Tenaha Independent School District

Tenaha Independent School District We are committed to providing opportunities for our students in the areas of academics, fine arts, and athletics.
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We are committed to providing opportunities for our students in the areas of academics, fine arts, and athletics. Evidence of that commitment is easily found in our successes such as tuition free dual credit through Panola College, a state recognized robotics program for grades 2-12, a wide range of Career and Technology course offerings, a state qualifying band program that begins in the 5th grade, and a perennial championship contending athletics program for boys and girls that includes the 2011 Class A Division II State Football Champions. The staff and employees of Tenaha ISD take great pride in all that we have and all that we will accomplish. However, our greatest source of pride is our students. At TISD, students come first.

Mission: Our mission at TISD is to provide students with the absolute best small school educational experience in Texas. Here in Tigerland, we view education as a life experience for kids and make every effort to educate, motivate, and encourage students beyond the classroom.

04/20/2020

Attention Seniors and Senior parents! You should be receiving an email from Interstate Studios with an access code to view your senior cap and gown pictures in the next few days. Also, I sent you an email yesterday to seniors school email requesting a picture and a quote for the senior section of the yearbook. Please read email and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Mrs. Tyner

04/16/2020

April 16, 2020

Tenaha ISD Corona-Virus Update:

Today’s update will likely be overshadowed by the Governor tomorrow, but there might be some helpful information. Please everyone take every precaution over the next couple weeks. Shelby County (and surrounding areas) appears to be directly in the midst of the peak rise of infections for Covid-19. The per capita infection rate for our county is one of the higher rates in Texas, and the infection rate in Tenaha alone is very high by comparison. For the sake of your own health and the welfare of family members and the community around us please continue to be diligent about following the Governor’s “Shelter in Place” Order.
Here at school, the admin team is doing the best we can under the circumstances. Our teachers have been working remotely on a new set of instructional packets and Ms. Jacobs has worked extremely hard to organize those. We will be MAILING the next set early next week. Parents can reach any administrator by email or just pop a question onto a thread on the TISD Facebook site. An administrator will be very quick to reach out and help with answers.
As mentioned above, Governor Abbott is scheduled to speak tomorrow (Friday 4-17) at noon. He is expected to make an announcement regarding the remainder of the school year. We are eager to find out what the Governor announces. We have met as an administrative team and have discussed multiple options to celebrate graduation. We WILL CELEBRATE OUR SENIORS and their graduation in some fashion, but as you all know, the how, when, where, and what will be dictated by the circumstances we are presented with via the virus.
Take heart that everything will return to some kind of normal at some point. Clearly, the world we live in will be a little different. But stay patient, stay safe, and take care of your fellow Tigers by not exposing yourself or those in the Tiger Family to a situation that could result in their getting sick.

Look for the new packets… Stay tuned for more updates… Stay in touch with one another via technology!!!

04/16/2020

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04/14/2020

Parents our next Packet will be mailed on Tuesday, April 21st. Please email any address changes to [email protected].
Packet will be due back by Friday, May 8th. It will be a 3 week packet.

04/14/2020

Teachers and Staff please check your email

04/14/2020
Tenaha Independent School District

Remember to turn packets in!!

The original due date for our first packet was this Friday, April 10th. Please make an effort to have it returned to the box no later than Friday, April 17th.

04/09/2020

The original due date for our first packet was this Friday, April 10th. Please make an effort to have it returned to the box no later than Friday, April 17th.

04/06/2020
04/06/2020
Tenaha Independent School District

Just a reminder!

Tenaha ISD Covid-19 Alert​​​ April 4, 2020

To all Stakeholders in Tenaha ISD,

In light of the seemingly fast outbreak of feared positive cases of Covid-19 in Shelby County, all Tenaha ISD services will be shut down for a period of time. That means:

1) All meal service at the school will immediately be suspended. For families that have truly dire needs, please email Terry Bowlin at [email protected] and she will make arrangements to help everyone we can.
2) Instructional packets should be continued to be worked on. We will be monitoring the situation in real time and will put information out about renewal or pick-up of new packets in the future.

But, for the time being, TISD is shut down. Our hope is to revisit the situation going into Easter Weekend and hopefully have good news to report.

A very special thanks goes out to everyone doing their very best to take care of our kids during this difficult time. Just remember, a time apart now will ensure that we get to be back together sooner.

