Fall 2020

School Year Guidance

Elementary School

friscoisd.org

Contents

Contents

Student & Staff Safety Protocols

Protocols for Screening and Isolation

General

Screening Protocols

Isolation Protocols

Protocols for Face Coverings

Disease Activity Levels

Protective Measures

Protocols for Campus Visitors

General

Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements

Protocols for Disinfecting and Hand Sanitizing

General

Hand Washing/Sanitizing Expectations

Disinfecting Expectations

Protocols for Campus Cleaning and Disinfecting

General

Daily Campus Cleaning

Additional Cleaning Measure for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus

Work and Learning Environments

Classroom Configurations and Procedures

Common Areas

Restrooms

Transitions

Arrival

Dismissal

Breakfast

Lunch

Recess

Specials

On and Off-Campus Student Activities

Campus Events

Elementary Virtual Academy Information

Role of Stakeholders within Virtual School Model

Expectations

Instructional Delivery

Pre-K-1 Expectations

Grades 2-5 Expectations

Schedule

Intervention and Enrichment

Sample Instructional Minute Schedule

Credits

FISD Elementary School Logistics Committee Members

FISD Elementary Virtual School Model Committee Members

PLEASE NOTE: The details in this document are subject to change as directives are provided by governing authorities and/or health officials or as environmental conditions change.

Student & Staff Safety Protocols

Protocols for Screening and Isolation

General

All students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms regularly and individuals who present with symptoms will be separated and sent home.

Screening Protocols

Isolation Protocols

Student or Staff Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms

- OR -

Student or Staff Travel

Protocols for Face Coverings

Protective measures, including the use of face coverings, will be determined by the level of disease activity of COVID-19. The District will rely on data from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Collin County Health Care Services and Denton County Public Health to determine the disease activity level and the appropriate protective measures. The disease activity level categories below are based on the recommendations of local and state health officials. Each Sunday afternoon, the COVID-19 activity level for the upcoming week will be posted on the District website and communicated with students, parents and staff.

Students’ individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to campus administration.

Disease Activity Levels

Substantial

At least two of the following are true

Number of new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent one-week period is greater than 100

Percent of tests that return a positive result over the most recent one-week period is greater than 9.9%

Trend in new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent one-week period is INCREASING (by 15 or more cases) as compared to the prior one-week period

Moderate

At least one of the following is true

Number of new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent one-week period is 26-100

Percent of tests that return a positive result over the most recent one-week period is 5.1%-9.9%

Trend in new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent one-week period is INCREASING (by 15 or more cases) as compared to the prior one-week period

Minimal

All of the following are true for two consecutive weeks

Number of new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent one-week period is less than 26

Percent of tests that return a positive result over the most recent one-week period is less than 5.1%

Trend in new cases per 100,000 people over the most recent one-week period is STABLE (within 15 cases) or DECREASING (by 15 or more cases) as compared to the prior one-week period

CDC Guidance

Schools, Administrators, Infection Control

Protective Measures

Face Coverings

Transmission Precautions

Substantial

Or

Under the guidance of an executive order

Staff, visitors, and students in 3rd through 12th grade  will wear face coverings as feasible, especially when social distancing is difficult, including in classrooms

School nurse will utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when in close contact with an individual with COVID-19 symptoms

Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade will wear face coverings as feasible in hallways, common areas, during arrival and dismissal and while waiting for or riding on a school bus

Staff at high risk of coming into contact with blood, bodily fluids, secretions, and excretions will utilize appropriate PPE to mitigate potential transmission

Students or staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms shall immediately don a face covering

Moderate

Or

Under the guidance of an executive order

Staff, visitors, and students in 3rd through 12th grade will wear face coverings as feasible, especially when social distancing is difficult, including in classrooms

School nurse will utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when in close contact with an individual with COVID-19 symptoms

Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade will wear face coverings as feasible in hallways, common areas, during arrival and dismissal and while waiting for or riding on a school bus

Staff at high risk of coming into contact with blood, bodily fluids, secretions, and excretions will utilize appropriate PPE to mitigate potential transmission

Students or staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms shall immediately don a face covering

Minimal

Or

Under the guidance of an executive order

Staff and visitors will wear face coverings as feasible, especially when social distancing is difficult

School nurse will utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when in close contact with an individual with COVID-19 symptoms

Students will wear face coverings as feasible in hallways, common areas, during arrival and dismissal and while waiting for or riding on a school bus

Staff will practice standard universal precautions when coming into contact with blood, body fluids, secretions, and excretions

Students or staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms shall immediately don a face covering

Protocols for Campus Visitors

General

Campuses will utilize virtual meeting options to limit campus visitors when possible. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering during substantial and moderate transmission levels. Individuals who proceed beyond the reception area will follow specific guidelines for visitors.

Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements

Protocols for Disinfecting and Hand Sanitizing

General

Frequent disinfection and hand sanitization will ensure health and wellness of students and staff.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing Expectations

Disinfecting Expectations

Protocols for Campus Cleaning and Disinfecting

General

Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will promote a healthy learning and work environment for students and staff.

Daily Campus Cleaning

 Additional Cleaning Measure for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus

Work and Learning Environments

Classroom Configurations and Procedures

Common Areas

Restrooms

Transitions

Arrival

Dismissal

Breakfast

Lunch

Recess

Specials

On and Off-Campus Student Activities

Campus Events


Elementary Virtual Academy Information

Role of Stakeholders within Virtual School Model

Student

Parent

Follows principles of Frisco ISD’s learner profile

  • Follow the designated schedule communicated by their teacher to attend class during synchronous times and complete asynchronous activities assigned
  • Participate in learning through live class time (using proper etiquette)
  • Students should take responsibility for advocating for themselves
  • Turn in school work at the direction of the assigned teacher
  • Responsible for participation in the lesson
  • Facilitate academic support and encouragement as a learning partner to motivate and guide your child throughout the school year in your role as a learning coach
  • Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
  • Provide your child with assistance on their day-to-day activities with the exception of designated independent work
  • Assist in supporting your child’s needs by establishing and managing the daily schedule communicated by the teacher
  • Consider creating a designated learning space for your child at home to learn comfortably
  • Maintain communication with your child’s teacher by phone, email messages, and/or online meetings to create a learning partnership  
  • Help your child own their learning. Provide support and encouragement, and expect your children to do their part. Struggling is allowed and encouraged! Don’t help too much. Becoming independent takes lots of practice.

Expectations

In grades Pre-K through 5th, our Virtual Academy model for students requires a lot of support from caring adults at home and within the online classroom environment. Activities are designed to ensure that students continue learning at the pace of the current Frisco ISD scope and sequence as well as develop a love of learning and gain the reading, writing, and mathematics skills essential to their future success.

In keeping with our identity as an outstanding school district, Frisco ISD will structure the students’ learning schedule to require students to participate in synchronous and asynchronous learning depending on the identified learning model. It will be vital for teachers and parents to openly communicate the schedules for the students.

ARD/IEP committees will determine the unique needs of students who are IEP-entitled in making support and service recommendations for students attending school virtually. The nature of special education interventions will likely require a heavier concentration of synchronous supports and services to ensure individual student needs are met.

Frisco ISD expectations for synchronous learning classes:

Frisco ISD expectations for asynchronous learning:

Instructional Delivery

The goal for virtual learning is to allow for continued instruction while acknowledging the additional challenges that come without traditional, face-to-face classroom learning. Frisco ISD is aware of and understands the difficulties faced by students and families and assures families that educational decisions are built to support all populations of students. Parents must also commit to a sense of cooperation in supporting the school’s decision making role.

Pre-K-1 Expectations

Grades 2-5 Expectations

Schedule

While in our Virtual Academy,  time management is critical to success. Students and teachers must remain in communication regarding daily schedules and assignments. As with any traditional course, there is a risk of receiving a lower grade if a student falls behind. If your student is struggling with time management, then they should contact their teacher to add additional assistance.

In keeping with our identity as an outstanding school district, teachers will structure the instructional day to follow the FISD Elementary Daily Instructional Minute Schedule. Within each content instructional block, teachers will plan for students to participate in synchronous and asynchronous learning depending on the identified learning model. Teachers will structure small group time to differentiate instruction within the instructional block. This will require teachers to set up small group instruction schedules for students. It will be vital for teachers and parents to openly communicate the schedules for the students.

For students who are IEP-entitled, progress will be carefully monitored and ARD/IEP Committees will convene and make appropriate recommendations to meet individual student needs to ensure continued growth in the general education curriculum and on IEP goals and objectives.

Intervention and Enrichment

Intervention and Enrichment time will be scheduled daily for students to best meet their academic needs. During this time, students may engage in assigned group activities, project learning activities, small group instruction and digital platforms. Teachers will communicate with students their plan for the designated time.

Below is a SAMPLE SCHEDULE reflecting the FISD K-5 Instructional Minute Schedule.

