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FAQ - Remote Learning

July 29, 2020 - No. Andrews ISD receives the same amount of funding for a child, regardless if the child is face-to-face or remote learning. 
 
GENERAL EDUCATION

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.

Lessons will be taught via online learning systems designated by each campus. Asynchronous learning (students engage in the learning materials on their own time) will be used for remote learning. 
Assignments will be assigned and due at the teachers discretion.

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.
Grading for all remote courses will follow the same grading policy as the courses in the face-to-face model. AISD Remote Learning courses that earn high school credit will count in a student’s GPA calculation. In high school, students will be allowed to take advantage of Tier 3 courses as specified in AISD Board Policy. Students must attend all Tier 3 courses utilizing the synchronous model of instruction. Exams and tests are required to be completed in a proctored environment at school.

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.

No. Students must choose face-to-face learning if they want to participate in clubs/activities. 
Yes. They will be expected to purchase any supplies in order to be successful in the courses they are enrolled in. 
Yes. 
No.
They will continue doing work as assigned by the in-person teacher while they are absent. Once they are cleared to return to campus, they may do so at that time.