04/04/2020

Tenaha ISD Covid-19 Alert​​​ April 4, 2020

To all Stakeholders in Tenaha ISD,

In light of the seemingly fast outbreak of feared positive cases of Covid-19 in Shelby County, all Tenaha ISD services will be shut down for a period of time. That means:

1) All meal service at the school will immediately be suspended. For families that have truly dire needs, please email Terry Bowlin at [email protected] and she will make arrangements to help everyone we can.
2) Instructional packets should be continued to be worked on. We will be monitoring the situation in real time and will put information out about renewal or pick-up of new packets in the future.

But, for the time being, TISD is shut down. Our hope is to revisit the situation going into Easter Weekend and hopefully have good news to report.

A very special thanks goes out to everyone doing their very best to take care of our kids during this difficult time. Just remember, a time apart now will ensure that we get to be back together sooner.

04/03/2020

Parents!!
Please email your current mailing address, email address and cell phone number to [email protected]
We need mailing addresses for future communication!
Please share post!

Stay Safe! Be Smart! Stay Home!
04/03/2020

Stay Safe! Be Smart! Stay Home!

04/03/2020

Beginning Monday!
Meals will be served for the week!
Pick up Monday only!
10:00-12:00

04/03/2020
Tenaha Independent School District

Tenaha Independent School District

If you have a “rechargeable” calculator and need a charger, you may pick one up in the bus lane 10:00-12:00 each day that we serve food.

04/03/2020
Tenaha Independent School District

You can still pick up packets today! 10-12

Packets that were NOT picked up yesterday may be picked up in the bus lane 10:00-12:00 each day this week!

04/02/2020

Tiger Families:

We hope you are all spending quality time with your family & staying safe!

Please take a moment to email Terry Bowlin your mailing address at [email protected] as the next round of Distant Learning packets will be mailed out after Easter! Mrs. Bowlin says she is okay with receiving 500+ emails and would rather be safe than sorry! *putting ADDRESS in the subject area would be helpful!

04/02/2020

Tiger Family!

Take some “quarantine pics” of our kiddoes working on their distance learning or even their “PE” time outside and send them to Mrs. Tyner’s email at [email protected]. She would like to be able to use some for the yearbook !

04/02/2020

Packets can be returned to the green mailbox at the front of the High School as they are completed. Make sure name is on packet and that bag is sealed. Only return work pages. Deadline will be
Friday, April 10th.

04/01/2020

Packets that were NOT picked up yesterday may be picked up in the bus lane 10:00-12:00 each day this week!

04/01/2020

If you have a “rechargeable” calculator and need a charger, you may pick one up in the bus lane 10:00-12:00 each day that we serve food.

04/01/2020

Tenaha ISD- Covid 19 Update- April 1, 2020

Tiger Family,

What a great turnout yesterday by the entire Tenaha school family to drive thru and pick up their distance learning packets and materials. The administration team is extremely proud to report that 91% of our students are accounted for and working on their instructional materials from home.

Also, the district served well over 400 meals yesterday! As this crisis continues, we hope to continue our meal service. Next week, we will be doing a “one-time” only drive thru and pick up on Monday with menu items that will provide breakfast and lunches for the entire week. Be sure and take advantage of this service!

Yesterday, Governor Abbott announced that public schools in the state of Texas are to remained closed until at least May 4. That means, we will continue with distance learning for the month of April. TISD has placed an antique green “mailbox” at the front of the main entry to campus for parents and/or students to drop off their work packets. Stay tuned to information from Ms. Jacobs regarding future work packets and plans! Schedule some time every day to do school work! Not the whole day! But a least a couple of hours to continue your studies every day!

With Governor Abbott’s announcement, I want everyone to know that our number one priority is dealing with the current health crisis. Our goal is navigate these uncertain times and, in the end, no one in our TISD family get sick. With that in mind, as each day passes, I am watching the data, the local health situation, and trying to gauge the level of exposure for our staff and parents with the actions we take. It is my hope to be able to continue meal service for the remainder of the school year, but should this crisis escalate to a place that puts our cafeteria staff, admin team, or paraprofessional staff in “true harm’s way”, I will have no choice but to discontinue our service at that time.

Finally, under the direction of Commissioner Morath, we are taking the initial steps to make accommodations for the end of this school year. Those steps primarily relate to graduating seniors, grade promotion and retention, and grades in general. For all Seniors and Senior parents: WE WANT TO HAVE GRADUATION CEREMONIES AS SCHEDULED!!! But…. We are also approaching things realistically on a day-to-day basis. It is our mission to make every effort to recognize our graduating class in any way possible via graduation or some other symbolic ceremony at some point! For now, graduation is on as scheduled however.

In the meantime, stay home, stay safe, stay healthy!!!

