As KISD campuses have been closed since mid-March and the 2019-20 school year was finished via remote learning, district officials are now working to craft a plan to reopen schools in August in accordance with TEA guidance released May 7. While each school district has final authority over its own instructional calendar, the guidelines are meant to help minimize anticipated disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Some of these recommendations include the use of an intersessional calendar, featuring longer breaks dispersed throughout the year to provide flexibility; an instructional calendar with an additional summer learning period; or a complete school year redesign. To view the current KISD instructional calendar for the 2020-21 school year, click here.
"As we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, we are working diligently to design the Roadmap to Reopening Klein ISD," Superintendent Jenny McGown wrote in a statement June 3. "We will determine how to continue to fulfill our educational mission during the 2020-2021 school year, even in the face of continued uncertainty and challenges."
While district officials have not said yet if or how the 2020-21 instructional calendar will change, the survey is one of the first steps in identifying a plan for reopening the district next school year.
"Please be assured that our goal is to welcome students back with full programming as soon as possible and that Klein ISD will be ready for a safe and successful school year," the statement reads. "Given the ambiguity we all face, we remain committed to frequently communicating regarding the information that we do know as we plan for back to school."
The deadline to fill out the three-question survey is June 9 at 5 p.m.