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Uvalde CISD gives students the option of virtual learning this school year

UVALDE, Texas – The Uvalde CISD plans to supply a virtual learning option for students this school year.

Many dad and mom and youngsters have expressed issues about returning to campuses after the May 24 bloodbath at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two lecturers useless.

The district has pushed again the begin of school till Sept. 6 to offer extra time for safety updates at colleges and officers are letting dad and mom share questions and issues throughout a Special School Board Meeting on Monday.

But dad and mom who nonetheless aren’t comfy with in-person learning are being given the option to maintain their children dwelling to be taught.

According to the district web site, households who’re keen on virtual-only learning are requested to take part in an online survey.

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Then, from Aug. 10 to Aug. 31, dad and mom can apply for virtual learning for his or her kids.

To qualify, students should meet the following standards:

  • Reside in the Uvalde CISD attendance space;

  • Be enrolled in Uvalde CISD;

  • Have affordable entry to in-person providers at a district or school facility;

  • Have fewer than 10 unexcused absences whereas enrolled in Uvalde Virtual Academy over a six-month interval.

“The virtual learning program will use district Learning Management Systems of See Saw (K-2) and Canvas (3-12), which can be accessed on district-provided iPads,” the web site states.

The 2022-2023 school year will start on Sept. 6.

Last month, the district outlined the following plan for realigning the colleges for students who go for in-person learning:

  • The Uvalde Elementary (Benson Complex) campus will serve students in third and fourth grade beneath the route of the lecturers and assist employees from Robb Elementary.

  • Flores Elementary will serve students in the fifth and sixth grades. The lecturers, assist employees, and directors at Flores Elementary will stay in place.

  • Crossroads Academy might be relocated to 537 E. Oppenheimer Street. This facility will meet the Academy’s distinctive wants for a versatile school day with a deal with individualized learning plans.

  • New Hope Daycare might be positioned in the north constructing at the Benson Educational Complex.

The web site additionally lists tasks which are underway to enhance the security of campuses:

  • Installing new 8-foot, non-scalable perimeter fencing at the elementary and junior excessive school campuses; logistics for perimeter fencing at the excessive school campus are at present underway

  • Installing extra safety cameras throughout the district

  • Upgrading doorways and door locks

  • Providing extra coaching to all employees on the Raptor system

  • Enhancing annual speedy response coaching for all employees

  • Ongoing security audit carried out by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)

  • Reviewing and revising standing insurance policies and procedures

  • Additional coaching for all employees on up to date insurance policies and procedures

  • Additional coaching for the district police power

  • Opportunities to replace or improve communication methods, together with police radios and mobile connectivity

You can learn extra about the standing of these tasks online and discover different resources for district dad and mom.

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