Best of Category and
Gold Star Award Recipient

Texas School Public Relations Association

Matt Jones
Chief Communications &
Technology Officer

830-643-5724

Communications

The NBISD Communications Department is committed to providing our stakeholders with up-to-date information on news and events related to NBISD. In 2022, the Communications Department launched a news page dedicated to serve the needs of our community.

Department Directory

Matt Jones
Chief Communications & Technology Officer
830-643-5724

Michelle Harwood
Director of Communications
830-643-5761

Leah Gomez
Communications and Technology Project Coordinator
830-643-5729

Erin Moye
Communications and Technology Executive Assistant
830-643-5761

Zach Perkins
Multimedia Specialist
830-626-5635

Samantha Bower
Communications Specialist
830-626-5794

Ryan Petrie
Web & Content Creation Specialist
830-643-5780

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E-Blast Subscription

Sign up today for e-Blasts from NBISD! 

As part of our commitment to provide up-to-date information to all of our stakeholders, we have created a new way for you to receive subject-specific information via email. Below is a list of the available e-Blasts you can subscribe to from NBISD.

We promise not to overwhelm you with emails and you can choose to opt out at anytime. You can revoke permission at any time by using the Safe Unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every email.

Types of E-Blasts 
 
 
Please note: Your email will not be distributed or shared with any other parties or requestors. New Braunfels ISD will only use your email for this e-Blast service.
*Frequency is based on supply and demand of information being received by NBISD and requested for distribution by our partners.

Bad Weather Procedures

When inclement weather is a possibility, New Braunfels ISD officials monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. Chief among these considerations is the health and safety of our students and staff.

Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made

When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:

  1. The district’s Director of Transportation leads a team that evaluates the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
  2. The Superintendent consults with NBISD transportation staff and has access to information from emergency management officials, meteorologists, the highway department, and sheriff’s department.
  3. After taking into account all the information that is received from internal and external sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.

The Communication Process – What Happens Next

When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using the ParentSquare mass notification system and the New Braunfels ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible. Our goal is to notify our stakeholders no later than 5:15 a.m. In some instances we may opt to send out a notification the the night before.

Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal also will be communicated through the following media, including but not limited to:

ParentSquare (email, phone and text messaging)

Social Media – @NewBraunfelsISD on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

Local Media outlets including radio, TV and print/online newspapers

Information related to rescheduled events or cancelled events will also be posted online under the “Weather & Event Updates” page.

Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask parents and staff to monitor email, the New Braunfels ISD website, social media and local media before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop.

Note: no weather announcement from New Braunfels ISD means classes will be held on a normal schedule.

Department Information

The Communications Department’s areas of responsibility also include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertising
  • Branding & Image Development
  • Business Partnerships
  • Community Relations
  • Community Education/Drivers Education
  • Crisis Communications
  • Emergency Notifications
  • Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Photography
  • Public Information
  • Publication Production
  • Public Relations
  • ParentSquare
  • Social Media
  • Special Event Planning
  • Video Production
  • Website Content Management

Marketing & Advertising Opportunities

NBISD has implemented new ways for our business and non-profit partners to communicate with NBISD employees and parents that are easy, effective and affordable.

If you wish to learn more about marketing and advertising opportunities with NBISD, you may also contact the Communications Department at (830) 643-5761 or send us an email.

Examples of Marketing & Advertising opportunities include:

  • Flyer Distribution
  • Academic District Calendar
  • e-Blast to Employees or Subscribed Parents
  • NBISD Excellence Awards
  • NBISD Teacher of the Year Recognition Program
  • New Braunfels High School Graduation Program
  • Unicorn Stadium Video Scoreboard
  • Website Advertising

ParentSquare

New Braunfels ISD uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number.

We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH PARENTSQUARE:

  • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification
  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once with a daily digest at 6pm
  • Communicate in your preferred language
  • Comment on school postings to engage with your school community
  • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents
  • Participate in group messages
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
  • Send payments, sign forms & permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer and more all from your desktop or mobile device

Download the App in the Apple App Store or Google Play for easy use and access.
LOG IN to ParentSquare and get connected!

Social Media Directory

District – Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram
Athletics – X (Twitter)
Carl Schurz Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
County Line Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
Klein Road Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
Lamar Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
Lone Star Early Childhood Center – Facebook, Instagram
Memorial Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
New Braunfels High School – Facebook, Instagram
New Braunfels Middle School – Facebook, Instagram
Ninth Grade Center – Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram
Oak Run Middle School – Facebook, Instagram
School of Choice – Facebook, Instagram
Seele Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
Veramendi Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
Voss Farms Elementary – Facebook, Instagram
Walnut Springs Elementary – Facebook, Instagram

The posting of comments on any of the NBISD Social Media pages is at the discretion of the page administrators. These guidelines are in place for the protection, privacy and rights of NBISD students and employees. Naming a specific employee or student in a negative way will not be allowed.
We welcome your thought-provoking comments and hope to hear from you.

Administrators will be notified if one:

  • Copyright and fair use laws are broken. If you are quoting someone else’s work, reference the person, and, where possible, include a link.
  • Easily identifies students and/or staff in defamatory, abusive or generally negative terms.
  • Is posting unsolicited advertisements– i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product.
  • Does not show proper consideration for others.
  • Discriminates against gender, age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic standing or non-proficiency in English-language skills.

Postings will be deleted/hidden/removed if the posted comment includes:

  • Content that violates or promotes the violation of school rules.
  • Profane, threatening, embarrassing, harassing, bullying or racist material.
  • Lewd, vulgar, sexually suggestive, obscene or pornographic content.
  • Material that is likely to disrupt the learning environment.
  • Political lobbying.

The page administrators reserve the right to remove any comments at any time, for any reason.

If you have a comment or would like to report an inappropriate comment for us to review, please email Zach Perkins.