FAQ - Remote Learning
Does Andrews ISD receive different funding for a child that is face-to-face vs. remote learning? New Question
Will Remote Learning curriculum be consistent with the curriculum used in the face-to-face environment?
Teachers will utilize curriculum just as with students who attend face-to-face instruction and will design strategies for learning in the remote environment. However, remote learning does not have the same academic benefits as face-to-face instruction.
Will lessons be taught live or via pre-recorded video?
Will assignments be due every day or every week?
What is asynchronous learning?
Remote Asynchronous Learning is a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer or other electronic devices. In this setting, AISD will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of AISD Technology platforms. Andrews ISD student expectations for asynchronous learning:
- Students will complete asynchronous activities assigned each day and will make contact with his/her teacher on a daily basis.
- Students show proof of participation in daily virtual instruction by satisfactorily completing assignments to demonstrate evidence of student learning, e.g., video, picture or activities submitted as lessons and/or completing assignments.
- Students and parents will communicate with the teacher when needing additional assistance, tutoring, etc.
How will Remote Learning courses be graded?
How will attendance be taken for Remote Learning?
Students who login to the Andrews ISD Technology platform, etc. each day and engage in teacher-assigned learning apps and connect with his/her teacher daily, are considered “present” and will not be marked absent. Students who have not made such contact each school day will be marked absent.
Parents and students will receive absence notifications via Parent Square each day and will be reminded of the requirement for his/her student to engage in learning each day.
If a student is engaged in asynchronous learning and completes the entire week’s worth of learning activities on Monday and does not log in for the remainder of the week, he/she will be marked “present” on Monday only and counted “absent” for Tuesday-Friday. Remote Learning students are still required to meet the compulsory attendance laws. Thus, students and parents can be filed on for truancy is compulsory attendance is not met. This is a requirement of TEA.
If a child participates in the Remote Learning, can they still participate in campus-based clubs and organizations?
Will Remote Learning students need to purchase school supplies for the new school year?
Can my Remote Learning student participate in fine arts/PE?
Can my student participate in athletics/extracurricular activities if enrolled in Remote Learning?
If a student does not enroll in Remote Learning, but then has to quarantine, do they move to Remote Learning or does the In-Person teacher manage their temporary absence virtually?