San Elizario ISD Commitment to Serve

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Dear San Elizario ISD Community,

The #SEISDStepsUp4U is not only a hashtag, it represents the San Elizario Independent School District’s commitment to continue to serve. From the onset of the pandemic, SEISD Board of Trustees and Employees have worked tirelessly to establish the necessary assistance for you, our beloved San Elizario community. The district’s focus is aimed at providing specific assistance and bringing awareness in the area of nourishment, health, technology and finance.

The aid in these four key areas have helped our San Elizario community to continue to mitigate and alleviate many of the challenges brought about as a result of the pandemic. The SEISD is proud of the collaboration we have established with numerous organizations. During this unprecedented time, we recognize that our work in the district and the partnerships with numerous organizations remains of vital importance as it directly impacts the children we are blessed to serve.

San Elizario ISD Board of Trustees


  • San Elizario ISD established a food pantry through a partnership with the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger which continues to be an ongoing effort to provide sustenance for families in need. Food pantry distribution days are held every 3rd Monday of the month.
  • San Elizario ISD established a curbside meal option with the assistance of the Child Nutrition Department and the guidance of the Texas Department of Agriculture. The Child Nutrition Department continues to provide ongoing nourishment for all the students enrolled in the San Elizario ISD.


  • San Elizario ISD established a drive-thru COVID-19 testing through a partnership with The Centro de San Vicente which continues to be an ongoing effort to provide testing for community members. Testing dates are scheduled for every Thursday. Appointments are strongly encouraged.
  • San Elizario ISD established Rapid COVID-19 Testing through a partnership with the Texas Department Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Testing is available at all campuses and district offices to students and teachers by appointment.
  • San Elizario ISD established free COVID-19 testing through collaboration from the Texas Military Department of Mobile Testing Teams.
  • San Elizario ISD established a Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic through the partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health.
  • San Elizario ISD actively engaged in the Apart We Stand Together media campaign with the COVID-19 Support: Public Health Resources from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to bring awareness to the community of the safety precautions to mitigate COVID-19.
  • San Elizario ISD actively promoted the CDC guidelines (use of face coverings, social distancing, and handwashing) that help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


  • San Elizario ISD committed to assist students and families with devices and internet connection via the distribution of hotspots during the pandemic to provide instructional continuity for online learning.
  • San Elizario ISD committed resources to provide faculty, staff, students and families ongoing remote technical support.
  • San Elizario ISD partnered with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) via Operation Connectivity in collaboration with the El Paso County to continue providing internet connection via hotspots and devices for students.


  • San Elizario ISD actively promoted the completion of the US Census so that an equitable amount of funds be allocated to San Elizario, TX. US Census personnel assisted community members to complete the census survey during several curbside distributions and SEISD food pantry distributions.
  • San Elizario ISD continued to partner with Project Bravo to provide financial assistance to families experiencing financial hardship.
  • San Elizario ISD promoted the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer that allowed eligible families to receive additional financial support per child.
  • San Elizario ISD promoted the El Paso County Relief Assistance Fund which was supported by the County of El Paso, Family Independence Initiative (FII), EPISO/Border Interfaith, and the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation so that families experiencing financial hardship apply to receive $500 in cash.

Our children deserve for all of us to continue to collaborate and make significant contributions so that we improve their educational options and overall resiliency to overcome any obstacles before them. Please continue to help us mitigate the pandemic by using a face covering (cover the nose, mouth and chin), social distancing, and the washing of hands consistently.

The size of the organization does not matter; it is the heart of every individual in the district that makes everything possible. The #SEISDStepsUp4U commitment to serve is done with pride by every San Elizario ISD Employee and Board Trustee. Keep soaring Eagles!


Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chaves, Ph.D.

San Elizario Independent School District