UPDATED: Pflugerville ISD cancels school on Feb. 22; 100% virtual learning for Feb. 23

Pflugerville ISD has canceled classes for Monday, Feb. 22 due to "a significant cut in a fiber line," per a message on the district's website. Classes will be taught 100% virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pflugerville ISD has canceled classes for Monday, Feb. 22 due to "a significant cut in a fiber line," per a message on the district's website. Classes will be taught 100% virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville ISD has canceled classes for Monday, Feb. 22 due to "a significant cut in a fiber line," per a message on the district's website. Classes will be taught 100% virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATED: 1:47 p.m.

Pflugerville ISD has canceled classes for Monday, Feb. 22 due to "a significant cut in a fiber line," per a message on the district's website. Classes will be taught 100% virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with in-person instruction anticipated to resume Wednesday, Feb. 24. District officials advise PfISD students and families check their emails for more information.

ORIGINAL POST

All Pflugerville ISD schools will operate 100% virtually Feb. 22-23 following last week's winter storm. The decision follows extensive power loss and water damage at many PfISD campuses, per the announcement.

PfISD is aiming to resume in-person learning "on our campuses least impacted by the storm" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, per the release. Some campuses will require extensive virtual learning operations as a result of water damage. If PfISD decides to extend 100% virtual learning across the district, further information will be announced online.


"A number of our schools have water damage, some of which is quite significant," the release read, "We are in the process of cleaning up many water breaks at buildings across the district as a result of Winter Storm Uri."

For virtual classes Feb. 22-23, students will abide by their normal class schedules and login online via Canvas and Seesaw, according to the release. Students needing additional access assistance can email their teacher directly for help.

For students and district families more significantly impacted by the winter storm, PfISD officials ask them to check in with teachers and principals to inform them of their situation before taking time to care for themselves and their families.

"I know that to some of you, it may feel as though we are coming back too quickly. That some of our community, and even our staff, are still trying to get back to normal before even thinking of school and work," the release read.

"There is never a perfect time to start, and there are always those who may have been hit harder and need additional assistance, but the time to start schools is as soon as we can provide a warm, safe environment with food and water for our kids," the release continued. "This truly is the first step toward getting back to normal for our community as a whole. And for those who are not able to start when we open, you take care of yourselves and your families and we’ll be here when you are ready."

To read the full announcement from PfISD, click here.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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