Column: Harlandale continues to educate, inform remotely

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Published 12:00 am CDT, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Though we are not together every day, we at Harlandale ISD continue to support each other as a community.

We appreciate the wonderful response our community has provided us and the tremendous help from all our teachers, leaders and departments across the district, in supporting your children’s academic growth and development during this school closure period.

April is School Library Month and we recognize the work our librarians have been accomplishing remotely as they help families navigate online learning. They have been training our educators with e-resource tutorials, keeping our neighborhood mini-libraries stocked, and providing online reading opportunities.

Our teachers, administrative staff, and technology team have done an outstanding job by providing our students an ongoing, excellent education through distance learning. The child nutrition team has provided our students with curbside breakfast and lunch each weekday. Our custodial staff have been working to ensure that any facilities that are used are sanitized.

Graduation is a topic on everyone’s mind as the coronavirus pandemic continues to put all our plans on hold. Although our venue reservations are still in place, we are considering other options. All proms, banquets and ceremonies have been canceled.

The Harlandale community benefits when our citizens fill out the 2020 Census form. We urge everyone to complete the questionnaire online at, or fill out the form and mail it in.

Gerardo Soto is superintendent of Harlandale Independent School District.