V.I.S.D Commencement Update: No Attendance Restrictions
Planning is well underway for the 2021 V.I.S.D commencement ceremony, according to a Facebook post from the Victoria Independent School District. The update included the announcement that In-person ceremonies will be held at Memorial Stadium with NO attendance restrictions. To add there will also be no guest limit either. This year's ceremony will probably have a different flow as well, being mindful of the Frost Field Memorial Stadium turf.
With commencement closely approaching, a graduation 2021 Information webpage is being created with all information pertinent to high school graduation. The webpage will be shared once all details are finalized.
Here is an update about the STAAR outages yesterday, just in case your child was affected yesterday:
VISD is awaiting further guidance from TEA at this time. However, elementary and middle school campuses will reach out to parents directly to schedule continuation/makeups of today's online tests. High Schools will continue to follow their hybrid instruction waiver testing plan, which has English I makeups scheduled for Wednesday, April 7. Therefore, any online English I EOC testers should plan to return to campus to complete their English I EOC on Wednesday, April 7.
Below are the four different scenarios that students were experiencing yesterday.
- the student could have successfully submitted the test without disruption;
- the student could have successfully submitted answers but may have noticed prolonged response times;
- the student could have been prevented from logging in to begin testing; or
- the student could have started to answer questions, but at some point, was prevented from continuing, and in this instance, answers were saved every thirty seconds so that these students will be able to pick up where they left off.
For the latest up-to-date information and updates about STAAR testing, please check back with the VISD website.