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Frequently Asked Questions

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In-Person Learning FAQ

 

  • What precautions will be in place on campus?
  • What do I do with my student if a student in his/her class or teacher has COVID; but my student has no symptoms?  
    • Students who have had close contact with an individual who is test-confirmed should receive remote instruction for a 14-day period following the contact.
  • What happens if there is a confirmed COVID case on campus or in my child’s classroom? 
    • Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, Krum ISD will notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in the campus of the test-confirmed case of COVID-19. Additional information can be found in Krum ISD’s Health and Hygiene Practices
  • How many students will be assigned to each classroom?
    • Krum ISD will follow TEA guidelines for class sizes. Class size requirements remain the same as previous school years and vary depending on grade level and by course at the secondary level. Krum ISD will take every measure possible to place as much distance between students inside the classroom as possible. 
  • Will cafeterias be open?
    • Cafeterias at each campus will be open for breakfast and lunch. The layout of cafeterias will be adjusted to provide as much social distancing between students as possible. Students eating in the cafeteria will have assigned seating.  No outside food can be dropped off during the school day.  Students will need to bring their lunch to school at the beginning of the day or purchase a meal in the cafeteria. Additional information can be found in Krum ISD’s Health and Hygiene Practices.
  • Will students/teachers have to wear masks?
  • My child is enrolled in Dual Credit/AP/OnRamps courses. What are the guidelines for these courses?
    • Dual Credit instruction is provided to Krum ISD students by North Central Texas College. Please contact Ms. Tara Hartford for questions regarding Dual Credit/AP/OnRamps courses. 
  • How do I make a commitment to instructional delivery?
    • Krum ISD will email parents a form asking for their commitment to instructional delivery on July 29, 2020.
    • The deadline to complete the form from Krum ISD is August 5, 2020.  If a family does not respond, their student will be enrolled in remote learning beginning on August 19, 2020.
  • Can we change from in-person instruction to remote instruction during the school year? 
    • Yes. Families may elect to change from in-person to remote learning with two weeks’ notice. Parents/guardians must inform the campus of the student’s change to remote learning by completing an online form.
    • In the instance of a change due to health and safety reasons, please contact your child’s campus as soon as possible to make arrangements for immediately continuing education remotely.

 

 

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Remote Learning FAQ

 

  • How will remote learning be different from the instruction provided during the facility closure last spring?
    • 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.  Please view the Krum ISD Remote Learning Considerations for more information.    
  • Is internet access required for remote learning?
    • Yes. Krum ISD’s remote learning will be delivered online and internet access will be required. 
  • Will Krum ISD provide Chromebooks for students that need them to complete remote learning as they did in the spring?
    • Each student in grades 6-12 is automatically assigned a Chromebook for school work each school year. 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
  • Who do I contact if we need help with my child’s district issued Chromebook?
    • For assistance regarding a technology-related problem or issue contact he Krum ISD Technology Department at 940-435-7130 or helpdesk@krumisd.net from 8am-12pm or 1pm-4pm each school day.
  • What online learning management system will be used for remote learning?
    • Students in grades K-1 will use Seesaw to participate in remote learning.
    • Students in grades 2-12 will use Google Classroom to participate in remote learning.  
    • Dual Credit and OnRamps courses will use Canvas.
    • AP courses will use AP Classroom.
  • Will attendance be taken for students in remote learning?
    • Yes. 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).
  • Will remote learning students still need to purchase school supplies?
    • Yes. Many of the supply items listed on the campus supply lists will still be needed to complete remote learning. 
  • Will remote learning students have access to instructional materials? 
    • Students will have access to some instructional materials, which will vary based on grade level and coursework. Some resources may be provided digitally. 
    • Students may need to pick up materials to perform labs that cannot be conducted virtually form the campus, or purchase these materials.
    • Secondary students will be expected to meet the 40% lab requirement for science courses.
  • Will courses taken in remote learning be included in GPA calculations and class rank for high school students?
    • Yes. Courses taken remotely will be graded following Krum ISD’s policy EIC (LOCAL).
  • How will students participating in remote learning be graded?
    • Krum ISD students participating in remote learning will receive grades 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. 
  • Will all courses at the secondary level be offered for remote learning?
    • All core courses will be offered for remote learning. Not all elective or CTE courses will effectively translate to a virtual learning environment. Students enrolled in these specialized courses will have the option to attend in-person or participate in alternative courses offered by Krum ISD. Some specialized courses that can be done remotely will have in-person requirements. A list of these courses is available under Krum ISD Remote Learning Considerations. Transportation for remote learners attending in-person course requirements will not be provided. 
    • To change the courses your student is enrolled in, please contact your campus counselor. 
  • My child is enrolled in Dual Credit/AP/OnRamps courses. What are the guidelines for these courses?
    • Dual Credit instruction is provided to Krum ISD students by North Central Texas College. Please contact Ms. Tara Hartford for questions regarding Dual Credit/AP/OnRamps courses. 
  •  Will my student still have to take the STAAR test if they get their instruction remotely?
    • Yes. TEA has indicated that all STAAR testing will occur during the 2020-2021 school year, regardless of the instructional delivery method.   
  • Can my remote learning student still participate in extracurricular activities?
    • Students who participate in remote learning may not participate  in extracurricular activities. Additional information can be found under Krum ISD Remote Learning Considerations.             
  • How do I make a commitment to instructional delivery?
    • Krum ISD will email parents a form asking for their commitment to instructional delivery on July 29, 2020.
    • The deadline to complete the form from Krum ISD is August 5, 2020.  If a family does not respond, their student will be enrolled in remote learning beginning on August 19, 2020.
  • Can we change from remote instruction to in-person instruction during the school year? 
    • Yes. 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
  • Will students receiving services from Special Education or 504 be eligible for remote learning?
    • Yes. All Krum ISD students are eligible to choose remote learning. Students that receive Special Education or Section 504 services may require an updated IEP or IAP if remote learning is selected. Updating an IEP/IAP will require either an ARD or 504 meeting to be held in order to ensure free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided. 
  • Will meals be provided for students participating in remote learning?

 

 

 

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General FAQ

 

  • If my child has to be quarantined and is attending school in person, will they be able to switch to remote learning?
    • If your child is required to quarantine, remote learning will be available to your student.  
  • If a class or school has to be quarantined, will they switch to remote learning?
    • In the event remote learning is needed due to quarantine, parents will be notified. 
  • Will a class be expected to isolate/quarantine at home if a student or teacher in their class tests positive for COVID-19?
    • Krum ISD will follow the guidance provided by TEA as well as state and local health officials on quarantining. Please refer to Krum ISD’s Health and Hygiene Practices for information on procedures for responding to a positive COVID-19 test. 
  • If the school closes and students are required to switch to remote learning, will help be available for families that do not have access to technology and internet?
    • Krum ISD is preparing for possible school closures and for remote learning. Chromebooks will be provided for all 6-12 students and students without devices at home. Students and families are expected to follow guidelines for care and use in order to ensure these public resources are effectively maintained. When students have trouble with their device, they are to contact the Krum ISD Technology Department at helpdesk@krumisd.net or 940-435-7130
  • How do I make a commitment to instructional delivery?
    • Krum ISD will email parents a form asking for their commitment to instructional delivery on July 29, 2020.
    • The deadline to complete the form from Krum ISD is August 5, 2020.  If a family does not respond, their student will be enrolled in remote learning beginning on August 19, 2020.