DeSoto ISD Modifies School Reopening Plan to Delay In-Person Instruction

Written by Dallas Weekly Dallas Weekly
Published: 15 August 2020 15 August 2020

DeSoto, TX - Based on local health guidance and our monitoring of school district re-openings in other areas, DeSoto ISD has modified the district’s September 8, 2020, Reopening Plan as follows:

On September 8, all DeSoto ISD students will begin the first four weeks of school via home-supervised learning through the Anytime, Anywhere Learning platform through October 2, 2020. During this period, the district will not offer the campus-supervised learning option as a result of recent trends related to COVID-19 cases in Dallas County.

Throughout this period, DeSoto ISD will continue to monitor Dallas County health guidance and make a determination in mid-September, with board approval, regarding whether to implement a continuation of home-supervised virtual learning for all students through October 30, 2020, or to reopen buildings in order to begin offering campus-supervised learning to the families who selected that option.

Please see the DeSoto School ISD Safety Meter which aligns our reopening plans to Dallas County health guidance. This guide will be used to assess adjustments to the district’s virtual learning operating procedures.

This modification does not impact our current school calendar which has also been included here for your reference.

For questions or additional info, please direct an email to .

About DeSoto Independent School District

DeSoto ISD is a public independent school district serving more than 8,400 students and 1,000 employees. The district is comprised of 12 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation. DeSoto ISD’s mission statement is preparing students academically and socially to be problem solvers and productive citizens. The district’s 2020 Strategic Plan focuses on individualized learning, quality teachers, equal access and relationships in an effort to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to students and families in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.

Source: Dallas Weekly