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Remote Learning Considerations

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Remote Learning Considerations

 

Students participating in remote learning will remain at home and engage in learning activities that are delivered through online instruction. Although instruction will be led by a qualified Krum ISD educator, a parent/guardian or caregiver will need to be available to support students in navigating the daily learning schedule and to provide assistance if needed. Remote learning during the 2020-2021 school year will not be the same type of virtual instruction that took place during the spring of 2020. The requirements and expectations for students and teachers participating in remote learning are significantly greater as compared to remote learning this past spring.    

 

Campuses will communicate directly with parents with a campus-specific plan.                                                        

 

Families who choose to participate in remote learning should take into account the following considerations.

 

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Remote Learning Considerations: General

 

Attendance requirements will apply to students who participate in remote learning.

  • Daily attendance will be taken for students participating in remote learning. Students in remote learning are still required to meet the 90% attendance rule for all classes as detailed in policy FEC (LEGAL).
  • Daily attendance is taken using daily engagement measures such as, but not limited to:
    • Turning in completed assignments via the learning management system
    • Participation in synchronous learning activities
    • Conversations between the teacher and student focused on the discussion of the student’s academic work and progress. 

 

Once enrolled in remote learning, families may elect to change to in-person instruction with two weeks’ notice. Parents/guardians must inform the campus of the student’s change to remote learning by completing an online form. Should the need arise to move to in-person learning without two week notice, please contact your campus principal.

 

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Remote Learning Considerations: Content, Testing, and Grading

 

Remote learning students will learn the same content as their in-person instruction grade-level peers.

  • TEA outlines the requirements for the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) that are to be taught and mastered at each grade level. 

 

All students enrolled in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and U.S. History will be required to take STAAR testing.

 

Remote learning students will be graded in accordance with Krum ISD’s EIA (LOCAL) policy on grading. 

  • The temporary grading policy enacted during remote learning in the spring of 2020 is no longer in effect. 

 

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Remote Learning Considerations: Modes of Delivery

 

Remote learning is technology dependent.

  • Remote learning will be conducted via an online learning management system (LMS).
    • K-1st grade students will use Seesaw
    • 2nd-12th grade students will use Google Classroom
    • Dual Credit and OnRamps courses will use Canvas.
    • AP courses will use AP Classroom.
  • Families that do not have access to the internet are strongly recommended to take part in in-person instruction. Any family who does not have access to internet and/or devices for remote learning is still entitled to have their student participate in remote learning on Krum ISD campuses. A limited number of district-owned Chromebooks and resources will be available for assistance. Families who responded to Krum ISD’s survey sent on July 8, 2020 indicating that they did not have access to internet and/or devices will be contacted to make arrangements

Remote learning instruction and support will be provided by Krum ISD educators and staff in a combination of asynchronous and synchronous formats.  

  • Asynchronous Instruction: instruction that does not require having the student and teacher engaged at the same time. Students will learn from instruction that may not be delivered in real-time and includes various digital tools such as pre-recorded lessons. 
    • Student self-selected or teacher assigned reading and writing
    • Independent practice
    • Skills based practice via online resources
    • Virtual labs
    • Viewing a pre-recorded lesson
    • Discussion Boards/Thought Questions/Reflections
    • Examples of Asynchronous Instructional Activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Synchronous Instruction: Two-way, real-time/live virtual instruction between students and teachers conducted remotely through the use of a computer or other internet-capable electronic device or over the phone.
    • Read Alouds
    • Small group instruction
    • Number Talks
    • Classroom Connections
    • Direct instruction by a teacher via a mini lesson
    • Live lecture/lesson
    • Modeling of mathematical problem solving
    • Examples of Synchronous Activities include, but are not limited to:

 

Daily learning will follow a set schedule that can take many forms depending on the grade level and courses, including:

  • Zoom Lessons
    • Zoom lessons will be available with teachers at set times. Daily attendance will be taken by the student’s participation in the Zoom lesson.
  • Email correspondence with the teacher
  • Small group collaboration with peers conducted virtually
  • Small group or individual sessions with the teacher conducted virtually
  • Online discussion boards
  • Independent work in:
    • Reading
    • Note-taking
    • Skills practice
  • Elementary students will be expected to participate in a minimum of 180 minutes daily of instructional engagement with their classes via zoom. 
  • Secondary students will participate in a minimum of 240 minutes daily of instructional engagement in a remote asynchronous (at your own pace) model with synchronous (virtual face-to-face) support from designated teachers via Zoom.

 

 

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Remote Learning Considerations: Roles and Responsibilities in Remote Learning

 

Student Responsibilities

  • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning process.
  • Identify a space in home where you can learn and study comfortably.
  • Regularly check the learning management system for assignments.
  • Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty.
  • Communicate with the school when you need assistance.  We are here to help.
  • Submit assignments daily.  Assignments cannot be completed all in one day.  They must be completed and turned in each day for attendance and credit for the day.
  • Attend all classes according to your school schedule synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Attend any intervention or tutorial session as established by your campus or teacher.
  • Attend live instruction appropriately dressed in accordance to KRUM ISD dress code.
  • When participating in a zoom meeting for live instruction the student must display their face during the instruction just as they would in face-to-face instruction.
  • Ask your teacher questions to help you clarify content and participate in discussions.
  • Charge your device daily to be ready for instruction.
  • Learn your login information for online learning access.
  • Notify teacher or campus if you are having difficulty engaging on-line.

