La Grange ISD Will Delay Start of School by One Week
2020-21 School Year will Start on August 20, 2020
La Grange ISD has announced that the start of classes in the District will begin on Thursday, August 20, 2020 instead of the original start date of Thursday, August 13. The reason for the change is that the Fayette County Office of Emergency Management is making COVID-19 testing available for all La Grange ISD faculty and staff that wish to be tested. The testing date will be Monday, August 17, and will give staff the opportunity to test and begin the school year with the knowledge that they are free of COVID symptoms prior to the start of school.
A school year is based on 75,600 minutes of instruction. The La Grange Elementary campus and the La Grange Middle School campus have a sufficient number of minutes built into their schedule in order to absorb the delay in the start of classes. The La Grange High School campus will build extra minutes into their daily school schedule to accommodate the extra minutes needed to meet the state requirement. At this point, no additional days of school will need to be added to the school year.
Teachers and staff will report to duty on Thursday, August 6 as originally scheduled to begin Professional Development Days and will use the extra days for staff development and workdays in order to prepare for the new school year, both with students coming for in-person classes and online classes for at-home learning.
Thank you for all your patience and understanding as we continually plan for a safe and successful return to school.