P-EBT for the 2020–2021 school year (August 2020 to June 2021) is for families with children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and families with children born after Aug. 1, 2014 who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits. Please visit the link for more information https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-texans/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt-due-covid-19
CISD Summer School is being cancelled today (June 3rd) due to stormy weather.
Cherokee ISD Senior Class of 2021 Graduation Tonight at 8:00 pm in the new gymnasium
Last Week of school Info: Mon 5/24 - Elem Fun Day; last 6 on 6 in Cherokee at 6pm; Tues 5/25 - JrH and HS Finals for 5th-8th periods; State UIL Speech; Elem Fun Day; 9:05-9:30 10th grade snack/drink fundraiser for Prom 2022 (students bring spending money); DISMISSAL at 3:40pm; Wed 5/26 - JrH and HS Finals for 1st-4th periods; State UIL Speech; Elem Fun Day; 9:55-10:15 10th grade snack/drink fundraiser for Prom 2022 (students bring spending money)DISMISSAL at 3:40pm; Thurs 5/27 - LAST Day of School: 9am Elem Awards, 10am Jr H Awards, 11am HS Awards in the new gym. Students may be signed out after awards ceremony; DISMISSAL at 3:40pm; Jr/Sr Prom; Fri 5/28 Senior grad practice at 9am & return to school at 7pm; SENIOR 2021 GRADUATION at 8:00 pm, Indian Stadium
Cherokee School requests that all current 8th grade Students & Parents/Guardians attend the 8th Grade Graduation Plan & Parent Meeting tonight (5/18/2021) at 6pm in the school cafeteria.
Everyone is invited to attend our final PTC meeting of this school year on May 18th at 4:45pm on the blacktop picnic tables.
Parents/Guardians and Community Survey: Cherokee ISD would like your input in regards to using the ESSER III Federal Grant. Please complete the survey below by Monday 5/17/21. Thank you!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KKZJNR
Everyone is invited to join the fun at our High School Athletic Banquet Picnic! Friday, May 21st at 6pm at the Indian Stadium. Food & Fun for the whole family. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, desserts & drinks provided by the Cherokee Athletic Booster Club. Bring your chairs & picnic blankets or sit in the bleachers. Games for the whole family to play-corn hole, GIANT Jenga, horseshoes, ladder ball, kick ball. Certificates of Achievements will be presented to our awesome High School Athletes!
Just a reminder we have STAAR testing this week: Tues. 5/11 3rd-8th Math, Wed. 5/12 3rd-8th Rdg, Thurs. 5/13 5th Sci and 8th Soc.Studies K-2 and 9th-12th grades will be remote learning Tuesday and Wednesday. All students back on campus Thursday.
Balfour will be on campus this Thursday, May 13th at 1:30 pm to allow students who lettered in a UIL Sports or Academics an opportunity to purchase patches and/or letterman jackets. If you already own your jacket you MUST BRING YOUR JACKET so they can be sent off to have patches attached.
Join us for a Send Off!!! Our Track State Qualifiers are headed to Austin on Friday, 5/7 at 1:15 pm; Line up on HWY 16 from the school south towards the old feedstore.
8th Graders and Parents/Guardians Please attend the High School Graduation Plan Meeting Tuesday, May 18th at 6pm in the cafeteria
2021 YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!!! If you would like to purchase one please contact the office at (325) 622-4298. The cost is $40.00.
Just a friendly reminder that Transfer Student Forms have been handed out to current students and need to be completed and returned to the office by May 6, 2021. If you know of anyone out of the district who may be interested or have questions they can call the office at (325) 622-4298 or stop by the school and pick up a packet.
STAAR Testing this week: Tuesday, 5/4 Algebra I EOC; Wednesday, 5/5 Biology; Thursday, 5/6 US History EOC and 8th Grade Science; Also, just a reminder that on Tues. 5/11 & Wed. 5/12 Kindergarten-2nd grade and 9th-12th will be remote learning while other students are testing on campus.
The next round of STAAR testing will be the following days: Tuesday, 5/4 Alg 1 EOC, Wednesday, 5/5 Biology EOC, Thursday, 5/6 8th Sci and US Hist EOC, Tuesday, 5/11 3rd-8th Math, Wednesday, 5/12 3rd-8th Rdg, Thursday, 5/13 5th Sci and 8th Soc.Studies Due to the number of students testing and the number of various testing arrangements needed, Kindergarten-2nd grade and 9th-12th grades will remote learn on Tuesday, 5/11 and Wednesday, 5/12. This will allow for us to meet the testing needs of all our students. We do apologize for the inconvenience but want to give plenty of notice for parents to plan for these two days. Teachers will send assignments before Tuesday 5/11. Students will work asynchronously and will not be required to connect or zoom with their teachers on these days.
At the April 12th school board meeting, the Cherokee ISD School Board voted in favor of changing the current COVID-19 protocol, guidance and mask mandate. Beginning April 19, 2021, Cherokee ISD will enact the following changes to our COVID-19 Protocol and Guidance. • Masks are no longer required for students or staff but encouraged; however, teachers may require students to wear masks in their own classrooms if they choose. If a teacher chooses to require masks to be worn in the classroom, administration will support this decision. • Current sanitation protocol will remain in place for the remainder of the school year. • Students and staff will need to self-screen before coming to school. If symptomatic, stay home. • Any student or staff member who has close contact with an individual in the same household that tests positive will be required to quarantine. See stay at home guidelines below. • The school will still notify parents regarding positive cases on campus. • If a student or staff member is exposed outside household, then the student or staff member would be asked to wear masks and monitor symptoms as a precaution while at school. If symptoms develop then the student or staff member would go home to quarantine until obtaining a doctor’s note or a negative COVID-19 test. • If your child is sick and the symptoms are out of the ordinary for your child please keep your child home, notify the school and contact your physician. • As always if your child is ill and running fever, your child cannot return to school until he/she is fever free for 24 hours. • Visitors will be allowed to have lunch with their student preferably on the blacktop if weather is permitting. Visitors will be screened when checking into the office. The stay at-home period can be: - 10 days after the last close contact and continue to monitor themselves daily for symptoms - 7 days after the last close contact, after receiving a negative test result (administered at least 5 days after the last close contact), so long as they continue to monitor themselves daily for symptoms These guidelines are subject to change depending on the rise of cases. The school board will revisit this plan at the May 3, 2021, school board meeting. If you have any questions please contact the office. Sincerely, Jennifer Bordner
Just a reminder: Please do not drop off students before 7:25 am. Staff is not on duty until that time. We have students wondering around on campus unsupervised.
Due to issues with the online STAAR testing platform, students were not able to complete testing today. 7th grade and English 1 (9th graders) will test on Wednesday 4/7. 4th grade and English 2 (10th graders) will test on Thursday, 4/8.