Alamo Heights Teachers, Staff and Students Find Creative Ways to Face New Challenges

by | May 4, 2020 | School News, Social Distancing in 09

From Mule Meal Drive-Thru Pick-Up and Delivery provided by our Child Nutrition staff and Bus Drivers, to material and technology pick-up and support, to the support of our students and community, Alamo Heights ISD students, teachers, staff and community have joined together in extraordinary ways to face the challenges presented by this global health crisis and embrace the needs of our unique community, while extending grace and showing great love!

Continuous Learning launched on March 30 for our AHISD educational community. AHISD named our plan Continuous Learning as opposed to distance or online learning because it relies on both on and offline resources and activities. To accommodate unique family schedules, childcare, and home support, all live lessons are recorded and posted for access at later times.

AHISD team members worked around the clock to make plans and the best possible decisions around this situation. Our teachers committed to going above and beyond to meet the needs of our students during a time of challenge, reaching out to over 4300 students in one day to share words of encouragement and to ask how the district could provide support. Teachers have created engaging online lessons, are taking risks, learning new tools, and committing themselves to innovative practices- all for the benefit of our students.

Our counselors are offering counseling services daily, our custodial staff is taking care of our buildings, our cafeteria staff is available to serve curbside meals to families in need, and our bus drivers are making deliveries of meals in our neighborhoods.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dana Bashara, shared, “Although there is no replacement for the quality learning experiences our students receive in our classrooms, our plan is keeping our teachers teaching and our students learning during this time of distance.

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