Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

Screen Time

Too much screen time gets in the way of important activities like exercising, homework, or visiting with friends and family. It can also contribute to obesity, attention and sleeping problems, depression , unhealthy social skills, or mental health issues. It's easier to limit your child's screen time when you set a good example, as well as clear limits and explain why they are important.

Here are some suggestions:

-Treat screen time as a privilege that children earn, not something to which they have a right.

-Set rules and enforce them.

-Teach them internet safety and social media smarts. Make sure your child knows the dangers of sharing private information online.

-Keep computers in an area where you can watch what's going on.

-Research video and computer games before your child gets them.

-Make sure children have lots of tech-free activities like visiting with friends, planning sports, or hobbies that help develop healthy habits.

-Lead by example. Follow the same rules as your child.

Adapted from Texas Families Growing Together and endorsed by the Texas Pediatric Society and the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

NEISD Instructional Technology Services

Our goal is to prepare teachers and students for an interconnected digital world by encouraging best teaching practices and facilitating effective technology integration to increase student engagement and create lifelong learners.

NEISD students receive Digital Citizenship lessons

Did you know that every semester, all students in NEISD participate in lessons that teach them to become a better digital citizen? This Digital Citizenship curriculum, designed by the NEISD Instructional Technology team, teaches students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Parents and students can review these lessons by visiting www.neisd.net/Page/24368.

One way that NEISD is encouraging students to become better digital citizens is to encourage the use of a strong password. Coming soon to all middle school and high school campuses is the ability for students to change and reset their own passwords. By setting strong passwords and changing them often, students are taught the important life skill of protecting their online identity.

Meet our Family Specialist at LEE High School

Meet Diana Guajardo, she is one of the two Family Specialists at Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. Diana was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M International University with a Major in English and Spanish. Diana holds a Texas Teacher Certification in English, Language Arts, and Reading (4th -12th grade) with an ESL Endorsement. She has been part of the North East ISD family for 14 years. Prior to becoming a Family Specialist, she taught English, Reading, and SSI at the middle school level. When the opportunity appeared to become a Family Specialist at LEE High School, Diana gladly accepted. To her, it was a prospect to service her students in a different capacity that would allow her to directly support their needs. Diana is enthusiastic about helping all students reach their educational goals. She prides herself on preparing them for success by providing assistance to them and their families. Diana loves being a part of LEE community! As a family specialist, Diana offers a variety of courses through the Family Engagement Leadership Academy.


Diana has been happily married for fifteen years to her college sweetheart. They have been blessed with two wonderful children and a rambunctious pup named Bentley.

Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School

As a parent, you want your child to do well in school. You also want your child to be healthy and avoid behaviors that are risky or harmful. Through your guidance and support, you can have great influence on your child's health and learning. But you also have important allies in the effort - the caring adults in your child's school.

Research shows that students who feel a genuine sense of belonging at school are more likely to do well in school, stay in school, and make healthy choices.


CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE reading the tips from the Center for Disease Control