San Marcos CISD students will return to in-person learning in April

San Marcos CISD students with medical exemptions will be able to continue with remote learning, but all others are expected to return to campuses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
San Marcos CISD students with medical exemptions will be able to continue with remote learning, but all others are expected to return to campuses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

San Marcos CISD students with medical exemptions will be able to continue with remote learning, but all others are expected to return to campuses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

San Marcos CISD announced March 31 it will require students to return to in-person learning at its campuses beginning April 12.

Students with medical exemptions will be able to continue remote learning, which will also be used when students must isolate due to the coronavirus. Information on medical exemptions is available online, and the district is asking parents to work with their principals on the process.

However, teachers will no longer provide simultaneous instruction to remote students, who will now be taught asynchronously through uploaded lessons and videos, according to SMCISD.

The announcement also noted that 800 staff members are expected to have received a COVID-19 vaccination by April 9, at which point all SMCISD employees should have been offered the vaccine.

COVID-19 protocols will continue and include social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing and sanitizing all areas of schools. A copy of the district's safety plan is also available online.


SMCISD recommends families provide their own transportation to and from campus, but bus service is available.

Students can be registered for bus service using this online form by midnight April 4. Parents will need to contact their children's schools directly to request bus service if the April 4 deadline is missed.

Registration is required for students who have not used bus services within the the past 10 days.

For guaranteed service beginning April 12, parents must be registered by close of business April 6. Service for parents who miss the deadline will not begin until April 15 or later.

Regular and special route transportation criteria and parameters are viewable here.
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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