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STISD is committed to the nourishment of children within the local communities, and the district continues to serve meals for children 18 and under. 

The district will be modifying its curbside pick-up schedule for meals the week of April 13, 2020. For that week only, the district will serve bundles of meals to the community on Tuesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 16, only. 

Packs of grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals will be available for pick-up by parents between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. each day. Families will receive enough breakfast and lunch meals to serve their children Tuesday through Friday. 

The following week, the district will go back to serving meals on Mondays and Wednesdays only. These meals are provided at no cost to the family, and children do not have to be enrolled within STISD to receive meals. 

STISD will continue the curbside pick-up process at the four campuses where meals are currently being served: 

Edinburg: Gateway to the World Library parking lot- located between South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy and South Texas ISD World Scholars (510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg)

Mercedes: South Texas ISD Health Professions (100 Med High Drive, Mercedes) - loop between Health Professions and Science Academy

Olmito: South Texas ISD Medical Professions (10650 N Expressway 77/83, Olmito) - south side parking lot of the campus, first entrance off of the frontage road

San Benito: South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy (151 S. Helen Moore Rd., San Benito)- parking lot off of Paso Real, in front of cafeteria

To allow for the packaging of several days’ worth of meals, the district will serve meals that can be refrigerated and warmed up. Instructions for storing and reheating will be provided along with each meal.

For additional information, contact Oliver Galvan, Child Nutrition Director, at oliver.galvan@stisd.net or 956.514.4236.



South Texas ISD Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: March 31, 2020

I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I am so proud of our STISD community for your attempts to minimize the spread of this horrible virus by sheltering in place, practicing good hygiene, and by social distancing. We continue to work closely with local, state, and national agencies as we monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Donald Trump recently announced the extension of social distancing until April 30th, 2020. Cameron County and Hidalgo County also issued mandatory "Shelter-in-Place" orders last week that will remain in effect until April 8th and April 10th, respectively. Based upon these updates, the following adjustments will go into effect immediately for STISD:

• Schools will remain closed until further notice.
• Instructional resources and/or support will be provided by your teacher or the campus principal.
• The district will provide five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals through curbside distribution two days each week– Monday and Wednesday. Children are no longer required to accompany parents to pick up meals; however, parents will be asked to present documentation for their children. Please see the district website for further details.
• Designated essential campus staff will continue to report to work Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
• Teachers will continue to prepare for potential long-term flexible learning by ensuring usage of a technology learning platform.
• All staff members must be available remotely from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• All departments will continue to provide campus support for our STISD Community.

Please note that these decisions are based on the latest developments within our region, our state and our nation. Our previous correspondence is also posted on our district website. This situation is continuously evolving, and we will take this day-by-day and make the best decisions for the health and safety of our entire district community. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.

Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of this horrible virus by continuing to take precautionary measures. Please stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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Padres:

El reporte de calificaciones del tercer quartro no sera enviado a casa. Por favor, acceda las calificaciones a través de Infinite Campus. Las calificaciones finales de Q-3 se publicarán el martes a las 12:00 p.m.

Parents:

For quarter 3, report cards will not be mailed home.  Please access grades through Infinite Campus.  Final Q-3 grades will be posted by Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

 

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Any calls from the press or media outlets please contact:

Amanda Odom - 956-514-4255 or amanda.odom@stisd.net

·      Website links also found on STISD website on a revolving banner on the homepage called TAKING PROACTIVE MEASURES CORONAVIRUS LEARN MORE

 (click anywhere on the banner)

 

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL DOING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

·       We have many things in place that are aimed at ensuring a healthy and clean environment:

o   School buses are being sanitized every other day

o   Classrooms already get cleaned on a daily basis but with extra sanitizing in high use areas like door handles and light switches

·       Teachers are being given information to share with students

o   Importance of hand hygiene

§  Which includes a catchy 3-minute rap song with all the information on hand washing

§  Reminding students that they can sing the Happy Birthday song twice to ensure an appropriate time for washing hands

o   Covering coughs and sneezes with an elbow or tissue with hand washing after tissue use

o   Reminding students not to touch their faces which can be portals of entry

o   Reminding students to stay home if they are sick

·       Over 50 posters have been placed in classrooms and through the school with reminders to practice healthy habits related to illness and student wellness

·       Teachers have been and continue to be vigilant in being the eyes and ears for the nurse

o   Students who are not acting like themselves are sent to the nurse for a health check

o   Students who appear ill or are exhibiting signs of illness are sent to the nurse for a health check

o   If students do not want to go to the nurse, they are sent anyway for a health check

·       Front Office Staff are vigilant in reading doctor’s notes to ensure students are attending classes on the day their doctor has determined it is safe to do so


Medical Recommendations

Students who are ill with fever, flu-like illness, or diarrhea/vomiting should stay home at least 24 hours until fever-free without fever-reducing medication, and 24 hours free of diarrhea/vomiting.  Please call your child’s school to report any absence and contact your child’s primary healthcare provider for recommendations.  Students with a fever of 100 degrees or more, flu-like symptoms and diarrhea/vomiting should NOT come to school.

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Open House will be this Thursday 6-8 pm

Chevron Design Challenge student application link

IED students practicing the application of thread-type mechanical fasteners.
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Congratulations STISD Science Academy Race Team for a job well-done!!
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Science Academy Softball Team 2020
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Interested in buying the yearbook?  Click on the link below to purchase.

https://www.balfour.com/texas/mercedes/science-academy-south-texas 

Congratulations to our Science Bowl 
team and their hard work!  We are 
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Congratulations to our Border Patrol Head of the Class recipient Carmine Villarreal! 
We are so proud of you!


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Thank you for representing SCI TECH at the school board appreciation meeting.

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Congratulations
 to Mrs. Ana Cortez, social studies teacher! She completed her Master’s degree in educational leadership on Saturday, December 14th.
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Science Academy Basketball!!
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STISD Superintendent’s Cup basketball tournament champions (boy’s team)!

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Congratulations
 to Haider Ahsan, Sebastian Regener, Krish Patel, Alvaro Mayorga, and Marcello Twirhara on taking first place in the Stock Market Game!

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Science Academy students working on our anti-vaping campaign and cake mining!

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Anti-Vaping Campaign, Sci Tech Style


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South Texas ISD Science Academy Electric Car Club wins runner up at competition


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“We Count” is a new campaign for STISD students regarding civic responsibility and the importance of having a “voice”.  

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The Science Academy Race Team competed in the Texas Greenpower F-24 race in Angleton, TX this past weekend.  The Science Academy Race Team was awarded runner-up.  Congratulations Science Academy!

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