Southside ISD COVID-19 STATUS & UPDATES
This Dashboard is a snapshot of student and staff COVID 19 cases reported to the SISD contact tracing teams.
Remote Learning for Schools
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.
School is scheduled to start Monday August 17, 2020.
Remote Only learning is for the first 4 weeks, unless extended based on health conditions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
If it is extended it will be extended with board approval an additional 4 weeks as recommended by the Texas Education Agency. After that, parents will have the opportunity to select the model that they would like for their children to have.
Yes, both staff and students will likely be required to wear masks or some type of face covering while in the building. There may be moments when face coverings can be removed (e.g., some outdoor activities, eating, etc.).
With the guidance provided, CDC does not recommend use of face shields for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for masks. Full-face shields may be used whenever a mask is not feasible or whenever the education context may benefit from the ability to see an individual’s full face.
Yes, they will be available. We will have more information after August 10.
Special Programs have developed plans for students with special needs. More information will be available after the August 3 Special Board Meeting.
We will follow CDC and Metro Health guidelines when in-person learning is allowed. For example, we will post signs, temperatures, desks with partitions, etc.
Students will continue with their practices on the days selected. When in person instruction is allowed team practices will be offered after school. It will be up to the students/parents to decide whether or not to attend the team practice.
- 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)