AUSTIN (KXAN) — How is your school district starting the year?

The following is a list of when school districts will begin classes, and what kind of classes they’ll offer and when. We will update this with the most current information as school districts release updated plans.

Austin ISD

First day: Sept. 8

What kind of classes: Online for at least the first four weeks, and if the district petition to the Texas Education Agency is approved, they’ll be allowed to offer four more weeks after that, leaving the district an option to phase-in students for on-campus learning

First day with in-person classes: Oct. 5

Bastrop ISD

First day: Aug. 18

What kind of classes: The first three weeks comprised of virtual instruction. That means no in-person learning will take place until Sept. 8 at the earliest.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us and we believe this 3-week transitional start affords us the greatest flexibility in creating a safe and secure learning and working environment,” Superintendent Barry Edwards said in a statement to BISD families on July 20.

First day with in-person classes: Sept. 9; 50% of students allowed back on campus

Blanco ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Instruction will be provided in-person or online.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

Burnet CISD

First day: Aug. 20

What kind of classes: According to a note posted by Superintendent Keith McBurnett on July 1, parents would be given a survey in the middle of July. The survey would ask if they wanted their children to either return to campus or take part in the district’s remote instruction model.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 20

Coupland ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Students in grades K-8 can opt for in-person instruction. Students in grades 3-8 can do remote synchronous instruction, with real-time virtual learning for a certain amount of time each day. All students in grades K-8 can also opt for remote asynchronous instruction, in which they are provided lessons to complete each day.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 19

Del Valle ISD

First day: Aug. 17

What kind of classes: The first eight weeks of the school year be 100% remote learning. During the week of Sept. 8, families will receive an update based on the latest guidance. Del Valle ISD Superintendent Dr. Annette Tielle said in an online update that when in-person instruction resumes, families can continue using the online option. Most students will receive live, virtual instruction where students will receive real-time interactions with teachers.

First day of in-person classes: Oct. 12

Dripping Springs ISD

First day: Aug. 18

What kind of classes: Remote learning for the first four weeks.

Parents chose either on-campus or remote learning after the first four weeks. They must stick with that choice through the end of the nine-week grading period.

“District and school leaders have spent the last few months developing ‘Remote Learning 2.0,’ which will include structured schedules, daily engagement expectations, direct instruction by teachers, and aligned content,” said Superintendent Todd Washburn, who said remote looking will look very different from the spring.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 14

Eanes ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Online only until Sept. 7, then the school district will have a four-week transition period with school board approval where up to 25% of learning could be in-person. By Oct. 13, students can choose whether to remain fully remote or return to school.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 19

Elgin ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Online only until Sept. 21. After that, students can return for face-to-face instruction or remain remote. High school students also have a hybrid learning option of A/B days with some in-classroom and some remote learning.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 21

Fayetteville ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: In-person and online classes will be offered.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

Flatonia ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Students can learn in-person or remotely. Students will be able to transition to remote learning if a “health situation” occurs, and can transition back to being on campus “when appropriate.” Students will learn through synchronous, or real-time, learning, as well as asynchronous, or self-directed, learning.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 19

Florence ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Parents can choose whether to have on-campus or remote learning.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 31

Fredericksburg ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: The district will offer both virtual and on-campus instruction from the first day of school.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

Georgetown ISD

First day: Aug. 20

What kind of classes: The district will offer both on-campus and online learning. Parents had to choose which one they preferred by Aug. 6 and stick with that option through the nine week grading period.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 10

Giddings ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Both on-campus and remote learning will be offered. Students working online will complete asynchronous assignments, meaning work they do on their own, as well as live instruction.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 31; hybrid learning model

Granger ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Both in-person and remote learning options are available.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

Harmony Public Schools

First day: Aug. 17

What kind of classes: Online-only classes until at least Sept. 8. During this time, parents will be able to choose if they want their children to return to school in-person or continue remote learning.

Hays CISD

First day: Sept. 8

What kind of classes: Online only until Sept. 25, and once the district allows for on-campus learning, families will still have an option to continue online learning. For each quarter after the first one, parents can choose either online or on-campus learning for the duration of the quarter.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 8

Hutto ISD

First day: Aug. 18

What kind of classes: Online until Sept. 8, then on-campus learning can start. Students will also have the option to keep learning online.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 14

IDEA Public Schools

First day: Aug. 11

What kind of classes: Online to start the year, and then school officials will monitor the situation and adjust as they see fit.

Jarrell ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: The first three weeks will be virtual for all students, and then parents will be able to choose whether their children will begin in-person instruction or continue learning online. Sept. 9 will be the date students who choose to will return to school in person.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 9

Johnson City ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: In person and online options are available for most students. The district will switch to remote learning temporarily if in-person learning is “interrupted for a period of time.”

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

KIPP Charter Schools

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Online to start and they hope to return to in-person learning with a “staggered, phased-in start beginning October 12 for families who choose in-person learning for the second nine-week instructional cycle.”

KIPP will also provide curbside meals for students during the school year. It said in a release earlier this week it will loan technology to students who don’t have it for the entire year.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

La Grange ISD

First day:

What kind of classes: Both remote learning and in-person learning will be offered. After the end of the six-week grading period, students can switch to a different learning model.

