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CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)

DISTRICT ALERT (UPDATED 04/01/2020)

A Message from the Superintendent ( As of 04/01/2020):

Dear Spring Creek Family,


Let me start by saying that we have THE BEST students, parents, faculty, and staff at Spring Creek ISD! It appears that all have adjusted to remote instruction with fantastic, flying colors. Although big changes as this are not always easy, I am so impressed and appreciative of everyone's patience and flexibility.


As you know, Governor Abbott issued an executive order yesterday that extends the suspension of on-campus education through May 4, 2020.


We will continue our remote, off-campus instruction in the eSC Virtual School. In addition, our weekly curbside meal distributions will continue each Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you would like more information about our meal distribution service, feel free to contact Heather Hickman at heather.hickman@region16.net.


We will, of course, continue to provide technology support. If your child experiences device issues, simply send an email with a brief description of the issue(s) to SCTech@region16.net. We will work hard to correct any issue and have the device back up and working as it should as fast as we can.


Our focus continues to be ensuring that our students and staff have ongoing support, that learning continues, and that we stay connected with each other throughout this time.


Stay well, Spring Creek Family. We sure do miss you all!


Mandy Poer, Superintendent

 

A Message from the Superintendent ( As of 03/31/2020):

Dear Spring Creek Parents/Guardians,

Governer Greg Abbot expanded his executive order today that extends all on-campus based education until May 4, 2020.  Our hope is to begin regular on-campus instruction on or soon after May 4, 2020.  He further stated that his executive order means that Texas residents are to stay home unless they are considered essential.  A list of essential services is attached below.  He added that should anyone need to leave their home, they must follow the social distancing practices as described by President Trump.  Governor Abbot reminded all in today's press conference this executive order is not a "stay at home" order.  He still believes that people should leave their homes to do necessary things such as grocery shopping.

Executive Order 03/31/2020

Essential Services Information

 

A Message from the Superintendent ( As of 03/25/2020):

Dear Spring Creek Parents/Guardians,

 

Welcome to our newest instructional dimension of Spring Creek ISD:  eSC Virtual School!  Even though COVID-19 has required our school to close temporarily, we remain committed to serving our students with high-quality instruction, whether it be face-to-face or remote instruction, during this unprecedented time.  Spring Creek’s administration, faculty, and staff remain committed to serving your family even though our district is closed. 

 

We are not only planning to provide instructional continuity through remote instruction, but we are also implementing reasonable plans to provide services to our students who participate in special programs.  We want to ensure that we continue to accommodate all learners.  We will also provide meals to students during our closing.

 

eSC Virtual School information can be accessed from our district website homepage, www.springcreekisd.net.  Remote instruction information, lessons, and various resources will be posted and updated frequently. Parents/Guardians and students will also receive this information by email from our teachers.  We understand that some families may have little or no internet access; therefore, if you need alternate learning materials at any time, please contact your child’s teacher.  Paper packets can easily be made for your child and provided in a way that accommodates you and with minimal physical interaction.    

 

We will launch eSC Virtual School for our students on Monday, March 30, 2020.  For this first week of remote instruction, our teachers fully understand that this transition will require a period of adjustment for both their students and themselves.  Taking the time for all to acclimate and feel comfortable learning online will be important.  There will be flexibility within the week for assignment completions.  In addition, teachers will make themselves available by holding “office and/or tutorial hours” where they will be available online to answer any student’s questions in real time. 

  

The following is our plan with regard to the distribution of electronic devices:

  • Students’ electronic devices will be distributed on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
  • There will be two opportunities for parents to pick up their child’s electronic device in “grab and go” style: 

​​        1.  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Wildcatter’s parking lot – Look for Mrs. Cross in the Spring Creek Suburban (gray vehicle).

                        2.  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Spring Creek ISD front parking lot

 

  The following is our meal distribution schedule:

  • Our meal distribution day will be on Monday, March 30, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
  • We will be serving meals out of the cafeteria on the north (rear) side of our building.  Parents will simply need to drive around to the north side of the building and our friendly food service personnel will bring breakfast and lunch meals right to your car.  You will receive all meals for the week.  
  • If you would like to pick up meals for your child or would like more information, feel free to contact Heather Hickman via email at heather.hickman@region16.net. 

 

We understand that as families, you are balancing this new situation, family obligations, work, and other commitments during this extremely challenging time.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  We thank you for your continued support, grace, and patience as we navigate this new, uncharted territory.  Rest assured that we will work to support you and our students in any way possible.

 

We will continue to hope for the best and also plan for the worst.  The Spring Creek family is rather special to me, and, without a doubt, strong. 

 

Lastly, please be safe and take care of one another. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mandy Poer, Superintendent

 

A Message from the Superintendent ( As of 03/19/2020):

Spring Creek ISD Family,

The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has issued an executive order relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation today, Thursday, March 19, 2020, stating that schools shall temporarily close.  This executive order shall be effective at 11:59 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020, and continue until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, and is subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.

Our faculty and staff will report to campus on Monday, March 23, 2020, to begin the preparations for our virtual instruction and any other alternative learning options.  Our virtual instruction platform and other learning options will be available to students soon.  Many of our teachers have already started making preparations to effectively continue your child's instruction.  Details will be sent to you via email next week by your child's teacher(s).  

Again, please stay healthy and enjoy this extended family time.  

Mandy Poer, Superintendent

Executive Order by Governor Greg Abbott

 

A Message from the Superintendent (As of 03/18/2020):

Spring Creek ISD Parents/Guardians,

As of today, March 18, 2020, Spring Creek ISD has decided to suspend instructional services on campus starting Monday, March 23, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020, to support the communities in our county and health care professionals in the ongoing goal of containing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will determine next week whether to extend this closure.

This decision was not an easy one; however, it is my priority to maintain the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff here at Spring Creek ISD.

Next week, our outstanding faculty will be making preparations to provide the students with virtual instruction and other alternative learning options in the event that our school closure is extended beyond March 27, 2020. Our commitment to providing our students with an academically excellent education remains the same. We will provide to our parents/guardians those details of our virtual instruction and any other alternative learning options early next week. It is our hope that we will all be back together and in classrooms by Monday, March 30, 2020; however, the uncertainty of this virus forces us to prepare for the worst in the event that we must extend our closure.

All district information and details regarding COVID-19 and our subsequent closure will be communicated via our website, social media, and our Crawdad News alert system.

District Website: www.springcreekisd.net
Facebook Page: Spring Creek ISD

If you haven't already subscribed to our Crawdad News Alert system, please do so by accessing our district website. From our homepage, you will find the Crawdad News Alerts link under the Parents & Students tab. Follow the instructions for the subscription. Should you need assistance, you may call our office at (806) 273-6791. We will be glad to help you.

As you know, this is a rapidly progressing situation, and we will continue to monitor and make the necessary adjustments. As superintendent, I offer a heartfelt "Thank you" to our families for your patience and partnership as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Hug your family and enjoy the hours, minutes, and seconds with them. Time with your loved ones matters. As the old adage says, "This too, shall pass," and, together, we will make it to the other side stronger than ever.

Sincerely,

Mandy Poer, Superintendent

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