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Lamar CISD Focuses on 2020-2021 School Year

Jun 17, 2020 | Community Relations

This spring, Lamar CISD formed a District Transition Team consisting of 31 District and campus leaders to develop an educational framework for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Transition Team is examining a wide variety of educational options that will support our families and the continuing education of our students. These options include traditional, remote learning and hybrid options.

The District knows there is much uncertainty and many questions regarding the 2020-2021 school year and your patience is appreciated as we remain thoughtful in our planning process.

Regular communication with state officials is ongoing and we are expecting specific guidance on reopening schools from the Texas Education Agency on June 23. This should include information on class size flexibilities, social distancing and other associated guidelines.

In the meantime, we know the input of parents and teachers is an important aspect of this work. This is why two surveys were launched on June 17—one for Lamar CISD parents and another for Lamar CISD teachers.

Once the Transition Team reviews this feedback and receives the upcoming guidance from the state, the intent is to update our families with enough time and information to collectively plan for the fall.

“We realize these are challenging times and we all want what is best for students,” said Dr. Thomas Randle, Superintendent of Schools. “No matter what instruction looks like next fall, our focus is on the health of our students and staff, and the continuity of high-quality instruction. We know our community is resilient, and working together, our students will continue to receive the academic and emotional support they need.”

The District is also examining the associated logistics of regularly disinfecting campuses, buses, school supplies and athletic equipment, pre-screening students and staff, enforcing social distancing guidelines, and ensuring all Lamar CISD families have access to learning materials.

Parents and teachers should check their email for a link to the COVID-19 surveys. Those who did not receive the email can contact [email protected]. The surveys will be available until June 24, 2020.

To ensure you receive the most recent information related to COVID-19, please continue to visit the COVID-19 Updates webpage.

View the latest update for the 2020-2021 school year here