Klein ISD to offer on-campus, remote learning options for 2020-21 school year

When summer vacation ends and the fall semester begins, Klein ISD students will have the option to attend school either in person or online for the 2020-21 school year, according to information released by the district on July 10. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
When summer vacation ends and the fall semester begins, Klein ISD students will have the option to attend school either in person or online for the 2020-21 school year, according to information released by the district on July 10. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

When summer vacation ends and the fall semester begins, Klein ISD students will have the option to attend school either in person or online for the 2020-21 school year, according to information released by the district on July 10. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

When summer vacation ends and the fall semester begins, Klein ISD students will have the option to attend school either in person or online for the 2020-21 school year, according to information released by the district July 10.

Families are asked to make their selection using the Annual Student Information Update in the Family Access Center of the Skyward system between July 14-24.
Students who have not selected an option by July 24 will be automatically placed in on-campus learning. The selected learning option will continue throughout the first quarter of the school year, which runs Aug. 19-Oct. 7.



The two learning options are as explained below:



Klein Online



Students who choose to enroll in the Klein Online learning option will participate in virtual learning for their zoned campus five days per week. All academic learning and coursework will be completely online, accessible from home and facilitated by KISD teachers using Schoology online virtual classroom service.




  • Students will receive a daily online instruction schedule and have periods of daily, live instruction with teachers as well as self-paced, independent learning.

  • Students will be required to have at-home internet access and access to a device such as a tablet or laptop to participate in the virtual learning option. Elementary-aged students will be able to request a loaned device through KISD.



Attendance and grading




  • Attendance will be taken daily for all students and grading guidelines will be similar for students participating in both Klein On-Campus and Klein Online learning options.



Extracurriculars




  • Students will have the option to participate in extracurricular on-campus activities. KISD will follow University Interscholastic League guidelines for before- and after-school activities, as updated.



Additional services




  • Students in grades 6-12 will have access to Career & Technical Education, dual credit, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate coursework through Klein Online, though admission and on-campus activities may be required throughout the semester.

  • Students will receive any additional support or intervention via video or phone conferencing.

  • Students currently receiving additional services or accommodations, such as special education, 504 plans or multilingual services, will continue to have access to those services.



Klein On-Campus



Students who choose to enroll in the Klein On-Campus learning option will attend school at their zoned campus in person five days per week, following the district’s traditional schedule.




  • Students will receive in-person teaching from KISD educators and will be expected to follow health and safety procedures implemented by KISD, which are subject to change.

  • Students in grades pre-K-12 will be required to wear facial coverings when social distancing is not possible and it is deemed developmentally appropriate. This includes in classrooms, hallways, common areas and on buses.



Attendance and grading




  • Attendance will be taken daily for all students, and grading guidelines will be similar for students participating in both Klein On-Campus and Klein Online learning options.



Extracurriculars




  • Students will have the option to participate in extracurricular on-campus activities. KISD will follow UIL guidelines for before- and after-school activities, as updated.



Additional services




  • Students will receive in-person support or intervention as needed.

  • Students currently receiving additional services or accommodations, such as special education, 504 plans or multilingual services, will continue to have access to those services.



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