Gov. Abbott Orders Schools to Remain Closed for 2019-2020 School Year

Dear SST Family,

Governor Greg Abbott has announced through an executive order that schools across Texas will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. All SST campuses in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston are complying with this order. The Governor’s action serves to protect the health and safety of students, staff and the community. Remote instruction and meal distribution will continue.

Our SST teachers, staff and leadership have worked non-stop to both deliver engaging instruction and to allow students opportunities to successfully complete grade level goals. I have had the pleasure of viewing some outstanding lessons delivered by rock star teachers. Adjusting to remote delivery and mastering remote teaching skills has been a steep learning curve. SST is improving distance learning instruction each day, and I am grateful to our entire SST team and our parents for the advancements we have made in a short time. It takes all of us working together to help our children succeed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged education, and it has posed unexpected changes in our daily lives. Economic difficulties have permeated our government, institutions, and businesses and have touched many families. These challenges often are a heavy burden and stressful. If any parent is experiencing academic or other difficulties that SST can help address, please start by calling your child’s teacher and next the principal. There are resources available, and we want to help families connect with community support.

I am proud of how SST has responded. Together will we complete this school year and look back with pride at how we came together to successfully complete the 2019-2020 school year. We are doing our best to support each student each day, and at the same time, we are looking ahead to determine how we will make up for any lost learning and reopen schools in August. Again, it takes all of us working together to see that all students are successful. We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to support the success of our students.
With gratitude,
Mehmet Nalcaci