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Superintendent Update 4/4/20

Dear Snook ISD Parents,

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff. We will keep plugging along, not just trying to survive until it is over, but learning to thrive in any circumstance we may face in life.

I want to take this opportunity to provide an update on Instructional Continuity while our students are at home. Snook ISD will be transitioning from a short-term instruction model to an extended instruction model starting April 13. During these first few weeks of remote learning, students have received review materials that could easily be completed at home. Beginning April 13, students will be receiving assignments that contain new material in order for them to acquire the essential knowledge for each of their core subjects so they can be successful in the next grade level. If you or your child have any questions about any assignments, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher. They can be reached by email or by calling the main school number 979-272-8307. Our staff has been truly amazing during this unprecedented time and are available to assist you to help this situation be as stress free as possible.

I would like to take this time to answer some questions:

What about grades? Snook ISD is currently working on grading procedures and will get them to you as soon as possible. The most important considerations at this time are students continuing progress on their assignments and communication with teachers.

When will the grading plan be available? Snook ISD plans to release the grading plan by April 9, 2020. At that time, information on how to submit assignments will be provided. Please make sure you are keeping records of all work your child has completed so that it can be shared with their teacher.

Why will we be taking grades? We have worked hard to comply with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Texas Education Code (TEC) rules and guidelines to provide the best quality education that we can under the circumstances. The best way to measure the quality is through grades. Not attempting to learn the content, or not completing the materials assigned, and not responding to your teachers will impact your child’s grades. Stopping instruction now will have a long-lasting impact on how prepared your child is for the next grade level. Grades earned can also impact promotion for the 2020-21 school year.

I know there are many more questions than these. Feel free to send them my way or to your campus principal. We are here to support your students and your families during this time. WE are all in this together!

Brenda Krchnak, Snook ISD Superintendent – krchnakb@snookisd.org

Christi Everett, Snook Elementary Principal – everettc@snookisd.org

Rick Frauenberger, Snook Secondary Principal – frauenbergerr@snookisd.org

Brenda W. Krchnak

Superintendent


Superintendent Update 3/27/20

Dear Snook ISD Parents,

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, I’ve made the decision to keep Snook ISD closed through Friday, April 10, 2020. The current plan is for all staff to return on Monday, April 13, 2020 for a workday and have the students return on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. This decision was made with guidance from the Burleson County Health Administrator and other county leaders as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Here is how this will impact you and your children:

  • Instruction-It is more important than ever that children continue learning during this closure. The best way for this to happen is to use the Snook ISD Online and Offline Learning Activities. Click HERE to access these enrichment and review activities that are grade-appropriate and include options with and without technology.
  • Nutrition–Families can stop by Snook ISD Monday through Friday, 8a.m.-1p.m. to pick up a“grab and go” lunch and breakfast. You must have your child with you. Meals will continue to be available at Cotton Village Apartments, Deer Forest entrance, Centerline Community Center, Old Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church-Tunis, and Clay Community. Please click HERE to access the SnookISD Food Services meal distribution information.
  • Communication-Please click HERE to login to your Parent Portal account and make sure all of your information including your phone number and email are correct. This is very important so you don’t miss an important message. Please also look at your settings indicating whether you want to receive emails or text messages. Make sure those boxes are checked. Please also regularly check www.Snookisd.org/covid19 for updated information.

Our main goal remains the health safety of our students, staff, and community, along with ensuring our students do not fall behind on learning. As we have new information, I will continue to share it with you. Please continue to take care of yourself and your children.

Brenda W. Krchnak

Superintendent


Superintendent Update 3/21/20

Parents & Students,

Snook ISD will have a digital learning platform available on the afternoon of Monday, March 23, 2020. There will be learning activities for each day in each core subject. All of which will be created by their classroom teachers. Each learning activity should be something that all students can pick up and do with the skills already learned this year. Each learning activity should also be an opportunity to engage with family. As an alternative to digital, Snook ISD will have print versions available. Beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Snook ISD will distribute print versions at the school, post office, and designated meal sites.

Snook ISD teachers and staff will be calling weekly to check on (1) the well-being of students, (2) student progress on the learning activities, and (3) any additional support students (or families) may need. This being the case, families are not expected to return assignments at this time. We also know, circumstances being what they are, that our families may be putting other things first. Like you, Snook ISD believes in providing a safe and supportive environment for all students and teachers. Rolling out this digital learning platform allows us to ensure the safety of Snook ISD families while encouraging learning.

The digital learning platform can be found on the school website at https://www.snookisd.org/

If you have any questions, please contact the school at 979.272.8307.

Brenda W. Krchnak
Superintendent



Superintendent Update 3/18/20

Dear Snook ISD Parents/Guardians,

With the best interest of our students, staff, and community in mind, Snook ISD will remain closed until April 3, 2020.

This decision comes after consultation with Burleson County officials, Caldwell ISD and Somerville ISD, following the first identified case of COVID-19 in Brazos County. We know this decision will greatly impact our families, but please know we are taking action based on guidance from our local and state health leaders with the shared goal of community health safety.

  • While our buildings are closed, this does not mean education is coming to a halt. Within the next few days, Snook ISD will share information on how we will continue to educate our students at home. There are a lot of moving pieces to make this happen, but we are already working on the best strategy so all of our students continue to receive instruction.
  • Also, our free “grab and go lunch” will continue Monday - Friday while Snook ISD is closed. You may continue to pick up lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snook ISD main entrance. We are working on expanding locations beginning next week.
  • Please continue to refer to our Snook ISD website, www.snookisd.org, for updated information.

One of our greatest strengths is our community. Together, we will get through this new and ever-changing challenge. While much remains in motion right now, we will continue working diligently to make decisions in the best interest of our students, staff, and community, and we will keep you updated every step of the way.

Thank you for your support during this time.

Brenda W. Krchnak

Superintendent