Tobias Traveler

September 20-24, 2021

Our Mission

The mission of Tobias Elementary School, a dedicated partnership of students, teachers, and parents, who find inspiration in our differences, is to ensure that every individual is an empowered problem-solver and passionate learner, by creating collaborative experiences that prepare students to be successful in a changing world.

Message from Principal DiPalma

Hello Explorer Parents,

I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone for their support this past week. Closing our campus was a difficult decision, but a necessary one for safety and health. The district sent a cleaning crew to assist our three campus custodians with cleaning classrooms, restrooms, and common areas thoroughly. The extra time for the air filtration system to work has been beneficial as well. Please continue to monitor your student for symptoms of illness and complete the form below for our nurse if your student is experiencing any COVID like symptoms.

Our caring thoughts for complete healing remain with our families and students who are ill. We miss you and hope that you are feeling much better soon!

Thank you for working with us to support all students and staff at our school in staying healthy and safe. It is greatly appreciated.


Alisa DiPalma

From Our School Nurse...

If you have a COVID positive individual in your household or if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms fever (100.0F or greater), cough, loss of sense of taste of smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headache, fatigue, or body aches, please help our nurse out and fill out this google form

For any other health related questions or concerns please feel free to email the school nurse at she will answer when she can and is asking that parents be patient as there are large numbers of emails and phone calls coming in each day.

School Safety

  • Parent/Student Handbook is posted on our campus website and includes ABC information on campus operations and procedures.
  • If you have specific questions, please go to the district website for COVID-19 information including the dashboard:

Our campus will continue to follow all district safety and health measures and will update our policies as needed to comply with district decisions.

Important Links for the School Year

District safety plan:

Reporting student absences:

Bus Information:

Hays Hopeline/Mental Health resources:

Child Nutrition (including info about P-EBT benefits, school lunch application and Smart Snacks)


Remote Conferencing Tips

If your child has to be out due to quarantine related to COVID or a doctor has determined that they are too sick to attend school, here are video tips how to access remote conferencing through ClassLink.

Spanish language version:

School Reminders

  • Our school day begins at 7:35 am. Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 7:40 am (beginning August 30).
  • Please send a change of clothes in your child's backpack. The nurse's office is in need of clothing donations if you have items that you would like to donate.
  • Label EVERYTHING that your child brings to school (jacket, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.) This will help us reunite lost items with their owner.
  • Review the Parent/Student Handbook on our campus website.
  • Drop off items for students can be placed on the shelves in our front foyer. This will limit contact with visitors and help our office staff stay safer.

We are here to help!

Please let us know how we can help your child. If you have concerns, please be sure to set up a meeting with your child's teacher FIRST. If you need continued resolution, set up an appointment to meet with an administrator or the school counselor.

Administrative Team:

  • Alisa DiPalma, Principal
  • Amy Russ, Vice-Principal
  • Monica Dozier, Counselor

Office Phone: (512) 268-8437

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Celebrating 6 years as a 7 Mindsets School!

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Stay Connected with PTA!

The Hays CISD Council of PTA is hosting a membership drive contest. It ends on Friday, Sept. 24. We would love to have more members join our PTA!

Our PTA Board appreciates the support that we give to help our school. Please join at under Tobias Elementary. PTA has their membership drive going on right now and they have a Facebook page-Tobias Elementary PTA. Thank you for supporting our school!

PTA Board 2021-2022

President-Dr. Michelle Cohen


Secretary-Chelsea Stogsdill

Treasurer-Kristen Sierra

Dr. Wright's weekly videos will be shared in the Traveler. Follow Hays CISD on social media or download the Hays CISD app for notifications.

Wright this Minute - Sept. 15