Thanksgiving message from Dr. Gutierrez

Superintendent's video blog November 2020


Greetings Seguin ISD and welcome to the holiday season.


The November video blog arrives on the cusp of Seguin ISD closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I wish our school community a restful break and encourage everyone to engage in safe practices to help slow the spread of COVID. Do your part by wearing a mask, social distance and wash your hands frequently. I look forward to seeing all of our students and staff upon our return on Nov. 30.


In an effort to help keep you informed, I will host a virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. to update the Seguin ISD community on case numbers, daily operations and of course our face-to-face and remote learning. Please attend by visiting The passcode is 899282.


As you know, on a daily basis we are navigating the challenges of educating students face-to-face and remotely as the COVID pandemic continues to affect our day-to-day operations.


This week, I visited campuses to experience firsthand the challenges that come with new circumstances. I continue to be amazed with the resilience and dedication that staff continue to put forth each day to meet the new and unique needs of the students we serve.


One afternoon I was the substitute teacher in Megan Anderson’s kindergarten classroom at Vogel Elementary School. The following day I served food from the cafeteria lunch line to our Seguin High School students. The next day I travelled on a school bus route for our McQueeney Elementary students and I wrapped up the week assisting Ms. Dora, our custodian at Rodriguez Elementary School.


I am extremely proud of how our students and staff members are following safety protocols. Thanks to their efforts, we have been able to keep our COVID cases and quarantines relatively low.


Keep up the great work, Matador Nation. Be safe and Go Matadors!


Dr. Matthew Gutierrez


Superintendent of Schools