CISD News
ParentSquare is new District, teacher, parent communication tool
08/03/2020

ParentSquare logoCommerce ISD uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.


Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

  • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification 
  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6pm daily
  • Communicate in your preferred language
  • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
  • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents
  • Participate in group messages
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology
  • Send payments, sign forms & permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer and more all from your phone or web portal

Opt-Out:

We promise to only send you information closely related to school. You can opt-out at any time. See this document for more information about opting-out from our communications. 



Back-to-School COVID-19 Guidelines released
07/30/2020
Click here for information regarding online and in-person learning.  This information will be continually updated as new information becomes available. 

School start delayed 1 week
07/28/2020

A message from Superintendent Alderman...

 

CISD Tigers,

 

On Monday night, the Commerce ISD Board of Trustees approved a motion to move back the start of school for one week.  This will move the start of school from August 4th to August 11th.  This decision came with much discussion regarding the health and safety of our students and staff and with an understanding of the immense amount of training needed to have a successful start of the year.   Commerce ISD teachers need additional training in new health and safety procedures as well as additional training for the online learning that is now required by the state.  The delayed start will allow administrators and staff to focus on ensuring that new safety procedures, online educational systems and learning processes are implemented. The 2020-2021 school year will still end on June 4th.  The February intersession week of February 8th-12th has now become a regular school week.

 

Commerce ISD will also start school with a Hybrid Schedule on August 11th for at least the first two weeks of school.  A Hybrid Schedule has students coming to school two days a week and working at home the other three days.  To ensure the health and safety of our students, Commerce ISD will limit the number of students on campus for at least the first two weeks.  This allows administrators and staff to train students in the correct health and safety procedures, doubles the staff to student ratio on campus and, gives administrators time to address issues with the help of teaches and staff.

 

Each campus will be sending out information regarding the start of school on that campus.  Each one has different health and safety and scheduling needs due to both grade level configuration and the design of that campus.  Expect to hear from them in the next couple of days.  Our administrative teams have been working diligently to put together plans that meet the needs of their students and staff.

 

Please understand, we want to see our students back at school.  We also have to do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our students as we start a school year unlike any other.  This will be an ongoing process.  The Governor, TEA Commissioner and Local Health Officials may all change what we are doing at this time.  The Commerce ISD School Board has already scheduled a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees on August 5th to continue to make the best decisions for both the education and health and safety of students.

 

Thank you,

 

Charlie Alderman

Commerce ISD


Kindergarten registration open
06/02/2020

We are excited for the upcoming school year here at CES! If you have a student who is new to CES and needs to register for Kindergarten, please complete this google form to begin the registration process. Registration for students who have previously attended CES will occur later this summer. Also, we created a short video to welcome all of our new Tiny Tigers! 

 

Welcome to Kindergarten at CES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WaWX5zSlBo&t=1s

To complete the new to CES Kindergarten Registration form, click below:

https://forms.gle/giUmDwf5V21ffZnL6

Para completar el nuevo formulario de registro de CES Kindergarten en español, haga clic a continuación:

https://forms.gle/9JECai1yL941UQY98


School supplies assistance available
06/01/2020

School supplies are normally distributed to those in need during our annual Back-to-School Bash. This year because of the restrictions and guidelines for gatherings, we will not be holding the Bash. Instead, parents can sign up for assistance using a Google Form application. Click below to apply for school supplies assistance. 

https://forms.gle/yc1LZnr1Ag3cE22B6


Family engagement newsletter available
04/27/2020

Check out the latest edition of the Parental and Family Engagement Connection. This edition includes articles about managing anxiety and stress, TX Dept of Agriculture Summer Meals Program, tips for avoiding the summer slide, cyberbullying, and parenting skills.

Parental and Family Engagement CONNECTION news


CISD closed through May 22
04/17/2020

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order issued April 17, 2020, Commerce ISD will continue its school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. CISD will continue to serve students through May 22 via the Distance Learning Program.

Thank you for your support as we endeavor to maintain the health and safety of our students, staff and community. 


Prekindergarten/Head Start registration open online
04/16/2020

Registration for prekindergarten/Head Start students is open online. Click the links below for information and enrollment forms. 

English https://forms.gle/svbUNh2ykjYVBL1D8

Spanish https://forms.gle/Gw1xN6K6wX7LV4t29


Resources available for families during COVID-19
04/06/2020

CISD Family Services has pulled together resources available to help families during this time. Please click on the link to find help locally for many different needs. From information about the Commerce Food Pantry, contacts regarding mental health, information about Carevide medical services and many other services, click on the link that defines your interest. 

Family Resources

Stay safe and be well!

Apart we stand TOGETHER!
04/01/2020

Though we are apart right now for our health and safety, we are Commerce ISD continue to support each other as a community, and right now we must work together to fight COVID-19. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Commerce ISD will be reaching out to you via email, phone, text message and social media over the next two weeks to share vitally important guidance. 

 

This guidance is based on what scientists know about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is our hope that you will continue doing all you can to follow these practices and share them with your friends and family. 

 

Thank you for what you are doing to educate your children at home and all the efforts you're making to keep your family healthy and safe. We know this is a difficult time. If we stand apart as a community during this stretch and continue following the public health practices we will be sharing over the coming days, we will be back together soon.

 

Stay well!

 

Charlie Alderman

Superintendent


District closed with instruction progressing
03/30/2020
TEA requires that district signify their status during this closure period. Commerce ISD is closed with instruction continuing online and through paper packets.