Ysleta ISD teachers, staff to return to campuses January 19

Officials with the Ysleta Independent School District announced Thursday that, in order to prepare for the return of students to campuses for in-person instruction, all teachers, staff, and full-time employees are required to report to their campuses and departments to resume their normal workday schedules beginning Tuesday, January 19.

“The district has not yet set a date for the start of in-person instruction, but Ysleta ISD Trustees and administration continue working with local and state legislators, education officials, and health authorities to determine when on-campus instruction for students will resume,” YISD officials shared.

District officials add that with the return of employees to the workplace, the district will continue utilizing all established health and safety protocols designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Currently, all Ysleta ISD students are participating in Online Learning, either at home or at Learning Hubs at the campuses.

All parents have the option to have their child participate in our Learning Hubs. However, once the district resumes in-person, face-to-face instruction at its campuses, all Ysleta ISD families can choose whether their students will participate in one of the following three options:

  •  100% Online Learning at home
  • Hybrid Learning (on-campus instruction Monday-Thursday, remote learning at home on Friday)
  • 100% Face-to-Face Learning (on-campus instruction Monday-Friday)

Ysleta ISD’s preparations to reopen campuses comply with Region 19’s return-to campus plan, which is based solely on one factor: the COVID-19 hospitalization rate in Trauma Service Area I -El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson counties.

Once this hospitalization rate remained below 20% for seven consecutive days, Ysleta ISD was upgraded from the Red Zone to the Orange Zone.

To date, Ysleta ISD has been in the Orange Zone for 24 consecutive days.

For more information, parents are encouraged to submit questions through the “Ask The District” tab on the main webpage at www.yisd.net.