COVID-19 Update: School Closure Extended Until April 3, 2020

health update

Dear Southside families,

We continue to actively monitor developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in conjunction with local and state public health officials, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

This week, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a third public health emergency and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people. Therefore, and because of the rapidly evolving nature of this situation and out of an abundance of caution, Southside ISD is joining other San Antonio area districts in extending our closure of campus classrooms through Friday, April 3. 

Parents should begin, if you have not already done so, to plan for long term closures of schools.

In the meantime, we will continue to offer curbside meals for our students for breakfast and lunch at designated locations around the District. We are also working to implement remote instruction during this time. We will continue to update the district website about both meal service and remote instruction.

We will continue to provide regular updates on our website, social media channels, and through our email messaging system. We will be updating our  COVID -19 website with Frequently Asked Questions, dates, instructional plans and more. https://southsideisd.org/covid19/. Please continue to monitor and share information posted at the above website.  Also, if you know of any families that do not have internet access, help us share this information with them by contacting them directly.

Phone calls and “robo-texts” will occur on an as needed basis.

During this unprecedented time, we want you to know that our students’ safety and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that these developments have put a strain on your family. We continue to be committed to educating your children. We will get through this by working together. Thank you for your patience and understanding and for your support of Southside ISD! Go Cardinals!

Mark E. Eads

Superintendent