Teachers and staff have been busy at most schools this week, attending in-service training and getting things set up for the new school year. Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26, at all Hopkins County schools except Sulphur Springs, which will welcome students to class Tuesday morning, Aug. 27.
New students to any district should bring the child’s birth certificate, a utility bill or other document proving proof of residency, Social Security card, immunization records, copy of the guardian/parent’s photo identification card, and any legal documents related to the child (including custody papers).
Students and parents in Como-Pickton CISD can keep up with school news and information by downloading the school app to their smart device or on the school’s web page, http://como.tx.schoolwebpages.com, the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Any bus or transportation related questions should be directed to Ken Miller at 903-488-3525.
Any new students to CPCISD are encouraged to register for classes as soon as possible. New students can register from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this week.
School supply lists for all grade levels can be obtained at Walmart.
For more information, contact each student’s teacher or campus, call 903-488-3671, check out their web page or utilize the free app.
Cumby Elementary students will enjoy the newly renovated building as major repairs and upgrades were made over the summer. School supply lists for all grade levels, school calendars, contact information and other campus and district information are available on the school website: http://www.cumbyisd.net/
When school starts Monday, cafeteria meal prices will be as follows: breakfast $1.25, elementary lunch $1.75, junior and senior high lunch $2, and adult lunch $3. Of course, that does not apply to students who are approved for free or reduced price lunches. School hours are 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. High school begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 3:23 p.m. Morning tutorials will be from 7:20 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and afternoon tutorials from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The community is also invited Aug. 26, to Meet the Trojans Night, which begins at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a junior high athletes parent meeting for both boys and girls at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug 26, after Meet the Trojan Night.
For more information about Cumby ISD, contact the students’ teacher or campus, call 903-995-2260, or go online to http://www.cumbyisd.net. The CISD Twitter account is @cumby_isd and Facebook is Cumby Schools.
MILLER GROVE ISD
New students at Miller Grove ISD can register for classes during regular office hours, in the main office located in the high school.
School supply lists are available at Walmart or in the school office.
Breakfast and lunch prices have changed. Elementary students will pay $1.25 for breakfast and $2.35 for lunch. Junior high and high school students pay $1.50 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch. Adult lunch is $3.25.
The bus schedule is the same as last year. For new to the district students who will be riding buses, call the high school office for approximate pick up and drop off times.
School will begin Aug. 26 at 8:10 a.m. Classes will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m.
For more information, contact the child’s teacher, campus, call 903-459-3288 or go online to http://mgisd.net.
NORTH HOPKINS ISD
Open enrollment for any pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students new to North Hopkins ISD is ongoing in the school office. Registration papers for pre-k and kindergarten classes can be picked up in the main office.
School supply lists are available on the school website, http://www.northhopkins.net, and at Walmart.
While the dress code hasn’t changed, students are reminded to keep in mind one item that will be stressed — no holey jeans.
School will start at 7:55 a.m. Monday and is over at 2:30 p.m. for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, and at 3:25 p.m. for first through 12th graders.
Students should be dropped off on the east side of the building. They are to be picked up after school on the west side of the building.
Lunch prices are going up by five cents this year. The cost for students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade is $1.90; seventh through 12th graders will pay $2.15. Students who are eligible for the reduced price lunches will pay 40 cents. All students who arrive early enough and choose to will again enjoy a breakfast for free.
For more information, contact the student’s teacher, campus, call 903-945-2191 or go online to http://www.northhopkins.net.
School supply lists for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are located at Walmart in Sulphur Springs, Alco in Mount Vernon, the Saltillo Elementary office or on the school website. http://saltilloisd.net.
Any new student who has yet to register for classes is urged to do so as soon as possible, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the high school office.
Students who purchase a meal at school will pay $1 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch daily. The exception would be students who qualify for free or reduced meals, and they will be notified after filling out the application at the start of school. Adults can purchase breakfast for $1.25 and lunch for $3.
For more information, contact the student’s teacher, campus, call 903-537-2386 or go online to http://saltilloisd.net.
SULPHUR BLUFF ISD
Anyone visiting the Sulphur Bluff ISD should take note: they will have to be buzzed in to enter the building.
“SBISD has installed a new security system. Visitors will need to ring the office in order to be allowed in the building,” said Principal Amy Northcutt.
Meal prices will remain the same as last year. Breakfast is $1 for students and $1.50 for adults. Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students pay $2 for lunch, seventh-12th graders pay $2.25 for lunch, and adult lunches are $2.75.
Students will need to note one part of the student dress code that will be enforced this year.
There will be “no piercings except for ears for the females. Plastic or clear spacers for facial piercings are not appropriate,” Northcutt noted.
She also reminds students any type of clothing that shows the skin through holes, snags or fraying are not appropriate.
Parents may direct any further questions to the school at 903-945-2460 or talk to their child’s teacher or campus staff. Information, including calendars, are available online at http://www.sulphurbluffisd.net.
SULPHUR SPRINGS ISD
Student registration is scheduled at various times and locations throughout Sulphur Springs Independent School District between now and the Aug. 27 start of classes.
Student registration forms are available for download on the school website (www.ssisd.net) and Facebook page (Sulphur Springs ISD) so parents can fill them out before they get to their child’s campus for schedule pick up or meet the teacher.
New student registration at Early Childhood Learning Center is ongoing. Parents may register new Head Start, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at ECLC, 390 North Hillcrest Drive, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 903-6170.
Registration for sixth, seventh and eighth graders who are new to the district will continue daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Middle School, 835 Wildcat Way. For more information, call 903-885-7741.
New to the district ninth-12th graders can register at Sulphur Springs High School, 1200 Connally St., between the hours of 9 a.m.and 4 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 903-885-2158.
Parents of new SSISD first and second graders will first need to pre-register in the Elementary Education Department at SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St. After pre-registering, the student can register at their assigned campus — Bowie, Lamar or Travis Primary — Monday, Aug. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. for Meet the Teacher. For more information, call 903-885-2153, ext. 1107.
New third and fourth graders who are unable to register at Thursday’s Meet the Teacher activities or before should contact Sulphur Springs Elementary, located at 829 Bell St. Call 903-885-8566 for more information.
Fifth graders who are unable to attend new student registration during the designated Meet the Teacher at Douglas Intermediate School, 600 Calvert St., Thursday, Aug. 22, should call 903-885-4516, or stop by the campus for more information.
SSISD Director of Human Resources and Communications Rusty Harden said to keep in mind three things when dressing for school. Do not wear the following: clothing that has holes, tears or is ragged; and no tanks, spaghetti straps, strapless or see through tops. Also, remember that shorts need to be no shorter than 4 inches from the top of the knees.
School lunch prices are the same, but parents will soon be able to check and pay lunch balances online.
For more information about SSISD activities, schedules, calendars, contacts and other information, contact the student’s campus, go online to the school website: www.ssisd.net. Often news releases and information are posted on the district Facebook page, too.
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