On Tuesday, July 7, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released public health operating guidelines for Texas schools. In anticipation of the release of the TEA guidelines, on Wednesday, July 1, Round Rock ISD sent out a survey asking parents to indicate, at this point, if they plan to send their student(s) to school on campus or participate in virtual learning.

District planning committees are using the recently released TEA guidelines to plan for the unknown, formulating scenarios that provide families flexibility as the COVID-19 public health crisis changes.

As we design structures for reopening Round Rock ISD schools, we are grounded in the guiding principles we established when we first closed schools. They include:

  • Prioritize student and staff safety and well-being
  • Focus on equitable solutions
  • Remain flexible as the situation evolves
  • Centralize communication

Next week, six weeks before the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, we will distribute our Reimagining Learning re-entry planning document. This document provides an overview of campus safety protocols, our virtual learning program, and what on-campus instruction may look like.

We will email the Reimagining Learning re-entry planning document to every Round Rock ISD household, and it will be readily accessible on the District website and mobile App.

In case you missed it – read the Superintendent’s June 19 Update.