• 2020-21 Reopening Plan


    (UPDATED 09/09/20) Important Dates for Parents to Notify Campus of Change in Preferred Instructional Option

    A parent/guardian requesting to change their student(s) from face-to-face to online learning or from online learning to face-to-face learning may do so no later than the Friday of the fifth week of each six weeks grading period. This will give campuses five school days plus four weekend days to change formats and make scheduling changes if needed. Call your student's campus no later than the date listed below for each six weeks period. Campuses only need to be notified if parents/guardians want to change instructional methods. 

     

    Deadlines for submitting change requests:

    • Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 4 for the first six weeks (Classes begin 8)
    • Monday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Sept. 18 for the second six weeks (Classes begin Sept. 28)
    • Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct. 30 for the third six weeks (Classes begin Nov. 9)
    • Monday, Dec. 7 to Friday, Dec. 11 for the fourth six weeks (Classes begin Jan. 5)
    • Monday, Feb. 1 to Friday, Feb. 5 for the fifth six weeks (Classes begin b. 16)
    • Monday, March 22 to Friday, March 26 for the sixth six weeks (Classes begin April 5)

     

    For Shannon High School only

    A parent/guardian requesting to change their Shannon HS student(s) from face-to-face to online learning or from online learning to face-to-face learning may do so no later than the Friday of the eighth week of each nine weeks grading period. This will give the campus five school days plus four weekend days to change formats and make scheduling changes if needed. Call the campus no later than the date listed below for each nine weeks period. The campus only needs to be notified if parents/guardians want to change instructional methods. 

    Deadlines for submitting change requests are:

    • Monday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 9 for the second nine weeks (Classes begin Oct. 19)
    • Monday, Dec. 7 to Friday, Dec. 11 for the third nine weeks (Classes begin Jan. 5)
    • Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5 for the fourth nine weeks (Classes begin March 22)

     

    (Updated 08/28/20) BISD Prepares to Return to Face-to-Face Instruction

    For families that want their child(ren) to return to face-to-face instruction, BISD is preparing to welcome them back on campus Tuesday, Sept. 8. If a parent/guardian wants to change their student(s) between face-to-face and online instruction before the return to class on Sept. 8, call your student's campus no later than noon on Sept. 2. Campuses need to be notified only if parents/guardians want to change instructional methods.

     


    Board Announces Return to Face-to-Face Instruction Date

    During a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, the BISD Board voted to continue with the plan to begin school for all students with online learning on Monday, Aug. 24, with the exception of special education. (Select special education students will be able to begin face-to-face on Aug. 24.) They also decided to begin face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for families that chose that option during the registration process.  

    Families that selected face-to-face instruction during registration will transition on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to their campus for class. For families that selected online learning, classes will continue online. After registering their child(ren), parents wishing to change their selection between face-to-face or online must contact their child’s campus. Principals need to know if parents are wanting to make a change so they can develop their on-campus classes. 

    BISD is finalizing a plan for distributing technology to students at their campus before school begins on Aug. 24. More information on the plan will be shared through the various communications channels once available. 

    In his comments to the Board, BISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown said, “The Board and Administration are responsible for considering all aspects of this situation. In addition to students, we must consider the staff who put their personal well-being on the line every day. This is not easy and will not be right for everyone.” 


    Birdville ISD released its 2020–21 Reopening Plan on July 23. The Plan includes information regarding online and face-to-face instruction, health and safety information, assessment, special education and much more. 

    Due to the constantly evolving situation with COVID-19, and the regularly changing guidance from state education and health officials, BISD’s Plan will be reviewed and updated as needed to reflect new requirements from the CDC; federal, state, or county orders; or the Texas Education Agency. 

    Since the Plan is subject to change, BISD families and staff are encouraged to continue to check the site for further updates to the Plan. 

    Face-to-Face  Online Learning

    Face-to-Face image description:

    • A safe and secure learning environment that is responsive to your child's social and emotional well-being.
    • High quality instruction designed to support your child's personalized needs.
    • Rigorous face-to-face learning that follows a traditional school schedule.

    Online Learning image description:

    • A safe and secure learning environment that is responsive to your child's social and emotional well-being.
    • High quality instruction designed to support your child's personalized needs.
    • Rigorous online learning that requires daily remove meetings with the teacher and completion of independent coursework.
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