Irving ISD will welcome back all students in-person for the 2021-2022 school year. With the health and safety of all students and staff in mind, the district has created a Blueprint for the Return to School.
“I strongly believe that in-person learning is the most effective for students and their progress,” says Irving ISD Superintendent of Schools Magda Hernandez. “Last year was a tough year academically – there’s no way around it. But perhaps one of the toughest challenges was not being able to interact and engage with all of our students in-person. Our team has worked diligently to ensure we can offer in-person learning in a safe and healthy way.”
The Blueprint outlines a number of safety protocols including separate building entrances for arrival and dismissal, maintaining at least three feet of physical distance as much as possible as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, encouraging frequent hand washing, and disinfecting high-touch surfaces in school buildings and buses.
In addition, the district will support any student or staff member who wishes to continue to wear a face covering. Students and staff will also be urged to stay home when sick.
“I’m ready to see our students back in class,” says Superintendent Hernandez. “I am confident in our district’s plan to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing the smiling faces of all of our amazing students on the first day of school.”
Irving ISD will welcome back all students in-person on Monday, August 16.
The district will communicate the Blueprint for the Return to School directly to parents through its numerous communication channels. For a copy of the district’s “Blueprint for the Return to School,” visit IrvingISD.net/Blueprint.