• Hybrid Learning Schedule for High School/Senior High

    (Effective as of September 9)

    On Friday, July 17, 2020, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released updated public health planning guidance for the 2020-21 academic year to school districts as we plan for students, teachers and staff to safely return to school campuses for daily, in-person instruction. These latest changes by TEA now make it possible for Plano ISD high schools and senior high schools to implement a hybrid school schedule. All students will be starting the school year in the remote setting from August 12 through September 8.

    All high school and senior high students, regardless of the learning environment they have chosen, are participating in a hybrid schedule. This choice was made to provide social distancing to the greatest extent possible for students and staff. Students that have chosen to attend school in the face-to-face learning environment will be assigned learning cohorts and attend in person two days a week. Students that have selected PISD School@Home (remote learning) will also be placed into learning cohorts for the purposes of synchronous and asynchronous learning lessons.

    The charts below are designed to illustrate what a sample student schedule might look like in each learning environment. More specific details about your student’s schedule will be shared through Parent Portal.

    Note - Calendar Adjustment for Cohort A: Monday, October 5, has been designated as a day for cohort A students (last names beginning with A-L) to attend school (for face-to-face) or participate in synchronous learning (for School@Home). This day has been added for cohort A in order to ensure both cohorts participate in synchronous instruction the same number of days during the grading period. Cohort B students will participate in asynchronous activities on October 5.

  • Face-to-Face Learning Environment

    Students choosing face-to-face instruction will attend school using a hybrid cohort model: 

    • Students will attend school on campus two days a week and participate in remote asynchronous learning from home for the other three days each week. Students will follow their assigned schedule to interact with teachers following the published bell schedules. 
    • Remote synchronous learning is defined as two-way, real-time, live, instruction between teachers and students, through the computer or other electronic devices. 
    • Remote asynchronous learning is a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer or other electronic devices. In this setting, teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of Google Classroom. 
    • Face-to-face students will be divided into two cohorts that will rotate between on-campus and at-home remote instruction. 
    • Each cohort and all students will be expected to participate in assigned synchronous activities on Mondays.
  • PISD School@Home Learning Environment

    Students choosing PISD School@Home will attend school using a hybrid cohort model: 

    • PISD School@Home students will be divided into two cohorts that will rotate synchronous and asynchronous instruction in a fully remote environment. 
    • Students will attend remote synchronous (live) instruction two days a week and participate in remote asynchronous learning for the other three days each week. Students enrolled in PISD School@Home will be assigned a virtual class schedule and must be available for live, synchronous instruction during each school day. 
    • Remote synchronous learning is defined as two-way, real-time, live, instruction between teachers and students, through the computer or other electronic devices. 
    • Remote asynchronous learning is a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer or other electronic devices. In this setting, teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of Google Classroom. 
    • Each cohort and all students will be expected to participate in assigned synchronous activities on Mondays.