June 2, 2020
Dear Northside ISD families,
As this historic school year wraps up this week, I want to thank you for all you have done and continue to do as a partner with Northside ISD. We have appreciated your support as we switched to distance learning when our school buildings closed in March. I know that we all have questions and concerns about what reopening our schools will look like in the fall.
Please be assured that there is a huge amount of work being done at the district level to prepare. We have formed a Task Force for Reopening Schools that is developing multiple plans for fall 2020 that maximize the educational opportunities for students while adhering to local and state health guidelines. These include: on-campus instruction with required social distancing and safety measures in place; distance learning from home; and a hybrid blended learning model where students are both on campus in smaller groups and at home for distance learning.
We need your input on these possible scenarios, on our district communication efforts, and your experiences with distance learning during this school year. This feedback will allow us to continuously improve and look toward reopening.
While federal, state, and local authorities will determine the safety measures necessary, we also value our community’s opinion. We ask that all families complete a survey linked here now, and again later in the summer, as we know that there are and will be changes and updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, state, and nation. This survey is open for your input until Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
There is much more work to be completed in the coming weeks before plans are refined, finalized, and implemented. Our priorities continue to be threefold – to ensure the health and safety of our families and staff; to continue to provide high-quality instruction for our students; and to support the nutritional needs of students who rely on us for meals.
Thank you for your support of your students’ education and of Northside schools.
Dr. Brian Woods