SURVEY RESULTS: Two-thirds of Spring ISD students opt into remote learning for first grading period of 2020-21

Nearly two-thirds of the Spring ISD student body have chosen to participate in remote learning for the first grading period of the 2020-21 school year, according to learning option survey results obtained by Community Impact Newspaper Aug. 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly two-thirds of the Spring ISD student body have chosen to participate in remote learning for the first grading period of the 2020-21 school year, according to learning option survey results obtained by Community Impact Newspaper Aug. 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Nearly two-thirds of the Spring ISD student body have chosen to participate in remote learning for the first grading period of the 2020-21 school year, according to learning option survey results obtained by Community Impact Newspaper Aug. 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Nearly two-thirds of the Spring ISD student body have chosen to participate in remote learning for the first grading period of the 2020-21 school year, according to learning option survey results obtained by Community Impact Newspaper on Aug. 10.

According to SISD Director of Communications Karen Garrison, 34% of survey respondents selected the district's Safety First In-Person learning option, while 66% opted for the district's Empowered Learning At-Home option. The survey closed to respondents Aug. 7 at 5 p.m.
"We appreciate our families responding to the learning option survey and letting us know what will work best for them," said Mark Miranda, executive chief of district operations. "Working with our families to help every student be successful is our priority as we start this new school year, whether they choose the Safety-First In-Person learning option or Empowered Learning At-Home."

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, while SISD will begin the upcoming school year remotely until at least Sept. 11, if in-person learning resumes Sept. 14 as currently planned, whichever learning choice families choose for the first grading period will take effect through Nov. 20 for students in pre-K, Oct. 30 for elementary schools and Oct. 2 for secondary schools.

According to the district's current plans, while families can opt into remote learning at any time throughout the school year, students may only opt into in-person learning at the start of a new grading period.

For more information about both learning options, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.