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Wed, 20 May 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: We are following closely the announcements put forth by our governor, as well as our county and city leaders, to ensure our plans to slowly and safely re-open are in line with their ...Read more...
Thu, 07 May 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new executive order last week that allows some businesses to operate at partial capacity as he moves to a phased reopening of the state economy stalled by t...Read more...
Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: SAISD schools will continue distancing learning, following the 2019-20 instructional calendar , which ends Wednesday, May 27. This is in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott s announceme...Read more...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: During the April 6 Board meeting, the Trustees approved a resolution to give some level of premium pay to those hourly workers who, beginning Monday, April 13, need to continue to re...Read more...
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Our Central Office departments are continuing to work to provide employees with optimal service during COVID-19. Specifically, I have asked all Central Office departments to consider...Read more...
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: This coming Monday we ll launch our virtual classrooms. Teachers will once again connect with their students even if it is remotely and that bond is so important to a child s learnin...Read more...
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Today, for the safety of our students and staff, the District made the decision to extend our closure until Friday, April 24. Yesterday, city and county officials issued a stay-at-ho...Read more...
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Today, we joined with school districts across Bexar County in announcing that our schools will remain closed through Friday, April 3. We are working in coordination with our peer dis...Read more...
Mon, 16 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Thank you for continuing to partner with us to ensure that our students, teachers and families are well served during this challenging time. In times of uncertainty, information is c...Read more...
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: SAISD is committed to making all decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of our students and staff, as well as the larger community. As a precaution, we have made the...Read more...
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: We are continuing to closely monitor news around COVID-19 locally, and also across our state and nation. While there currently is no community spread among the general population in ...Read more...
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: We are aware of the rapidly evolving local and national scene regarding COVID-19, formerly known as coronavirus, which is a respiratory illness. We are actively monitoring the situat...Read more...
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Last week, the District hosted the Teachers of the Year awards ceremony, and for the first time, librarians also were considered for the acknowledgment. A total of 89 teachers and li...Read more...
Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: The second half of our school year is in full swing, and we are beginning to hear how our students are faring in their competitions. I am pleased to share with you that for the first...Read more...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: Please join me in congratulating three of our high school counselors for being featured as part of the 2019-20 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. Being honored are Chenelle...Read more...
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
Dear SAISD Staff: It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the deaths of three SAISD family members over the winter break. It always is incredibly difficult to lose those near and dear to us, and e...Read more...
Mon, 09 Dec 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: We are entering the season for scholarship announcements, and the gift of good news is cause for celebration. So far, we have learned that one of our seniors has been named a QuestBr...Read more...
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: One of the initiatives that sets SAISD apart from other districts is that we employ college alumni advisors who ensure our high school graduates are successful once they enroll in a ...Read more...
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: I am pleased to share with you news on two of the District s long-term projects ones that will positively affect SAISD for years to come. The most visible of the two is Bond 2016 . C...Read more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: I am proud to share with you that at tonight s Board meeting, three of our SAISD family members will be recognized as the 2018-19 District s honorees for the Great Employees Modeling...Read more...
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: At our last Board meeting, we discussed the District s near-term and long-term capital needs. The Trustees first addressed the current issues we ve been experiencing with some of our...Read more...
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: We have hit a milestone in academic performance in the area of Advanced Placement. I am excited to share with you that we have recent confirmation that we reached our AP 1K goal duri...Read more...
Mon, 26 Aug 2019
Dear SAISD Staff, This school year, I will be devoting one full day a week to visiting our campuses up from half-days last year. On Tuesdays, I will be at schools spending time with principals and tea...Read more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: As you are aware, the triple-digit heat that San Antonio is experiencing is taxing a number of older AC systems in our schools. We know this is difficult for those experiencing issue...Read more...
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Today is an exciting morning across the District it is the first day of school at almost all of our campuses. We know it takes teamwork to ensure ...Read more...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: As we have been sharing, the first steps toward school finance reform were successful in this legislative session. We were effective in advocating for a greater state investment in p...Read more...
