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AISD prepares for the first day of school

Friday, August 14, 2020 by Tai Moses

With the first day of school fast approaching on Sept. 8 and a new superintendent at the helm, AISD is trying to keep families up to date on all of the various changes. For the most comprehensive overview of the district’s plans, read the reopening document, which outlines “everything from the academic year to campus operations to teacher and employee support. You’ll see how safety protocols encompass the whole district while some things, such as arrival and dismissal procedures, will be determined by each campus.” The first four weeks of class (Sept. 8-Oct. 5) will be remote, followed by a phase-in period from Oct. 5-30. “Families will choose if they prefer on-campus or virtual learning for this period and families who prefer on-campus learning will be phased in,” according to the district, which emphasizes that “even students who choose on-campus instruction may have some days where they are still doing remote learning during this period. … Austin ISD families will be able to choose to go back to remote learning based on their individual comfort level.” All staff and students of all ages are required to wear face masks. For more details on what AISD is doing to combat the coronavirus, see the Covid-19 webpage.

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