Free COVID-19 tests for Southside, Southwest and Judson ISD students returning from spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs has partnered with three San Antonio-area school districts to provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend before students and staff return to class after spring break. Students and employees in Southside, Southwest and Judson school districts and their families can be tested at no charge and without proof of insurance. Southside ISD will have two Covid-19 testing sites on Saturday. Southwest ISD will have one testing location on Saturday. Educational Resource Center (ERC) at 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, 78233 will offer testing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Car clips Southside ISD school bus in south Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – A Southside ISD school bus with two students on board was clipped by a car Tuesday afternoon in south Bexar County, district officials said. According to school district spokesman Randy Escamilla, a car swerved into the bus and clipped it. Only the bus driver and two students were on board at the time of the collision. Escamilla said the students walked out of the bus on their own. The bus driver was not at fault in the accident, officials said.
Southside ISD, San Antonio Food Bank provide food to most vulnerable living in food desert
San Antonio – The coronavirus pandemic is impacting food deserts in San Antonio, but the Southside Independent School District and the San Antonio Food Bank are playing critical roles and ensuring no one goes hungry. City Council is tackling food deserts by increasing access to fresh fruit, vegetablesSouthside ISD hosts food distributions twice a month and feeds more than 5,000 people a month. Southside ISD receives the food it gives to its community members from the San Antonio Food Bank. The San Antonio Food Bank says one in four children experience hunger in San Antonio. The majority of the food the nonprofit distributes comes from donors such as H-E-B, but the food bank also has farms where it grows produce.
Southside ISD will gradually begin in-person instruction next week
Southside ISD is getting ready to bring in some students back for in-person learning and campuses are making adjustments. At Menchaca Early Childhood Center, 658 students are enrolled, but only 16 are returning on Monday for in-person learning. Students in Southside ISD have been doing virtual learning since Aug. 17. At Losoya Middle School, 684 students are enrolled and 60 are returning to in-person learning next week. Southside ISD provides three free meals daily for all students.
Southside ISD to offer remote-only learning for first 3 weeks
SAN ANTONIO Southside ISD is the latest school district to announce they will be offering remote-only learning for the first three weeks of the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Texas Education Agency: Schools can teach online-only for up to 8 weeks at beginning of yearAfter the first three weeks, the district is offering parents the choice of remote instruction, hybrid instruction or in-person instruction. Next week, administrators plan on meeting with parents to discuss back-to-school plans, school operations and COVID-19 protocols. Other San Antonio school districts to delay in-person instruction include Northside ISD, Northeast ISD and SAISD. On Friday, the Texas Education Agency issued updated guidance that allows schools more time at the beginning of the school year for online-only instruction.
Southside ISD comes to aid of grandmother, grand kids after losing home in fire
SAN ANTONIO Southside ISD is lending a helping hand to a grandmother and her nine grandchildren she is raising after they lost their mobile home in a fire. District officials on Friday replaced Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots the children lost in the fire. The devices will help them continue with their virtual learning. The children also got some new clothes, shoes and $200 in gift certificates. The district is also working with a donor in hopes of replacing the familys mobile home.
Lack of grocery stores near Southside ISD remains big concern
Lack of grocery stores near Southside ISD remains big concernPublished: December 17, 2019, 10:08 amLast November, KSAT 12 pointed out the lack of grocery stores near the Southside Independent School District. Since that report, the school district has opened its own food pantry, to offset the limited convenient access to fresh fruits and vegetables.