Hawk Talk

January 3rd - 7th

A Message from the Principal

Hobby Family,

Happy New Year! New Year, New semester and great things are in store for us! Jeans and College shirts for the first day back.

Given the circumstances we live in now, as a Professional Learning Community, we will be prepared for anything that comes our way.

Please have have your child bring fully charged Chromebook to school everyday and be prepared to log into Schoology. Wearing of masks is strongly encouraged and we will space out students as much as possible. Students will be asked to assist in our sanitation and safety protocols as needed.

Here are some important Guidelines that the district has provided for you and your family to follow.

  • 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.

It will be cold tomorrow and traffic will be bad, so be prepared.

Praise, Promote & Protect.

As always, You Matter!

Lawrence Carranco

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Week at a Glance

Week 17

Monday, Jan. 3th

  • Winter Spectacular Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan. 4th

  • Attendance Matters!

Wednesday, Jan. 5th

  • Counselors Presenting Dual Credit info to Spanish 2 Classes
  • Winter Spectacular Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan. 6th

  • Remaining Founders Day tickets on sale(4:00 - 5:45 & 7pm)
  • NISD Council of PTA"s Delegate Meeting
  • Winter Spectacular Rehearsal

Friday, Jan. 7th

  • Pride Assembly
  • Region Band Clinic & Concert

Saturday Jan 8th

  • National Police Appreciation Day
  • Region Band Clinic & Concert (cont)

Upcoming Events at Hobby

12/20 - 12/31 Winter Break

1/17 MLK Day Staff and Student Holiday

Notes from the Nurse

Parents of 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys.

Spinal Screenings will take place starting Monday, December 13th through February.

If you do not want your student tested please send a note to the nurse or email the nurse at Tracy.Solis@nisd.net, please include your child’s name.

School nurses will check the students for signs of spinal problems such as Scoliosis.The screener will look at the student’s back while he/she stands and bends forward. If a student does not pass the screening, a referral form will be sent home by the school nurse.

-UHS immunization bus will be available during the break. Please make an appointment if you need vaccines. See attached flyer.

Tafolla-School Based Clinic has same day appointments and work on a sliding scale. 210-644-2000

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

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Counselor's Corner

6th and 7th grade students have now heard about the course options offered next year at Hobby. Please start talking with your child about these options. Students will be entering their course selections into HAC after we return from Winter break.

The Texas Diaper Bank is teaming with Northside ISD to host a diaper distribution at Gus Stadium on Fridays, December 10 & 17. These distributions will include diapers for babies and sanitizer. On Dec 17, they will also have jackets for little ones.

No registration is required, just show up! Families should enter the Hardin Athletic Complex at the traffic light on Culebra nearest the Transportation Station and the Baseball fields. Northside police will direct the families to the assigned area.

Join P.T.A

Remember when registering that we are William P. Hobby Middle School

Welcome to the Home of Positive Purple Power!