Online And In-Person Classes Begin Today Across North Texas

By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Today its back to school for in person learning at many districts across North Texas.

Students who choose to are returning to classrooms in several districts. Social distancing markers and plexi glass around desks are just some of the changes students will see in classrooms.

In a video released online, leaders at the Mansfield ISD explain what happens while a student is on campus.

Masks are required for 4th grade and up, but younger students are encouraged to wear them if possible.

Three weeks later than originally planned, online classes begin in the Fort Worth ISD and Dallas ISD this morning.

Both school boards chose the delayed return because of the Coronavirus.

Dallas Superintendent Micheal Hinojosa tells NBC 5 his two biggest worries are safety for students and adults and a close second, he says the learning loss suffered by students who fell far behind at the end of the Spring semester when schools were forced to improvise on-line learning.

Fort Worth superintendent Kent Scribner has the same concerns especially for the youngest students.

He says kids from pre-K to Third Grade need "less screen time and more paper-and-pencil activities."

Fort Worth schools are expected to offer an on-campus option beginning September 28th and Dallas will do so on October 5th.