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Will the start of the 2020-2021 school year be delayed?

Click here to view the amended 2020-2021 Academic Calendar.

Royal ISD believes that the first line of defense against COVID-19 is time to allow the number of new cases and hospitalizations to decrease. Accordingly, Royal ISD has made two major changes:

  1. The district has shifted forward the entire 2020- 2021 school calendar, moving the start date for school to Wednesday, August 26, 2020. (Note: previously scheduled holidays and breaks have not changed)
  2. Royal ISD instruction, using the new calendar, will be conducted remotely for the first four weeks of school. The anticipated earliest date students would return to school buildings for face-to-face learning is Tuesday, September 16, 2020. This could be further delayed depending on the progress we’ve made in our community battling COVID-19.

Royal ISD is strongly committed to ensuring student, staff, and community safety. Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, school will start on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Royal ISD has put into place remote learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-2021 school year (click here for schedule).

Please note: Only Royal Elementary (PK-1) will resume face-to-face learning in week four. The remaining campuses will resume face-to-face learning in week five (if that is the learning option you selected). This will allow us to have extra staff on duty to assist with the implementation of safety procedures for our younger students.

As always, please continue to monitor the district website and your email for additional updates. This announcement is subject to change as we continue to receive guidance from Texas Education Agency and the Texas Governor.