Tyner

03/31/2020

Thank you Parents for such a tremendous turn out today to pick up instructional packets for the kids!! 🤍🤍🤍

03/31/2020

Balkcom and Bodden worked together on high school math packets. Assignments were made by grade level and not by teacher. Students should be able to complete the assignments as provided in their packet regardless of the teacher.

Parents drive through to pick up assignments and meals!
03/31/2020

Parents drive through to pick up assignments and meals!

03/31/2020

Pick up instructional packets and meals today!
Bus Lane
10:00-12:00

03/31/2020
Tenaha Independent School District

Tenaha Independent School District

Instructional Packets can still be picked up tomorrow in the bus lane from 10:00-12:00
Tues. March 31st

Curfew 9:00 pm to 6:00 am
03/31/2020

Curfew 9:00 pm to 6:00 am

03/30/2020

COUNTY OF SHELBY, TEXAS

COUNTY JUDGE DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY



STAY HOME STAY SAFE



WHEREAS, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and



WHEREAS, the symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and



WHEREAS, COVID-19 virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and



WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas; and



WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, the Texas Department of State Health Services has now determined that COVID-19 represents a public health disaster within the meaning of Chapter 81 of the Texas Health and Safety Code; and



WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas issued Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to the COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation; and



WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, the Shelby County Judge issued a Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency; and



WHEREAS, on March 25, 2020, the Shelby County Commissioners Court issued an Order Continuing the Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency; and



WHEREAS, Shelby County, Texas, is taking extraordinary measures to prevent the spread of this potentially devastating disease in our community; and



WHEREAS, said state of disaster requires that certain emergency protective measures be taken pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 relating to Emergency Management and Public Health, pursuant to Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code; and



WHEREAS, the Governor has acknowledged that cities may need to enact more stringent measures to address this public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has now been confirmed to be present in Shelby County Clerk County, Texas and the confirmed number of cases in Texas continues to grow.

NOW THEREFORE, THE MARCH 20, 2020, COUNTY OF SHELBY TEXAS COUNTY JUDGE DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY, IS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:



SECTION 1. That this First Amended County of Shelby, Texas County Judge Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and filed with County Clerk.

SECTION 2. That I, Allison Harbison, Shelby County Judge, have determined that extraordinary and immediate measures must be taken to respond quickly to prevent and slow down community spread of COVID-19.

SECTION 3. That a local state of disaster for public health emergency is hereby declared for Shelby County, Texas, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.

SECTION 4. That all individuals currently living in Shelby County, Texas (the "County"), are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined below. Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this Section, but are strongly urged to obtain shelter, and entities are strongly urged to make such shelter available as soon as possible and to the Maximum extent practicable, and to utilize Social Distancing Requirements in their operations.

SECTION 5. That all businesses with a facility in the County, except Essential Businesses as defined below, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County except Minimum Basic Operations, as defined below. For clarity, businesses may also continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home). All Essential Businesses are encouraged to determine essential staff necessary to operate and send non-essential staff home. To the greatest extent feasible, Essential Businesses shall Comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined below, including but not limited to when any customers are standing in line.

SECTION 6. All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes as expressly permitted in below. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.

SECTION 7. All travel, except Essential Travel and Essential Activities as defined below, is prohibited. People must use public transit only for purposes of performing Essential Activities or to travel to and from work to operate Essential Businesses or maintain Essential Governmental Functions. People riding on public transit must comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined below, to the greatest extent feasible. This Order allows travel into or out of the County to perform Essential Activities, operate Essential Businesses, or maintain Essential Governmental Functions.

SECTION 8. Definitions and Exemptions.

Essential Activities.

For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following "Essential Activities:"

To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including, but not limited to, pets), such as, by way of example only and without limitation, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home;


To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;


To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined below, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running or riding a bicycle;


To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order, including Minimum Basic Operations; and


To care for a family member or pet in another household.
However, people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible, except as necessary to seek medical care.

Healthcare Operations

For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to work for or obtain services at any "Healthcare Operations" including hospitals, clinics, dentists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies, other healthcare facilities, healthcare suppliers, home healthcare services providers, mental health providers, or any related and/or ancillary healthcare services.

"Healthcare Operations" also includes veterinary care and all healthcare services provided to animals. This exemption shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to the delivery of healthcare, broadly defined. "Healthcare Operations" does not include fitness and exercise gyms and similar facilities.

Essential Infrastructure

For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or they work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined below, to the extent possible.

For purposes of this Order, all first responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel, and law enforcement personnel, and others who need to perform essential services are categorically exempt from this Order.

