We have been getting many questions on how the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year will look. The RFISD Board of Trustees met to discuss and approve some needed changes for the opening if the 2020-2021 school year. I will outline those decisions below. You will also be getting more details from your campus administration very soon.
We want you to know that your student's safety is our number one priority. As we plan to operate a safe school, we remain focused on providing students with an excellent education. We appreciate your feedback, comments, and support! Please be aware that more modifications and changes might be needed as we adapt to this ever-changing situation. We will continue to seek your input as we navigate these times.
1. The calendar has been updated. We will begin remote only instruction on August 24th. We will hope to see those who choose on-campus learning beginning on September 8th. Additionally, two student holidays have been added, September 28 and October 19, to allow for additional teacher professional development.
2. We will be instructing by remote methods only for the first two weeks of school. While it is very doubtful this will be shortened, it is more than possible for it to be extended. More details about how your student will access the learning system will be relayed by campus administration.
3. UIL and extracurricular activities are on hold until September 7th due to a San Antonio Metro Health order. This means students are not permitted to come to the school, not even for practice, until September 7th. While the district understands SA Metro Health's concern, we do not agree with the discrepancy that exists between UIL directives and SA Metro Health directives. We are working with state and local governments to find a solution to the discrepancy.
Thank you for your continued patience during this rapidly changing time. We will be offering a high-quality education to our students even while we are in a remote model for a short while. Additionally, we intend to get our students back into all extracurricular activities as fast as safely possible.
Your campus administrators will be contacting you soon with more specific details about remote instruction. Later you will receive information on how face-to-face operations will work. May you and your families be blessed. Please understand we are working hard to make the very best out of this situation.
Credit by Exam
Credit by Exam testing has been expanded to include 4 yearly administrations. The next available administration will be:
August 4-6, 2020
If you are interested in credit by exam testing, please contact your school Counselor, Principal, or Associate Principal by 12:00 pm July 10, 2020.
An additional administration will be offered in December 2020.
*Please note that state law requires any student who would like to receive credit for a course without prior instruction complete the exam before the date the course begins. For example, if the second semester of a course begins January 8, the exam for that second semester course must have been completed prior to January 8.