COVID-19 testing site opens at Farris Athletic Complex
SAN ANTONIO – A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opened Monday on the city’s North Side. Northside ISD’s Dub Farris Athletic Complex is now open for anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms to get a free test. The testing site will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment but appointments are not required. The site is located at Loop 1604 at Hausman Road. You can find a list of other testing sites here.
San Antonio’s three largest school districts report drops in enrollment
SAN ANTONIO – When the new school year began, Barry Perez, spokesman for the Northside Independent School District, said officials knew it would be “an anomaly” because of the pandemic. “We knew that there would be some families that would look for some other options,” Perez said. “We’re approximately 3,000 short where we thought we would be," said Aubrey Chancellor, spokeswoman for the North East Independent School District. Laura Short, spokeswoman at San Antonio Independent School District, said the district has about 2,400 fewer students. Perez said it could be that some parents chose to home school their children.
Northside ISD announces plans for Class of 2020 graduation
SAN ANTONIO – Northside ISD will not host in-person graduation ceremonies at the Alamodome and will instead have a safe, contactless graduation recognition event at each high school the week of June 15. For the Class of 2020, the District is allowing graduates to wear cords and stoles from outside organizations for personal achievements. Graduates are asked to opt-in if they choose to participate in this campus event by completing an online Google form. The Google link will also be available on each high school campus website. A virtual graduation video will be issued to students in early July.