Magnolia ISD to offer virtual, in-person classes for 2020-21 school year

Magnolia ISD parents and guardians will be able to choose between virtual and in-person learning for their children in the 2020-21 school year. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Magnolia ISD parents and guardians will be able to choose between virtual and in-person learning for their children in the 2020-21 school year. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Magnolia ISD parents and guardians will be able to choose between virtual and in-person learning for their children in the 2020-21 school year. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Magnolia ISD Superintendent Todd Stephens announced initial plans for the upcoming school year in a July 9 letter to parents and guardians.

MISD will offer two learning options for students to choose from in the 2020-21 school year: an in-person option and a remote option.


According to the letter, the face-to-face learning option will be as close to traditional schooling as possible, with added safety measures to follow state guidelines during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The district's virtual option will be remote learning with both live and assigned instruction. Live instruction will allow teachers and students to communicate in real time via technology, whereas the assigned instruction will allow students to work through assignments on their own time.

A full plan for the 2020-21 MISD school year will be released by the district July 15, the letter states, and will be available on the district's website upon release.



Parents and guardians will be asked to select an option for their child by July 29, as classes for both learning options are scheduled to begin Aug. 12.

Additional information provided by the district includes children over the age of 10 having to wear masks while at school and enhanced safety measures being added during lunch and recess.

MISD will release answers to other frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming school year with the July 15 update.



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