Marshall High School Newsletter

May 17-22

Message from Dr. Woods

Hello NISD families,

It has been wonderful to see additional students returning to our campuses over the past few weeks and engaging in person rather than just through devices. We know that in-person learning is the best environment for the vast majority of our students, not just academically but also socially and emotionally.

Recently, the NISD Board of Trustees approved two learning models for next school year. Pending what the legislature finally decides, we expect the clear majority of our students to be in-person learners. The learning models do include virtual learning but for only a small group of students who meet specific eligibility criteria.

I invite you to visit our Northside Reunited web page and follow the link to the learning location application. After entering your child’s personal information, you will be able to confirm that you have completed the data verification process. For most of you, this will be all the action necessary. If the data verification process is complete, your child is ready to join us in person for the 2021-2022 school year.

However, for those seeking a medical waiver for their child or who have extenuating circumstances that would prevent them engaging in-person, the learning location application will provide notice whether your child is eligible for virtual learning. Please know that the virtual model will be very different next year compared to this year. If your child is eligible for virtual learning, families will be asked to make a commitment to specific requirements outlined in the site linked above. Take some time to review this information carefully.

Our goal is for our students to have the best possible learning environment. This means students learning in-person and teachers teaching in one learning mode.

We will continue to provide you updates in the coming months. In the meantime, if you have additional questions, please communicate with your child’s school directly. Thank you for your time and support of NISD schools.

Dr. Brian Woods


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Final Exam Schedule

Students will take exams asynchronously. Students have a window to complete the semester exam.

Students are required to take the exam on the day assigned. Attendance will be taken.

We encourage students to be on zoom during prep time. Teachers will provide important information at this time. Attendance will be taken.

The exam is 10% of the students' semester average.

Students will receive confirmation from their teacher if they are exempt from taking the final exam:

Student must have passed the first semester with a 70 or higher in class to be exempted.

Student must currently have a 70 or higher (for the semester) in the class to be exempted.

Student must have 3 or fewer absences in class to be exempted

Student must engage in the exempted course during the exam time.

Students who have a double blocked class must engage in both class/exam periods for that course. Attendance will be taken both days.

Early Release Day- May 19


Cap and Gown Pick up: May 21st

Senior Fesitival: May 22nd 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Marshall High School

*Seniors must be in good academic standing and have no obligations to attend.

Yearbook Pre-Order and Pick-Up

-Yearbooks are selling fast! Pre-order yours at Click here for a sneak peek.

-Yearbooks will be available for pick-up beginning May 22nd. Click here for details.

-9th-11th grade portraits are ready for pick up at the front office.

Please email for more information.

Blood Drive

Marshall High School friends and families -

May is the month to find your FUN: camping, fishing, beach, grilling.

As you make your upcoming holiday plans, please include giving blood on your to-do list!

Deep in the heart of South Texas, right here within our own Jordan Middle School and Evers Elementary family, is Luke, a warrior fighting cancer. Luke and so many more patients will need a second chance at life in the coming weeks and you can be part of their fight.


Donate blood at our community blood drive, and you will be thanked with a $10 Rudy's BBQ voucher AND a $10 eGift card of YOUR CHOICE from hundreds of road trip stops like Walmart, Bass Pro Shop, and AutoZone!

John Marshall High School ß Click here to schedule your appointment!
05/19/21 (01:30 pm - 06:30 pm)
8000 Lobo Lane
San Antonio, TX 78240
In the Cafeteria

It’s easy for you to redeem your Donor Store Rewards for your favorite eGift cards or even STBTC merchandise! Not sure how to earn points or claim your eGift card? Visit our Donor Rewards Program page to learn more!

Questions about your eligibility? Call 210-731-5555, x2243

Your continued health and safety remains our top priority. We have numerous protocols in place to keep you safe, from mandatory masks to social distancing.

We look forward to seeing you!

Here's the link to our updated Northside headline-

The blood bank continues to struggle to fill the demand for blood as our community reopens. Medical procedures are being put on hold due to the lack of available blood in the community. Anything you can do to support the blood drives is appreciated.

Congratulations to Wesley Smith and the Smith Family on Appointment to the Air Force Academy

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