Our 2020 - 2021 plan focuses on the following critical areas of work:
Teaching & Learning models, expectations, roles and supports
Health & Safety expectations, policies, protocols and resources
Family Supports for social-emotional well-being and training
Staying Connected guidelines for school and district communication
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does the TEA have to approve our academic plan for in person and/or remote instruction?
- What happened to the hybrid model considered earlier this summer?
- Will the same curriculum be used for remote and in person learning?
- What grading guidelines will be in place? Will they be the same for distance and in-person?
- What training have teachers and leaders had to ensure they are more effective online that during crisis learning?
- Will field trips/overnight trips be allowed in 2020-21?
- What are parents’ learning model choices for their child(ren)’s learning experience?
- Do parents have to pick the same learning model for all children in their family?
- Can parents change their learning model before school starts?
- How do parents notify the district about their preference?
- Will the district select the most effective distance learning teachers to teach online?
- What will be different about learning from home in spring 2020 vs distance learning in 2020-21?
- What happens if schools are required to close again and my child was learning in-person?
- How many hours a day will students expected to be online?
- Will the teacher be required to be available online for instruction during the full school day?
- Can students who chose distance learning still participate in electives, sports and fine arts (UIL)? How will that work?
- Will itslearning be the platform for all online learning?
- What other approved learning tools should students and parents know how to use?
- What will be expected of parents if they chose remote learning for their child(ren)?
- Will students or teachers switch classes during the day?
- Will elementary students have recess?
- Will elementary students have specials?
- Will in person learning include some distance learning, too?
- What will be expected of parents if they chose in person learning?
- Will secondary student schedules look the same for in person vs distance learning?
- How will students with behavioral or mental health issues be supported through distance learning?
- Will bus routes be the same as prior years?
- Will schedules adjust?
- Will students still be picked up if they live within two miles of school?
- Will transportation for WAIS and Cornerstone be the same as in the past?
- How many students will be allowed to sit in a seat?
- Will masks be required on buses?
- Will there be hand sanitizer on buses?
- Will all secondary students continue to be provided a device?
- Will all elementary students be provided a device?
- How will the district provide WiFi support for families who lack internet at home?
- Will the district give device and WiFi preference to students whose families chose distance learning for their children?