San Angelo ISD Schools to Open Monday, February 22 and Offer In-Person and Virtual Option due to City Boil Notice

Following a district-wide facility review and constant communication with the City of San Angelo Water Utilities Director and other local officials, San Angelo ISD campuses and offices will OPEN as regularly scheduled tomorrow, Monday, February 22, 2021. However, as the City of San Angelo remains under a boil water notice impacting all SAISD campuses, SAISD will also offer in-person students and families across the District the choice to have students attend virtually rather than in-person using the Schoology platform through Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Virtual Academy students will continue to participate in virtual learning using Edgenuity.

The District is committed to ensuring that our buildings are safe, sanitized, and functional for students and staff when they return to campus. For students attending in-person on campuses, families are asked to send students with water bottles for drinking water due to the boil water notice. 

At this time, the majority of SAISD campuses are not experiencing water shortage issues with the exception of three elementary schools in the high plains area: Alta Loma Elementary, Bonham Elementary, and Lamar Elementary. To accommodate the situation for the three elementaries continuing to be impacted by the City water shortage, SAISD has secured restroom trailers with bathrooms and sinks for handwashing that will be on-site at each campus complete with sourced water from outside San Angelo brought in by the provider of the trailer. In-person students and families at Alta Loma, Bonham, and Lamar will also have the choice to have their student attend virtually through Wednesday, February 24, using Schoology. 

Details for in-person students/families choosing to attend virtually during City boil notice:

Elementary Students: 

  • In-person students will need to use the Schoology Learning Management System and 1) log-in for attendance purposes, 2) make progress in your assigned course work, and 3) communicate with the teacher through Schoology, or other communication methods used by your student’s teacher such as Class Dojo or Remind. Completion of assignments and communications can occur throughout the day and do not necessarily have to occur during the scheduled class time. 
  • We understand not all elementary students may have access to devices or reliable internet connectivity; therefore, accommodations will be made in such situations as needed. 

Middle School Students: 

  • In-person students will need to use the Schoology Learning Management System and 1) log-in for attendance purposes, 2) make progress in your assigned course work, and 3) communicate with the teacher through Schoology. Completion of assignments and communications can occur throughout the day and does not necessarily have to occur during the scheduled class period. 
  • We understand not all middle school students may have access to devices or reliable internet connectivity; therefore, accommodations will be made in such situations as needed. 
  • Extracurricular activities and athletic schedules will be communicated by coaches and sponsors. 

High School Students: 

  • In-person students will need to use the Schoology Learning Management System, and will be expected to log in to all courses through Schoology and 1) complete an assignment, 2) make progress in the course, or 3) communicate with the teacher through Schoology. 
  • All students must log into their second period for attendance purposes.  Completion of assignments and communications can occur throughout the day and does not necessarily have to occur during the scheduled class period.
  • Extracurricular activities and athletic schedules will be communicated by coaches and sponsors.

Grab-and-Go Lunches: 

SAISD understands that the last week has been a difficult one for many of our students, families, and staff due to historic weather conditions, power outages, and water issues, and that many are still dealing with water issues and other repercussions from the week. We also know that for our students, many of our families and community, is it important for our schools to be open so our team has been working hard to make that happen safely. SAISD is sensitive to your situations and concerns, and are working to be adaptive and supportive while moving forward to provide an engaging and inspiring education for our students. 

We appreciate our students and families partnering with us to provide successful educational experiences as we work together to overcome the challenges of the past week. We continue to be thankful for the dedicated work of our SAISD Facilities and Maintenance team, City employees, linemen and other infrastructure workers who are working to help our city recover.  Continue to check our website, Facebook, and Twitter, for further related updates.