The El Paso Independent School District has released the start dates for in-classroom learning. There is a lot to go through. I've included the basics of what you need to know. If you need more details, click here for the district's full explanation of when your kids will need to be ready to go back:

SEPTEMBER 21
Identified CCTE Students will return to Face to Face instruction in order to fulfill hours required to
receive Dual Credit per EPCC

SEPTEMBER 28
Campus Administrators, Counselors, Nurses, Clerical Staff, and other professional staff will return to
buildings for Safety Training and work space setup. Identified Teachers will return to buildings for Safety Training and classroom setup for Group D. (See group designations at the end of this list). Virtual Instruction is will happen from campus until students return. Check the district's website for this list.

SEPTEMBER 30
All EPISD 6th and 9th grade teachers, including all elective teachers will return to buildings for Safety Training and classroom setup for Groups A/B, Group C and Group D.

OCTOBER 1 AND 2
*Phase 1 - Identified Student Populations begin to return to campus (Group D) for face-to-face
instruction 5 days a week: SLC, CRC, BIC, AIM, ECSE, RDSPD, Pre-K, K, 1st grade & 2nd grade

WEEK OF OCTOBER 5 TO OCTOBER 9
*Phase 2 - Identified Student Grade Levels from Middle School and High School will return to campus for
transition Monday through Friday.
*Identified 6th Grade Students only for Middle School face-to- face 5 days.
*9th Grade Students Group A/B & D for High School - Hybrid/Staggered to maintain the 40% waiver 9-12th grade.
Students return based on last name & designated days for example on
Mondays and Tuesdays, students with last names beginning with A-L;
Wednesday Asynchronous @Home & Deep Clean;
Thursdays and Fridays, students with last names beginning with M - Z.

OCTOBER 7
ALL remaining EPISD employees return to buildings for safety training and classroom setup. Virtual, phase 1 and phase 2 instruction are facilitated for all groups from campuses.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 12 TO OCTOBER 16
EPISD Intercession

WEEK OF OCTOBER 19 FORWARD
Starting with students in Pre-K through 8th grade, students may return to campuses face-to-face 5 days a week starting with High School students, Grades 9-12 may return to campus through a staggered schedule.
(Group A/B and Group D - Special Education students)
*Parents may continue to opt into Group C - 100% Virtual School, 5 days a week*

GROUP DESIGNATIONS
GROUP A/B: 50% OF IDENTIFIED STUDENTS ON CAMPUS, 2 DAYS A WEEK FOR HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
GROUP C: 100% VIRTUAL 5 DAYS A WEEK
GROUP D: *PRE-K THROUGH 8TH GRADE, INCLUDING SPECIAL ED IS 100% FACE-TO-FACE 5 DAYS A WEEK
GROUP D: *FOR HIGH SCHOOL (9TH - 12TH GRADE) IS RESERVED FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS ONLY (FACE-TO-FACE 5 DAYS A WEEK)