Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
Dec. 10, 2020
Third Quarter Learning Location Changes Require Class Leveling
NISD campuses are processing about 869 requests this week for learning location changes, which includes adjusting some teacher and class assignments (known as class leveling). The largest impact will be at the elementary level.

District officials are working hard to minimize the number of students who will be impacted by a teacher change. With students returning to In-Person Learning or moving to Remote from In-Person Learning, we have teachers assigned to Remote Learning that will need to come back into the classroom. Our goal is to “level” classes as much as possible, and in order to do that, some In-Person students may have to move to a different classroom and some Remote students to a different teacher.

Realizing that this year would require more class leveling than normal is one reason NISD implemented the same daily schedule for all Remote elementary students. District leaders hope that the consistent schedule — along with teachers staying on the same pace and using the same curriculum — will make changes and transitions to a new class more bearable for students effected by class leveling.

If your child will have a change in teacher beginning with the next grading period on Jan. 6, you can expect the following communication next week:

  1. An administrator from your home campus will contact you by the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
  2. Your child’s new teacher will contact you by the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 18.
  3. Your student will begin in their new class on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Northwest ISD central office leaders, curriculum team, principals and teachers have worked diligently to develop a learning plan designed to meet the needs of all of our students, whether they are learning remotely or in-person.
Three NISD High Schools Make Football Playoffs for First Time Ever
For the first time since V.R. Eaton High School opened its doors in 2015, all three NISD comprehensive high school football teams have qualified to play in the bi-district round of playoffs this Friday.  
In 6A competition, the Byron Nelson Bobcats will travel to Globe Life Park in Arlington on Friday, Dec. 11 to take on the North Crowley Panthers. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Also in 6A, the Eaton Eagles will face the Weatherford Kangaroos at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the NISD Stadium.
Representing class 5A, the Northwest Texans will travel to Red Oak High School to face the Red Oak Hawks on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.  
Cox Elementary Students Get Virtual Visit From North Pole, Featured on WFAA
“Santa! Santa! Santa!” The chant echoed down the halls of Wayne A. Cox Elementary on Dec. 9 as students in Mrs. Hatla’s first grade class prepared for a special guest from the North Pole. 

In a year where students, teachers and parents have had to adapt school activities and adopt safety measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, an in-person visit just wasn’t in the cards.
But thanks to the Santa’s Virtual Workshop contest hosted by Good Morning Texas, these first graders got to experience the next best thing: a Zoom call with Santa.
Join Dr. Warren on Facebook Live Dec. 16
Join Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren for a Facebook Live presentation
at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 to hear a district update.
NISD Food Services Career Event
Aramark is hiring food service workers for Byron Nelson and Eaton high schools and Adams Middle School at an employment event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17.

The event takes place at 220 County Road 4840 in Haslet.

Text NISDHIRING to 63000 to schedule an interview. Walk-ins are welcome and job offers will be made on the spot. For more information, please visit
Employees are required to wear face masks. This photo is from a previous school year.
Now Hiring Guest Educators
NISD is looking for amazing people to join our team as a guest educator (substitute teacher):

  • Competitive pay
  • Free training
  • No college degree or certification required
  • Flexible hours
  • Have a positive impact on education

For more information, contact Linda Savell.
To NISD Community: Thank You for Your Feedback!
Thank you to the 3,801 people who responded to the NISD post-election survey! The survey closed on Dec. 4 and responses are now being analyzed by Hanover Research. Results of the survey will be presented to the Board of Trustees on Dec. 14.

Thank you to the residents who joined us Tuesday for our Stakeholder Feedback Meeting! We appreciate the parents and community members who shared their concerns and ideas with district leaders.

We are grateful for the involvement of our residents and look forward to continued engagement for the benefit of our students, staff and community.
Committee Meets Tuesday to Discuss Bond Election
The Northwest ISD Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) will gather on Tuesday to review results of the Nov. 3 bond election, evaluate projects and develop a plan to address student growth and facility needs.

Bond referendums give voters a voice in the future of the school district. Before a school district can issue bonds to fund construction, land purchases, technology infrastructure, and more, the school district must ask voters for authorization.

Bond elections can be held in May or November. The 2020 bond propositions were not approved by voters on Nov. 3, and the district is considering holding another bond election on May 1, 2021.

The Northwest ISD 2020 Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE), which is a separate election, also failed to pass. State law only allows VATREs to be held in November.