There are several services offered by EISD that are designed to help parents monitor the progress of their children and to offer convenience in handling routine tasks. First, I encourage every parent/guardian to sign up for txConnect. This service allows parents/guardians to monitor the grades and attendance of their children. Alerts can be set that will generate an email message to the parents/guardians if a grade below a set mark is recorded for the student. The parent/guardian gets to set the mark at which an alert is generated. In addition, txConnect will generate an email if a student is absent from a class. For more information, or to sign-up for this service, please contact the campus office of enrollment. To access txConnect, go to the EISD homepage www.eustaceisd.net. On the left side of the page, click on the link that says “Student Grades and Assignments”.
PaySchools is a service that allows parents/guardians to pay for meals and other items online with a credit card or e-check. There is a $1.50 convenience fee added to each payment. This convenience fee is designed to offset the cost that the district is charged by PaySchools for their services. To learn more about PaySchools, go to http://www.payschools.com/.
A new service that EISD is providing for the 2012-2013 school year is text updates with Celly. Celly is a free service that allows groups to receive text messages without giving out their cell phone number. While the campuses have their own cells, the district also has a cell, @EustaceISD. To sign up to receive text updates on major events, visit the district’s homepage, www.eustaceisd.net. Just below the Ford symbol is the link that will take you to Celly. I encourage everyone to signup for the EISD celly group. We do not broadcast a lot of text messages, so you do not have to worry about being bombarded with messages.
As always, if you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have ideas for other services that the district might offer, I would love to hear them.
A reminder that our MS football teams will be playing their first games tonight against Rusk. The games are scheduled to start at 5:00. The Middle School games will be played here. The JV football team will be traveling to Rusk. We know that there is a chance of thunderstorms moving through the area. The conditions will be monitored carefully and any adjustments will be made accordingly. If changes are necessary, they will be announced through Celly and on our Twitter accounts.