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Here’s when Houston-area school districts will release reopening plans for the upcoming school year

Here is what we know about the reopening plans for school districts across the Houston region.

Alief Independent School District

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Superintendent HD Chambers revealed school officials’ decision for the district to begin its school year completely online.

Despite students not returning to campus in August, the district is still planning social distancing and safety measures for when in-class learning can resume.

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Aldine Independent School District

Aldine ISD is still unsure what the 2020-2021 school year might look like for its students, as it works to meet all of the Texas Education Agency’s requirements for funding.

The district has not yet announced its plan regarding social distancing and safety measures that would need to be implemented upon students’ returning back to school.

AISD has announced its preliminary “Return to Learn” plan, detailing what instruction should look like this year.

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Alvin Independent School District

Alvin Independent School District released information on its reopening plan.

The district is offering families the choice of either face-to-face or virtual instruction for the upcoming school year.

Those intending to enroll in virtual instruction must meet specific requirements such as having passed all grades during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Brazos Independent School District

As Brazos ISD tries to plan for 2020-21 school year, parents are being asked to complete a short survey regarding access to transportation, technology, and more.

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Clear Creek Independent School District

Clear Creek Independent School District released its reopening plan.

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Cleveland Independent School District

Cleveland ISD is phasing in their reopening plan following state and CDC guidelines.

In a July 1 video update from Superintendent Chris Trotter, he emphasized that the health and safety of all students and teachers is the district’s priority.

They are still awaiting guidance from the TEA for guidance on other areas such as class size limits and extracurricular activities.

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Conroe Independent School District

In a YouTube video, District Superintendent Curtis Null addressed safe strategies for students and parents and addressed the Houston-area’s COVID-19 positivity rate.

“We will have interruptions,” he said, “I want students to be at the ready when we have them.”

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Crosby Independent School District

The district will begin the year on Aug. 13, but students will participate in remote learning through a virtual asynchronous instructional format until September 4. In-person learning will begin Sept. 8.

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Fort Bend Independent School District

Fort Bend ISD said it intends to offer both face-to-face and virtual instruction for the 2020-21 school year. The school year will begin entirely online, the district announced on Monday, July 13.

There is a possibility the district will offer hybrid instruction on an alternate day schedule if proper social distancing can not take place on campus due to the number of students enrolled.

Safety and health protocols are still being finalized and some questions remain unanswered at this time.

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Friendswood Independent School District

Friendswood ISD is near the final stages of preparing for the 2020-21 school year.

The district will offer both face-to-face and virtual instruction but has ruled out the hybrid method due to evidence that shows the method does not effectively reduce transmission.

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Galveston Independent School District

Galveston ISD continues to plan for the upcoming school year as it receives feedback from parents.

So far the district has been able to establish which instruction methods it will offer as well as measures it expects to implement upon students’ arrival to schools in August.

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Galena Park Independent School District

Galena Park ISD will offer face-to-face and virtual instruction for the upcoming school year.

Parents will be able to select their preferred instruction method for their child(ren) beginning July 20.

The district has outlined transportation and meal service details as well as some sanitation measures it plans to implement in its schools.

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Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District

Before the school year begins, Goose Creek CISD has decided on the options for students receiving virtual instruction at the start of the school year as well as implementing a hybrid model.

The district said the hybrid model, which includes face-to-face instruction, will provide modified instructional days. The model will also limit class sizes to no more than 15 students.

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Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools announced their reopening plan in a letter to families.

“Harmony Public Schools will allow each family to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, based on each family’s unique needs,” the release stated. “Families can also switch between the two as local COVID-19 conditions or family situation changes.”

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Houston Independent School District

The Houston Independent School District announced July 15 that school will begin on Sept. 8 with students in an all-virtual classroom.

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Humble Independent School District

Humble Independent School District released its reopening plan.

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Katy Independent School District

Katy ISD is awaiting instruction on reopening schools safely this August.

A statement from the district said officials have received guidance from the TEA and the Governor’s Office on how to welcome back students in a safe manner as the coronavirus pandemic continues to bring a spike in cases.

