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COVID-19 Updates

The safety and health of our Sheldon ISD staff and students is our first priority. Each day, we monitor updates from the Texas Education Agency, local, state and federal health officials and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This web page will feature updates, announcements and resources for our community. Please partner with us to share facts in our community. 
*This page will be updated frequently as new information is presented. Please check back for updated information*
January 2, 2022: Important reminders and updates as we begin the new semester
It is our hope that you had a wonderful, safe holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school Wednesday, January 5. As we begin 2022, we want to assure you that safety and wellness continue to be our top priorities in our facilities. We are working with local health authorities to stay informed of the latest health protocols regarding COVID-19. Health officials have shared with us that they are hopeful we could see a decline in cases around the county by the end of January. 

Click here to read more. 
October 26, 2021: Sheldon ISD updates Safe Start Plan to include instructions for visitors and volunteers
Specific updates include information regarding lunch visits with your child, classroom visitors and volunteering. As COVID-19 cases begin to decline across our school community, we would like to safely welcome visitors, families and volunteers back into our buildings by appointments only. For specific questions about your child's campus, please call your child's school. Updates have been made in the plan on page 7. 
Click here for the updated plan. 
August 24, 2021: Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium serves as mass COVID-19 vaccination site
Sheldon ISD's Panther Stadium will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination site each day of the week, except Tuesday. Click here to view the hours and the link to register for a vaccine. 
Sunday, August 15, 2021: Texas Supreme Court signals to districts to follow Governor Abbott's Executive Order

Today, we received word that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in support of the Governor’s Executive Order which prohibits school districts from following mask mandates issued by their counties. We understand this ruling applied to other large Texas counties; however, after guidance from legal counsel and in anticipation of a similar ruling for Harris County, the ruling sends a signal to all school districts statewide of the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion. Therefore, Sheldon ISD will follow Governor Abbott’s Executive Order which states masks are optional for students and staff. 

We apologize for any confusion this is causing. The law continues to change, and as a government entity, we must do our due diligence to ensure we are in compliance, as well as find an action that provides consistency for children. Sheldon ISD encourages individuals to follow the CDC guidelines and wear facial coverings inside school buildings to control the spread of COVID. Masks are optional in Sheldon ISD schools. 

Thank you for your patience and your understanding.

Hoy, recibimos noticias de que la Corte Suprema de Texas ha fallado en apoyo de la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador que prohíbe a los distritos escolares seguir los mandatos de máscaras emitidos por sus condados. Entendemos que esta decisión se aplicó a otros grandes condados de Texas; sin embargo, después de la orientación de un asesor legal y en previsión de un fallo similar para el condado de Harris, el fallo envía una señal a todos los distritos escolares en todo el estado de la opinión de la Corte Suprema de Texas. Por lo tanto , Sheldon ISD seguirá la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Abbott que establece que las máscaras son opcionales para los estudiantes y el personal.

Pedimos disculpas por cualquier confusión que esto esté causando. La ley sigue cambiando y, como entidad gubernamental, debemos hacer nuestra debida diligencia para asegurarnos de que estamos en cumplimiento, así como también encontrar una acción que brinde consistencia a los niños. Sheldon ISD alienta a las personas a seguir las pautas de los CDC y usar cubiertas faciales dentro de los edificios escolares para controlar la propagación de COVID. Las máscaras son opcionales en las escuelas de Sheldon ISD.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión.

