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Experience SAISD          EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTERS
                          ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Enrollment Guide          ACADEMIES
                          MIDDLE SCHOOLS
    2020-21 School Year   HIGH SCHOOLS
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Table of Contents

    Message from the Superintendent and Board of Trustees.................................................................................................................3
    SAISD-at-a-Glance...........................................................................................................................................................................................4
    Keeping Parents Connected..........................................................................................................................................................................5
    Meeting Your Student’s Needs.................................................................................................................................................................... 6
             o Bilingual and ESL Programs
             o Career and Technical Education
             o Early Learning
             o Extended Day Program
             o Family and Community Engagement
             o Gifted and Talented
             o Homeless and Foster Care Support Services
             o School Meals
             o Social Services
             o Special Education
             o Student Health Services
             o Transportation
             o Uniform Assistance
    School Uniform Guidelines.........................................................................................................................................................................10
    How to Enroll.....................................................................................................................................................................................................11
    Enrollment Pathways.................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
    Early Education Options.............................................................................................................................................................................. 13
    Choice Schools and Programs....................................................................................................................................................................14
    Transfer Request............................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
    TEA Accountability Rating System.......................................................................................................................................................... 16
    Child Nutrition Services............................................................................................................................................................................... 17
    School Bus Safety........................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
    Reference Guide.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
    Graduation Plans............................................................................................................................................................................................20
    Schools............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
             o High Schools
             o Middle Schools
             o Academies
             o Elementary Schools
             o Early Childhood Education Centers
             o Schools by Referral
    SAISD Mini Map..............................................................................................................................................................................................78
    Feeder Patterns...............................................................................................................................................................................................80
    Index of Schools..............................................................................................................................................................................................82

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Superintendent’s Message
                      Welcome to the San Antonio Independent School District, where we have been educating children
                      since 1854!

                      I hope you find this Enrollment Guide helpful as you navigate the many options we offer, and learn
                      about our schools and programs designed to best meet the diverse needs of our students.

                      We’re seeing strong academics across our District, and we recently were rated a B by the state. Here
                      at SAISD, our goal is to develop lifelong learners who graduate feeling empowered and equipped to
                      pursue their dreams.
Pedro Martinez,
Superintendent
                      We have high expectations throughout our schools with programs to support our students from
                      their start in full-day prekindergarten all the way through high school graduation. In addition, two
                      alumni support coordinators continue the relationship with students through their first year in
                      college to ensure they are supported and on track toward a college degree.

                      SAISD offers a wide variety of offerings for students to pursue, including career exploration
                      programs, dual language, advanced academics and the International Baccalaureate framework, as
                      well as extensive athletics, fine arts and JROTC/LOTC opportunities.

                      Non-boundary choices by application include magnet programs at the high schools, and a number
                      of schools with diverse areas of focus and learning environments, including single-gender schools,
                      early college high schools, and career-themed, industry-led schools.

                      Along with traditional school models, we also offer academies with non-traditional grade ranges
                      such as PK-8.

                      This guide features details on each SAISD school, as well as information on our services to support
                      students and families.

                      I thank you for taking the time to review this guide and to learn more about what all SAISD has to offer.

                      Sincerely,

                      Pedro Martinez
                      SAISD Superintendent

                      Board of Trustees

                         Patti Radle, President   Arthur V. Valdez, Vice President   Debra Guerrero, Secretary   Ed Garza, Trustee
                               (District 5)                  (District 4)                   (District 3)            (District 7)

                        Steve Lecholop, Trustee    Christina Martinez, Trustee         Alicia Perry, Trustee
                              (District 1)                 (District 6)                     (District 2)

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SAISD-at-a-Glance

                                         Approximately                               Approximately

                                       49,000    7,400
               2019 TEA
                District
                Rating
                                        students employees

                                           Pathways in Technology                       of students participating
                                          Early College High Schools                           in fine arts
                                        Cybersecurity | RN & healthcare

                                                               grant and state funding to provide high-speed
                                                                  fiber internet to all schools and offices

                                   Fiscal Responsibility
                                                  AWARDS
             Association of School Business Officials Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
    Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
                Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award

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Keeping Parents Connected
mySAISD for Parents                                                 issues or potential threats. It is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days
mySAISD is an app and web application available for parents         a week. Download the P3 Campus app or submit tips online at
and guardians of SAISD students to keep track of their child’s      www.p3campus.com. Individuals also may call (210) 227-8477.
school progress. Parents and guardians can access grades,
attendance, assessments, class schedules, school information,       School Bus Stop Locators
student photos, set up mySAISD alerts and more. The mySAISD         Find information such as school bus pickup times and locations
app is available both in English and Spanish. There is a one-       for your home address. On the District’s homepage click the
time registration process that must be completed for each           Transportation icon under Popular Resources. Be sure your child
child in order to access the child’s school information. More       is at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time
information about mySAISD and the registration process is           to ensure they are there when the bus arrives.
available at https://dw.saisd.net/idataportals/mySAISD.aspx.
                                                                    School Bus Safe Stop App
mySAISD for Students                                                SAISD is the only district in Bexar county to offer SafeStop. This
The mySAISD app is now available to SAISD middle and                program provides students in grades 5 and under a badge that
high school students in English and Spanish. Students have          sends a notification to parents alerting them of when their child
access to their grades, attendance, assessments and more. No        gets on and off the bus and their child’s location. The parent can
registration is needed and students can log in using their SAISD    also track the bus location and the estimated time of arrival on
email account. The app is available on Google Play, the Apple       an app. Download the SafeStop app or for a web version visit
App Store or accessible via the mobile web app or full website at   www.safestopapp.com/web.
http://www.saisd.net/mySAISD.
                                                                    School Cafeteria Menus
SchoolMessenger Notifications                                       School cafeteria menus are shared through Nutrislice. Parents
The ability to communicate with parents and guardians is an         may review menus from the Child Nutrition Services’ interactive
important part of the partnership between home and school.          website at www.saisd.nutrislice.com or download the Nutrislice
The District uses a notification system to connect with parents     mobile app from either Google Play or the Apple App Store.
through telephone notifications and email messages. The             In addition to menus, Nutrislice also provides nutritional and
SchoolMessenger system provides notification services for           allergen information.
emergency broadcasts, student attendance alerts, upcoming
school events such as statewide testing and parent meetings,        Social Media Channels
and other communications that may impact the safety and             The District and some campuses use social media channels
academic performance of their child.                                to communicate with parents. Links to social media channels
                                                                    are found on the home pages of the District and participating
School Locator                                                      campuses.
On the home page of the District’s website, parents and
guardians are able to determine the neighborhood schools that
service their home address. This tool is found in the Popular
Resources section of the home page under the Schools icon.

