Scottie News

Useful Information for our Families

A message from Mrs. Blair

Dear Parents,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone in good health and good spirits. I would like to start off by thanking all of the people that are on the front lines who are making sacrifices to ensure that the El Paso community stays safe and healthy. We have definitely had to make lots of changes in just a matter of days, so it is our main priority to make sure that our Scotties are provided with as many resources for learning and information regarding this pandemic that they may be having a difficult time understanding. In order to help our students continue to grow academically, we would love to see your child logging into our available resources through Clever. Everyone has come together to help in some way-- authors providing story time, art lessons and virtual tours. You will find links to some of those resources in this newsletter.

We will continue to take precaution and will be monitoring the corona virus situation carefully and following all guidelines set by our District and and State Health Department. Please feel free to contact me at

For important updates, we will continue to notify you via district applications as well as our social media platforms.

Stay safe and as always, "Sageland loves you!"

A Message from our Superintendent

We encourage students to engage in online learning opportunities during the school closure. School electronic devices have been sent home for students in grades 3-10. All parents of a PREK-2nd grade student will receive a workbook in the mail for your child to work on at home. We will send out additional parent information with online learning opportunities that have been utilized throughout the school year. During this time off, the district will be thoroughly sanitizing our campuses and district offices.

As a precautionary step given the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are asking everyone in the Ysleta ISD community who traveled outside of the El Paso region after March 23, 2020 to register their travel here: YISD Travel Registry
As always, we will also continue to work closely with our city and county health officials, and monitor any developments regarding COVID-19 as it relates to the Ysleta ISD community. Please continue to check this page for any updates throughout the closure, and we strongly encourage you to continue to practice good hand hygiene, and remain committed in your efforts to keep your family in good health.

Also, please continue to review updates provided by the CDC at CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Page. The CDC web page is the best resource for up-to-date information on the virus and steps that need to be taken to contain it.

Dr. Xavier De La Torre
Superintendent of Schools

Counselor Corner

During this sudden change our Scotties may have lots of questions and concerns. Below you will find resources to help answer those questions. I am always available as well if your child needs to talk to me. Please feel free to email me at any time

As we continue to receive more information I will keep you updated on how I can meet with my students virtually.

Guidance and Counseling / Coping with Trauma Resources

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Check out our book of the month!

Step into Niko's shoes! Can you draw your feelings? What inspires you?

Meals for School-Aged Children

To help minimize the impact to YISD families during the weeks of school closure, select campuses will offer weekday breakfast and lunch meals to school-aged children between ages 1-18 on a drive-through basis. Vehicles will be allowed to pull up to the campuses listed below from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and receive both breakfast and lunch meals for children inside the vehicle:

Capistrano Elementary
Constance Hulbert Elementary School
Desertaire Elementary School
R.E.L. Washington Elementary School
Bel Air Middle School
Del Valle Middle School
Parkland Middle School
Bel Air High School
Del Valle High School
Eastwood High School
Hanks High School
Parkland High School
Riverside High School
Ysleta High School

Resources for Continued Learning

Get your READ on!

Enjoy these e-books

Username: sageland password: reads

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Announcing: LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

Supporting Our Students with Dyslexia During School Closures


Micro Missions are a fun and easy way to incorporate the MicroSociety Mindset to your students at home during school closure. LETS MAKE IT A PRODUCTIVE MICRO DAY!

Don’t forget to tag Sageland on Facebook @SagelandMicroSociety and MicroSociety @microsociety

Micro Mission #1

Side Walk Chalk Art

Micro Mission #2

Recycled Robot

Micro Mission #3

Cooking Challenge

Micro Mission #4

We have HEART for Animals

Let's Stay Active

Beachbody Kids workouts

Spirit Week Fun

Post your pics on our social media platforms.
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Game On!

Does your child keep saying, "I'm bored!" We have solution for you. We will be hosting a ™Nintendo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Tournament. We go live on Monday, March 23rd at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, March 25, Wednesday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and March 27, Friday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. 3 days, 3 tournaments, 3 hours and 3 winners.
This tournament is open to all students in Ysleta I.S.D. in grades K-12 who have Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 game and the Nintendo Online service.
This is a great opportunity for your child to participate in eSports and game for fame!

For full details, visit