Slocum ISD News

Report of positive COVID-19 test this morning was inaccurate

posted by Joel Parker

April 9, 2020

Parents and Guardians of Slocum ISD Students,

The report of a positive COVID-19 virus by an employee was inaccurate.  However, given the seriousness of the report, we felt it necessary to take timely precautions for the protection of all students, staff, and community members.  Those precautions are:

  • verifying the report of a positive COVID-19 test

  • not allowing admittance into Slocum ISD buildings by employees

  • halting food delivery and pickup

  • disinfecting facilities before faculty reenters for essential activities. 

Rest assured, our main objective during these difficult times is the health and safety of students, staff, and community members. 

Our plan going forward is to make sure our facilities are as safe as possible for employees to return when necessary to facilitate distance learning for our students. Food service and packet delivery will resume on Tuesday, April 14.  Packet deliveries will no longer be done with lunch delivery vehicles.  Even though we will continue to assist families with packet pickup and delivery when needed, we request that you make every effort to pick up and drop off packets when scheduled.

We apologize for any undue worry that this event has caused you and your family.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 

Thank you and God Bless,

Slocum ISD Administration

Update to School Closure

posted by Joel Parker

Students and Parents: Due to an employee reporting a positive COVID-19 test, all SISD Buildings are closed.  In an effort to protect all, there will be no deliveries of meals or packets or pickup of packets until further notice. The employee was not involved in delivery of food or packets. We will provide more information when available.

SISD has learned that the employee reporting COVID-19 has received conflicting information about positive test results for COVID-19.  While awaiting confirmation on test results, we are currently taking precautionary measures as previously stated to ensure the safety of students and staff.

COVID-19 - Public Health Message Campaign

posted Apr 2, 2020, 8:32 AM by Joel Parker

This important message about COVID-19 will help to keep you safe and healthy. The most important thing you can do right now is stay at home! If that’s not possible, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet from others. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and countertops. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and cover a cough or sneeze with your elbow. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 – a fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, call your doctor. Remember, by staying apart now, we can all be together again faster!

Covid- 19 Public Health Campaign

posted Apr 1, 2020, 7:45 AM by Joel Parker


Slocum ISD 


Apart Together Hero




Parents of  Slocum Students,


Though we are apart right now for our health and safety, we at _DISTRICT_ continue to support each other as a community, and right now we must work together to fight COVID-19.  In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, _DISTRICT_ will be reaching out to you via email, phone, text message, and social media over the next two weeks to share vitally important guidance.


This guidance is based on what scientists know about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is our hope that you will continue doing all you can to follow these practices and share them with your friends and family.


Thank you for what you are doing to educate your children at home and all the efforts you’re making to keep your family healthy and safe. We know this is a difficult time. If we stand apart as a community during this stretch and continue following the public health practices we will be sharing over the coming days, we will be back together soon.


Stay well!


Cliff Lasiter


Explore COVID Resources


COVID-19 Extension Letter

posted Mar 31, 2020, 3:18 PM by Joel Parker

March 31, 2020,

To All Slocum ISD Students, Parents, and Guardians,

As you may have heard, Governor Greg Abbott has extended school closures in Texas through May 4.  Though this is certainly not the ideal situation for educating your children, it is so crucial and even mandated by the State of Texas that we provide home-based instruction for all of our students.  Depending on how long this lasts, students could be out of “regular school” for up to five months.  It is critical that parents and guardians make sure students are completing home-based learning assignments and activities.  

Teachers and staff are working hard to provide home-based instruction for students.  If you need information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher or campus principal.  

For safety reasons, students are still not allowed in school buildings, but school wireless internet can be accessed from the school parking lots if needed.  

Slocum ISD will continue to distribute school meals to students at their homes or through pickup at the back of the cafeteria.  If you would like more information about school meals, please contact Food Service Director Tracy Mersiovsky at or at (903) 478-3624.  

We will continue to monitor the situation and are hopeful that school will resume in May.  Please follow Slocum ISD on Facebook or check the webpage often for updates at


Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

Slocum ISD

Letter to Parents

posted Mar 24, 2020, 7:23 AM by Joel Parker

Letter to Parents

posted Mar 23, 2020, 2:19 PM by Joel Parker   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 2:20 PM ]

March 23, 2020

Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Welcome back to school! I hope you had a great spring break and are ready to face the new challenge of home learning.  This begins tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24. Pk-3 students will need to have their work picked up between 8-11 on Tuesday. Teachers will let you know through email or a written note expectations for those assignments. 4th and 5th grade students can access their learning through Class Dojo and also Mrs. Guin’s teacher website at 6th -8th grade students can access their work through Google classroom.
*** The only students that need to pick up work tomorrow besides Pk-3 students are those that were absent Friday, are dyslexia students, or do not have access to the internet at their homes.***
If you can NOT pick up your assignments or access  your assignments online, please let us know by contacting your teacher or Mrs. Sloan.
Teachers will be establishing “office hours,” during which you can easily ask them questions and voice your concerns, either by email or phone. They will share that information with you soon.
Don’t forget that our school cafeteria is offering breakfast and lunch FREE to ALL students during this time, beginning this Thursday. Each meal will consist of lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day. For pickup, students must be in the vehicle. If you want delivery, you must reside in the district. Optional adult meals are $6.30. If you want to order, contact Mrs. Traci @ or 903-478-3624. 
Our school community members are now truly our “partners in education.” Please help us educate your children. We will do everything we can. Please let us know if you need help.
Our staff is concerned about our “kiddoes.” We are thinking of and praying for them daily. Please tell them I said hello.

Gina Kellum

Free Meals Information

posted Mar 20, 2020, 12:26 PM by Joel Parker

COVID-19 Suspension of Normal School Operations

posted Mar 18, 2020, 12:15 PM by Joel Parker   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 12:16 PM ]

Links For Connected Nation Survey - Anderson County

posted Mar 16, 2020, 1:21 PM by Joel Parker

 Now its time to complete your surveys on your home and business computers.  If you do not have internet service, you can complete the survey with your mobile device.  We need anyone that has home or business computer to complete the survey on their own computers at home and business location so you can run the test for internet download and upload speeds.     All entries are relevant.  Here is the link to complete your surveys, and please share with neighbors, friends, schools, and churches in Anderson County.  Thanks very much.


Surveys can be found online at:

County maps can be reviewed online at:

Residents can provide feedback on these maps at:

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