The new year is upon us, and there is one thing of which we can all be certain: the upcoming school year is going to be unlike any other in recent history. The Texas Education Agency required all schools to offer families both in person ‘face to face instruction’ and online learning options. Families in Carthage ISD will now have the choice of selecting an “At Home Learning” option instead of returning to school or a face-to-face learning environment. Our teachers and leaders have been working tirelessly to prepare high quality instruction in both platforms, and we are excited to share these options with parents.
“We know that parents in our community are facing back-to-school concerns like never before,” shared Chief Learning Officer Allen Koch. “It’s important for many of our families to know that CISD will provide an ‘At Home Learning’ option, should they be uncomfortable with their children returning to school in August.”
The 2020-2021 school year will resume on August 12th for all students in Carthage ISD, and it is important that the district begin to gather data regarding how many families will be choosing the traditional face to face option or “At Home Learning 2.0” option for the beginning of the school year.
“We understand that parents are concerned for their children’s health and well-being when it comes to the upcoming school year,” Koch said. “We are prepared to offer an enhanced ‘At Home Learning 2.0’ option for families who would prefer that their children continue social distancing in their homes. Now it’s important that we get an understanding of how many families will choose that option so that our administrators and teachers can best plan.”
Any CISD student may choose the “At Home Learning 2.0” option for the start of the school year. This choice may be changed up until July 29th. Parents can also change their selection of “At Home Learning 2.0” or traditional face-to-face learning at the end of each six weeks grading period.
Please see the attached survey for more information and to let the district know what your initial choice is.
“Having this initial data will help tremendously and will allow us to gauge just how many students to expect to choose the ‘At Home Learning’ option,” said Koch.