NISD Kicks Off New School Year on August 26

  NISD will kick off a new school year on Tuesday, August 26.  For a listing of school start times, school supplies and more go to

NISD Hosts Immunization Clinics

State law requires students attending public schools to maintain up-to-date immunization records.  As a convenience to families, NISD is hosting Movax Immunization Clinic at Northwest High School on August 26 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  The cost per child is $20 for one vaccine, $25 for two and $30 for three or more.  Students should bring shot records and a parent or guardian.  



NISD and Durham School Services are committed to the safety and timely transportation of students.  Please remember, the first week of school brings traffic congestion at the campuses, which could cause delays to the bus routes.  This year, the district will also experience some road closures and road construction that will cause additional traffic delays in some areas.  Thank you in advance for your patience during the first two weeks of school.  

To view your child's bus number and route, click here.  For questions, call Durham School Services at 940-242-3900 or email   


Student Handbook and Code of Conduct Available Online

The NISD Student Handbook and Code of Conduct is now available online  in English and Spanish.  If you would like to request a paper copy, contact your child's campus.

Send in Your First Day Photos

If you would like to share your child's first day of school pictures, email your photographs to or use #nisdfirstday2014.  Your photograph could be seen on Facebook, Twitter and the NISD website.  Please note, not all photographs will be able to be posted.  Thank you for your submissions.  



Complete Enrollment Online Prior to First Day

Please complete enrollment online prior to the first day of school.  Enrollment online requires a Home Access Center account.  For more information and to register online, go to


Enrollment Online 
  • Can be accessed on a laptop or desktop computer. 
  • Is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 or higher (make sure compatibility mode is enabled), Google Chrome and Safari.
  • Instructions with screen shots and frequently asked questions are posted on the enrollment website.    

Please note, campuses will have computers available for households without Internet.


For more information, please contact your child's campus.

Want to Volunteer in NISD Schools?

NISD appreciates the work of our volunteers!  If you plan to work with children in NISD schools, you must pass a criminal background check prior to volunteering.   The Northwest Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) system includes background checks and captures volunteer interest profiles.   This web-based, interactive contact center enables volunteers to update contact details, preferences and match volunteer opportunities to parents and the community.  


The new VIPS system can be found at under Quick Links or here.  For more information, contact NISD Partners in Education Specialist Phil Beckman at 817-215-0172.  

PreK Registration is Underway

Prekindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year is underway.  In order for your child to attend prekindergarten, you must qualify and complete registration.  For more information about this process, go to or call 817-215-0198 or the prekindergarten campus your child will attend.

August 25, 2014
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NISD Mobile App News

Due to a system upgrade to the Student Information System, the mobile application student feature is currently not functional.  We are working to quickly fix this matter with our vendor in efforts to have the mobile application completely repaired within the first few weeks of school.  Thank you for your patience while we work to improve our mobile application. 

District Reveals
Community Dashboard

NISD has launched the Community Dashboard, an interactive website that gives the NISD community a look at what they have identified and value as measures of success for NISD students, staff and district operations.


To view the dashboard, go to and click on Northwest ISD Community Dashboard under Quick Links.  

New Mobile 
Responsive Website

The Northwest ISD website and all campus websites will be mobile responsive beginning August 26.    

Want to Substitute in Northwest ISD?

NISD is searching for innovative, enthusiastic and dependable people to serve as a substitute teachers.  For more information, go to   

Dates to Remember

August 26

First Day of School


September 1
Labor Day - NISD Closed

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Northwest Independent School District
An equal opportunity district
Physical address: 2001 Texan Drive Justin, Texas 76247 Phone: 817-215-0000 or 940-648-3224
Mailing address: P.O. Box 77070 Fort Worth, Texas 76177 FAX 817-215-0170
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