COVID-19 Mitigation, Changes from 2020-21

Posted by Anthony Tosie on 7/22/2021

COVID-19 Mitigation, Changes from 2020-21

For the 2021-22 school year, Lake Dallas ISD will transition back to full in-person learning and remove several COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Highlights for the year are as follows:

  • In-Person Learning: All learning will take place on campus during the school year. While the TEA issued a statewide waiver that allowed virtual learning in 2020-21, that waiver has since expired. Additionally, the Texas Legislature did not pass any bills that would make virtual learning feasible. As such, all learning will return to campuses and virtual learning will not be available.
  • Face Coverings Optional: Every person in a Lake Dallas ISD school or facility, including both students and teachers, has the option of wearing a mask designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or any communicable disease. Families are free to make the decision they feel is appropriate for themselves. At the end of the 2020-21 school year, the Texas governor issued an order that banned the requirement of masks in public schools. As such, Lake Dallas ISD has no plans to require masks during the 2021-22 school year.
  • Hand Sanitization Stations Available: Last school year, Lake Dallas ISD invested in several hand sanitization stations for each campus, and these stations will continue to remain available. Washing hands or using hand sanitizer when appropriate remains a positive health practice, both during the pandemic and at any time, and we encourage individuals to use them frequently.
  • Regular Cleaning of Schools: Schools will continue to be cleaned at the regular rate they were during the 2020-21 school year to promote healthy practices across the district. Janitors and other cleaning personnel focus on heavily touched areas to prevent the spread of germs.