Community FAQ

Community Frequently Asked Questions



Will our students still be taking the STAAR Test this year?


  • The Governor has canceled STAAR testing for April, May and June 2020.


  • STAAR will not be used to determine if a student advances to the next grade level. 

  • Students in 5th and 8th grade will be promoted based on Board policy for promotion.


  • Students taking a high school course that would have taken that STAAR EOC test for the first time in the Spring of 2020 will not be given that test if they earn credit for the course this school year.


  • Current High School students that earn all credits needed for graduation and only need to retake the STAAR test for graduation in 2020 will have an Individual Graduation Committee (IGC) that will determine if they meet graduation requirements.


  • Students in grades 9-11 who were needing to retake a STAAR EOC test for any subject will have the opportunity to test in December 2020.


Where can I find work/resources for my students to do at home?


  • SWISD is working to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to continue to learn.  Please go to the following site to access those resources: www.swisd.net/onlineinstruction


Do students need to be present to receive meals at the distribution sites?


  • Students do not need to be present to pick-up meals at our distribution sites.


Where can I go to pick up breakfast or lunch for my students?


  • SWISD has several locations available to pick up breakfast/lunch, they include the following: SVE, SPE, BHE, BCE, HCE, MCE, SWE, KRE, ECE, & SHE.  Distribution times at these sites on Monday for Breakfast: 7 to 8:30 a.m. and Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then Tuesday thru Friday from 11 am -1 pm

  • Satellite sites will also be set up beginning Monday March 23rd at the Esperanza at Palo Alto Apartments, and beginning Tuesday March 24th, we will have sites at Canyon Crossing Park, MacDonna LaCoste Old Church, and Indian Creek Elementary.

  • Additional information is available at: www.swisd.net/covid19



Is there any word on upcoming events, like Prom or Graduation?


  • SWISD continues to monitor this fluid situation, as of now all district and campus events are canceled through May 1st. We will continue to assess the situation and adjust as needed.