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KSAT Kids: Anticipation builds as schools begin to reopen virtually, in-person

This week's kid spotlight highlights a partially blind ice hockey player

Image of first day of school in Boerne ISD.
Image of first day of school in Boerne ISD. (Photo Courtesy of Boerne ISD.)

Hello parents, teachers and students!

Well, we’re finally here, school is officially back in session as students in the Boerne Independent School District and the South San Antonio Independent School District returned to school yesterday. More San Antonio-area schools will begin to open the next few weeks.

KSAT 12 hosted a live town hall on Tuesday with five panelists at the forefront of the back-to-school discussion in San Antonio. If you missed it, we’ve got you covered, as you can watch the video or read a recap here. And coming up on Wednesday, Aug. 19, SA Live will present a primetime Back to School special on KSAT12 and KSAT.com that you won’t want to miss.

Recently, I reached out to two elementary schools to see how things were going and to find out what their expectations are for the new school year. They are excited to see their students, even if it is only virtually.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ spotlight, we highlight Hudson Pollard, 12-year-old who plays for the San Antonio Junior Rampage and also happens to be visually impaired.

Are you looking for a fun educational activity for the kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s latest home science lab, an experiment that is not only very visually appealing but also a great way to learn about the density of liquids.

And don’t forget, right now on our website we have all of the start dates and COVID-19 plans for San Antonio-area school districts. Is your child doing remote learning? We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

-Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, August 13:

Kid Spotlight

What’s Up South Texas!: Visually impaired kid inspires others to play blind hockey

A San Antonio boy who is a partially blind ice hockey player is encouraging visually impaired kids to look into playing blind hockey.

What’s Up South Texas!: Visually impaired kid inspires others to play blind hockey
What’s Up South Texas!: Visually impaired kid inspires others to play blind hockey

Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Summer activities

KSAT Kids Home Science: Rainbow in a Jar

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it? This simple science experiment is not only very visually appealing, but it’s also a great way to learn about the density of liquids.

KSAT Kids Home Science: Rainbow in a Jar
KSAT Kids Home Science: Rainbow in a Jar

The Alamo is selling Crockett Kits with coloring pages, coonskin cap, DIY leather pouch

San Antonio kids interested in the history of the Alamo can now embark on a frontier adventure at home with a Crockett Kit.

The Alamo
The Alamo (Pixabay)

WATCH: City of San Antonio’s new safety video teaches critical walking, biking lessons

Vision Zero San Antonio, an initiative of the City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department, has released a new child-friendly, animated video that teaches kids critical roadway safety lessons

safety video image.
safety video image. (KSAT)

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