“We’ve been working very hard under constantly shifting circumstances since March to keep our students learning and engaged and to prepare for the upcoming year,” RRISD Superintendent Steve Flores said. “We had all hoped we’d be transitioning to more normal times by now, but as you know, COVID-19 is becoming more serious here in Texas, the nation and in the Austin-Round Rock area in particular. Given that, we have had to remain nimble and flexible in our planning.”
Flores on July 13 told the RRISD board of trustees that from Aug. 20-Sept. 11, classes will be offered online. After that point, parents will have a choice to enroll their child in either 100% in-person learning or 100% remote instruction.
“That will allow time for conditions hopefully to improve and to ensure our campuses are ready to safely welcome back our students and our staff,” Flores said.