On behalf of our Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD School Board of Trustees and Administration, I hope you are doing well and staying strong during this pandemic. For the safety of our students, staff, and families, PSJA ISD will begin the 2020-21 academic year 100 percent online.
Our team continues to communicate with local and state officials to ensure we are prepared to provide accessible, safe, and virtual online learning environments, as well as hybrid or in-person when we can do so. In the meantime, we will continue to keep you informed of any changes or updates.
As part of our preparations for the next school year, we will offer PSJA Parent Virtual Learning Academies to transition parents and students to our new virtual setting.
We would like our families and community to know that although school will be virtual, parents and students should expect the same high academic quality and rigor you have come to expect from PSJA ISD’s nationally recognized school programs and initiatives. Our team has been working arduously this summer to prepare for this new frontier in public education.
Thanks to the support of our great Board of Trustees, we have purchased electronic devices for students and have equipped 119 school buses with Wi-Fi connectivity to help bridge the digital divide that may exist in some households. These buses will be strategically located within our tri-city community to serve the areas with the highest need during the 2020-21 school year.
At PSJA ISD, we appreciate our experienced and passionate teachers, principals, and staff who care for our students and families.
For more information regarding our 2020-21 Guide, please visit our website at www.psjaisd.us/backtoschool.
Please stay safe and follow the advice from our public health and safety officials. Remember, health and safety are a shared responsibility. Stay strong, PSJA Family!
Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo
Superintendent of Schools, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD