Counselor & Social Work

Weekly Communication: Week of 4/20/2020

SWISD's COVID-19 Updates: Dr. Verstuyft's latest message

Dear Southwest ISD Families,


These have not been easy times for our school community and all those around the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For Southwest, it’s meant transitioning our families into a completely remote learning environment, while waiting to see if we could soon resume face-to-face classroom instruction. However, in support of safety efforts to combat this dangerous virus, and following the executive order issued from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, SWISD will continue with its remote instructional continuity plan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I know this news has many asking what this means for our families. Though these are unprecedented times for all of us, one thing that remains familiar is our commitment to our students. The District will continue working towards its commitment to provide the best educational experience even through these uncharted times.


For the remainder of the year, the District will continue working and administering instruction remotely. I want to commend our teachers, staff, students, and families for their efforts in this transition. I know it has not been easy, but your determination has made this remote learning environment possible for our families. The District’s meal curbside distribution plan will also continue with safety guidelines. The latest sites and information can be found on our website, www.swisd.net/covid19.


As far as the end of the year ceremonies, we are in discussions on how we can best celebrate these events and their honorees, to include our senior class. We will continue to keep you updated on these events as we work alongside our local and state health authorities to support safety guidelines. Texas Commissioner Mike Morath will also provide guidance to schools during this transition. In the event we are allowed to crowd assemble before, possibly even after the end of the school year, we will communicate a plan for these gatherings. Parents, please keep your communication open with us and share any questions or concerns on www.swisd.net/communityquestions. This is an active page where we are uploading responses to your inquiries.

Our communication efforts will continue through our social media sites, the Remind app, School Messenger, our media partners, and website www.swisd.net. Thank you for your trust, support, and patience as we continue to work with our local health authorities to ensure we make the best decisions for our students and staff.



Sincerely,


Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft

Superintendent of Schools

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