Free/Reduced Lunch Application:
The Coronavirus is driving some families out of work. If your income situation has changed, or changes in the future, please consider filling out an application for Free-Reduced Price School Meals.
El coronavirus está dejando a algunas familias sin trabajo. Si su situación de ingresos ha cambiado, o cambia en el futuro, considere completar una solicitud de Comidas escolares de precio reducido.
3/31/2020 EXTENDED CLOSURE OF NAZARETH SCHOOL
In conjunction with today’s announcement by Governor Abbott, Nazareth ISD will extend the suspension of normal district operations through April 30 in an effort support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and an increase in confirmed cases in our county seems likely. Suspending operations for this length of time will allow us to determine, in coordination with local health officials, whether the virus is continuing to have community spread or whether it has been contained.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:
- Don’t shake hands
- Wash your hands regularly
- Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
- If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in groups larger than 10 people (remember to maintain 3 to 6 ft of distance between people)
- For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. Please contact your campus to let them know, and this will be considered an excused absence.
- If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice
- Keep your child at home as much as possible
- Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care
At this time, Nazareth is scheduled to resume on-campus instruction on May 4, 2020; however, the containment of COVID-19 is still a fluid situation. As we are approaching the end of April, Nazareth ISD administration will assess the situation and work with state and local officials to determine if the need to continue our distance learning mode of instruction.
Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of our wonderful community of Nazareth stay safe and healthy.
COVID-19 3/27/2020 PSA
Nazareth School - COVID-19 - Level 3 - Community Spread Cases within Castro County.
- Nazareth ISD is in communication with the City of Nazareth and Castro County.
We continue to recommend that everyone take this very seriously and practice self-quarantine and social distancing. This virus is within our community. Consider students who were at school after March 4th to be potential carriers of the virus. People may have the virus and show no symptoms (asymptomatic carrier). Please stay in. Inhibit the spread.
Emergency Management: Castro County issued a “Shelter In Place” order that remains in effect through 11:59 pm on April 3, 2020.
A copy of the order can be found here with all the specifics:
NISD Transfer Requests
Transfer requests are due 3/31/2020. The link is just above this posting.
Coronavirus Stimulus check information:
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/coronavirus-checks-direct-deposits-are-coming-here-s-everything-you-n1168936 - Indicates that 2018 or 2019 tax filing information will be used in the process.
Distance Learning is underway.
- For PK-5th grade we will begin Fantastic Fridays.
- Starting next Friday, April 3, the assignments posted for Friday will be designed as extra, or what we call extension activities. This work is not required. Fantastic Fridays is intended to dive deeper into a topic, build literacy, or review commonly missed concepts. Teachers will be available on Fridays, too. Parents & students can use this day to catch up on material they may not have had time to cover during the week.
- Feedback - please stay in communication with your teachers and look for grades in the Parent Portal. We want to work with your families to fine tune our systems. We are using parent input to adjust as we go.
- For Secondary Mrs. Wethington has started gathering course requests for next year.
- STAAR & EOC testing is canceled for the 2019-2020 year..
State Champions 2020
This summer, the Swiftettes will be adding their 24th banner to the wall after beating Veribest and Lipan at the state tournament on March 5 and 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
This is the fourth year in a row Coach Eric Schilling has led the girls to victory. Senior Cambrie Heiman started on varsity all four years but suffered an ankle injury in the regional final game.
“Luckily I was able to play a couple of minutes during the state final game against Lipan,” Heiman said. “I am extremely proud of my teammates for stepping up the way they did to contribute to our championship.”
Their team faced adversity because of the injuries they faced.
“Losing one of our vital players was nerve racking,” sophomore Addie Dyer said. “But at the end of the day, we had a job to do, and we took care of business.”
Junior Emma Kleman, scoring 11 points against Lipan, earned state MVP.
“Going to state for the second time was a memory I’ll never forget,” Kleman said. “Winning MVP was a really special experience for me because I’ve been playing basketball since I was four.”
The girls start preparing for basketball during the summer and put in numerous hours of dedication to achieve their ultimate goal.
“Despite everything we went through,” senior April Schmucker said, “we all showed toughness and came together as a team to win.”
-by Shelby Annen
Coach Taylor Schulte is
named 2018-2019 Texas Girls Tennis Coach of the Year
It is our pleasure to announce that Coach Taylor Schulte has been named the 2018-2019 Texas Girls Tennis Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. “Coach Schulte was specifically nominated by UIL as the most deserving recipient for this honor.” This honor is not subdivided by school size or geography. Coach Schulte was selected over all other Girls Tennis coaches across the state of Texas.
The National Federation of State High School Associations states, “This year’s honorees were selected based upon their coaching performance in the 2018-19 school year, lifetime community involvement, school involvement and philosophy of coaching.”
Thank you Coach Schulte for your commitment to our students and the excellence you bring to our fields and courts. Your school and community are proud of your accomplishment and we are proud of you.
The next time you see Coach Schulte, please congratulate him on this honor.
We, the staff, students, and parents of Nazareth Independent School District believe that all students can and will learn. We have a climate of high expectations. We believe that our school provides quality and equity in instruction in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. We feel that our mission of educating students is best accomplished when home and school work together. We are dedicated to educating our children to be productive, respectful, and patriotic citizens in a changing future.
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Clarendon College Judging Contests
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Valley Judging Contests
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM AR Celebration
April 9, 2020
April 10, 2020
April 13, 2020