Klein ISD shares plan for reopening schools for 2020-2021 school year

KLEIN, Texas – Klein ISD released its plan Friday for reopening school in five and a half weeks.

“It’s hard for adapting to family life with everyone in the same house, but I do think it’ll be more beneficial to you to stay at home,” said Lela Adcox.

Adcox is an 11th grader at Klein High School and believes it’s best if she stays home for school.

“I think it’ll be more likely for me to catch it and spread it to someone who’s more vulnerable, so I don’t want that to happen,” she said.

Her mother Lanice Sales has mixed feelings.

“I’m actually torn. I want her to participate in activities and be a normal teenager, but at the same time, I want her to be safe,” said Sales.

In the district’s plan, parents can pick Klein on campus or Klein online.

“We’ve been working so hard amidst these challenging circumstances to design the best possible to reopening Klein ISD,” said Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown in a video to the community.

Students in Pre-K through 12th grades, teachers and staff will be required to wear masks at all times when social distancing is not feasible.

Both students and staff must self-screen for COVID-19 before going to school every day.

The schools must disinfect areas throughout the day and will undergo deep cleanings every night.

Online classes won’t be easy. Students will engage in daily 100% virtual online learning with teachers. Attendance will be taken every day.

Eleventh grader Hannah Matthews hasn’t decided if she’ll return.

“It’s kinda scary to go back to school with everything going on. You don’t want to get sick or anything,” said Matthews.

“It’ll be different, but we’ll get through it,” said Adcox.

Parents have until July 24 to decide. The first day of school is set for August 19.

For more information, visit https://support.kleinisd.net/.

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