Garland ISD to Offer Parent-Led Virtual Learning Amid Growing COVID-19 Concerns – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – .

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Garland ISD to Offer Parent-Led Virtual Learning Amid Growing COVID-19 Concerns – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – .


Back to school is in full swing in North Texas, and it has already arrived with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As the pandemic continues and the virus evolves, school leaders face tough decisions when it comes to student safety.

Garland ISD responded to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 on Wednesday with an important update for parents. In a letter to families, the district acknowledged parents’ concerns about the spread of COVID-19 on its campuses, with a particular focus on elementary schools.

Starting August 23, the district will launch a parent-led temporary virtual learning (TVL) option for K-6 students, emphasizing that it is a short-term option.

The letter to parents reads in part:

“Parents will serve as home teachers and will be fully responsible for monitoring and ensuring their child’s learning.

Garland ISD is currently reporting 629 laboratory-confirmed student cases. This represents about 1.17% of the entire student body in the district. They report 87 cases of laboratory-confirmed personnel. Only 1.19% of all employees. The district says 256 all cases were diagnosed before school started this month.

The district said it will provide parent-led virtual students with videos and activities posted on CANVAS – the district’s online platform.

Registration for the TVL option begins August 19.

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