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Stakeholder Responsibilities

Stakeholder Responsibilities
 
Last updated July 13, 2020
 
The In-Person Learning option is available to those parents who want their child to attend a traditional school setting.  Once this pathway is chosen, a parent can choose to change their child to Online Learning at any time by providing their request in writing to the campus principal.  Once a child transitions to Online Learning, they must agree to all of the expectations listed below in the Online Learning option section below.
 
Sanger ISD is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all those who choose the In-Person Learning option.  We are asking for parent support by ensuring that:
  • Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 are kept home
  • Provide supplies for students as needed as we will be limiting the sharing of supplies
  • Honoring the closed campus by sending a lunch with students or purchasing lunches through the online portal at MealPayPlus: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ or 1-877-237-0946
The staff of Sanger ISD will provide a safe environment by:
  • Self-screen prior to coming to campus
  • Cleaning and sanitizing according to CDC guidelines
  • Provide instruction on proper handwashing as well as the use of hand sanitizer and disinfecting products
  • Provide an environment that maintains social distancing where feasible

The Online Learning option is available for those parents who have concerns with sending their students to a traditional setting due to COVID-19. Once this pathway is chosen, students must continue in the same pathway for the entire nine weeks. Parents/guardians who wish to change from online learning to in-person learning must submit their request in writing no later than October 9 for a return to in-person learning for the second nine weeks,  December 11 for the third nine weeks, and February 26 for the fourth nine weeks. Parents and students will be required to sign an Online Learning Contract that ensures the following:
 
  • Parent/Guardian Expectations - Because you have formally offered your support of this online experience, we would like you to help us and your student by doing the following:
    • Ensure your student has the necessary equipment and internet access to participate in online learning (see District Expectations for more information on obtaining devices)
    • Provide your student with a safe and appropriate place to work while at home
    • Ensure your student has planned sufficient time in his/her schedule to work each day in their courses, including tutoring times and potential face-to-face requirements for courses
    • Become familiar with your student’s instructor/facilitator
    • Monitor your email for weekly updates regarding your student’s progress
    • Monitor your email to ensure your student is attending the TEA required number of minutes to prevent non-attendance that could lead to truancy as students (both in-person and online students) must attend 90% of the days the course is offered (per Texas Education Code §25.092)
    • Ask your student to show you his/her coursework and progress
    • Encourage your student to seek help when stuck or frustrated
    • Ensure that all tests and work is done by your student without the aid of others
    • Be aware of all course deadlines and pacing guides
    • Communicate academic concerns with the instructor/facilitator as needed
    • Because the drug testing policy is still in effect, any student who is in online learning and subject to the drug testing policy will be required to come to campus on a drug testing day.
    • Attend required Online Learning Launch Meeting with their student to obtain devices as needed and learn how to access learning content
 
  •  Student Expectations - the intent of this is to outline the standards and behaviors expected of students who choose to participate in online learning.
    • Daily progress is required
    • The window for completing assignments will be Monday through Friday with daily activities to be completed
    • Adhere to the district's code of conduct and behave with integrity and honesty while participating in online learning
    • Read and acknowledge the District Acceptable Use Policy regarding technology and the internet
    • Maintain an average of 70 or above on all coursework
    • Attend weekly Zoom group check-ins with your instructor/facilitator
    • Communicate with the instructor/facilitator in a professional and respectful manner 
    • Daily participation is required at different times in  the day
      • 180 minutes PK-5
      • 240 minutes 6-12
    • Attendance will be tracked through active time and participation in Canvas. Non-participation can be considered non-attendance, and can, therefore, lead to truancy as students (both in-person and online students) must attend 90% of the days the course is offered (per Texas Education Code §25.092)
    • Ensure that you have the means to access your coursework at required times
    • Understand that the school district has full and complete access to your coursework
    • Seek help from the instructor/facilitator as needed
    • Because the drug testing policy is still in effect, any student who is in online learning and subject to the drug testing policy will be required to come to campus on a drug testing day.  
    • Attend required Online Learning Launch Meeting with their parent/guardian to obtain devices as needed and learn how to access learning content
 
  • District Expectations - As a community, we are committed to providing high quality, robust curriculum to all students who are enrolled in Sanger ISD.
    • The district will provide:
      • High-quality instruction that is aligned to the scope and sequence and follows all Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills as outlined by TEA
      • Device
        • All 6-8 grade students have a school-issued iPad
        • All 9-12 grade SHS students have a school-issued MacBook
        • All Choice students have access to a school-issued Chromebook
        • PK-5 grade students can request a device if they do not have one at home
        • Hotspots will be provided to students without internet access at home
      • Instructor/Facilitator
        • Develop high-quality remote lessons and assignments that address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Standards (TEKS)
        • Provide necessary accommodations for all under Section 504, English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented, and/or Special Education
        • Plan and use appropriate instructional strategies, activities, materials, and equipment
        • Provide a variety of learning experiences through synchronous and asynchronous activities appropriate for the grade level
        • Consistently assess student achievement through formal and informal assessments and use results to plan instructional activities
        • Communicate regularly with students and parents to communicate student performance
        • Support classroom performance through tutorials and study materials
        • Respond to students and guardians within a 24 hour period (excluding weekends)
      • Communication that is current and appropriate as needed
    • As part of the required Online Learning Launch Meeting, the district will develop a readiness process to help students and parents make an informed decision about enrolling in online learning.  A campus administrator and/or counselor will meet with the parent and student to discuss online learning expectations.
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