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March 30, 2020

Dear Central Heights ISD Family,

After visiting with other Nacogdoches County Superintendents over the weekend, CHISD has decided to extend its closure thru April 17th.

Both the city and county of Nacogdoches have declared a " stay home " order starting at noon today.  I have communicated with Greg Sowell (County Judge) and this does not pertain to the delivery of instructional materials and student meals. We will continue to offer instruction online as well as packet pick- ups following the schedule that we started on March 23rd and we will also continue to offer meals to students 18 and under each day Monday-Friday.

An update pertaining to information regarding Transfer Applications will be posted on the CHISD website beginning on April 6th.  Current transfers should be receiving a letter in the mail soon and we are asking that everything be returned by mail during the school closure. 

We appreciate your patience during this time.

David Russell  

CHISD Superintendent


Updated on March 19, 2020

Dear CHISD Family, 

After meeting with Area County Superintendents on March 18th, it was unanimously agreed upon to keep schools closed until April 3rd. We will meet again on March 25th to re-evaluate the situation and determine where we go from April 3rd forward. 


Moving Forward - Beginning on March 23rd, CHISD will be offering instruction on-line as well as curbside packet pick-up in front of the offices of each campus. We will only focus on CORE classes for now (English/Reading, History, Math and Science). Students with wifi and internet access should be receiving notification thru their school g-mail account on when and how to connect to their teachers. For those who prefer the paper packets, they can pick them up curbside with the following schedule. 

Monday March 23rd 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm   

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Tuesday March 24th 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

*** We will continue to follow this schedule each Monday and Tuesday until school re-opens. Any work that is picked up and completed should be turned in the next week when they pick up a new packet. Please make sure that the students name and grade level or teachers' If a student prints off packets at home, they can return them to school following the schedule above. Everyone should remain in their vehicles during pick-up and drop-off times 


CHISD will continue to offer meals each weekday from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm to all students 18 and under. Sack lunches will include lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day. This can be picked up outside the north end of the Elementary cafeteria. 


Questions related to assignments can be answered by calling the following phone #'s on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Elementary 552-3424 

Middle School 552-3441 

High School 552-3408 



David Russell 
CHISD Superintendent


Due to school closings related to COVID 19, Central Heights will be offering curb side pick-up of meals to students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch beginning on Tuesday March 17th. This will continue on Monday thru Fridays until school re-opens for regular classes.

Sack lunches will include lunch for that day and breakfast for the next morning. Pick-ups will take place from 11:00 am until 12:30 each day at the North end of the Elementary Cafeteria.

 *You will need to provide names for the students who qualify.

Please continue to take these steps to protect against coronavirus as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 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.

  • Stay home when you are sick. Students should be free of fever for at least 24 hours without having taken ibuprofen or Tylenol. 

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

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 



Congratulations to Avery Scott, winner of the DRT (Daughters of the Republic of Texas) Essay Contest.  The topic was ‘The Texan Navy’.

DRT Winner

Pictured from left: Mrs. Frost, Susan Sountain, Avery Scott & Lynn Harkness
Daughters of the Republic of Texas


Super Readers

Congratulations to our Dutches Distinguished Readers for the 4th six weeeks! We are so proud of you! 

Lyla Lasiter, Bella Downing, Brandon Davis, Mykayla Castledine, Weston Stephens & Logan Henson


Owl reading


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.  


Little things can make a big difference!

Pop Top

Central Heights ISD is asking you to join us in the Pop Tab Collection Program for the Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth, Texas. Please help us support one of Central Heights students by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum gems help offset the Ronald McDonald House's expenses. You may drop off the tabs at the Elementary, Middle School, High School, or the Administration office. Thank you so much for helping us help others!




gradebook website picture12 Lunch Menu  





Parent Information:

CAMPUS VISITORS:  All visitors will be required to present a valid state issued ID in the elementary office upon arrival on campus.  

SCHOOL SCHEDULE:  Tutorials and breakfast begin at 7:30am.  Classes begin at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm each day.

DROP OFF/PICK UP:  School doors open at 7:15am.  Parents should drop their child off at the north end of the building.  Students will walk to the gym or to the cafeteria for breakfast before being dismissed to class.  Pickup begins at 3:00pm each afternoon.  Last names beginning with A-L get picked up at the north end of the building.  Last names beginning with M-Z get picked up at the main entrance to the elementary school.

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES:  To ensure your child gets home the correct way, please make all transportation changes before 12:00pm. Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter.

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