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2020-2021 Snook ISD Instructional Plan
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Dear Snook ISD Families & Staff,

I hope this correspondence finds you all well, staying safe, and managing to enjoy what is left of the summer break. With August upon us and the ever-changing state of COVID-19, we know many are anxious about what the school year will look like at Snook ISD for 2020-2021.  We would love to open the doors to the school and see all our students return.

Even so, our first priority here at Snook ISD is for the safety and well-being of our students and our staff. This includes mental, emotional and physical safety. We understand that having a sense of security is needed before learning can occur.  So we are diligently working to establish school protocols to keep our students and staff safe while offering the best quality instruction both on campus and at home.  

In the context of COVID-19, learning will look different for us throughout the 2020-2021 school year. We want to assure our students and families that the end goal for this school year is to work together and support each other as we all focus on the learning and development of our exceptional students.

Here is a brief snapshot of our timeline as the first day of school approaches:

July 30        Snook ISD will share 2020-2021 Snook ISD Instructional Plan

July 30         Snook ISD will share a Parental Commitment Form to select which instructional model (on-campus or at-home) our families prefer for each student.  

August 7        Families will be required to submit their Parental Commitment Form by the deadline of Friday, August 7, 2020.  All students enrolled without a parental commitment form will be enrolled in on-campus instruction.  There will be an open transition window through September 4 for students to decide whether on-campus learning or at-home learning is best.  Once a student chooses at-home learning, they must remain online for the REMAINDER of the 6-weeks grading period before they are able to change their learning environment.

August 5 - 18         Snook ISD teachers will be developing their skills in Google Classroom which will be used for at-home learning


All expectations for both on-campus learning and at-home learning can be found below as well as on our website and notifications of all postings will be shared through district Remind, social media, email, and our messenger system.  Now more than ever, it is critical to have reliable contact information for families and students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to thoroughly review both plans below before deciding whether or not their child will return to on-campus.

Instructional Delivery Models

Snook ISD will provide two instructional delivery models:

Families will be required to submit their Parental Commitment Form by the deadline of Friday, August 7, 2020.  All students enrolled without a parental commitment form will be enrolled in on-campus instruction.  There will be an open transition window through September 4 for students to decide whether on-campus learning or at-home learning is best.  Once a student chooses at-home learning, they must remain online for the REMAINDER of the 6-weeks grading period before they are able to change their learning environment.

On-Campus Learning

At-Home Learning 

 


Online Learning Management System

Student Engagement Process & Attendance

Following TEA  guidance three student engagement markers will be used for attendance tracking :

1. Daily Progress through Google Classroom collaboration

2. Daily Progress through student/teacher interaction

3. Google Classroom Assignment Turn-ins

Teachers will determine at-home learner daily attendance based on the completion of these student engagement tasks.

Additional Resources

For more updates and information over COVID-19 from TEA, please visit https://tea.texas.gov/coronavirus.