The district will open Virtual Academy application Sept. 2 through noon Sept. 8, according to social media posts from Sept. 1. Kindergarten through sixth grade students—or those age 11 and younger—can enroll in the academy. It is meant to serve as a COVID-19 response; children in this age group are not yet eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, per AISD posts.
The academy is set to run through Dec. 17, according to AISD's posts.
As of the evening of Sept. 1, AISD has a total 335 active COVID-19 cases out of the approximately 30,300 students and staff on campuses. The district is tailoring its case count notification processes to better serve the community, according to recent posts on AISD's website.
Masks are strongly recommended at AISD, and students and staff are asked to maintain social distancing whenever possible. Click here to read more about how the district is responding to COVID-19 in 2021-22.