Weatherford Independent School District

WISD schools, offices, and facilities are closed until May 4, 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions.

News and Announcements

Roo News for WISD Families

Please click on the headline to view this week's newsletter for WISD families that includes information regarding:

• Upcoming school holidays
• Updated information on student learning at home
• A message regarding COVID-19
• A video on the best way to wash your hands
• Free Wi-Fi hopspots at Weatherford ISD campuses
• Meals for Children
• The U. S. Census
• Graphics from the Texas Education Agency's #StayApart campaign
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Weatherford ISD Announces New Kangaroo Basketball Coach

Jonathan Wagner has been named the boys head basketball coach for Weatherford High School. Coach Wagner has 24 years of coaching experience including leading Arlington Heights High School to the State Tournament in 2013. Most recently he has served as the boys head basketball coach at Wichita Falls High School.

“I love coaching basketball,” Wagner said. “My dream ever since I was in junior high school was to be a coach. I am the person I am today, partly because what my coaches invested in me. I want to be that person for the athletes of Weatherford ISD.”

Coach Wagner has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies from Texas Wesleyan University. Please join us in welcoming Coach Wagner to the Kangaroo family!
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WISD Schools Closed Until May 4, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott amended his Executive Order today, calling for all schools in the state of Texas to remain closed until May 4. This means all WISD campuses, offices, and facilities will remain closed to the public and all events and activities are canceled until May 4; student learning at home and curbside meal service will continue.

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WISD Meals for Children Age 18 and Under

Weatherford ISD will continue giving meals to children 18 and under on Mondays and Wednesdays at Curtis Elementary and Ikard Elementary from 11 am - 1 pm.

Meals given on Mondays include breakfast and lunch for 2 days.
Meals given on Wednesdays include breakfast and lunch for 3 days.
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Weatherford ISD Extends the Closing of Schools Through April 21, 2020

Dear Weatherford ISD Family –

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Parker County Commissioners approved a 30-day declaration of local disaster in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This declaration limits the size of gatherings to no more than 10 people and mandates the cancellation of all such gatherings of more than 10 people until further notice.

As a result of this declaration, Weatherford ISD has made the decision to close schools, offices, and facilities through April 21, 2020. At this time, we anticipate reopening schools on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
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WISD Meals for Students Begins Monday, March 23, 2020

Meal Pick Up Locations:
Curtis Elementary – 501 W. Russell
Ikard Elementary – 100 Ikard Lane

Serving Times 11-1 on Mondays and Wednesdays

Breakfast and lunch will be given at the same time.
Meals for 2 days will be given on Mondays; Meals for 3 days will be given on Wednesdays. Under current Texas Department of Agriculture guidelines, meal service may only be provided to students who are present.
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Updated Message from WISD Regarding Coronavirus

While it is important to note that we are not aware of any presumptive positive cases in Parker County at this time, we are now aware of the first presumptive positive case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tarrant County.

As a reminder, Weatherford ISD implements deep cleaning processes throughout the school year to curb the potential spread of viruses, including Coronavirus. Since the virus is now moving closer to our community, we are planning for and anticipate implementing increased measures.

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WISD Board of Trustees Announces Interim Superintendent

The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees selected Mr. Rod Townsend to serve as the interim superintendent while they undergo a search for a permanent candidate to replace Dr. Jeffrey Hanks who recently announced his retirement.

Mike Guest, WISD school board president said, “Mr. Townsend has over 35 years of experience in public education that includes serving as superintendent of schools for Rochester, Hico, and Decatur ISDs. He also held several leadership positions with the Texas Association of School Administrators, including president in 2011-2012. Since his retirement in 2017, he has served as interim superintendent for both Spring Hill ISD and Peaster ISD.”

Rod Townsend will begin his term as interim superintendent for Weatherford ISD on March 23rd, the Monday after the district’s Spring Break.
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