EPISD Reopening Plan
The El Paso Independent School District plan for the 2020-21 school year takes into careful consideration the safety and well-being of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights of the District’s reopening plan include: reducing the numbers of students in classes to ensure social distancing; mandatory mask requirements for staff and students; continuing EPISD@Home; and beginning the school year earlier to create a fall intersession.
Instruction will be offered in three different models: 100 percent remote learning through EPISD@Home; a combination of EPISD@Home with live, on-campus classes twice a week; and full-time in-person classes for students enrolled in select special academic programs. All options will provide engagement between students and teachers.
Parents can select either the hybrid model or the EPISD@Home virtual option for their children for the fall. However, once selected, the option will have an indefinite timeline depending on health conditions and guidance from TEA. Detailed information about each option will be provided to parents in the coming weeks.
EPISD will reopen in accordance with guidelines from the state and be dependent on the rate of COVID-19 infections in El Paso and Texas. Ensuring the safety and health of our students and teachers is our top priority.
OPTION 1: Staggered Schedule Combination of virtual and campus instruction. Students will go to the campus twice a week and continue virtual three days.
OPTION 2: Virtual 100% virtual five days a week through EPISD@Home
OPTION 3: *In-Person 5 days per week, either half or full day on campus (depending on family responses). Families of students in the Select Special Programs Group can choose EPISD@Home, but EPISD is prioritizing face to face instruction for students in this group.
*Only available to children in these programs: certain eligible English Learners, PreK, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd, and specific students with disabilities better served face to face.
For technical support, please call the EPISD Helpdesk number: 915-230-2601.