BASIS San Antonio delays opening by one week, offers free enrichment program

BASIS San Antonio campus opening delayed until Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | San Antonio Charter Moms

UPDATE: Confirmed that the campus will open on September 3.

The opening of the BASIS San Antonio campus has been delayed by one week, until Tuesday, September 3, 2013, due to construction delays. From Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 30, BASIS is providing alternate educational activities for the students.

UPDATE: “BASIS charter won’t open Monday as planned”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, August 25, 2013; “Charter school start delayed by a week; parents notified by email Sunday”, Gary Cooper, KENS-5, August 25, 2013; “Schools Push Back Start Dates”, Robert Price, KABB-29, August 26, 2013; “What is plan B?”, Darlene Dorsey, WOAI-4, August 18, 2013.

This email is being sent today to all BASIS San Antonio parents:

Good Afternoon, BASIS Parents:

We are tremendously disappointed to let you know about a temporary change in our planned opening tomorrow. We are prepared, our teachers are ready and eager, but the building is not yet ready.

Consequently, we will not be allowed to open our school until Tuesday, September 3rd.

We are profoundly saddened by this turn of events, and apologize to each of you for this disruptive delay: we are very sorry.

We realize only too well that we have disrupted your plans. Therefore, we are offering an optional tuition- free enrichment program. On Monday, it will be held at [location withheld] from 7AM to 1:30PM, the same hours as we would have been at school. All of our teachers will be there running structured activities for the children. If this helps mitigate the disruption to your day, please bring your children and we will all be gathered to receive them warmly.

We will offer enrichment for the remainder of the week, regular school hours, including Early Bird and Late Bird for those who have registered. We will send details about the remainder of the week later this evening.

If you are not registered, you can bring your registration packets and your child to [location withheld]. If your child will not participating in the enrichment program, please bring your registration to our temporary office at 9901 HWY 10, Suite 800 (corner Wurzbach and HWY 10).

We will be calling each of you this afternoon to answer your questions. Also, feel free to call us at any one of the following numbers:

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Or, email any of us:

Thank you for your patience, continued support and trust in BASIS. Words cannot express our disappointment in bringing you this news.

Rosalind Thompson
BASIS San Antonio

Here is an earlier post with a photo of the campus under construction.

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