Zachry MS Wolverine Wire

August 14, 2021

A Message from your Principal

Dear Team Zachry Families,


One last week of summer vacation!

Our teachers and staff all come back officially on contract Monday, August 16th although many have been at Professional Development, planning meetings and already setting up their classrooms in anticipation of the new school year. We are so excited to have our students back on campus.


Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our first Prep Day on Wednesday, August 12th. We had over 400 families (and many families have more than one student at our campus. Almost all of our Magnet School Families were able to attend (we can feel your excitement about our new adventure!) If you we not able to come on Prep day, do not worry.

Students who were not at Prep Day will get their new Chromebook, Textbooks/workbooks, and have an opportunity to get their PE and Athletic uniforms during the first week of school.

All students will get a new copy of their schedules on the first day and their schedules are available in the Home Access Center - look again before the first day as changes are still happening. I will also be linking a map (that is still being developed due to the construction changes) in next week's Wolverine Wire so you can look at where your student's classes will be located. Rest assured that everyone will assist all students in moving from class to class as this will be new for every student. Students will have 4 minutes between classes and our focus is to help students get where they need to be safely. Next week the new bell schedule will also be attached.


As you are hearing in the news, many issues are being addressed. Our district has a comprehensive plan for keeping everyone, students, staff and families safe. Updates will be on the NISD webpage and I will continue to update you. As of today, masks are highly encouraged but not mandated. Please see the NISD guidelines that we will be following: https://www.nisd.net/news/reunited-safely


August 16th-20th - Teachers and Staff will be in professional development and preparing for the 2021-2022 school year.

Thank you for your understanding that Teachers, Counselors and Administrators will be in meetings/trainings to prepare for the new year all this week. Please see the phone numbers at the bottom of every Wolverine Wire to leave messages or emails so we can answer your questions as quickly as possible. Our campus secretaries will also be on campus and I have added those phone numbers as well.


August 23rd - First day of School - The first bell will ring at 8:35 am. School dismisses at 4:10 pm each day.


September 2nd - Title 1 Annual Information Meetings see event information below - Please come and hear about our additional funding and how it is used for all students at Zachry and Zachry Magnet Middle School.


Susan Allain

Principal Zachry and Zachry Magnet MS

Student Devices for the New School Year

Student Devices for the New School Year


As we prepare for students returning to school in the 21-22 school year, we have worked to ensure that we can provide every student with a Northside device to participate in classwork. Northside will make a device available to every student in the district unless the parent communicates that a device is not needed. After reading the Technology Loan Agreement, if your child does not need a device please complete the NISD Device Lending Agreement form on nisd.net/parents. If you opt out of a Northside device for your student(s) and wish to switch to a district issued device at any time, you will need to revisit the NISD Device Lending Agreement on nisd.net/parents to change your selection.


Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education. If you have any questions about student device check out please contact your child’s campus for more information.

Please use the PDF below for guidance on accessing the Home Access Center - there are additional items in the Family Home Access Center in comparison to the Student Access Center.

Click on the school supply bag for our supply lists

Support our Zachry PTSA: Sign up for AmazonSmile and select PTA Texas Congress as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2379357. Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to our PTSA at no cost to you."

Join our Zachry Parent Teacher Student Association (Zachry PTSA) Membership is $5

Please continue to join, if you have not had a chance to do so, to support our PTSA. Pleasa email me (Susan.Allain @nisd.net) if you are interested in being our PTSA President or VP next year. We need your leadership!


Online membership at:

Joint our PTSA at Jointpta.org

Let your voice be heard!

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Zachry Middle School and Zachry Magnet School Shirts - Order here online!

Title 1 Annual Family Information Morning Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 10-11am

Zachry Library

Coffee with the Principal and our Family Engagement Chairperson

Informational meeting about Title 1 Resources and Plans for the 2021-2022 school year

Title 1 Annual Family Information Meeting - Evening Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 5-6pm

Zachry Library

Refreshments with the Principal and our Family Engagement Chairperson

Informational meeting about Title 1 Resources and Plans for the 2021-2022 school year

Learn more about Zachry MS and Public Education at #RootEdZachry

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. OUR POLICY IS TO RETURN CALLS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Zachry Middle School Main Number: 210-397-7400

Zachry Magnet School: 210-397-7490

Attendance Office - Ms. Caliva 201-397-7408


Principal - Susan Allain 210-397-7410 Susan.Allain@nisd.net

Academic Dean - Juliana Molina 210-397-7411 Juliana.Molina@nisd.net

Academic Dean Zachry Magnet School Program Cybersecurity, Global Communications & Information Technology - Gina Rodriguez Gina.Rodriguez@nisd.net 210-397-7495

Associate Principal/6th grade Administrator - Richard De La Garza 210-397-7416 Richard.delagarza@nisd.net

Assistant Principal/7th grade Administrator - Joe Bishop, Jr. 210-397-7416 Joe.Bishop@nisd.net

Administrator Intern/8th grade Administrator - Gerald Winter 210-397-7417 Gerald.Winter@nisd.net


Counselors:

6th grade Counselor Yvonne Martinez 210-397-7428 Yvonne.Martinez@nisd.net .

7th Grade and Head Counselor Monica Perez 210-397-7425 Monica.Perez@nid.net

8th grade Counselor Chris Benavidez 210-397-7427 Chris.Benavidez@nisd.net

Zachry Magnet School Counselor Lindsey Gervais 210-397-7496 Lindsey.Gervais@nisd.net