 

Parent/Learning Coach Responsibilities

 

  • Establish partnership with classroom teachers to ensure a smooth transition with on-campus and remote learning.
  • Establish routines and expectations.
  • Assist your student in locating a space in the home that is ideal for learning.
  • Monitor communication from teachers and school.
  • Check your email for google classroom guardian updates weekly. 
  • Monitor completion and submission of class assignments daily.
  • Take an active role in helping your child process their learning.
  • Attend district/campus trainings for implementation supports.
  • Request assistance from teachers, as needed, and be available during their designated office hours.
  • Contact teacher, administrators, and counselor for additional needs and supports for student learning.
  • Keep the campus updated on your current email and phone number.

 

Teacher Responsibilities

·         Provide high quality instruction in synchronous and asynchronous formats.

·         Provide intervention/tutoring as needed.

·         Follow IEP/504 service and accommodation plans.

·         Provide parents with weekly communication regarding upcoming learning content as an overview.

·         Provide parents and students with office hours and/or conference period time.

·         Add parents as a guardian on Google Classroom and See Saw.

·         Update grades weekly.

·         Provide information on assignment due dates.

 

Contact Us/ Who to Contact

For assistance regarding a course, assignment, or resource:

The relevant teacher

For assistance regarding a technology-related problem or issue:

The KRUM ISD Technology Department

Call Center Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm each school day

940-435-7130 or email helpdesk@krumisd.net

For a personal, academic or social emotional concern:

Your campus counselor

For other issues related to distance learning:

The principal, assistant principal or assistant superintendent.

For other issues not campus related:

Assistant Superintendent Nancy Shipley

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Considerations: Electives and Extracurricular Activities

 

Some elective courses may have elements that require a student to complete activities in person, even if the student is participating in remote learning. Examples of these courses include:

  • Food Technology and Safety/Agricultural Laboratory and Field Experience 
  • Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication
  • Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication 
  • Automotive Technology II: Automotive Service
  • Practicum in Culinary Arts 
  • Health Science Theory
  • Practicum in Health Science 
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology
  • OnRamps GeoScience
  • OnRamps Art and Entertainment
  • Athletics

Krum ISD will NOT provide transportation for the student to/from the campus for in-person elective requirements.

 

Students who participate in remote learning may not participate in extracurricular activities. 

  • Krum ISD will follow UIL guidance on all UIL extracurricular activities.

 

 

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 Remote Learning Considerations: Meals

 

All remote learning students eligible for meals provided by Krum ISD through curbside delivery. 

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available for pick up at the EEC from 8:30-10am each school day.
  • The name and home campus of the student will be required for meal delivery.
  • Students will be charged for meals as follows in accordance with their eligibility status:
    • Breakfast
      • Grades K-12: $1.90
    • Lunch
      • Grades K-5: $2.85
      • Grades: 6-12: $3.10
    • Breakfast, All Grades: $0.30
    • Lunch, All Grades: $0.40
    • Regular Priced Meals:
    • Reduced Priced Meals:
    • If a student qualifies for free meals, they will not be charged.
    • Families can apply for free/reduced priced meals online at www.mymealtime.com
 

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Revisions to Remote Learning Issued October 15, 2020

COVID 19 has presented many challenges across the world. The primary responsibility of Krum ISD is to provide students with an exceptional education while providing for their health and safety. Krum ISD provided learning opportunities for both remote and in-person learners as methods of instruction so that students can have access to curriculum and academic success. After reviewing grades and attendance from the past nine weeks, Krum ISD’s administrative staff have decided to revise the learning plan options for students. We believe that in-person instruction provides students with additional support and access to teachers, academic conversations with peers, and stability that leads to higher academic success. 

Revised plans concerning remote learning:

Students who participate in pre-kindergarten, dual language programs, or are in extracurricular activities must return to campus for in-person learning on October 26, 2020.

Students who do not meet the above criteria and wish to remain in remote learning must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must have a grade of 75 or above in all classes in grades 2-12.
  2. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade must be reading on grade level.
  3. Students must have five (5) or fewer absences in the semester.

Exceptions to criteria for participation in remote learning are:

  1. A student is medically fragile or lives with someone who is considered medically fragile.  Documentation from a medical doctor is required and must be submitted to the school principal.
  2. A positive COVID case requires the student to be quarantined in accordance with the guidelines established by TEA as follows: Any student who has tested positive for COVID, or who experience the symptoms of COVID, must stay home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until all three criteria have been met:
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared
      3. A student who has had close contact with someone who is COVID positive must be quarantined for 14 days.           The student shall return to in-person learning after the 14-day quarantine period.

Students who do not meet the qualifications to stay in remote learning must return to school face-to face on October 26, 2020. Students required to return to in-person learning due to academic performance must complete the remainder of the current nine-weeks grading period and the following nine-weeks grading period as an in-person learner.

*Changes to delivery methods may be made at the end of a nine-week grading period with a two-week advance written notice. The last day of grading periods are Dec. 17, 2020 and March 12, 2020.


Last Updated: October 15, 2020