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Northwest ISD to begin school year online

Northwest ISD

Northwest ISD students will spend at least the first five weeks of the school year learning from home, after a new order from Tarrant County.

On Tuesday, the Tarrant County Public Health and Human Services issued an order requiring school districts to begin the 2020-21 school year with remote learning until Sept. 28. The order applies to all the schools of each district within Tarrant County, so it applies to all NISD students who live and/or attend school in Denton and Wise counties. NISD’s first day of school is still set for Aug. 20, and the district hopes to safely reopen schools on Sept. 28, according to a letter from Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren for district staff and families.

“We can assure you that we are committed to providing high-quality instruction to our students and ongoing support for our staff,” Warren said in the letter. “Remote Learning in 2020-2021 will be more rigorous and structured than the Emergency Remote Learning program in the spring of 2020. We will include academic and social-emotional supports to continue to meet the needs of our students and staff, while also meeting state requirements for accountability and student academic progress.”

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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