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Announcements for Wednesday, January 20, 2021
01/20/2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021


1.   Students interested in trying out for Unicorn baseball need to scan the QR code located on the small gym doors.  If you need further information, email Coach Alford.

 

2.  Report cards may be picked up in the back office.

 

3.  For students interested in the UIL Academics competition, there will be an informational meeting after school today in room 323.

 

4.  Leo Club and is holding their next meeting today on zoom during Empower Hour.   See Ms. Ziese in room 315 for more details.

 

5.  If you are interested in trying out to be a unicorn cheerleader or mascot there will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30pm in the competition gym.  All candidates are required to attend with a parent/guardian in order to try out.  You can email Coach Richter with any questions.

6.  Attention students:  if you were denied credit last semester, appeal forms are available in the back office and are due to Mr. Presley this Friday, January 22nd.

7.  Attention Seniors:  Today, all day we will have a Project Graduation Fundraiser at Los Fontanas.     You will receive points for any purchase made on your behalf.  Earn double points from 1:00-5:00.  Invite friends and family to dine in or carry out and enter your name for their purchase. 

8.  Calling all dancers! Are you interested in trying out for the award winning Monoceras and Mystic dance teams? There will be a mandatory tryout meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:30pm in the Competition Gym. All candidates are required to attend with a parent or guardian in order to tryout. Email Mrs. Colon for any questions regarding tryouts. We hope to see you there!

9.  Congratulations to our lady unicorn varsity basketball team for defeating South San 60-37!

 

Today in the Home Zone:  Beef Nachos          

 

"Attention students, breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost for the rest of the school year.  To continue participating in this free program, you may only have one free meal at each seating.  Even if you bring your breakfast and lunch from home you can get extra sides and milk for free in the cafeteria.  Come through the line and pick a fruit, a vegetable and your choice of milk all for free!”


Announcements for Tuesday, January 19, 2021
01/19/2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


1.   Students interested in trying out for Unicorn baseball need to scan the QR code located on the small gym doors.  If you need further information, email Coach Alford.

 

2.  Report cards may be picked up in the back office.

 

3.  For students interested in the UIL Academics competition, there will be an informational meeting after school tomorrow in room 323.

 

4.  It’s never too late to join Leo Club and they are holding their next meeting tomorrow on zoom during Empower Hour.  Leo’s volunteer around their school and community.  Being a Leo looks great on college applications.  See Ms. Ziese in room 315 for more details.

 

5.  Are you interested in trying out to be a unicorn cheerleader or mascot?  There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30pm in the gym.  All candidates are required to attend with a parent/guardian in order to try out.  You can email Coach Richter with any questions.

6.  Congratulations to the varsity boys’ basketball team who defeated Clemens 56-42 over the weekend.  Go Blue! 

7.  Attention students:  if you were denied credit last semester, appeals forms are due to Mr. Presley this Friday, January 22.

8.  Students who have Tennis 6th period, please report to the small gym.

9.  Attention Seniors:  Tomorrow, all day we will have a Project Graduation Fundraiser at Los Fontanas.     You will receive points for any purchase made on your behalf.  Earn double points from 1:00-5:00.  Invite friends and family to dine in or carry out and enter your name for their purchase. 

 

Today in the Home Zone:  Buffalo Chicken Sandwich or Beef Nachos         

 

"Attention students, breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost for the rest of the school year.  To continue participating in this free program, you may only have one free meal at each seating.  Even if you bring your breakfast and lunch from home you can get extra sides and milk for free in the cafeteria.  Come through the line and pick a fruit, a vegetable and your choice of milk all for free!”


Announcements for Friday, January 15, 2021
01/15/2021

Friday, January 15, 2021


1. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 18th.

 

2.  Seniors:  the FAFSA priority deadline is today.  Please see Mrs. Miller in the College & Career Center for assistance.

 

3.  Students who need to request a schedule correction must do so today by accessing the link on the counselor website.  Be sure you are requesting a change with your alpha counselor.  Not all requests can be honored due to class size, class conflicts, or class availability.  Students who request a schedule correction must check their school email for a message from their counselor regarding changes.  

 

4. If you are interested in trying out for the Unicorn baseball team for the spring 2021 season, scan the QR code outside of the small gym located on the gym doors.  Tryout information, and dates are included.  You must have a physical on file.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Alford through email.

