Upcoming Student Holidays/Conferences:
October 14th and 15th
October 15th is parent conferences
Boo Grams are for sale from October 16-30th.
Pink Out Day
Please join us for our annual Pink Out Day as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday, October 18, 2019, we are asking everyone to wear pink.
Fall School Picture Retakes
Picture retakes are on October 22nd.
Low Cost Pet Clinic
Please join us Wednesday, October 23rd, from 5-7pm for our Low Cost Pet Clinic.
See info on Facebook!
Red Ribbon Week October 21-25
Please join us for the principal and community chat on October 25th at 8:00am.
HES Book Fair
October 25th to November 1st
Please join us for Literacy Night on Tuesday, October 29th from 5:30-6:30.
HES Annual Storybook Festival
The annual storybook festival is on October 31st. Students and staff will come dressed as their favorite storybook characters. We will have guest readers during the day to read to individual classes.
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Send the text to 81010
text the message: @792hed
Hays HopeLine is a convenient and confidential way for students and parents to report bullying, harassment, school safety concerns, or any other personal crisis. You can leave a tip 24-hours-a-day, any day of the year. However, the HopeLine is currently only monitored during regular school business hours. During the summer break, the HopeLine will not be regularly monitored by district staff. In the event of an emergency or immediate need, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Applications for free or reduced price meals will be mailed out to all families each year. A self-addressed, stamped envelope will be provided for the return of the application form. You may also complete the application online in English or Spanish! Click headline to access additional information & the online application.
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 headline above to learn more!
A committee of citizens appointed by the Board of Trustees, called the Facilities and Bond Oversight Committee (FBOC), is currently reviewing whether to recommend a bond initiative to go before voters in May 2020. The committee is meeting now through November with the goal of making a recommendation to the Board in December.
Hays CISD teachers and students enjoyed significant gains with the release Thursday by the Texas Education Agency of the 2018 – 2019 accountability ratings, and first-ever official campus letter grades. Hays CISD campuses earned a total of 28 performance distinctions, up from 12 the previous school year. The district’s overall letter grade moved to a ‘B’ up from a ‘C.’ The number of individual campuses earning an ‘A’ doubled from what they would have earned if campus letter grades were officially included in the 2017-2018 ratings. And, for the first time since 2016, no schools in Hays CISD earned an ‘F,’ or its equivalent.
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 comprised of teachers, non-teaching professionals, parents, and business and community members as outlined in board policy. Committee members serve staggered terms. Click link to learn additional details about DLT and to access the nomination form.
Don't forget, this year’s Sales Tax Holiday is coming up fast! The holiday is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 9-11. What's Tax-Free? Texas law exempts the following items, with a few exceptions, from sales and use taxes, if priced below $100: clothing, footwear, school supplies, backpacks, diapers (for babies & adults) More comprehensive lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free, as well as additional details about the holiday, click on the headline above.
The Hays Consolidated Independent School District is pleased to announce that Jeri Skrocki has been named the district’s new director of safety and security. This is a position that is dedicated to ensuring students and staff members are prepared for emergencies and that district facilities are safe and secure. The position was created in 2018 in Hays CISD following the tragic school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, and in recognition of the need for the district to employ a senior-level leader who has no other duties besides safety and security management.