YISD Students May Return in August or Continue Online Learning
The Ysleta Independent School District has announced its instructional plans for the upcoming school year. Parents will be given the option to send their children to school beginning August 3 or have their students continue with remote instruction. YISD families will receive a telephone survey regarding their learning model preference.
Once parents decide on either in-person or distance learning, they will be committed to that instructional model for the first nine-week grading period which spans from August 3 through October 2.
Students returning to the campus will physically attend school on Monday through Thursday, while Fridays will consist of online learning. This group of students must wear a cloth face mask unless there are medical reasons which preclude them from doing so. Campus faculty and other staff members will also be required to wear face masks. YISD is also taking additional measures to maintain social distancing and cleanliness at the campus such as making sure each desk has a divider, having hand sanitizer readily available, and evet building hand-washing into the daily schedule.
Those who choose online learning can expect a mix of real-time interaction with teachers to go along with self-paced classwork. Attendance will be taken for online students and there will be a daily minimum time requirement. Elementary school students will be obligated to log on to the remote learning website for a minimum of 180 minutes per day. All secondary campus students participating in remote learning must log on for at least 240 minutes per day.
YISD is also prepared to close campuses and switch to distance learning for all students should the COVID-19 pandemic deem it necessary.
You may click here to see YISD’s message regarding its plans for returning to school.