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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

This week marked the beginning of our distance learning experience. Teachers and staff launched lessons on multiple platforms such as Class Dojo, Seesaw, and Google Classroom.

Parents may still access the district provided Digital Playground at to access grade-level appropriate lessons. There are daily lessons for each grade level and subject.  For those without digital access, you may pick up paper packets at food distribution sites.

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

Starting March 30th, teachers commenced rolling out digital learning to all students via video, Google Classroom, SeeSaw, or other software programs.  Parents/Guardians should have received information from teachers via phone calls, emails, or other applications, such as Remind or Class Dojo. If you have any difficulties, please feel free to reach out to our school at 210-978-7940 or email the teacher of record.

Single Sign On/ClassLink

Students can access their Single Sign On resources by going to 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 


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.


Families can still register their child(ren) for the upcoming school year, by going to or using the QR code provided, below. If you have questions or concerns, or need assistance filling out the registration form, please call our campus at 210-978-7940.

Again, we thank all of you for your patience and understanding, during this time. Please do not hesistate to reach out to our campus if you have any questions or need further information about registration, food distribution, or school work/distance learning.

School Registration

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

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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