Lago Vista ISD

First day: Aug. 13

What kind of classes: Students will learn remotely for three weeks and then have the option to return to in-person learning Sept. 9. There is also an online option for families.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 9 for Pre-K through 5th grade and Sept. 10 for grades 6-12

Lake Travis ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Online only through at least Sept. 7. After that, students can either remain at home to learn or come to school.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 21; Pre-K through 9th grade students returns Sept. 8

Lampasas ISD

First day: Aug. 10

What kind of classes: The school planned to have students return to school in person on the first day, but is also offering remote learning will be available. The remote learning will be a combination of scheduled learning activities and completing assignments on their own.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 10

Leander ISD

First day: Aug. 13

What kind of classes: Only online through Sept. 7, then parents have an option to send kids back to campus or continue online learning. Parents have to notify to district by Aug. 6 on what they want to do.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 8

Lexington ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Students can learn either in-person or virtually. Remote learning will be asynchronous, in which students work on their own, for older students, but have some real-time options for younger students.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 19

Liberty Hill ISD

First day: Aug. 27

What kind of classes: The district is offering both on-campus and online learning for students. Parents can pick which option they want between Aug. 3-13.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 27; hybrid model

Llano ISD

First day: Aug. 13

What kind of classes: Either face-to-face instruction or remote learning.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 13; hybrid model

Lockhart ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Online-only classes until Sept. 14. After that, on-campus learning will be allowed if parents want kids to attend, but those that choose the online option will continue.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 14

Luling ISD

First day: Aug. 17

What kind of classes: All students will learn remotely for the first four weeks of school, then be able to either learn on-campus or continue with virtual learning. The district will provide laptops to students who need them.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 17; hybrid model

Manor ISD

First day: Aug. 17

What kind of classes: Manor ISD recently extended its online only start to the year four weeks to Oct. 12. After Sept. 14, parents can choose to send their child back to school, or keep them learning remotely. Remote learning includes synchronous options, where they learn alongside classmates, and asynchronous options where they work individually.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 14; hybrid model

Marble Falls ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Parents can choose to have their children learn in the classroom or remotely. Students in PreK through 2nd grade may not always be learning virtually in real-time, but older students will be expected to attend remote instruction every day at set times. Parents can choose at the end of a grading period whether to switch their student to a different learning model.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 19; hybrid model

McDade ISD

First day: Aug. 17

What kind of classes: Students will be online-only for the first four weeks of school. The district’s Board of Trustees adopted a calendar that can be flexible, including dates marked “Instruction Home Online” throughout the school year that can be moved as needed.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 24

Mason ISD

First day: Aug. 18

What kind of classes: On-campus learning for elementary school students, and on-campus or remote learning options for middle and high school students.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 18

Pflugerville ISD

First day: Aug. 13

What kind of classes: The first three weeks will be fully online, but after that students can either attend school in person or stick to the fully online model.

PfISD says the decision parents make will remain in effect until the end of the quarter. If parents do decided to send their child to school after first selecting online learning, then there’s no guarantee they will have the same teacher as they did in online learning the quarter prior.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 14; hybrid model

Rockdale ISD

First day: Aug. 13

What kind of classes: Students can either learn on campus or remotely.

Round Rock ISD

First day: Aug. 20

What kind of classes: Online to start, but the district says it’ll offer on-campus classes starting Sept. 10. It will also continue online classes for families that choose that option.

During a town hall meeting Monday, the district said people wanted students and teachers to wear a face covering, and that students will eat lunch in classrooms, not the cafeteria. RRISD officials say they’ve installed plexiglass shields in all buildings, and they are trying to figure out a way to limit school bus travel.

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 10 for special education students; Sept. 15 for a hybrid model

San Marcos CISD

First day: Sept. 8

What kind of classes: Online only for the first four weeks, then the district plans to let students who want to return back on campus Oct. 5, but they could still keep an online-only format for the first quarter of the school year.

First day of in-person classes: Oct. 5; hybrid model

San Saba ISD

First Day: Aug. 20

What kind of classes: Parents must choose either an online or on-campus learning option. They can change their mind after the first six weeks of school.

Smithville ISD

First day: Aug. 24

What kind of classes: Parents can choose either an online or on-campus learning option. Parents will be offered a chance to change learning options after the first three weeks of school

First day of in-person classes: Sept. 1; hybrid model

Taylor ISD

First day: Aug. 20

What kind of classes: The first four weeks will be virtual learning. During that time, the district will evaluate whether it will add an extra fifth week of virtual learning or if it will give parents the option of having students attend in person.

Thorndale ISD

First day: Aug. 17

What kind of classes: The school year will begin in a modified A/B format, allowing students to be in class a couple days a week and remote for the other days. Parents can also choose to have students learn 100% remotely and asynchronously, or in a self-directed manner.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 17; hybrid model

Thrall ISD

First day: Aug. 10

What kind of classes: In-person instruction, but at 50% capacity. That means families have designated days to attend school and work from home other days.

“Our goal is that within 3-8 weeks of Aug. 10 everyone will be back to school DAILY, if protocols appear to be working and the coronavirus spread is improving/decreasing,” the district said on its website.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 10

Wimberely ISD

First day: Aug. 19

What kind of classes: Students will be able to either learn in-school, or remotely. The remote options include synchronous learning, where they experience live instruction with the rest of the students, or asynchronous learning, where they receive instructions and materials to learn on their own.

First day of in-person classes: Aug. 19

We will update this list as more information becomes available.

Reach KXAN’s Education Reporter Alex Caprariello by email at alexc@kxan.com or by phone at 512-703-5365, or find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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