Taylor County School District distributed a survey in the beginning of July to gather input from parents and guardians after state guidelines were released outlining safety protocols for the return to school this fall.
Over 1,200 Taylor County families completed the survey and provided valuable input for the Healthy at Schools Task Force to review. 48% indicated their desire for students to return to a traditional schedule where all students attend school for in person learning. 24% of families indicated that they would prefer a virtual option for at-home learning.
Based on the data collected, at this time Taylor County School District is considering offering two learning options for the 2020-2021 school year: In-Person Traditional and TC Distance Learning (on pace with live classrooms). More information regarding the two options will be made available soon. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in our community and will follow guidance from state and local health officials regarding reopening schools. The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 25.
We would like to thank all of our families who completed the survey. We are thankful for our parents and guardians for providing sound advice, thorough questions, and reflective comments.
If you are choosing In-Person Traditional (OPTION 1), and your student(s) is currently enrolled in our district, you do not need to do anything.
If you would like to sign your student(s) up for TC Distance Learning (OPTION 2), please fill out the attached form for each student by August 6th.