Tue, 28 May 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: The results are in for the first administration of STAAR for 5th and 8th grades and the May End of Course (EOC) exams, and I m pleased to share we are experiencing gains across subje...Read more...
Mon, 13 May 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: At tonight s Board meeting, we will welcome new Trustee Alicia Perry , who will represent District 2, and returning Trustees Patti Radle and Christina Martinez, who represent Distric...Read more...
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: I hope you enjoyed Fiesta. The citywide celebration is an active time for our teachers and students who participate and compete in the parades and band festivals. It makes me proud t...Read more...
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: It is with great sadness that we learned of the death last week of Lt. Stanley Slate, who served with the SAISD Police Department and protected our community for 27 years. It is a gr...Read more...
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: I have never been more optimistic as I am now of the direction the District is headed. Because of the hard work of staff, teachers and students, our community is seeing positive resu...Read more...
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
Dear SAISD Staff, I wanted to share some positive news with you before spring break. I hope you all can rest and enjoy your time away next week. I want to start by addressing some rumors that we are h...Read more...
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: Happy Professional School Social Workers Week! Last month, our Board approved a proclamation to recognize these vital members of our campus and District teams during March 4-8. Today...Read more...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: As you know, February is Black History Month, and it is a time that we celebrate the amazing contributions of African Americans throughout history, and continuing today. On this occa...Read more...
Tue, 05 Feb 2019
Dear SAISD Staff: Today, Governor Greg Abbott held his State of the State address in Austin. I was honored to be invited to attend and be recognized in the speech. His address outlined his priorities ...Read more...
Mon, 28 Jan 2019
Dear SAISD Staff, I am pleased to share with you several recent teacher and student accolades. Jerry Romero, who teaches Japanese and Chinese at Tafolla Middle School, has been named as the LOTE (Lang...Read more...
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
Dear SAISD Staff, The Texas legislature kicked off its 2019 legislative session last week. Two of the District s key priorities for this session involve school finance and campus safety. The Texas Com...Read more...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, I have wonderful news to share! The Greehey Family Foundation has awarded the District a $1.5 million, three-year grant to increase the dual credit opportunities at our comprehensive...Read more...
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, For the second year in a row, our annual school showcase Experience SAISD was a huge success and it is growing. Preliminary numbers indicate that close to 5,000 people were in attend...Read more...
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, We continue to bring forward research-based, curricular options for our families to consider, based on their children s needs and aspirations. And today, we will introduce another in...Read more...
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, Our educators are amazing, and we all take pride when they are recognized outside of the District. It is a true honor to announce that Angelica Niño, a third-grade teacher at DeZaval...Read more...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, October is National Principals Month, and last week, our Trustees approved a proclamation honoring the contributions of our school principals and assistant principals. We are pleased...Read more...
Mon, 01 Oct 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, Our work to improve the lives of students through high-quality and equitable education is getting attention at state and national levels. And it boils down to this your hard work is ...Read more...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Texas Teacher of the Year luncheon in Austin, which honored six finalists across the state including our own Andrea Greimel, a bilingua...Read more...
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, Thank you for all your efforts to ensure the start of our school year was smooth and efficient. Your well-organized efforts eased the transition from summer to school for our student...Read more...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, We are three days into our first week of school, and our launch into the 2018-19 instructional year has been a successful one. We received reports of smooth starts and positive atmos...Read more...
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of technology teacher Bill Davis. His legacy at Rhodes Middle School, where he taught for 23 years, is one of high energy...Read more...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, Yesterday, we met with the Board Governance Committee to discuss our DK Local policy on work schedules. We are proposing to make a recommendation soon to the Board to amend the polic...Read more...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018
Dear SAISD Staff, We have rolled out a couple of exciting partnerships this summer, and I want to share the news with you. In June, cohorts of our child nutrition managers began participating in weekl...Read more...

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