For weeks, we have been waiting on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to offer us some guidance on the plan to return to school in the fall. Unfortunately, they are not prepared to release this information at this time.
However, TEA has informed us that as a parent, you can choose to enroll for in-person instruction or online instruction (different from what was provided in the spring).
The most important decision a parent will make is choosing the right education opportunity for their child. We understand during this historic pandemic, the tough decision that you will make as a parent. As we await the guidelines from the Texas Education Agency about health protocols, rest assured we will use these guidelines along with the CDC and our local health agencies’ recommendations to provide the safest environment for our staff and students.
To assist in making plans for reopening, we are asking parents to provide input. A survey will be posted on our website starting on July 1, 2020. Responses will help PISD with planning and decision making for reopening. No one will be tied to their decision. For planning purposes, we will need to have an idea of what to expect for the first day of instruction.
Paris ISD hopes to return to in-person instruction on August 19, 2020. As you know, things are changing rapidly. Should in-person instruction be closed by order of the Texas governor, your child will be able to learn online.
Again, the safety of your child is top priority and all of our decisions will be based on a safety plan that provides the best environment for our students, staff, and community. Once we receive TEA’s guidelines in the upcoming weeks, we plan to incorporate those into our current safety plan.
For students or parents who prefer for instruction to be in the online environment, that option will be available. For those who choose online instruction, a computer and internet service is required. The online learning option will contain a rigorous curriculum, daily attendance will be taken, and the grading procedures will be the same as in-person instruction for all of their courses.
Here is the link to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentsFallStart. It can also be found on our district website. You will be asked to select your preference for the coming year.
We will honor and respect whichever path you choose for your child. We are here to help. Now more than ever it is critical that schools and homes work together to benefit our students. When we work as a team, your child’s educational needs will reach their full potential. We look forward to navigating these unchartered waters together.
Paul Jones, Superintendent
Althea Dixon, Assistant Superintendent
Gary Preston, Assistant Superintendent
New Student Enrollment now online
Grades K-12 only
For information on Pre-K registration, please visit https://gec.parisisd.net/2329
Deadline to file for P-EBT has been extended to July 31, 2020
The online application for P-EBT is now open.
Please review the criteria to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits. The application link is provided below.
Do I need to apply for P-EBT?
Families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
If you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact 833-613-6220. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT or call 833-613-6220.