Summer 2020

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2020-2021 School Year Announcement

Castleberry ISD Parents and Staff,

On July 7th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) published new public health guidelines for officials to consider when planning the reopening of their schools. While districts must offer daily on-campus instruction for all students who want it, any parent may request that their child be offered remote instruction. Masks for students and teachers will be mandatory in counties with more than 20 reported COVID-19 cases when public schools resume in-person classes, though this requirement does not apply to students aged under ten years old. 

Based on survey results from both parents and staff members, Castleberry ISD had every intention of offering blended learning, a hybrid learning model, to families wanting in-person instruction, with students receiving instruction 2 to 3 days in-person a week and learning from home on the other days. This method would help limit the number of people in school at one time and help the district provide a safe environment where social distancing and other CDC guidelines could be implemented more effectively. However, CISD will not be able to offer blended learning due to the recent guidelines/mandates placed on school districts by TEA as mentioned above. 

Castleberry ISD is committed to following all guidelines set forth by TEA; therefore, CISD will be offering both in-person and remote learning opportunities for students in the fall. TEA guidelines outline that parents make a commitment to either in-person or remote learning beginning 10 days prior to the first day of school (July 29th). However, for planning purposes, we ask your input one more time prior to making your final commitment. Please complete this 3 question survey by Wednesday, July 15th to help CISD plan for the allocation of teachers and resources for the new year based on the latest release from TEA.

This year, Castleberry ISD has revised the school calendar, based on guidance from the TEA, to begin school on Wednesday, August 12th. You will receive an in-person or remote instruction commitment form on Wednesday, July 29th, which marks the 10 days prior to the first day of school.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to work with our district task force in developing a safe reentry plan that meets all guidelines as outlined by the latest release from the Texas Education Agency and the needs of our students, staff, and community.

Sincerely,
Dr. John Ramos
Superintendent of Schools

 
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CHS Graduation Expectations
Commencement for Castleberry High School and Reach High School will be held at W.O. Barnes Stadium on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. This is a momentous occasion for your son or daughter and we would like to congratulate you on this important accomplishment. 
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2020-21 School Calendar - Revised
The Texas Education Agency has shared that the 2021 School Year is likely to include short-term disruptions to instruction due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Therefore, TEA has challenged school districts to create a school calendar with intersessional breaks in case there is a need to stop the spread of the virus. 
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Castleberry Graduation
Message from Superintendent of Schools, As many of you know, due to inclement weather experienced on June 19, 2020, CISD was forced to cancel the graduation at Texas Motor Speedway. In order to give the Class of 2020 another opportunity to experience a graduation ceremony, CISD has determined that rescheduling this event would be better suited to take place on July 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. at W.O. Barnes Stadium.  
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2020-2021 School Year Survey
Castleberry ISD is seeking your input as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete the survey to share your valuable feedback. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, July 6, 2020. 
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Catherine Williams-Ridley Named CHS Principal
We are excited to announce that Castleberry High School has found its new principal! Catherine Williams-Ridley has been named CHS Principal. Ms. Williams began her educational career in Fort Worth ISD in 1998 as a Special Education Teacher and Coach. 
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CHS Prom Cancellation
With the ongoing COVID-19 health risks and continued restrictions set forth by Governor Abbott which requires 6 feet of ongoing social distancing in groups of 10 or more, we have elected to cancel prom. This is not how any of us planned your senior year would go. 
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Castleberry ISD Graduation 2020
Commencement for Castleberry High School and REACH High School will be held at the Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. 
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Summer School Kick Off
Summer School is starting June 1st at Castleberry ISD with device pickup. Students can pick up their devices for remote summer school between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. 
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