New to SHS?

Welcome to Stratford High School! The Stratford High School (SHS) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is here to make your transition as smooth as possible. Continue reading to find out how to get engaged with our Stratford community.

 

PTSA Newcomers Resource Guide - Information about SHS and the PTSA. Downloadable as a PDF. 

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact PTSA President Pam Ferworn at stratfordhsptsa@gmail.com.

Helpful Websites

Stratford High School PTSA website: stratfordptsa.com

Stratford High School website: https://ssh.springbranchisd.com/

SBISD website: https://www.springbranchisd.com/

COMMUNICATION

Communication is the key to being informed and a part of Stratford America.  

 

1 - The Spartan Scoop - Published every Sunday during the school year. Sign up on the home page.  

Need to submit an article for publication on our website? Look for the “SHS PTSA Newsletter” tab on the menu bar above to submit a request.

 

2 - Skyward (Family Access) - Make sure you are receiving weekly emails from SHS Principal Mr. Barnes.  

Skyward (Family Access) is SBISD’s password-protected site that provides both parents, and students access to course grades, homework, attendance, and other data. You can gain access to Skyward by visiting the SHS Main Office.  The link to Skyward can be found at the “Family Access” link on the home page of the SHS website or https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/family-accessskyward.

 

3 - Directory - SHS PTSA has gone on-line!  The SHS PTSA Directory has moved to an online platform - the  Membership Tool Kit App. You'll love it!  Confirm, update, and/or add your student’s information now through September 30, 2021, by registering on our website at stratfordptsa.com.  Please include your student’s cell phone number so he/she can be contacted for school-related projects. 

GET INVOLVED!

Join the Stratford High School PTSA

SHS PTSA supports the entire student body and staff of SHS. Join PTSA today and support Stratford America - clicking here.

Through financial contributions and volunteer efforts, SHS PTSA provide items and experiences that enhance the educational experience of all SHS students and help them to succeed. 

 

The PTSA "Big Form" & Directory

The "Big Form" comes out in August and combines all Back to School Forms. This form allows you to join the PTSA, become a Sparta Supporter, purchase access to our Online Student Directory, and donate to our Scholarship and Teacher Appreciation funds. The Big Form is available on the PTSA website at stratfordptsa.com through September 30th. After that go to our Online Store.

 

Register to Volunteer

All volunteers must register with SBISD each year.  The volunteer application can be found at https://www.springbranchisd.com/engage/partnerships-volunteers/volunteer-in-sbisd.

Need more information?  Contact SBISD Community Relations at 713.251.2468 or partner@springbranchisd.com.

 

Grade Level - Class Leaders/Coordinators

Each class at SHS has its own Grade Level Principal. Contact information for these administrators can be found on the SHS website at https://ssh.springbranchisd.com/.

The SHS Counselors are split by alpha order.  Visit our SHS Counselors website for valuable information at https://www.shs-spartans.com/.

 

Each class also has two parents who serve as Peer Group Coordinators who help ensure that parents receive the information necessary for their child’s grade level. Contact information for the Peer Group Coordinators can be found on the PTSA website.

 

AUGUST INFO

Link Crew - Newcomer/Freshman Orientation "Students can help students succeed"

Link Crew is a high school transition program to welcome freshmen to Stratford and make them feel comfortable throughout the first year of high school. Link Crew is led by juniors and seniors. Link Crew leaders help guide freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful throughout high school. 

 

Newcomers Coffee - IN PERSON - August 12, 2021.  Time & Location TBD. 

Parents are invited to attend the Newcomers Coffee hosted by SHS PTAS while freshmen students are attending Link Crew.  This is an opportunity to meet the SHS Building Principal, the 9th Grade Principal, the PTSA President and other helpful members of the Stratford community. There will also be an opportunity to purchase Spartan Pride merchandise from the different SHS groups and clubs.

 

Open House - SHS will host its first Open House the evening of August 12, 2021.  Details are still developing so stay tuned!

 

Parking Permits - Seniors & Juniors only.  Please bring the required forms and documentation - https://ssh.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/parking-information.  

 

ADDITIONAL INFO - 

SBISD Parent/guardian/student handbook & code of conduct

 The SBISD Parent/Guardian/Student Handbook and Code of Conduct is available electronically in English and Spanish at https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies.

 

SHS Handbook Addendum

Stratford High School has an addendum to the SBSID Handbook. This addendum sets out important information including: Absence policy, Academic Honesty Policy, All Bell Schedules, Dress Code, Electronic Devices Policy, Exam Exemption Policy, Make-Up Work Policy, Re-test Policy, Tardy Sweep.  

 

Download a copy of the addendum - https://ssh.springbranchisd.com/.

 

ItsLearning

ItsLearning is an alternative to a standard website that allows interaction between the teachers and students. Teachers can input lessons and resources, and students can interact with these resources as well as with other students. It is a way to help students, parents, and teachers connect with one another and allow access to assignments electronically. - https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/itslearning

 

Naviance

Naviance is a college and career management system designed to help students discover their strengths and match strengths to careers and personality.  Naviance is also a college application management system that allows students to research and compare colleges, search for scholarship and upload transcripts and letters of recommendations used during the application process. 

https://www.shs-spartans.com/naviance.html

 

Communities in Schools (CIS)

Our SHS Communities In Schools Wellness Counselor, Amanda Thompson, is available for every student to address issues such as, but not limited to, grief and loss, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, anger management, and suspected drug/alcohol abuse, while providing our students with a trusted person to turn to and a safe place to work through negative thoughts, emotions or situations.- https://spartans4spartans.com/