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Roadmap to Reopening – Letter from Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown

Klein ISD has deep roots and a tradition of excellence and innovation in education, and we know now, more than ever, that it is the people who make Klein ISD such a special place to call home. Klein is where a student participates in a club and discovers her purpose; it’s where a caregiver volunteers his time as a mentor for students; it’s where educators inspire their students to find their purpose. In the good times and when faced with challenges like a global pandemic, the Klein Family always does what we do best—we take good care of one another. 

In preparing for the new school year, we’ve taken the lessons we learned from our rapid response last spring and refined them to face the persisting challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We convened a Reopening Design Team to plan for continuity of instruction and responsive district operations. We listened to the concerns and input of our families, employees, and community members through surveys and listening sessions. We consulted with health and local officials. As a result of our planning, research, and stakeholder feedback, we have developed recommendations to reopen Klein ISD schools. Our plans include two learning options for the 2020-21 school year, Klein On-Campus and Klein Online. Regardless of the challenges we may face as a community and as a district, we are committed to the health and wellness of staff and students, excellent and equitable student learning experiences, and safe operations of all our facilities. 

Finally, we want to say thank you—to the first responders and healthcare workers who have kept us safe by working on the frontlines of this pandemic, to the Reopening Design Team members who have spent countless hours researching and drafting their recommendations, and to our entire Klein Family for your support and partnership as we navigate these unprecedented times together.

Dr. Jenny McGown
Klein ISD Superintendent

Community health data continues to change in our Klein ISD community, and we are continuously monitoring this information and adjusting our plans accordingly. We are sharing these preliminary plans with the understanding that as we get closer to the start of school, plans could change based on conditions.

Updated on July 10, 2020

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