Keller Citizen

July 15, 2014

School briefs

Keller and Northwest ISD school news.

Keller ISD

Fish Camp

Incoming freshmen at Central High School can attend one of two sessions in the school’s annual Fish Camp Aug. 8 and Aug. 12. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and includes schedule distribution and information on daily class routine, homework policy and dress code. For a $10 registration fee, lunch and a class t-shirt will be provided. For more information, call 817-744-2000 or email

Residency verification

Parents and guardians are required to annually verify residence in the Keller school district. All campuses will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The Early Learning Center will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Proof of residency can include a current utility bill and a driver’s license. For more information, visit and look for the “Enrollment/Residency” link on the home page.

Summer hours

Keller district offices and campuses continue to be closed on Fridays through Aug. 8. Campuses will be open Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day of the 2014-15 school year will be Aug. 25.

District meetings

While school is out for summer, Keller school district officials are busy working on plans for next year. The next board meeting is July 29, with a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. A bond advisory committee meeting is set for July 17. All meetings will take place in the Texas Rooms at the Keller ISD Education Center, 350 Keller Pkwy.

Sandra Engelland

Northwest ISD

Online Volunteer System

NISD’s new Volunteers in Public Schools system is now accessible on the district’s website.Volunteers will be able to complete their background check forms and submit complete volunteer profiles. For information, call 817-215-0172.

New Student Registration

Student online registration is available for current NISD students. Parents of students currently enrolled must have a Home Access Center account to complete the online enrollment. Access to the HAC requires an internet connection and a confidential username and password issued to the parent by the school. An Enrollment Online help desk is available at the district’s Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive, Justin, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For information call 817-698-1099.

Back to School Fair

NISD is partnering with Communities in Schools of North Texas to host the second annual Back to School Fair, Aug. 9. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon at Northwest High School, 2301 Texan Drive, Justin. This year’s fair will provide school supplies and assistance to families who need extra support based on their financial need. To make a tax-deductible donation, an in-kind contribution or to sponsor a family, visit

Mark Wright

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