Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Northwest ISD Plan Updates

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'Return to Learn' Plan for 2020-2021
(as of July 1, 2020)

In-Person Learning


Remote Learning


 

During the school year, Dr. Ryder Warren, Northwest ISD superintendent of schools, hosted 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

Summer Learning Opportunities

Several summer learning opportunities and enrichment programs are now available online at www.nisdtx.org/summer. All learning opportunities will take place online this summer, including the district’s virtual Learning That Takes You Places program.

Through this website, students receive the opportunity to virtually explore a variety of cultures and locations around the world by reading, discussing, writing, reflecting and extending their learning. Learning that Takes You Places is designed to cross grade levels and content areas while incorporating aspects of STEM, CTE, athletics and fine arts.

In addition to learning opportunities, athletic programs will host in-person camps this summer. Information and registration links can be found here. The district’s regular Fine Arts Academy camps have been redesigned to online summer workshops; additional information about these programs can be found here.

Summer Meal Program

Northwest ISD’s regular summer meal program will take place throughout June at two campuses, using a grab-and-go format for families to quickly pick up food.

The program, which offers free meals for children ages 18 and younger, take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from June 1 to June 30. Each Thursday, a Friday meal will also be provided. Families can pick up meals at Love Elementary School, located at 16301 Elementary Drive in Justin, or Prairie View Elementary School, located at 609 F.M. 3433 in Rhome.

Families who participated in Northwest ISD’s school closure meal program during remote learning are asked to reuse their vehicle tag for quick deliveries during the summer meal program.

Extended Break Meal Locations
Campus Location
Love Elementary School 16301 Elementary Drive
Justin, TX 76247
Prairie View Elementary School 609 F.M. 3433
Rhome, TX 76078

Free Wi-Fi Zones

In an effort to provide internet access to students and families in need of service, Northwest ISD has extended the Wi-Fi range at eight schools to allow visitors to connect in the parking lots.

The following schools now have expanded Wi-Fi range:
  • Curtis Elementary School
  • Hughes Elementary School
  • Prairie View Elementary School
  • Schluter Elementary School
  • Seven Hills Elementary School
  • Chisholm Trail Middle School
  • Pike Middle School
  • Steele Accelerated High School
Signs are posted on light poles in the parking lots of these schools where the signal is best. For additional information, click the button below.
 
Free Wi-Fi Zones

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Will students attend school at campuses in 2020-21 school year?
Northwest ISD intends to hold classes in schools, and a remote learning option will be available for those who prefer. More details will be made available leading up to the new school year.

Will the 2020-21 school year use a modified, year-round calendar?
No, our district intends to use our already-approved 2020-21 school year calendar. Should school facility closures be required, the district may have to work with the Texas Education Agency on scenarios that could include additional days after the planned last day of school.

Will extracurricular activities resume in the 2020-21 school year?
Based on information from the governor and UIL, the governing body of most extracurricular activities for public schools in Texas, we believe activities will proceed as scheduled. Some modifications may be made, depending on health guidance.

I need to enroll my child, but campuses are closed. What do I do?
Families can enroll their children through an online process at www.nisdtx.org/enrollment. Schools will allow documents to be dropped off at dates to be announced this summer.

Where will 2021 graduations take place?
Graduations will likely take place at the University of North Texas Coliseum, unless alternate plans are necessary.

My child needs a transcript. Where can he or she request one?
To request a transcript, click here.

My child needs a Verification of Enrollment document to take to the DMV. Where can I get one?
The state of Texas has currently waived the requirement for Verification of Enrollment documents. These documents are not currently needed.

I attend a regular event hosted by a third-party organization at a district campus. Will these events still continue?
All facilities are currently closed unless otherwise announced or given permission from school officials. This includes third-party organizations hosting events on school campuses, though the district plans to resume its partnerships for any facility leases in the future.

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 covidquestions@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.