Department of Student Services

The Student Services Department oversees programs that directly affect students and families. These programs address the academic and social needs of students through campus-based initiatives which focus on safety, health, wellness, discipline management and attendance. The goal of the Student Services Department is to ensure that each student is successful at school, home, and in the community.

Stephen English
S Rockwell

Dr. Valerie Baxter
Assistant Superintendent
(903) 295-5000 

Family Engagement

Parents make the difference in a student's educational success!  Parenting is tough, challenging, and one of the most important things you will do.  At Pine Tree ISD, we welcome partnerships with families.  We know that research has proven that engaging in real conversations and meaningful relationships with families has significant and sustained effects on student learning.  

Steven Rockwell
Parent Liaison
[email protected] 
(903) 295-5000

A Rocha

Angel Rocha
Parent Liaison
[email protected]
(903) 295-5000

  • Pine Tree ISD's parent liaisons bridge the gap between home and school by assisting parents get the information and support they need to ensure their child's academic and social success.  Being an advocate for student family needs, parent liaisons promote positive parenting throughout the elementary and secondary school campuses by providing training opportunities for parents/guardians on strategies to promote student success. The goals it to seek a common solution with the best interest of the students needs.  

    As a parent/guardian if you have any questions or concerns about your child please fill out the form and the campus parent liaison will contact you.  You may also contact them at their respective campuses listed on this page.  

Discipline management is viewed by Pine Tree Independent School District as a way to better understand students and the problems they face in today's world. The focal point for action is the students' awareness that a partnership is formed between the school and parents to address student needs and problems. The root cause of unacceptable behavior must be dealt with if a change is to be brought about.
In an effort to educate the whole person, Pine Tree ISD actively works to educate students about a range of health-related issues. From exercise and weight, to nutrition and disease prevention, you will see regular dissemination of information and topical discussions about health and wellness. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of children.
If a student is absent or tardy from school for any reason other than one of those specified as an excused absence or if the student has excessive tardies the student will be considered truant and will receive disciplinary action.
PTISD coordinates prevention, intervention plans and programs designed to help ensure the maintenance of safe and drug-free schools by using all resources effectively and efficiently so that student achievement will be improved for all students. To achieve this goal we must work cooperatively and collaboratively with school system staff, our interagency partners, community members and parents.
Bullying Policy

Bullying is prohibited by the District as well as any retaliation against a student or person who reports an incident of bullying. Pine Tree ISD Board Policy FFI(LOCAL)  establishes guidelines for reporting bullying. Once the campus principal or designee has received notification that a student may have experienced bullying, they will conduct an investigation as outlined in policy FFI(LOCAL).  The campus administrator will complete a “Bullying Incident Report Sheet” to ensure the District has followed the proper guidelines.