All Grades (Last Name M-Z) Return to On-Campus Instruction

Description

A new expectation starting next week is that all students start each class on Zoom with their teacher and classmates for at least the first 10 minutes. If a student must participate asynchronously and will not be in attendance, then they should be proactive and contact the teacher through the preferred mode of communication to let them know when and how they will be participating. 

Here is a summary of reminders of the information that has been in student announcements all week:

  • Students last names A-L attend Monday/Tuesday and last names M-Z attend Thursday/Friday.
  • Have a fever or showing COVID symptoms? Stay home. Contact your teachers and attendance office.
  • Follow the dress code and wear an acceptable mask.
  • After entry and breakfast in the designated area, students will report to their Self-Management of Learning (1A/B) period to pick up Woodrow masks, sanitizer, and an optional face shield. 
  • You may bring a lunch to eat in an approved area. We are unable to share microwaves. Food deliveries will not be permitted. Leaving campus for lunch is not allowed. All students are provided lunch for no cost.
  • Arrive early. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Each grade has a specific entrance. Students are expected to be in class by 9:00 AM.
  • Bring headphones, charged computer, and charger in a clear or mesh bag.
  • School ends at 4:35 PM. Please make plans to leave campus unless in a supervised practice.

Here are slides with additional details: Parent Reentry Slides: Grades 10-12

If you have questions, administrators will be available via Zoom tonight, Friday October 2nd from 6:00 to 7:00 PM here: LINK

I know there are a lot of questions about what instruction will look like when students return. We are calling this "concurrent" or "simultaneous" learning because teachers will be teaching students simultaneously in-person and participating remotely. This is an incredibly complex task that none of us has done routinely and there is very little research on this type of instruction. We are committed to figuring this out and being the exemplary school for teaching and learning. 

If you would like to read more about this process, here is an article about Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Learning and The Concurrent Classroom. You will see some variances depending on what is best for a program, content, grade level, and balance of in-person/remote learning participants. If you have questions, please reach out to the teacher directly. Teacher contact information is hosted here: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/57447.

Date/Time(s)
Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:00am
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