All Mansfield ISD students will start school on Wednesday, Aug. 12 as planned, but instruction will be given solely online until Sept. 8. Mansfield ISD plans to offer in-person classes, five days a week at all MISD campuses. In-person classes will include additional health and safety precautions in alignment with local health protocols.
Under the current order, all students will begin school on Wednesday, Aug. 12 remotely. To get an overview of what instruction will look like for the beginning of the 2020-21 school term, please view the Fall 2020: What Will Learning Look Like board presentation. Families who register for in-person learning will begin attending in-person classes at their campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
We strongly believe that face-to-face learning and connection is most beneficial for the vast majority of our students. While keeping this in mind, the safety and well-being of our students, families and staff will continue to remain Mansfield ISD’s top priority.
In-Person Learning Overview
All students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms regularly, and individuals who present with symptoms will be separated and sent home.
Masks & Social Distancing
Social distancing will be adhered to as much as instructionally possible. Regarding the wearing of masks, districts and schools will be required to comply with the governor’s executive order. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks will be purchased and provided for use as needed.
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in every classroom and in highly trafficked areas. Each teacher's classroom will also be stocked with products to clean and sanitize desks, chairs, doors, handles, etc. during the day. There will be enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, including daily cleaning for all areas of the school, multiple daily cleanings for highly touched surfaces and regularly scheduled deep cleaning when students are not present. There will be plexiglass shields for all reception, attendance and counseling counters at all campuses as well as at reception counters throughout the other facilities of the district.
Classrooms / Non-Classroom Spaces
Depending on classroom capacity, some classes may take place in non-traditional classroom spaces to allow for social distancing as required. Safety precautions will be taken for school bus services as well. Students will not be able to congregate in large groups and will be required to adhere to any socially distancing requirements when outside of the classroom. Breakfast and lunch will be served while limiting the number of students in the cafeteria at one time and following other health protocols. Student access to facilities will be organized to ensure safe and healthy environments.
For more in-depth protocols and procedures for in-person instruction, see the categories below.
- District-Issued Devices (updated August 11)
- Sample Student Schedules (added July 29)
- Community Resources (added August 5)
- General Health & Safety Protocols
- Face Masks / PPE
- Screening Protocols
- School Arrival, Movement & Dismissal
- Classrooms / Non-Classrooms / Gathering Spaces
- Student Recess & Activities
- Student Meals (Updated July 30)
- School Bus Services
- Suspected and/or Confirmed COVID-19 Case Protocols
Selecting This Option
Families are asked to commit to remaining in the in-person instruction setting for the entire semester. However, if circumstances change, requests to move from one mode of instruction to the other will be individually evaluated. The next available period to submit a request to transfer from one mode to the other would be at the end of each grading period (6 weeks).
If you choose to return in the fall for in-person instruction, you may proceed with registration as usual. New student registration for the 2020-21 school year is already open, and returning students will begin the registration process on Friday, July 17.
If you still have questions after reviewing the comprehensive in-person details above, the district has established an email address to specifically address inquiries about the fall reopening. Please email us at MISD_Fall2020@misdmail.org.
Details are subject to change based on guidelines from local, state and federal authorities. This page will be updated as needed to equip the public with the latest information.