Updated: August 27, 2020 05:35 PM
Created: August 27, 2020 05:30 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Austin Public Schools has postponed the first day of school for grades 7-12 to Thursday, September 3.
In a statement to ABC 6 News, Superintendent David Krenz wrote, "it was a call we felt was best for students and staff as you are aware, these are highly unique times that have presented incredible challenges to a traditional opening of school. Something that normally takes 8 to 9 months to completely prepare for has been condensed into a four week time frame. To that end, we have had to make some adjustments to the start of the school year to allow more preparation time, to get schedules out and transportation routes designed to name just a couple of significant tasks."
Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, pre-kindergarten and elementary schools will have conferences.
Wednesday, September 2, will be the first day of school for pre-kindergarten through 6th grade students for both in-person and distance learning.
Thursday, September 3, will be the first day of school for grades 7-12 for in-person, hybrid and distance learning.
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