Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

As Alamo Heights ISD continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we know there are a lot of questions surrounding the impact of this respiratory disease.  AHISD wants to keep our parents and community informed as we work closely with local health officials, the Texas Education Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC).  We will update the FAQ as needed.

 
What if my child can't return to school in August (for whatever reason)?
AHISD is currently planning what the fall will look like for all students, and we will include accommodations for remote learning when coming to the school is not the best fit for a student's particular circumstances.  We plan to have the remote accommodations - and our entire plan - completed for communication to all parents in mid-July 2020, about a month prior to the start of the school year.

When will we know about what school will look like for the fall 2020?
Our goal is to have a workable plan that the community can support by mid-July, a month prior to the first day of school.

How is AHISD deciding what to do for the reopening of schools in fall 2020?
We have already begun to meet weekly to generate a workable plan.  To help us to develop the best plan, we will convene an advisory team of parents, teachers and students who will convene twice in June and once in July to provide feedback on each iteration of our planning at those particular points in time.

This plan will also include contingencies for how to respond if community outbreaks lead to intermittent school closures.

The CDC, The Texas Education Agency, and the San Antonio/Bexar County COVID-19 Economic Transition Team provide solid public health recommendations from which we can begin.  Likewise, we also have the practical lessons learned by schools in Europe and Asia who have already been through reopening. 

Who will serve on the Re-Entry Advisory Committee?
There will be parent, staff and student representatives who will serve in an advisory capacity on a District Advisory Committee.  This committee will be providing input to the district “work team” who is currently focused on planning around the re-entry to our schools for the Fall 2020.  Staff members on the committee are representative of all campuses, and parents on the committee have previously served on other district leadership teams and also represent all the different campus perspectives.  You can find a listing of the members of this Advisory Committee at the following link:
Re-Entry Advisory Committee

What about extracurricular activities?

If we are not opening our buildings to offer academic services, we will not be hosting or supporting extracurriculars.  While our schools are closed, our extracurriculars will be cancelled/postponed. 

Will student on free/reduced get meals?
Yes.  Our Child Nutrition Department will be providing free meals on a daily basis to students in a drive-thru pick-up location in the back of Alamo Heights Junior School.

Will campus facilities, such as AHJS track and elementary playgrounds, be open to the public during the summer?

The CDC has recommended the community mitigation strategy of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID 19, which includes the deep cleaning of our facilities and the avoidance of congregation in public areas. Moving forward, AHISD will keep these areas locked as part of our effort to participate in our community response to helping to slow the spread of COVID 19. We know you recognize the importance for all of us to work together to protect the overall health of the entire community. 

 





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