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    The South San ISD Board of Trustees' vision is to support each student with the education and resources required to succeed in life. The re-opening of Athens Elementary, Kazen Middle, and West Campus High enables the district to better serve students and families through smaller classroom sizes, educational pathways, and access to community resources.

    Below you will find information regarding the re-openings, frequently asked questions, and a timeline. Please check this page periodically for updates and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Athens Elementary School:

    Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Athens will become a “Community School.” In addition to providing a strong academic foundation, this unique model includes wraparound services to assist in supporting the whole family. A phased-in approach will begin with identifying organizations and services that support the health and well-being of the child, provide educational opportunities for caregivers, and ensure services are easily accessible.

    Kazen Middle School:

    Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Kazen will incorporate a variety of unique opportunities designed to allow students to explore, discover, and develop interests and skills, helping to guide pathway decisions for high school, college, and career readiness. These experiences will also facilitate the design process for the implementation of a Choice Academy for the 2020-2021 school year.

    West Campus:

    Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, West Campus will provide freshman students with an academic foundation focused on core subjects. Smaller class sizes and transportation to South San High School for extra-curricular and other programs create a unique learning environment.

    Attendance Zones:

    The attendance zones for Athens and Kazen will be reinstated to what they were before their closures. The incoming 9th-graders from the 78242 zip code will be scheduled to attend classes at West Campus.

    Registration:

    The district registration process will begin the week of August 5th for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back for more information.

    Transportation:

    Transportation routes are determined by hazardous roadways or a two-mile or more distance from the zoned campus.

    Timeline

    Phase I - April-May

      • PROCURE SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE FACILITIES
      • SCOPE OF WORK WITH EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTS
      • PRINCIPALS NAMED
      • COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH PLAN SOLIDIFIED

    Phase II - Summer

      • RENOVATIONS/CONSTRUCTION
      • STAFF HIRING
      • ATTENDANCE ZONES AND ELIGIBLE STUDENTS DETERMINED
      • TRANSPORTATION ROUTES DETERMINED
      • COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH PLAN ACTIVATED
      • DISTRICT PROMOTION

     

    UPDATE FAQ'S - 6/4/2019

    1. What classes will be offered at West Campus? 

    Core content classes: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies for the 2019-2020 school year.

    2. Will there be Pre-K at Athens?

    Yes, Head Start/Pre-K classes will be available in English/Spanish.

    3. Will there be transportation for those in the Athens area if they live across a busy highway?

    All hazardous transportation routes will be evaluated and established prior to the start of the 20129-2020 school year.

    FAQ's

    1. When will the schools open? 

    The schools are scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.

    2. What are the attendance zones for the re-opened schools?

     The attendance zones for Athens and Kazen will be reinstated to what they were before their closures. The incoming 9th-graders from the 78242 zip code will be scheduled to attend classes at West Campus.

    3. Can my child attend a school out of our attendance zone?

    Yes, district residents who wish to attend a campus outside of their attendance zone must request an intra-district transfer from the campus they wish to attend. 

    4. What grades will be housed at West Campus?

    Incoming 9th-graders from the 78242 zip code are zoned to attend West Campus HS. 

    5. What is the attendance zone for West Campus?

    The incoming 9th-graders from the 78242 zip code will be scheduled to attend classes at West Campus.

    6. What kind of extra-curricular activities will West Campus have? 

     Students attending West Campus will have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular/UIL activities at South San HS.

    7. Will students have to travel between West Campus and South San HS? 

     Yes, but travel will be provided by the district as needed.

    8. What academy will be housed at Kazen?

    Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, Kazen will incorporate a variety of unique opportunities designed to allow students to explore, discover, and develop interest and skills, helping to guide pathway decisions for high school, college, and career readiness. These experiences will also facilitate the design process for the implementation of a Choice Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    9. Can I keep my child/children at his/her current school?

     Students who do not live within the boundary of their current school must speak with the campus principal for an intra-district transfer.

    10. When do parents need to confirm their enrollment?

    Enrollment begins the week of August 5th.  Detailed dates are to be determined, please check the district's website during the summer for more information.

    11. Are there any structural issues that need to be addressed before the
    buildings open?

    Before campuses are occupied by staff and students, the District will ensure all schools are structurally and mechanically sound. 

    12. When will there be community information meetings?

      • COMMUNITY MEETING 1 AT SHEPARD MS - JUNE 4TH AT 6 PM 
      • COMMUNITY MEETING 2 AT DWIGHT MS - JUNE 5TH AT 6 PM 
      • COMMUNITY MEETING 3 AT ZAMORA MS JUNE 6TH AT 6 PM