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Conroe ISD announces initial 2020-2021 School Year Start

Conroe ISD announces initial 2020-2021 School Year Start

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~ 1 week, 4 days ago   Jul 23 2020, 7:27pm 
Conroe ISD announces initial 2020-2021 School Year Start
 
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Throughout the summer months, Conroe ISD have been eagerly planning to begin the 2020-2021 school year. The safety of our students, staff, and community has been their top priority while we work to define systems to support both Traditional In-Person and Remote/Online Instruction options. As the number of active cases continue to rise locally and across the State, the District has been in constant communication with the Montgomery County Public Health District and other State and local officials. Because the number of cases in the area continues to rise, the District has been advised by the Montgomery County Public Health District to postpone the start of Traditional In-Person Instruction until at least September 8, 2020. Therefore, Conroe ISD has made the decision to begin the school year on August 12, 2020, with ALL students in Remote/Online Instruction only. Traditional In-Person Instruction is scheduled to begin no earlier than September 8, 2020. They will continue to work with the Montgomery County Public Health District to evaluate when to make a safe return to campus-based instruction.
 
This time of Remote/Online Learning will allow teachers and staff to not only begin instruction with all students virtually, but also implement and practice safety protocols for when students participating in Traditional In-Person Instruction are able to return to their campuses.
 
Currently, the District is planning to allow students who selected Traditional In-Person Instruction to return to campus on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Students who selected Remote/Online Instruction will continue to learn from home. Whether they are able to begin offering Traditional In-Person Instruction will depend on whether the community is able to maintain a significant reduction in cases. Families are still encouraged to make their instructional selection so campuses can continue working on scheduling and teacher assignments.
 
The District knows that you undoubtedly will have questions regarding technology, extracurricular activities, coursework expectations, and more. They will share more information with you as soon as it becomes available. The District hopes to be able to answer some of these questions during our next live update on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. on the District's YouTube channel. They will continue to post the most updated information on our Roadmap to Reopening website.
 
Please know that the decision to begin the year virtually was not made lightly, and they know this will be a challenge for many families. The District wants to thank each of you for your partnership and understanding as we continue to navigate these difficult time s.
 
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Author Photo GrogansPanther Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 4 days ago   Jul 29 2020, 2:16pm 
So deepens the growing resentment towards the school districts and public schools.
 
There was nothing wrong with making in person school optional.
Those parents that were concerned about sending their kids to school could have kept them home and those that need to go back to work could have sent their kids to school.
 
The CDC has come down hard in favor of schools opening in person for the fall.
The science is growing in support of the idea that through social interaction we strengthen our immune systems and therefore in person schooling is critical to the health of our children.
 
The CISD has accomplished nothing.
The parents that need their kids in school will now enroll their kids in private schools, extended summer camps, or seek private classroom facilitator options with other neighborhood kids, thus defeating CISD's measures.
 
I've heard mention of class action level lawsuits against the district for property tax relief. Working parents who are now seeking the private school or teaching options are being financially stretched in an already difficult job market.
 
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Author Photo RedPanda Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 4 days ago   Jul 29 2020, 2:27pm 
Agreed. They could've proceeded with the in class option beginning from the very first day. Delaying it to 09/08 accomplished nothing extra. Just kicking the can down the road and inconveniencing hundreds of families financially.
 
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Author Photo FairManor Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 4 days ago   Jul 29 2020, 3:32pm 
CISD has a rule/policy long before Corona: close school if 50% kids get sick. During 2009 swine flu, many schools in the Woodlands were closed because of this reason.
But this time, not a single kid got sick. So why they closed all schools against their own rule/policy?
If parents have to work as teachers, they should get teachers' pay!
 
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Author Photo RedPanda Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 4 days ago   Jul 29 2020, 3:56pm 
If parents have to work as teachers, they should get teachers' pay!
 
@FairManor : I'm all for that. Also I think older teachers should strongly consider early retirement! No offense, but they need to let younger folk into the teaching profession.
 
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~ 4 days ago   Jul 29 2020, 4:17pm 
Also school funding should be used to pay home mortgages because now homes are used as schools!
 
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