UPDATED: Hays CISD virtual learning extended through Feb. 19

Normal Hays CISD classes are scheduled to resume Feb. 22.
Normal Hays CISD classes are scheduled to resume Feb. 22.

Normal Hays CISD classes are scheduled to resume Feb. 22.

Update: 12:45 p.m. Feb. 15

Hays CISD will remain 100% asynchronous, with students and staff meeting virtually, for the remainder of the week due to inclement weather, a news release announced Feb. 15. All extracurricular and after-school activities are also canceled through Feb. 19.

The release states students and teachers should log in to their accounts, if it is possible to do so, and work on assignments offline. However, the district release said it is aware many families are without power, water or internet and should prioritize safety.

All staff members are being told to stay home as well, unless contacted by supervisors.

In-person learning is expected to resume Feb. 22.


Original Story

All Hays CISD students will attend classes virtually Feb.12, and Feb. 15, according to a news release issued by the district.

Feb. 15, previously intended to be a student holiday, was scheduled as a weather makeup day for a previous snow day that was called.

All after-school activities are canceled through Feb. 15, and weekend extracurricular activities are also canceled.

HCISD's central office will be open Feb. 12, but only for required school board election activities.

The district plans to resume normal operations Feb. 16, but the release notes it may become an additional virtual day of learning for all students if weather and road conditions present issues. Parents will be contacted Monday night with a decision about Feb. 16.

In other HCISD news from this week, it was announced Feb. 10 that a student at Dahlstrom Middle School was the first Hays County resident to test positive for the U.K. variant of the coronavirus, also called B.1.1.7. As a result, DMS students will attend classes virtually for a 14-day period.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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