Northpointe Newsflash

Orientation Edition: May 2021

A message from the Principal

Welcome to Northpointe Intermediate! We are so excited for you to be joining us next year; I know there are great things ahead! If you need anything leading up to the start of school, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other administrative staff. We'll be happy to assist you to make this transition as easy as possible. We are excited to start the 2021-2022 school year and for you to join the Northpointe family!

-Dr. Caitlin Cain

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NIS Schedule Pick-Up

Schedule pick-up will be Friday, August 13th.

6th Grade (By Last Name)

A - F: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

G - N: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

O - Z: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

5th Grade (By Last Name)

A - F: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

G - N: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

O - Z: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Late Pick Up (5th and 6th Grade)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The most up to date information will be posted on the Northpointe Intermediate website.

During schedule pick-up, students will be able to walk their schedule.

**Teachers will not be available during schedule pick-up times.

Northpointe Intermediate PTO

The Northpointe Intermediate PTO invites you to "like" the Northpointe Intermediate Facebook page. Stay up-to-date on PTO sponsored activities and weekly school updates.

Spirit wear order forms and volunteer forms will be available in August during schedule pick-up.

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Clinic Information

In the interest of our students' safety, Tomball ISD policy states that students cannot transport medication either to school or have medication returned home via the bus. If it is necessary for your child to take any medication during the school day, it is the parent's responsibility to deliver the medication in its original unopened container to the school clinic with the appropriate TISD medication form. We also require written permission from the parent via the medication form for any over-the-counter medications and written physician permission via the medication form for prescription medications, including inhalers and epi-pens. Please contact the school nurse or visit the clinic webpage on the Northpointe website for medication forms, action plans, any concerns with delivery of medication, and clinic hours.

If your child has a serious health condition, please bring a written summary of the health condition from your child's physician. Nurse Bailey would prefer all critical issues be brought to her attention prior to the first day of school.

Nurse Bailey can be reached at:

Clinic: 281-357-3020, ext. 1422

Fax: 281-357-3026

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Transportation Information

All transportation changes are needed in writing by 2:00 pm. You can fax them to 281-357-3026. We do not accept transportation changes over the phone or through email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the school hours?

Classes begin at 7:35 am with the Call to Excellence from Great Expectations and end at 2:55 pm. However, all students should be in the building by 7:25 am to prepare for the day. Doors open at 7:10 am for students to go to their assigned location until the bell releases them to class at 7:25 am.

How are the students placed in classrooms?

Students are assigned to classrooms in a heterogeneous manner. We try to evenly distribute students from each of our feeder elementary schools. Each class is balanced with children needing a variety of instructional services.

May parents request specific teachers?

We spend a great deal of time reviewing every child's educational records and gather information from their previous school. We try very hard to match your child's educational needs with our teachers' instructional styles. You may hear information from neighbors and friends recommending specific teachers; however, we do not take specific teacher requests.

Can my child take advanced courses?

We do not offer advanced classes in 5th grade in Tomball ISD unless the student is identified as Gifted and Talented. Tomball Advanced Placement (TAP) classes are offered in the four core subjects (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) in 6th grade.

How many children are in each classroom?

The class average at NIS changes from year to year. The district does try to keep class sizes around 27 students in each class.

Do the students have Physical Education, Art, and Music?

5th grade students have PE 3 days a week and either art or music for 2 days a week, much like the elementary school schedule. 6th grade students have a yearlong elective of art, band, choir, or orchestra. They have PE 3 days a week and Computer Lab one day a week. Students do not "dress out" for PE at the intermediate school level.

May my child have a cell phone at Northpointe?

In some cases, students may find it beneficial or might be encouraged to use personal cell phones or other personal electronic devices for instructional purposes while on campus. Students must obtain prior approval before using personal cell phones or other personal electronic devices for instructional use. When students are not using the devices for approved instructional purposes, all devices must be turned off during the instructional day. Violations of the user agreement may result in withdrawal of privileges and other disciplinary action.

Is there a specific dress code?

Details about the dress code will be in our TISD Student Handbook. The dress code can be accessed on our district website. If you plan to purchase clothes for your child over the summer, here are a few guidelines: shorts or skirts must be at least mid-length to the knee in length, no tank tops/spaghetti straps, no inappropriate or obscene messages on t-shirts, no graphic/violent clothing, hair should not be colored or styled in a way that is distracting to the learning environment, and students are not to wear any body piercing (other than earrings for girls).

How do I find out about my child's bus number and the bus arrival and departure time?

Visit the Tomball ISD website to locate that information or you can call transportation at 281-357-3193.

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