Home Learning

Home Learning Survey Link (The survey link will also available on the FISD website and FISD Facebook.)

FISD 2020-2021 Home Learning Survey (Final)

July 23, 2020

Dear Tribe Families,

As of today, FISD plans to open with in person instruction beginning Wednesday, August 12th and a remote learning option that will begin on Monday, August 17th. We have been planning for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year with a focus on the health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community.

The situation with COVID-19 is continuously changing, as are the protocols and measures needed to keep our students and staff safe. We will adjust our plans accordingly, so please understand the need for flexibility and potential modifications to the plans we have outlined below. 

While Frankston ISD is planning for two different instructional settings, please know that we will follow all directives and recommendations for school opening and operations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health officials. Our reopening plan must be approved by the Anderson County local health official prior to beginning in-person instruction.  A draft version of the FISD Return to School Plan can be found at the following link:  2020-2021 FISD Return to School Plan Draft 

Frankston ISD families will be able to choose from two different learning settings:

  • FISD Face-to-Face Learning: Students and teachers will attend class in-person, five days a week, with additional safety measures in alignment with state and federal guidelines and recommendations.
    • In this setting, teachers will provide face-to-face instruction, learning resources and support utilizing Microsoft TEAMS.
    • Teachers will plan instruction that is easily transferable from face-to-face to remote in the event of a temporary school closure due to COVID-19 spread.
    • Social distancing requirements will be implemented to the greatest degree possible.
    • District- and campus-designed safety procedures will be implemented which includes wearing a face covering for all students and staff. 
    • All staff and students will receive training on safety and health protocols consistent with TEA and CDC guidance in the areas of:
      • Health screenings and use of personal protective equipment.
      • Classroom and campus social-distancing including the plans for the design and layout of classrooms, grouping of students, use of common areas such as bathrooms, water fountains, lockers, clinics, playgrounds, cafeterias, gyms, library, art room, music room, etc., as well as classroom transitions and use of hallways.
      • Reducing touchpoints and increased cleaning.
      • Cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms and other areas.
      • Arrival and dismissal procedures.
      • Campus visitor policies and school events.
         
  • FISD Home Learning Program: Parents will have the choice to select this program which is virtual (remote) learning consisting of both synchronous (live) and asynchronous instruction. 
    • Teachers will teach students from their classrooms or other assigned FISD facilities. 
    • In this setting, teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of Microsoft TEAMS.  Access to reliable internet is essential for students to be successful.
    • Parents will support their students to ensure they have access to a device, a place to work and are engaged in virtual learning activities. 
    • We will utilize the same curriculum as students who attend face-to-face instruction.   
    • Students enrolled in Home Learning will be assigned a virtual class schedule and must be available for live, synchronous instruction during each school day. 
    • Attendance will be taken based on synchronous participation and completion/progress toward class expectations. 
    • Grading will be consistent with the guidelines and practices used in all face-to-face instruction. 
    • Students in grades 6-12 choosing Home Learning may not be able to participate in on-campus classes for extracurricular activities and/or electives that cannot be offered in the Home Learning setting.
       
  • Additional Considerations for Secondary Students (Grades 6-12) : 
    • Students who attend face-to-face instruction will be scheduled into the courses they selected last spring during course selection. 
    • All courses may not be offered in both settings.
    • Some elective courses for students who select Home Learning may require the student to complete a required assignment or project at the campus if the course requires assignments that cannot be reasonably completed remotely, e.g., welding, a/v production, CNA, etc.  
      • We are working to finalize which elective courses will require in-person assignments.  More information will be made available to better assist families with their elective choices.
      • Students who select Home Learning will be contacted regarding their schedule if the elective courses requested require an in-person component.

As a family, you will select which environment you feel is best for your student(s). If you determine that your student(s) will attend face-to-face beginning on August 12th at school, there is no further action needed on your part.

If you wish to select the Home Learning program (remote instruction), you can do so through the survey below. In order to plan appropriately, we are asking all parents who are selecting Home Learning to submit this request in the survey below by Saturday, August 1st. Receiving this information early will help Frankston ISD plan for student schedules, staffing and preventative health and safety measures. Your selection for your student will be in effect for the first six-week grading period. Further guidance beyond the first grading period will be provided after the start of the school year.  You will be able to reassess your decision after the completion of the first six weeks.  If you do not select Home Learning (remote instruction) by Saturday, August 1st, your child’s campus will automatically schedule your student in face-to-face classes for the fall semester. We recognize that situations may develop warranting a potential change in your original choice. After August 1st, please contact your child’s campus directly if you need to make changes to your selection. 

We value each of our students and families and appreciate the trust you have placed in FISD. We look forward to seeing you for the 2020-21 school year, either in person or virtually. 

You may visit the FISD Website for regular updates regarding our 2020-2021 back-to-school plans.  If you have any questions, please direct them to fisdcontact@frankstonisd.net or your child's campus.

Frankston Elementary 903-876-2214

Frankston Middle School 903-876-2215

Frankston High School 903-876-3219

 

Home Learning Survey Link (The survey link will also available on the FISD website and FISD Facebook.)

FISD 2020-2021 Home Learning Survey (Final)

 

With Tribe Pride,

Nicci Cook

Superintendent





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