Today, June 23, 2020, the Texas Commissioner of Education has provided our general pathway for how we will be approaching the 2020-21 school year. This information provides greater clarity for our planning purposes. He explained that all Texas public school students would have the option of attending school in person or at home.
This decision by TEA eliminates the “Hybrid” school option mentioned in the previous blog.
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The Commissioner did not provide details regarding in-person learning options. This information will come later. We do not have information regarding sports, fine arts, transportation, personal protective equipment, etc.
We are so proud of what we accomplished last spring and appreciate your help in making it happen. However, the Texas Education Agency has mandated more precise and rigorous guidelines than what we experienced in the spring. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:
- Remote learning must cover all state curriculum standards.
- Students will be accountable for mastery of the state curriculum standards.
- Remote-Learning and in-person grading policies will be the same.
The bottom line, remote learning will be much tighter and expectations much higher than online learning from the spring.
This decision means on August 13th your student will either attend school in person or remotely. While many questions remain, we want to know your initial thoughts and feelings about these options. As a parent, if you decided today, which option would you choose? Please click on the link below and take our quick survey regarding your preference for the fall. We will also collect any questions you may have to help guide future decisions.
Thanks for your faith and confidence in us as we move at the speed of safety to welcome our students back to school, the Wylie Way!