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Tarrant County Orders Remote Instruction through September 27

On July 21, Tarrant County Health and Human Services issued an order requiring that schools not reopen for on-campus, face-to-face instruction until September 28, 2020. In compliance with that order, Keller ISD will hold all classes remotely only beginning August 19 through September 27.

Keller ISD will still be asking parents to commit to participating in either In-Person or Remote instruction when campuses are able to reopen, and parents can look for a follow-up communication in the coming days with information about how to make that selection. With this news, those choosing In-Person will simply also begin the school year learning remotely online, with plans to begin In-Person Instruction with their assigned teachers on September 28, 2020. Similarly, those who select Remote will continue learning online with the same teacher with whom they began the year. This will ensure that students will start the school year with the same teachers they will have throughout the year. 

More information will be shared soon about what can be expected from the improved Remote Instruction experience for all students, as well as additional details about the In-Person Instruction experience in September for those who select that option. Keller ISD administrators and staff continue to work diligently to prepare details for the 2020-21 school year while remaining flexible with changes to state and local mandates, such as the one that was announced this morning. 

In addition to the order from Tarrant County, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) released modifications to the 2020-2021 UIL calendar and updated its COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines. Administrators are thoroughly reviewing this information and will communicate additional details for each of our campuses as soon as possible.

Keller ISD will continue to follow and monitor guidance that is issued from the Texas Education Agency and local and state health and government officials. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to preserve the health and safety of our community and encourage you to check for the latest updates on the 2020-21 school year.

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