Safe Schools App
This app is available to students, parents or anyone in the
community to anonymously alert the SAISD Police Department
about a wide range of concerns, such as bullying, mental health

IMPORTANT CONTACTS
Office of Access and Enrollment Services                            Family and Community Engagement (210) 554-2210
   Web: www.saisd.net/enroll                                        Gifted and Talented (210) 554-2555
   Email: enroll@saisd.net                                          Homeless & Foster Care Support Services (210) 554-2635
   Phone: (210) 554-2660                                            International Welcome Center (210) 554-2592
   Text: (210) 309-3259                                             School Meals (210) 554-2290
Career and Technical Education (210) 554-2610                       Social Services (210) 554-2635
Dual Language and Bilingual Programs (210) 554-2590                 Special Education (210) 554-2406
Early Learning:
                                                                    Student Health Services (210) 554-2435
  • Head Start (210) 554-2410
                                                                    Transportation (210) 223-9792
  • Pre-Kindergarten (210) 554-2410
  • Kindergarten (210) 554-2660                                     Uniform Assistance (210) 554-2600
Extended Day Program (210) 554-2620

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Meeting Your Student’s Needs
BILINGUAL AND ESL PROGRAMS                                           EARLY LEARNING - (210) 554-2410
(210) 554-2590                                                       Early learning helps young children develop mentally, socially
Dual Language Program                                                and emotionally and prepares them to enter elementary school
The SAISD Dual Language Program provides students with               ready to learn. San Antonio ISD has offerings for children from
the opportunity to develop stronger cognitive and academic           ages 3 to 5.
skills through a rigorous program delivered in Spanish and
                                                                     Early Childhood Education
English that aligns to the District’s standards and curriculum.
                                                                     Our early childhood education programs - including Head
Students excel in all content areas, develop high levels of
                                                                     Start and Pre-Kindergarten - are designed to provide nurturing
academic bilingualism and biliteracy, and develop the strong
                                                                     and stimulating learning environments that support the
sociocultural competence required to respect and appreciate
                                                                     social, emotional, academic and physical development of our
all languages and cultures. The expectation is for all students
                                                                     youngest students and set a strong foundation for kindergarten
graduating from the SAISD Dual Language Program to be
                                                                     readiness and future learning. The SAISD Head Start program is
bilingual, biliterate and multicultural; empowered with higher
                                                                     a partnership between the District and the city.
levels of academic confidence, self-esteem and intercultural
understanding; and prepared with the 21st century skills             In addition, the District has partnered with a team of
necessary for success in higher education and the workforce.         researchers from the University of Texas at Austin in an
                                                                     ambitious, five-year collaboration aimed to redesign early
English as a Second Language
                                                                     childhood education into hands-on, child-centered learning, in
The English as a second language program serves English
                                                                     which each child’s distinctive capabilities and their linguistic
learners in an English-acquisition program through sheltered
                                                                     and cultural backgrounds are seen as assets. The redesign
English instruction. The goal is for English learners to attain
                                                                     initiative, which is known as the Dynamic Innovation for Young
full proficiency in the English language through academic
                                                                     Children, began during the 2018-2019 school year.
content instruction that is linguistically and culturally
responsive in order to participate equitably in school.              The District also partners with four additional universities –
                                                                     Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas A&M San Antonio, Texas
International Welcome Center for English Language Learners,
                                                                     State University, and University of Texas at San Antonio – to
Immigrant and Refugee Students (IWC) - (210) 554-2592
                                                                     hire final-year undergraduate students majoring in education
The International Welcome Center serves English learners, as
                                                                     for their residencies. Each college student serves as a clinical
well as immigrant and refugee students and their families in
                                                                     teaching intern and is paired with an SAISD early childhood
grades Pre-K through 12th grade.
                                                                     education teacher certified in the specific area that the student
Located at the Pickett Family Center, 1931 E. Houston St., center    is seeking, such as Early Childhood through 6th grade or that
staff members work with families of students who are speakers        grade range plus Bilingual.
of a language other than English, new to the District, and who
                                                                     See page 13 for information on how to enroll in our Head Start
are new to U.S. schools.
                                                                     and Pre-Kindergarten programs.
International Welcome Center staff members administer
the state-required Oral Language Proficiency Test (OLPT)             Kindergarten
to identify eligibility for program services and provide             Kindergarten at SAISD builds a firm foundation for each child’s
information about the bilingual/ESL programs offered in              future success. SAISD’s state-certified teachers are dedicated to
SAISD. Additional services provided by the center include            providing outstanding educational opportunities and resources
referrals to the EL counselor for transcript analysis and referral   for all of our students. To be eligible for kindergarten, children
to the center manager for access to district and community           must be 5 years old on or before September 1.
resources. Families receive information on where to obtain
                                                                     Curriculum Components:
immunizations, student uniform assistance, ESL education
                                                                       • Reading and writing
for adults, parent engagement opportunities, and other wrap-
around services.                                                       • Mathematics and science
                                                                       • Social studies
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
PROGRAMS - (210) 554-2610                                              • Special classes: art, music, physical education
The Career and Technical Education program provides students
with opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience in
diverse careers, including high-demand STEM areas, while also
preparing them for college. Every traditional SAISD high school
offers multiple career pathways. Students in these programs
have the opportunity for real-world experiences through
internships or job shadowing and industry certifications.

