Austin ISD asking for students to learn remotely this week

Austin ISD says it is encouraging for parents to let their students study remotely for the rest of the week as COVID-19 cases in the area soar.

All Austin ISD families are encouraged to keep their students in a distance learning environment starting Tuesday January 12th and for the remainder of the week. The district says the campus will remain open to families who need access to personal services.

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“This decision was made in partnership with Austin Public Health and city and county officials to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde in a letter to AISD families.

Not only did Elizalde urge parents to keep their children away from home, but also provided more information on COVID-19 testing, food distributions and WiFi access:

  • COVID-19 tests: AISD is offering bulk, drive-through and COVID-19 tests for all staff and students who normally study / work in person on January 13-14 at the AISD Central Office and Northeast Early College High School (Nelson Field). Anyone interested in a test can click here to register for a test period
  • Access to food: AISD will continue to offer a 7-day meal distribution for children and carers
  • Wi-Fi access: AISD will continue to provide Wi-Fi buses from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm to provide Internet access to our students in communities across Austin

Austin ISD went virtual on Monday January 11th due to winter weather creating dangerous road conditions in the Austin area.

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