UPDATED: Spring ISD now distributing Chromebooks to high school students

Spring ISD facilities will remain closed until further notice, district officials announced April 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spring ISD facilities will remain closed until further notice, district officials announced April 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Spring ISD facilities will remain closed until further notice, district officials announced April 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated April 7 at 12:20 p.m.

As a part of Spring ISD's Empowered Learning At-Home 2.0 initiative, Chromebooks are currently being distributed to students in grades 9-11 from April 7-9. Dekaney, Spring and Westfield high school students may pick up laptops at their respective school, while students of Spring Early College Academy, Carl Wunsche Sr. and virtual learning program may pick up laptops at Bammel Middle School, located at 16711 Ella Blvd., Spring.

A distribution schedule according to grade level is as follows:

April 7: Grade 11

Last name A-M: 9-11 a.m.


Last name N-Z: Noon-2 p.m.

April 8: Grade 10

Last name A-M: 9-11 a.m.

Last name N-Z: Noon-2 p.m.

April 9: Grade 9

Last name A-M: 9-11 a.m.

Last name N-Z: Noon-2 p.m.

SISD will begin distributing the laptops to students in grades 6-8 at students' respective middle schools April 13-14.

April 13: Grades 6-8

Last name A-M: 9 a.m.-noon

April 14: Grades 6-8

Last name N-Z: 9 a.m.-noon

Posted March 31 at 5:52 p.m.

Spring ISD facilities will remain closed until further notice, district officials announced March 31. The decision to extend the district's closure follows an executive order issued earlier today by Gov. Greg Abbott, which will be in effect until April 30. According to the order, Abbott recommends schools remain closed until May 4.

SISD will now move on to its next phase of remote learning, known as "
Empowered Learning At-Home 2.0," which will incorporate teacher-supported remote learning for students. As a part of the initiative, the district will begin distributing Chromebooks to seniors that need them beginning April 6 while all other grade levels' remote learning initiatives are set to begin on April 13. Learning plans can be accessed in English at www.springisd.org/athome or, in Spanish, at www.springisd.org/encasa.

In addition to the school closures, SISD has already taken action to waive State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year. The district is currently offering online resources for at-home learning and curbside meal assistance for students.


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