Slocum ISD News

Meet the Teacher

posted Jul 29, 2019, 10:38 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Jul 29, 2019, 10:39 AM ]


Physicals for Athletics

posted Jul 18, 2019, 6:45 AM by Joel Parker

Physicals for Girls 7th - 12th grade August 6th at 3:00 pm

Physicals for Boys 7th - 12th grade August 8th at 3:00 pm

They will be at Dr. Burch's office in Elkhart. If you need to ride the bus, we will leave from the HS at 2:45.

Paperwork for the physicals will be available in the offices on each campus July 24th, after 9:00 am.

Mustang 2019 Summer Basketball Camp

posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:46 PM by Joel Parker

Mustang 2019 Summer Basketball Camp

Slocum ISD School Supplies 2019-20

posted Jun 11, 2019, 5:36 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Jun 11, 2019, 5:38 AM ]

School Supplies 2019-20

Summer Office Hours

posted May 21, 2019, 10:08 AM by Joel Parker

Slocum ISD Summer Office Hours (May 27-August 9):  Mon - Thur 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

UT East Texas Digital Mammography Unit

posted Apr 23, 2019, 6:27 AM by Joel Parker

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup Planned

posted Apr 15, 2019, 1:18 PM by Joel Parker

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup Planned

Slocum Independent School District has designated May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd as Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup Days.  All children who live in the district, will be four years old on or before September 1, and meet other criteria will be eligible to attend Pre-Kindergarten.  Children who are three years old or older also may be eligible for special services if they have a handicapping condition such as delayed development, poor speech or language skills, gross or fine motor impairments, visual disability, or hearing loss.  Children who are age five on or before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Parents should bring their children’s birth certificates, immunization records, and Social Security cards.  Also, bring proof of residency (light, phone, or water bill). Registration will be conducted in the Board Room at Slocum School from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.   Parents who are unable to attend the scheduled Roundup Days may register their children in the Principal’s Office during regular school hours any time before May 11th.  For more information, please call the school at (903) 478-3624.  

Planes para el “Roundup” de Pre-Kindergarten y Kindergarten

El distrito de Slocum ha designado el 1, 2, y 3 de mayo como “Pre-K y Kindergarten Roundup Days”. Todos los niños que viven en el distrito y que tendrán cuatro años el primero de septiembre o antes y que cumplen otros criterios serán elegibles para asistir a Pre-Kindergarten. Niños que tendrán tres años el primero de septiembre o antes pueden ser elegibles por servicios especiales si tienen una condición de discapacidad como un retraso en el desarrollo, problemas de hablar o del lenguaje, dificultades con la coordinación física y el movimiento, impedimentos visuales o problemas auditivas.  Niños que tendrán cinco años antes del primero de septiembre son elegibles para el Kindergarten. Los padres deben traer el certificado de nacimiento del niño, documentos de vacuna, y tarjetas de seguro social. También necesitan traer requisitos de residencia (facturas de luz/teléfono/agua). Registración estará en la sala de juntas de la escuela de Slocum desde 8:00 a.m. hasta 2:30 p.m. Los padres que no pueden asistir a “Roundup Days” pueden registrar sus niños en la oficina del director durante las horas de escuela cualquier día antes del 11 de mayo. Para más información, llame a la escuela (903) 478-3624.

Thank you,

Mark Leuschner

PK-8  Principal

Book Fair Next Week

posted Mar 28, 2019, 8:46 AM by Joel Parker

The Spring Follett Book Fair is April 1-5.  Monday-Thursday 7:30-3:30 and Friday 7:30-noon.  Students must be accompanied by an adult BEFORE AND AFTER school.  Students will be able to shop during regular school hours without an adult.  We will be sending home Wish Lists for elementary either on Monday or Tuesday.  Sales tax does apply (6.75%)  We accept cash, checks and credit/debit cards.  Thank you for your support.

Update to Remind Changes

posted Feb 20, 2019, 6:22 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 6:23 AM ]

From Remind:

Two weeks ago, when we announced a new fee being imposed on our SMS traffic by Verizon, we had no idea what an incredible outpouring of support we would see from our 31 million educators, students, and parents. I cannot tell you how much all of us at Remind have appreciated your calls, posts, and messages.

Your voices have been heard. I’m thrilled to announce that, thanks entirely to you, we have heard from Verizon that they don’t have plans to change the fee structure applicable to Remind for SMS messaging. This means we will no longer be forced to shut off text notifications for Verizon Wireless customers using Remind. There will be no service disruptions for Verizon Wireless customers.

We know this experience has been frustrating for everyone. We’ve asked a lot from you: to publicly go to bat for us while juggling everything else you do as an educator. Thank you for your patience and support.

And finally, thank you to Verizon for making a commitment to support accessible communication for all Remind users.

Remind Changes

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:55 AM by Joel Parker   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 6:56 AM ]

I received this message over the weekend. Please pass the word to those people that might miss this announcement.


From Remind:


We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.

What’s happening?

To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.

As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.

How will this affect you?

Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.

What can you do?

To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.

In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here:

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