Orientation Edition: May 2021
Dr. Caitlin Cain
281-357-3020, ext. 1404
281-357-3020, ext. 1407
281-357-3020, ext. 1418
A message from the Principal
-Dr. Caitlin Cain
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
Spirit wear order forms and volunteer forms will be available in August during schedule pick-up.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
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.