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We are excited to announce new SBISD grade level guides (PK-12) that have been developed by our Academics team to provide an overview of what your child will learn in school every nine weeks and resources to support their learning at home.

You will find strategies based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and SBISD priority standards to help you help your child meet his or her learning goals. Teams of SBISD teachers studied the TEKS and further identified the essential, or priority, standards necessary to master at each grade level.
These guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what SBISD students should be learning as we strive to prepare Every Child for his/her T-2-4 goals.

Access the grade level guides here.


The 2020-21 school year will present new challenges and new opportunities for Spring Branch ISD and our community. No matter what challenges we face, our responsibility is to ensure students in SBISD continue learning safely and effectively. Our commitment to inspire minds and shape lives while maintain-ing student learning and academic performance is non-negotiable.
The District is equally resolved in its commitment to go beyond to  prioritize health and safety for students, employees and the entire SBISD Family.  These two overriding priorities have informed and shaped  
our 2020-21 back-to-school plan, LearnSBISD.
LearnSBISD affirms how - together - we’ll support these priorities, and your role as our vital partners. LearnSBISD provides information families need to make the best decisions for their child’s education. 
The plan was informed by countless hours of research and planning by district and campus leaders, employee and family surveys, medical professionals, lessons learned from Spring 2020, summer pilot programs, and local, state and national health and government agency guidance. LearnSBISD addresses four critical areas of focus.
Health and Safety 
Teaching and Learning 
Family Supports
Staying Connected 
Click the link provided below to learn more about LearnSBISD.

Rawan Al Saleh was honored during the 17th annual Character Without Question awards ceremony at the Feb. 24, 2020 Spring Branch ISD board meeting. She was nominated and selected for the award from the Academy of Choice student body for embodying strong character traits such as honesty, kindness, integrity, perseverance, courage, caring, and more.

Each school’s honoree received a framed award, the book “Oh the Places You Will Go,” and congratulations from all SBISD Trustees, to the cheers of family, friends and school leaders gathered in the Northbrook High auditorium.

At the pre-event reception, supported by Wells Fargo and the Spring Branch Education Foundation, the Character Without Question honorees enjoyed refreshments and had photos taken with their families.

Congratulations Rawan!

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.

We’re highlighting our Teacher of the Year Finalists for their outstanding work. Join us in celebrating these AMAZING educators! #InspiringMinds #EveryChild

Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalist

Ryan Harvey

Spring Forest Middle School
Campus Athletic Coordinator/Health Fitness Dept. Chair
6th Grade Developmental and 7th/8th Grade Athletics Instructor


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Bachelor of Arts, Hospitality Management, 2007

Texas Teachers Alternative Certification, 2010

Teaching History

Spring Forest Middle School, 2010-Present


In his own words . . .

“I love the challenge of teaching. Whether in the classroom teaching science as I did for a number of years, or in the gym teaching Athletics, teachers are in the unique position to make a difference in kids’ lives on a daily basis. In sports, the variety of life lessons we are able to teach our athletes is amazing and what inspires me every day.”

“Spring Forest is a special place and I am blessed to be a part of this amazing school. I remember my middle school coaches being incredibly influential when I came through Spring Forest Middle myself, and many of the lessons they taught me I still carry to this day. I’m also thankful to have worked alongside one of my former coaches before he retired! To see, as an adult, how and why he so positively impacted me as a middle schooler was transformative.”

In the words of others . . .

“I think his coaches sum it up best: Integrity and empathy are the two words that describe Ryan Harvey. If it is not the right thing, and it does not serve all parties involved, we aren’t going to do it. Ryan cares for everyone!”

Tracey Reap, Spring Forest Middle Assistant Principal

“As remarkable as Coach Harvey is as a teacher, he is even more astonishing as a person. He is a father, a husband, a coach, a friend, and yet he still finds time to serve his community and congregation at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.”

Raymorris Barnes, Spring Forest Middle Principal