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Keys to Success:                                                   FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT -
  • Strong Academics - Fundamentals are taught through 		          (210) 554-2210
    hands-on activities that inspire curiosity and exploration     The Office of Family and Community Engagement provides free
    inside and outside the classroom.                              parent workshops, information on how to become a volunteer,
  • Social Development - Skills important for lifelong success     and connects families to the many resources the District
    such as collaboration, communication, independence, and        offers. On campuses, Family and Community Engagement
    more are practiced daily in our kindergarten classrooms.       specialists develop and implement programs and strategies to
                                                                   engage parents and the community as partners, with a focus on
  • Nurturing Environment - Skilled staff members provide          continually improving the academic performance of students.
    various types of support for students.

  • Nutritious Breakfast and Lunch - SAISD students receive        GIFTED AND TALENTED - (210) 554-2555
    their breakfast and lunch at no cost.                          The District is committed to providing services for students
                                                                   who have demonstrated complex thinking skills and a need
  • Parent Engagement - Parents are invited to join in the fun     for academic challenge. Universal screening is provided for all
    during campus family nights, enriching class field trips and   students in 1st and 5th grades, and students in any grade may also
    other celebrations throughout the school year. There are       be referred by their teachers or parents. Based on results of an
    many ways for parents to get involved.                         assessment process, a committee identifies and invites students
    (Contact individual campuses for more information.)            to participate in services.

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM - (210) 554-2620                              Classroom teachers are trained in understanding and meeting
Extended Day learning opportunities for elementary and             the needs of gifted learners and provide differentiation for
secondary students are available at approximately 70               students in the general classroom setting.
campuses and for students in grades kindergarten through
                                                                   Elementary school: Students are placed in clusters with
8th grade. More than 6,000 seats are available each year in a
                                                                   a teacher who is trained in meeting the needs of gifted
safe and supportive after-school environment. All students
                                                                   learners. Instructional specialists provide pull-out enrichment
receive dinner and a snack, and programs are facilitated by
                                                                   instruction focused around a curriculum framework that
experienced program providers: the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club,
                                                                   includes student interest and independent research.
and the Greater San Antonio All Stars. The city of San Antonio
charges a one-time fee, based on a sliding scale. The Extended     Middle school: Students are clustered into advanced-level
Day information for the specific campuses is indicated in the      courses by strength area with a teacher who is trained in
school descriptions at the back of the enrollment guide.           meeting the needs of gifted learners. Principals select from
                                                                   a menu of services that are provided by an instructional
In partnership with the City of San Antonio, this program offers
                                                                   specialist. Options include quarterly pullouts, Duke TIP
continued learning through a variety of hands-on activities
                                                                   preparation, online classroom, and teacher support with
including:
                                                                   differentiation.
   • Homework assistance in all subjects
                                                                   High school: Students are enrolled in at least one advanced
  • Continued academic development in reading and
                                                                   academic learning experience and participate in an online
		mathematics
                                                                   community for gifted learners. An instructional specialist leads
 • Reinforcement of academic standards to meet or exceed           quarterly student meetings focused on the social-emotional
		state testing                                                    needs of gifted students and college and career readiness.
 • Hands-on STEM/STEAM activities such as coding and
		rocketry

  • Designing arts and craft projects
  • Participation in recreational activities such as iPlay

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Meeting Your Student’s Needs - continued
HOMELESS AND FOSTER CARE SUPPORT                                    SCHOOL MEALS - (210) 554-2290
SERVICES - (210) 554 -2635                                          As part of SAISD’s participation in the federal Child Nutrition
Homeless support services: The McKinney-Vento Education             program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all
Assistance Act is a federal law that provides services to           students receive breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of
families and unaccompanied youth who live in temporary              ability to pay. Supper and after-school snack also are available
housing situations due to loss of housing. Educational rights       to students at no cost at sites participating in an after-school
are parent-driven and are in the best interest of the child based   academic program.
on parental choice.
                                                                    All menu items and foods served to the students meet and/
Educational rights for students in homeless situations:             or exceed the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of
    • Identification of students                                    Agriculture. Menu items and recipes are student selected and
    • Immediate enrollment                                          approved through various student events such as the Food
                                                                    Extravaganza and other student samplings. District recipes
    • Removal of barriers to school enrollment, including 		        are developed in collaboration with the Culinary Institute of
		enrollment documentation
                                                                    America (CIA) at San Antonio and input from SAISD’s own
    • School selection                                              culinary students.
    • Transportation assistance (school bus or VIA
		Metropolitan Transit)                                             Menus can be viewed by campus using the department’s
    • Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition                interactive website and app, which provides not only the
                                                                    menus, but also nutritional and allergen information. To
Students in foster care: These are students who are under the       access these, download the Nutrislice app or visit
conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective          www.saisd.nutrislice.com
Services (DFPS). Students may be placed in a foster or kinship
care. Decisions, in the best interest of the child, are to be       SOCIAL SERVICES - (210) 554-2635
made by the foster or kinship guardian or DFPS Educational          Social workers provide social and emotional support to
Specialist.                                                         enhance the academic growth of all students. Social workers
                                                                    are a link between the home, school and community. School
Educational rights for students in the conservatorship of DFPS      social workers promote personal success and enhance academic
are identified in Title 1, Part A:                                  performance by removing social and emotional barriers.
    • Identification of students                                       •   Family support services
    • Immediate enrollment                                             •   Crisis intervention
    • Removal of barriers to school enrollment, including 		           •   Home visits
		enrollment documentation
                                                                       •   Community agency information and referrals
    • Eligible to attend the previous school
                                                                       •   Collaboration with school staff, community agencies
    • Transportation assistance to the previous school attended            and organizations
		 (school bus or VIA Metropolitan Transit)
                                                                       •   Advocacy for students and parents
    • Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition
                                                                       •   Parent conferences
                                                                       •   Individual and family counseling
                                                                       •   Other related services

