In this edition, we are sharing some of the information you’ve been waiting for about the 2020-2021 school year. I am going to be honest; we don’t have all the answers yet. But, we have worked hard to make decisions as we have received guidance from the Texas Education Agency. Since May, I have spoken to students, staff and parents to get input regarding the calendar, learning process and options, and health and safety. We’ve held numerous Google Meets, sent surveys and created an email address so that stakeholders can ask any questions they have regarding the new year. The Teaching and Learning Department has designed learning models for remote, hybrid and face to face instruction as TEA suggested beginning in May. Due to a great deal of prior planning, the Technology Department has been able to fast-track going “one-to-one”, meaning every student at FISD will be provided with a device for digital learning. This makes face-to-face instruction more engaging for students and allows for a smooth transition to remote learning should there be an unexpected COVID related shutdown. It also fulfills one of the tactics of the FISD Strategic Plan. The Operations Department has planned protocols for cleaning and disinfecting campuses as well as health and hygiene practices. It has been difficult, but I am proud of the work we have done and the transparency with which we’ve done it. I will continue to communicate with our stakeholders so that you can make the best decisions for your children and their education. We look forward to opening our doors in August and partnering with you to prepare your child for a prosperous life.