AISD COVID-19 Update March 27

AISD COVID-19 Update-March 27
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In today’s update, AISD provides the locations and bus schedule for mobile WiFi access for students, details about services related to special education, information about the new AISD At-Home Learning website and a video message from Superintendent Doug Loomis.

Our goal for our entire AISD family throughout this time of school closure is to stay positive and keep moving forward. Our school buildings may be closed, but we committed to providing continued instruction. Thank you for your partnership, your patience and support as we transition to at-home learning beginning next week, and please remember help is available.

Throughout the past couple of weeks, our teachers, principals, counselors, librarians, technology staff and many others have been working hard to develop ways to keep teaching and learning going and support not only the instructional needs, but also the social and emotional needs of our students and families during this time of transition.

In this update, you’ll find additional information about:

At Home Learning

Assignments and lessons are being delivered to all AISD students either online or through paper packets beginning March 27. A wealth of information, including instructional support for parents and students, information about how to turn in work, help desk support for issues with technology, access to online libraries, additional resources for elementary, middle and high school students and much more can be found on our NEW ‘At-Home Learning’ web page at www.amaisd.org/athome

Please keep in mind as students and parents begin adjusting to at-home learning, your student’s teacher and other campus staff will be best equipped to help with questions about specific assignments, online resources and completing school work at home. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your school for help.

WiFi Bus Schedule

To assist our students and families who may need internet access for At-Home Learning, we are making several WiFi-equipped motor coach buses available around the City so you can access WiFi from your vehicle. We will park AISD motor coach buses at the following sites accordingto the schedule below. Cars will need to pull up and park near the bus. Directions on how to connect to WiFi will be displayed on the windshield of each bus.

This schedule will start Monday March 30:

  • John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 Bell Street – parking lot on north side of baseball/softball fields
  • Thompson Park, 2401 Dumas Drive – parking lot on east side of Thompson Park swimming pool
  • Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St. – parking spaces on north side of park
  • Southeast Park, 2500 SE 46th Ave. – parking lot on west side of baseball complex
  • Westgate Mall, northeast parking lot by Chuck E. Cheese
  • Pride Home Center, 3503 NE 24th

Buses will park at the above locations three different times during the day, Monday through Friday:

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Special Education Parent Letter

Even though our school buildings are closed right now, Amarillo ISD is committed to continuing to serve all students, including special education students. Providers for all special education-related services will be in contact with parents to check on student progress and offer assistance as needed. Please contact your child’s school with any questions or concerns. More information can be found in the following letter:

Special Education Parent Letter (PDF opens in new window)

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