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Crosby ISD: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school plans

Crosby ISD has released its reopening plan for the upcoming school year.

The district will begin the year on time, however, all students will participate in remote learning through a virtual asynchronous instructional format until September 4.

Through this instruction method, CISD has outlined that students in Pre-K - 4th grade must have a parent or adult who can facilitate learning each day.

Face-to-face instruction will resume on September 8.

Here’s what to know so far:

Calendar

The first day of school is scheduled for August 13, 2020.

This calendar was board approved in February before the coronavirus pandemic was declared.

Click here to view the 2020-2021 school calendar.

Measures underway or being considered

Masks

  • Face coverings/masks will be required at all times except during lunch

Temperature checks

  • Routine temperature checks will be conducted as students get on the bus, enter the building, getting out of the car, and throughout the day.

Campus cleaning and sanitation

  • All high touch areas such as exterior door handles, door panic bars, classroom door handles will be wiped down with our disinfectant.
  • Restrooms - Spray all restroom surfaces with disinfecting bathroom cleaner every 60-90 minutes.
  • Spray all desks and high touch surfaces with disinfectant and let it sit on surface for ten minutes.
  • Sweep floors and wet mop floor areas.
  • Vacuum rugs.
  • Electrostatic spray classrooms on a rotating basis.
  • Restrooms - Spray all restroom surfaces with disinfecting bathroom cleaner.
  • Remove all trash from all wastebaskets.

Transportation

  • Self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms before coming to work or to the bus
  • Wear a mask or face shield at all times
  • Sanitize hands upon entry to the building or the bus (provided)
  • Temperatures will be taken daily and must be below 100.0 degrees
  • Abbreviated group bus stops will be used for all grade levels for time and efficiency purposes
  • Students must register for the bus with the option to change at each grading period
  • All students will have their temperatures taken at the bus stop before entering the bus
    • Elementary students are required to have a responsible adult at the bus stop
      • Students with a fever of 100.0 or more will not be allowed on the bus
    • Secondary students with a fever of 100.0 degrees or more will not be allowed on the bus and will be instructed to return home
      • Transportation will attempt to contact the parent
  • Assigned seats are required and ridership will be documented for contact tracing
  • Bus seats and high traffic areas will be wiped down between each run & electrostatically sanitized after each AM & PM route
  • Bus windows and/or roof hatches will be kept open as feasible to allow fresh airflow
  • Daycares will be transported with the same requirements as other elementary bus riders
  • Special education students who require transportation as a related service will be served in accordance with their IEP and masks or face shields should be worn when developmentally appropriate

Instruction methods offered

Crosby ISD plans to offer face-to-face instruction as well as remote learning for the upcoming school year.

All students will begin the school year on August 13 participating in virtual instruction through September 4.

The district plans to welcome students back to campus for face-to-face instruction on September 8.

Here’s what the instruction options look like for elementary school students:

Remote learning

Remote learning will be offered through a virtual asynchronous instructional format.

  • Grading will follow standard campus policies. Standards based rubric for Pre-K and Kindergarten students, numerical for students in grades 1-5.
  • Daily attendance is mandatory. Students are required to participate in the daily activity which will serve as documentation for attendance.
  • Students will be required to participate in all tutoring sessions and/or video conferencing required by a teacher.
  • Student devices and internet is required. Outdoor wifi will be provided in designated areas by the district.
  • Pre-K - 4th grade students must have a parent or adult who can facilitate learning each day.
  • Remote learning will reflect the same rigor as face-to-face, but feedback will not be immediate in the remote setting.

Face-to-face

  • Face coverings/masks will be required at all times except during lunch (no outside food deliveries or visitors).
  • Students in grades Pre-K - 5 will eat lunch at their desks or on a rotation in the cafeteria observing social distancing.
  • Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing will be required for all staff and students.
  • Routine temperature checks will be conducted as students get on the bus, enter the building, getting out of the car, and throughout the day.
  • When possible outdoor play and learning will be encouraged for students.
  • Bus riders will be screened before entering the bus and will be required to wear face coverings/masks.

Here’s what the instruction options look for secondary school students:

Remote learning

Remote learning will be offered through a virtual asynchronous instructional format.

  • Grading will follow standard grading guidelines. GPA and rank will count for each eligible course.
  • Daily attendance is mandatory and students are required to participate in the daily activity which will serve as documentation for attendance.
  • Students will be required to participate in all tutoring sessions and/or video conferencing required by a teacher.
  • Devices will be provided for students in grades 6-12. Internet is required. Outdoor wifi will be provided in designated areas by the district.
  • UIL and extracurricular offerings will be available to remote students.
  • Remote learning will reflect the same rigor as face-to-face, but keep in mind that feedback will not be immediate in the remote setting.

Face-to-face

  • Face coverings/masks will be required at all times except during lunch (no outside food deliveries).
  • Normal bell schedule and transitions. Students will eat in the cafeteria. Breakfast will be grab and go.
  • Classroom desks will be physically distanced as much as spatially possible.
  • Routine temperature checks will be conducted as students get on the bus, enter the building, and throughout the day.
  • Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing will be required for all staff and students
  • Extracurricular and student organizations will adhere to district, UIL, and TEA guidelines for safety.
  • Bus riders will be screened before entering the bus and will be required to wear face coverings/masks.

Survey

CISD has created a survey for parents to complete.

In the survey, parents will select an instruction method for their child(ren). Students will be required to participate in the selected instruction method for the first full grading period before transitioning.

Do you have questions about Crosby ISD’s plan?

Fill out the form below and we’ll work to find the answer to your question.

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