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San Antonio ISD school bus.
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The San Antonio Independent School District board of trustees approved a modified academic calendar for the upcoming school year Monday evening.

SAISD officials said the changes will give the district flexibility during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Student backpacks hanging on hooks in a classroom at Northside ISD's Mireles Elementary in  January 2019.
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With much still unknown about what the coronavirus outbreak will look like in the coming months, the Northside Independent School District has developed a flexible framework to reopen its more than 100 campuses this fall.

Despite wanting to bring as many students as possible back into the classroom, a survey of parents and staff during the first week of June made it clear to Northside administrators that some form of online learning will need to remain in place.

Lanier High School Class of 2020 file into Alamo Stadium June 15 for their graduation ceremony.
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Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 have been turned on their heads due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but several San Antonio school districts have managed to host in-person ceremonies this month.

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San Antonio’s two largest school districts, Northside and North East, are offering expanded summer school offerings in July and August to help make up for disruptions caused by schools closing in the spring. Both school districts plan to hold in-person lessons at least part of the time.

Robert Wagstaff of San Antonio died of COVID-19 April  10. He was 30 years old.
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Robert Wagstaff died of COVID-19 April 10, before he could finish his accounting degree at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He was 30 years old.

Family and friends remember him for his gentle spirit and dedication.

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many important milestones, including traditional graduations. Instead of walking the stage in a stadium or auditorium filled to the brim with friends and family, 2020 graduates are attending virtual, curbside and limited attendance ceremonies and celebrations.


Edison High School senior Miranda Treviño sought help from her college bound advisors to support her transition to college.
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in the spring, it robbed many high school seniors of important milestones such as prom and graduation, and robbed them of the chance to say goodbye to their classmates. For some, it also took away their chance to set foot on the campus of the college of their choice for the first time.

Christopher Terrazas, 24, set up a virtual classroom in his family's game room for his daily video lesson with his 6th grade students.
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Christopher Terrazas never imagined finishing his second year of teaching from a virtual classroom set up in a corner of his family game room at home.

But when the coronavirus pandemic forced schools across the country to close, the 24-year-old San Antonio native embraced the new challenge.

SAISD families line up at Woodlawn Academy on April 9 to pick up laptops for their children to use while schools are closed.
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The San Antonio Independent School District regained contact with more than 5,000 students this past week, cutting the number of students it hasn’t heard from since spring break in half.

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A San Antonio museum specializing in science, technology and math is inviting young people to learn from home.