Harlandale ISD encourages families to transition to online learning

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Harlandale Independent School District is encouraging families to switch back to at-home learning for the next few weeks in response to the rise in local COVID-19 cases.

HISD Superintendent Gerardo Soto sent a letter to families in the district asking them to consider transitioning back to online learning if possible.

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“I would like to encourage all our our parents who selected in-person learning to transition to online learning if possible for at least the next few weeks starting January 20, and return to in-person on Monday, February 8, 2021.”

Soto’s letter said the campuses will remain open as the district understands not all of the 15,000 students are able to learn from home.

“In-person instruction will still be available for those parents who have previously chosen for their children to participate in this form of instruction. All staff will continue to report to campus,” the letter said.

Soto assured families they’d be able to transition back without losing their slot for in-person learning. He asked parents to contact campus administrators if they are able keep their students at home.

On Tuesday, local health officials reported 2,395 new COVID-19 cases. The new cases pushed the total since the pandemic began in March to 152,231. San Antonio’s current positivity rate is 17.5 percent.

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