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SPECIAL EDUCATION - (210) 554-2406                                     TRANSPORTATION - (210) 223-9792
The District is committed to the success of every student and          The Transportation Department serves the students of SAISD
recognizes that because each student is unique, a one size fits        by providing safe transportation between school and home for
all educational program is insufficient to meet the needs of all       those who are eligible to ride the bus, according to the following
of our students. Some students will need different supports            guidelines:
than others, and fulfilling this charge will necessitate a
teamwork and all-in approach.                                             • Students who attend schools within their attendance
                                                                            boundaries and who reside two or more miles from their
SAISD promotes inclusion and supports students with                         assigned campuses are eligible for transportation at
disabilities in gaining college and career readiness and                    District designated stops.
independent living skills through a rigorous, nurturing learning          • Students who attend a Magnet Program or Choice School
environment, high-quality instruction, and support services that             are provided transportation to and from their
enable students to reach their full potential.                               neighborhood school.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES - (210) 554-2435                                  • Students who have cognitive limitations, physical
Student Health Services implements programs and provides                     limitations or emotional difficulties are eligible for special
services designed to reduce health-related barriers to learning,             education transportation. A parent will need to complete
promote each student’s optimal level of wellness and empower                 an Admission, Review and Dismissal/Individualized
students and their families with the knowledge and skills                    Education Program meeting that is held at the student’s
needed to achieve lifelong health and wellness. Programs                     campus.
focus on prevention, early identification, referral and case
                                                                          • SAISD provides students experiencing homelessness
management of health issues having the potential to negatively
                                                                             with transportation to and from the school of origin at
impact school attendance and academic success. Please see
                                                                             the request of a parent or guardian. This request may be
your school nurse for a referral to available in-district facilities
                                                                             made at the student’s campus.
for preventive care.
                                                                          • All students who participate in field trips or a range of
Immunization Requirements                                                    extracurricular programs – from academics to athletics
Texas state law requires students attending school to be                     and music – are provided transportation to and from
immunized against certain vaccine preventable diseases.                      school-related activities.
Parents are encouraged to get children vaccinated before
school starts. Students cannot go to school without the proper         UNIFORM ASSISTANCE - (210) 554-2600
documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or          All District students must be attired in a uniform of black or
conscientious exemption.                                               khaki bottoms and a white top, or alternate school-approved
                                                                       colored shirt. For uniform assistance, call (210) 554-2600.
In addition to receiving the required immunizations at the
doctor’s office, families may also receive their children’s
immunizations, including for the flu, at the following low-cost
or no-cost vaccine locations:
  • CentroMed: (210) 922-7000
  • Christus Pediatric Mobile Clinic: (210) 954-3764
  • CommuniCare: (210) 233-7000
  • University Health System: (210) 358-8255
  • Metro Health: (210) 207-8894

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School Uniform Guidelines
                                                                                          Guías de consulta del uniforme escolar  Here’s what you’ll need to know to get your children
                                                                                                                                   “dressed for success” in time for back-to-school.
                                                                                                                          Students in all grades must wear uniforms. Items may be purchased
                                                                                                                            at any store as long as items meet all dress code requirements.

                                                                                                                            Aquí le informamos lo que necesita para que sus niños se vistan
                                                                                                                             apropiadamente justo a tiempo para el regreso de la escuela.
                                                                                                                              Los estudiantes de todos los grados deberán usar uniformes.
                                                                                                                          Las prendas del uniforme podrán ser compradas en cualquier tienda,
                                                                                                                             siempre y cuando llenen los requisitos del código de vestuario.

                     The SAISD School Uniform /El uniforme escolar de SAISD                                                                                                                     • Alternate school-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  approved shirts
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with collars in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the school colors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Camisas en
                                                                                                                                                                                                  colores alternativos
                                                                                                                                                                                                  con cuello aprobadas
                                                                                                                                                                                                  por algunas escuelas.

