• Frequently Asked Questions

    This list of key questions and answers has been developed to openly share information and proactively answer questions regarding the 2020-21 school year. We know our stakeholders have many questions, and we are doing our best to answer all in a timely manner, but we ask for your patience as our team continues to work through the many issues before us. Rest assured that we will update this list and communicate with you often as information becomes available and as we seek additional guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and local health and government officials.

    As with all COVID-19 plans, it is important to note that details may be subject to change pending the state of our local community health and new guidance issued by national, state, and local authorities as we progress through the school year.

    We are committed to accommodating our parents and employees to the best of our ability as we strive to provide our students with a quality education in a safe and supportive learning environment. Please continue to check this webpage as well as our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts frequently for updates and answers to questions you may have.  If you need additional support or clarification , please call or email our SISD Parent Call Center at (915) 937-7768 / (915) 937-PRNT or parent-help@sisd.net. Thank you for your continued support and trust in Socorro ISD as we try our very best to navigate through these uncertain times. Stay safe!

     

  • When did school resume for the 2020-21 school year? What does the calendar look like for 2020-21?

  • Why are schools opening during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • What will the start of the year look like?

  • Did the district apply for a TEA waiver to extend back to school transition period and was it approved?

  • When will students who chose traditional model return to school for in-person instruction?

  • What if I need support for my child during the remote, at-home learning time period?

  • Will working parents or SISD campus employees be accommodated during remote learning with childcare?

  • What about teachers who have extenuating circumstances and will not be able to physically return to school?

  • Will students wear uniforms for remote, at-home learning?

  • What if my child still doesn’t have an electronic device and/or Internet access at home?

  • Will services for students with special needs continue?

  • How are students learning this year and how is attendance being taken?

  • What are daily expectations for student participation in class during remote learning?

  • How will teachers and principals monitor and support student attendance?

  • What are attendance requirements for students for the 2020-21 school year?

  • If a student does not have a laptop or device, how will attendance be taken?

  • Will I be able to get a meal at any school for my student during the remote learning in the 2020-21 school year?

  • Do I need to complete a meal application for free and reduced meals for my child for the 2020-21 school year?

  • Will students still be able to participate in athletics and fine arts?

  • What if cases rise in El Paso?

  • What will happen with STAAR testing?

  • Once in-person instruction begins, will parents have a choice on whether to send their child to school or have them learn at home?

  • Can I change my school learning option for my child?

  • What learning models are anticipated to be available?

  • Were stakeholders involved in the learning model planning process?

  • What safety measures will be in place for in-person learning? How can we be sure there will not be students in classrooms who are carrying the virus and not passing it on to other students and staff members?

  • How will the district determine class size for in-person learning?

  • Will families be able to be grouped together in the learning model of their choice?

  • How will transportation work once in-person learning begins?

  • How will schools and buses be sanitized?

  • What are the results of the initial parent and teacher surveys regarding the start of the new school year?

  • What happens if my school gets a case of COVID-19?

Last Modified on September 8, 2020