Online Student Registratio!
Student Registration 2022-2023: Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open April 28 for all new and returning students. Click headline for more information.
Many of our youngest students miss 10 percent of the school year—about 18 days a year or just two days every month. Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten, and even preK, can predict lower test scores, poor attendance and retention in later grades, especially if the problem persists for more than a year. Do you know how many young children are chronically absent in your school or community?
Hays CISD Clothes Closet
The Hays CISD Clothes Closet was established to help students in all grade levels (PK-12) in our district whose families or guardians may be experiencing economic challenges. The Clothes Closet will provide new and/or gently used clothing. Click on the headline above for more information.
Summer at Hays CISD
Click the headline or "Read More" to view information about summer activities at Hays CISD including, summer office hours, summer feeding, summer school, summer reading assignments and summer activities available in the community.
Nominees Sought for District Leadership Team
Hays CISD’s District Leadership Team (DLT) serves as an advisory committee to provide input to the superintendent throughout the school year. The committee is composed of teachers, non-teaching professionals, parents, and business and community members as outlined in board policy. Committee members serve staggered terms. The committee is seeking nominations from the following categories for 2023-2024: three parents (one from each comprehensive high school feeder pattern), two business members, two community members (residents who do not have dependents enrolled in Hays CISD schools). Click headline above or "Read More" for additional information including nomination form.
Courson Returns to Hays CISD as New HR Chief; Robinson Promoted to Deputy Chief
Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Tuesday April 25, 2023 that Christina Courson will serve as the new Hays CISD chief of human resources and Tim Robinson will serve as the new deputy chief of the division. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring decisions. Courson; who is the current chief of staff for Lockhart ISD overseeing the human resources, parent liaison, community relations, and communications divisions; returns to Hays CISD where she started her career in public education. Robinson, who is the current Hays CISD director of talent acquisition and a longtime principal and campus leader, will be promoted to the deputy chief position. Click headline above or "Read More" to access the entire news release.
Hays CISD is remembering the remarkable life of Lamont Ramage, former BOT member and president.
Hays CISD is remembering the remarkable life of Lamont Ramage, who served on the Hays CISD Board of Trustees from 1976 to 1988, including five years as the Board president. His contributions to the district and the community helped set the area on its current path of growth and success. Additionally, he made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students through the years. He will be missed. It is with heartfelt gratitude that we honor him and his family. Click headline or "Read More" for additional details.
Hays CISD uses the Secured Mobility Authorized Ridership Technology (SMART) tag system for all students who ride the bus to and from school. Each of our buses is outfitted with a tablet equipped with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader, mobile connectivity, and GPS. Students place their campus-supplied SMART tag ID badges on the tablet's sensor when loading and unloading their bus. Our bus drivers also benefit through improved safety and automation of tasks, better enabling them to focus on the safe transport of students. Specifically, the SMART tag wireless system transmits information to our transportation staff to include the location of each bus, the names of students on board each bus, notification of an approaching bus, and the ability to view a student’s ridership activity. The SMART tag system also offers parents a bus tracking feature through a secure Parent Portal. Parents can register to receive ‘SMART Alert’ text messages notifying them their child is 10-15 minutes from his/her bus stop. The ‘SMART Alert’ will also notify parents in the event of a bus delay or interruption in service due to a mechanical issue, traffic, inclement weather or crash. The portal may be accessed from any device with a web browser. Click headline above or "Read More" for additional information about the SMART Tag system.