The Texarkana Independent School District shared the following message to their parents.

We thank you for your support and understanding as we, as a nation and community, responded to the unexpected invasion of COVID-19 in March. The way our Tiger Family of students, parents and employees pulled together to educate and feed our students during the most unusual of circumstances was phenomenal.

They addressed the concerns and questions of how schools plan to reopen in August 2020. The Texarkana Texarkana Independent School District will continue to receive regular updates and guidance from local, state, and federal agencies and their first priority is the safety of their students and employees.

To that end, the school district is currently conducting a Parent Survey in order to get feedback as to their vision of what the start of school should look like. The data will be summarized and in the near future, they will share with parents an outline of TISD’s Smart Restart 2020 plan.

The school district says that there may be three scenarios for August 2020. However, everything is subject to change based upon evolving directives from governing authorities and/or health officials:

1. Enhanced Traditional Plan: Face-to-face instruction with enhanced safety precautions in place.

2. Hybrid Plan: Combination of time split with at-home learning and face-to-face instruction with increased safety and disinfecting measures.

3. Fully Remote Instruction Plan: Virtual learning, interactive lessons along with graded assignments and assessments.

As the school district moves forward in the development of the TISD 2020-2021 Smart Restart planning process, they will keep all parents updated. And be aware that they are striving to do what is best for ALL of our students and employees.