Plano ISD School@Home
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Plano ISD School@Home is a remote learning opportunity that will allow students to engage in high quality learning experiences, utilize Plano ISD instructional resources and meaningfully connect with their teachers and other students. All activities will be designed to meet the needs of the student in the online environment through differentiated experiences that are consistent with those of their grade-level peers attending face-to-face.
School@Home programming will consist of both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities.
- Synchronous learning is defined as two-way, real-time, live, instruction between teachers and students, through the computer or other electronic devices.
- 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.
All students will be starting the school year in the remote setting from August 12 to September 8. On September 9 students will transition into their selected learning environment: Face to Face or PISD School@Home. The initial selection period for choosing PISD School@ Home ended on July 16. Families now have another opportunity to opt in to the PISD School@Home learning environment if a selection was not made by the original deadline. The extended window for selection is July 24-August 6. Students will be scheduled in the selected instructional environment, which will go into effect on September 9. The instructional environment that families previously selected or newly selected will be valid through the end of the first 9-week period. (read more)
Plano ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional environment choice based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Changes may be made beginning July 24. Instructional environment selections will be valid through the end of the first 9-week cycle.
- Changes beyond the first 9-week cycle will be permitted during the indicated window (see below).
- These changes will become effective on the first day of the next 9-week grading period through the end of the grading cycle.
- Teachers will teach School@Home students from their classrooms or other assigned PISD facilities.
- In this setting, teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of Google Classroom.
- 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 and will design strategies for learning in the remote environment.
- Students enrolled in School@Home 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 School@Home may be able to participate in on-campus classes for extracurricular activities (in accordance with UIL requirements) and/or electives that cannot be offered in the School@Home setting.
- All courses will be offered in both settings.
- Some elective courses for students who select PISD School@Home 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., automotive technology, welding, a/v production, etc.
- We are working to finalize which elective courses will require in-person assignments; later in July, more information will be made available to better assist families with their elective choices
- Students who select PISD School@Home will be contacted regarding their schedule if the elective courses requested require an in-person compone