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Back to School Info

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Welcome to Vela Middle School's

Back to School Info 2020

Welcome Message from Mr. Juan Manuel Garcia, Principal at Vela Middle School
 

Prepare Learning Space

  • Work Space
Image of a table and chair with "Writing/Work Surface" written under it.          Image of a table and chair with "Comfortable Seating" written under it.          Image of a lightbulb with "Good Lighting" written under it.          Image of person at desk with distractions with "Minimize Distractions" under it.
  • School Supplies
School Supply List Icon
 

Prepare Device

  • Internet access.
Internet at Home     OR     Park & Learn Logo
  • Connect to Internet
Connect Mac to Internet    Connect Windows to Internet   Connect Android to Internet   Connect Chromebook to Internet
  • Google Chrome.
Download Google Chrome
 
  • Important Websites.
How to Bookmark Websites
HCISD Email Website          Google Classroom Website
  • Google Classroom App
Download Google Classroom App
  • Zoom (Extensions for Chrome on Desktops & Laptops; Zoom Mobile App for Tablets & Cell Phones)
Zoom Extension for Chrome          Download Zoom App Icon
  • Optional: MS Office 365 Education (Free to HCISD students)
MS Office 365 ED

HCISD email

Tip: Test HCISD student email log in before school starts.

HCISD Email Website
Technology Help Desk button
 

School Calendar

School Calendar Icon

Class Schedule

  • Log into HCISD Parent Access Center
HCISD Parent Access Center
  • Click "Classes" Icon
  • Click "Schedule" Tab

Bell Schedule

Bell

1st Day of School Procedures

Tip: Login to HCISD email and download Zoom & Google Classroom Apps before 1st day of school.
  • Login to HCISD student email 
HCISD Email Website
  • Open email with subject "1st Period Zoom Link", and click on Zoom link. This will start the Zoom meeting with your 1st period teacher. If you are on a cellphone you will need to have the Zoom app on your device.
Zoom Extension for Chrome          Download Zoom App Icon
  • For the rest of the day students will find their class Zoom Links in Google Classroom. First click on the Google Class that matches the period they are in and then click on the Classwork tab to locate the Zoom Link. Their 1st Period teacher will go over this process with them.

Resources

Vela MS website Resourece          HCISD Virtual Library
 
HCISD website Parent Resources          HCISD website Student Resources
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Portrait of Ms. Katarina Almanza, ELAR Teacher         Portrait of Mr. Jose Mario Castillo          Portrait of Ms. Ruby Cavazos, ELAR Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Cindy Cruz, Math and Science Teacher          Portrait of Dr. Imelda De La Rosa, Science Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Melissa De La Rosa, Math Teaher
Portrait of Ms. Briana Fonseca, Math Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Jessica Hilton, Social Studies Teacher          Portrait of Monica Ibarra, Life Skills Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Patricia McDaniel, Math Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Debra Menchaca, Dyslexia Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Janel Riebeling, ELAR & Social Studies Teacher
Portrait of Mr. Robert Rodriguez, Social Studies Teacher          Portrait of Mr. Robert Trejo, Science Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Lynn Villalobos, ELAR Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Nereida Villarreal, ELAR Teacher
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Portrait of Ms. Sara Abbott, ELAR Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Roxanna Betancourt, Math Teacher          Portrait of Mr. Jose Mario Castillo, BAC Teacher
Portrait of Patricia Cazarez, Science Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Cindy Cruz, Math & Science Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Celinda Foster, ELAR Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Ashley Hobbs, ELAR Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Monica Ibarra, Life Skills Teacher          Portrait of Mr. James Lawson, Social Studies Teacher
Portrait of Mr. Christopher Martinez, Science Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Debra Menchaca, Dyslexia Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Janel Riebeling, ELAR & Social Studies Teacher
Portrait of Mr. David Rodriguez, Math Teacher          Portrait of Mr. Malcolm Vogel, Social Studies Teacher         Portrait of Mr. Jeremiah Walker, ELAR Teacher
Portrait of Mr. Alejandro Zavala, Math Teacher
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Portrait of Ms. Caitlin Acota, Science Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Machaela Henderson-Briones, Math Teacher          Portrait of Mr. Jose Mario Castillo, BAC Teacher
Portrait of Cindy Cruz          Portrait of Gloria Hernandez, Math Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Monica Ibarra, Life Skills Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Marlo Matz, ELAR Teacher          Portrait of Ms. Menchaca, Dyslexia Teacher        Portrait of Mr. Robert Ochoa, ELAR Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Janel Riebeling, ELAR & Social Studies Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Gloria Rubalcaba, ELAR Teacher        Portrait of Ms. Elvira Sanchez, ELAR Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Marisa Sandoval, Math Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Amanda Shewmaker, Social Studies Teacher        Portrait of Ms. Jasenia Tamayo, Science Teacher
Portrait of Ms. Clarissa Trevino-Achtsam, Social Studies Teacher         Portrait of Mr. Edgar Uresti, Math Teacher
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Portrait of Ms. Julia Bender, Drama Teacher          Coach Hector Castaneda, Swim Coach         Portrait of Ms. Isela Castillo, Art Teacher         Portrait of Ms. Donna Cavin, Orchestra Director        Portrait of Ms. Selina Charles, Choir Director          Coach Kruse, Golf Coach
Portrait of Coach Michael McCallum, Tennis Coach        Portrait Ms. Estella Monasmith, Band Director          Portrait of Mr. Alfonso Munoz, Athletics & Technology Teacher
Portrait of Coach Norberto Ontiveros, Athletics & Football Coach        Portrait of Mr. Omar Pedraza, Assistant Orchestra Director         Portrait of Coach America Rigelsky, Athletics Coach
Portrait of Sr. Raul Rios, Spanish Teacher        Portrait of Mr. Christopher Royal, Career & Technology Teacher         Portrait of Coach Mindy Taylor, Athletics Coach
Portrait of Ms. Erika Uribe, Assistant Band Director
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Portrait of Mr. Juan Manuel Garcia         Portrait of Ms. Graciela Gutierrez
Portrait of Ms. Venessa Acosta         Portrait of Ms. BJ Cooley
Portrait of Ms. Brittany Ricci
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Portrait of Ms. Jennifer Balderas, Counselor           Portrait of Ms. Dina Martinez, Counselor           Portrait of Ms. Sandra Rodriguez, CTE Counselor
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Portrait of Ms. Verna Garza, Nurse
2020-2021 Virtual A.C.E. Program
 
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