August 9, 2021: Sheldon ISD releases 2021-22 Safe Start Plan
Sheldon ISD releases updated guidelines for health and operations for the 2021-22 school year. The documents below contain the English and Spanish version and are subject to change throughout the year as protocols may need to be revised. 
June 16, 2021: Sheldon ISD dashboard will resume updates with 2021-22 school year
May 19, 2021: Sheldon ISD will comply with state mask mandate
To comply with the executive order issued by the state, face masks will be optional for all students and adults in Sheldon ISD facilities. This new protocol will be effective June 5, 2021. Click here to read updated guidelines. 
Since the capacity has been reduced, SISD will stream home games live. A link will be provided to watch the game on the district's website and social media sites. 
Tonight's JV and varsity soccer game can be viewed here
December 8, 2020: Sheldon begins following updated CDC quarantine guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines that reduce the quarantine time for individuals who have been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, but do not have symptoms. Sheldon ISD will begin following the new CDC guidelines immediately. Click here for the updated guidelines for quarantine. Click here for the updated Safe Start Plans and Sheldon ISD COVID-19 Tracker. 
December 1, 2020: Sheldon offers rapid testing for symptomatic students and staff. Click the image to learn more.
rapid testing
Wednesday, October 7: New COVID-19 Statistics Communication Tool Available
Sheldon ISD has released a web page to provide up-to-date information about the number of COVID-19 cases districtwide. The page will break down the number of lab-confirmed positive cases by school and district building. Click here to view. 
Friday, October 2: Student COVID-19 Reporting Forms
As Sheldon ISD plans for Sheldon On Site, families should use the student reporting forms if their child has or is suspected to have coronavirus. Click here to access the forms by school. 
Tuesday, August 11: Key terminology to know for COVID-19 Self-screening
Please be familiar with important key words when self-screening for COVID-19 each day. Close contact is defined as living with or caring for a sick person or being within six-feet of a sick person for a consecutive period of time without a facial covering. Potential exposure is not considered close contact. Students may report to school and should continue to screen daily for any symptoms. 
Friday, August 7: Sheldon ISD releases Safe Start plan for the 2020-21 school year
The Safe Start Plan is a publication that includes information on school-day operations, safety protocols, instructional plans and more. The plan will continue to be revised as requirements may change by the state. 
Wednesday, July 29: SISD will begin virtual learning on Sept. 8
Sheldon ISD is aware of the yesterday’s announcement from Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding guidance on the opening of local schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. This state announcement does not affect SISD, and the district will still begin the school year 100% virtual on Tuesday, Sept. 8, as approved by school board members on July 21. School officials will determine when and how to begin offering in-person classes based on the safety of our students and staff.
Monday, July 27: Harris County issues order requiring public schools to remain closed for in-person instruction through Sept. 8
On July 24, Harris County issued an order that suspends in-person learning on campuses until Tuesday, Sept. 8. The order includes the following instructions:
  • Public schools cannot open with face-to-face learning for on-campus instruction until after Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Virtual instruction will be available as planned and coordinated with SISD academic plans for 2020-21. 
  • All school sponsored events and activities, including but not limited to clubs, sports, extracurricular activities, fairs, exhibitions, academic and/or athletic competitions, must not take place in-person, on or off campuses, until school systems resume on-campus instruction.
This order comes after Sheldon ISD Trustees voted July 21 to revise the district's calendar to start 100% virtual on Sept. 8. The complete order from Harris County can be read below. 

Tuesday, July 21: UIL activities will continue with delays in Sheldon ISD
Because of continued COVID-19 concerns, Sheldon ISD received the announcement from UIL today regarding modifications to the 2020-21 UIL calendar. “As we’ve seen the past several months, this is a fluid situation with frequent changes,” said Superintendent Dr. King Davis. “Today’s announcement means our students will be able to participate in UIL activities with a scheduling delay for games and contests.”


1st Day for UIL Practice

1st Day for Games/Meets

Team Tennis


Sep. 7, 2020

Cross Country


Sep. 7, 2020


Sep. 7, 2020

Sep. 14, 2020


Sep. 7, 2020

Sep. 24, 2020

Marching Band

Sep. 7, 2020

Dec. 3, 2020

The modifications from the state also provide safety guidelines and restrictions at UIL events. The full UIL release is provided here:
Tuesday, July 21: Trustees vote to approve modified 2020-21 school calendar