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PfISD Statement regarding Austin Public Health

Nov. 19, 2020

Travis County announced today that it has moved into Phase 4 of its COVID-19 pandemic response. The move to Phase 4 is in response to the recent rise in new infections and the county’s positivity incidence rate.

Included in its response is guidance for schools, which recommends dropping in-person learning capacity to 25%. However, as mandated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), public schools are required to provide on-campus learning to all families who wish to send their student(s) to campus.  

As a result, Pflugerville ISD does not have the authority to place a cap on the percentage of in-person learners and will continue to provide on-campus learning to families who have selected it as their preferred learning option for the second-nine weeks. All campuses will also continue to follow the District’s Return to Learn Plan designed to keep students and staff as safe as possible during on-campus learning.

Currently, students/parents/guardians have the opportunity to notify their campus if they wish to move from virtual to on-campus learning or on-campus to virtual learning at the end of every grading period. Families may choose to continue to keep their students in virtual learning for as long as they choose. Students may also move from on-campus learning to virtual learning at ANY time. 

Families are encouraged to stay connected to the District’s websiteReturn to Learn page, Facebook, and Twitter. As any new developments occur, they will also be shared with parents via email as well as phone and text message, if available.