• Back to School
    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Socorro Independent School District is focusing efforts on providing an excellent educational experience in a safe environment for students that support their social, emotional, and academic growth.

    We understand parents may have questions regarding school safety plans. SISD has compiled this FAQ to provide answers to various topics and issues. We will do our best to answer all in a timely manner, but we ask for your patience as our team continues to work through the ongoing challenges faced by the evolving state of public health and guidance provided by federal, state and local officials. Rest assured that we will update this as we receive more information and answers to other questions that have arisen.

  • Are students attending school in-person for face-to-face learning for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Will uniforms be worn for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Is there a hybrid or virtual remote learning option for students for the 2021-22 school year?

  • How was the back-to-school plan developed?

  • What do parents need to know about the new school year?

  • Are face masks mandatory in schools, buses and district facilities?

  • What COVID precautions are in place in SISD schools?

  • What is the protocol if a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19?

  • How many days of excused absences will the district allow for students who are quarantined due to COVID-19?

  • Will students continue to use iPads or laptops for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Is Socorro ISD providing school supplies for students?

  • What does the school day look like?

  • What is the district doing to address learning loss/gaps this fall?

  • What is being done with ESSER III funds?

  • Are daily E-SWIPE and temperature checks still required?

  • Are vaccinations for students, teachers or staff required or recommended?

  • Are teachers and students required to be vaccinated the same way students are required to show proof of vaccination before registering for school?

  • Does Socorro ISD require students and employees to reveal whether or not they’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Does the district offer COVID-19 testing?

  • What is the teacher to student ratio? Will this be changing due to COVID?

  • What are the school start/end times?

  • How does breakfast and lunch work?

  • Are students able to go outside for recess?

  • How do hallway transitions work?

  • How is transportation working for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Is my child able to participate in extracurricular activities?

  • What if my son/daughter does not feel fully prepared for the next grade level?

  • How is the district helping students transition back to campus?

  • Are volunteers allowed on campus?

  • How can the community get information regarding active and cleared cases in the district?

Last Modified on October 1, 2021