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.
This week: Tues 4/6 - 4th & 7th Grade STAAR Writing test and English 1 EOC STAAR Exam; Thurs 4/8 - English II EOC STAAR Exam; Fri 4/9 - STAAR Make-up day
This week: Monday 3/29 NO SCHOOL for students, Jr H District Track Meet in San Saba (starts at 12:30), High School UIL Speaking in Lometa; Tuesday 3/30 High School District Track in San Saba (starts at 10:15); Wednesday 3/31 High School District Golf in San Saba (starts at 9 am); Thursday 4/1 Cheer Tryouts (2pm & 3pm) ; End of 5th six weeks; Friday 4/2 No School - HOLIDAY
Cherokee ISD Upcoming Events Thurs. 3/25 High School Track in San Saba; Fri. 3/26 No School, High School UIL in Richland Springs, JrH Track in San Saba Monday 3/29 NO SCHOOL, Jr H District Track Meet in San Saba (starts at 12:30), High School UIL Speaking in Lometa Tuesday 3/30 High School District Track in San Saba (starts at 10:15); Wednesday 3/31 High School District Golf in San Saba; Thursday 4/1 Cheer Tryouts; End of 5th six weeks; Friday 4/2 School HOLIDAY
Cherokee ISD will continue to follow TEA's Mask Mandate. The CISD School Board will revisit this at the April 8th School Board Meeting.
Lifetouch Pictures - (Monday, March 22nd) *** Be ready to have your picture taken the day we return from Spring Break!! Retakes, New Students & Staff, Senior Cap & Gown Retakes, (Group & Individual) Basketball, Tennis, Golf & Track. Don't forget your uniforms!!
***Spring Break Reminder & Other*** Time off begins March 15-19 return to school on March 22nd. We had a change to the calendar where students will now be out on March 29th for a staff workday & back to school on March 30th.
Balfour will deliver Cap & Gowns on Wednesday, March 10th at 9:00am.
Cherokee Indians vs Lingleville Cardinals at 6:30 Catch the broadcast at this link https://www.1afan.com/broadcasts.html
Come out and support our Mighty Indians!!! Join us for a send-off down town Cherokee on Saturday at 3:45. Game will be at Brownwood High School at 6:30 pm. Tickets not required.
Cherokee Boys Playoff game vs. Lingleville is Saturday, 2/27 at 6:30 pm at Brownwood High School. Tickets not required. Pay at the gate. Come out and support our Indians!!!