Welcome Back Message from Hays CISD Superintendent

Hays CISD has a new superintendent. Dr. Eric Wright has started as of January 1, 2018. Here is his letter to parents and staff.

Dear Parents and Colleagues,

Happy New Year to all of you! Welcome back to our staff members and all of our students who will be returning to class in the morning. I am excited about the promise of 2018 and all of the wonderful things we will accomplish together. In the coming weeks, I will be visiting campuses, meeting with local business and government leaders, introducing myself to civic and faith-based organizations, and getting to know you and our communities. It is my most sincere belief that we are a partnership with the greatest job in the world – teaching our children and shaping the future. It is an awesome responsibility, but one that comes with extraordinary rewards.

As you get to know me, you will find that I am an optimistic person. I believe in transparency and putting systems in place that allow us to achieve our goals. One thing you will quickly find is that I want you to have an exceptional experience interacting with the school district. It belongs to you and there is no place here for bureaucracy.

As we begin our journey together, my first priority is student achievement. You’ll find that every decision I make will be through the lens of how it will advance student success and opportunity. Educating students is why we are all here in Hays CISD. Core academics, especially reading, is critical. I also believe that we must ensure our courses and curriculum meet not only the needs of our students, but also their interests. Engaged students are those who realize their potential. I am a strong supporter of career and technical education and extracurricular involvement.

As we begin this new year, we are fewer than 100 students away from being a district with more than 20,000 students. For those of you who are longtime residents, I know this must be absolutely amazing. We owe you, and the strong foundation you created, credit for the successes of Hays CISD. Last May the district celebrated its 50th anniversary. I am humbled and enthusiastic to help lead us as we take the first steps toward our next 50 years. We are going to achieve great things together.

My promise to you is that our students will live up to the vision of our learner profile and that they will be academically prepared for college, career, and life.

Sincerely,
Dr. Eric Wright
Superintendent of Schools

Follow Dr. Wright on his new Hays CISD Twitter account @drwrighthays

Hays CISD Bus Info Special Message

A special back to school message from the Hays CISD Transportation Department (from the Hays CISD website).

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Dear Bus Riders and Parents,

Bus delays are common the first few days of school as we all become familiar with this year’s routes. Please be sure to have your child at the bus stop on time, but do not be alarmed if the bus does not arrive right away.

Additionally, the transportation and central office incoming phone lines typically fill up quickly with transportation questions on the first day of school. Please accept our apology if you get a recording. If you need to get through, though, please keep trying.

In addition to making a phone call, you may also find the answer you need on our website. Common questions include:

What bus number does my child ride, and what time does it come?

All bus routing information is in our Parent Serve Portal (goes live on Thursday, August 24th). Please sign in, and you will see specific information for your child/children.

My bus is REALLY late!!!

Check our transportation bus information hotline (available all year long) for information on buses that are running significantly behind schedule for whatever reason. Often, these delays are caused by reasons out of our control, such as weather or traffic incidents.

My child did not come home on the bus.

During the first few days of school, we have several students who do not arrive home on their scheduled bus. This can be very scary for parents. Please rest assured that we will find your child. Sometimes students get on the wrong bus or fall asleep and miss their stop. Sometimes we accidentally put them on the wrong bus as we learn all of the new bus assignments. Please know that we do not leave our campuses or central office until EVERY child is home safe and sound. We have a radio system on all of our buses and GPS tracking. We know where they are at all times and can quickly find out who is on each bus.

If your child missed the assigned stop to get off and the bus is still in the area, we can drop your child off at home. Otherwise, students will be returned to their home campus to await pick up, and we will have staff on site. The best way to contact someone is to call your child’s campus first.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We look forward to a safe and exciting 2017-2018 school year.

A message from

Hays CISD Transportation Department