Family Connections: Live, Virtual Q&A Sessions

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Summer Programs Q&A

Summer Programs begin June 14th! Please join us for a webinar where we will answer all of your questions about Summer Programs offered at Snyder ISD.

From elementary to high school and academics to athletics, there is something for everyone at Snyder ISD this summer.

If you have specific questions, please let us know!

  • Email questions@snyderisd.net

  • Submit your questions during the session using the "chat" or "Q&A" feature.

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"Mesa Redonda" Virtual en Español | Roundtable Discussion for Spanish Speaking Families

Options Abound! Learn What Opportunities Await Your Children in High School

Recorded on 5/4/2021

From career-oriented classes to enriching electives and dual-credit to industry certifications, there is something for everyone at Snyder High School. Parents and guardians of students of ALL ages are invited to learn more - community members are welcome to attend too!

Athletic Programs Update

Recorded on 5/11/2021

If you have a high school or junior high student in athletics or who is considering athletics, please watch the replay of the live meeting held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Coach Wes Wood, Athletic Director for SISD, will discuss the benefits of athletics and available programs as well as summer workout programs and sports physical requirements.

ESSER Funding | Call for Community Input and Ideas

Recorded on 5/18/2021

Congress has set aside approximately $11.2 Billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). These grants will be awarded to provide schools with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation. Watch the replay of the call with Dr. Eddie Bland, Superintendent of Schools for Snyder ISD to learn more about ESSER funds and how they can impact our students.

Jump Start Summer Program Q&A

Recorded on 3/30/2021

Is the Jump Start Summer Program right for your PreK-5th grade child? Watch a recording of our Q&A session where we will explain the program, show you how to register, and answer your questions.

What's Next for My Senior?

Recorded on 4/6/2021

Graduation is set for June 11, but there are many events and tasks between now and then. Join us at 12 pm or 5 pm on Tuesday, April 6th for an online Q&A especially for parents and guardians of SHS senior students. In this video we provide answers to your questions regarding prom, graduation, college applications, financial aid, and more! We want to make the most of these last few months of high school while preparing your child for what's next!

STAAR Test Q&A

Recorded on 4/13/2021

What are the ins and outs of STAAR testing? How can the STAAR test results and other testing results help students, teachers, and the school district? What can parents/guardians do to help their child be set up for success? How are students being prepared for the change to online STAAR testing? If my child's teacher has indicated that my child is behind, what options are available to help? 

To view STAAR testing dates: https://www.snyderisd.net/events or click on the events tab within ParentSquare. 

Families of Freshman, Sophomores, & Juniors - How to prepare your child for life after high school

We will discuss what you can do to help whether your child plans to:

• attend a 2-year or 4-year college

• attend a technical or trade school

• enter directly into the workforce• enlist in the military

• or is still undecided on their plans after high school

Spring Semester Q&A with elementary principals and instructional leaders

What has been the impact of COVID on our elementary students this year?

Why is it critically important for students to learn as much grade level content as possible?

We hear a lot about the learning loss from COVID...can this really impact our kids for years to come and if so, why?

How can I tell as a parent how my child is doing on grade level materials?  Is looking a report cards enough?

What can I do as a parent to support my students’ learning in school?  At home?

We hear a lot about reading steps...what is that and why is it important?

What is the importance of reading to my student or having my student read to me?

Will there be a targeted summer school for the kids that might be ready to move on to the next grade, but are struggling in a particular subject?


Spring Semester Q&A with Junior High Deans

Recorded on 3/2/2021

 What changes (if any) are taking place on the JH campus during the spring semester?

Will my child pass if they miss too many days during the school year?

 If my student has missed too many days this year, what options do we have to still pass the classes?

What should my student be doing each day in class and at home? 

Where do I look to see the work my student needs to complete?

My student is struggling.  What resources are available to help face to face and virtual learners? 

How is the best way to support my student from home?

What programs can my child access at home for support and continued learning opportunities?

 Will we still have STAAR testing in the spring?  Why is it important to take the STAAR?  Should I make my child take these tests?

 What is MAP testing?  How is MAP scores being used on the campus?

How can I check my student’s grades?  And how do I know my student is being successful with his academic work?

What are the dates of summer school?

Who will have to attend summer school? 

What happens if my student does not attend summer school or complete their assigned work?


Spring Semester Q&A with High School principals & instructional leaders

Recorded on 3/9/2021

Read the Q&A Summary!

What changes (if any) are taking place on the HS campus during the spring semester?

Will my child pass if they miss too many days during the school year?  What options do we have to still pass the classes?

What should my student be doing each day in class and at home? 

Where do I look to see the work my student needs to complete?

My student is struggling.  What resources are available to help face to face and virtual learners? 

Will we still have STAAR testing in the spring?  Why is it important to take the STAAR?  Should I make my child take these tests? Will my student graduate if they do not take the EOC’s?

 What is an IGC?

What is MAP testing?  How are MAP scores being used on the campus?

How can I check my student’s grades?  And how do I know my student is being successful with his academic work?

What are the dates of summer school?

Who will have to attend summer school?  

What happens if my student does not attend summer school or complete their assigned work?

How will my student select classes for next year?  

They will meet with the counselors to sign up for classes.

What college classes are being offered during the summer?  Can my child take summer college classes for free?


