Updated 8/11/20: PHS Austin-South made a data-driven decision to change the start date for the 2020-21 school year. This change was sent out via Genius email update and ParentSquare to all parent/student email addresses on file. Know that we reviewed survey responses from families and feedback from staff prior to making this decision. Moreover, we gave careful consideration to the estimated number of PHS student households where other members and siblings attend the local ISD, whose start date was also recently announced.
For now, the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year is:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 2020
and will begin fullly remote (asynchronous).
Updated 8/13/20: In addition to making continuous improvements to our Return-To-Campus Plan, the extra time afforded by the change to school start will allow administrators and teachers to participate in a significant amount of professional learning. Teachers will be reaching out to students and their parents in the coming weeks and will be working hard to make sure that we have a smooth and strong start. Information regarding supplies, resources, technology, meals, and more will be distributed in the coming days.