                                   • KHAKI or BLACK trousers, Capri pants, shorts, skirts,     • WHITE long-and short-sleeved blouses and shirts
                                     skorts and jumpers.                                         with collars.
                                   • Pantalones, shorts, pantalones Capri, faldas, skorts y    • Blusas/camisas de manga corta o larga y con
                                     yómpers en color KHACKI o NEGRO.                            cuello en color BLANCO.
                                  Contact campus administrator for details. / Consulte con su escuela para más detalles.
Khaki pants, Capri pants, shorts, skirts     No visible drawstrings on pants, shorts,                                        Los pantalones, shorts, pantalones Capri,        No debe de haber correas o tirantes visibles
and jumpers must fit well and not be          or skorts.                                                                      faldas y yómpers del color caqui deben de        en los pantalones, shorts, o skorts.
oversized or undersized. Pants and                                                                                           ser de la talla correcta. No deben ser ni
                                                                                                                             muy grandes ni muy chicos. Todos los             Todas las prendas de vestir deben de tener
shorts must fit at the waist and must         All clothing must be hemmed. No cut-                                                                                             bastilla. No se permiten cortes a mano sin
                                             offs, side cuts or rolled-up cuffs. Cuffs                                          pantalones y shorts deben de ser usados
not sag. “Stone” or “white” khaki is not                                                                                     a la cintura y no deben de “colgar.” Los         bastillas, cortes diagonales o bastillas
allowed.                                     must be tailored and tacked/sewn at the                                                                                          remangadas. Todas las bastillas deben de
                                             seams.                                                                          variados del color caqui en los colores
                                                                                                                             piedra “stone” o blanco “white” no son           estar cosidas en los bordes.
Uniform pants must be straight-legged,
                                             Shirts must fit well and not be oversized                                        permitidos.                                      Las camisas deben de ser de la talla
and pockets must be the standard front
pockets. No “baggies” or loose-fit pants      or undersized. Shirts must have collars,                                        Los pantalones deben de ser de piernas           adecuada, ni muy grandes ni muy chicas.
are permitted. Cargo pants (with pockets     and may be polo-style or dress-style.                                           de corte recto, y los bolsillos deben de         Éstas deben de tener cuello y pueden ser
on the side of the leg), overalls, bell                                                                                      ser los bolsillos estándares en el frente de     de estilo polo o de vestir.
bottoms, or wide-leg styles are not          All shirts must be tucked in, except for                                        la prenda. Los pantalones “abombados”
                                             those with a wide (approximately three-                                                                                          Todas las camisas deben de estar fajadas,
uniform pants and are not permitted.                                                                                         o excesivamente grandes no están                 con la excepción de aquellas con una
                                             inch) band at the bottom that are meant                                         permitidos.                                      banda ancha (aproximadamente 3”) en el
Shorts, skirts and skorts must be no         to be worn out.                                                                                                                  borde inferior que están hechas para ser
shorter than three inches above the knee.                                                                                    Shorts, faldas y skorts no deben de ser
                                             Students wearing uniforms and uniform                                           más cortos que tres pulgadas arriba de la        usadas sin fajarse.
For enforcement purposes, pockets on
shorts, skirts, or skorts must also be       components must also conform to                                                 rodilla. Para propósitos de reglamento,          Los estudiantes en uniforme también deben
standard front pockets; no “cargo” styles    all other dress code requirements as                                            bolsillos en los shorts, faldas o skorts deben   de cumplir con los requisitos mencionados
are permitted. Also, to be considered        outlined in the SAISD Parent/Student                                            de ser de bolsillo normal: no se permiten de     en el SAISD Manual de los Padres de
shorts rather than pants, the length         Handbook.                                                                       estilo cargo. Además para ser considerados       Familia y Estudiantes.
cannot extend below the knee.                                                                                                como shorts y no pantalones, el nivel o
                                                                                                                             medida no debe de sobrepasar las rodillas.
No manufacturers’ logos or brand names       San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on                Ningún logo o marca del fabricante puede
may be visible. If visible when purchased,   the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in      ser visible en el uniforme. Si la prenda de      Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio de no discriminar
they must be removed.                        providing education services, activities, and programs, including
                                             vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act        vestir tiene algún logo o marca comercial
                                                                                                                                                                              por motivos de raza, religión, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en
                                                                                                                                                                              sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requiere el
                                             of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972;            deben de ser quitados antes de usarse en         Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX
                                                                                                                                                                              de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de
                                             section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.                      la escuela.                                      Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.

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How to Enroll
For more than 100 years, SAISD has provided a sound educational      Families are encouraged to research the schools in our District
foundation for generations of students. The District provides a      and select the one that best fits the needs of your child.
comprehensive instructional program and related services for
students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, with a wide       The Office of Access and Enrollment Services is here to assist
variety of extracurricular programs and academic offerings.          you with your school search. Contact them with any questions
                                                                     via phone at (210) 554-2660, email at enroll@saisd.net or text at
Along with traditional school models, the District also offers       (210) 309-3259.
academies comprising non-traditional grade ranges such as
PK-8. SAISD also has a number of specialized open-enrollment
schools and magnet programs available to students across
Bexar County.

REGISTRATION NEEDS
Families should have the following items prepared to complete registration. Social Security Card is optional.
Items can be entered into the account in multiple ways:
         Uploaded directly to the online SchoolMint registration account from home
         Brought to the Office of Access and Enrollment Services
         Brought to the campus

                                         PROVIDE ONE FROM EACH CATEGORY

         GUARDIAN                      CHILD’S                           PROOF OF                        IMMUNIZATION
         PHOTO ID                   PROOF OF AGE                         RESIDENCY                          RECORD
 • Passport                         • Birth certificate              • Waived for McKinney               • Must be up-to-date
                                                                       Vento families
 • Driver’s license                 • Baptism certificate                                                • Will be verified by school
                                                                     • Lease agreement or                  nurse
 • State issued ID                  • Passport                        mortgage statement

 • Other government                                                  • Utility, cable or internet bill
   issued ID
                                                                     • Verification of Address form
                                                                       (if living with another person)

TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PACKET:

     1     Log in to SchoolMint @ saisdenroll.schoolmint.net
              Current SAISD student: Enter SchoolMint user name & password
              New student: Call (210) 554-2660 to create SchoolMint account
    2      Select “2020-2021”, enter child’s name, enter grade and click “NEXT”
    3      Select “REGISTER” and click “NEXT”
    4      Select your neighborhood school and click “NEXT”
    5      Complete the registration forms, upload necessary documents and click “SUBMIT”

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Enrollment Pathways
                               SAISD HAS THREE PATHWAYS FOR ENROLLMENT

            ATTEND YOUR                                  APPLY FOR A
      NEIGHBORHOOD                               CHOICE SCHOOL                                       REQUEST A
          SCHOOL                                  OR PROGRAM
                                                                                                     TRANSFER

     • Convenient location                    • Different types of academic models          • Addresses family needs
                                                (Dual language, single gender,                 (Keep siblings together, curriculum,
     • Great programs and teachers              early college, Montessori, International       moved, crisis, etc.)
                                                Baccalaureate, etc.)
     • Guaranteed for all living in 		                                                      • Open to all
       SAISD boundaries                       • Open to all                                    (Regardless of academic background
                                                (Regardless of academic background             or address)
                                                or address)

                                             TO FIND OUT WHICH NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL
                                             YOUR ADDRESS IS ZONED FOR:

                                              1 Go to the SAISD Address Lookup site:
                                             		https://dw.saisd.net/idataportals/AddressLookup.aspx

                                              2 Enter your address

                                              3 Register for the school that applies to your grade level on SchoolMint
 NEIGHBORHOOD
 SCHOOL                                      In certain circumstances, students enroll in campuses other
                                             than their zoned home school:
 Every address in the SAISD
                                             Bilingual Hub Campuses
 boundary is zoned to a school               English language learners are assigned to a bilingual hub campus as an alternative
 for PK-12th grade                           to their zoned home school in order to participate in a dual language program.

