Austin Schools to move to distance learning until March 19th, with in-person and hybrid learning to resume March 22nd

Austin Public Schools announced Wednesday evening that the district will be moving to a distance learning model until March 19th, with in-person and hybrid learning to resume on March 22nd.

In a letter to parents in the district, Superintendent David Krenz stated that  a significant level of COVID-19 is  occuring in the district’s contracted bus service, which is significantly impacting the district’s ability to transport students, and because of that, all in-person learning will need to be suspended.

Krenz went on to state that extra-curricular transportation guidance will be provided by coaches and advisors.  CLC, Woodson and elementary schools will be using the flexible learning bingo card on Thursday, and the district will be in contact with families about acquiring the necessary materials for this distance learning period.

Superintendent Krenz went on to state in the letter that Kids Korner will be closed starting Thursday, and the district’s emergency childcare plan will be communicated, with a start date of March 15th. He went on to note that grab and go breakfast and lunch will be available to students in the district for pickup at every site from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.