Update for the 2020-21 School Year

Jun 24, 2020

Dear Frisco ISD Parents and Guardians,

Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) intended to give direction to school districts across the state regarding the 2020-21 school year. As you can imagine, this is a monumental task. Unfortunately, they were unable to provide guidance related to in-person classes and public health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Frisco ISD did receive direction on virtual learning and is actively working to develop guidelines for our new Virtual Academy based on their direction. 

The District will be providing both face-to-face instruction on our campuses and will have an option for parents to opt-in to the District’s new Virtual Academy should families decide they do not want to send their students back to campuses. Internal groups continue to consider which health and safety measures and protocols would be feasible and appropriate when students and staff return to the classroom.

The District is committed to updating our COVID-19 FAQ as we gain additional insights and clarity as to how the upcoming school year will work. Additionally, we have added the ability for individuals to submit questions to be considered as additions to that page. This page will be continually updated, but please continue to monitor the District webpage and social media for the latest news. 

As we continue preparing for the fall semester and the safe return of students to FISD, we are asking parents to let us know how their children will return to school for the 2020-21 school year. The first day of school is August 13.

A commitment form that will include additional details on the upcoming school year will now go out on Monday, June 29. 

While some would consider this commitment early, the District is actively planning master schedules, classroom space, a new online Virtual Academy and how we can best meet the social-emotional needs of our students when they return. As we plan, we want to directly consider the name and need of your child and appreciate your commitment to the District. 

I want to assure you that Frisco ISD is committed to providing exceptional learning experiences to our more than 63,000 students, whether on campus or through the online Virtual Academy. TEA’s COVID-19 website will continue to be updated with new guidance as it becomes available.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mike Waldrip
Superintendent of Schools

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