Parents can choose from three options for the 2020-21 school year: on-campus instruction, online instruction or online instruction with UIL athletics and fine arts on campus.
The deadline to respond has been extended to July 2. Parents who have not responded to the questionnaire will be contacted by the district in July, HISD Chief Communications Officer Jamie Mount said.
"During the first six days of the online form, the district received responses for 23,877 students," she said. "There were 17,614 students choosing on campus instruction, 4,805 students choosing online instruction and 1,458 students choosing online classes with on campus UIL Athletic and Fine Arts."
According to the survey, parents who make reservations for their children to utilize on-campus instruction will likely have their middle and high school children be in online and in-person courses for the start of the year. Students will be placed on an "A/B daily schedule" to stagger the number of students on campus at a time.
Online instruction would consist of the same setup students have been doing since the coronavirus pandemic began. Online instruction with UIL athletics and fine arts programming on campus would only be available for middle and high school students, according to the survey.
Parents are able to change their child's learning option before or during the school year, according to the district.
Additionally, the survey is not binding, as the Texas Education Agency has told district they are allowed to ask parents to commit to on-campus or remote learning for their students no earlier than two weeks before the start of the school year, according to June 30 information from the TEA.