As the district prepares the return to on-campus for the spring semester, it will host numerous COVID-19 vax clinics for kids in November.
ROUND ROCK, TX —Round Rock ISD plans to return to in-person learning for all students in spring 2022 following the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12-years-old.
The school district announced the transition in its Nov. 4 meeting as well as its plan to offer vaccination clinics in November ahead of the in-person return in January.
The transition back to on-campus learning will mark the end of the district’s virtual learning program that has been in place since August.
“Having a virtual option was critical for many families, particularly as the delta variant surged in late summer,” a statement from Round Rock ISD said. “Establishing a virtual learning program as a response to the ongoing pandemic provided an avenue for keeping students connected to Round Rock ISD teachers and support services and on track with their peers on campus.”
Next week, the district will offer COVID-19 clinics for children ages 5 to 11 years old Nov. 14-18.
Sunday’s clinic will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stony Point High School Performing Arts Center at 5800 McNeil Drive in Austin. Clinics will be offered Nov. 15-18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex,10211 Parmer Lane, in Austin.
These clinics are only for children ages 5 to 11 and are free, but parents and guardians must register their children for appointments ahead of time and be present for a child to receive the vaccine.
If the child has insurance and medical or prescription cards, parents are asked to bring that information as well, officials said.
Written by Meagan Falcon