 

5.  Report cards may be picked up from Mrs. Spencer in the back office.

 

6.  The FCCLA will be hosting a blood drive at Epic Life Church this Sunday, January 17.  To sign up, see the posters that are up around the school.  For requirements, go to South Texas Blood and Tissues Center

Website.

 

7.  It’s never too late to join Leo Club and they are holding their next meeting on Wednesday, January 20th on zoom during Empower Hour.  Leo’s volunteer around their school and community.  Being a Leo looks great on college applications.  See Ms. Ziese in room 315 for more details.

 

8.  For students interested in UIL Academic Competition, there will be an informational meeting after school Wednesday, January 20th in room 323.

 

9.  Students completing the initial dual credit process must have page 1 completed and turned in to Mrs. Burton by the end of today.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Burton.

 

10.  Congratulations to both the boys & girls varsity bowling teams who won their first matches of the season. Brandon Halterman is leading the district for the boys with a 229 average, and to Kara Kay is leading for the girls with a 226 average.  The boys will compete today at the Fiesta Lanes at 5pm.  Go Blue!

 

11.  Congratulations to our Unicorn Cheerleaders who placed 7th overall in UIL state competition yesterday!

 

Today in the Home Zone:  Fish sticks and Mac & Cheese         

 

"Attention students, breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost for the rest of the school year.  To continue participating in this free program, you may only have one free meal at each seating.  Even if you bring your breakfast and lunch from home you can get extra sides and milk for free in the cafeteria.  Come through the line and pick a fruit, a vegetable and your choice of milk all for free!”


Announcements for Thursday, January 14, 2021
01/14/2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021


1. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 18th.

 

2.  Good luck to your unicorn cheerleaders!  They are in Fort Worth today for the UIL Spirit State Championships!

 

3.  For students interested in UIL academic competition, there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, January 20th in room 323.  We will discuss practice competitions and district competition later this semester.

 

4.  Students completing the initial dual credit process must have the San Antonio College and New Braunfels High School agreements completed, signed, and returned to Mrs. Burton by Friday, January 15.   If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Burton. 

 

5. Seniors—The FAFSA deadline is Friday!  If you need help, this would be a prime time to contact Mrs. Miller in the College and Career Center! 

 

6.  Students who need to request a schedule correction must do so by tomorrow by accessing the link on the counselor website.  Be sure you are requesting a change with your alpha counselor.  Not all requests can be honored due to class size, class conflicts, or class availability.  Students who request a schedule correction must check their school email for a message from their counselor regarding changes.  

 

7. If you are interested in trying out for the Unicorn baseball team for the spring 2021 season, scan the QR code outside of the small gym located on the gym doors.  Tryout information, and dates are included.  You must have a physical on file.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Alford through email.

 

8.  Report cards may be picked up from Mrs. Spencer in the back office.

 

9.  The FCCLA will be hosting a blood drive at Epic Life Church this Sunday, January 17.  To sign up, see the posters that are up around the school.  For requirements, go to South Texas Blood and Tissues Center website.

 

10.  It's never too late to join Leo Club!  Leo club is holding a meeting on Wednesday, January 20th on zoom during Empower Hour. Leo club volunteers around their school and community. Being a Leo looks great on college applications. See Ms. Ziese in room 315 for more details.


Announcements for Wednesday, January 13, 2021
01/13/2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


1. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 18th.

 

2.  Attention Seniors:  the FAFSA priority deadline is this Friday, January 15th for Texas public colleges/universities.  Some schools may have earlier deadlines so be sure to check with every school of interest.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Miller in the College & Career Center.

 

3.  Students who need to request a schedule correction must do so by this Friday by accessing the link on the counselor website.  Be sure you are requesting a change with your alpha counselor.  Not all requests can be honored due to class size, class conflicts, or class availability.  Students who request a schedule correction must check their school email for a message from their counselor regarding changes.  

 

4. If you are interested in trying out for the Unicorn baseball team for the spring 2021 season, scan the QR code outside of the small gym located on the gym doors.  Tryout information, and dates are included.  You must have a physical on file.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Alford through email.

 

5.  Report cards may be picked up from Mrs. Spencer in the back office.

 

6.  Attention all HOSA members:  there will be a HOSA meeting today after school in Mrs. Reyes’ room 306.

 

7. The FCCLA will be hosting a blood drive at Epic Life Church this Sunday, January 17.  To sign up, see the posters that are up around the school.  For requirements, go to South Texas Blood and Tissues Center website.

 

8.  Attention Seniors:  tonight from 6-8pm we have a parent Project Graduation planning meeting in the commons.  We are asking that only 1 parent per Senior attend due to Covid-19 precautions.  This will be an informative meeting.  You will receive 100 points for a parent attending.

 

9.  The boys’ varsity basketball secured another win last night against the East Central Hornets.  Final score 49-46.  Our girls’ varsity also defeated East Central Hornets 61-56. Congratulations!

 

10.  Good luck to your unicorn cheerleaders as they head to Fort Worth today for the UIL Spirit State Championships!  Go Blue!

 

Today in the Home Zone: BBQ Pork Sandwich          

 

"Attention students, breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost for the rest of the school year.  To continue participating in this free program, you may only have one free meal at each seating.  Even if you bring your breakfast and lunch from home you can get extra sides and milk for free in the cafeteria.  Come through the line and pick a fruit, a vegetable and your choice of milk all for free!”


Remote Parent/Student Guide is now available
08/22/2020

Remote Learning Parent/Student Guide

 

NBISD has published a Remote Learning Parent/Student Guide as well as other resources at the following link. https://bit.ly/2Es7YQx 



New to NBISD Student Registration Parent Information
08/10/2020
  1. New student registration information is located on the NBISD.org website or by clicking on the following link: https://www.nbisd.org/page/dis.new_student_reg 
  2.  Parents/guardians will call Mrs. Brudnick, Counseling Administrative Assistant, at 830-627-6015 to schedule a registration appointment with a counselor and an assistant principal. Appointments will be held via zoom meetings or phone calls. 
  3.  Additional documentation required for all new students includes the following: 
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card (child’s)
    • Immunization Record
    • Residency Verification (NBU bill, Center Point Energy, GVEC, Lease 
    • Agreement, Mortgage agreement, or Notarized letter from landlord listing all occupants)
    • Parent Texas Driver’s License or Texas ID with current address
    • Transcript or report card from previous school is preferred but not required 
  4.  Additional documentation may be scanned to Ms. Brudnick, the Counselor's Secretary, at abrudnick@nbisd.org.

 

 If parents/guardians do not have the ability to scan documents, hard copies may be delivered to the school prior to the registration meeting, and office staff will scan them. Parents/guardians coming to campus need to remain in their vehicle and call the main office 830-627-6000 to be admitted on a limited basis to provide for social distancing. We are asking all anyone who enters the building to wear a mask for the protection of the staff. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping all Unicorns safe. 


Back-to-School Overview
08/06/2020

The following are specific to New Braunfels High School:

 

1.2 Considerations Before Selecting

  • NBHS will be moving from a 7-period day to a modified A/B block bell schedule to decrease the number passing periods. This will also decrease teacher exposures to large numbers of students each day. 

  • Remote Learning students will use iPad to access Canvas (Learning Management System) 

  • NBISD grading policy will be followed

 

3.1 Personal Protection

  • Masks will be mandatory for all students and staff members when social distancing is not possible. 

  • NBHS will provide students with a mask if the student does not have one.   Discipline consequences may be assigned to students who forget to bring their mask to school on multiple occasions. 

  • Teachers and staff will complete online health self screening form before entering the school each day

  • Teachers will use seating strategies to maintain social distancing in their classrooms (spacing desks/chairs the appropriate distance, moving tables further apart)

  • When  6 ft. social distancing is not feasible in the classroom, masks will be mandatory at all times in classrooms

  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer will be strongly encouraged. 


3.2 Safety Screening

  • Teachers will educate students at the beginning of the year, and small reminders through the year on the signs, symptoms and protocols for COVID 19

  • Nurses will be available at all times to address COVID 19 concerns

  • Principal will send out a School Messenger to all parents and students to remind them of the guidelines on how to report that their student is sick, and protocol for returning to school


3.3 Guidelines for Campus Visitors

  • Minimize the number of visitors allowed on campus

  • Virtual student registration will replace in person registration 

  • Virtual conferences and meetings will be utilized when possible 

  • No food delivery for students or staff will be allowed during the school day


3.4 Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines

  • Water fountains will be turned off, bottle filling stations will remain on and be available for student and staff usage 

  • Students will sanitize hands before and after the handling of classroom materials

  • Classroom surfaces will be wiped down between each class.


