Los Fresnos News

LFCISD board of trustees officially approves new academic calendar

Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

LOS FRESNOS – The new academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year has been set for Los Fresnos school district and the first day of classes is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 8 via remote online instruction.

The district board of trustees approved the measure during a July 13 meeting.

Gonzalo Salazar, the district superintendent, said the commitment is to start safe and to finish strong this year in light of the pandemic.

“We are currently reaching out to parents to collect information on which instructional model meets the needs of their household,” he said. “We will begin the fall semester with remote-online instruction.”

Salazar said the data they are collecting will enable them with the transition of a hybrid model that will allow for the recommended social distancing.

He said school staff is currently working with lesson plans and curriculums, taking into consideration how difficult this is when it is being done remotely.

The district is also following an order by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. that called for delaying face-to-face and private school instruction until after Sept. 8.

Salazar said the district has been working with state and county agencies to ensure everything goes as planned.

The Los Fresnos school district has an A accountability rate, an average SAT score of 993 and its average ACT rate is 99. 9.

The district has a population of more than 10,700 students and it employs more than 1,600 people.

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