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School Updates

Reopening Plan from HISD

Dear HISD Parent:

Starting with the second six weeks of the 2020-2021 school year, HISD families will be required to select either in-person or virtual instruction for students. The first day of the second six weeks is October 19.

Parents will have from Monday, September 21, through Friday, September 25, to make their selection through the HISD Connect Parent Portal “Forms” section. Parents will be able to log in and select in-person or virtual learning for the school year. This process will ensure campuses can begin planning for physical space, staffing, and scheduling. Once a selection is made, the choice is valid for the entire school year. However, there will be opportunities to change a selection throughout the year, if needed.

If you have not signed up to access the Parent Portal, please utilize the access code provided to you by your home campus to create your account online. To log in and create your account with your access code, visit the Parent Portal here. If you have not yet received your access code or do not have access to technology, please contact your home campus directly to indicate your choice.

Additional information is as follows:

  • Once a selection is submitted for a student to be taught in-person or virtually, that selection is final for the current six weeks period and cannot be updated until the selection window is opened again.
  • Students for which a selection has not been made by the deadline automatically will be selected for in-person learning for planning purposes.
  • For campuses where the number of in-person selections are more than can be accommodated to ensure social-distancing guidelines, there may be a phase-in process.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this process. For questions about making your selections, please contact your campus.

Sincerely,


Grenita F. Lathan, Ph.D.
HISD Interim Superintendent
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Welcome Back to School!!!

Welcome Back to School!!  We hope everyone had a great first week.  We know there are some things that need to be worked out but hopefully the week was smoother than expected.  Here are some helpful tips for this school year:

  • Download and use the PowerSchool App. This app is helpful because you can see your child’s classes, assignments,  schedule, and grades in one place. You can log in to the site directly or use the app.  Each student has a unique code that should have been emailed to you. If you have not recevied this code contact the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Set and establish routines
  • Create a dedicated work space
  • Keep up with communication and updates
  • Check in daily
  • Encourage physical activity
  • Be familiair with tools and resources

Here is a link to the HISD website with more detailed information: https://www.houstonisd.org/cms/lib2/TX01001591/Centricity/Domain/52296/Parent%20Supporting%20Virtual%20Learning_%20English.pdf

 

 

The first PTO meeting for the 2020-2021 school year will be this Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Please Join Zoom Meeting:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5641701447
Meeting ID: 564 170 1447
If you are new to the school and would like to join the PTO click the following link and complete the form: https://debakeypto.org/join-the-pto-2/. When you join the PTO you will receive email updates.
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School Starts September 8, 2020

HISD Parent Virtual Learning Course

The Houston Independent School District online course is designed to provide parents with the tools needed to support their child’s transition to the online classroom this fall.

The Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning online course will be available on Monday, Aug. 10 at HoustonISD.org/ParentCourse. It is designed to introduce virtual learning and provide guidance to parents on the HISD @ H.OM.E platform. The course should be completed no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

Course lessons include:

  • Ways Parents Can Support Virtual Learning
  • Technology Supports for Virtual Learning
  • Supports for Special Populations
  • Academic Policies for Virtual Learning

The course is also designed to support the asynchronous instructional model that will allow students to work at their own pace. While teachers will be available to provide live instructional support, this mode of instruction does not require real-time interactions.

A detailed FAQ, timeline, parent guide and other resources related to the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at HoustonISD.org/Reopening.