MCISD to provide all essential school supplies to students

In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, the Mission CISD is working to ensure there are less financial burdens for students and parents alike.

According to a press release from the district, the administration announced that all registered Mission Consolidated Independent School District students will be provided with their 2020-2021 school supplies. 

“We understand the challenges that so many of our families have right now,” Superintendent Dr. Carol G. Perez said. “We have been working hard to try and support our families as much as possible in these extraordinary times.”

Perez added the district is grateful for the community support that has helped leverage district resources to be able to provide the school supplies this year.

In a Facebook post by the district announcing the news, MCISD stated they were aware many families were struggling not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the recent devastation of Hurricane Hanna, which hit Hidalgo County on the last weekend of July.

All enrolled students will be provided their basic school supplies, including “everything needed from the grade level supply lists, with the exception of backpacks.”

For the 2020-2021 school year, the usual school uniforms for elementary and junior high students will be optional. The district stated that “all other aspects of the student dress code will be enforced for any students who come to school for in-person instruction when that option becomes available.”

MCISD announced they would be delaying the start of the school year until Sept. 8, and will start operations with at-home remote instruction with tech devices provided by the district.

The district said rules and guidelines for schools are “constantly shifting” and are adjusting plans as quickly as possible in response. Administration “greatly appreciates everyone’s patience and support” as they work through the challenging issues. 

In the coming weeks MCISD will continue to share more back to school related items via emails, the district webpage and social media.

Officials will notify parents once all the plans are in place for distributing the school supplies to students as the school year draws closer.

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