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To:  The Students of CHISD and Graduating Class of 2020

We all left campus on March 6th, 2020, excitedly awaiting Spring Break and looking forward to a week of relaxation and fun. On the news, we had all heard of the Coronavirus and how it was affecting heavily populated areas, but we all felt that it would never reach the Piney Woods of East Texas.  Even extending Spring Break by a week, everyone felt that we would soon be returning to classes and sharing stories of what all we had done during the break.  Little did we know at the time, that not only Central Heights, but the entire word would soon be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Your lives changed. Every day routines such as riding the bus, going to class, eating lunch with friends, afterschool practices and ball games changed to “social distancing, on-line classwork, packets, learning how to quarantine, “Zoom conferencing”, curbside pick-ups and there was even a toilet paper shortage to deal with.  Although many of these new experiences were inconvenient, I feel that they will all have a positive impact on how we go about our day to day routines in the future.

My heart goes out to the “Class of 2020”.  Your Senior year is supposed to be filled with so many “last time” moments that you never got the opportunity to experience. I hope that the events that we have planned in place of the traditional graduation will recognize and honor you for your accomplishments. I want each of you to know how proud I am of how you have coped with this situation. I know this pandemic will make you stronger as you turn to the next chapter in your life. Who knows, one of you may be the next scientist or doctor that discovers a cure or vaccine for this virus.  Where ever your future takes you, please know that you will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Blue Devil Family.

David Russell


Click HERE to read the latest update from Superintendent, David Russell, regarding the final weeks of at home online instruction, meal distribution, school issued supplies, library books, equipment and uniform drop off times.  Details about honoring our Class of 2020 Seniors will be released soon.  

Click HERE to see the new school calendar for 2020-2021.  



CHISD Transfer Application Procedure: 

CHISD Transfer Applications can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  Please print the packet at home and then return by mail to the address provided in the packet.  CHISD will accept applications for transfer between April 6th and May 29th, 2020.  

CHISD Transfer Application Packet for 2020-2021


Central Heights ISD Infection Control Plan 

Below is the infection control plan we teach students and staff at CHISD. These same measures are encouraged at home for parents to practice with students; to help prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold, the flu, and all other infectious diseases. 

Wash your hands often with soap; scrubbing for at least 20 seconds, then rinsing with water (ABC song and/or happy birthday song x2). If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick; distance at least 3 feet.

Stay home when you are sick. 

Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces- personal room housekeeping, bus driver housekeeping. Our CHISD custodial/ housekeeping staff is current on CDC Heightened Surveillance housekeeping 3/2/20, DG, RN.

Get your flu vaccine now if you have not already done so; a direct statement from our Centers for Disease Control; as a key preventative measure against contracting the flu virus. We are still in our influenza season. Educate yourself on the flu and the increased risks associated with contracting the flu.

Stay away from shopping malls, movie theaters and other large gathering places if you are sick.

Based on the current information, health officials are recommending local communities and schools should take the same steps to protect against Coronavirus as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu. These health officials believe the risk to our school community is low at this time. TEA Update Feb 6,2020 Commissioner report per Sherri Wright ESC Region7/ DG,RN


Information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019:

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

          All References: retrieved 3/5/2020 DG,RN Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation SummaryPage last reviewed: March 3, 2020 ;  TEA Update - Commissioner report per Sherri Wright ESC Region7/ DG,RN personal email;  National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)Division of Viral Diseases


Welcome to Central Heights ISD

It is my privilege to welcome you to the Central Heights Independent School District.  Our vision is to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students and develop well- educated leaders of character who are prepared for the global leadership challenges of the future.  Our focus continues to be on increasing educational opportunities for our students and providing staff with professional development opportunities based on the very best instructional practices.

School districts in Texas are tasked with so many duties, but we also want to place strong emphasis on the following three  R’s.

 Resourcefulness, Respect and Responsibility.

If you are a student, parent or community member, we thank you for supporting our school and hope to see you around at our many events. If there is anything we can do to make your visit a better experience, please let us know.

David Russell  
Superintendent, Central Heights ISD


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CHISD Report Cards for 2019

TAPR Accountability Ratings

17-18 School Report Card


Central Heights lSD will award belated high school diplomas to war veterans who have served in the armed forces
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 School Hours

     Elementary     7:30 am - 3:00 pm
     Middle School   7:30 am - 3:05 pm
     High School     7:30 am - 3:10 pm

Tutorials start at 7:30 am. Students will report to 1st period at 8:00 am

The mission of the Central Heights Independent School District, in partnership with home and community, is to provide a safe learning environment that promotes educational excellence for all students challenging them to become:

· Lifelong Learners

· Independent Thinkers

· Respectful Individuals

· Responsible Citizens

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2019-20 CHISD Meal Prices

                                  Lunch                    Breakfast   
  Adult                     $3.75                           $2.25
JH/HS                     $3.25                           $1.50
 Elem                       $3.00                           $1.50

Please contact Tanya Bryant @ for more information.

UPDATE: 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12

Please click the above link to view the update.

Please click on this link and follow the directions if your child has medications in the school health offices.

no bullying


TO REPORT IT ANONYMOUSLY, PLEASE CLICK on the appropriate campus


In accordance with SB179 aka David’s Law

Yearbooks on sale now!

2019-20 CH Yearbooks are now on sale!  Copies are $40 each.  

To order, you can print the order form here, or you can order online here.  


Central Heights I.S.D. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in providing education or providing access to benefits of education services, activities, and programs in accordance with the amended Title II of the American Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Individuals having questions regarding Central Heights I.S.D. practices may address them to David Russell, Superintendent.