NISD to begin school year with virtual instruction

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Northside ISD will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 24 with distance learning. There will be no in-person instruction until at least the Tuesday after Labor Day, Sept. 8. 

Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods and the Northside ISD Board of Trustees announced the decision Thursday, July 16. 

"After weeks of listening to teachers, parents, and school leaders we have made the decision to begin the year in distance learning," Woods said. "Our plan meets TEA guidelines released last week, though we remain hopeful that the state will allow local school districts to make decisions based on the health conditions in their own communities. We will continue to develop protocols for a return to school buildings and in-person instruction as soon as it is safe to do so. We know that in-person instruction is the best environment for most students and we will continue to work to provide that safely.”

The District continues to monitor local conditions, work with city and state leaders, and follow guidance from local, state, and federal health officials. 

Northside will provide students with access to technology devices, such as iPads, Chromebooks, and WiFi hotspots, to begin remote learning. We have been working on distance learning protocols for months now and believe that this offering will be rigorous and engaging.

The District also remains committed to providing nutritional support to families with meal distributions.

Additional information will be shared on the District's Back to School website and social media platforms.