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6th Grade Day

Zapata Middle School had a very successful turnout this morning at the 6th Grade Day. Students were very happy to meet all their teachers and left more confident after touring their new campus. Welcome to ZMS home of the Merlins!
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ZMS Schedule Pick-Up

Zapata Middle School will be issuing out schedules to all incoming middle school students on Wednesday, August 7th at their respective times. Sixth graders need to be at ZMS by 9am because they will get to experience the school day by following their schedules and going to each class for 10 minutes to meet their teachers. See you soon and please try to be there on time!
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Sales Tax Holiday/Tax Free Weekend

During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas. In most cases, you do not need to give the seller an exemption certificate to buy qualifying items tax free.

This year’s sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 9, and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug. 11.

The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items you buy during the sales tax holiday. Items you buy before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.
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Jump Start Program Closing Ceremony

Some 40 students from the Zapata Jump Start program celebrated the end of their summer activities on Friday, July 19 at the Pla-mor family Entertainment Center. Students were treated to an afternoon of bowling, gaming and lunch to celebrate their commitment to completing the summer program. The Zapata Jump Start Program helps students from the Zapata area prepare for college life by helping them succeed in the areas of reading, writing and math. The program is sponsored by the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation.
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District Uniform Vouchers

Applications will begin on July 29, 2019 to August 1, 2019
Aplicaciones estaran disponibles el 29, de Julio hasta Agosto 1, 2019
at Central Office located at 1302 Glenn St. Rm #6
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2019-2020 Dress Code Guidelines

Attention Parents and Students:
2019-2020 Dress Code Guide may be downloaded by visiting under "Students and Parents".

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is considered as "Uniform" shirt?
A uniform shirt is a basic polo style collared shirt solid in color. Allowable colors are Maroon, Gold, and Black.

Are spirit shirts allowed everyday?
No. Hawk spirit shirts are allowed only on Fridays and may only be Maroon, Gold or Black.

Can students wear a college shirt on Wednesdays?
Yes. Wednesday are designated as "College Day".

Are hoodies allowed?
Yes. Coats, hoodies, and jackets are allowed however, they must be solid maroon, gold, black or grey. Logos or trademarks must not be larger than 4 inches.

Parents and students are encouraged to visit their respective campus to speak to an administrator for further clarification. The District will also be hosting its 6th annual back to school kick off, where among many other topics, the Dress code will be covered.
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