HARLANDALE ISD BOARD APPROVES NEW 2020-2021 SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR AND NEW FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL DATE
HISD TO BEGIN REMOTE CLASSES ON AUGUST 24 PER NEW BOARD APPROVED SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR 2020-21
SAN ANTONIO-JULY 20, 2020 HARLANDALE ISD BOARD APPROVES NEW 2020-2021 SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR AND NEW FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL DATE
On Monday night the Harlandale ISD Board approved the new 2020-21 school district calendar which is a 180 instructional days calendar. The first day of school under this new calendar is set for August 24, 2020. The first 4 weeks of school will be 100% remote instruction amid the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Bexar County over the past few weeks.
“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our priority and we want to make sure that everyone feels comfortable with going back to school. Therefore we have decided to extend the remote learning two more weeks past city virtual learning orders and following TEA’s guidelines as well,” said HISD’S Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Melissa Casey.
Remote instruction will look very different than it did in March when TEA guided schools to provide instructional support to students. There will be different opportunities for teachers to engage with their students in an asynchronous instruction model, which will range from live lessons to independent work. After the first 4 weeks, the COVID-19 situation will be evaluated and the Board may make a decision through a board resolution to extend remote learning for an extra 4 weeks as the district begins the transition period to in-person learning. As this transition begins, teachers will be asked to return to their respective campuses as well. All safety and health protocols will be in place at every school and office in the district.
“We are taking every safety precaution necessary and our schools are all equipped with plexiglass, adult and student face masks, face shields, thermometers, and hand sanitizer,” HISD Superintendent Gerardo Soto said.
For more information on Harlandale ISD’s reopening of school plans please visitwww.harlandale.net