The Bulldog Communicator

Preparing Students For Success In A Changing World

Principal's Corner

Greetings Pease Families!


My name is Kathleen Cuevas and I am your new principal at E. M. Pease Middle School. Your administrators, teachers, and staff at E. M. Pease MS are eagerly awaiting your return at the start of the 2020-2021 school year on August 24th. We know that we are starting virtually but we will be back together better than ever! You may be experiencing a wealth of emotions as time draws near but rest assured we will get through this. It is an unprecedented time in education but I have no doubt that we will rise to the occasion at Pease. We have solid plans in place to provide cleanliness, safety, and social emotional support for all students and staff. We will practice social distancing, wear our masks, and maintain frequent cleaning schedules throughout the building. We will extend grace to our fellow Bulldogs as they process their feelings and experiences through this changing time.


Everyone’s safety is at the forefront of our decision-making and we will continue to be thoughtful with our procedures. Northside ISD is asking every family to decide how they would like their children educated be it in person or virtually this coming year. Please complete the survey by August 16, 2020. Northside is also providing weekly updates to families and we will also share updated information across our social media accounts. https://backtoschool.nisd.net/


My thoughts are with each student, family, and staff member that make up the Pease community. Whether it is virtually or in-person, we are all in this together.


Virtually side by side,

Kathleen Cuevas


210-397-2950

Kathleen.Cuevas@nisd.net

Desk of the Dean

Hello Bulldogs! My name is Tanya Alanis and I am excited to be the new Academic Dean here at Pease. I was formerly the Assistant Principal, so some of you might recognize me. I want to say how happy I am to be starting the 2020-2021 school year. I know it may be hard thinking about coming back online, but I really feel the new platform called Schoology will help make this transition easier. When you get your account, please log in and take a look around. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that can show you what you will be doing on Schoology if you want a sneak peak. It is very user friendly and everything will be there in one place. Your teachers have been learning about Schoology and will be able to help you every step of the way. Please know that I am also here to help in any way I can! Let's have a great year because our Bulldogs #leadthepack!

Caring Counselors

Hope you all found time in the summer to do things that were new, fun, safe and relaxing. As school approaches 20-21, there will be many unfamiliar experiences: new routines, schedules, and guidelines. Especially for students, it’s going to be challenging at best to adjust to wearing masks for extended periods.


Parents can help by getting their kids used to wearing masks for increasing intervals even before school begins.


It will be particularly important for educators to share their own feelings when wearing the masks in the first few weeks of school. When we share our worries and questions, we can relate to our students in creating a safe, open space for them to express their concerns and worries.


Connections and trust will be our priorities for our Pease Bulldogs!


Be on the lookout for our Back to School Virtual theme Week!

Your counselors are ready to meet with you virtually. Please fill out the Google request form to meet with your counselor.

NISD request for to see a counselor


6th grade - Analisa.Perez-Ramirez@nisd.net

7th grade - Christie.nickell@nisd.net

8th grade - Gladys.longoria@nisd.net - Head Counselor

SHOUT OUTS!

Ms. Mary Hernandez, our Attendace Secreatary, for communicating and reaching out to families to register their children for the upcoming year. We were #2 in the district for lowest numbers in middle school still needing to register.


Our LOVELY cafeteria workers who have been working since Day One of Virtual Learning even into the summer. They are providing thousands of meals both breakfast and lunch weekly to students in our community.

Note from the Nurse

Hey Bulldogs, with the start of a new year, just wanted to remind you that incoming 7th graders have immunizations that are required. Even if you are doing virtual learning, it is advisable to get your shots and be ready for the day when we are all back in school. To that end, the UHS immunization bus will be at our campus on August 20th from 8:30 to 11:30. You must make an appointment and have a copy of your most recent shot record. You can find more information on the NISD website. To stay healthy remember to wash your hands, wear a mask, and social distance.

https://www.nisd.net/news/mobile-clinic-will-visit-nisd


Take care,


L. Mathews, RN
School Nurse

Upcoming Events:

August 18th: 6th Grade Parade from 5-6pm in the Bus Loop


August 19th: 7th/8th Grade Parade from 5-6pm in the Bus Loop


August 20th: Food Bank at 8:30 am (80 boxes distributed)


August 20th: Immunization Bus from 8:30-11:30 at the front of the school


August 20th: Virtual "Meet the Teacher" Night from 4-5pm on Zoom

PTA

If you would like to join our PTA, we would LOVE to have you. We have several positions we need to fill. Please email the Assistant Principal, Shana Braswell, at shana.braswell@nisd.net to let her know!