Yesterday, the TEA and public health officials released some guidelines for returning to schools. Schools will be open. All individuals above the age of 10 will be required to wear masks (the junior class will soon be selling Blackwell-themed cloth masks.) The district is now working on plans for social distancing in all areas. Parents will have a choice to keep their children home and learn through an online curriculum, but regular attendance rules and grading standards will apply. There will be more information later.
District officials will be meeting with the district's student health advisory committee to address operations and concerns. We will have more information as it becomes available.