Welcome Back Letter from Mr. Drumm

August 2019

Hello Coyote Family:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I’m so excited for this upcoming year.  We planned some great events for our students and community, so we are excited to begin the new school year.  As always, a new year comes with some new changes.  This school year, all 8th graders will take 2 new semester courses, Methodology for Academic Personal Success (MAPS) and Communications Applications.  This year-long curriculum will set students on the path for success and provide them with one high school credit upon successful completion.  We are excited to be able to send every 8th grader to high school with the possibility of attaining a minimum of one high school credit.

The District has moved the start time for Middle Schools 10 minutes later than in previous years.  School will start at 8:40 a.m., instead of the current 8:30 a.m., to help alleviate some transportation issues that were occurring.  Dismissal will be at 3:50 p.m.  This will take effect on the first day of school and does not impact instructional time.  Due to the time changing, staffing, and safety, we will not be opening the doors in the morning until 7:30 a.m.

If you have not been successful in completing your data verification for 2019-2020 school year and need your snapcode, please contact Clarrisa Alamillo at 210-397-1008.  This step must be completed in order for your child to be actively registered at Connally.  Go to nisd.net/student-registration for more information.

I look forward to meeting our new families and catching up with our returning families!  I welcome feedback and suggestions throughout the school year.   My goal is to provide clear and consistent communication with you about all the great things happening on our campus!  Campus information will be sent out through the School Messenger App, which includes the callouts and email notifications.

In closing, Connally is a special place to be, and I am so excited for the opportunity to help mold the next great minds of this generation.  Let’s make this an awesome school year!!

Andrew Drumm