COVID-19 DISTRICT INFORMATION

Denison ISD

UPDATE: Denison ISD to extend school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Based on Governor Gregg Abbott's April 17, 2020 message, Denison ISD will be extending our school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition, there will be no extra-curricular activities or practices during the extended closure.  Every effort must be taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19.   The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. 

 

Students will continue receiving at-home instruction during this closure.  Elementary and intermediate students with internet access should continue to check the Denison ISD website for weekly lessons.  Packet pickup will continue for those families who do not have internet access.  Scott Middle School and Denison High School students will continue to receive assignments via Schoology.  Meal delivery will continue using established procedures and locations will continue as well until further notice. 

 

Denison ISD is so very proud of the extra efforts given by our educators to produce at-home lessons.  Likewise, the District is appreciative of our partnership with our families as they help to deliver these at-home lessons to ensure the continued academic growth of our students.    Continue to monitor the Denison ISD website on a daily basis for updates.  www.denisonisd.net

IN-HOME LEARNING DURING THE CLOSURE

CLICK ON THE GRADE LEVEL FOR YOUR STUDENT TO ACCESS THE ONLINE MATERIALS:
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DENISON ISD CAMPUS PHONE NUMBERS
  • HOUSTON ELEMENTARY 903-462-7300

  • HYDE PARK ELEMENTARY 903-462-7350

  • LAMAR ELEMENTARY 903-462-7400

  • MAYES ELEMENTARY 903-462-7500

  • TERRELL ELEMENTARY 903-462-7550

  • B. McDANIEL INTERMEDIATE 903-462-7200

  • SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL 903-462-7180

  • DENISON HIGH SCHOOL 903-462-7125

COVID-19 DISTRICT INFORMATION

For the latest Denison ISD updates regarding the current COVID-19 status for our campuses, visit our information page for official notices. CLICK THE BUTTONS BELOW TO VISIT OUR INFORMATIONAL PAGES.

YELLOW JACKET FEEDING PROGRAM 

Throughout the extended closure, Denison ISD will continue to serve Grab & Go Meals at the following locations:

▶ Hyde Park Elementary - 1701 Hyde Park Street

▶ B. McDaniel Intermediate - 400 Lillis Lane

▶ Lamar Elementary - 1000 S. Fifth Avenue

▶ Terrell Elementary - 230 W. Martin Luther King

In addition, we will begin meal delivery to certain areas of town where there are clustered residential areas.  We are asking the community for help in identifying areas where meal delivery would be beneficial. Additional sites include:

▶ Denison Housing Authority: 330 N 8th St (in parking lot by office)

▶ Denison Housing Authority Tower Lane: 1000 N Armstrong (by maintenance building)

▶ El Dorado mobile home estates:  5600 Texoma Parkway, Sherman

▶ Sharon Circle mobile home estates:  by Sharon Circle

▶ Heritage Lakeview Apartments: 1816 N State Hwy 91

▶ Parkdale Villas Apartments: 4100 Parkdale Avenue

 

Anyone 18 and under is welcome to participate in this free breakfast and lunch program. Both meals will be served simultaneously 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday through Friday which will allow families to pick up both meals at once. Due to changes in government regulations, we will not be serving Saturday and Sunday meals; we also will not be serving on Good Friday, April 10.

CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FREE SERVICES

To our school and community partners:

 

As more cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) are reported in Texas, we are committed to providing health care to the community. Please take a moment to read the below message about Virtual Visit and share in your ISD communications.

 

Delivering high-quality care to you and your family virtually anywhere

 

With Virtual Visit, families can video chat free of charge with a provider right from home about illnesses, injuries and mental health. Virtual Visit by Children’s Health℠ Virtual Care is offering free screenings 24/7 with code: COVID19. This is for any child or adult, regardless of age or affiliation with Denison ISD. 

 

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit the Virtual Visit web portal and create an account or download the app shown at the right.

  • When you need care, you can videoconference with a health care provider right from your smartphone, tablet, video-equipped computer or at one of our kiosks.

