Committed to Health, Safety, & Education
***9/22/20 Update: Huntington-Surrey High School will continue to remain virtual until medical professionals in our community tell us it is very safe to return to in-person classes. We are looking for new cases to be in the single digits with effective contact tracing, and hopefully, an effective, readily available vaccine. We receive guidance from medical professionals working with the state of Texas as well as input from our parents, teachers, and Board. There are still a lot of unknowns about the 2020-2021 school year, but we do know that we can provide an excellent education for our students in a live, synchronous online learning environment; our school is committed to doing so. Offering free tutoring, study halls, and online social events has enabled us to stay connected in a way that is safe for our students, teachers, their families, and our community as a whole. We are committed to serving our community responsibly and to providing a stable, consistent education for our students. We miss our face to face time with our students but understand that health and safety must come first.***
Huntington-Surrey High School students did not miss a single day of of teacher-led instruction during the 2019-2020 school year. Our quick response allowed our students to maintain their regularly scheduled classes with their teachers via Zoom. This enabled teachers and students to interact and support one another through these trying times. We offered free tutoring during the school year as well as extended time for assignments, and Zoom social gatherings. Our parents were kept well-informed through weekly updates and monthly Zoom meetings.
The health and safety of our students and faculty will continue to be our first priority. To that end, we are taking the following steps to ensure the health and safety of our school community during the 2020-2021 school year:
As long as there are double digit (or more) cases of Covid and no solid contact tracing within Travis County, our school will remain virtual. We have blocked our virtual live classes in 40 minute increments with 10 minute breaks in between. We have also scheduled a morning break as well as a full hour lunch time. We want our students to be able to get up and move during the day, socialize, and hopefully get some sunlight as well! Online study halls with teachers available for tutoring, extra tutoring times, social times, virtual peer study groups, and extended deadlines will continue. Our virtual schedule will be as follows:
Period 1 8:30-9:10
Period 2 9:20-10:00
Period 3 10:30-11:10
Period 4 11:20-12:00
Period 5 1:00 -1:40
Period 6 1:50-2:30
Period 7 2:40-3:20
Fri- Period 1 9:00-10:00
Fri- Period 2 10:15-11:15
Should a vaccine come into development and COVID-19 is no longer a threat, we will resume classes face-to-face with our regular school-year schedule. All students will have the option of continuing to attend classes virtually.
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