Back-to-school plans for area school districts vary

Victoria ISD students can go from digital to face-to-face at end of each grading period

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria ISD start date for the 2020-2021 school year is Tuesday,  August 18th, that’s to start with remote learning the first three weeks. 

This update came after Victoria County Health Authority Dr. John McNeill issued an order requiring all public schools in Victoria County to delay in-person instruction through September 7th.

Throughout the school year parents will have the flexibility to change their child’s mode of learning, said Shawna Currie, Victoria ISD Communications Director. 

“That can change at each, at the end of each grading period, so after the first grading period if a student has continued virtual but they have decided they want to return to the classroom, they can do so, or vice versa,” Currie said.

And if a student or staff member shows up without a mask, the Victoria ISD will supply them with one. 

 “We certainly recommend that students and staff are able to bring their own mask each day but if for some reason, something happens and a student needs a new mask, or they forget it that day, something like that, we will have supplies on all of the campuses,” Currie said.

Other area school districts have varying back to school plans. The Refugio ISD begins remote instruction on Monday, August 24th with on-campus instruction beginning September 21st. The Calhoun County ISD will begin the school year on August 11th, during orientation week, students will spend at least one full day of face-to-face classroom instruction. From there instruction will be a blend of virtual and face to face.