Socorro ISD follows Region 19 School System COVID-19 Campus Attendance Plan, returns to Red Zone
The Socorro Independent School District continues to monitor community health data to guide its Back to School SAFELY plans. Socorro ISD is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff and has diligently abided by the mandates of the Region 19 School System COVID-19 Campus Attendance Plan.
Compliance with the R19 Zones Plan ensures not only the safety of our stakeholders but also the livelihood of all our employees and students. The hospitalization rate, which is the parameter used on the R19 Zones Plan, was on the Orange Zone for 30 consecutive days, which mandated a return for face-to-face instruction for students. However, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the hospitalization rate rose to 20.14%, marking a return to Red Zone as per the R19 Zones Plan developed and approved in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency.
The change to the Red Zone will be effective tomorrow, Thursday, January 21, 2021, to provide campus personnel adequate time to make critical adjustments pertaining to supervision of students and delivery of instruction as well as provide adequate notice to parents. Teachers will have the option to return to delivering remote instruction from home or remaining on campus. Students who have been on campus can continue to physically attend school and will receive remote instruction in a supervised learning pod. At the discretion of their supervisor, essential staff might be on a staggered schedule if applicable and in the best interest of the school district.
School principals and department leadership will communicate with parents and staff about the transition to the Red Zone. See the full Region 19 press release, attendance plan, and safety zones https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564. As per the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the plan is set to expire on January 31, 2021, marking a return to face-to-face instruction. Parents will continue to have the choice to keep their children learning remotely at home for the remainder of the school year.
Team SISD is committed to a safe return to on-campus instruction and, 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.
2020-2021 Remote Asynchronous Instructional Plan
The Texas Education Agency has approved the Socorro Independent School District’s 2020-2021 Remote Asynchronous Instructional Plan. The plan includes the requirements that must be fulfilled to generate average daily attendance through asynchronous learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to read the SISD 2020-2021 Remote Asynchronous Instructional Plan.
Learn how to Keep SISD Safe with Back to School Safely videos
The Socorro Independent School District is committed to help all SISD stakeholders be aware of the best ways to keep themselves and everyone in our community safe. Take a look at these Keep SISD Safe Back to School Safely videos on numerous topics, including social distancing, daily wellness, hand washing, social and emotional health, face coverings and more.
Click here to see the videos.
Education Rights and Responsibilities during COVID-19
Please see this information from the Texas Education Agency regarding the options parents have when returning to school.
Partners in Education Roster
Support our valuable Partners in Education! Here is a list of our educational partners you can support during these trying times. Order take out, buy a gift card or find other ways to support these cherished businesses and nonprofits who generously help our schools.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Socorro ISD has developed a list of questions and answers to openly share information and proactively answer questions regarding students and employees returning to school and work for the 2020-2021 school year. We know our stakeholders have many questions, and 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 many issues that must be addressed. 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.
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