Hawk Talk

January 10th-14th

A Message from the Principal

Hobby Family,

This week was the beginning of our 2nd semester, and we are excited about this new beginning. As we launch the new year and our second semester, we know it's important to help students understand the concept of being resilient, grit and determination so that they too can restart, begin again, and recover from mistakes or difficulties they've had in the first semester.

What we have learned from the first semester is that in our excitement to have students back on campus for in-person learning, we made the assumption that students remembered how to do school. As a result, this Friday we held our pride assemblies to refresh policies, procedures, and expectations that will allow our students to be successful in the second semester. We are asking for parents to support us in dress and grooming by becoming familiar with the Handbook.

Stay vigilant and be proactive

District officials are watching the COVID metrics daily. Given the high number of student and staff absences, it is important to be proactive and prepared in the event one finds themselves unable to attend school. While there is no intention for any kind of large-scale closure, parents should be prepared if classes need to move to remote learning for a day or two.

For the next few weeks, teachers will remind students to take their NISD-issued devices home each day. Please help by ensuring that your child brings home and returns their device on a daily basis. If you have connectivity problems, please call 210-397-0020 for assistance.

“Our goal is to have staff and students in class as much as possible, but we need to be prepared in the event we must quarantine,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods. “I ask that everyone keep vigilant about wearing masks, washing hands, and distancing as much as possible. We have made it through other surges in the virus and we will make it through this one as well.

Here are some important Guidelines that will help you.

  • The use of facemasks is still strongly encouraged for all students, staff, and visitors while indoors at all District facilities.

  • If you or your child is symptomatic or ill, stay home and/or consult with your medical provider. Individuals who have confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be asked to isolate for a minimum of 5 days or until symptom-free. We will continue to ask that unvaccinated or individuals living in the same home as a COVID-positive individual also remain isolated for 5 days. Review the City of San Antonio Metro Health District’s Health Advisory issued Dec. 28 for more information.

  • As a reminder, free COVID-19 testing is available from Metro Health at Farris Stadium (8400 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249) and Inselmann Field (kiosk near ticket booth) at the Hardin Athletic Complex (7001 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238). Appointments must be scheduled.

  • Strongly consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine for you and all eligible individuals in your home. Everyone ages 5 and up are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The District is hosting a vaccine location on Jan. 2 at the Northside Activity Center (7001 Culebra Rd., 78238) from 10 AM to 3 PM. No appointment is needed. You may also call 311 for vaccine information and resources related to COVID-19.

Praise, Promote & Protect.

As always, You Matter!

Lawrence Carranco

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Week at a Glance

Week 18

Monday, Jan. 10th

  • 8th grade students visit Clark HS

Wednesday, Jan. 12th

Thursday, Jan. 13th

  • Boys Basketball vs Rudder 8th @ home, 7th @ Rudder (5/6PM)

  • Elective Fair at Clark 6:00-7:00

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Upcoming Events at Hobby

1/17 MLK Day Staff and Student Holiday

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the first of five Teacher Planning Time/Student Early Dismissal Days will be held. Please make plans for your child to get home safely.

The other early dismissal dates are Feb. 16, March 23, April 20, and May 18.

Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m.,

and high schools at 1 p.m.

Breakfast and sack lunches will be provided on these days.

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Notes from the Nurse

If your student or someone in your family tests positive for covid please call me at 210-397-6309.

Please keep emailing your updated vaccine records to Tracy.Solis@nisd.net

Counselor's Corner

We are excited to announce that 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to Clark on Monday! They will receive a tour of the campus and an introduction to student life at the high school level. The students will leave at 9:00 and return at 11:30.

8th grade students will have another opportunity to learn about Clark life. On the evening of January 13, students are invited to the Cougar Course Showcase to learn more about the many courses offered at Clark.
ATTENTION rising 7th and 8th grade students and parents: students will be choosing their courses and completing their planning guides in the next few weeks. Please see the flyer below for more information on the NISD Middle School math pathways.
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GT Updates Are Here!

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Hobby Track Schedules are Here!

Welcome back, we hope you all had a great break and a Happy New Year!

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