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 https://bit.ly/3nDcHjw. 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
Guadalupe County is hosting a free flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Seguin ISD District Office parking lot located at 1221 E. Kingsbury St. Vaccines will be administered from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 830-303-8856 for more information.
The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees will be hosting a regular meeting on November 17th. You can find the agenda at the link below:
November 17 - Regular Board Meeting
Parent Empowerment Meeting
Seguin ISD is hosting the first in a series of Parent Empowerment meetings on Nov. 18. This virtual meeting will provide families with information on the Hazel Health student health initiative.
The meeting will be held in Spanish from 5-5:30 p.m. at https://meet.google.com/kds-mzpo-grf.
From 5:30-6 p.m., the English meeting will be available at https://meet.google.com/sja-ytfo-xwi.
All Seguin ISD parents are encouraged to attend this virtual meeting to learn more about the Hazel Health student health initiative available to all Seguin ISD students. Details on future Parent Empowerment meetings will be coming soon.
Reunión de empoderamiento de los padres
Seguin ISD será el anfitrión de la primera de una serie de reuniones de empoderamiento de los padres el 18 de noviembre. Esta reunión virtual proporcionará a las familias información sobre la iniciativa de salud estudiantil Hazel Health.
La reunión se llevará a cabo en español de 5 a 5:30 p.m. en https://meet.google.com/kds-mzpo-grf.
De 5: 30-6 p.m., la reunión en inglés estará disponible en https://meet.google.com/sja-ytfo-xwi.
Se anima a todos los padres de Seguin ISD a asistir a esta reunión virtual para aprender más sobre la iniciativa de salud estudiantil Hazel Health disponible para todos los estudiantes de Seguin ISD. Los detalles sobre las futuras reuniones de empoderamiento de los padres vendrán pronto.
Hazel Health student health enrollment drive
Seguin ISD is hosting an enrollment drive to ensure 100 percent of our families hear about the new student health service from Hazel Health. With Hazel, students now have access to doctor visits right from the school nurse’s office, and virtual visits from home.
Parents, please sign our new Student Health form: at my.hazel.co/Seguin
If you have already completed the form, thank you! Our goal is to reach 100 percent of families to opt-in or opt-out of this new service by Dec. 4.
Hazel Health provides extended student health services including:
Medical treatment: For stomach aches, headaches, sprained ankles, asthma concerns, and everything in between
Medication: Prescriptions written or over-the-counter provided at school when needed
Coordination: With family physician and school
Campaña de inscripción de salud para estudiantes de Hazel Health
Seguin ISD está organizando una campaña de inscripción para garantizar que el 100 por ciento de nuestras familias escuchen sobre el nuevo servicio de salud estudiantil de Hazel Health. Con Hazel, los estudiantes ahora tienen acceso a visitas al médico directamente desde la enfermería de la escuela y visitas virtuales desde casa.
Padres, por favor firmen nuestro nuevo formulario de Salud del Estudiante: en my.hazel.co/Seguin
Si ya ha completado el formulario, ¡gracias! Nuestro objetivo es llegar al 100 por ciento de nuestras familias para optar por participar o no participar en este nuevo servicio antes del 4 de diciembre.
Hazel Health brinda servicios de salud para estudiantes extendidos que incluyen:
Tratamiento médico: para dolores de estómago, dolores de cabeza, tobillos torcidos, problemas de asma y todo lo demás
Medicamentos: recetas escritas o de venta libre provistas en la escuela cuando sea necesario
Coordinación: con médico de familia y colegio
Did you know that free meals are available for all Seguin children through June 30? Curbside pickup is available at Seguin High School plus Jefferson, Koennecke, Patlan, Rodriguez, and Weinert elementary schools. Lunch and breakfast are provided through curbside pickup from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Curbside breakfast is intended for the following school day.
Effective Nov. 7, 2020, McQueeney Elementary will no longer serve as a curbside meal pick up location due to low participation.
Parents picking up curbside meals that do not have the child present in the car will need to show proof of enrollment in the district (not necessarily proof of being a remote learner) or a birth certificate if the child is not enrolled in the district. This is to help ensure the meals are being provided to children.
The free meals are also available for students who eat at school.
For more information, please call the Seguin ISD Child Nutrition Department at 830-401-8618.
The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees will be attending a Team of 8 training and hosting a special board meeting on November 11 & November 12. You can find the agendas at the links below:
November 11 - Team of 8 Training
November 12 - Special Meeting
Seguin High School varsity (Nov. 6) and junior varsity (Nov. 5) football games against Harlandale have been cancelled. The freshman game is still a go. However, the Seguin ISD Athletics Department is exploring opportunities for a possible non-district varsity game this weekend--possibly for Saturday--either home or away.
If a weekend game becomes a reality, we will be sure to post details here.
In an effort to create much-needed planning time for our educators, the school day schedule for Friday, Nov. 13 has been adjusted. The school day start time will remain unchanged. However, students will be dismissed four hours following their start time. Buses will run accordingly for all campuses.
The afternoon will serve as a workday for our campus staff.
En un esfuerzo por crear el tiempo de planificación que tanto necesitan nuestros educadores, se ha ajustado el horario del día escolar para el viernes 13 de noviembre. La hora de inicio del día escolar permanecerá sin cambios. Sin embargo, los estudiantes saldrán cuatro horas después de su hora de inicio. Los autobuses funcionarán en consecuencia para todos los campus.
La tarde servirá como día laboral para el personal de nuestro campus.
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