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September 3, 2020

San Antonio Area Schools | Back to School Updates

There will be no face-to-face instruction on campuses until after Sept. 7 according to a directive issued by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. The health department’s directive states that teachers can use classrooms for video streaming as long as they are alone in the room and the school occupancy is kept at, or below, 10%. San […]

There will be no face-to-face instruction on campuses until after Sept. 7 according to a directive issued by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

The health department’s directive states that teachers can use classrooms for video streaming as long as they are alone in the room and the school occupancy is kept at, or below, 10%.

San Antonio-area school districts have released academic calendars online. Each link in the list below provides the most up-to-date information available regarding the district’s COVID-19 instructional plans.

All are tentative start dates and will update on their sites.

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  • Alamo Heights ISD – Students in Alamo Heights will being phasing in starting on Sept. 8. Teachers will return to campuses to teach and work on the same date as well.
  • Boerne ISD – August 12
  • Comal ISD – August 25
  • East Central ISD – August 17 – In East Central, some students have already been brought back in “an extremely small population” for children with “profound needs” like life skills or special education. The district’s back to school plans are outlined in full here. Most teachers are teaching virtually from campus.
  • Edgewood ISD – In Edgewood, school started on Aug. 17, with the district deciding that the first eight weeks will be remote learning. Officials said they are finalizing a transition plan to phase in a quarter of students, with the priority going to the district’s most vulnerable students. Teachers are expected to return to campus on Sept. 14.
  • Floresville ISD – August 17
  • Harlandale ISD – Virtual learning is slated to continue through Sept. 18, when all staff will report to campus. The school board will be voting on extending virtual learning for four more weeks during an Aug. 31 board meeting. Regardless of that decision, officials said the district will begin phasing students in for parents who have opted for in-person instruction. The capacity of their return is yet to be determined, but roughly a third of parents have chosen in-person instruction. If needed, the highest-risk students will be prioritized.
  • Judson ISD – August 18
  • La Vernia ISD – August 19
  • Medina Valley ISD – August 25
  • New Braunfels ISD – August 24
  • North East ISD – Students will be phased in gradually beginning Sept. 8. Up to five students will be allowed in each class during the first phase. Special needs students, as well as children of working parents, will be prioritized first, and the rest would be chosen in a lottery system done campus by campus. Teachers have been teaching virtually from the schools since Aug. 17.
  • Northside ISD – The district will begin some in-person instruction starting after Labor Day in a transition plan outlined here. The district will continue to monitor the situation and plan to stick to a tiered approach. Teachers who are currently teaching virtually from their homes will remain at home for now, officials said.
  • San Antonio ISD – August 17 – San Antonio ISD will begin “gradually allowing a small number of students” back to campuses after Labor Day if the metrics remain steady. Only 10% of students are allowed to return, and classes will be limited to six students. “For those students whose parents have given consent, we will prioritize student return by focusing on those who will benefit most from in-person learning,” the district wrote in a news release.
  • Schertz-Cibolo-Universal-City ISD – August 13
  • Somerset ISD – August 24
  • South San Antonio ISD – South San ISD previously decided to stick with remote learning until Oct. 9. In a recent video message to parents, Superintendent Marc Puig said they hope to bring some students back as the metrics improve, but that “science will guide the decision.”
  • Southside ISD – August 17 – Officials said they are still monitoring the situation and consulting with Metro Health. Teachers have already returned to teach from campus.
  • Southwest ISD – August 24