Dear Bobcat Families,
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, school districts across Texas are preparing for the possibility of remote learning during the 2020-2021 school year. Current state mandates require districts to provide daily in-person instruction on campus for all students this fall, and that is the preference of Celina ISD as well. However, the state has not yet provided vital direction regarding matters such as class size limits, bus rider capacity, class transitions, extra-curricular participation, cafeteria standards, facemask use, and many other necessary health protocols. What has been clearer thus far are state directives regarding online learning, including options for real-time, virtual instruction between teachers and students as well as instruction that does not require the instructor and student engaged at the same time.
Several school districts have surveyed their families and/or asked parents to make commitments for their children regarding online or in-person learning. Celina ISD believes our families deserve the most accurate information possible before committing to either on-line or in-person learning for this fall, particularly when direction provided by the state evolves every day. Once we have received clearer direction from the state, we will provide plans for multiple pathways of learning so that parents can make an informed decision for their child’s educational path next year.
The Celina Registration Fair normally held the first week of August is not permitted under current restrictions for public gatherings, so we are utilizing online registration procedures for the fall. Students new to the district are able to access enrollment forms online through our district website at https://www.celinaisd.com/parents-docs-forms/. Returning students will have registration access once Parent Portal opens on July 15th.
We are committed to providing rigorous learning, safe and supportive schools for our students and staff, and a high level of service to our families and community. Our next communication will be sent to families on July 15th, at which time we anticipate providing more updated information regarding both online and on-campus learning. We ask for your continued patience as we prioritize procedures and finalize plans for re-opening our campuses this fall.
We wish you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July,
Tom Maglisceau Superintendent