Without Question program, please contact email@example.com.
Watch our most recent Parent U for K-2nd grade families to learn from Joyce Evans, SBISD Director of Humanities K-12, and Lisa Stultz, SBISD Director of Library Services, what is happening in your child’s SBISD classroom and how you can be a part of their learning process. Find out how to access books for your young learners and follow along as we unpack the ReadSBISD Parent Guide – what it is, how to use it and how it can help you support your child’s literacy development!
Vea nuestro más reciente Parent U en español para las familias de K-2˚ grado para conocer lo que sucede en el salón de clases de su hijo y aprender estrategias para apoyar el aprendizaje en casa. Descubra cómo acceder a una variedad de libros para sus estudiantes más pequeños y navegue con nosotros la Guía de Lectoescritura para padres de ReadSBISD: qué es y cómo usarla para fortalecer el desarrollo de la lectura y escritura. Presentado por María González, Especialista de lectoescritura de SBISD, y Lorenza Garay, Bibliotecaria de SBISD.
En Español https://vimeo.com/479886158
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We are excited to announce new SBISD grade level guides (PK-12) that have been developed by our Academics team to provide an overview of what your child will learn in school every nine weeks and resources to support their learning at home.
Access the grade level guides here.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.