Nichols Intermediate School

Back-to-School Information

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Principal's Update

Dear Nichols Family,


Nichols Intermediate has been busy preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. Our top priority is the health and safety of both our students and staff. We have been working on plans to safely reopen our campus in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. We understand how important it is to keep our community and parents informed about the procedures for the upcoming school year. A Back to School Plan has been posted on the JISD website (www.jisd.org) and can be accessed below by clicking the button.. Please review this plan prior to the start of school.


Choosing In Person or Remote Learning

The 1st day of school will be Tuesday, August 18th. Instruction will be provided through both On-Campus Instruction and Remote Learning. Please complete an Instructional Choice Decision form by going to the JISD website (www.jisd.org) and clicking on the link or by clicking on the button below. You will be able to indicate which instructional format you are choosing for your child (On-Campus or Remote Learning). You will have until August 4, 2020 to make changes to this decision. After August 4th, we will utilize the information you have provided in order to plan for the beginning days of school. We ask that once you complete this form and the August 4th date has passed, you wait until September 8th to request changes to your child’s instructional format. If you have questions or concerns about your choice, please contact the campus for assistance.


Safety First

We are ready to get this school year started, but please know that your child’s health is our first priority. All JISD 5th-12th graders are required to wear a face covering. Please read the Back To School Plan that the district has put out. Please know that we are working hard to address social distancing and sanitization to the best of our ability. Together we will navigate through these challenging times. We look forward to working with you again very soon.


Sincerely,


Holly Searcy

Principal

School Start Time and Pick Up

In order to help you plan for the first day of class, we have a few important times and locations to point out. Our campus will open for student drop off at 7:00 a.m. and our tardy bell will ring at 7:17. In order to get everyone in our building safely, your child will need to be dropped off at the front entrance (see campus map below). Car rider pick up time will begin at 3:00 p.m. Please refer to the map as well to determine where you pick up according to your child’s grade level.

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School Day Operations

Click here to see the safety procedures that will be implemented in order to ensure our students', staff, and Nichols community safe!

Campus Cleaning


  • Nichols Intermediate will be cleaned throughout the instructional day.
  • Classrooms will be equipped for cleaning during the day.
  • All water fountains are upgraded to water-filling stations.
  • Proper hygiene practices will be posted throughout the buildings and frequently referenced throughout the school day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at every entry, exit, classrooms, and common areas and hand washing protocols have been adopted.
  • The entire Nichols Intermediate campus will be cleaned at night.
  • Physical distancing will be reinforced constantly throughout the school day.

Deep cleaning will be triggered when an employee or student is identified as lab positive for COVID-19. Schools must close off areas that were heavily used by the individual with the labconfirmed case (student or staff) until the non-porous surfaces in those areas can be disinfected by custodial staff, unless more than 3 days have already passed since that person was on campus.

Health Protocols

Click here to see all health protocols that Nichols Intermediate School will implement in order to ensure our students', staff, Nichols community is as safe as possible!
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Student Screening Guide

All parents, students, and staff will be required to self-screen daily prior to entering any JISD facility or boarding JISD transportation. Parents/ Guardians can help by keeping children home who are sick. If a child has COVID-19 symptoms under TEA Guidelines, the child cannot return to school until at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever reducing medications), and the individual has improvement in symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.). See the screening guide below.

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Our campus office is open, but please call ahead! (903)541-0213

What can you do to help?

  • Parents should remain in the car during student pick up and drop off.
  • If you need to bring something to the school during the day, call the Nichols office and a staff member will come out and assist you.
  • If your child has an appointment and will need to be checked-out, call the Nichols office and staff member will bring the sign out sheet to you and you can sign them out at your car.
  • If you are called to pick up your child, call when you arrive and someone will bring them to the car.
  • Remember, we are here to help, and we ask you to remain in your car while on school property. This is for the safety of staff and students.
  • Call us and we will do what we can to facilitate your request.
  • Nichols Intermediate Office: (903) 541-0213

Other Important Parent Information


  • All parent meetings will be held over the phone or via the Internet.
  • Campuses will celebrate with students for class parties without visitors.
  • No outside food deliveries will be allowed on campus.
  • During meal times, no visitors will be allowed.

We know these are difficult times for parents to not be able to

participate in school activities. Please remember all of these

protocols are in place for the health and safety of all Nichols

Intermediate students and staff members.


Our Nichols' parents are appreciated and we thank you for your continued support.

Schedule Access

Tuesday, Aug. 11th, 9am

This is an online event.

Your child's schedule will be available in Skyward on August 11 by 9:00 a.m.

5th Grade Meet the Teacher Zoom

Thursday, Aug. 13th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Your child's TRIBE teacher will be listed on their schedule and this is who will be hosting your child's Meet the Teacher Zoom meeting on Thursday, August 13. We will send the links to you by text or email, so please make sure your contact information is updated in Skyward.

6th Grade Meet the Teacher

Thursday, Aug. 13th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Your child's TRIBE teacher will be listed on their schedule and this is who will be hosting your child's Meet the Teacher Zoom meeting on Thursday, August 13. We will send the links to you by text or email, so please make sure your contact information is updated in Skyward.

Nichols Intermediate Dates to Remember

Instructional Choice change deadline………….......................................……….………….August 4 Instructional Choice change deadline after start of school…….............................…..Sept 8

Schedules available in Skyward………………………......................................................August 11

Zoom Meet the Teacher for Nichols Intermediate…………..............................……..August 13

First Day Back for Staff…………………….............................................…………….………….August 10

First Day Back for Students............................................……………………………….………August 18

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