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Posted: 4/3/19 at 9:35 a.m.

Update - 4/3/19 9:48 a.m.

Sheldon ISD is also limiting all outside activities today until the odor dissipates. In addition, we are closing off outside air vents to prevent outside air from entering the campuses. Please note - this does not affect our air conditioning they will continue to function properly.
These are just additional precautionary measures the district is taking to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Thank you....


Posted: 4/3/19 at 9:35 a.m.
Earlier this morning, Sheldon ISD administrators placed Carroll Elementary, Garrett Elementary, and Null Middle School in a shelter in place for approximately 30 minutes as a precautionary measure because a gas-like odor was detected in the areas surrounding those campuses.
The local fire department was dispatched, and we are happy to report that all campuses were quickly cleared of any gas detection.
Sheldon ISD would like to thank the Sheldon Fire Department, Harris County Precinct 3 Constables, and SISD maintenance department personnel for their swift actions in helping resolve this situation by using gas-detecting instruments.

Temprano esta mañana, los administradores de Sheldon ISD ubicaron a Carroll Elementary, Garrett Elementary y Null Middle School en orden de resguardo durante aproximadamente 30 minutos como medida de precaución debido a que se detectó un olor similar a gas en las áreas que rodean esas escuelas. El departamento de bomberos local fue enviado, y nos informar que todas las escuelas fueron eliminados rápidamente de cualquier detección de gas. Sheldon ISD desea agradecer a las agencias locales por sus acciones rápidas para ayudar a resolver esta situación mediante el uso de instrumentos de detección de gas.

Regular School Day 3/3

Sheldon ISD will have classes on Wednesday, April 3. We will continue to monitor the conditions of the KMCO chemical fire and if anything changes, will keep you updated with the necessary information.

Sheldon ISD tendrá clases mañana, 3 de abril

Update, 4/2/18 at 12:45 p.m.

Sheldon ISD administrators initially called a shelter in place out of an abundance of caution earlier this morning. Since then, the Harris County Sheriff’s office has declared a shelter in place within a one-mile radius of the fire in Crosby.

Since Sheldon ISD does not fall within this one-mile radius, the district is lifting its shelter in place. Sheldon ISD will continue to limit outside activities for the remainder of the school day. However, we are allowing parents to pick up their children from school early should they wish to do so. At this time, we are planning to dismiss students at normal dismissal times.

We will continue to monitor the conditions of the fire and will keep you updated with any additional information at a later time.

Posted 4/2/19 at 11:17 a.m. - SISD campuses in "shelter in place"

UPDATE - 4/2/19 at 11:50 a.m.

Parents, we would like to provide you with an update regarding this morning’s KMCO fire in Crosby.
Please respect our shelter-in-place protocol – as students and staff are safe inside our facilities. During shelter-in-place procedures, no one is allowed inside or outside the buildings.

In addition, any students who are on field trips will continue to be on their field trip...and we will continue to monitor the status of the incident. If there is a need to change a designated pickup location, we will make you aware in a timely manner.

Again, we appreciate your cooperation in understanding our shelter-in-place protocols – as our students and staff are safe inside our facilities.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

At approximately 11:10 a.m. today, Sheldon ISD administrators have placed all campuses/facilities in “shelter-in-place” due to a chemical leak at the KMCO facility in Crosby.
We will continue to monitor these conditions and will keep you informed about any future decisions within our district.
As always, the overall safety and security of our students and staff remain our top priority.
Thank you.

Reminder - Monday, March 25, is now an instructional day for students

Tomorrow - Monday, March 25 - has been changed to an instructional day for students.
Although Monday was originally scheduled as a Staff Development Day on the school year calendar, it is necessary that we make up one of the three instructional days that were lost because of last week’s chemical fire incidents in Deer Park.
As the overall safety and security of our students and staff remain our top priorities, we will continue to stay in close contact with the Harris County Health Department to ensure the air quality is safe.
Should conditions change, please continue to monitor our district website at or our social media pages for up-to-date information.
Again, students will be returning to school tomorrow, Monday, March 25.

