At last night’s regular meeting, the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees voted to extend virtual learning beyond the first four weeks of school and announced plans to welcome back students who previously chose in-person learning. The in-person start date for that limited number of students will be Monday, Oct. 19.
We recognize that engaging with students in person is best for students, which is why we are taking steps to phase-in a safe return of students to a traditional classroom setting. The district also continues to monitor COVID-19 data provided by Dallas County Health and Human Services. Over the past few weeks, Dallas County has seen numbers trend in a positive direction.
When in-person learning begins Oct. 19, approximately 30% of our students will return based on their learning choice during the enrollment process. The majority of students will continue with virtual learning due to the learning choice previously selected.
All families will have the opportunity to change between in-person and virtual learning at the end of each nine-week grading period. To make a learning preference change starting with the second nine-week grading period, parents can do so using the Learning Preference Change Form between October 12 and October 26. The second nine-week grading period begins Monday, Nov. 9.
This phase-in process allows the district and school staff to prepare and welcome students back to our classrooms. Thank you to parents and staff for your patience and partnership. We are in this together.