Weatherford Independent School District

All schools and offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Break | November 23-27, 2020 | School resumes on Monday, November 30.

News and Announcements

Deadline Extended

Weatherford ISD has extended the deadline for families to let us know the preferred learning environment for their children. Please log in to Skyward Family Access to begin this process. After making your selection, you may also update your contact information through the enrollment verification process.

Log in to Skyward Family Access (If you have forgotten your login or password, please click on the Forgot your Login/Password Link located under the Sign In button.

• Once logged in, you will see a blue box that prompts you to fill out an online form. This is where you commit in person school or online. Make sure to hit submit after you complete the form.
• After doing this step you can go to the green alert for enrollment verification. Here you can change address, emergency contacts, fill out bus rider forms, etc. You will be prompted throughout the process to save and hit next. Click “Submit” on the final page.

Important: If you cannot log in to Skyward, please contact your child's campus for assistance on Monday.

For information on Weatherford ISD's online Virtual Learning Academy and all back to school information, please visit https://bit.ly/2D6BnPP .
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WISD Smart Start Back to School Plan & Learning Options Commitment

As promised, Weatherford ISD is offering our students and their families the opportunity to choose how they want to be taught for the 2020-2021 school year. There are two options: learning at school or remote virtual learning. While we want to see all of our students’ healthy smiling faces in our classrooms this Fall, we know that some of our families will want an online option for their children because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We respect your decision and encourage you to select the learning option that best fits your family. Our pledge is to support you and your children no matter what learning option is chosen.

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Deadline to Apply for P-EBT Food Benefits Extended to August 21, 2020

The deadline to apply for P-EBT food benefits has been extended to August 21, 2020. Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2019-2020 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for this one-time food benefit. Visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt to learn more about P-EBT. For questions regarding eligibility or if you need help applying, contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.

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WISD School Board Names Deputy Superintendent

Rod Townsend was named deputy superintendent at a Special Meeting of the WISD Board of Trustees held on July 27, 2020.

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. Most recently, he served as interim superintendent for Weatherford ISD from March - June 2020.
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A Message from Dr. Rees

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

Today, the Texas Education Agency announced that Texas schools may delay the start of the school year or limit in-person schooling for the first four weeks of 2020-2021. This information was announced this morning prior to any school district in Texas being given the opportunity to review details. As a result, our team will be studying the information released today and consulting with local officials to determine how this new information might affect Weatherford ISD.

In the meantime, Weatherford ISD is finalizing plans for the 2020-2021 school year. This information will be released to families and staff on Tuesday, July 21.

Please be patient with us as we plan for a safe start to the 2020-2021 school year while navigating the changes resulting from the COVID-19 virus. We will communicate with you as we learn new information or need to modify existing plans.

All the best,

Dr. Beau Rees
Superintendent of Schools

Please click the headline for a link to today's press release from TEA.
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Support for Families

As we go through to the summer, learn some simple steps that you and your family can take to help each during this challenging time.
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Weatherford ISD Announces Summer Kanga Care Clinic Opening

Starting Monday, Weatherford ISD’s school nurses will offer a summer Kanga Care Clinic as a healthcare option for Weatherford ISD students, staff and Parker County first responders including officers, fire and EMS.

The summer Kanga Care Clinic will be located at the Ninth Grade Center campus and will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 15 through August 3. School nurses will be available to diagnose and treat minor illnesses such as strep throat, ear infections, eye infections, flu, and mono. They also have the capability to monitor blood glucose levels. Once test results are received, patients will have a consultation with the Kanga Care physician, Dr. Steven Welch.

Those needing access to the summer Kanga Care Clinic will first schedule an appointment through the Parker County Hospital District by calling 817-458-3331. When patients arrive at the Ninth Grade Center campus, they should park in designated parking spaces located in the parking lot across from Kangaroo Stadium. Patients will then call a number to contact the school nurse and remain in their cars where the appropriate test will be performed. When a test result is available, Dr. Welch will be notified and the patient will be given a face mask and brought into the clinic for a consultation. Dr. Welch will provide all test results, care plans, and any other guidance to Kanga Care Clinic patients.

Nurses will wear personal protective equipment at all times and will follow a strict cleaning process.

For more information on Weatherford ISD’s Kanga Care Clinics, including eligibility, consent forms, and fees, please click on the headline.

Weatherford ISD campuses and offices are currently closed. If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Durham with the Parker County Hospital District at 817-599-1320.
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