Out of an abundance of caution for potentially hazardous road conditions in the morning, Merkel ISD will have a 10:00 a.m. start, October 28, 2020. Busses will run 2 hours later than usual on paved roads only. Further updates will be posted on ParentSquare, Facebook, Twitter, and local news media sources. Stay warm and safe!
Due to the inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, Merkel ISD will be closed today, October 27, 2020. Classes will resume at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. Further updates will be posted on ParentSquare, Facebook, Twitter, and local news media sources. Stay warm and be safe!
Due to the threat of inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, Merkel ISD will have a 10:00 a.m. start tomorrow, October 27, 2020. Busses will run 2 hours later than usual on paved roads only. Further updates will be posted on ParentSquare, Facebook, Twitter, and local news media sources. Stay warm and safe!
As we approach winter weather season, Merkel ISD wants to remind everyone about our inclement weather procedures. Anytime bad weather is predicted, administrators will monitor weather forecasts and conditions leading up to the weather event. Decisions about school delays and/or closures will be made prior to 6:00 a.m. when possible. The district will make every effort to make these decisions as soon as possible. If we delay school and conditions and/or forecasts worsen to the point of needing to close the schools, we will make that decision prior to 8:00 a.m. or sooner if possible. Delays and/or closures will be communicated via ParentSquare, Facebook, and Twitter (first), followed by Abilene television stations KTAB, KRBC, and KTXS. Our weather in this area is very unpredictable. District administrators will do our very best to make these decisions based on the conditions and forecasts we have at the time.
Presale ticket sales open on Monday, October 26, 2020, @ 8:00 a.m. Click HERE for MS Football tickets on 10.29.20 @ Merkel (GAME TIME 5:00 PM) No Presales Click HERE for JV Football tickets on 10.29.20 @ Eastland (GAME TIME 5:00 PM) No Presales Click HERE for Varsity Football tickets on 10.30.20 @ Merkel (GAME TIME 7:00 PM) Presales for (Football, Band, and Cheer) open for you to secure up to 4 tickets per participant on 10.26.20 at 8:00 a.m. If you need more, you can get those when general admission opens. Use the same passcode you have all year. Passcodes for presales will expire 10.27.20 at midnight. All General Admission ticket sales for Varsity will open up on 10.28.20 at 8:00 a.m.
Ticket sales open on Monday, October 19, 2020, @ 8:00 a.m. Click HERE for MS Football tickets on 10.22.20 @ Dublin (scroll to the bottom) No Presales Click HERE for JV Football tickets on 10.22.20 @ Badger Stadium No Presales Click HERE for Varsity Football tickets on 10.23.20 @ Dublin (scroll to the bottom) All General Admission ticket sales for Badger Stadium will open on 10.19.20 at 8:00 a.m. We are waiting for Dublin to make their sales URL live. We will post an update here when it is ready.
Pursuant to Governor Abbott’s Temporary Suspension of Open Meetings Laws issued on March 16, 2020, and consistent with new state and local mandates, the Merkel ISD Board of Trustees will conduct a Regular Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:30 PM on October 21, 2020. This meeting will be conducted via the Google Meet/Hangout platform, which may be audible and/or visible to the Board and public. A quorum of the Board of Trustees may or may not be physically present at one location, and we will not be permitting in-person attendance by members of the public. Staff will only be present as requested by the superintendent. A recording of the meeting will be available for viewing following the meeting. An electronic copy of the agenda packet may be viewed here: Agenda You can access the Google Meet/Hangout here: https://meet.google.com/osa-egxk-nun Public Comment: If you wish to engage the MERKEL ISD Board of Trustees in "public comment" please complete and submit this form. Comments submitted and received by 4:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be available to the Board for review and consideration during the meeting. Public Comment
Presale ticket sales open on Monday, October 12, 2020, @ 8:00 a.m. Click HERE for MS Football tickets on 10.15.20 @ Merkel No Presales Click HERE for JV Football tickets on 10.15.20 @ Milsap (GAME TIME 5:00 PM) No Presales Click HERE for Varsity Football tickets on 10.16.20 @ Merkel Presales for (Football, Band, and Cheer) open for you to secure up to 4 tickets per participant on 10.12.20 at 8:00 a.m. If you need more, you can get those when general admission opens. Use the same passcode you have all year. Passcodes for presales will expire 10.13.20 at midnight. All General Admission ticket sales will open up on 10.14.20 at 8:00 a.m.
Today at a called meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees, the Board passed a resolution to terminate remote learning effective at the end of the school day on October 16, 2020 . All students will return to their designated campuses for in-person instruction no later than Monday, October 19, 2020 . A link to the resolution can be found here: REMOTE LEARNING RESOLUTION Virtual instruction will remain available for a student who is the subject of a quarantine order issued by a governmental entity or on the recommendation of a healthcare provider. A Remote Learning Committee will also consider, on a case-by-case basis, virtual instruction for students who provide documented evidence of immunocompromised health or other extenuating circumstances. If your student falls into one of these categories, please contact the campus principal. Merkel ISD remains fully committed to the health and safety protocols as outlined in the school district’s Start Strong plan that was implemented at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. All employees and students are expected to continue to follow those guidelines to ensure that all campuses of Merkel ISD remain as healthy as possible. We look forward to seeing all our students continue to grow and develop, both in mind and spirit, as we embrace with solidarity the challenges before us. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s campus principal.
Monday, October 5, 2020, will be a holiday for all students and staff. Classes will resume Tuesday morning at 8:00 am. If you are in athletics please check with your coaches for practice times. Enjoy the holiday!