Southside ISD Leaders Going Door-to-Door and Finding New Students

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Southside ISD Superintendent Mr. Rolando Ramirez is aware of the value that an introduction to parents can have on enrollment and student performance. “Last year, we had 450 new students here at Southside ISD. I want our new families to know of the amazing programs we have here at Southside,” said the Superintendent. In an effort to inform the district’s growing population, the Superintendent led a team of 60 District employees who went door-to-door during a block walk campaign looking for new students. Ciara Bertrand’s family of four just moved to San Antonio from Seattle. She has two young daughters who will very likely be among the District’s new students in August. “I think it’s wonderful that you guys took your time to come out and say, ‘hey’, because we’re new to the neighborhood so we didn’t know anything,” Bertrand told Superintendent Ramirez. Other families with children attending charter schools or other school districts were happy to learn about Southside ISD.

New students to Southside are invited to enroll during four upcoming registration events.

  • May 16th, 2023 Southside Night at Peter Piper Pizza, Pleasanton Rd. 5pm-7pm
  • May 20th, 2023 Saturday Registration, Southside ISD Board Room, 9am to 12pm
  • May 23, 2023 Southside Night at Peter Piper Pizza, Brooks City Base 5pm-7pm
  • May 24, 2023 End of Year Bash, SHS Library, 5pm-7pm

Families district employees visited during the block walk campaign received a package of Girls Scout cookies, a yard sign, and a flyer promoting the District’s offerings such as 100 percent free meals for all students, dozens of career certifications, and free dual credit classes with Alamo Colleges.

Ciara Bertrand felt reassured after hearing about Southside ISD’s great/safe schools and programs. “I was trying to do some research on Google so I feel like this is definitely going to help me, so I appreciate it,” she said.

For more information about Southside ISD or to register please call 210-882-1600 Ext. 0. “We will gladly assist you,” said Superintendent Ramirez.