Agua Dulce Independent School District
Richard Wright, Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 250 1 Longhorn Drive
Agua Dulce, Texas 78330
Main Number 361-998-2542 Facsimile 361-998-2816
July 20, 2020,
Dear Longhorn Family,
I want to thank you for being so patient with us as we have been awaiting guidance for the opening of school for the 20-21 school year from TEA and our Nueces County Health Authority. With that being said, I would like you to know that Agua Dulce ISD will begin school with all remote home-learning on August 18th, 2020. Students will not be able to attend school in person during this time. On September 8, 2020, students will be able to resume on campus classes if their parent chooses to send their child to school. Those parents that choose for their child to continue remote home-learning may do so.
The guidelines for remote learning will be a little different this fall. Students will be required to be engaged on a daily basis and turn in an assignment electronically or be engaged online with their teacher. For those students who do not have access to an electronic device or the internet, we will provide paper packets that can be picked up at the schools. Teachers will be in contact with you to clarify the specifics for their class. Teachers will be available each day for you and your student.
TEA has clarified that students must be engaged on school days, and if they are not, it is considered an absence. Therefore, those absences can result in attendance penalties per district policy or truancy charges through the court. So, it is important to make sure your child is working on a daily basis.
Agua Dulce ISD has decided that students must be engaged in on campus instruction to participate in extra-curricular activities. Therefore, until September 8, 2020, there will be no extra-curricular activities allowed. After that date, students must attend on campus classes to participate in extra-curricular activities.
I am attaching the protocols that Agua Dulce ISD will be using to keep you children safe when they return to school for in-person instruction.
I want to thank you all for your patience in this matter because these are trying times. Luckily, the Longhorn is one of the toughest breeds around, and I know we will prevail.
Please feel free to contact me at (361) 935-6198 if you have any questions.