It was amazing to see teachers, parents and students come together at the annual Watermelon (paleta) Social. I think it is powerful to have positive interactions with students, parents and colleagues outside of the classroom walls. Thank you so much to our PTA for making this happen! It is great to have our students back in the building and great things are happening in the classrooms. Our staff continues to use the LMS Schoology as a classroom resource. It allows students and parents to have the learning targets and classroom resources at their fingertips outside of the school day. We are going into our 3rd week of instruction and progress reports will be available on September 13, 2021. Schoology houses the week at a glance to provide you with information about what your children are working on during the week. Parents still have access to their Schoology accounts and current grades are in the parent HAC portal.
As always, You Matter!
Praise Promote & Protect.
The theme for the Hobby counseling office this year is GRIT.
Grit is a mental toughness or courage that leads to perseverance. Counselors will be delivering guidance lessons to all grade levels throughout the year. Guidance lessons will focus on teaching specific intrapersonal skills with an emphasis on grit. We would love for you to use this word at home to help incorporate a common language.
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a current Hobby student, please contact Natalie Stridde, Head Counselor, by phone (210-397-7635) or by email (Natalie.Stridde@nisd.net).
Vax 2 School :
Make sure your child's vaccines are up to date:
I am currently working on putting in all of the records that I have received in the last two weeks. If you have your students record please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Delinquent letters will be sent out in about two weeks if you are still needing shots.
Although not required, I can also add in Covid-19 immunizations into the system as well.
Please call the clinic or email me any of your health needs. If you need support I am available to help your family.
Tuesday, 9/7 PTA 1000 Degrees Pizza Spirit Night
Wednesday, 9/8 Football Scrimmage vs. Straus (Away)
Thursday, 9/9 Girls Volleyball Scrimmage (Away)
Monday, 9/6 is a school holiday in honor of Labor Day. Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces.
NISD 1:1 Device Opt Out
If your student has their own mobile device that is sufficient to engage in daily learning at home and in school, please notify the district via the NISD Device Lending Agreement link on nisd.net/parents page for data gathering purposes. Please note that if your student has an adequate device at home, that will not prevent your student from receiving a district issued device unless you decline/opt out of the Northside device on the nisd.net/parents page via the NISD Device Lending Agreement link.
If you choose to opt out of receiving a Northside device, it’s strongly encouraged that your child bring a household device to complete the Northside curriculum. Please refer to the district handbook to read policies regarding “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) and understand that troubleshooting on a BYOD device will be limited to connecting to district WiFi, student password assistance, and basic website navigation. BYOD devices will not be serviced by the district Helpdesk.
Lastly, if you opt out of a Northside device for your student(s) and wish to switch to a district issued device you will need to revisit the NISD Device Lending Agreement link on nisd.net/parents to change your selection at any time.
We had a great time at our Watermelon Social
Students having fun in Mrs. Johnson's Class
Hobby Mission Statement
We will transform the learning experience within our inclusive community.
Hobby Vision Statement
Every day, every learner grows in confidence, curiosity and capability.