Los estudiantes regresarán a la escuela mañana, lunes 25 de marzo.

Aunque el lunes se programó originalmente como un Día de Desarrollo del Personal en el calendario del año escolar, es necesario que completemos uno de los tres días de instrucción que se perdieron debido a los incidentes de incendios que ocurridola semana pasada en Deer Park.

Debido a que la seguridad general de nuestros estudiantes y personal sigue siendo nuestras principales prioridades, continuaremos en contacto directo con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Harris para garantizar que la calidad del aire. Los estudiantes regresarán a la escuela mañana, lunes 25 de marzo.

Important Information from Sheldon ISD - Posted on 3/21/19 at 8:18 p.m.

Sheldon ISD administrators have decided to cancel school on Friday, March 22, which also includes all extracurricular and after-school events. Sheldon ISD continues to err on the side of caution because tomorrow’s air quality conditions could change at a moment’s notice – just like it did early this morning. The safety of our students and staff are far more important to us.

Also, please note that students will need to come to school on Monday, March 25. This was originally a Staff Development Day, but students are now being asked to come to school.

Again, there is no school on Friday, March 22…but students will need to come to school on Monday, March 25.

Please visit the Sheldon ISD website at or social media pages for the latest late-breaking information.

We would also like to take this opportunity to answer a few questions that were provided by many of you on our social media pages.

Will the district have to make up these missed days?
The district will file a waiver with Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. Commissioner Morath will ultimately make that decision for us at a later date.

Monday, March 25, is a Staff Development Day on the school year calendar. Will students now have to attend school?
Yes, students will need to attend school on Monday, March 25. Please make arrangements since this was originally scheduled as a Staff Development Day on the Sheldon ISD 2018-19 School Year Calendar.

What about Friday’s athletic events?
Unfortunately, our athletic events will have to be rescheduled – including the Panther Relays Track Meet at Crenshaw Memorial Stadium. The Deer Park incident also affects other schools within our district. LaPorte High School, for example, is rescheduling its athletic events as well.

Los administradores de Sheldon ISD decidieron cancelar la escuela el viernes 22 de marzo, que también incluye todos los eventos extracurriculares y después de la escuela.

Sheldon ISD continúa errando por el lado de la precaución porque las condiciones de calidad del aire del mañana podrían cambiar en cualquier momento, tal como lo hizo esta mañana temprano. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal es mucho más importante para nosotros.

Tenga en cuenta que los estudiantes tienen que venir a la escuela el lunes 25 de marzo. Este fue originalmente un Día de Desarrollo del Personal, pero ahora se les está pidiendo a los estudiantes que vengan a la escuela.

Nuevamente, no hay clases el viernes 22 de marzo ... pero los estudiantes deberán venir a la escuela el lunes 25 de marzo.

¿Tendrá que recuperar el distrito estos días perdidos?
El distrito presentará una exención ante el Comisionado de Educación de Texas Mike Morath. El Comisionado Morath finalmente tomará esa decisión por nosotros otro dia.

El lunes 25 de marzo es un Día de Desarrollo del Personal en el calendario del año escolar. ¿Los estudiantes ahora tendrán que asistir a la escuela?
Sí, los estudiantes deberán asistir a la escuela el lunes 25 de marzo. Por favor, haga los arreglos necesarios, ya que originalmente se programó como un Día de Desarrollo del Personal en el calendario escolar de Sheldon ISD 2018-19.

¿Qué pasa con los eventos atléticos del viernes?
Desafortunadamente, nuestros eventos atléticos tendrán que ser reprogramados, incluido el evento Panther Relays Track Meet en Crenshaw Memorial Stadium. El incidente de Deer Park también afecta a otras escuelas dentro de nuestro distrito. La Escuela Secundaria LaPorte, por ejemplo, también está reprogramando sus eventos atléticos.

