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 consists 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.
Plano ISD understands that families may want to change their instructional environment choice based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Instructional environment selections are valid through the end of each 9-week cycle.
- Changes at each 9-week cycle will be permitted during the indicated window. (read more)
- These changes will become effective on the first day of the next 9-week grading period through the end of the grading cycle.
- UPDATE: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has issued guidance that allows school districts to discontinue remote instruction to individual students struggling with grades or attendance. (read more)
- Teachers will teach school@home students from their classrooms or other assigned Plano ISD 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.
- School@home will utilize the same curriculum as students who attend face-to-face instruction and will include school@home 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 Plano ISD 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.
- Students who select Plano ISD school@home will be contacted regarding their schedule if the elective courses requested require an in-person component