CISD Return to School Update July 1, 2020
Dear Coppell ISD Families,
I hope you all are enjoying your summer and spending quality time with your family. As we head into the July 4 Holiday weekend, I want to share a brief update on our return to school plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Additional details and further information will be shared next week.
Based on input from our Return to School Task Force, feedback from staff and parents/guardians via our recent surveys , discussions with our Board of Trustees at Board Meetings and Workshops, and guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Coppell ISD will provide families with the option to choose how their child(ren) will learn for the 2020-2021 school year. Families will choose between two different models of learning — face-to-face, in-person learning at school or distance, remote learning from home.
CISD will release our full detailed Draft Return to School Guide early next week. We also will launch our second parent/guardian survey next week. In addition, we will ask our students (incoming 3rd through 12th graders) to complete a survey.
Families will have until July 20 to finalize their decision on which mode of learning is best for their child(ren). We will be asking parents and guardians to commit to your decision for the first nine weeks of school. Regardless of which option you choose, the first day of school for CISD remains Wednesday, August 12.
Next week, in addition to our detailed Draft Return to School Guide, we also will have FAQs and other information to help in making decisions that are best for you and your family. We also will have a Facebook Live event on Thursday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. where our community can ask questions.
As you know, this situation is fluid and changes daily. If there is one thing we have learned since last spring, it is the importance of staying flexible and ready to make a quick adjustment, when the need arises. District leaders will continue working on the planning process for each learning option and will share information with you as it becomes available. It is important to us that you feel ready and confident to begin the new school year in whichever learning format you choose for your child.
Additional details about both face-to-face instruction and distance learning will be available early next week at www.coppellisd.com/returntoschool. We also will send an email to our families letting you know when this information is available.
I want to end by thanking our incredible CISD community for your support, as well as your patience, understanding and grace as we work together to educate our children to our high standards, while also ensuring their health and safety. I encourage you to continue to practice social distancing over this holiday weekend. I wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July!
Dr. Brad Hunt