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4th 9-Week Change of Instructional Environment

UPDATE February 18, 2021

Extended Deadline - Change of Instructional Environment Window Is Now Extended through February 24

The instructional environment selection window has been extended for the final nine weeks of school until February 24 for all levels (elementary and secondary students). 

  • No action is required by families who DO NOT want to make a change. 
  • Families who want to make a change can do so in the Plano ISD Parent Portal. Instructions are available on how to complete the process in Parent Portal.

Process for Changing Instructional Environment Selection

  • All primary guardians will receive a notification prior to the change selection period. 
  • Changes may be made in the Parent Portal
    • Instructions on how to complete the process are located in the Parent Portal. 
  • Elementary students changing their environment may be assigned to a new teacher. Change in environment will almost always result in a teacher change.
  • Secondary students making changes to their learning environment selection are not guaranteed to be assigned to their same teacher or class schedule based upon availability. Some staff may need to shift to align with new learning environment choices. Therefore, even students who do not change learning environments could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability or class schedule.

High/Senior High Parents Requesting 4 Days/Week In-Person

Visit the Hybrid Learning Page

As a continued practice since the beginning of the year, parents of high school and senior high students enrolled in face-to-face learning may work with their student’s campus to request attending school in person 4 days per week. 

  • Parents who would like to request that their student attend in person 4 days per week should email their campus principal.
  • Each campus will process requests from parents and prioritize the request based on: 
    • student need;
    • campus and classroom capacity for social distancing; and 
    • teacher class size and load

Please Note: The Texas Education Agency has issued guidance that allows school districts to stop offering virtual instruction to individual students with poor grades or attendance. Campuses will notify parents if a student’s attendance and/or academic performance in one or more classes puts them at significant risk of severe learning loss in the PISD School@Home or the hybrid schedule remote days. 

A student’s lack of engagement and poor academic performance could result in revoked access to the remote learning environment or PISD School@Home. In which case, the student may be required to return to the face-to-face learning environment (or hybrid 4 days a week). Campuses will notify and collaborate with parents regarding learning environment changes if their student is not demonstrating academic success. 


February 9, 2021

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The instructional environment selection window for the final nine weeks of school is February 15-19 for all levels (elementary and secondary students). Students will be scheduled in the selected instructional environment, face-to-face or PISD School@Home, which will go into effect on March 15, 2021, the first day of the fourth 9-week grading period. If no changes are made in Parent Portal, then the current instructional environment will remain in effect until the last day of school. 

4th Nine Weeks Learning Environment Selection video

View video of selection instructions.

 

To view a breakdown of the environment selection at your campus for the current nine weeks visit School@Home Selection

Parents Who DO NOT Want to Make a Change of Environment – NO ACTION REQUIRED 

Process for Changing Instructional Environment Selection

  • All primary guardians will receive a notification prior to the change selection period. 
  • Changes may be made in the Parent Portal
    • Instructions on how to complete the process are located in the Parent Portal. 
  • Elementary students changing their environment may be assigned to a new teacher. Change in environment will almost always result in a teacher change.
  • Secondary students making changes to their learning environment selection are not guaranteed to be assigned to their same teacher or class schedule based upon availability. Some staff may need to shift to align with new learning environment choices. Therefore, even students who do not change learning environments could experience a change to their teacher(s), course availability or class schedule.

High/Senior High Parents Requesting 4 Days/Week In-Person

As a continued practice, parents of high school and senior high school students enrolled in face-to-face learning may work with their student’s campus to request attending school in person 4 days per week. 

  • Parents who would like to request for their student to attend 4 days per week should initiate this process by emailing the campus principal.
  • Each campus will evaluate change requests from parents and prioritize the request based on: 
    • student need;
    • campus and classroom capacity for social distancing; and 
    • teacher class size and load.

Please Note: The Texas Education Agency has issued guidance that allows school districts to stop offering virtual instruction to individual students with poor grades or attendance. Campuses will notify parents if a student’s attendance and/or academic performance in one or more classes puts them at significant risk of severe learning loss in the PISD School@Home or the hybrid schedule remote days. 

A student’s lack of engagement and poor academic performance could result in revoked access to the remote learning environment or PISD School@Home. In which case, the student may be required to return to the face-to-face learning environment (or hybrid 4 days a week). Campuses will notify and collaborate with parents regarding learning environment changes if their student is not demonstrating academic success.