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Welcome to this week's Distance Learning Journey!

As the school year winds to an end, SAISD is offering continued access to their Digital Learning Playgroundwhich can be access either through the link or through direct access, below. Students who have already registered for the next school year will be allowed to continue borrowing their device (iPad or Chomebook) until we return for next school year. 

Also, be sure to check out our new PBIS Distance Learning Fun site and Mrs. Spicer's Virtual Library (shown below the digital playground, on this page) for fun activities and reading!

Thank you!
Your Barkley-Ruiz Family

Dear Families of Students at Barkley-Ruiz Elementary,

We understand that school closures are difficult for you and your families. We thank you for your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time of schools being closed throughout the city and nation.  Our goal is to ensure that your families continue to receive the resources you need, during this time.

Distance Learning

Even though the school year is ending, parents may still access the district provided Digital Playground at www.saisd.net/2020 to access grade-level appropriate lessons. There are daily lessons for each grade level and subject.  All students who are registered for next school year, by June 12, will be allowed to continue using district technology over the summer!

We recommend following this tentative schedule, as a guide, to allow your child(ren) time to complete work at home. 

If you have any difficulties or questions, please feel free to reach out to our staff at 210-978-7940. All calls will be forwarded to staff, who are working remotely, at this time. If no one answers, please leave a voicemail with contact information, and a staff member will return you call as soon as possible. You may also send an email to the teacher of record, for your child(ren).

Single Sign On/ClassLink

Students can access their Single Sign On resources by going to http://bit.ly/SAISDclasslink or scanning the QR code, below, from a device (like iPad, iPhone, tablet, or Android):

Students can get their username as password from their teacher of record or from librarian, Mrs. Spicer at aspicer1@saisd.net 

School Registration
PEBT Benefits and Help

Need Help?

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit of up to $285 per eligible child. Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students are eligible, including our SAISD families. The P-EBT application is now open through June 30 at https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT

Electronic Benefits Transfer during the Pandemic (P-EBT) is a one-time payment of up to $ 285 per child that qualifies. Children attending a school that offers free meals qualify, even our SAISD families. P-EBT application is open now until June 30

 

MySAISD app Login

Scan the QR code, on the right, or click on this link, to access the MySAISD app. This site will grant you access to your child's grades, attendance, assessment scores, and messages from the school or teacher. 

To register for the MySAISD app, check out the district's website, below. You can download the app via the Google Play store for android devices and the App Store for iOs devices. You will need the child's access code to register--this can be given by the campus data clerk at 210-978-7940.

MySAISD app

FAMILY POWER HOUR

SAISD is now offering workshops for families, to provide support for parents/guardians and their children during this pandemic. These workshops will be provided in both English and Spanish and will take place online, via Zoom sessions. Below, we are providing the schedule, and families can go to www.saisd.net/families (for English) or www.saisd.net/familias (para Espanol) to log into the sessions. You can click on the photo, below, to download a PDF version of the flyer.

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Breakfast and lunch will be provided from 10 - 12:30 pm, at the same time. Parents/Guardians no longer need to bring their child(ren) to collect meals. For information, please see the attached information from the Nutrition Department.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Welcome back to another amazing school year at Barkley-Ruiz Elementary School. I am thrilled to spend another year with our students. At Barkley-Ruiz, the focus of the campus is to meet the academic needs of students by identifying their individual learning style preferences as well as expand student choice.

We, at Barkley-Ruiz, have not only provided teachers with extensive targeted and collaborative professional development to address student instructional needs, we also began implementing Project Based Learning into our classrooms to allow students more opportunities to get more hands-on learning, student-centered activities, and ownership for what they create.

Each classroom is equipped with resources to meet the needs of visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learners as well as technology to differentiated learners. Teachers have the tools necessary for data analysis and interactive lessons. Additionally, students have the tools to learn technology skills imperative to compete in today’s job market.

Barkley-Ruiz offers multiple programs and clubs for our students, which include music, art, Robotics, Bluebonnet Reading Club, Choir, Yearbook, Step Club, Guitar Club, Recorder Club, Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALS), and Safety Patrol.

Last year, we piloted the SAISD Supper Program. Now, all students receive three, free meals per day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. We also provide sharing tables in the classrooms and cafeteria, to reduce waste and allow students to take additional food, as needed.

We value all your support and engagement, so please feel free to contact our school if you have any questions. Thank you for allowing us to educate your child(ren), and we look forward to the learning and experiences we will share throughout the year.

Jacqueline Ibarra-Lanford
Principal

Girls Engineer Day 2020

Plummer Association visited the Barkley-Ruiz 5th and 6th grade robotics club, on Thursday, Feb 20, to celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day). They talked to the girls about what they do, as engineers and the role of women in engineering. In addition, the girls worked on experiments with water, learning about watersheds and how their critical thinkings skills can help in the future.

Science at Barkley-Ruiz...

5th Grade students create their own version of erosions as they learn about the elements of earth in their science class with Mr. Cahill.  This demonstrates one of the many ways students get to experience their core subjects with hands-on learning.

Barkley-Ruiz MiniGEMS Compete!

Saturday, January 18, Barkley's MiniGEMS Robotics Club competed in their first First LEGO League competition at San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind. They competed against 24 other schools from the San Antonio and South Texas region.  

Teamed up with University of the Incarnate Word, the Robotics team will be competing, again, at Madison High School, on Saturday, February 8th.

Let's wish our girls good luck, at their next competition and congratulations on a job well done!

Step Team Shows Their Stuff!

Barkley-Ruiz's Step Team showed off their skills at Saturday, January 11th's Experience SAISD showcase. At this event, the team gave two performances, showcasing their talents and one of the many clubs offered on our campus.

Great job to our Step Team!

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