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CCISD 2020/2021 Instructional Plan Outline


School Begins August 11th

Face-to-Face instruction with periods of virtual learning

OR

E-Learning Academy with online learning only


Face-to-Face 


E- Learning Academy

August 11th -14th: First week small group orientation, Safety practices, Chromebooks, Meet the Teacher. Students will ONLY be scheduled for ONE day of orientation this week. 


Safety protocols throughout the day in classrooms, hallways, playgrounds and lunchrooms. 


Virtual learning temporarily scheduled when needed due to local health conditions, campus closures or quarantine orders. 


CCISD teachers teach classes in person with instructional tools, including technology in the classroom and at-home.  


Monitor daily attendance and grade student progress. 


See below.


Parents choose E-Learning for 9 week sessions


Virtual orientation by E-Learning facilitators


PK-8 curriculum using a one-click daily lesson plan with all subjects listed. 


PK-8 students will use Google Classroom, Google Meet, In-person and E-lessons. 


High School students will enroll in E-Classes using an online curriculum. Online tutoring is available. A CCISD facilitator will be assigned for daily attendance, grading and adequate daily progress.  


Attendance and grades will be monitored and are required for all Texas E-Learning students. 


See below.


Calhoun County ISD is requesting parent feedback on a parent survey (please submit ASAP or by 7/29/20)

***Parent Survey: Please click here for the survey and choose one option above for each child in your home.***

***Encuesta para padres: haga clic aquí para la encuesta y elija una de las opciones anteriores para cada niño en su hogar.***

E Learning Transfer Form


Face-to-Face ~ All enrolled CCISD students attend school daily, meet with classroom teacher/s and follow all safety protocols, including wearing masks. 

Virtual Learning ~ Students may temporarily exit face-to-face instruction for many reasons including individual quarantine, extended illness or school closure. Virtual learning will take place after orientation week and through September 3rd. 

E-Learning Academy  ~ Students and parents may request online learning for 9 week periods. A complete description of the E-Learning Academy is located below. 


All students in any instructional setting  will be eligible for nutrition services.  School meals will be provided on campuses or be available through a reservation and drive through pick-up. 


Face-to-Face Instruction  

Orientation Week – August 11th – August 14th

Propose to establish and teach faculty, staff and students safe practices concerning in-person instruction. During orientation week all teachers and staff will be on campus. The number of students will be limited to grades levels of students selected by the principal each day in order to de-densify.  No more than one-half of the students will be present on campus at one time during orientation week as local conditions allow. See Orientation Week schedule here.

Students will meet their teachers and have their Chromebooks checked out and begin assignments. Students may come to campus one day this week as determined by the principal.  

School begins on time with face-to-face interaction in small groups to ensure student safety. Transportation will be provided for face-to-face instruction. However, parents are encouraged to transport their students when possible.


Virtual learning may be temporarily scheduled to assess local public health conditions. 

Virtual learning includes daily instruction for students who intend to return to face-to-face instruction as soon as it is possible. Virtual lessons will have a one-click daily lesson plan for students PK-8. High school students will log into Google Classrooms. Daily attendance will be taken and assignments will be graded throughout virtual learning.  All students should expect a significant hourly contribution daily. 

Elementary core courses will be scheduled in the morning.  Tutorials and enrichments will be scheduled in the afternoon.  Face-to-face instruction will continue this practice.  



Teacher Planning Days: No Classes Scheduled

Friday, August 21st     Friday, August 28th     Friday, September 4th   

Teacher planning to monitor and adjust the safety and instructional plans for students. 


Face-to-Face Instruction Will Resume As Soon As Local Conditions Allow

CCISD will begin face-to-face instruction five days per week as soon as local conditions allow. PK students will attend all day instruction. However, the day may end slightly earlier than last year for PK. Elementary core courses will be scheduled in the morning. Tutorials and enrichment will be scheduled in the afternoon and initially be afternoon optional for PK-5th grade students. Grades 6th-12th will be full day unless a high school student is scheduled for late arrival or early release. 


CCISD Safety Measures for Orientation and Face-to-Face Instruction

CCISD will follow public health guidelines and will monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Calhoun County.

All students, faculty and staff will wear facial coverings, masks or shields. Some instructors  may have plexiglass installed on the teacher desk. 

All classrooms will have sanitation products for routine cleaning throughout the instructional day including hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant spray for workstations. 

Water bottle filling stations have been installed on each campus in lieu of drinking fountains.

Sanitation stations will be present at all entrances, common areas and restrooms for regular hand sanitizing.

All faculty and staff will participate in a two-hour training identifying safe classroom practices. 

The first week will include an orientation for students to model and practice sanitation routines.

All students, faculty and staff will have daily temperature checks. 

Classroom seating will incorporate as much social distancing as possible. Lunch seating will also be organized in smaller groups to create more distance between students. 

Campus hall movement will be structured to limit student close contact and promote social distancing. 

Elementary students will have self-contained classrooms to limit the amount of close contact with others. Small group recess, PE, and enrichment's will continue. 

Secondary students will wear masks, socially distance and have staggered release for hall traffic, lunch and dismissal. 

Although bus transportation will be available, all parents are encouraged to transport their student/s when possible.


Close Contact as published in TEA’s  Public Health Planning Guidance document:

“ Close contact is determined by an appropriate public health agency. For clarity, close contact is defined as: 


a. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield); or  


b. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield; if either occurred at any time in the last 14 days at the same time the infected individual was infectious. ” 


Students with symptoms for COVID-19 should stay home or will be evaluated by the campus nurse and parents will be contacted. In the event of “close contact”  with a lab confirmed COVID-19 individual, students, staff and parents will be notified immediately. All buildings and common areas will be sanitized. “Close contact” means exposure without a mask for 15 continuous minutes and less than 6 feet apart, per TEA guidelines. 



