Students who have not completed registration or selected an instruction setting as of July 30 will automatically be placed into remote learning, said the Burnet Consolidated Independent school District in a recent announcement. Students have a choice between in-person learning on campus and remote learning from home when school begins Aug. 20.
So far, only 56 percent of the students enrolled last year have not completed returning student registration for the upcoming academic year. On top of that, 69 percent of the BCISD families haven’t selected in-person or remote learning.
“With three weeks before the start of school, not knowing which students will be attending school, and whether families want their child to attend school in person or remotely, is greatly hampering the planning efforts of the district,” BCISD officials stated in an announcement to parents. “We cannot safely accommodate an unknown number of students on the first day of school.”
With COVID-19 still casting a long shadow, school districts are planning for an unprecedented year. Guidance from the Texas Education Agency requires public schools offer in-person learning as well as remote-learning options. The rules also specify other COVID-19 safety measures, which will impact how schools conduct classes and daily routines. With all of these new requirements as well as a certain level of uncertainty about what the new school year will look like, advance planning is crucial.
“As the district has shared previously, this information is critical to planning for the upcoming school year in areas such as school health and safety, bus routes, food service, schedules, and classroom assignments,” the district announcement stated.
Students cannot be on campus until the registration process is completed.
Parents or caregivers can register a returning student for BCISD through the district’s registration webpage. If parents have registered their student but haven’t made an instructional setting choice, they can do so by contacting the individual campuses:
- Burnet High School — firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quest High School — 512-756-6747
- Burnet Middle School — email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bertram Elementary School — email@example.com for instructional setting; firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
- R.J. Richey Elementary School — 512-756-2609
- Shady Grove Elementary School — email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out BCISD’s Smart ReStart webpage for more information on the 2020-21 academic year.