FISD Parents and Guardians,
The first day of school is right around the corner! FISD wants to make you aware of some of the traffic issues facing parents during our first few days of school. We know and love that parents want to be a part of their child’s first day experience, which increases the volume of traffic significantly on and around our campuses during the first few days of the school year. As always, your patience is greatly appreciated on those important first days.
As you may have noticed, TXDot has started road construction on Highway 97, affecting the traffic flow to and from Floresville South Elementary and Floresville High School. After explaining the traffic challenges that a school district faces the first days/weeks of school, TXDot has agreed to delay their work. Instead of starting at 6:30 a.m., the road work is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. for the first two weeks of school. TXDot will, however, continue to work into the evening, which will cause delays into and out of FSE and FHS. The back-up of traffic may also affect access to FMS during peak hours. We ask that you make the appropriate adjustments to your drop-off and pick-up times to ensure your child is on time and to avoid frustration. Your increased patience during the road construction is greatly appreciated.
To avoid the traffic altogether, consider taking advantage of FISD Transportation, starting with the first day of school. We are excited that FISD routes have been revised to be more efficient, resulting in reduced time students spend on buses and slightly later pick-up times; no child will have to be picked-up prior to 6:00 a.m. this year. To find your child’s route and pick-up location and time, please visit http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=FI4AP6FKIT7 . FISD has great bus drivers that love and care about kids so you can rest assured that your child will have a positive experience, even during the very first week of school!
We’re looking forward to welcoming our students back on Monday!
Sherri Bays, Ed.D.