Congratulations are in order as you finish up your Spring semester, under very trying circumstances. The Merkel ISD community has been praying for you and cheering for you in these uncertain times. We will continue to do so, knowing that continuing your education or transitioning to the workforce amidst such uncertainty is a courageous decision. As the Spring semester is wrapping up and plans for Summer are well underway, many of you are wondering about the Fall semester. It is our intention that we will return to normal operations in the Fall. However, we will continue to monitor local, state, and federal health guidelines. While we have full expectations of returning to normal operations in the Fall, we are also making every effort to look at all of the "what if" scenarios and make the decisions that continue to ensure that we provide you a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming environment. As we consider these "what if's," we want you to know that the MISD leadership will take all necessary steps to ensure your health and safety AND to provide you with the education you have come to expect from Merkel Schools. In addition, we recognize that times are difficult, and you and your family might be experiencing unanticipated challenges; please reach out to us and let us know what we can do to ensure you have everything you need. In the meantime, our instructional staff and instructional tech staff are ready to assist you with whatever needs and questions you may have. While not here physically, all of our operations are running, and you can reach people by phone, email, and parentsquare as usual. If this pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that Merkel ISD is extremely resilient, and we know failure is never an option. It's a Great Day to be a Merkel Badger!
Thank you! You have made a tremendous difference for all of the children at MISD. The CARE you have provided has enabled our students to trust themselves in all that they do and to become all that they dream.
MISD would like to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work. Your dedication to your students and efforts are especially evident in these times. It’s so important to support our students right now and you are going above and beyond. We know it’s been quite the adjustment, and that we can only do so much, but you are truly giving your best and it’s very appreciated! So, a big thank you, and please do take some time to take care of yourself too.
If you are looking for a rewarding career with an organization that exhibits core values, offers continuous learning and training, recognizes and celebrates students and staff, and demonstrates open and transparent communication, then we would love to talk to you. Check out this link for more information https://merkel.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx It's a Great Day to be a Merkel Badger!
The Merkel ISD Board of Trustees would like your input on the qualifications for the new superintendent. Please use the following link(s) to provide input. English version - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1vqPyKMYjIi22PbvOpPu1vKY8PxGd9Vwg6D9rj9m2p_LMlQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Spanish version - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrnBrYVyoi4Cx673kvdZwNbpLdnV9k6Mb_1i1aC73pjQ5phg/viewform?usp=sf_link
MISD will conduct a called school board meeting on 4.24.20. The link for the meeting and public comment can be found HERE . Please note all comments must be submitted by 4:00 P.M. on the day of the meeting. Student and staff safety are paramount. As such, please be mindful the executive order of Governor Abbott closes all Texas schools and its facilities. As per Governor Abbott Executive order and the limited shelter in place order made by Taylor County, no individuals are permitted to be on any MISD properties without authorization. The orders are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please take every precaution to do your part by acting responsibly. Apart We Stand Together
MISD will conduct a regular school board meeting this evening. The link for the meeting can be found HERE . The agenda and avenues for public comment are available HERE . Student and staff safety are paramount. As such, please be mindful the executive order of Governor Abbott closes all Texas schools and its facilities. As per Governor Abbott Executive order and the limited shelter in place order made by Taylor County, no individuals are permitted to be on any MISD properties without authorization. The orders are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please take every precaution to do your part by acting responsibly. Apart We Stand Together
Today, Governor Abbott extended the statewide school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The District’s home based learning model will continue until the end of the scheduled school year. Your teachers and campus administrators will have additional details and information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this challenging time.
MS Parents: We have recently updated the MMS Web page with some basic info in case some of you need to refer to it. There's info on Packet Pickup (when/where), meal distribution, and how to get help with technology-lessons. Parents can also use the " Tech Help " link on the home page to submit requests for help with technology. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by responding to this post (comments are private), by sending a private PS message, or email. Thank you so much for helping your kids keep up with their work. We appreciate each of you! Suzie Steckly MISD Technology