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Post ISD to implement on-campus, online learning for 2020-21
By Elizabeth Tanner—
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Post ISD has decided to let parents choose whether their child will return to school on Aug. 20.
Using the Post ISD website, postisd.net, parents are asked to complete a survey, responding whether they will be sending their child back to school for face-to-face instruction or keeping their child at home to participate in online learning.
Those who select online learning will further choose between synchronous or asynchronous instruction.
In synchronous instruction, students will learn through livestream videos in which they can interact with their teachers in real-time. In asynchronous instruction, students will learn through pre-recorded lessons.
And, although Garza County has seen a recent rise in Covid-19 cases, Superintendent Heath Dickson has announced he would prefer students to return to for face-to-face classes as he feels teachers can better cater to students’ educational needs in a traditional classroom setting.
“We prefer you to send your student to school for face-to-face instruction because we feel we can better provide for his or her educational needs,” Dickson said. “But, if you feel one of the other methods is appropriate for your child, we will do our very best to meet your child’s needs.”
Students who choose to participate in online instruction will not be eligible for any extracurricular activities including band, theater or any sports.
“Students who choose to not receive face-to-face instruction will not be eligible for any extracurricular activities since the mixing of different schools will make the chance to contract COVID-19 greater,” Dickson said.
Students who choose to attend face-to-face instruction will not be required to wear face coverings, but masks will be provided for students who wish to do so.
Dickson encourages those who haven’t already, to fill out the survey.
“Please fill out the online survey so we can see how many students we need to plan for,” Dickson said.
Although plans for busing and lunch have not yet been decided upon, Dickson says Post ISD will continue to release more information as August approaches.
“We look forward to seeing everyone in August,” Dickson said.
Questions regarding the survey should be directed to the principal at your child’s campus.
Elementary: Dawn Jones, 806-495-3414
Middle School: Robert Wilson, 806-495-2874
High School: Shelli Crow, 806-495-2770