Frisco ISD Offers Online Learning For Some StudentsAug 04, 2021 ● By FriscoSTYLE
Frisco ISD announced Aug. 3 that in the wake of “rapidly changing conditions related to COVID-19,” the district will offer a “temporary online option this fall” for students in grades EC through 6.
On Tuesday, District Superintendent Mike Waldrip told the Dallas Morning News, “There is a concern about the increase in disease activity. We felt it was important to offer this as an option for families.”
No online learning option will be available for students age 12 and older in grades 7-12 for whom the COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use.
According to a letter posted on the district’s website, online learning will be an option through at least the first nine weeks of school. It “will be re-evaluated and extended as necessary until a vaccine is authorized for children under the age of 12.” However, once a vaccine is available for children under age 12, online learning will cease to be offered by Frisco ISD.
Also, the start of the school year will be delayed for students who enroll in the online learning, with classes beginning Aug. 16. Meanwhile, on-campus instruction will remain available as the “default learning environment for students in all grade levels” beginning on the first day of school, which is scheduled Aug. 12.
Families who wish to have their EC through 6th grade students attend online classes must submit an application by 11:59 p.m. Aug, 5. Additional information is available at www.friscoisd.org/departments/covid-19/online-option-for-ec-6.
Frisco ISD is encouraging – but not requiring – the wearing of masks this school year, in accordance with executive orders from Gov. Greg Abbott. The district’s COVID-19 protocols may be viewed at www.friscoisd.org/departments/covid-19/safe-return-to-in-person-instruction.