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Ross Middle School Newsletter 014

Progress Reports: Friday December 4

Cycle 2 Progress Reports close this Friday. Please connect with your teachers to discuss the deadline for late work.

Picture Day Information 2020-21

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Ross Picture Day

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 9:30am-3:30pm

3630 Callaghan Road

San Antonio, TX

See sign up sheet for virtual learners: click here

New Early Release Days [release at 12:40 p.m]

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Student Screening Information:

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NISD Health Services Department Student Screening Information

The state of Texas mandates school districts to screen students in several areas. The following screenings will take place during the school year. Vision and Hearing Screening​-​Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade​. For 2nd and 4th grade, students new to the district will be screened. Pre-K and Kinder will be screened in the first semester of the school year. For students in 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th, the screening will take place anytime within the school year, usually completed district wide by January. If a student does not pass the initial vision or hearing screening, a second screening will take place in approximately 2-4 weeks. If a student does not pass the second screening, a referral letter will be sent home by the school nurse. Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes (visual screening of the neck) ​- ​1st, 3rd, 5th,and 7th graders​. ​Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin marker (usually seen on the back of neck) associated with high insulin levels and is considered a risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes. ​Students found to have the skin marker will be individually assessed for height, weight, and blood pressure and a written referral with the results of the assessment will be sent home by the school nurse. Spinal Screening (visual screening of the back​) - ​School nurses will check the students for signs of spinal problems such as Scoliosis. This screening usually occurs during the first semester of the school year. ​Girls are screened at age 10 or during the fall semester of 5th grade and again at age 12 or during the fall semester of 7th grade. Boys are screened at age 13/14 or during the fall semester of 8th grade. ​Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier and may prevent serious health issues. The screener will look at the student’s back while he/she stands and bends forward. If a student does not pass the screening, a referral form will be sent home by the school nurse.

Parents may decline their students participation in the above screenings by notifying the school nurse in writing and are encouraged to consult with the nurse regarding any questions or concerns.

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2021-2022 Course Catalog

The process for students/parents to make course selections for the following school year typically begins in early spring.

For more information about registering for middle school classes or to learn about any of Northside’s programs, feel free to contact the counseling department at (210) 397-6350

See the NISD course catalog at