Pasadena ISD students can expect to return to school on August 18 virtually.
Dr. DeeAnn Powell, the district’s superintendent sent a letter to parents Monday addressing the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. She and district officials have decided to move the official start date for in-person instruction to Sept. 8.
Superintendent Dr. Powell released a 16-page reopening plan with information on how students can return to classrooms as safe as possible.
One thing to note is all students, Pre-K through 12th grade will receive a laptop for virtual or hybrid instruction.
Superintendent Dr. Powell also added that in-school instruction is highly recommended to those students who did not perform well in virtual instruction.
List of measures in place:
- Flexible learning: Superintendent Powell said whether students learn on campus or virtually, teachers will be instructing students on campus. Parents can decide which method is right for their student before the beginning of the school year.
- Sanitization: All schools will follow strict cleaning guidelines.
- Masks: All students and staff will follow statewide mask mandates by wearing a mask in common public areas.
- Social distancing: Signage will be posted all over school buildings to promote social distancing. Directional arrows will also be posted to guide students to separate from one another.
- Temperature screenings: Although there won’t be temperature checks, students and staff will fill out a health screening form to clear them of COVID-19 symptoms.
Measures not in place:
- Schedule changes
- Class size limits.
Dr. Powell said elective class offerings are limited due to enrollment numbers in-person. Career and Technical classes, advanced high school courses will take their classes at a designated location with strict social distancing and face mask protocols.
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