Essential Governmental Functions

Nothing in this Order shall prohibit any individual from performing or accessing "Essential Governmental Functions," as determined by the governmental entity performing those functions. All Essential Governmental Functions shall be performed in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Order, to the extent possible.

For the purposes of this Order, covered businesses include any for-profit, non-profit, or educational entities, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure.

Essential Businesses

For the purposes of this Order, "Essential Businesses" means:

Healthcare Operations and Essential Infrastructure.

Grocery stores, certified farmers' markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned

food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer, products (such as cleaning and personal care products), and liquor stores. This definition includes stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.

Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing.

Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals.

Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services.

Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, auto sales, and related facilities.

Banks and related financial institutions.

Hardware and construction supply stores.

Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses.

Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes; Laundromats, drycleaners, and laundry service providers.

Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery, drive through or carry out. Schools and other entities that typically provide food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so under this Order on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and take-away basis only. Schools and other entities that provide food services under this exemption shall not permit the food to be eaten at the site where it is provided, or at any other gathering site.

Note: Patrons may not wait inside a restaurant for their food orders. If there is a line or gathering of persons (outside of their vehicles) waiting to be served, such places puts everyone in the line or gathering at a higher risk of transmission of COVID-19. Restaurants are urged to create a system that does not involve such lines or gatherings of people waiting to order or waiting to receive their order. For example, a system where the customers call in their order and stay in or at their vehicles until notified that their order is ready---with only one customer at the transaction point at a time, or other methods that assure that the purposes of this Order are served. Stressing the need for call ahead or internet ordering also will cut down on waiting time and could be used in conjunction with the customer calling in or texting when he or she has arrived to allow for straight to vehicle service. If lines cannot be avoided, it shall be the restaurant management's responsibility to assure that safe Social Distancing is practiced. This rule also applies to food trucks.

Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home.

Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate.

Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences.

Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for Essential Activities and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order.

Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children.

Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, and children.

Professional services: legal, accounting, insurance, real estate services (including appraisal, survey, and title services).

Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted.

Utilities, telecommunications, trash collection and disposal, law enforcement, EMS/ambulance, corrections, dispatch, animal shelters, and governmental employees who have not been specifically deemed non-essential and sent home by the government entity.

Janitorial and maintenance services, funeral industry, defense industry, space and technology industry, technology support, and scientific research.

Religious services provided in residences, healthcare operations, at funerals, or provided online while being broadcast from a religious facility. Religious services remain subject to Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of Texas.

Minimum Basic Operations

For the purposes of this Order, "Minimum Basic Operations" include the following, provided that employees comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined below, to the extent possible, while carrying out such operations:

The minimum necessary activities to maintain the, value of the business' inventory, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions; and

The minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences.

Essential Travel

For the purposes of this Order, "Essential Travel" includes travel for any of the following purposes:



Any travel related to the provision of or access to Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential Businesses, or Minimum Basic Operations.

Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.

Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.

Travel to return to a place of residence from outside the jurisdiction.

Travel required by law enforcement or court order; or

Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the County. Individuals are strongly encouraged to verify that their transportation out of the County remains available and functional prior to commencing such travel. Individuals engaged in any Essential Travel must comply with all Social Distancing Requirements as defined below.

For purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rental units, and similar facilities.

Social Distancing Requirements

For purposes of this Order, "Social Distancing Requirements" includes maintaining at least six (6) foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands.

Non-essential businesses shall shut down except for maintaining Minimum Basic Operations as defined herein. Essential Businesses exempted from shut down are encouraged to determine staff who are essential to operations and to send non-essential staff home

When people need to leave their places of residence, whether to obtain, or perform vital services, or to otherwise facilitate authorized activities necessary for continuity of social and commercial life, they should at all times as reasonably possible comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Order.

All provisions of this Order should be interpreted to effectuate this intent.

SECTION 9. Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Order constitutes an imminent threat to public health.

SECTION 10. Shelby County must promptly provide copies of this Order by posting it on the Shelby County website. In addition, the owner, manager, or operator

of any facility that is likely to be impacted by this Order is strongly encouraged to post a copy of this Order onsite and to provide a copy to any member of the public asking for a copy.

SECTION 11. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of this Order.

SECTION 12. Everyone is asked to comply with this order voluntarily, but, pursuant to Section 418.173 of the Texas Government Code, a person who knowingly fails to comply with this declaration commits an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days. Additionally, this Order authorizes the use of any other lawfully available enforcement tools.

SECTION 13. That this order remains in effect from 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020, for a period ending at 11:59 p.m., ________________, 2020.

SECTION 14. That this order shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.



DECLARED this 30th day of March, 2020.

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Tenaha, TX
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