Face to Face Instructional Framework


Face-to-Face ~ All enrolled CCISD students attend school daily, meet with classroom teacher/s and follow all safety protocols, including wearing masks. 

Virtual Learning ~ Students may temporarily exit face-to-face instruction for many reasons including individual quarantine, extended illness or school closure. Virtual learning will take place after orientation week and through September 3rd. 

E-Learning Academy  ~ Students and parents may request online learning for 9 week periods.


Face-to-face instruction will continue in CCISD in September. All enrolled CCISD students will default to this option. If the E-Learning Academy is desired, a transfer form must be submitted to the campus or district office prior to the start of school on August 11, 2020.   




Face-to Face Curriculum

Elementary instruction will focus on reading, language arts and math in the morning sessions. Secondary campuses will issue traditional schedules with safe transition periods.  Face-to-face instruction will follow the CCISD scope and sequence and use Google Classroom tools. Starting August 11, 2020, virtual learning will begin using this format. 

Attendance will be taken daily during virtual learning as students participate and complete virtual lessons. Once face-to-face instruction continues, attendance will be taken as usual. All state rules for daily attendance apply. 


CCISD grading guidelines will apply to all students in both online or face-to face environments. Class rank and GPA will be assessed for all enrolled High School students at regular intervals, per district policy, using the CCISD grading guidelines and semester course averages. Class rank will include both face-to-face and E-Learning students. 


Transfer requests for the E-Learning Academy or a return to face-to-face learning for the subsequent 9 weeks will be submitted as a transfer request to the campus or distinct office two weeks prior to the end of the 9 weeks (see published schedule). A student’s return to face-to face instruction may require a change in the teaching assignment for staff due to changing enrollment. Advanced notice is required. E-Learning averages will transfer with students and be calculated in the semester average and final average. 




E-Learning 


Face-to-Face ~ All enrolled CCISD students attend school daily, meet with classroom teacher/s and follow all safety protocols, including wearing masks. 

Virtual Learning ~ Students may temporarily exit face-to-face instruction for many reasons including individual quarantine, extended illness or school closure. Virtual learning will take place after orientation week and through September 3rd. 

E-Learning Academy  ~ Students and parents may request online learning for 9 week periods.


The E-Learning format is an exclusively online learning experience offered to parents as an alternative to in-person or traditional schooling due to COVID -19. Parents may request enrollment in E-Learning  during the 2020-2021 school year at 9 week intervals. E-Learning Request Form: First 9 Weeks


E-Learning orientation for students August 11th

The E-Learning Academy faculty will be housed in the Travis science building.  Families who choose E-Learning will be contacted by the E-Learning staff regarding a virtual orientation.

Curriculum

The curriculum offered to students includes a series of online experiences that will develop what students know and are able to do. Parents may request an exclusively online format for 9 week intervals.  Students should expect a significant hourly commitment each day. Teachers, specialists and paraprofessionals will participate in the development of the daily lessons, video segments, student/parent contact and assessment.


PK-8 students will have a one-click sign on to a single daily lesson plan. The daily lesson plan will follow the CCISD scope and sequence as well as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Lessons will include activities in reading, writing, math, science, social studies and enrichment's such as art, music and physical education using videos, periodic live-streaming, online textbooks and online curricular tools. Students will be in direct contact with a single online facilitator for all online classwork. However, video lessons of direct instruction may be generated by a variety of master teachers. 


Algebra and 9th -12th grade students will be assigned individual courses through an online curriculum through programs such as Edgenuity, Plato, Acellus or Texas Home Learning. Some high school courses that require performance assessments may not be available through the E-Learning Academy such as welding, choir, athletics, band, cheer, certified nursing assistant and others.  E-Learning students will require an amended graduation plan to accommodate the virtual selections. E-Learning students will be assigned a facilitator to serve as a point of contact for daily check ins, assistance, access to individual tutoring and additional course assignments. 


Attendance is required and measured by daily participation, engagement and completion of the daily PK-8 lessons and adequate engagement/progress in High School courses. All state rules for daily attendance apply. 


CCISD grading guidelines will apply to all students in both online or face-to face environments. Class rank and GPA will be assessed for all enrolled High School students at regular intervals, per district policy, using the CCISD grading guidelines and semester course averages. Class rank will include both face-to-face and E-Learning students. 


Program requirements include an electronic device such as a school issued Chromebook, internet access, supervised home learning and an approved E-Learning Request Form: 9 Week Intervals.


Transfer requests for a return to face-to-face learning for the subsequent 9 weeks will be submitted as a transfer request to the campus or district office two weeks prior to the end of the 9 weeks (see published schedule). A student’s return to face-to face instruction may require a change in the teaching assignment for staff due to changing enrollment. Advanced notice is required. E-Learning averages will transfer with students and be calculated in the semester average and final average.


Students receiving special services (Special Education, 504, Bilingual/ESL, Gifted/Talented) will be contacted about support and receive assistance as directed by their current campus plan. Teachers and support teachers will provide accommodations. 



CCISD plans may change based on the advice of health-care professionals, TEA guidance or local conditions. CCISD will use the district web page, school messenger and social media platforms to keep all stakeholders informed with updates. 



See list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below:

Parent FAQ #1 (posted 7/27/20)

Employee FAQ (posted 8/11/20)