College and Career and Military Prep Listening Tour

TEA is excited to announce that the College and Career and Military Preparation (CCMP) Division will be conducting a statewide listening tour to inform the development of a new state plan required for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and the development of statewide frameworks for STEM education and Work-based Learning (WBL). Starting in December, the team will gather information and feedback from stakeholders across the state on the major components of Perkins V, as well as current challenges and areas of success around implementing and expanding high-quality STEM and Work-based Learning to all students in Texas.

An Afternoon Update from Sheldon ISD

Sheldon ISD administrators would like to provide our community with an afternoon update on what we have learned so far since this morning’s press conference regarding abnormal air quality readings detected in the Deer Park area.

Superintendent King Davis participated in a conference call with other area superintendents before lunch today – and one additional conference call is also scheduled later this evening at 7:30 p.m.

Once district administrators have had ample time to collaborate with each other – as well as to speak with health professionals and air quality specialists – a decision about Friday’s instructional day should follow this evening’s conference call.

Also, thank you for your questions on social media – as they have been very informative and helpful. We hope to provide answers to many of your questions in our post later tonight which will include information such as athletic events, potential makeup day(s), and whether or not students will have to attend school on Monday (currently marked on the calendar as a Staff Development Day).

Lastly, if you have any additional questions that you would like to have answered, please feel free to leave them in the reply area below. Although we cannot guarantee every question will be answered – we will surely do our best to answer all of those that could have a potential impact on our students.

Helpful websites/web links/additional information:
- Harris County Public Health Department:
- Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) – air quality management:
- Ask-A-Nurse Hotline: 713-634-1110

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Los administradores de Sheldon ISD les gustaría darles mas informacion a nuestra comunidad sobre lo que hemos aprendido hasta ahora desde la conferencia de prensa de esta mañana sobre la calidad del aire detectadas en el área de Deer Park.

El Superintendente King Davis participó en una llamada de conferencia con otros superintendentes de área antes del almuerzo de hoy, y una llamada de conferencia adicional también está programada para esta noche a las 7:30 p.m.

Despues que los administradores del distrito hayan tenido tiempo suficiente para colaborar entre sí, así como para hablar con los profesionales de la salud y los especialistas en calidad del aire, van hacer una decisión sobre el día de instrucción del Viernes, va ser despues de la llamada de conferencia.

También, gracias por sus preguntas en las redes sociales, ya que han sido muy informativas y útiles. Esperamos proporcionar respuestas a muchas de sus preguntas en nuestra publicación esta noche, que incluirá información como eventos deportivos, posibles días de recuperación y si los estudiantes tendrán que asistir a la escuela el lunes (actualmente marcado en el calendario como un día de desarrollo del personal).

Por último, si tiene preguntas adicionales que le gustaría que respondieran, no dude en dejarlas en el área de respuestas a continuación. Aunque no podemos garantizar que todas las preguntas serán respondidas, seguramente haremos todo lo posible para responder a todas aquellas que podrían tener un impacto potencial en nuestros estudiantes.

Sitios web útiles / enlaces web / información adicional:
- Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Harris:
- Oficina de Seguridad Nacional y Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Harris:
- Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas (TCEQ) - gestión de la calidad del aire:
- Línea directa de Ask-A-Nurse: 713-634-1110

Updated list of athletic events (some rescheduled due to chemical fires in Deer Park)

Here is an updated list of upcoming sporting events involving C. E. King High School athletes (some event dates and times changed because of the chemical fires in Deer Park):

Thursday, March 21 - JV/V softball at Channelview, 4:30 p.m./6 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 - Varsity hosts North Shore, 7 p.m.; Soph/JV baseball at North Shore, 4:30 p.m./7 p.m./7 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 - JV boys and girls track meet at Crenshaw Memorial Stadium (as scheduled)

Friday, March 22 - Varsity boys and girls track meet (Panther Relays) at Crenshaw Memorial Stadium (as scheduled)

Friday, March 22 - Boys varsity soccer at LaPorte, 5 p.m.; varsity girls at LaPorte, 7 p.m.

Monday, March 25 - Boys soccer at Baytown Sterling, TBA

Monday, March 25 - Girls soccer hosts Baytown Sterling (Senior Parents Night), TBA
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