Student Meals

  • NBHS will move from three lunch periods to four  to limit the number of students in the cafeteria at one time

  • Tables will be spread throughout the cafeteria and lower commons

  • Tables will be color coded blue and white to indicate which tables can be used during each lunch, (A lunch blue tables, B lunch white tables, C lunch blue, D lunch white) 

  • By alternating tables this also allows the custodians to effectively and efficiently clean the tables and allow disinfectant to dry

  • 3 students to a table

  • NBHS  will be increasing the number of tables and offer seating outside for lunch

  • Signage and tape will be applied to cafeteria tables, and floors to direct student traffic and indicate where the students will sit.

  • Students waiting in lunch line will be 6 ft. apart


School Arrival, Dismissal, and Transitions

  • Students and visitors will not be allowed in building until staff members arrive

  • Signage and tape on exterior of building to promote social distancing as students enter the building

  • Increase staff supervision during dismissal time to assist in maintaining social distancing among students

  • Ninth graders traveling from Ninth Grade Center before high school releases will be held outside the building and they will be allowed to use the restroom or get water one at a time (weather permitting)

  • NBHS will change traffic flow patterns in hallways and stairways to support social distancing

  • During dismissal, students will be allowed to exit the building using all doors to minimize contact 

  • Multiple entryways and exits for staff and students will be used  to promote social distancing


6.1 Classroom Configuration & Procedures

  • There will be signage in classrooms and hallways to remind students to wash their hands

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms

  • No sharing of lockers and limit the number of students coming in and out of the locker room. 


6.2 Use of Non-Classroom Spaces and Common Spaces

  • Teachers can utilize the outdoor learning classroom, auditorium, gyms, and common areas as needed to help social distance their students

  • At dismissal all students will be asked to wait outside weather permitting

  • No pep rallies or assemblies


7.3 Physical Education

  • No sharing of lockers, rotate a few students at a time in and out of locker room area to change their clothes

  • Use outdoor fields, track, and facilities as much as possible (weather permitting)

  • Students will be allowed to bring their own water bottles

  • PE teachers will promote physical activities that adhere to social distancing parameters


8.1 Campus Procedures for Confirmed or Suspected Cases

  • Students, staff and teachers who are ill and can not leave campus immediately will be isolated in a specific room that will be marked by signage

  • Staff/teachers will call admin to report they are ill and then exit campus

  • Rooms of ill teachers will be disinfected appropriately and immediately

  • Admin will ensure the COVID 19 reporting procedures followed.


Intermittent “School-To-Home” Instruction

  • All teachers will provide instruction through Canvas 

  • Attendance procedures will be determined. 


10.2 Devices & Internet Access

  • Campus iPad Tech and the help desk will be available for remote learners

  • A specific day and time will be designated for remote learners to pick up ipads and textbooks (drive up)

  • Tec21.org to find training videos


10.3 Engagement Expectations

  • Remote students will follow daily designated class schedule

  • Remote students will submit assignments by timeline and due date

  • Utilize the swivel for AP  and dual credit classes to maintain rigor 


10.4 Attendance

  • NBHS will be using synchronous and asynchronous remote learning

  • Students will be expected to participate daily in assigned classes per current bell schedule

  • Attendance will be taken for each class based on turning in assignments, logging into canvas, and student/teacher interaction

 

10.5 Elective Courses for On-Camus Instruction Only

Please refer to the NBISD Reopening Plan for the most up-to-date information and listing of affected courses. 

 

10.9  Meal Services

  • If NBHS is labeled as a designated meal service pick up location we will provide sack lunches for remote learners.  We will use the back of the school bus loop for pick up. Time of pick will be different than scheduled  lunch time on campus to allow cafeteria staff to help with food prep and distribution.


10.11 Social-Emotional Learning

  • Parents/students in need of a counselor may contact their counselor directly to schedule a time to Zoom conference. 

  • Students who are struggling after speaking with their counselor or need more intense counseling will be referred to Connections Counseling or CIS

  • Outside counseling services will be permitted, but will have a designated meeting location that ensures private social distancing. 


For the complete Reopening Plan for NBISD, CLICK HERE.



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