Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19
As a result of COVID-19, many families must make decisions about their children’s education that factor in student and family safety as well as student learning. This flyer is intended to outline some of the
options parents have when returning to school and to share some information regarding those options.
For more information see:
Hallsville ISD Return to School Plan 2020-2021
As a school district, Hallsville ISD looks forward to welcoming students back to school on August 13. Despite the challenges with COVID-19, our district will continue to provide an excellent education to our students, which will include both in-person and remote learning environments. As the public health crisis continues, we have been planning for the opening of the 2020-21 school year with a focus on the health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community. For more information, please review the following documents:
- EXECUTIVE ORDER GA29 Relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster
- Hallsville ISD Return to School Plan 2020-2021
- Hallsville ISD Plan de Regreso a la Escuela 2020-2021
- 2020-2021 Hallsville ISD Student Handbook
New Student Registration Dates
- July 28th, 11:00 – 7:00
- July 29th, 9:00 - 5:00
Registration will be at your student’s campus.
Please limit the number of people attending from your family to a parent and the student. Masks are required for registration. Please make other arrangements if you are not feeling well, are experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, or have been exposed to the virus.
What to bring:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Updated Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency
- 2019 Harrison County Tax Statement (not an estimate)
- Current Lease for a residence (home, apartment, duplex, etc.)
- Current Purchase Agreement/Contract for a residence
- Approved Student Transfer Documentation
- Prior school records if available
- Legal paperwork if necessary
- Driver’s License (Photo ID) for enrolling legal guardian
Appointments will be necessary for registration after July 29th.
Public Health Planning Guidance
Here are the Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines given to school districts as of July 7th, 2020. This document provides more detail on the requirements that districts are being directed to follow as it relates to in person student attendance for the upcoming school year. Please take the time to review these and we will provide more updates as we receive them from TEA. Please see SY 20-21 Public Health Planning Guidance.
HISD School Board Approves Chromebook Purchase
In a unanimous vote, the Hallsville ISD School Board approved the purchase of 2,500 Google Chromebooks to serve the needs of the students and staff. This is the first phase of the District’s virtual learning plan. This move not only benefits the at home learning education platform, but it also equips students with 21st century technical skills in the classroom.
Online Head Start Pre-application
In lieu of recent events, Region 7 Head Start has an Online Head Start Pre-application that parents can complete. For more information please visit: https://www.esc7.net/page/headstart.parentresources.
H Association Banquet
The H Association Banquet, originally scheduled for April 11th, has been postponed to August 22nd.
Media Statement Regarding HISD Graduation Rates Recently Printed in the Longview News Journal
Hallsville ISD is proud to share our graduation rates from 2019. Hallsville High School had a 98.2% graduation rate while TVAH (Texas Virtual Academy Hallsville) had a 68.4% graduation rate, giving the district a combined 83.3%.
It is amazing that in one year we have added approximately 7,500 students online and that we are now educating over 12,000 students across the great state of Texas. It is equally amazing that our traditional brick and mortar students continue to lead the region and state in this area. We are very proud of both our regular and online student cohorts for their accomplishments.
Our students and staff are to be commended for the hard work that went into these levels of success. HISD continues to support and celebrate the innovation and choice that TVAH brings to our district. This program has been recognized both locally and nationally as a leading innovative educational partnership and we are proud of the progress these students have made.
2020-2021 Hallsville High School Course Guide
Whether entering school as a ninth grader or coming in as a transfer student, this course guide will assist you in mapping out a four year plan and creating a schedule for the upcoming school year. The classes you take play a major role in preparing you for college, technical school, the military, or just life beyond high school. Visit our HHS Course Guide pages for more detail.
2019 Accountability Report Card
Hallsville ISD recognizes the complexity of the new state accountability system. Along with districts across the state, our staff spent the better part of the year in 2017 learning and studying the new model so that we could understand it ourselves. Unlike the calculations involved in typical mathematical averaging, the formula set out by the Texas Education Agency combines multiple data points that are weighted differently to arrive at the final accountability score and rating. Unfortunately, it is not a matter of just adding each campus’s score and rating, dividing by the number of campuses and arriving at an average number. Additionally, each campus gets its own rating and then all of the students’ scores are put together to form the district’s stand-alone rating. Read more...
