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Ysleta joins El Paso, Socorro, Canutillo ISDs in extending fall intercession due to virus

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EL PASO, Texas -- The Ysleta Independent School District on Thursday joined the El Paso, Socorro and Canutillo districts (who announced Wednesday) that fall intercessions will be extended by a week due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in El Paso County.

The districts said they would utilize time allotted for spring break to extend the fall break. In all three districts, learning won't resume until Monday, Oct. 26.

Here's a brief breakdown supplied by each school district...

YISD: All Ysleta ISD students at home and the learning hubs will resume
online learning on Oct. 26. Teachers and staff will report to their work sites
beginning Nov. 6, and face-to-face Learning at the campuses will begin Nov. 9. To accommodate the one-week extension of the October intersession, the district will shorten the March intersession previously scheduled for March 8-19. It will now consist of a one-week break from March 15-19.

EPISD: All students and staff who are currently on break will not resume work or instruction until Oct. 26. This year’s school-year calendar included two intersession breaks in October and March. As it is necessary to extend the October intersession, the March break will be amended to one week only – March 15-19.

SISD:  To allow the district to minimize the number of people on campus during this critical time, the first week of the spring intersession (March 8-12) is being moved to October 19-23.

Canutillo: Students, teachers and some campus staff currently on the intersessional fall break this week are now scheduled to return to their learning method on Oct. 26. The flexible school calendar allows the extended week of intersession, October 19-23, to be exchanged for the spring intersession, March 8-12.

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