Getting back into the classroom: Fort Bend ISD’s youngest students return to school

Fort Bend ISD elementary students began returning for face-to-face learning Sept. 28-Oct. 2. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)
Fort Bend ISD elementary students began returning for face-to-face learning Sept. 28-Oct. 2. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)

Fort Bend ISD elementary students began returning for face-to-face learning Sept. 28-Oct. 2. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)

Fort Bend ISD’s youngest students returned for face-to-face instruction beginning Sept. 28.

Pre-K and kindergarten students returned to the classroom Sept. 28, followed by first graders Sept. 30 and second graders Oct. 2.

Next week, elementary students will continue to be gradually phased back to campus, with third graders scheduled to return Oct. 6, fourth graders Oct. 8 and fifth graders Oct. 9.

At the middle and high school levels, sixth and ninth graders will return to campus Oct. 5; seventh and 10th graders Oct. 7; and eighth, 11th and 12th graders Oct. 9, according to a district schedule.

Students who selected face-to-face learning will be fully phased in prior to the beginning of the second nine-week grading period, which starts Oct. 12.



All students have the option of receiving instruction online for the entire 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Check out how many students opted for in-person versus online learning here, and continue reading to see some Twitter posts from FBISD about the first week back in the classroom.



















By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.



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