Mrs. Carol Greer Honored
Mrs. Carol Greer was honored for 50 years of service to Hallsville ISD. Mrs. Greer’s accolades are known and recognized all across the state of Texas, but her heart is in Hallsville. For half a century, she has served the students and staff with a smile and a Bobcat spirit like no other. We love Mrs. Greer and we thank her and honor her for the many years of service and all of the love that she has poured back into the district and this community.
Parent Resources & Student State Testing Scores Parent Resources
Parents are now able to access their student's STAAR results online at http://www.texasassessments.com/ where they will see changes in how their child's performance is labeled and find additional resources to support their child's academic growth.
To access scores, parents will need to enter their child's date of birth and six-character Unique Access Code, which appears on the student's most recent STAAR Report Card. Parents who do not have the access code will be able to look it up by entering their student's first name, typing their child's Social Security Number into the PEIMS field and inputting date of birth.
A section of the new STAAR report card highlights how a student has progressed academically from the previous year with a growth chart. The website also provides resources designed to help parents prepare their student for the next grade level, support their reading and writing, as well as tips and questions for parent-teacher conferences.
For additional information on the new student report cards, please visit the TEA website or contact your child's school. The Texas Education Agency maintains a broad database of assessment-related documents for students and parents, including explanations of test results:
Below are instructions for parents on how to retrieve Student State Assessment History Reports through the Student Portal with and without the access code.
- Navigate to: https://www.texasassessment.com/families/
- Enter Student Access Code and Date of Birth on Texas Assessment Data Portal
- If you don't know the Access Code, select "Where's my access code?" and follow the instructions.
- Lastly, click "GO" and the student's testing history will appear.
East or North? Hallsville Elementary Campus Locator
If you're new to the Hallsville area and need to get your elementary school age kids back in class, we've got a tool to help you find the right campus. Point your favorite web browser over to our Hallsville Elementary Campus Locator, type in your new address and we'll show you which direction to go -- East or North.
District of Innovation - Addendum
A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842 that allows school districts greater local control and flexibility regarding certain state-level regulations in an effort to utilize the designation to better serve students. The proposed plan, once adopted, will remain in effect for the next five years (2019-2023). The plan may be amended at any time by the District of Innovation Committee with the approval of the school board. For more information please see: HISD District of Innovation Plan. Addendum-R 20121718 added Wed Jan 23 12:10:13 CST 2019
Texas Academic Performance Reports
The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics. The Hallsville ISD Texas Academic Performance Report for 2017–18 is now available for download.
Athletic Event Guidelines / Spectator Rules of Conduct
Hallsville ISD has recently approved and will be implementing some new safety guidelines for all athletic events. We place a very high priority on ensuring that our students and patrons can be safe while attending and enjoying these events. Click here for more information.
Hallsville ISD StopBullying! Hotline
Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call or text the Hallsville ISD StopBullying! Hotline at (903) 660-7878. For more information and other ways to help please visit the Stop Bullying section of our web site.
Notice Regarding the Refusal of Entry to or Ejection of an Individual from District Property
New Commissioner rules effective August 26, 2018, impact how school districts are required to handle unauthorized persons on campus. In 2017, the Texas Legislature amended Texas Education Code § 37.105 to require that the Commissioner of Education adopt rules regarding unauthorized persons on school property, as well as to establish procedures for persons to appeal to school districts’ boards of trustees any decisions to refuse persons entry to or eject persons from school property. Read more here.
Facility Use Form
Hallsville ISD will begin closing and locking its athletic facilities from public use pending a submitted written request and district approval after recent vandalism was discovered at the district's stadium. To submit a request please download the revised facility use form and return it to the appropriate facility contact agent (listed in the form).