Marshall LMS Update
Mission: We will intentionally create a safe, risk taking environment for students that models and fosters effective communication, collaboration and critical thinking.
Vision: Explore your passion commit to your future.
Dear LMS Ram Family:
I hope this this message finds you safe and well. It was so exciting to welcome back a small number of students on Tuesday, September 8th. We will continue to offer small numbers of students the opportunity to return to in person learning. The plan set forth by the district allows for students who are most academically in-need to return first and in small, controlled numbers. Please see the Transition to In Person Learning Infographic below which outlines who will be brought back to campus using the tiered approach and as health metrics allow. While we are looking forward to the day when all of our students are safely back in our buildings the district is working to balance the need to have students back in classrooms with the need to ensure student and staff safety.
There is no anticipated timeline or schedule for when groups will be allowed to return to in-person instruction as it is dependent on health conditions. However, NISD will monitor conditions on a regular basis and decisions on which students will be brought back for in-person instruction will be communicated to families.
As a general guideline, families who selected in-person instruction will have a two-week notice for when their child may return. We know that many families are excited about the prospect for in-person learning and so are we! However, we will ramp up numbers of students in buildings slowly to ensure the safety of our students, their families, and staff. Please bear with us as we try to make the best decisions for everyone.
On another note, it was thrilling to connect with many of our families at the Parent Engagement Group Meeting on Tuesday evening. We had over 63 individuals in attendance. I appreciate your time and willingness to participate in the Parent Engagement Group and look forward to a productive school year.
It is a privilege to serve as your child's principal. I am available via phone or email and return calls and emails within 24 hours.
Marshall LMS now has a Facebook page and a Twitter page. Please follow us @NISDMarshallLMS and https://www.facebook.com/MarshallLMS for important updates regarding Marshall LMS.
Schoology Parent Accounts
You will receive an email with your student's Schoology Access Code and instructions for creating a parent account. If you are not able to access the email, you can reach out to your child's teacher for the access code. Schoology offers parents many options to view classwork, grades, and upcoming assignments. You can also check attendance, look for overdue assignments, and communicate with your student's teachers.
Click here to see what a Schoology parent account can offer you.
Staff Spotlight Coach Danielle Nichols
Staff Spotlight Coach Danielle Nichols
Coach Danielle Nichols is originally from Southern California. She graduated from the University of Pan American. Prior to coaching at John Marshall High School she taught and coached in California and taught at Taft High School for seven years. Coach Nichols currently teaches College Algebra, PE, and coaches volleyball. Her favorite things are spending time with her family, going to the beach, and going to the movies.
Hybrid Schedule Infographic
Tech Help Now Available
• Toll Free Number: 1- 877-768-4630
• Chat Feature: https://tinyurl.com/NISDchat
• Original Hotline Number is still available at 210-397-0020
We have added these other two easy ways to contact us in order to provide better customer service to our parents and students.
Need Help with Your Homework?
Starting Monday, Aug. 31, NISD will offer Online Student Homework Support provided free of charge to all NISD students after hours and weekends. Our goal is to assist students in the academic content areas of Reading/ELA, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies. A certified Teacher Tutor will provide assistance to your child via video conferencing, screen share, or chat.
The Online Student Homework Support hours are:
Monday - Thursday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Elementary)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Secondary)
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (All Levels)
Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (All Levels)
Students will be able to access the link beginning Aug. 31 on HAC under the school links tab, and in the students NISD portal with an icon(pictured above) that signifies Student Homework Support.
Greetings LMS RamFam!
I hope that this message finds you well!
I am attaching one of the most helpful documents that I have seen this week! The Resources at Your Fingertips tip sheet provides helpline phone numbers and hours of operation. A screenshot of this information may provide quick access.
I, personally, have referred to it several times as I have the opportunity to speak with many of you!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me by email, Anissa.Pennick@nisd.net. Please include your student’s id number and a phone number where you can be reached by phone.
Take care and stay safe,
Ms. A. Pennick
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Expectations for Student Learning
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
Marshall/LMS High School
Log into Schoology daily to engage in direct instruction, instructional support, and intervention both synchronously (real time) and asynchronously (independent)
Follow the designated schedule issued by the campus
Complete and submit ALL assignments and assessments
Comply with attendance requirements
Participate in intervention and enrichment as needed to address their learning needs
Understand that some (in person) participation will be required for courses at the secondary level, such as CTE, Fine Arts, and Athletics.
Take responsibility for asking for help, asking questions, and taking advantage of tutoring opportunities.
Reach out to a trusted adult for academic and emotional support.
Parent Expectations for Learning
PARENT EXPECTATIONS FOR LEARNING
Make sure their child(ren) follow their assigned schedules and attends all classes daily to meet attendance requirements
Support their student with Schoology by attending district offered training
Maintain communication with their student’s teachers by phone, email, and online meetings to receive feedback on their progress
Create a designated learning space free of distractions
Check out an electronic device if needed and ensure there is adequate internet access
Ensure their student has the required school supplies
Set up a Home Access Center (HAC) account to monitor grades and progress
Understand some participation (in person) will be required for selected courses at the secondary level, such as Career and Technical Education (CTE), fine arts, and athletics
Understand enrollment in virtual learning is a nine week commitment
Allow your child to build resilience while learning. Don’t help too much. Becoming an independent learner takes time, practice, and patience.
JMHS and LMS Police Explorers participated in the Skills USA Competition.
Mock Trial Team
The Mock Trial Team advanced to the state competition in Austin, Texas.
The Principal's Cabinet participated in various outreach activities this year including Open House, Recruiting, and New Student Orientation.
John Marshall High School PTSA
(Parent Teacher Student Association)
2020-2021 Membership Enrollment
SUPPORTING OUR RAMS
IS WHAT WE DO BEST!
That will not change this year, but we need your help to continue that legacy.
WHO: Parents, Students, Staff, any family member or community member.
WHAT: Become a JMHS PTSA Member
WHERE: https://www.joinpta.org/ $10/member
WHY: Being a JMHS PTSA member simply says, “I support my student’s school”.
HOW: Click Join PTA, select Northside ISD & John Marshall HS.
Fill out all information and add to cart.
Add additional members and check out.
You can add up to 6 members for the one service fee of $1.50
For more information on volunteer opportunities or questions regarding membership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMHSPTSA/ (updated 08/2020)