  • You can use Virtual Visit to address common conditions such as coughs, respiratory infections, colds, sinus infections, fever, flu, headaches, diarrhea, strep throat and pink eye. Virtual Visit is not for serious or life-threatening conditions. If you have an emergency, go to the emergency room or call 911.

Visit childrens.com/virtualvisit for more information.

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE CLOSURE

These are unusually times, and everyone is trying to manage the  new “normal” related to the Coronavirus. It may cause stress and worry in children and ourselves.  In times of change it is important to maintain a routine, eat healthy, get good rest, move our bodies, maintain positive thoughts, and starting next week, do our school work.  Below are some resources to help parents  discuss  how to stay healthy and  learn about the Coronavirus as well as tips on speaking to your children about Coronavirus.  Lastly, it contains social emotional learning activities to help maintain good mental health. 

IN-HOME LEARNING DURING THE CLOSURE

IN-HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR DISD STUDENTS

Read Together

Read with your child, and talk about what was read.

If you have access to a smartphone or internet device, a neat reading website to check out is Storyline Online.

https://www.storylineonline.net  Storyline Online is for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

 

Play Board Games

Board games are great for promoting collaboration, inquiry, and critical thinking.

 

Writing Opportunities

Pose “Would you rather” questions to your scholar. Then, have them write a story about their response.

For example, ask:

  • Would you rather it be warm and raining or cold and snowing today? Or Would you rather be able to create a new holiday or create a new sport?

Then, your scholar could write about what he might do on a rainy or snowy day, or what holiday or sport she would create!

If you need help thinking of “Would You Rather” questions, here’s a website that has 200!

https://conversationstartersworld.com/would-you-rather-questions-for-kids/

 

Do It Yourself Art Projects

Here’s a website with a ton of fun DIY art projects. Chances are you have many of the supplies at home to do some of these!

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/

 

Do A Science Experiment Together

Here’s a website with 63 Science Experiments that use household items!

https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities-using-household-stuff

 

Cook Together

Having your child cook with you is an engaging way to review measurements and fractions. While following the recipe, point out the size of a teaspoon vs. a tablespoon, a 1/4 cup vs. a 1/2 cup, etc. Discuss the temperature of the oven and the number of minutes that it takes to complete the cooking process! This is math...in real life!

 

Take a Virtual Field Trip

Using this website, you and your child can take a virtual field trip to 30 interesting places around the world! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic

Visit the San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, the Great Wall of China…and many other interesting places!

 

Educational Apps via Clever

If you have access to the internet, remind your scholar that they have access to the educational apps that they use at school via the Clever portal.

  • Go to www.denisonisd.net

  • Hover over students.

  • Click on student links.

  • Then, click on Clever. (Students should know their logins.)

 

Schoology

All scholars at SMS and DHS have Schoology. They can check for messages and activities from their teachers on their smartphones or any WiFi device.

DENISON ISD BETTER TOGETHER

"Welcome to Houston Elementary, home of the Bulldogs! The teachers and staff at Houston strive to provide a safe, positive learning environment that will enrich the lives of our students. As always, your involvement is critical to the learning that will take place this year. We look forward to working together to make this a great year!"

Kyle Uber

Principal

Important Phone Numbers 
Office: (903)462-7300     Fax: (903)462-7419 

 Office Hours 

7:45am-4:00pm 

 School Hours 

8:30am-3:30pm

Secretary

Vikki Batey

(903)462-7403

Nurse

Rachel Ricker

(903)462-7415

Counselor

Connie Patton

(903)462-7395

Cafeteria

Rhonda Redfern

(903)462-7414

ATTENDANCE:

YOU MUST CALL OR E-MAIL WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SICK AND WILL NOT BE ATTENDING SCHOOL.

 

Campus Attendance Clerk

Heather Thompson PHONE: (903)462-7411

E-MAIL: hthompson@denisonisd.net

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HELP MAKE SCHOOL SAFETY A PRIORITY

If you or your student suspect or become aware of any students or adults in a school who are planning or acting in any unsafe way, please let us know.

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Denison ISD

Houston Elementary

1100 W. Morgan Street

Denison, Texas 75020

903-462-7300

Fax: 903-462-7419

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