Parents will have two learning options for their children during the 2020-2021 school year, Remote and Face-to-Face. Below are some of the details about each option. The week of July 13, you will receive more detailed information.
In this option, students will learn 100% from home. Every student will receive a school-issued device (iPads for PK-1 and Chromebooks for 2-12) and a hotspot if needed. All learning will take place digitally through self-paced online courses and intermittent teacher instruction that will include pre-recorded videos and guided support. There will be daily attendance and engagement requirements for remote learning. Students will complete preassigned work and assessments in a Learning Management System, like Google Classroom or Seesaw. FISD has refined remote learning instructional expectations for teachers and students to provide for a more rigorous, engaging online experience with additional supplemental online resources secured to provide a high-quality curriculum that more closely aligns with the Face-to-Face option.
In this option, students will come to school every day to receive instruction. Every student will have a school-issued device (iPads for PK-1 and Chromebooks for 2-12) which will promote health and safety, allow for a smooth transition to remote learning should closures occur and, most importantly, provide engaging learning experiences for students. FISD is still waiting on the Texas Education Agency to provide health guidelines for Face-to-Face learning. The guidelines are expected to be released the week of July 6.
FISD also considered offering a Hybrid/Blended learning option. However, after reviewing input from parents, teachers and Education Service Centers, this option has been removed. Logistically, this option provided the most obstacles for families and the district. Some of the parent concerns included having multiple children on separate schedules, child care, transportation challenges and how students would return for after school extra-curricular practices. It also provided many challenges for educators including child care and having adequate time to prepare for and deliver online and face-to-face instruction.
If you have more questions about what school may look like for your child, you can find Frequently Asked Questions on the FISD Website. You can also submit questions at email@example.com