2020-21 Reentry Plan

"It's not going to be easy, but with our 1 student to 1 device initiative, we can do this and we can do it together."

Information Updated Regularly

Governor Abbott, the Texas Education Agency, and the health department have been providing executive orders, recommendations, and guidelines that will shape the beginning of school for Fall 2020. SMSD has used that information to strategize our learning programs for all of our students and staff starting classes on Wednesday, August 19. We recommend caution in sending students directly back to school for in-person instruction because of the current surge for COVID-19 cases.  As the situation continues to change, this means many of our decisions regarding the protocol and measures needed to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff will be made in real time. We will continue to put the safety and education of our students and staff before anything else and this page will provide you with the latest updates.



A Message From Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Bostic

SMSD will have a phased-in approach with the health and safety of our community in mind. We will begin the first 4 weeks of school with online instruction. It is our full intention to get all students and staff back in school as soon as we are able to do it safely. However, at this time in our community, the COVID-19 numbers are rising and we have to do what we have to do. At the close of the 4 weeks, we will readdress our plans as needed. It's not going to be easy but, with our 1 student to 1 device initiative, we can do this and we can do it together.

Spartan Safety Video

Many of you have questions on the new procedures we will have in place when we welcome back faculty and staff, in addition to our students and parents returning to campus one day soon. Check out our video below to see what we are doing on campus and where!

Latest Updates


Required Enrollment Form (Use same link for Spanish)

We are in the process of creating a safe and conducive learning environment for our district due to the onset of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, we are asking you to complete the online form by Monday, July 27. To better assist us, this form will be required for every single student before attending classes at SMSD. If you have more than one child enrolled, you must complete a separate form for each child. 


1. Online 

2. In-Person (5 days a week)


Changes to learning instruction methods can only be done at certain times. Once the survey is closed, parents can contact the principal, main office or email to SMSDlearningprograms@staffordmsd.org to switch plans.


Date Event
Monday, July 27

Deadline for Required Enrollment Form (remains open)

Monday, August 10 Last day for parents to change initial Learning Program preference by emailing SMSDlearningprograms@staffordmsd.org
Wednesday, August 19 First Day of School (100% online instruction for all students)
Monday, September 14 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting (Re-address Learning Program Options)