2020-21 Calendar Update

2020-21 Calendar Update
Posted on 11/17/2020
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In accordance with the latest TEA guidelines Castleberry ISD will be offering both in-person and remote instruction for the Intercessional Learning weeks of November 16 through November 20, January 4 through January 14, and March 8 through March 12. As such, the calendar has been updated to reflect those dates as regular instruction days. If you have selected in-person as your learning method for the 3rd Six Weeks you will be attending in-person on November 16 through November 20. Below are the relevant TEA Guidelines. You can find more information about the TEA and their COVID-19 guidance on the TEA website- tea.texas.gov.

  1. Per Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.092, students must attend 90% of the days a course is offered (with some exceptions) in order to be awarded credit for the course and/or to be promoted to the next grade. This requirement remains in force during the 2020-21 school year.
  2. Given the public health situation, student attendance may be earned through the delivery of virtual instruction.
  3. Any parent may request that their student be offered virtual instruction from any school system that offers such instruction. If a parent who chooses virtual instruction wants their child to switch to an on-campus instructional setting, they can do so, but school systems are permitted to limit these transitions to occur only at the end of a grading period, if it will be beneficial to the student’s instructional quality. If a parent requests virtual instruction and the school does not offer it, the parent may enroll in another school that does offer it for transfer students.
  4. School systems must provide on-campus attendance as an option for students otherwise entitled to attend school who follow this document’s required public health procedures and whose parents wish them to attend on campus, subject to school closure and the exceptions listed in this document. In high school, school systems may offer a less than daily on campus instructional experience if there is a need to reduce the total count of people on campus at any one time to maintain social distancing.
  5. School systems are required to provide parents a notice of their public education enrollment and attendance rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic using a document published by TEA. This information should be supplied at time of enrollment, or at the earliest practical time after enrollment. This notice is posted at https://tea.texas.gov/coronavirus and can be found in English & Spanish.