Because the city's hospitalization rate has hit 20%, the Socorro Independent School District says they will be letting their teachers go back to remote teaching from home, or they have the option of staying in their classrooms. SISD officials will also allow what they call remote learning in a supervised learning pod for students who want to continue to be in their classroom.

In a press release, Socorro ISD said that according to the Region 19 Zones Plan that was developed with the Texas Education Agency, the city was in the Orange Zone for 30 consecutive days and that gave them the green light to go back to face-to-face instruction for students. Because of the rise in the hospitalization rate on Wednesday, the Zones Plan moved into the Red Zone.

Beginning Thursday, January 21, teachers can either teach in their classrooms or teach from home. If a student has already been on campus they can continue to do so. They will be in a supervised learning pod and get remote instruction.

The Texas Education Agency plan is set to expire on January 31 and face-to-face instruction will return. At that time, you will have the option of choosing to keep your kids at home and continue learning remotely at home for the remainder of the school year or you can opt to have them return to the classroom for face-to-face learning.

If you would like more information on the Region 19 Zones Plan, you can click here. If you would like to read the entire Socorro ISD press release, you can click here.