Letter from the Weekends Home Coordinator

June 13, 2019

Dear Parents,

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), advises travelers to arrive at the airport 2 hours before their flights. Please see theĀ TSA website.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) Weekends Home flight escorts and students must board the plane at the first boarding call for people who need extra time. Boarding on time and as a group gives our students the extra time they may need to get settled on the plane in seats together with their school escort. Boarding early and in an orderly fashion gives everyone the opportunity to have a safe and stress-free transition back to school. It is a requirement that ensures proper supervision for all our travelers.

Parents and students must be at the gate and ready to board one hour before the first boarding call or your ticket will be cancelled.

Parents must anticipate traffic problems, ticket counter crowds, student issues, and security slowdowns. These are a regular part of air travel and must be anticipated each time your student travels. This cancellation rule is necessary to keep flight travel affordable for the school and orderly and safe for our travelers.

These measures will increase your student’s safety and ease their transition back to school each week. Many thanks to those of you who have understood the importance of this and have been arriving on time, reliably, from the start.

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to call me at my office (512) 206-9231. If you cannot reach me at my office, my cell phone number is (512) 844-9362.

Thank you for your help keeping air travel orderly and safe,

Gian Calaci, Coordinator
TSBVI Weekends Home Program