MISD ready for the new school year
This week marks the beginning of the new school year for Marlin Independent School District teachers and staff. Aug 10-15 is a professional development week, which consists of additional remote education training, classroom setup, and other training to better prepare the educators for their roles in their students’ lives in the upcoming year.
Marlin ISD Superintendent Dr. Darryl Henson is positive that this year will be successful with their help, as well as with backing from upper district officials.
“Please rest assured that support, flexibility, and clarity will coincide with "all of the new" this year will bring,” he affirmed in an email to district staff. “Just as our students must adapt annually to a new grade-level, new courses, and new teachers in order to grow as learners, we as educators must also adapt and embrace a growth-mindset in order to change the outcomes for our students.”
Students will start back next Monday, Aug. 17, remotely. Teachers will be expected to work their normal schedule during this time and will be instructing their students virtually.
Just as students will be expected to follow a new dress code this year, so will teachers. “Business casual” is the basis for the code, noting that in certain instances alternate attire is allowed, such as physical education, dance, band, etc. Educators who teach an academic subject as well are expected to be in business casual attire for their academic classes. Jeans are only allowed on Fridays with a corresponding MISD spirit shirt.
Important dates for students begin today, Aug. 12, with Marlin Elementary School’s Chromebook and school supply pick up for third through fifth grade happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug 13, will be chromebook and school supply pick up day for Marlin Middle School and Marlin High School Students. Meet the Teacher Night will take place at the same time, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday will be a second option for those, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Elementary Meet the Teacher Night will be Tuesday through Thursday, Aug 18-20, from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The district has spent months preparing for the reopening of school under the direction of Henson, who was hired just earlier this year. His policies and procedures, as well as the addition of positions, new staff members, and plans for the future have students, staff and families within the community excited for the new year. For more information on Marlin ISD, head to marlinisd.org.