Sample Instructional Minute Schedule

Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Morning Meeting
7:45–8:00

Morning Meeting
7:45–8:00

Morning Meeting
7:45–8:00

Morning Meeting
7:45–8:00

Morning Meeting
7:45–8:00

Morning Meeting
7:45–8:00

Reading/ Writing
8:00–10:30

Reading/ Writing
8:00–10:30

Reading/ Writing
8:00–10:30

Math
8:00–9:15

Math
8:00–9:15

Math
8:00–9:15

Brain Break
10:30–10:40

Brain Break
10:30–10:40

Brain Break
10:30–10:40

Brain Break
9:15–9:25

Brain Break
9:15–9:25

Brain Break
9:15–9:25

SS
10:40–11:00

SS
10:40–11:00

SS
10:40–11:00

Reading/ Writing
9:25–11:35

Reading/ Writing
9:25–11:35

Reading/ Writing
9:25–11:35

Lunch, Specials, Recess
11:00–12:45

Lunch, Specials, Recess
11:00–12:45

Lunch, Specials, Recess
11:00–12:45

SS
11:35–11:55

SS
11:35–11:55

SS
11:35–11:55

Math
12:45-1:55

Math
12:45-1:55

Math
12:45-1:55

Lunch, Specials, Recess
11:55–1:40

Lunch, Specials, Recess
11:55–1:40

Lunch, Specials, Recess
11:55–1:40

Science
1:55–2:25

Science
1:55–2:25

Science
1:55–2:25

Science
1:40–2:25

Science
1:40–2:25

Science
1:40–2:25

Intervention /Enrichment
2:25–2:55

Intervention /Enrichment
2:25–2:55

Intervention /Enrichment
2:25–2:55

Intervention /Enrichment
2:25–2:55

Intervention /Enrichment
2:25–2:55

Intervention /Enrichment
2:25–2:55

Daily Reflection
2:55–3:05

Daily Reflection
2:55–3:05

Daily Reflection
2:55–3:05

Daily Reflection
2:55–3:05

Daily Reflection
2:55–3:05

Daily Reflection
2:55–3:05

Credits

Frisco ISD has worked collaboratively to establish guidelines that provide a safe learning environment for staff and students as we enter the fall of 2020. The FISD Logistics Committee was formed to develop a comprehensive logistical plan for elementary and secondary campus daily operations that utilize effective disease mitigation strategies to promote a healthy and safe environment for  FISD students and staff.  

The FISD Logistics Committee was composed of teachers, principals and district personnel that have expertise and insight into the daily operations and safety protocols at the campus level.

Thank you to the Elementary Logistics Committee who continue to provide guidance to the District.

FISD Elementary School Logistics Committee Members

Christy Fiori, Managing Director of Elementary Schools

Mia Bennett, Managing Director of Elementary Schools

Phyllis Pope, Principal, Ogle Elementary

Yjonne Cook, Teacher, Ogle Elementary

Laura Del Hierro, Principal, Anderson Elementary

Maddi Shera, Teacher, Anderson Elementary

Becca Bustillos, Principal, Spears Elementary

Kammie Trahan, Teacher, Spears Elementary

Kranti Singh, Principal, McSpedden Elementary

Blakeney Carter, Teacher, McSpedden Elementary

Jodi Davis, Managing Director of Elementary Student Services

Anna Koenig, Managing Director of Human Resources

Christine Davis, Managing Director of Special Education

Jon Bodie, Director of Emergency Management

Lily Smith, Elementary Instructional Technology Coordinator

Lisa Jenkins, Director of Child Nutrition

Koreen Severance, Assistant Director of Transportation

Chris Cansler, Fine Arts Coordinator

Melissa Ellis, Assistant Director of Special Programs

FISD Elementary Virtual School Model Committee Members

Kenny Chandler, Deputy Superintendent of Schools

Pam Linton, Chief Human Resources Officer

Wes Cunningham, Chief Academic Officer

Mary Webb, Managing Director of Elementary Instruction

Jodi Davis, Managing Director of Elementary Student Services

Ingrid Dodd, Managing Director of Elementary Schools

Charis Hunt, Managing Director of Human Resources

Garrett Jackson, Managing Director of Special Education

Cheryl McDonald, Managing Director of Digital Learning

Pam Orr, Director of Special Programs

Marcy Corley, Elementary Math Coordinator

Pennie Kimbrough, Elementary Math Coordinator

Stacy Cameron, Coordinator of Library and Media Services

Lily Smith, Elementary Instructional Technology Coordinator

Dana Soloman, Principal, Phillips Elementary

Leanne Crane, Principal, Scott Elementary

Catherine Young, Principal, Smith Elementary

Zach Wiley, Principal, Nichols Elementary

Danielle Record, Principal, Pink Elementary

Deborah Shaytar, Whole Child Facilitator

Elizabeth Hoppe, Teacher/IC

Frisco ISD School Year Guidance • Elementary School • Updated 07/23/2020