FAQ for 2020-2021 School Year and COVID-19
The School Board and administrative leadership are diligently working to ensure the safest learning environment for our students and staff. This page is a resource where information will be added and updated. See below for current information regarding plans for opening schools this year. Please note that details are subject to change based on guidelines from local, state and federal authorities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will school start for Corsicana ISD?
CISD is slated to begin Aug. 13, 2020. As we await further direction from the state, it is possible this date could be pushed back depending on several factors including: the safety requirements mandated for schools to provide time for acquisition and implementation; and the current COVID-19 infection and transmission rate in Texas and our community.
I received an email about making an instructional choice for my student(s), but I did not respond. Is it too late?
We will provide another opportunity for parents to choose the best method of instruction for their student in the near future. A link will be provided on the CISD website as well as emailed to all parents.The intent of this survey was to gauge the number of parents who might select face-to-face versus on-line instruction. We needed this information to make preliminary staffing decisions. A final decision by parents will be requested about two weeks prior to the beginning of school.
If I select one option for my student and want to switch later in the year, can I?
Yes. Parents may change the instructional option at the end of each nine week period. Campus administration will consider changes within a nine-week period should a significant event, such as a family member being diagnosed with COVID-19, occur.
How will extra-curricular programs, fine arts and athletics work next year?
Safety guidelines have been developed for conducting all on-campus workouts, rehearsals, and practices. The district will continue to follow all guidelines provided by UIL, TEA, and the state.
Will the state ‘shut down’ schools for COVID-19?
At this time, TEA has indicated that they will not require school districts to shut down for COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 year.
In the case of a school closure, students will remain at home and will engage in virtual learning activities through online courses. Students will be required to log onto all courses for attendance and submitting work.
Will students and staff be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to returning?
Based on consultations from local and state officials, schools may not require COVID-19 testing. For students or staff who test positive, a medical clearance from their doctor will be required to return to school.
Will all students need to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year?
Yes. Please complete the enrollment selection for each of your students found on the district website, cisd.org. Enrollment packets will also need to be completed for each CISD student.
When will teachers receive information?
Teachers and staff will receive the draft of the 2020 CISD School Opening Framework in order to receive feedback and input before posting further information to our parents and community.
How will teachers be scheduled for virtual and in-person instruction?
The scheduling of teachers for virtual or on-line for teachers will be based on student enrollment as well as the type of class. Some classes cannot be taught virtually. Teachers will be provided an opportunity to communicate their preferences, and they will be matched with classes and classrooms to the extent possible. Some teachers may need to teach both face-to-face and virtually. All teachers will be teaching from a classroom on their assigned campus.
Which campuses have drive-up Wifi?
Students may utilize the drive-up Wifi at any of the following campuses: Fannin Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Navarro Elementary, Collins Intermediate and Corsicana High School.
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