Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Northwest ISD Plan Updates

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Because of the continued novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest ISD school buildings and facilities will remain closed through at least Friday, May 1. To support students’ education, remote learning will continue while our physical buildings are closed. The district will continue following the guidance of Governor Abbott, health experts, and NISD’s three local counties regarding the timing of this closure. All extracurricular activities during this period are either canceled or rescheduled. Further information and updates will be emailed to district families and staff; it will also be posted on this webpage and district social media accounts.

Dr. Ryder Warren, Northwest ISD superintendent of schools, plans to host Facebook Live video chats on the district's page at 6 p.m. each Wednesday with the latest news and updates as we all work through this challenging time.

District Communications

Remote Learning

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iNvest2Learn Website

During this challenging time, Northwest ISD is committed to supporting our students and families. Our curriculum and instruction department, with support from our building principals and input from teachers across the district, have designed our new iNvest2Learn website for online learning during our closure. 

The iNvest2Learn site will post weekly lessons for our students and parents to access for each grade level and content area. Elementary teachers will also email these lessons each Sunday with personalized teaching points for their students. Secondary teachers will post these lessons in their class Moodle sites with their personalized teaching points. 

For information about remote learning grading practices, click here.

Student Meal Plan

During the closure, Northwest ISD will offer free meals to all students from Monday to Friday. During these days, breakfast and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campuses listed below.

When arriving to receive meals at the campus cafeteria doors, parents and students should remain in their vehicles as a precautionary health measure. Meals will be delivered to each vehicle. Families must verify student enrollment to receive meals; to read the verification process, click here.

Extended Break Meal Locations
Campus Location
Curtis Elementary School 9640 Belle Prairie Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Justin Elementary School 425 Boss Range Road
Justin, TX 76247
Love Elementary School 16301 Elementary Drive
Justin, TX 76247
Sendera Ranch Elementary School 1216 Diamondback Lane
Haslet, TX 76052
Chisholm Trail Middle School 583 FM 3433
Rhome, TX 76078
Tidwell Middle School 3937 Haslet-Roanoke Road
Roanoke, TX 76262

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions can be emailed to covidquestions@nisdtx.org or sent via message to the district Facebook page.

Will the school year be extended because of the closure?
Northwest ISD intends to apply for a waiver with the TEA that should not change our scheduled end of the school year based on instructional resources being provided to students during the extended closure. Northwest ISD and other school districts will await further guidance from the Texas Education Agency.

How long will the closure last?
Northwest ISD will rely on the guidance of both the state of Texas as well as appropriate health agencies. If the closure extends further than announced, families will be notified.

Is the district developing at-home lessons?
Yes. When the district first announced a two-week closure, our leaders began preparing for the possibility that out-of-classroom learning may be required. These lessons take place in a child's home and make use of either online and digital resources and/or more traditional, physical resources. For information and a link to the online courses, click on the "Remote Learning" tab on this page or the link on the left sidebar.

How will remote learning classes be graded?
Remote learning classes are being graded based on a pass/fail basis. For more information on these grading practices, click here.

Does the extended break have any effect on graduations?
High school graduations are still planned to proceed at their scheduled dates, times and locations. Depending on the course of the pandemic, these plans may need to be altered. If they are, families will be notified by the district. The district is actively working on backup plans as needed. Backup plans include a later date at the same venues or graduations at Northwest ISD Stadium for comprehensive high schools (Steele Accelerated High School will graduate in the Byron Nelson High School Performing Arts Center under all plans).

Will graduation items still be delivered to my school while it is closed?
All school-based events have been canceled during the closure, including graduation item deliveries. Companies that sold the items are working with schools to distribute them. Families will be contacted directly when any deliveries are scheduled.

Will STAAR testing proceed as scheduled?
No. The Texas Education Agency has announced STAAR testing requirements have been waived for the 2019-20 school year. 

Will AP testing still take place?
The College Board oversees AP testing and has announced it will offer an at-home test as well as resources for students in AP classes. For more details, click here.

Will meals still be available for students?
Yes, breakfast and lunch meals are available from Monday to Friday at six district campuses during the extended break. Details can be seen in the "Student Meal Plan" tab on this page.

Are sports and fine arts seasons canceled?
Sports and fine arts seasons have not yet been canceled. All extracurricular activities during the closure have been canceled or will be rescheduled, however. This includes all athletic practices, games, track meets, open gyms and open weight rooms during the break. The UIL, the governing body of Texas public school sports and most fine arts competitions, has canceled planned contests through at least May 4.

An SAT was scheduled at a Northwest ISD campus over the extended break. Will it proceed?
Because of the school district closure, Northwest ISD campuses will not host SAT testing scheduled over the extended break (such as Byron Nelson and Steele canceling SAT testing on March 14). The College Board has additional information regarding SAT testing closures on its website. When the College Board has updates regarding SAT dates, it will update that website.

My child needs a Chromebook. Who do I contact?
Please submit a ticket through the new online student help desk and they will work to provide your child with a Chromebook as soon as possible.

I need to enroll my child, but campuses are closed. What do I do?
Families can enroll their children through an entirely online process at www.nisdtx.org/enrollment. They will need to upload digital versions of all the relevant documents, as no physical document submission is required.

I attend a regular event hosted by a third-party organization at a district campus. Will these events still continue?
During the extended break, no district school or facility will be contracted to an outside party. Once the break concludes, the district plans to resume its partnerships for any facility leases.

My child needs a Verification of Enrollment document. Where can I get one?
Buttons to request VOEs have been added to each high school homepage. They are located below the image banner near the top of the page, next to the principal's photo. The student must sign in with his or her school district email address to request the form.

I'm not receiving emails from the district, what should I do?
First, please check your junk or spam folder as well as any other auto-sorting folder (such as Gmail's "social" folder for newsletters). If you still do not see the messages, email anthony.tosie@nisdtx.org. Please note that district emails go to the primary guardian contact on a student's account; to register more addresses for messages from the district, click here. Campus emails use a different messaging system and are sent to up to four guardians as well as school staff and students.

Event Changes

SAT School Day
  • Original Date: March 25, 2020
  • Rescheduled Date: April 28, 2020 (tentative)
District Teacher Career Fair
  • Original Date: March 26, 2020
  • Rescheduled Date: TBD
Disability Resource Fair
  • Original Date: March 28, 2020
  • Rescheduled Date: TBD
Inspire Celebration (Staff Event)
  • Original Date: April 7, 2020
  • Rescheduled Date: TBD

2020 Senior Class Rank for Graduation Ceremonies

  • Rescheduled Date: April 17, 2020