Schools must provide daily on-campus instruction and record attendance for students while following TEA’s public health procedures. 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.
Note: Students opting into instruction both in-person and virtually must be engaged in daily learning to be counted present.
Technology devices such as Chromebooks will be distributed by a student’s home campus. AISD will help students and parents learn to use the devices by providing Chromebook training opportunities near the beginning of the school year. Additionally, the District will work to have a catalogue of video trainings that all stakeholders can access through the AISD website. Virtual teachers and professional staff will also work to help students navigate through the virtual learning platform.
Note: Due to an influx in orders nationwide, district issued Chromebooks may not be delivered until October. Until they arrive, students may need to provide their own device to opt-in to virtual learning. The district will work to prioritize our current store of devices for check out to students who opt-in to virtual learning and do not have access to a device.
AISD provides meals for all of our students, whether they are learning in-person or virtually. For those receiving virtual instruction, meals will be available at their home campus every day between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Lunch can be picked up together at the same time. These meals will be served via a “grab and go” system. Grab and go meals will generally be the same meals as those served in the cafeteria, though some items may be different to maintain quality and food safety.
Additionally, the student will not have to be present to receive a meal. Parents/legal guardians may pick up meals for students as long as they present a document that proves the student is enrolled at AISD. Examples of approved documentation include: an official letter from the school/district stating that the student is enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year; a current student ID; progress report; etc. Grab and go meals for virtual students will be charged to the student’s account, based on their meal eligibility status (free/reduced or not free/reduced), just as they are for in-person students.