Safe Restart Opening Plan 2020-2021

                       Message from the Superintendent

We all know there are many questions about what school will look like in the fall. With vital feedback from our community, as well as direction from the State of Texas, Texas Education Agency, and local health authorities, The Varnett Public School will safely reopen schools and activities for the 2020-2021 academic year on September 8.

All instruction will be remote only until October 5, 2020. TEA has mandated that schools offer on-campus instruction for all grade levels five days per week when we return to face-to face instruction. Parents will still have the option to select remote instruction for their children. Initially, we will provide remote instruction for up to 8 weeks. You will be informed when we begin face to face instruction.



Our plans to meet the needs of our students are aligned with our District mission, core values, and goals. The remainder of this document presents our plans and protocols for safely reopening our schools in the 2020-2021 school year. Three surveys were sent to our parents, teachers, and staff to solicit feedback on the best course of action for our students. Most parents who responded to the survey selected remote learning as the best method for their child to receive instruction at this time.



Here is a timeline for the re-opening dates:

August 25, 2020

First day of school for teachers

September 8, 2020

First day of school for students (Remote only)

October 5, 2020

Face-to-face instruction begins (subject to change)

Beginning August 10, parents will receive a phone call, email or text from the district asking them to select the learning plan for their child for the 2020-2021 school year.

Parents will have 3 options:

Option 1: Face-to-Face Instruction

Option 2: Remote Instruction

Option 3.Hybrid (combination of both face-to face and remote instruction)

After each six-week grading period, parents may change options.

Teachers will report to work virtually on Monday, August 25. All other employees will continue to work virtually and will be notified by their supervisor regarding the date they will be expected to return to the office.

Parents who need technology or hotspots for their child will receive notification of when they may pick up these items after the beginning of the school year. It is our goal to make sure that all students have the tools they need to be successful in this upcoming school year.

We will continually update you regarding any changes that may be necessary prior to the opening of the school year.

I look forward to welcoming our students back whether face-to-face or online for a successful school year.


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