      • Elementary (PK/K‑5/6)                Enrollment Capping Procedure
      • Middle (6‑8)                         When the average class size for grade levels reaches a certain student-to-teacher
      • Academy (PK/K‑8)                     ratio, the District caps enrollment for that grade level at that campus.
      • High (9‑12)                          Capping grade levels ensures manageable classrooms and effective use of
                                             available resources.

                                             New students enrolling at schools with capped grades are assigned to another
                                             campus, and transportation provided if needed, with the ability to enroll at the
                                             zoned home school for the following year.

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Early Education Options
       SAISD HAS TWO ENROLLMENT OPTIONS FOR 3- AND 4-YEAR-OLDS BY SEPTEMBER 1

                      HEAD START                                              PRE-KINDERGARTEN
         • Full day, tuition free, all meals included,                   • Full day, tuition free, all meals included,
           transportation provided                                         transportation provided

         • Available at certain neighborhood schools                     • Available at most neighborhood schools

         • Available at Early Childhood Education                        • Available at Gonzales Early Childhood
          Centers                                                         Education Center

         • Must meet poverty income criteria to qualify                  • Choice School options include dual language
                                                                          and Montessori

                                                                         • Priority enrollment to 4-year-olds meeting
                                                                           TEA qualifying criteria

                                                                         • All other enrollment for 3- and 4-year-olds
                                                                          pending space availability

HEAD START REGISTRATION                                           PRE-K REGISTRATION
The SAISD Head Start program is a partnership between the         The state of Texas outlines qualifying criteria for Pre-K students
school district and the City of San Antonio.                      for funding purposes.

The program provides an approved Pre-Kindergarten                 SAISD prioritizes enrollment for 4-year-old students that meet
curriculum and wraparound services for all enrolled.              qualifying criteria. All other students are enrolled pending
                                                                  space availability.
Head Start qualifying criteria
  • Must be 3- or 4-years-old on or before September 1            Pre-Kindergarten qualifying criteria
  • Family meets Head Start income guidelines                        • Turn 3- or 4-years-old on or before September 1
  • Family lives within the SAISD attendance zone                                   AND meets one of the following:
                                                                     •   Homeless
Head Start enrollment process                                        •   Foster student in the state of Texas
                                                                     •   Qualifies for free or reduced priced lunch
The Head Start enrollment process has two steps:
                                                                     •   Participates in SNAP, TANF or Medicaid program
Step 1: Complete the Head Start qualification process                •   Dependent of United States military
Step 2: Complete the SAISD registration process
                                                                     •   Dependent of Star of Texas recipient
                                                                     •   Limited English speaker

                                                                  Pre-Kindergarten prioritized enrollment timeline
                                                                     • 4-year-olds that meet state qualifying criteria
                                                                     • 3-year-olds that meet state qualifying criteria
                                                                  		 (pending space availability, one week after school begins)
                                                                   • 4-year-olds that do not meet state qualifying criteria
                                                                  		 (pending space availability, two weeks after school begins)
                                                                   • 3-year-olds that do not meet state qualifying criteria
                                                                  		 (pending space availability, three weeks after school begins)

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Choice Schools & Programs
SAISD recognizes that education is not a one-size-fits-all           Offers Announced: Feb. 12, 2020
package and offers more opportunities than any other Bexar           Applicants that submitted an application prior to the deadline
County area school district for students to pursue special           should expect to receive an email, text, and/or mail notification
interests and career goals or to fit their individual learning       of their application status no later than Friday, Feb. 22, 2020.
styles.
                                                                     Deadline To Accept An Offer: Feb. 28, 2020
SAISD’s Choice Schools and Programs typically showcase a             Applicants that receive an offer for admission must accept their
single-anchor model around which all teaching and learning           seat before the deadline in order to proceed to the registration
happens. Offerings also include Magnet Programs for a fast-          process. If no action is taken, the seat will be forfeited and given
track to college and career, with the opportunity to earn up to 45   to a student on the waitlist. Applicants in waitlist status should
hours of college credit (college credits include both dual-credit    take no action at this time.
and AP classes) by graduation.
                                                                     Waitlist Offers Announced: March 3, 2020
Generally, lotteries are hosted for entry grades at Choice Schools   Applicants notified of an offer from the waitlist typically have
and Programs. Typically, for elementary schools, entry grades        two days from the time of notification to accept their seat.
are PK and kindergarten; middle school entry grade is 6th grade;
high school entry grade is 9th grade. Lotteries are blind,           Round 2 Application Window Opens: March 26, 2020
randomized and conducted at the District level. Applications for     Second opportunity to submit an application for select Choice
non-lottery grades will be placed on a waitlist, and applicants      Schools and Programs that still have seats available for 2020-
will be accepted based on seat availability for that grade.          2021. Apply online at www.saisd.net/apply.

Enrollment in Choice Schools and Programs is open to students
across Bexar County by application: www.saisd.net/apply

2020-2021 Application Window: Nov. 5, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020
Interested students must submit an application to be considered
for admission into SAISD’s Choice Schools or Magnet Programs.
Applicants that submit an application after the closing of the
window will be automatically added to the waitlist for that
school.

