The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an undeniably difficult situation for many in the SISD community and in our nation over the past 15 months. The district is now on the path to where our students will be returning to in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. While their return is clear evidence of progress, we know that many of our students will require a significant amount of attention to address academic learning loss, social-emotional needs, and safety as they re-engage in the traditional school setting.
Team SISD will be applying for a large amount of federal funding that is being made available through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) program. This funding will last for three years, and it is intended to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students. ESSER funding must be used to meet needs that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
SISD asks all stakeholders, including students, parents, employees, and community members, to complete a short survey help us to finalize the major areas of need for which we will use “ESSER III” funding in the district. Click here to access the survey, which will be open from Thursday, June 10, 2021 through Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Team SISD appreciates the community’s feedback and support.
Published June 10, 2021
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