The district is continuing to expand technology resources to support for both on campus and remote/online instruction; however, delays in delivery have impacted capacity. We are awaiting delivery of devices from a state grant and district orders but with so many schools across the nation needing devices, supplies have been limited.
All instruction will be online and you should plan on each student to be online asynchronous for 3-4 hours every day.
Hondo ISD is again accepting applications for devices to be checked out to eligible remote learners. Approval will be based on the qualifying 2020-21 Free and Reduced Lunch information. The application window is open until Sept. 30.
If you have already completed a device request and just need to submit your 2020 lunch application, you do NOT need to complete a new device application. We have several pending device requests waiting for lunch form approval.
The 2020 Lunch application must be completed each year to identify qualifications. It can be found at www.hondoisd.net/childnutrition. It must be printed, completed and returned to a HISD campus or office. If you cannot print out the form, contact your student’s campus.
To complete a device request application (if you have not already applied), log into your Family Access account and follow the links.
Click here: https://skyward.hondoisd.net/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/fwemnu01.w or click on the Skyward logo on the page.
Breakfast and Lunch will be available for students regardless of the where they are learning.
Breakfast and Lunch will be available for students while maintaining proper social distancing to protect them.
Students who are on campus are welcome to bring lunch to school; however, meals from outside the district can no longer be accepted during the day.
Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pick up for those who register with the Child Nutrition department. Register by calling James White at 830-426-7650 Monday-Friday 9-4.
Two Instructional Settings Offered
Face-to-Face/On Campus Instruction
Available to all students, PK - 12
Students may follow the traditional schedule, attending school 5 days per week. During the first 4 weeks of school, the district will have a modified schedule to acclimate students to the new environment and ensure that new processes and procedures are implemented
Enhanced sanitation protocols on our campuses will be followed throughout the day.
Social distancing measures will be implemented wherever possible.
Face coverings will be required of staff and students.
Positive COVID-19 cases will be isolated to localized, direct contact treatments and not result in whole school or district-wide closures
Following District protocols, a student(s) will transition to a remote, home-based option due to a positive COVID-19 case but will be expected to return to on-campus learning when possible for the grading period (6 weeks)
Visitors and volunteers will not be permitted unless a formal appointment is made
Outside food will not be accepted during the day. Students can still bring lunch with them in the mornings.
Required pick-up within one hour of parents being notified by the school nurse of a child’s illness
Altered electives/extracurriculars based on conditions allowed and guidance from UIL
Frequent handwashing and hand sanitizing (stations throughout the building and classrooms)
It is recommended for students to bring their own water bottle
Restroom usage regulated
Special program services offered as normal
Possible reduction in student movement/transitions in buildings
Limited sharing of school supplies
More assigned seating and workstations
Physical distancing in classrooms and throughout campus, as feasible
Limited activities that require large gatherings
Available to all students, PK – 12
Full School Day, Monday-Friday
Attendance will be taken daily to fulfill local and state requirements
All work will be done online, so a computer and an Internet connection will be necessary.
Learning opportunities will be both synchronous and asynchronous.
Instruction will require daily participation.
Synchronous activities will include real-time activities like Google Meet/Zoom/Canvas video chats or possible in person sessions with limited exposure to others (such as completing a hands-on lab activity at a secondary campus).
Asynchronous instruction is NOT real-time and may be accomplished through independent activities and self-directed participation. Students will utilize Canvas Classroom to obtain instruction and submit assignments.
Students will be expected to log in each day that school is in session, communicate with their teachers, and make adequate progress toward meeting their educational goals.
HISD staff will oversee remote instruction
A care-giver will need to be available to support younger students in navigating the daily schedule and providing assistance with the learning as needed.
Parent training in use of the learning management system will be available.
Student Helpdesk will be available.
Students will be expected to participate in district/state assessments to document student learning and growth as required by the State
Students may be required to test onsite at an assessment center
Teachers will provide feedback to students and use district grading guidelines on all assignments
Altered enrichment and electives with limited choice in electives
Some electives will have on-campus requirements
Student-issued device will only be provided through an extenuating circumstance provision
Social-emotional support provided
Special program services available
Lunch/breakfast available for pick up
Important Things to Note
Expectations for coursework and guidelines for grading for Face-to-Face Learning and Remote Learning will be the same.
Attendance requirements are the same for Face-to-Face Learning and Remote Learning. Students must attend at least 90% of the instructional days in the school calendar to be awarded credit and/or advanced to the next grade level.
Once a parent makes a choice for instructional delivery, they will be locked in to that instructional delivery method until the end of the grading period (6 weeks). (The end of the first grading period is October 2) If a parent wants to change methods, they must notify the campus at least 2 weeks before the start of the next grading period.
Skyward Family Access
Primary Guardians will be able to log into Skyward Family Access to complete online forms for the beginning of the year.
You can click forgot password to have the system email you a password reset. The district must have a current email address in the system to complete this process. If you continue to have problems, please contact the campus clerks or Mary Jo Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org.