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.