Tomball Independent School District: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school year

Tomball ISD schools will be looking a little different this year.

Tomball ISD is looking out for the safety of students as Harris County remains a hotspot amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora, the district’s superintendent and her board made the ultimate decision Tuesday to push back the district’s start date to September 8. August 18 was the original date.

On Sept. 8, students will begin school based on their choice of instruction (face-to-face or virtual).

The district said more information regarding technology and meal distribution will come soon.

Start date

September 8

List of measures in place:

  • Flexible learning alternatives: The district will have two methods of instruction - on-campus and virtual. Parents and students had until July 24 to submit your selection, but must be sent as soon as possible if haven’t done so.
  • Sanitization: Strict health protocols such as frequent hand washing and cleaning will be followed.
  • Social distancing: Students will be required to maintain a distance of 3-6 feet during class time, recess, lunchtime and bus riding.
  • Masks: Masks are required for students in Pre-K through 12th grade on buses, school grounds, and where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Schedule changes: For middle and high schools with multiple classes a day, the district is working on a schedule that better fits these transitions.

Measures not in place:

  • PPE
  • Partitioning
  • Temperature checks
  • Class size limits

As preparations for our Fall 2020 reopening continue, Tomball ISD will not make any changes to the previously-approved...

Posted by Tomball ISD on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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