This month, September 15th through October 15th, Southside ISD is excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout this month at the district, we will explore and recognize the history of our students, staff, and teachers of Hispanic heritage. This is a rich opportunity for the district to honor Hispanic culture and appreciate our culturally diverse community.
The Fall 2021 college season is underway!!! With Alamo Colleges beginning classes Monday August 23, our Southside HS dual credit students have also begun. Currently, we have a total of 209 high school students enrolled in at least one college course! We are proud of the growth of the program and proud of our students who have accepted this challenge and are getting a head start on their college careers. Stay focused and continue to make us proud!!!!
PLEASE READ, the attached letter from SISD Superintendent Rolando Ramirez regarding the BEXAR County Health Authority Health Directive Dated August 10, 2021. ENGLISH LINK
POR FAVOR LEA, la carta adjunta del
Superintendente de SISD Rolando Ramirez con respecto
a la Directiva de Salud de la Autoridad de Salud del Condado de
BEXAR con fecha del 10 de agosto de 2021.
. ESPANIOL ENLACE
Southside ISD switches to new student information software Ascender – Parent Portal.
The parent portal will be live for use after Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Links work but will be undergoing maintenance until August 4.
Ascender – Parent Portal provides online access to school-related information about your students, including enrollment, attendance, grades, discipline, assessments, immunizations, and more! Parents can access the parent portal from the campus websites, the parent page, and the district homepage.
The Ascender Parent Portal will replace the student information software Skyward.
The Parent Portal is available for parents and guardians of Southside ISD students. Returning and New parents will need to create an account, find out how by visiting southideisd.org/ascender.
ASCENDER by TCC
For more than 50 years the Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC) has been the leader in delivering products and services that support Texas LEAs in managing Student and Business information. WHAT’S OUR MISSION? Provide comprehensive administrative software to school districts, charter schools, and education service centers throughout the state of Texas. WHO USES ASCENDER? Of the approximately 1250 local education agencies (LEAs) in Texas, 19 Education Service Centers support 885+ LEAs across Texas. That is nearly 75% of Texas LEAs! WHY ASCENDER? • Professionally designed user experience • Integrated reporting tools • Robust third-party software integration • Powerful parent and employee communication tools
- 2021 – 2022 District Academic Calendar [pdf]
- 2021 – 2022 Menchaca Academic Calendar [pdf]
- View all the campus calendars here.
First Day of School
- Menchaca Early Childhood Center (Grades Pre-Kinder)
First Day of School Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
- Elementary thru High School (Grades 1st – 12th)
First Day of School Monday, August 16, 2021.
7:30 A.M. TO 2:40 P.M.
7:30 A.M. TO 2:50 P.M.
7:30 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.
7:15 A.M. TO 3:10 P.M.
- Middle School
8:25 A.M. TO 4:05 P.M.
- High School
8:35 A.M. TO 4:16 P.M.
Dear Southside ISD Community,
On April 17, 2021, a fire at Pearce Elementary affected 13 classrooms and the cafeteria. An investigation determined that arson was the cause of the fire. At the request of the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, Southside ISD refrained from making any statements to avoid compromising the integrity of the investigation.
Through cooperative efforts with the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, a suspect was arrested in connection with the fire. We want to be very clear, Southside ISD will not tolerate any criminal behavior and we will prosecute anyone involved to the fullest extent of the law. It is criminal that the suspect caused a major upheaval to the learning environment of hundreds of Southside ISD school children.
We know that our students are resilient and we remain committed to their safety and academic success. Southside ISD will continue to be transparent at all times. Now that this suspect has been arrested, we can move forward and continue with the great work going on here at Southside ISD. Lastly, we are grateful and very proud of our parents, teachers, other campuses, and staff for coming together to help our students at Pearce Elementary.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, SOUTHSIDE ISD