Socorro Independent School District, the region’s second largest school district, announced that they will be extending remote learning through early November, due to the Covid-19 surge in the El Paso area.
“With the record-breaking COVID-19 data in the El Paso community, the Socorro ISD Board of Trustees approved a two-week extension to its remote learning transition period to Keep SISD Safe,” district officials shared via a news release Tuesday evening.
Officials with the Socorro Independent School District announced that they are working closely with the El Paso Department of Public Health and other area school districts, to carefully monitor the health of our community while following guidance and directives from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) regarding the reopening of schools.
The current extension will allow the district to continue providing remote instruction to students through November 6, 2020.
Parents of students who were on campus prior to the break will continue to have a choice on whether to have their kids learn remotely or on campus.
Teachers who have not already started working at their school will return on Friday, November 6th.
On November 9, 2020, teachers will provide in-person instruction to all students whose parents have chosen the traditional/hybrid (on-campus) learning model while continuing virtual instruction for students whose parents opted for the remote (at-home) learning model.
High school athletics, fine arts and other UIL activities will continue as scheduled following UIL guidelines as well as guidance by the local health authorities and collaboration among athletic directors in area school districts.
District officials say that, per TEA, the agency will continue to monitor the status of the local community health and follow up with determinations regarding further extensions to the remote learning transitional period.
As with all COVID-19 plans, it is important to note that details may be subject to change pending the state of our local community health and new guidance issued by national, state, and local authorities as the district progresses through the school year.
Potential updates will be shared with the community as they are received from TEA or health officials.