Subject Expert: First graduating Dual Language class in SAISD
Expert: Esme Alday, SAISD executive director of Dual Language and ESL, and student members of the Dual Language cohort
At SAISD’s Feb. 22 Board Meeting, 57 seniors from Brackenridge High School will be recognized as being the first graduating Dual Language class in the district. These students entered the Dual Language program as ninth graders in the Fall of 2018 and were part of an innovative secondary program that had not existed in the district or state. To further develop their bilingualism and biliteracy, these students took the following coursework in Spanish: biology, history, algebra, pre-calculus, and Latino Cultural Expressions. These seniors also participated in dual credit/Dual Language courses with UTSA over the past three semesters, making this program the first of its kind.
Feb. 21 (Mon) – SAISD schools and offices closed for Presidents’ Day
All campuses and district offices will be closed in celebration of Presidents’ Day. SAISD will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Feb. 22 (Tues) – Celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Nelson Early Childhood Education Center, 1014 Waverly Ave., 78201
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Metro Health will provide dental exams to children in the Head Start program. Staff from the city’s Oral Health program will be available for interviews about its services for children.
Feb. 22 (Tues) – SAISD Board Meeting B
5:30 p.m., SAISD Board Room, 514 W. Quincy St., 78212 or online
The SAISD Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at the central office building. Masks are required to enter.
Feb. 22, 24-26 (Tues, Thurs-Sat) – Free tax preparation
At times listed below, CAST Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave., 78205
CAST Tech High School is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site on its campus to help households making $65,000 or less file their income taxes for free. CAST Tech students in Principles of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Practicum of Business classes do the data entry, while supervised by tax experts. The program assisted 146 taxpayers last year and has a goal of 200 this year. For more information, call (210) 554-2700.
• Feb. 22, 24 (Tues, Thurs), 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 25 (Fri), 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Feb. 26 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 (Wed) – SAISD food distribution
9 a.m., Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive, 78212
In partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank SAISD is hosting a food distribution event at Alamo Stadium. All SAISD families are welcome. Distribution will take place on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
Feb. 23 (Wed) – SAISD bus driver job fair
10 a.m.-noon, Transportation Depot, 418 Roland Ave., 78210
San Antonio ISD is holding a job fair to recruit bus drivers. Starting pay is $16.75 an hour, with additional consideration for directly related experience. Signing incentives are $1,000 for those with a CDL license and $500 for those without a CDL license. Position comes with paid CDL training and opportunities to earn extra pay through field trips and supplemental work at the bus terminal.
Feb. 23 (Wed) – Black History Month Rolling Museum
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Transportation Depot, 418 Roland Ave., 78210
In celebration of Black History Month, the SAISD Transportation Department is holding its second annual Black History Potluck Lunch. The event features a rolling museum, and pictured on the side of its school buses are nine African Americans who have SAISD schools named for them. Photos and biographies of each individual will be available, and QR codes will point to more information online.
Feb. 23 (Wed) – Fireside chat between book author, educators
4 p.m., Baskin Elementary School, 630 Crestview Drive, 78201
Author Hamish Brewer will entertain a fireside chat with SAISD educators who have participated in a study around his book, “Relentless.” Participating educators include principals, assistant principals, and instructional coaches. Hamish Brewer (a.k.a. the Tattooed Skateboarding Principal) grew up in a home disrupted by poverty, addiction, and family dysfunction. That experience is what drives him to work relentlessly to empower people living in the toughest areas to envision and create a better future for themselves.
Feb. 24 (Thurs) – Parent workshop on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets
6 p.m. via Zoom
Zoom link: https://www.saisd.net/page/parenttraining
The SAISD Family and Community Engagement Office holds free, one-hour parent training workshops on various topics of interest. This session will teach parents the 40 Developmental Assets, according to the Search Institute. The more assets a child has in his or her life, the more likely the child will make healthy choices in school and with friends. Participants will gain skills to raise healthy, responsible, and caring children.