Update from Dr. Cathy Lauer

April 13, 2021 - Nixon-Smiley CISD is rescinding the mandatory mask order for students and staff as of Friday, April 16th. However, if 5 or more cases occur in NSCISD among staff and students, the mask mandate will be reinstated. So we encourage students, staff, and our community to continue best practices, including frequent handwashing, social distancing when feasible, and staying home if symptoms are present.

This difficult decision was based on a review of data, including case counts and the percent of staff members vaccinated. It is aligned with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 and follows Texas Education Agency Public Health Planning Guidance dated March 25, 2021.

Students and staff may continue to wear a mask if they choose to do so.

Notification of Confirmed Cases Educational Rights and Responsibilities During Covid-19       (Spanish)


All students must be registered.   Registration can be done completely online by clicking here.

All campus offices are closed to walk-in visitors at this time. If you require assistance please fill out a form requesting help by clicking here.

WiFi - NSCISD is now offering free, filtered, student safe, WiFi from Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 11:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm at the following locations: Middle School Parking Lot Bldg 200, High School Parking Lot by Special Programs Bldg, High School Parking Lot by Mustang Stadium, and Elementary Teacher Parking Lot.

Counselor's Corner

During this time, we know that you may be dealing with some feelings of stress or anxiety, please know we are here even if we are not at school. The counselors have created a website for you with information that may answer your questions or ease your concerns. They have also created a google form for you, and if you need someone to talk to, please fill it out. They will get back to you as soon as they can. Click here to visit the website.


If you have a question about any part of Nixon-Smiley CISD's COVID-19 response, you can contact us through  this form. You can also reach the principal of your child's campus using the contact information listed below:

Elementary - Lundy Atkins: Cell - (830) 857-1561 Email -  lundy.atkins@nixonsmiley.net

Middle School - Anita VanAuken: Cell - (830) 534-3421 Email -  anita.vanauken@nixonsmiley.net

High School - Jim Weaver: Cell - (830) 643-9420 Email -  jim.weaver@nixonsmiley.net