• LEAD Safely 2020-2021

COMMITMENT

  • Dr. Henry
    LEAD Safely 2020-2021 is our commitment to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff.  We know that this school year is going to look a lot different in CFISD with significant health and safety protocols for on-campus instruction for students and staff; and an all-new, rigorous, and robust remote learning environment (CFISD Connect). But what hasn’t changed is our assurance that CFISD students will receive the best possible education. LEAD Safely 2020-2021 was developed by the Reopening CFISD Committee, comprised of administrators, principals, teachers, parents, and students and based on guidance from the Texas Education Agency. This plan is subject to change as we receive additional guidance from the county and state during an ever-changing situation. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this upcoming school year together.

    Mark Henry, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

LEAD Safely 2020-2021 Plan

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

LEARNING OPTIONS

  • The Texas Education Agency provided guidance for school districts reopening for on-campus instruction this fall, as well as offering an option for remote instruction. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD will offer On-Campus learning with numerous health and safety protocols and CFISD Connect, a new remote learning option. Both options will follow the same instructional year calendar, grading procedures, and attendance policies, as well as the same curriculum.


    (On-Campus)

     (Remote)
    Overview

    Students report daily to their campus during established school hours and engage in face-to-face instruction, according to their schedule and the CFISD instructional calendar.

    Students remain at home daily during  established school hours and engage in two-way, real-time, live virtual instruction, and teacher-directed lessons and activities, according to their schedule and the CFISD instructional calendar.

    Curriculum

    CFISD curriculum is the same for both learning options, covering the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for all grades and Texas graduation requirements. CFISD’s online learning management system is Schoology.

    CFISD curriculum is the same for both learning options, covering the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for all grades and Texas graduation requirements. CFISD’s online learning management system is Schoology.

    Special Programs

    Students who receive special services such as special education, Section 504, ESL/bilingual, gifted and talented, and dyslexia will continue receiving these services. IEPs and Section 504 service plans will be followed.

    Students who receive special services such as special education, Section 504, ESL/bilingual, gifted and talented, and dyslexia will continue receiving these services. IEPs and Section 504 service plans will be followed. 

    Resources, accommodations, and/or modifications to support students with disabilities and English learners in the remote environment will be provided.

    Electives
    Students will continue to have access to elective courses.

    Some elective courses will require students to fulfill in-person course requirements in accordance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKs) to earn credit for the course. The teacher will designate the date and time for the hands-on activities. See Course List.

    Extracurricular Activities (UIL and non-UIL)

    All programs will be conducted in alignment with UIL guidelines and district protocols.

    All programs will be conducted in alignment with UIL guidelines and district protocols. 

    Attendance

    Traditional on-campus attendance procedures. 

    Truancy laws will apply to students who fail to attend school
    (either on-campus or remote). 

    The minimum attendance for class credit rule of TEC, §25.092,
    will be in effect for the 2020–2021 school year. Students are required to attend at least 90% of their classes (with some exceptions) to receive credit and be promoted.
     

    Daily attendance is taken during scheduled time(s) and connected to daily student progress as a part of the CFISD Connect plan. A student will be counted absent if the student does not have documented engagement.

    Truancy laws will apply to students who fail to attend school (either on-campus or remote). 

    The minimum attendance for class credit rule of TEC, §25.092, will be in effect for the 2020–2021 school year. Students are required to attend at least 90% of their classes (with some exceptions) to receive credit and be promoted. 
     

    Grading

    CFISD grading guidelines established in policy will be followed, including District Progress Monitoring assessments and benchmarks. Teachers will receive support and guidance on effective grading practices to ensure that grading guidelines are followed in both instructional models. 

    CFISD grading guidelines established in policy will be followed, including District Progress Monitoring assessments and benchmarks. Teachers will receive support and guidance on effective grading practices to ensure that grading guidelines are followed in both instructional models. 

    Exam Exemptions

    High school students may elect to exempt a final exam if the semester average, behavior, and attendance requirements (3 or fewer absences) are met.

    High school students may elect to exempt a final exam if the semester average, behavior, and attendance requirements (3 or fewer absences) are met.

    Meals
    Breakfast and lunch are available at no cost.

    Curbside meals available for pick up two days per week at no cost (additional details will be provided).

    Transportation
    Available for all students that have registered for transportation. Available as determined based on the individual needs of the student. 
    Field Trips

    Until further notice, none.

    Until further notice, none.

    Tutoring

    Available for all students. 

    Available for all students. 

    Club Rewind (Before- & After- school program)

    Available for Grades PK-5 unless a school is closed due to
    COVID-19.

    Not available.

    Commitment to Selection of Learning Option 
    None.

    Students who select CFISD Connect as their learning option must remain until the end of a grading period. 

    Students who transition temporarily to CFISD Connect due to illness or a school closure, may return to On-Campus according to “Students Return to School” Protocol.

    CFISD Learning Options – 4th Grading Period

    Middle and high school students:
    If you would like to make a change to the learning option for your child(ren) in grades 6-12 for the 4th and final grading period – from CFISD Connect to On-Campus or from On-Campus to CFISD Connect - the selection window will be open between Monday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 28. This change will be effective beginning March 22 for middle and high school students. You will receive a follow-up letter on Monday, Feb. 22 with instructions on how to make the change. If your child is continuing with the same learning option for the 4th grading period, then no action is required.

    Elementary school students:
    If you would like to make a change to the learning option for your child(ren) in grades PK-5 for the 4th grading period – from CFISD Connect to On-Campus or from On-Campus to CFISD Connect -  the selection window will be open between Monday, March 22 and Sunday, March 28.  This change will be effective beginning April 13 for elementary school students. You will receive a follow-up letter on Monday, March 22 with instructions on how to make the change. If your child is continuing with the same learning option for the 4th grading period, then no action is required.

PK-1 SAMPLE BELL SCHEDULE

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GRADES 2-5 SAMPLE BELL SCHEDULE

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GRADES 6-12 SAMPLE BELL SCHEDULE

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Health & Safety Protocols

  • The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) public health planning guidance for a safe return to in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year states:  “While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, the current science suggests there are many steps schools can take to reduce the risks to students, teachers, staff, and their families. There will almost certainly be situations that necessitate temporary school closure due to positive COVID-19 cases in schools.  Parents, educators, and school administrators should be prepared for this in the event that it occurs, while actively working to prevent it through prevention and mitigation practices.”

    IMPORTANT:  CFISD health and safety protocols are subject to change as updated guidance is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), governing authorities, and county health officials. 

  • PREVENTION

  • MITIGATION

  • RESPONSE

  • OTHER RESOURCES

SELECTION OF LEARNING

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    CHOOSE ON-CAMPUS OR CFISD CONNECT (REMOTE):
     

    1. Log in to Home Access Center.
    2. Click the "Home" button.
    3. Select the "School Links" tab.
    4. Click the "Return to School Questionnaire".
       
    • 1st Grading Period: Selections may be made between Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 5.  Changes to the initial selection may be made up until two weeks prior to the first day of school, or Tuesday, Aug. 25. 
       
    • 2nd Grading Period: Selection changes may be made between Monday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 4.  
       
    • 3rd Grading Period: Selection changes may be made between Monday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 6 for middle and high schools; and between Monday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 17 for elementary schools.  
       
    • 4th Grading Period: Selection changes may be made between Monday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 28 for middle and high schools; and between Monday, March 22 and Sunday, March 28 for elementary schools.