McKinney ISD asking parents to decide if their students will attend class virtually or in person this fall

McKinney ISD parents can choose to do either on-campus instruction or online instruction for their students for the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
McKinney ISD parents can choose to do either on-campus instruction or online instruction for their students for the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

McKinney ISD parents can choose to do either on-campus instruction or online instruction for their students for the 2020-21 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

McKinney ISD families are being asked to review the district’s policies for the upcoming school year and decide whether students will be returning to classes in person or attending school online.

Families have until July 17 to inform the district of their choice. Parents who would like to change their decision can do so up until July 30. After this date, the district is asking families to commit to their decision for at least the first nine weeks of school.

Teachers will return to the classroom and engage students both in person and at the designated time online for each period. Students who are attending virtually may be asked to work independently or in groups but are expected to stay logged on for the duration of the period.

The district highly recommends students returning to in-person classrooms this fall wear masks and could require it in accordance with state mandates, MISD announced in its instructional plan for the fall.

The district is planning to implement other health measures for students returning to campuses as well. This includes screening all students and staff regularly for COVID-19 symptoms.


The instructional plan for MISD can be found here, and it addresses concerns such as what happens if students or staff display symptoms of COVID-19.

The Texas Education Agency attendance and enrollment FAQs can be found here. The TEA’s guidance to Public Health Planning can be found here. While the University Interscholastic League has not released its fall plan, updates from the UIL can be found here.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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