What to know ahead of Pflugerville ISD's second grading period

The second grading period for PfISD begins Oct. 13. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The second grading period for PfISD begins Oct. 13. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The second grading period for PfISD begins Oct. 13. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With Pflugerville ISD's second grading period just around the corner, changes are underway for district capacity restrictions and learning models. From Sept. 28-30, district families can revisit their child's learning format and make adjustments as needed.

Ahead of the second grading period, here are some key facts, dates and figures to know.

Submitting preferred learning format

District families can change their child's learning format—either in-person or virtual learning—before the start of the second nine-week grading period. Students will remain in their selected learning option for the entire grading cycle.

Parents interested in changing their child's learning model must contact their campus's registrar by Sept. 30 to change their instruction format.


Second grading period timeline

The second grading period for PfISD begins Oct. 13.

Following PfISD families' submittal of their student's preferred learning format, campus principals will adjust master schedules and outline changes to teaching assignments. On Oct. 5, teachers and staff will be notified of potential adjustments made to their schedules or teaching assignments, per district documents.

Capacity limit changes

PfISD currently operates under a 25% student capacity limitation, which will continue through the end of the first grading period.

During the second grading period, all students who have opted into in-person learning will receive on-campus instruction, per a Sept. 22 PfISD newsletter. No capacity restrictions will be placed on on-campus instruction for students in elementary and middle school, or pre-K through eighth grade.

The PfISD board of trustees approved Aug. 27 a waiver outlining a 40% hybrid model for ninth to 12th grades. Virtual learning will continue for all students who opt into the instructional model, while students who select in-person learning will attend on-campus instruction for 40% of the semester.

Based on the nine-week grading cycles, students who opt into in-person instruction will attend classes 18 days of the 45-day period. Two days would be spent on campus each week, while the remaining three days of instruction would be held remotely.

Under the two-day hybrid model, students who select on-campus learning will be divided into two groups, attending in-person classes on opposite days of the week. All students enrolled in the in-person, hybrid learning model will receive virtual learning on Wednesdays, regardless of their designated group.

"Instead of limited capacity, students’ attendance will be limited to 40%, meaning that all students who wish to return to campus will attend campus two days per week and will participate in three days of virtual learning," Weiss High School Principal Sheila Reed wrote in a Sept. 24 email to campus families.
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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