                                              TO APPLY FOR A CHOICE SCHOOL OR PROGRAM:

                                               1 Go to the SAISD Choice site: www.saisdchoice.com

                                               2 Click on “APPLY” or “APPLY NOW”

                                               3 Login to SchoolMint
                                              		Current SAISD student: Enter SchoolMint user name & password
                                              		New student: Call (210) 554-2660 to create SchoolMint account

                                               4 Select “2020-2021”, enter child’s name, enter grade and click “NEXT”
  CHOICE SCHOOL
                                               5 Select “CHOICE” and click “NEXT”
                                              		Select up to 3 schools and rank your preferences.
  Choice Schools and Programs                  6
                                              		Ranking is for information purposes only.
  are open enrollment schools or

                                               7 Complete application questions and click “SUBMIT”
  programs that accept students
  regardless of where they live.

  Seats are filled through a
  lottery and waitlist process
  based on space availability.

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Transfer Requests

                                            TO SUBMIT A TRANSFER REQUEST:

                                             1 Log in to SchoolMint @ saisdenroll.schoolmint.net
                                            		Current SAISD student: Enter SchoolMint user name & password
                                            		New student: Call (210) 554-2660 to create SchoolMint account

                                             2 Select “2020-2021”, enter child’s name, enter grade and click “NEXT”

                                             3 Select “TRANSFER” and click “NEXT”

                                             4 Select school as “TRANSFER REQUEST” and click “NEXT”
  TRANSFER
                                             5 Complete transfer request questions and click “SUBMIT”
  REQUEST
  Students in and out of district
  who want to attend a different
  neighborhood school may
  submit a transfer request.

  Transfer requests are pending
  space availability and principal
  approval.

TRANSFER REQUEST

Current SAISD Students                                          New to SAISD Students
Students zoned to SAISD who want to attend a different          Students residing outside of SAISD boundaries may submit
neighborhood school may submit a transfer request.              a transfer request to attend a neighborhood school. Transfer
                                                                requests are pending space availability and principal approval.
  • Non-crisis requests must be submitted during the transfer
		   window and approved by the requested principal                • Transfer requests must be submitted within five business
  • Transfer window opens January 11 – May 27, 2020             		    days of initial enrollment
  • Crisis requests may be submitted at any time and are           • Requests are pending space availability and must be
		 reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the         		    approved by the principal of the requested school
		 Office of Access and Enrollment Services                        • Transfer requests are submitted online through
 • Transfer requests are submitted online through               		 SchoolMint
		 SchoolMint

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TEA Accountability Rating System
DISTRICT AND SCHOOLS                                                 DISTINCTION DESIGNATIONS
Ratings in this enrollment guide reflect the 2018-2019 Texas         Schools that received A-D ratings for 2019 were eligible for
Education Agency (TEA) Accountability Rating System, the             special honors called Distinctions. There were seven possible
most current rating at the time of printing. In the 2018-19 school   distinctions:
year, both districts and campuses received A-F ratings.                 • Academic Achievement in English Language Arts
                                                                     		 (ELA) / Reading
SAISD earned a B in 2019. Individual                                    • Academic Achievement in
school ratings are indicated in the school                                                                         For 2019,
                                                                              Mathematics
descriptions of this enrollment guide.       SAISD earned a             • Academic Achievement in             42 SAISD schools
The TEA looked at the following areas          “B” in 2019           		      Science                           earned 1 or more
in determining a school or district’s                                   • Academic Achievement in
                                                                     		      Social Studies                      Distinctions
accountability rating:
                                                                        • Top 25 Percent: Student Progress
Student Achievement                                                     • Top 25 Percent: Closing
  • STAAR Performance at Approaches, Meets and                                Performance Gaps
		     Masters Grade Level                                              • Postsecondary Readiness
     • Graduation Rate (District and HS Only)
     • College, Career and Military Readiness Rate                   For 2019, 42 SAISD schools earned one or more Distinctions.
		     (District and HS Only)                                        Distinctions earned by SAISD schools in 2019 are indicated in
                                                                     the school descriptions of the enrollment guide.
Student Progress
  • Individual student growth in Reading and Math                    STUDENTS
  • Student Achievement scores measured against                      The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
		     Economic Disadvantaged Percentage                             (STAAR) program includes annual assessments for:
                                                                        • Reading and Mathematics, Grades 3–8
Closing Performance Gaps                                                • Writing at Grades 4 and 7
  • Achievement in Reading and Math                                     • Science at Grades 5 and 8
  • Student Growth in Reading and Math (ES/MS)                          • Social Studies at Grade 8
		     or Federal Graduation Rate (HS)                                  • End-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I,
     • English Language Proficiency (current ELL students only)      		 English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History
     • Student Achievement Performance by Group (ES/MS) or
		     College, Career and Military Readiness Rate by Group (HS)     TEA publishes STAAR report cards for all students every year to
                                                                     highlight proficiency, growth and improvement. There are four
                                                                     possible performance levels that represent how well students
                                                                     have learned grade-level content.

                                                                       • Masters Grade Level: Mastery of the course knowledge
                                                                     		    and skills is shown – student is on-track for college
                                                                     		    and career readiness.
                                                                       •   Meets Grade Level: Strong knowledge of course
                                                                     		    content – student is prepared to progress to next grade.
                                                                       •   Approaches Grade Level: Some knowledge of course
                                                                     		    content, but may be missing critical elements –
                                                                     		    student needs additional support in the coming year.
                                                                       •   Did Not Meet Grade Level: No basic understanding
                                                                     		    of course expectations is shown – student may need
                                                                     		    significant support in the coming year.

                                                                     Parents may learn more by visiting TexasAssessment.com

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The mission of the SAISD Child Nutrition Services Department is to enhance the learning
and health of children by nourishing their bodies and minds through the availability of
healthy, nutritious and appetizing meals. All meals offered to students in San Antonio ISD are
free of charge, so encourage your students to come eat every day!

