The Glen Rose ISD Administrative Team are extremely busy this summer developing guidelines, protocols, and procedures to open campuses for the 2020-2021 school year. Glen Rose ISD will continue to place the safety of students, staff, and families at the forefront of any and all decisions. We are committed to providing a safe and clean environment conducive to learning. It is our hope that we are able to return to classrooms in August with safety, distancing, and sanitizing protocols in place.
Responses from student and parent surveys indicate a concern from some about returning for in-person instruction during the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Glen Rose ISD is preparing to provide at- home learning options, as well as traditional in-person instruction for those with concerns.
Glen Rose ISD will alter the original 2020-2021 school calendar to begin instruction on August 12, 2020 rather than August 19, 2020. The end date will move from May 27, 2021 to May 26, 2021. The additional instructional days are needed to help provide additional instructional support for learning groups created by the 9-week closure. While Glen Rose ISD staff and students did an outstanding job with at-home learning during the closure, the learning objectives had to be scaled down. Also, the additional days will be beneficial in the event public health conditions require closure during the 2020-2021 school year.
Glen Rose ISD has several possible plans in place to resume classes in August but await guidance, parameters, and protocol requirements from Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency about reopening. Additional guidance and clarity for returning to school is expected in late June and early July. Once the parameters for returning are known, Glen Rose ISD will finalize a plan to welcome students and staff back to campus. Please continue to monitor the Glen Rose website and social media pages as more information becomes available.