2020-2021 News Articles

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TEA Experiences Issues with Online STAAR Testing
Earlier today, Castleberry ISD, along with numerous districts across the state, experienced issues with the STAAR Online Testing Platform which is managed by the Texas Education Agency and their testing vendor.  
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PACE Summer Learning Program
Castleberry ISD is holding our PACE for Learning Summer Program this year for students in grades PK-12th grade.  
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Pre-K & Kinder Pre-Registration
Beginning April 1, 2021, parents may pre-register both Pre-K and Kindergarten students who are new to CISD for the 2021-2022 school year.  
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Castleberry Community Weathers the Storm
In the wake of the fierce winter storm the Castleberry community banded together and showed everyone that kindness and humanity are still very much alive and in practice here in Texas. 
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New Remote Learning Days for CISD Students
The 2020-2021 school year has brought many challenges, including teachers having to teach both in-person and online simultaneously. Considering these challenges, it is essential for teachers to have time to collaboratively plan for the best educational opportunities for their students. 
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CISD STEM Academy @ River District
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce the creation of the Castleberry STEM Academy @ River District. Next year (2021-2022), a select group of 6th grade students at Irma Marsh Middle School will have the opportunity to participate in the very first year of this new and exciting program. 
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20-21 Calendar Updated Following Winter Storm
Due to the recent winter storm that has severely impacted the state of Texas and our local community, we have had to make some adjustments to this year’s school calendar. 
In-Person Enrollment Increases at Castleberry ISD
Castleberry ISD Continues to See In-Person Enrollments Increase
Although Coronavirus cases in Tarrant County continue to rise, the number of CISD students attending in-person has increased each six-weeks.  
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January WiFi Tower Upgrades
Beginning Monday, January 25th, Castleberry ISD will be performing upgrades to our WiFi towers to enhance the speed and coverage provided to our... 
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Celebrating School Board Recognition Month
The Castleberry Independent School District will join 1,024 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. John Ramos announced Monday, January 4th. 
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PACE Support Program Begins 1/23
As part of CISD's Additional Days School Year support program, or PACE, our dedicated team of educators and administrators at each campus are stepping up and opening schools for in-person instruction from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays for students who may need just a little extra help. 
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Method of Instruction Changes for the 4th Six Weeks
Your child’s method of instruction for the 4th six weeks will remain the same unless you contact your child’s campus by Thursday January 7th, or campus administration has revoked remote learning for your child due to failing grades, unexcused absences, or non-participation in remote learning. 
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Cook Children's CCHAP Survey
Use your voice to help the children in our community. Every three years, Cook Children’s conducts a Community-wide Children’s Health Assessment & Planning Survey to identify the health needs of children in our community. 
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First CTE Advisory Board Meeting
The Castleberry ISD Career and Technology Advisory Board had its first of two yearly meetings virtually on December 1, 2020 with 21 members in attendance. This was the largest CTE advisory board meeting in Castleberry history.  
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Cancellation of Remote Learning for Individual Students
According to the TEA, when students are struggling in the remote learning environment the district can cancel remote learning for that student. 
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All In-Person Students Learn Remotely Leading up to Thanksgiving Break
Due to the increased cases of COVID-19 within our district and community, the number of students and staff currently quarantined, and the shortage of substitutes, CISD has decided out of an abundance of caution that all in-person students be required to switch to remote learning for the remainder of this week starting on Thursday, November 19, 2020. 
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Wi-Fi Tower Upgrades
During the week of December 7th through the 11th, Castleberry ISD will be upgrading the equipment on our Wi-Fi towers to provide increased coverage and faster connectivity of the district's at-home wireless Internet service. 
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2020-2021 Calendar Update
In accordance with the latest TEA guidelines Castleberry ISD will be offering both in-person and remote instruction for the Intercessional Learning weeks of November 16 through November 20, January 4 through January 14, and March 8 through March 12. As such, the calendar has been updated to reflect those dates as regular instruction days. 
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Castleberry Football Makes the Playoffs
On Saturday, October 24 our Castleberry Lion Varsity Football team secured a playoff spot in the 2020 Texas High School State Playoffs. 
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CHS Cross Country Headed to Regional Meet
Following some amazing performances at the District 7-4A meet, CHS Cross Country will be represented at the Region 1-4A meet for the 15th consecutive year! 
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CHS Homecoming- Updates
An important message from Superintendent Dr. John Ramos regarding the postponing of the 20-21 CHS Homecoming activities. 
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Introducing the New Irma Marsh Middle School!
The renovation of Irma Marsh Middle School is near completion! WRA Architects has produced a walkthrough video to showcase this amazing new facility. Check it out, along with a message from CISD Superintendent Dr. John Ramos. 
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Gifted and Talented Nominations
Nominations for the Castleberry ISD Gifted and Talented (GT) Program will be accepted beginning September 21 through October 2. 
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Student Transportation 2020-2021
As schools reopen, students using school bus transportation services will follow revised protocols. Starting at the time when students arrive at their designated bus stop and board the school bus, the new safety and sanitizing protocols will need to be followed. 
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Castleberry Curbside Libraries: Read, Return, Repeat
Beginning September 1, all Castleberry ISD libraries will be offering “Castleberry Curbside: Read, Return, Repeat.” Providing library services and getting books into the hands of students and staff in the safest manner possible as campuses reopen is the top priority of Castleberry ISD Library Services. 
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our parents have many questions concerning the 2020-2021 school year. Allow us to help with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. 
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Online or In-Person Learning Commitment Survey
Castleberry ISD will open with remote learning for all students beginning Wednesday, August 12th, 2020. The Castleberry ISD Board of Education will meet Monday, August 3rd to establish a new date in September in which in-person learning will begin and to ensure compliance with the new TEA guidelines released earlier this week.  
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2020-2021 Update- Remote Instruction
For many weeks now, CISD has strategically considered various options on how we would begin the school year in an everchanging environment of our county, state, and nation as it relates to the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with Judge Whitley’s order which was issued today, CISD will adhere to such order, which means our district will begin the school year delivering instruction remotely beginning on August 12, 2020, through September 27, 2020.  
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2020-2021 School Year Announcement
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.  
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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.