HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District unveiled their 2020-2021 school year reopening plan Wednesday afternoon that included a September 8 start date and several weeks of initial online learning.
Dr. Grenita Lathan, HISD Interim Superintendent said depending on Houston’s COVID-19 cases, HISD students who choose in-person instruction will return to campus on October 19.
The new reopening plan has brought a mostly positive reaction from parents, staff, faculty and the HISD community on social media so far. Some are relieved by HISD’s decision but others were left with questions.
See what they have to say below. To learn more about HISD’s plan, click here.
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houston isd is starting online school in SEPTEMBER. why can’t my school start in september 😭— sid ఌ (@euphoricluv) July 15, 2020
The sigh of relief hearing HISD will be online till at least October is a level of anxiety I’m sadly getting used to. pic.twitter.com/m7wxoBDfqX— CharlesRunsForMiles (@CharlesDMilesJr) July 15, 2020
People saying ‘bUt wHaT aBoUt fOoTbAlL’ as Houston ISD announces they’re delaying school starting in order to save your children’s lives is the most Texas response.— Kimbino (@kimposibruu) July 15, 2020
HISD just made the right move 😷— Devron (@devremoovin) July 15, 2020
Thank god HISD is delaying and remaining virtual for the first six weeks. I see no reason my kiddo would be going at all in fall, but I feel a lot better seeing that they are taking this seriously.— Elizabeth S (@a_new_eliza) July 15, 2020