Northwest ISD's newsletter for families and the community
October 15, 2020
Join Dr. Warren for a Special Look at NISD 2020 Bond Projects for Each Campus
Northwest ISD voters are invited to attend three special Zoom Webinars on Saturday hosted by Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren to discuss the proposed projects for campuses in the 2020 Bond Program.

The webinars will be presented by high school feeder pattern:
9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
Schools include Beck ES, Cox ES, Granger ES, Hughes ES, Lakeview ES, Roanoke ES, Medlin MS, Tidwell MS, and Byron Nelson HS.
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
Schools include Hatfield ES, Justin ES, Lance Thompson ES, Love ES, Prairie View ES, Seven Hills ES, Chisholm Trail MS, Pike MS, and Northwest HS.
11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
Schools include Curtis, Haslet ES, Nance ES, Peterson ES, Schluter ES, Sendera Ranch ES, J.C. Thompson ES, Seven Hills ES, Adams MS, Wilson MS, and Eaton HS.
Early Voting Continues for NISD Elections
The early voting period — a set time registered citizens can vote before Election Day — runs until Friday, Oct. 30, with Election Day on Nov. 3.
Northwest ISD has three elections on the November 3 ballot:

Board of Trustees Election: The annual school board election, which is usually held annually in May, was postponed due to the public health crisis. Three Board seats (Places 5, 6, and 7) will be on the ballot.

Bond Election: The May 2020 bond election, which was postponed due to the public health crisis, will now be presented to voters in November. The bond proposal is designed to address growth, aging facilities, technology, and student programs.

Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE): The Board adopted the 2020-2021 tax rate of $1.4663 which triggered a VATRE (formerly called a TRE or Tax Ratification Election).

The Board set the total 2020-2021 tax rate as follows:
  • M&O: $1.0463 (7 cents higher than last year) – This rate triggered the VATRE.
  • I&S: $0.42 (3 cents lower than last year)
  • Total: $1.4663

The bond proposal will be presented to voters as four separate propositions (Proposition A, B, C, D), as now required by law. The VATRE will appear on the ballot as Proposition E.
Shrek The Musical Tickets on Sale Tuesday
General admission tickets will go on sale at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Northwest ISD’s annual middle school musical production. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club.

Due to COVID-19 seating restrictions, a limited number of tickets will be sold for each performance. Presales begin Friday for the families of students participating in the production, and remaining tickets will be available to purchase by the general public on Tuesday.

Tickets will also be available for a live stream of the Oct. 30 performance so viewers may experience the production from the comfort of their homes.
Tidwell Band Showcases Fall 2020 Virtual Concert
The Tidwell Middle School Band is pleased to share their Fall 2020 Virtual Concert featuring the remote and in-person students of Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band. Their video is a celebration of creating music together in 2020.
Sign Up for the 21-Day Challenge Monday
Starting next week, parents may register students for the 21-Day Challenge, a program hosted by the NISD Wellness and Physical Education, to encourage students to make their own healthy snacks with fruits and veggies.

Students who complete the program can earn gift cards to restaurants, and PE programs can earn grants based on their campus participation.
How Should We Treat Others Online?
While Northwest ISD students are learning about digital citizenship in the classroom, parents can check out the Family Connections Hub for additional resources and ways to talk to your kids about being a good digital citizen.
In the Ethics of Online Behavior (Social) lesson, students examine how their behavior online affects others and themselves.

Talk to your kids about how they can have a positive impact on others, simply by using kind words. Share a post or comment that encourages a friend, family member, teacher, or leader online. Sometimes it just takes one post to make someone’s day! 
Reminder: Virtual College & Career Fair
Due to COVID-19 protocols, NISD's College and Career Fair will be held virtually on Oct. 19.
Students will have the opportunity to communicate live with college recruiters, visit with technical colleges, universities and industry representatives as well as participate in other training sessions.
For registration information, please visit the College and Career Fair website.
Watch NISD Football Games Live
If you are a Bobcat, Texan or Eagle football fan and will be unable to attend the varsity games this week, you can access the links below to view a live broadcast of this week's games. 
Drive-Thru Play to Learn for NISD Families
Families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers who live within NISD are invited to a Drive-Thru Play To Learn hosted by NISD Parents as Teachers.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20

Stop by the east parking lot of the NISD Special Programs Center, 1800 Highway 114 in Justin, to pick up free activity kits with fun ways for parents to connect with their kids. The kits include learning activities that promote fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, pre-writing and pre-reading skills, and social emotional health.
Curbside Meals Available for Remote Learners
Curbside Meal Service is available Monday-Friday from 10:30 to 11: 30 a.m. at select campuses:

  • Chisholm Trail Middle School
  • Curtis Elementary
  • Love Elementary
  • Tidwell Middle School
School Board Meeting Scheduled for Monday
The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees will hold their next board meeting on Monday, Oct. 19. To see all scheduled school board meeting dates, as well as a link to the meetings that have been held via videoconference, click here.