Dripping Springs ISD has extended school closures through May 4 following a statewide order by Gov. Greg Abbott. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Following a statewide order from Gov. Greg Abbott, Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent Todd Washburn announced DSISD would extend school closures through at least May 4.
While closures persist, students will continue educational activities through remote learning methods. DSISD began implementing virtual learning5., after initially announcing schools would close on March 16, and the district maintains a central webpage to give parents and students guidance on remote learning.
"I already have heard about many wonderful examples of teachers and students alike embracing this 'new normal' with positivity and creativity," Washburn said in a letter posted to the DSISD website.
In the letter, Washburn also said that the district's board of trustees and staff were in the process of considering how the remote learning period would affect grading, grade point averages and class rankings.
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