Dear Nixon-Smiley CISD Families,
As you know, NSCISD is closed through at least April 7th, to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community. But learning does not have to stop! To that end, we will be providing materials to engage students in learning from home.
Beginning on March 24th at 10 a.m., students will have access to “remote learning boards”, which are simply menus of activities that students can work through independently or with assistance from their families. These are designed to reinforce learning and build on skills. For high school students, boards will be designed to help students finish the credits they were working on when school is closed. Seniors will be able to complete credits towards graduation.
Beginning on March 24 th at 10 a.m., your child will access the remote learning boards through the NSCISD website under the COVID-19 link, at: www.nixonsmiley.net or in the paper format. Students in grades 5-12 will also have access to the remote learning boards through their district-issued email. The remote learning boards will begin with learning activities that will reinforce previously learned content and are designed to engage students and introduce them to this new learning format. Teachers will communicate with students/families regularly to provide feedback and assist with student learning. Your child’s teacher email address will be included on the remote learning board to address any questions you have about the learning activities.
Beginning on March 24th at 10 a.m., paper format for all grade levels will be available to pick up outside all campus office buildings, during “grab & go” breakfast and lunch, and will be on the meal buses as they make delivery. If none of these options will work for you, please use the principal email addresses noted below to discuss other options.
All student work will be evaluated and students will receive feedback through email, phone calls, or online learning programs, as applicable. At this time, the District is working on how grades will be determined and recorded. Our priority, for now, is to continue to engage our students in the learning process.
Students can submit their completed work online through Google Classroom (if their teacher uses it), through email, or they can keep evidence of their work in a notebook (spiral, composition) or on paper. Evidence can be presented in many ways to include things like pictures/videos, notebook entries and/or more traditional written responses. Students who utilize the paper format can return the evidence of their work in the manilla envelope that will be supplied with the pick-up packet. The cover sheet on the manilla envelope must be completed with the student’s name and grade level BEFORE turning in any work. Work can be submitted to the child’s campus by giving the manilla envelope to a meal bus driver, dropping the manilla envelope off in a collection box during “grab & go” breakfast and lunch, or in a collection box outside any campus office building by the due date.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child’s campus principal via their school email anytime or personal cell phones (8 a.m.- 4 p.m.). All District and campus offices will be closed so please do not call the school phones and leave a message.
Elementary - Lundy Atkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-857-1561
Para hablar con alguien en español, contacta Janette Dominguez, email@example.com or 830-499-4545
Middle School - Anita VanAuken, firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-534-3421
Para hablar con alguien en español, contacta Georgina (Priscilla) Wright, email@example.com or 210-683-6809
High School - Jim Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-643-9420
Para hablar con alguien en español, contacta Maria Jimenez, email@example.com o 830-534-8725 o Maggie Gaytan, firstname.lastname@example.org o 830-534-2429
We appreciate your patience and look forward to working together in an effort to best support our students and their families. We miss all of our students and look forward to seeing them again.