Houston ISD asking parents to make in-person learning decision by Sept. 25

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Families in Houston ISD have until Sept. 25 to confirm whether they want to continue virtual learning or opt for in-person learning. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Families in Houston ISD have until Sept. 25 to confirm whether they want to continue virtual learning or opt for in-person learning. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Families in Houston ISD have until Sept. 25 to confirm whether they want to continue virtual learning or opt for in-person learning, the district announced Sept. 16.

The HISD Connect Parent Portal will begin asking for parents to make their choice Sept. 21.

If in-person learning is selected, the transition will occur Oct. 19, the first day of the second six-week period for HISD. Parents who do not make a selection will be have their children automatically counted as an "in-person" for planning purposes, according to the district.

District officials will use the headcounts for in-person learners to determine whether some campuses will need to be brought back in phases in order to maintain social distancing practices.

Parents will be opting into a full year of virtual learning, but they will be able to change their decision later in the semester.


The district said parents should direct questions to their child's school for further information.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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