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AISD reaches out to families this week
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
The Austin Independent School District will be spending the next week calling district families to determine student needs before school starts on Sept. 8. According to a press release from the district, “The individualized conversations will include discussions on technology needs and general information on the upcoming school year. The discussions are essential for Austin ISD staff to prepare for the first four weeks of school in regard to on-campus staffing and support for families.” AISD emphasizes that the concentrated outreach this week will not replace a survey that asks families about continuing with remote learning or opting in to on-campus learning when some schools are currently scheduled to reconvene on Oct. 5. That survey, according to the district, will take place before the October reopening of schools. At the moment, AISD is scheduled to begin the school year on Sept. 8 with four weeks of remote learning. The district is trying to ensure that students have the technology at home to participate in remote participation, either by getting that access to homes or by limited on-campus instruction in cases where that isn’t possible. For more details about school reopenings, read the district’s letter, “Open for Learning.”
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