Pearland TX

Pearland ISD unveils plan to reopen schools in fall

Pearland ISD announced a hybrid back-to-school plan Thursday in an email to parents.

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The district unveiled what they call a ‘Plan To Proceed 2020’ which includes three pledges.

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On July 7, the Texas Education Agency released new guidelines for the 2020-21 school year which include the following

  • Daily on-campus learning will be available to all parents who would like their students to learn in school each day.
  • In addition, all parents will have the option to choose remote learning for their children, initially, or at any point as the year progresses.
  • Parents who choose remote instruction for their students may be asked to commit to remote instruction for a full grading period (e.g. six or nine weeks), but will not have to make that commitment more than two weeks in advance, so they can make a decision based on the latest public health information.
  • Health and safety procedures will be in place to support student and teacher safety.
  • Some health procedures are mandated for every school in the state. For example, all students, teachers, staff, and visitors coming to campus must be screened before being allowed on campus. To align with Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order, and assuming that order is still in place, masks will be required while in school buildings, with certain exceptions made, as noted in the order. Schools will also be required to follow any forthcoming executive orders issued by the governor.
  • Additional health procedures are recommended for every school that can reasonably implement those procedures.
  • Districts have the option to establish a phased-in return to on-campus instruction for up to the first three weeks of the school year, to ensure all appropriate health and safety procedures are fully in place.

 

Detailed updates on the reopening will be announced by the district on July 15. 

 

 

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