Pre-K & Kindergarten Roundup & Dual-Language Program Q&A

Recorded on 3/23/2021

Will your child be enrolled in Pre-K or Kindergarten next year? We invite you to join us for an online meeting to discuss Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up plans and also learn about the Dual-Language Program opportunities that are available to Kindergarten students! You will also have an opportunity to meet our principals and learn more about Snyder Primary School.

You are encouraged to reach out to us with any questions by calling Snyder Primary School at 325-574-8600. We look forward to a fun and successful school year!

BrightThinker Q&A with SJH

What is BrightThinker?

My student is behind in Bright Thinker, how can they get caught up?

My student received a notice they have to attend summer school. Is this their only option? Is there anything my student can do to bring their grades up?

My student always says that grades haven't been put in. Why is that?

Why doesn’t BrightThinker show the child what they missed on quizzes or tests?

How can a parent/guardian tell how a student is doing in their coursework?

How do BrightThinker and Skyward sync? The grades are sometimes different.

Is BrightThinker above grade-level?

How can a student accelerate or get ahead in their coursework?

If a child gets ahead in class, but hits a wall and is unable to continue without teacher assistance, do they have to wait for their class to catch up to where they are?

Mental Health Q&A

Is your child dealing with grief, anxiety, loneliness, or perhaps they just lack motivation? During an ordinary school year, students and families experience stress while juggling schoolwork and extracurricular activities in addition to family and social issues. COVID-19 has, understandably, caused additional stress for us all. Join Amy Crist and Lacee Wall, counselors, at Snyder ISD's primary school campus, as they discuss ways to help your child through challenging times.

1. My child is a “worrier”....how much worrying is considered “normal” and when should I become concerned?

2. We recently lost a family member and this was my child’s first experience with the death of someone they knew...how do I know if they are handling it okay? Are there red flags I should look for?

3. What are some ways I can help my child develop some healthy coping skills in dealing with stress during this time and be resilient?

Equity, Diversity & Equality Q&A

An issue that is often misunderstood, Snyder ISD began a strategic initiative in 2019 to answer these questions and more.

How does SISD address equity among students?

What is the difference between equity and equality?

What issues with equity has SISD identified?

What is the school’s definition of equity and inclusion?

Is this topic part of a political agenda?


Special Education Services Q&A

What resources are available to help my child succeed in her classes?

I think my child is struggling with a learning disability.  What should I do?

My child is failing his classes.  What can I do to help?

What is a failure ARD and why is it important that I attend?

My teenager is not wanting to come to school.  I am having a hard time getting him to go because he wants to attend virtually, but then he is not working.  What should I do?

My student is at SJHS.  How can I see their grades in Bright Thinker?  What resources are available to help my student catch up on missing work?

I have heard about funding from TEA to help special education students and their families...what is that?

How safe is school if I send my special needs student to face to face classes?




Q&A High School P-Tech Program (Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

What does P-Tech stand for?

Is P-Tech only for at-risk students?

Can my child earn an Associate's Degree?

What industry certifications are available?

What if my child changes their mind?

How can my child enroll in the P-Tech Program?

How much does it cost?

Q&A with the High School Staff

How do you take attendance for virtual students?

How can students make up attendance to earn credit?

What resources are available to help students who are struggling?

What is MAP testing?

How are grades given at SHS?

Q&A with the Junior High Team of Deans

How do you take attendance for virtual students?

Why can't students see the results of their quizzes?

What grade do students have to get before moving on to the next lesson?

What is the best way to support my student from home?

Will there be STAAR testing in the spring?

How can I tell if my child is missing assignments?

Q&A with the Elementary School Principals

What percentage of students are currently absent with COVID?

Will my child pass if they miss too many days?

What resources are available to help face to face and virtual learners?

How much should my child read each day?

What programs can my child access at home for support and continued learning opportunities?

Where can I find my student's grades?

Is there a way to see the results of my child's student assessments?

Special Education & 504: How to make sure your child receives the support they need

How can I make sure my child is getting the attention and assistance they need to be successful?

What's the difference between 504 and Special Education?

Does Snyder ISD have a dyslexia specialist?

What is the difference between resource and inclusion services?

Who all can attend an ARD?

Keeping Students Safe Online

Does SISD have any guidelines for how students can use their school-issued devices?

Are there filters on the school-issued devices?

How does social media differ from ParentSquare?

Do you have any recommendations for social media use?

How can parents keep their child safe from cyber-bullying?

Grades & Attendance in Skyward

How can I see my student's grades?

What is the difference between Schoology and Skyward?

Where can I find the grading policies?

Can I tell what assignments are missing?

Can I set up email notifications for grade or progress report emails? How often can I set up these reports?

Understanding Schoology

How do I set up a Schoology account?

How can I access my child's class pages?

Is it possible to see if any assignments are missing?

Why don't all of the grades in Schoology show up in Skyward?

Can I view student work in Schoology?

ABOUT FAMILY CONNECTIONS SESSIONS

Family Connections

Family Connections is a weekly, virtual meet-up between you and Snyder ISD. Each Tuesday at 12 pm and 5 pm, we will hold a live online interactive session. Some sessions will cover specific topics, and others will be an open topic Q&A. If you miss a session, don’t worry, we will post a video from each week’s session on our website. You may also submit your questions in advance to questions@snyderisd.net.