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Back-to-School Essentials

We’re gearing up for the start of a new school year and have put together a list of essentials we hope will make the transition a bit smoother for our families.

 

First day of school was August 17

Start school with ClassLink:

link.saisd.net

Click here to get connected and start learning from home. 

SAISD will start school on August 17, and for the first three weeks, all instruction will be 100% remote. After Labor Day, parents can continue with the teacher-led, online learning or transition their children to on-campus learning – both will provide your child a high-quality option. Students learning remotely will be provided devices if they don’t have one at home. We prioritize safety, strong academics and social-emotional learning for our students.

Families are encouraged to declare their instructional preference for each child by August 17. CLICK HERE to declare your child’s academic option.

A Safe School Start webpage has been launched to establish a one-stop source to house communication updates so families can easily locate important information.

Safe School Start banner click for page

SAISD is in the process of finalizing the processes and protocols to ensure a safe start to the new school year. We invite you to review this working draft and submit questions and comments for us to consider.

View the draft here in English or Spanish.

Parent Workshops

Click here to see the workshop offerings and find the Zoom link and password. 

Technology 

Every student in SAISD has access to a personal device. If you need a device or a hotspot, contact your child's campus

School Start Hotline 

Our SAISD School Start Hotline is happy to assist you with any back-to-school questions. Contact us at (210) 554-2210 

Attendance Requirements

View the 2020-2021 SAISD attendance requirements here

Use our address lookup feature to find which school your child is zoned to attend, based on your home address. And, use our school bus stop locator tool to find the closest bus stop for your child, also based on your home address.

Canvas Learning Management System

San Antonio ISD is excited to introduce a new learning management system, Canvas, for the 2020-21 school year. With this system, communication and collaboration between teachers and families will be made simple, and parents will be able to access assignments, attendance, announcements and more to support their children with at-home learning.

Beginning August 24, parents can request their child’s Canvas code from their teacher to be able to access all of the learning materials for the first few weeks of school.

Click here for instructions on how to get your ClassLink username and password to join Canvas. 

Dress Code

All students, whether receiving instruction in-person or remotely, must adhere to the District’s dress code as outlined in FNCA (Local).

Extended Day Programs

SAISD will begin offering after school programs on October 13. 

Immunizations 

Students are required by law to have up-to-date immunizations. Students cannot go to school without the proper documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or conscientious exemption.

Visit our immunizations page to view requirements and other important information. For more information about immunizations, contact San Antonio Metropolitan Health District at (210) 207-8750. 

View SAISD immunization clinic information here

Meal Distribution During Virtual Instruction  

  • Parents may pick up meals without a child present, but must bring one of the following items: Student ID number, Student ID card, or an official letter/email from the school listing the child enrolled at an SAISD campus. Click here for more information. 
  • Click here to view the Curbside Meal Distribution Schedule
  • Click here to view the Bus Stop Meal Distribution Schedule 

Registration 

If you have not already registered for the upcoming school year, we can help you get that completed. Please schedule a time with your school office or register online at any time by visiting www.saisd.net/enroll. You can also contact the Office of Access & Enrollment Services at (210) 554-2660 or enroll@saisd.net for assistance. 

School Supply Lists

This page provides general supply lists for each grade level. Campuses may require additional items.

School Uniforms

School uniform requirements will be in effect for the 2020-2021 school year. That said, families choosing in-person instruction for their children must follow the uniform specifications outlined in FNCA (Local).

Families choosing remote instruction for their children do not have to follow school uniform requirements. However, dress code requirements will be in effect for all students.

School Uniform Guidelines

Students receiving in-person instruction must be attired in a uniform of khaki or black pants, shorts, skorts or skirt, and a white top or alternate school-approved colored shirt. Click to view the guidelines.

School Uniform Assistance

The District has several programs available to assist families with the purchase of uniforms.

  • Currently, SAISD Uniform Services has a uniform closet with the inventory to support approximately 5,000 students in need of a basic school uniform.
  • Additional funding is available to help families purchase uniforms. Parents can submit an application to SAISD Uniform Services to receive uniform vouchers for use with any of the District’s four approved vendors.
  • The District also has support services, including uniform assistance, available to families experiencing homelessness.

For more information about any of these services, please email saisdschoolsocialworkers@saisd.net or call (210) 554-2635.

Student Calendar

Our District calendar provides you, at a glance, with important dates to note, such as holidays and early release days.

Transportation 

View transportation information such as school bus pickup times and locations for your home address by clicking on one of the following: 

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