Frequently Asked Questions – Published July 22, 2020

  • Will school start as originally scheduled?

  • What are the requirements regarding masks during on-campus learning?

  • Are students allowed to wear a face shield?

  • Will social distancing be required during on-campus learning?

  • Will there be a running start for primary and middle school students and “Meet The Teacher”?

  • Will my child be denied extracurricular activities if they choose remote learning?

  • Will there be daily temperature checks upon entry?

  • If my child starts on-campus learning, can they switch to remote learning, or vice versa?

  • Can I choose virtual learning for one child and on-campus learning for another child?

  • What has been put into place to keep the kids safe on campus?

  • Will students be required to wear a mask on a bus?

  • Is my child required to attend school each day?

  • Will my child be required to take the STAAR assessment(s)?

  • How can I get mental health support through my child’s school?

Frequently Asked Questions – Published August 14, 2020

  • Can we get a description of how remote learning will work?

  • How will students receive credit for daily attendance?

  • Are there any plans for students with special needs?

  • When will we know about transfer students and their approval?

  • Will teachers be required to wear masks and shields, or just shields?

  • If the child is enrolled in SISD remote learning why are they not allowed to participate in extracurricular activities?

  • The kids that do not have athletics, are they required to bring tennis shoes to and from school daily since they will no longer have a locker? What about personal hygiene or hygiene products? Are they required to bring those to and from daily as well?

  • If a student runs out of water in their personal container are they allowed to refill them?

  • Are masks required or can they wear face shields instead?

  • Will a more detailed health plan be released so that parents know what is required for any sick child to return to school?

  • What will the process be for other students when a classmate or teammate test positive for COVID?

  • According to the SISD’s Strong Start handbook, will students be responsible for cleaning their own “spaces” before and after they use them?

  • What do the desk study dividers look like, and what is the cleaning protocol for them?

  • What disinfectants are used by ABM Custodial Services when cleaning the campus?