Austin, Texas – – 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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