One day before the Texas Education Agency declared that school districts may offer up to eight weeks of online-only instruction, Pflugerville ISD released drafts of its plans to begin the school year and transition back to in-person learning.

At the July 16 PfISD board of trustees meeting, Brandy Baker, chief academic and innovation officer for the district, reviewed plans for the first three weeks of instruction with trustees and other district administration.

“We have a way forward. We just have a lot of work to do and not a lot of time to do it,” Baker said July 16.

Those draft plans outline guidances for district families looking to prepare for the onset of the 2020-21 academic year. As it stands, PfISD students are set to return to learn beginning Aug. 13, according to the district’s website.

PfISD’s Return to Learn plans also establish standards for students returning to campuses and the transition process for students, faculty and families.

Included in the plans are guidances on masking and masking education, social distancing, attendance, hybrid instruction, mental health resources, grading and more.

To access FAQs and view a presentation video created by the district for the plans, visit

Community Impact Newspaper has included all of PfISD’s draft documents in this article. These plans are subject to change as state guidances continue to come in, such as the announcement made by the TEA on July 17 to extend the permitted window for remote learning.

Note from the editor: This article has been updated to include documents from Pflugerville ISD.