Teaching & Learning

Learning options: 

Our LearnSBISD teaching and learning plan is aligned with TEA guidelines and provides two learning options for our families:

Both options offer the same excellent instruction
from amazing SBISD educators.


In-person Learning

  • Students return to our schools

  • Safety measures such as hand-sanitizing stations, PPE and handwashing schedules, and physical distancing when possible, will be in place.

  • All staff and students will be required to wear face coverings/masks in indoor common spaces

Distance Learning

  • Students learn online and follow a daily schedule.

  • Includes required participation in “live”, real-time and “independent” learning sessions every class period of every school day.

  • Attendance will be taken daily, and lesson plans will consist of regular student-teacher interaction, following the SBISD scope and sequence.

How are the models the same?

Our plan offers flexibility for our schools to resume in-person learning with rigorous health and safety measures in place, and an opportunity for families to choose our distance learning model.

Both options for learning utilize carefully planned SBISD curriculum and the same:

  • attendance requirements

  • supports from campus staff like counselors and CIS

  • opportunities to participate in extracurricular and UIL activities

  • high expectations for our staff and our students

  • grading guidelines


Families will need to make a commitment to one of our two learning options.

Your family’s choice represents your commitment through the first nine-week grading period. This commitment will allow SBISD to appropriately staff each school, providing the best education on both fronts.

If you do not submit a Learning Model Selection Form, we will assume you plan for your child to return to school for in-person learning.


1) Choose a learning option. 2) Submit your Learning Model Selection Form.
Submit via SKYWARD/FAMILY ACCESS or a printed copy.


School-level Resources

Student Devices

  • Students participating in the distance learning program will receive a grade-level approriate, district-approved device.

  • Use of a district-provided device is subject to parent permission and adherence to the district’s Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy.

  • Forms will be provided as part of the back-to-school process.