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On-Campus Learning

on-campus learning

Students will attend school on a regular instructional schedule and will engage in face-to-face learning on campus during school hours. Elementary students will be assigned to grade level classes that will be taught by teachers at their home campus. Secondary students in grades 6-12 will follow their class schedules by transitioning to different classrooms for course instruction.  
 
Classroom instruction will be designed for mastery of student learning outcomes based on the academic standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each content area.  
 
On-Campus Learning will be designed in a traditional learning environment based on the following components:
    • Available for students in Prekindergarten through Grade 12
    • Student participation required 5 full days per week as determined by school calendar
    • Instruction provided in-person
    • Instruction provided by Temple ISD teachers
    • Instruction in core content and elective areas
    • Implementation of district curriculum scope and sequence and instructional resources
    • TISD Grading Guidelines, Student Code of Conduct, and Acceptable Use of Technology Procedures will be applied
    • Social-emotional support
    • Accommodations and support services provided
    • Implementation of preventative safety measures such as:
      • Daily screening procedures such as touchless temperature checks
      • Healthy Habits - frequent hand washing/sanitizing, frequent sanitizing of surfaces, personal spacing, face coverings
      • Limited sharing of supplies
      • Visitors will only be allowed with a formal appointment
      • Normal bus services that will also include assigned seating, windows down when temperature permits, possible reduction in capacity due to numbers of remote learners
      • Limited activities that require large gatherings
For additional information about our plans to provide a safe return to school, click HERE and/or click below for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions below.

On-Campus Learning FAQs

We will implement increased signage around campuses promoting disease mitigation strategies, increased cleaning and sanitation practices, as well as frequent reminders of hand hygiene and healthy habits. Face coverings will be highly recommended and encouraged for staff and students. Temple ISD will comply with all health and safety requirements established by the Governor, the health department, and the Texas Education Agency. Safety and health measures may be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.
Yes. All staff members will receive COVID-19 prevention training prior to the opening of school.  All students will receive instruction on health protocols and healthy habits related to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
For current students, parents will complete the Options Application in Skyward between Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 am until Friday, August 7 at 5:00 pm. If no option is made, the default will be for students to be enrolled in On-Campus Learning for the start of the year.  Upon enrollment, new students will be provided the opportunity to select their instructional model.
Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in these two options, parents will be asked to make a commitment for at least one full grading period. If the parent chooses to move from On-Campus to Remote Learning, the student will have to remain in Remote Learning for the remainder of the current grading period, plus the entire following grading period.  Please note that if a student switches from On-Campus Learning to Remote Learning, then that student may not have the same teacher(s) or course schedule, as teachers may or may not be teaching both an On-Campus and a Remote class. Students may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level/course seat availability.

Temple ISD will follow TEA guidelines for class size.  At this time, the class size requirements are the same as a regular school year. The maximum number of students per class varies by grade level and also varies by class at the secondary level.

Visitors will only be allowed on campus by appointment and will undergo a screening check upon arrival.

Cafeterias will be open to serve breakfast and lunch daily. Each campus cafeteria space will be evaluated to ensure healthy habits. All school meals will be served by employees wearing face coverings and gloves.  Safety and health measures will be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.

Yes, transportation will continue to be provided for all who qualify. Bus transportation is provided for all special education students and eligible general education students who live one or more miles from their school or in areas specially designated by the Transportation Department.
Ridership will follow typical district capacity standards. Students will be assigned seats, and a seating chart will be maintained by the bus driver. The bus driver will be required to wear face coverings. Student face coverings are strongly encouraged while riding the bus.  Temple ISD will comply with all health and safety requirements established by the Governor, the health department, and the Texas Education Agency. Students are required to remain seated at all times and keep their hands and arms to themselves. Students should not touch each other or share any items. School buses will be cleaned and disinfected daily. Safety and health measures may be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.

Signage reminding students and staff about personal spacing, hand washing, and infection prevention will be posted throughout the school.

Elementary classrooms will be assigned specific bathrooms, breakfast, lunch, and gym access times to reduce the number of students in any given area as much as possible.

Secondary students will be encouraged to follow personal spacing guidelines.

Safety guidelines are being developed for conducting all on-campus workouts, rehearsals, and practices. The district will follow all guidelines provided by UIL, TEA, and the state. These safety guidelines will be published as soon as they become available.

College partners will provide guidelines for Temple ISD students who are enrolled in dual credit courses for Fall 2020. For any questions about dual credit, contact your child’s counselor.
Elementary campuses will schedule recess to reduce student interactions between different classes. Students and staff will be required to use hand sanitizer/ wash their hands before and after recess.
Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent home to recover. When notification of a possible exposure occurs, in coordination with local health authorities, the campus/district will conduct contact tracing. Based on the results, a determination will be made as to whether an entire classroom or multiple classrooms are required to quarantine. In the event students are required to temporarily quarantine, the education of these students will continue through Remote Learning for the duration of the quarantine period.
During the period of the school closure, students will remain at home and will engage in learning activities that are primarily delivered through an online learning management system. Live, teacher facilitated instructional support will be scheduled throughout the day. Daily student participation in the learning activities will be required. Instructional time will also be dedicated for independent learning activities. A structured schedule will be provided to students indicating required times for participation in live instruction.

The benefit of an online learning management system is to streamline all digital tools and content for a more connected learning experience for students. The district has identified Google Classroom and Seesaw as tools to support a consistent learning management system for elementary students across the district. Google Classroom and Seesaw will be used for both On-Campus and Remote Learners.

Google Classroom helps organize assignments, boosts collaboration, and fosters communication. Seesaw is a platform used for PreK students and allows students the ability to create and reflect on their learning. Teachers will provide training to students on how to use these digital tools. For those students who choose On-Campus Learning, these tools will be used as a digital extension of the classroom. Resources will also be available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools.

The benefit of an online learning management system is to streamline all digital tools and content for a more connected learning experience for students. Secondary students in both On-Campus and Remote Learning will utilize the current learning management systems that have been used for several years: 6-8 Google Classroom and 9-12 Schoology. Resources will also be available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools. 

To support all students, the district curriculum will highlight academic standards that teachers will consider as they plan to address the potential learning impacts resulting from the school closure. At the beginning of the year, teachers will assess students to determine target areas and personalize instruction based on student needs.
Overall progress on learning outcomes will be communicated in a “traditional” format using numeric grades according to the district’s grading guidelines. Assignments and grades will be entered into Skyward. The expectations for coursework and guidelines for grading for On-Campus Learning and Remote Learning will be the same.
Yes. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has indicated that STAAR testing will still occur during the 2020-2021 school year, in compliance with state and federal legislation.

We are currently working on plans for ACE and we will provide additional information when it is available.