Back-to-school: Supplies, immunizations and more 2013

Back-to-school: Supplies, immunizations and more

The first day of classes for the 2013-14 school year is Aug. 26. The information below is designed to make the back-to-school transition smoother.

Parents/guardians must register their child at their home campus (or the transfer school they attended last year and will continue at this school year).

Click here to locate the school your child should attend, based on your address.

Click here for Registration Forms

  • Documentation – returning students:
  1. Proof of residence in SAISD (electric or water bill, home phone bill or lease agreement)
  2. Up-to-date immunization records (required immunizations and immunization clinics)

  • Documentation – new students:
  1. Parent’s photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  2. Certified copy of child’s birth certificate
  3. Child’s social security card
  4. Recent academic records
  5. Proof of residence in SAISD (electric or water bill, home phone bill or lease agreement)
  6. Up-to-date immunization records (required immunizations and immunization clinics)

For further information, please call the school your child will attend. Find the phone number here.


  • Eligibility requirements
  1. 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2013 (4-year-olds will be given first priority; 3-year-olds will be admitted only if space is available after all eligible 4-year-olds have been admitted.)
  2. Must live within SAISD boundaries
  3. Child must qualify for the Pre-K program (see flyer below for details)
  • Required documents
  1. Proof of income: most current paycheck stub (three stubs if overtime is indicated)
  2. TANF or SNAP current award letter
  3. Certified copy of original birth certificate
  4. Child’s Social Security card
  5. Photo ID of parent/guardian registering the child
  6. Child’s current immunization record (required immunizations and immunization clinics)
  7. Proof of guardianship, if applicable (foster letter, Child Protective Services paperwork)
  8. Proof of residence (electric or water bill, apartment lease, etc.)    
  • Staff will review the applications during the summer to verify eligibility and will notify parents of their child’s acceptance.

For further information, please call the school your child will attend or the Early Childhood Education Department at (210) 554-2410.


Students are required by law to have immunizations and those who have not received the necessary immunizations will not be allowed to register. Click here to find a list of required immunizations and view a list of immunization clinics here. For more information about immunizations, contact San Antonio Metropolitan Health District at (210) 207-8750.

School supply list

Click here for the 2013-14 school supply list. This is a general list; campuses may require additional items.


All SAISD students must be attired in a uniform of khaki pants, shorts, skorts or skirt, and a white top or alternate school-approved colored shirt. You may also review the 2013-14 guidelines here. Complete details will be included in the Parent-Student Handbook that is available upon request or online. - will be available in mid August


Breakfast and lunch are available daily at all schools. Menus are planned by registered dietitians and nutritionists who follow United States Department of Agriculture guidelines. Breakfast is free for all SAISD students, regardless of income. Students may qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch by completing the Free/Reduced Meal Application, which will be available at schools during the time of registration and throughout the school year. 

Lunch prices are as follows:

Pre-K and elementary - $2.00 

Secondary (grades 6-12)   $2.25

For application information, call (210) 223-2201. To view menus and learn more about SAISD Food and Child Nutrition Services, which oversees the meal program, click here.

School contact information

Click here for a printable list of all District campuses, with their telephone numbers.

Afterschool programs

Afterschool programs offer a mix of academic and physical activities for students on campus after the regular school day, up until 6:15 p.m. All of the District’s elementary schools, and most middle schools, offer an afterschool program in partnership with a number of community organizations. Click here to view a list of the organizations, their contact number and the schools where they operate programs.

To find out about registration for the Y School Age and San Antonio Youth programs, contact those organizations directly.

School time changes begin in August

San Antonio ISD is adding 15 minutes to the school day to enhance instructional time at elementary and middle schools -- for a total school day of 7 hours and 15 minutes.

The new school bell schedule by campus level is:

● Early Childhood Education Center campuses – 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

● Elementary & Academies Pre-K-8 – 8:05 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.*

● Middle school campuses – 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

● High school campuses – 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

* Exception for Cameron, Crockett and Neal elementary schools whose bell schedule is: 7:25 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

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