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The Spring Branch Independent School District has selected the following early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's school directly if you have any questions.

  • October 17-18 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • December 18-20 Secondary Early Dismissal; December 20 Elementary Early Dismissal
  • February 13-14 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • May 26-28 Secondary Early Dismissal: May 28 Elementary Early Dismissal

Click here to review the SBISD Academic Calendar for 2019-20.


  • To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • First graders must be six years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • If you are new to Spring Branch ISD, or you have moved within SBISD and will attend a different school than the previous year, you must register for classes at the school your child will be attending.


  • Be four years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • To determine state funding the parent/guardian must answer questions about the student’s ability to speak and comprehend English, as well as about the family’s income level.
  • Parents should assume responsibility for the supervision of their children prior to being picked up by the bus and after the bus has returned.

Kindergarten/First grade

  • Be five years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • Be six years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for first grade
  • A child who is not legally eligible to enter grade 1 may be assigned to first grade before age six. Such assignments are the decision of the District, with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian

Other grades

  • New students after first grade will be placed initially at grade level reached elsewhere. Final grade placement will be based on observations and testing made by District personnel.

Survey Available April 1-26
Please take the Family Survey to help us serve you better!

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Parents play a critical role in student success. Your feedback ensures Every Child has the support and resources needed to excel.

Your opinion matters!

The results are specific to each school. Families are encouraged to provide feedback on their child's school to help inform where the school is succeeding and where it can improve.  

  • Unique survey links were emailed to families directly by our partners at Panorama Education on April 1.
  • Families who did not receive an email from Panorama Education, please use this link to take the survey.
  • The survey is expected to take no more than 15 minutes, and can be taken in English, Spanish, Arabic, and five other languages.
  • If you have children at different schools, we ask that you fill out a survey for each school. If you have multiple children at one school, we ask that you take the survey with your oldest child in mind or take the survey once per child.
  • Survey data is benchmarked nationally to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate.

If you have trouble accessing your survey, email


Mrs. Wilhide's 8th grade GT U.S. History Students competed in the Fort Bend Regional National History Day competition on Saturday, March 2nd.  This year's theme was triumph and tragedy in history. All students worked very hard on their projects and made an impressive showing at the competition.  

The following students won medals in different categories:

Anais Bissig, Beth Martinez, Isabella Norton, Katie Dawson and Thien-Nhi Do- 3rd Place for Group Documentary

Julia Williams- 1st Place for Individual Documentary

Ashlyn Lucas, Leah Tran, Leslie Alejandro, and Reese Hopkins- 2nd Place for Group Exhibit

Wren Freeman- 3rd Place for Individual Performance

1st and second place finishers will represent Spring Branch in the state competition which will be held in Austin on April 27th.  We wish these students the best of luck with their projects!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am so excited about joining the SBMS Family. At the start of the school year, Dr. Williams’ message to you was about the excitement of a new year, core values focused on Every Child, Collective Greatness, Collaborative Spirit and Moral Compass and the inherent value and talents of our SBMS Bears. My hope is to continue that feeling of excitement into the second semester, foster collaboration between home and school and ensure school continues to be a place where boys and girls are being prepared for the rigors of high school, develop the relationship skills needed for the careers of tomorrow and find joy in the work along the way.

My transition from Sherwood Elementary to Spring Branch Middle School will begin December 3rd.  During that transition, there will be information sent out related to parent coffees and other events to be held that will allow us to get to know one another and build a relationship. Until those events occur, please do not hesitate to stop me when you see me and introduce yourselves. I truly am excited to meet my SBMS Bears and their families.  Together, we will continue the mission of providing the building blocks for students to attain Success Beyond Middle School.

Families and mentors are a critical part of helping students make connections between what is learned at school and what they experience outside campus walls. We welcome and encourage parents, families, and mentors to partner with us!

The new Empowered & Equipped! site features resources to support conversations and activities at home, and in the community, with monthly lessons aligned to SBISD instruction. These lessons focus on the critical areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)and building awareness of various career pathways as part of the Spring Branch T-2-4 Goal.

Learn more >>




St. Francis Episcopal School invited students from Spring Branch Middle to hear speaker Salva Dut talk of his experience as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.   All 6th graders read the book A Long Walk to Water which was about his life fleeing the ravages of war in Sudan in the 1980's.  He spoke about his foundation that raises money for building wells in Africa.  Twenty-six students were able to attend. Spring Branch is very appreciative of the opportunity for our students to hear him talk about his journey and looks forward to Future partnerships with St. Francis. Thank you to our librarian, Mrs. Miller, for organizing this incredible experience for our students.

For Dr. Williams' full April Newsletter, click here.

Last month, our seventh and eighth grade students completed their first round of STAAR Testing for 8th grade reading/math  and 7th grade writing. Our first administration of 8th grade results have returned and are listed below.

Eighth grade teachers will be meeting with individual students this week to discuss their performance. Students who were not successful on the first administration are required to retest on the next administration of STAAR during the week of May 14th-17th.


Reading: 2018 Cohort

Approaches (81%); Meets (54%); Masters (33%)


Last year’s 8th Grade 2017 Cohort

Approaches (79%); Meets (57%); Masters (29%)


Math: 2018 Cohort

Approaches (79%); Meets (37%); Masters (13%)


Last year’s 8th Grade 2017 Cohort

Approaches (71%); Meets (31%); Masters (9%)


* Our 8th grade math results only include Geometry and Grade Level students. Students enrolled in an Algebra course are not included.

For more from Dr. William's April Newsletter click here.


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