Northside ISD announced Saturday that the district has switched all students to distance/virtual instruction starting this week. Face-to-face instruction in the classroom will not resume until after the Thanksgiving holiday break, on Monday, Nov. 30.
A letter to parents of Northside students stated the district was stopping face-to-face instruction due to a number of students and staff members testing positive for COVID-19, and due to a large number of students and staff being placed in quarantine due to close contact exposure. Officials hope switching to distance/virtual instruction for the final six and half days of school before the Thanksgiving break will help stop the spread of the virus.
If students need something from their classroom or lockers, those items can also be picked up at the school between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please call the school when arriving in the parking lot and someone will assist in retrieving the items the student needs or bring instruction packets out.
District officials stated they understand this sudden transition would be inconvenient and children will miss being in school; however, the officials great appreciate the flexibility, patience, and support of the Northside families.