Principal's Bulletin

Week 7: October 5-9, 2020

Dear Parents,

I would like to thank you all for your continued support and patience as we continue with both virtual and in person learning. At this point, most of our teachers are doing hybrid instruction. This means that they are teaching both in person and virtual learners simultaneously. In a very short time they have learned to do something never done before and I would like to give them a BIG shout out and tell them what an amazing job they are doing. If you are able to send them a message of appreciation I know that it would make their entire day!

I know that our teachers appreciate all of the hard work that our parents are doing to ensure that students are in class on time each day and are submitting assignments. The partnership between school and home has perhaps never been more important than it is during this time. I encourage you to continue to stay in contact with your child's classroom teacher. If you have not done so already, please connect with the teacher on Class Dojo for important updates from the classroom as well as the campus.

Have a great weekend.

Peace, Love, Eagles.

Mrs. Zagala


Reminders for In Person Learners

We know that the transition to in person learning has it's challenges. Here is a list of reminders to help your in person learning experience be a success:

--Your child can be dropped off in the front of the school as early as 7:00 AM. The best time to bring your child to school is between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM. This ensures we have plenty of staff on duty and that your child has time to eat breakfast. Class begins at 7:45 AM.

--Each morning before bringing your child to school, please make sure that you complete the health screener for them. Completing the screener before coming to school helps the "drop off" line go faster. It also helps us if you put your child's name plate that you were given on your dashboard. When you are dropping off your child, we ask that you please stay in your car so that we can ensure proper social distancing. Screener Link

--Please make sure that you send your child with a clean mask daily (you may want to send extras in their back pack) as well as a water bottle.

--Plan ahead if your child is bringing a lunch to school and make sure they have it before you drop them off. We are unable to allow any lunch deliveries during the school day.

--Dismissal time is 3:10 PM. When you come to pick up your child we ask that you please stay in your car. This helps us to maintain social distancing for all staff and students. We also ask that you please put your child's name plate on the dashboard of your vehicle. This will help us call your child quickly. We know that the dismissal process is taking a little longer but following these procedures will help ensure that we keep everyone safe.

Reminders for Virtual Learners

If your child is a virtual learner we know that there can be some challenges with technology and feeling connected to the school and your child's teacher. Here are a few tips to help your child's experience:

--If possible, have your child join us for virtual morning announcements every morning at 7:40 M. Your child will be able hear the pledges as well as special campus announcements. Morning Announcement Link

--Your child's school day start's at 7:45. Please make sure that they are logged on for their class meeting at that time.

--If you are having any technology issues, please call the front office (210-397-0800) so that they can assist you. As much as your child's teacher wants to be able to help you during class time they are unable to as they are instructing both virtual and in person learners.

--Please make sure that you are connected to Class Dojo. You will get important messages from your child's teacher

--If you have any questions about an assignment or your child's progress schedule a virtual conference with your child's teacher.

Online Student Homework Support

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 through Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. for elementary students and 6 to 10 p.m. for secondary students; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all levels; and Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. for all levels.

Students will be able to access the link beginning Aug. 31 through Schoology under the courses tab, in the Home Access Center (HAC) under the school links tab, and in their NISD portal with an icon that signifies Student Homework Support. We look forward to supporting all of our students that need assistance in the content areas.
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