The district said in a statement that they are constructing a full reopening plan and will release the plan to parents and students after July 13.

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Lamar Consolidated Independent School District

On July 15, leaders of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District announced that the 2020-2021 school year would begin Aug. 24.

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La Porte Independent School District

The district is scheduled to begin face-to-face classes on August 19, but will provide flexibility for those students who choose not to attend school in person, the district stated in a letter to parents.

The district also notified parents that students should continue to use any devices they received during the end of the previous school year.

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Montgomery Independent School District

The district’s board of trustees met during a June 16 meeting to discuss possible options for reopening in August. Superintendent Dr. Ann Dixon said she does not plan to make changes to the traditional calendar that was already approved.

A survey was sent out to parents to seek input on the school year.

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New Caney Independent School District

New Caney students will return to school beginning August 10.

The district published an FAQ page on the school’s reopening, which includes preliminary information about registration, mobile Wi-Fi, and Chromebook rentals.

A full plan has not been revealed and the district is currently following guidelines from the CDC and the state.

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Pasadena Independent School District

Pasadena Independent School District released its reopening plan.

Pasadena ISD students can expect to return to school on August 18 with some protocols in place.

In a letter from Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell on June 25, parents have options to choose between on-campus and distance learning as the coronavirus pandemic brings uncertainty for the future.

Parents are encouraged to give feedback via a survey.

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Pearland Independent School District

Pearland ISD released a reopening plan on July 15. Classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 31.

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Santa Fe Independent School District

Santa Fe ISD has drafted a plan for the upcoming year.

The district plans to implement a number of measures to help protect its students and staff on campus amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sealy Independent School District

Sealy Independent School District announced some information regarding its reopening plan for the coming school year.

In a release, the district’s superintendent stated the district will provide both remote and face-to-face learning opportunities for its students.

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Sheldon Independent School District

Sheldon Independent School District announced there will be a town hall meeting on Facebook live on Monday, July 13, to discuss students returning to campus, remote learning, fine arts and athletics, and more.

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Splendora Independent School District

Splendora ISD will open its schools on August 12.

The district compiled a list of frequently asked questions along with answers to these questions to address the community’s concerns regarding the return to school next month.

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Spring Independent School District

In a press release, Spring ISD introduced a “COVID-19 Operational Decision Meter” that allows teachers and students to make adjustments to their learning environment. The levels are color-coded with red being the most severe and green being minimal.

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Spring Branch Independent School District

Officials at the Spring Branch Independent School District announced July 15 that the 2020-2021 school year will begin Aug. 17.

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Texas City Independent School District

Like many school districts, Texas City ISD is still working on its plan for the approaching school year.

The district has sent out a survey to collect feedback from parents and staff as they work to determine the best ways to go about moving forward with the 2020-21 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tomball Independent School District

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

In a message from Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora on June 24, the district organized a “Re-Entry Task Force,” working alongside guidelines posted by both the CDC and the Texas Education Agency, considering three methods of learning for students.

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Waller Independent School District

Waller ISD is working to begin the 2020-2021 school year safely.

According to a letter from Superintendent Kevin Moran dated June 24, Waller ISD has received survey feedback from parents who are uncertain about the beginning of the school year.

District officials are working with the latest state guidelines to develop a reopening plan. No date has been set to release those details.

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Wharton Independent School District

Wharton ISD is awaiting survey responses from parents as the start of the school year inches closer.

Superintendent Michael O’Guin said in a video that the district is working on a plan to bring students back to school safely.

Currently, there is no reopening plan posted as of Friday. The district will release more info once all feedback from district parents have been gathered.

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Willis Independent School District

Willis ISD is currently awaiting guidance from the state on how to reopen.

Superintendent Tim Harkrider shared a brief video on June 24 where he said that the district is undergoing an extensive revision of the 2020-2021 school plan with guidance from the state.

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YES Prep Public Schools

The district released its ‘YES Prep Reignited’ reopening plan, offering two instructional options for students and parents to choose from: online and in-person.

All students who will attend YES Prep in-person will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of their chosen option of instruction.

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