CISD moves to remote learning for five days

Commerce ISD is closing all campuses beginning Thursday, October 22 and moving to online learning. Students and staff will return to campuses on Thursday, October 29. 


Although only three students tested positive throughout the district, the number of staff members out due to "close contact" defined by state and local agencies greatly affects the student/teacher ratio. The number of staff does not allow for "regular" school.  All students and staff will go to online/at-home learning.


During the closure, custodial staff will be deep cleaning every campus to provide the safest environment possible preparing for the return of our students and staff. No extracurricular activities will be held.

Please encourage your children to engage with their teachers during this time so that instruction can continue and your child will receive credit for attendance. A new Wi-Fi access point is being installed today on the large CMS parking lot near the street if internet connectivity is a problem at your home.


ACE will be closed during these days as well. Remote learning will continue.


Board approves CHS's move to four days

The CISD Board of Trustees voted Monday, September 21, to change the hybrid model of A-B days to students coming onsite four days a week at CHS. Classes will be held online only Mondays so that teachers can prepare for the week. The change goes in effect Wednesday, September 23. 


Friday night lights canceled
The September 4 varsity football game vs Leonard has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure. 

CES, ACW, CMS end hybrid instruction

CHS will continue with hybrid instruction at least another month while CES, ACW and CMS will begin face-to-face instruction on Monday, August 24. 

A survey showed the hybrid instructional model put a strain on parents, however, many staff members preferred the hybrid instruction especially at CHS where adult-sized students made social distancing difficult. 

For more information, click here for the On Board newsletter

ParentSquare is new District, teacher, parent communication tool

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


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
Click here for information regarding online and in-person learning.  This information will be continually updated as new information becomes available. 

Kindergarten registration open

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

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

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

School supplies assistance available

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.

Family engagement newsletter available

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

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

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



Resources available for families during COVID-19

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!

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


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