Southside Independent School District has released its Learn Your Way Plan to Proceed for the return to school in Fall 2020-21. The plan outlines the district’s guidelines.
Student safety and learning are always top priorities in Southside ISD. Beginning Monday August 17, we will be providing instructional lessons for students. These lessons will be provided predominantly through Google Classroom which is accessible through the Google Apps or Clever.
Southside ISD is committed to assisting our students, parents, and staff in their distance learning efforts during this unprecedented time of school closures. A tech support site has been set up to provide technology-relevant help to ensure a successful distance learning experience for all. Call: (210) 882-1626 or e-mail Tech Support.
PREVENTION, MITIGATION & RESPONSE PROCEDURES
As we plan for returning to school at Southside ISD, we recognize that this will be an unusual school year, but we remain committed to supporting your student’s learning, as well as his or her safety.
HEALTH CLINC - AVAILABLE FOR PHONE VISITS
University Health System(UHS) which operates the Southside ISD Susan Hall Community Health clinic wants parents, teachers, and the community to know its medical team remains available for phone visits. UHS says its staff is available for phone visits, medication refills, etc., despite the COVID-19 pandemic. UHS says the clinic will remain closed until the District reopens. Patients may call the clinic at 210-644-1800 for any medical questions.
COUNSELORS AND SOCIAL WORKERS - MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Southside ISD is committed to providing social and emotional support to students during the time schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Students can reach a professional school counselor or social worker through the link below. A member of the counseling team will respond to requests for assistance.
None of these offerings are endorsed by Southside ISD, but are simply options for you and your family to consider to help out with distance learning.
Grande will offer free internet and WiFi for 60 days to all qualifying low-income households who do not already subscribe to their internet service and who enroll in the Internet First program. Internet First is an affordable internet program designed to help families and students in low-income households to have reliable access to the internet. Additionally, Grande will not terminate service to any residential or business customer of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and will also be waiving late fees.
AT&T is also offering free and reduced rates for the internet. Click here for more information. Remember some cell phone data plans like AT& T are temporarily waiving fees for wifi and hotspots on cell phones. Check with you provider for more information.
Spectrum customers can use free or discounted services too through their Charter Communications channel. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Or for more information, click here.
In response to the virus, Comcast also announced it will be offering two months of free internet services to low-income households in its service areas.
With the extended closure of our schools, this continuous learning plan is being implemented by the district. The purpose of this plan is to allow instruction to continue and to ensure students have access to learning. It is of utmost importance that students do their assignments and continue mastering the standards for their grade level/course to assure grade level
advancement and/or course credit.
How do Southside HS Seniors can to get student transcripts?
Your most up to date transcript is available in your Skyward account.
Step 1: Log in to your Student/ Family Access account
Step 2: CLICK ON Portfolio folder
Step 3: CLICK ON the down arrow – Student Transcript to download
Step 4: Once downloaded you can print, save or scan.
This will not be an official transcript, but most universities and scholarships are accepting these until schools resume and we can issue official transcripts again. If you do not have access to your Skyward Student or Family Access account, comment in the College GO Center google classroom (code nqasyou).
When will the 2020-2021 School Year Begin?
Monday August 17, 2020 - Remote Only learning for the first 3 weeks, unless extended based on health conditions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
Will the 2020-2021 School Year be In-Person or Online?
Southside ISD will be offering remote-only learning for the first three weeks of the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
*The three-week transition plan could be extended based on health conditions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the city, officials said.
What options do parents have for instruction after the first 3 weeks of online only learning?
After the first three weeks, the district is offering parents the choice of remote instruction, hybrid instruction or in-person instruction.
- TEA Update: COVID-19 Initial Guidance and FAQs
- TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and FAQ
- Media Release – March 12 – English / Spanish
- Southside ISD: Letter from the Superintendent, February 27 – English / Spanish
- Southside ISD: Twitter / Facebook
- City of San Antonio Mayor’s March 8 update (Facebook) (Twitter)
- City of San Antonio COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English) (Spanish)
- City of San Antonio Reduce Your Risk (English) (Spanish)
- City of San Antonio COVID-19 Poster (English) (Spanish)
- Texas Department of State Health Services information on COVID-19 (English) (Spanish)
- CDC information on COVID-19 in the United States (English) (Spanish)
- CDC information on COVID-19 in Children (English)
- CDC travel advisories (English)