DID YOU KNOW?
SAISD offers breakfast, lunch, after-school snack,
after-school supper and summer meals. Meals are
served at 95 District sites. Approximately
90,000 student meals are served daily – that’s

                                                                  Nutrition Facts
16 million meals per year!

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School Bus Safety Stop Arm
                             Camera Program
                              S A N      A N T O N I O   I N D E P E N D E N T         S C H O O L   D I S T R I C T

                                               SAISD has contracted with                 vehicle. The red flashing lights
 HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS                          American Traffic Solutions                inform other vehicles to stop.
                                               (ATS) to install its Stop Arm             Why is this type of enforcement
                                               Safety Camera System on                   needed?
                                               SAISD route buses.                        Violations are automatically
                                                                                         detected, allowing the bus driver
                                                             FAQs                        to focus on driving. Photo-
                                               Why has SAISD implemented a               enforcement systems allow for
                                               school bus safety camera program?         continuous law enforcement
                                               Today, parents have enough reasons        while police officials focus on
                                               to worry about their children’s           other high-priority needs.
                                               safety — sending them to school           See more at www.saisd.net/bussafety
                                               should not be one of them. It is
                                               illegal and also dangerous for a              K N O W T H E L AW
                                               vehicle to pass a stopped school
                                               bus. The goal of the program is
                                               to improve safety for students
                                               who ride school buses. We are
      Violation Detection and
 1    License Plate Cameras
                                               committed to reducing violations,
                                               collisions and injuries to keep our
                                               community safe.

      Stop Arm Violation Overview              What do I do if I receive a notice?
2     Camera
                                               To pay online, go to
                                               www.ViolationInfo.com and logon
                                               with the information provided on
                                               the notice.
Step 1: When the school bus stop arm
        is deployed, the camera                How much is the fine?
        automatically detects a vehicle        Violators will be assessed a $300
        passing the bus in either direction.   penalty. This is a civil penalty that
                                               does not affect a driving record nor
                                               is it reported to insurance
Step 2: A video of the violation is recorded
                                               companies.
        and still images of the vehicle’s
        license plate are captured.            When and where do I stop for a
                                               school bus?
Step 3: The violation video and license        When a school bus stops and
        plate images are then reviewed         alternating red flashing lights
                                               are active, drivers must stop. You
        by SAISD law enforcement
                                               should stop at least 20 feet from the
        officials for approval prior to a
                                               front and 20 feet from the rear of the
        citation being issued.                 school vehicle.

Step 4: If SAISD law enforcement               What is the flashing light system?
        approves the violation, a              Amber Flashing Lights: Located on
                                               the top of the school vehicle. Their
        violation notice is issued and
                                               purpose is to warn other motorists
        mailed to the vehicle owner.
                                               of the school vehicle preparing to
                                               stop. Red Flashing Lights: Also
                                               located on the top of the school
Reference Guide
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Academies - Schools with non-traditional grade                        Early College High Schools - Enables students to earn up to
configurations, such as PK-8, K-8, 6-12, PK-12 and more.              60 hours of college credit, tuition free, with the opportunity
                                                                      to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at the
AVID - College-readiness system known as Advancement Via              same time.
Individual Determination that accelerates student learning
using research-based methods. Students gain organizational            International Baccalaureate - IB programmes are recognized
and note-taking skills to promote student achievement.                worldwide for their rigorous academic and personal standards
                                                                      and their focus on preparing students to be active, lifelong
CAST Schools - The Centers for Applied Science & Technology           learners. SAISD has five IB World Schools and four IB-candidate
(CAST) is a San Antonio-based network of career-themed                schools.
high schools focused on experiential learning and industry
mentorship.                                                           Neighborhood Schools - A traditional school with well-
                                                                      rounded academic offerings, fine arts and athletic programs,
Choice Programs or Schools - Schools or programs                      as well as family and community engagement. Serves an
including in-district charters and magnet programs, which             attendance boundary.
provide the opportunity for students to tap more deeply into
their specific interests and aspirations. These schools are open
                                                                      P-TECH - Pathways in Technology Early College High School
to students across Bexar County and require an application.
                                                                      (P-TECH) is a new educational model approved by the Texas
                                                                      Legislature in 2017 that provides students the opportunity to
Distinction Designations – Distinction designations are
                                                                      earn a high school diploma, an industry-specific associate
awarded annually to campuses by the Texas Education Agency
                                                                      degree, certifications and work-based training around high-
based on achievement relative to a group of campuses of
                                                                      demand career fields. Acronym may vary based on industry
similar type, size, and student demographics. Awards may
                                                                      focus. For instance, H-TECH stands for Healthcare Pathways in
be given in the areas of Academic Achievement in English
                                                                      Technology Early College High School.
Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, or Social
Studies, Top 25 Percent: Student Progress, Top 25 Percent:
Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.                 Special Education Acronyms:
                                                                      ACE - Alternate Curriculum Environment
Dual Language – An effective approach to develop language             BCM - Behavior Coach Model
proficiency and literacy in English and Spanish. The program          BSC - Behavior Support Classroom
integrates native English speakers and native Spanish speakers        ECSE - Early Childhood Special Education
for academic content instruction in both languages.                   GEC - General Education Connection
                                                                      PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
Early Childhood Education Centers - Full-day learning                 RDSPD - Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
laboratories for 3- and 4-year-old children, which provide the Head
Start program and/or the District’s pre-kindergarten program.

EXPLANATION OF ICONS
           Breakfast                                                       Dual Language
           Students receive breakfast at no cost.                          Program that focuses on dual language immersion.
                                                                           Some programs require an application.

           Lunch                                                           Head Start
           Students receive lunch at no cost.                              Federally funded program providing a full day
                                                                           of early childhood education to promote school
                                                                           readiness for qualifying 3 and 4 year olds. The
           Supper                                                          program in SAISD is in partnership with the City of
           Supper is available to students at no cost                      San Antonio’s Department of Human Services.
           at participating sites.

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