A District-wide school supply drive is being held this week to help NISD families.
“Since we moved to virtual learning in March, we have seen an incredible outpouring of support and kindness from our community,” said Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent. “We are asking our staff and local community to again support our families who need some assistance with basic back to school supplies.”
Northside ISD will begin the school year on August 24 with another period of virtual learning. This means that many students who would have normally had access to school supplies on campus will need to receive them in a different way so that they can learn effectively from home.
“Our thought was to conduct a massive school supply and backpack drive during the week of August 10,” Woods said.
Donations will be collected between Monday and Friday, Aug 10-14. Needed items include:
• 20,000 backpacks (15,000 elementary/5,000 secondary)
• 100,000 mechanical pencils
• 15,000 spiral notebooks
• 20,000 packages of loose-leaf paper (15,000 wide ruled / 5,000 college ruled)
• 15,000 packages of markers
• 15,000 packages of crayons
• 5,000 packages of colored pencil
• 30,000 glue sticks
• 15,000 composition books
• 15,000 scissors
• 60,000 folders (30,000 brads)
• 15,000 supply boxes
• 5000 3-ring binders
• 15,000 scissors
• 5,000 packages of pens
If you would like to donate, drop off locations are the Northside Sports Gym, located at 8400 N Loop 1604 West, and the Paul Taylor Field House, located at 7001 Culebra Road. Both facilities will take donations from Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 14 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
After supplies are received, they will be distributed to families at a drive-through event just before school starts. If you are unable to donate backpacks or supplies, you might consider volunteering at a drive-through event. More information on the event and volunteer opportunities will be available next week.
"Thank you for your ongoing support of Northside students and families," Woods said. "Our community has become even stronger through this time of challenge, and I know I speak for many who are proud NISD residents, employees, and parents."