After beginning the school year with remote instruction for the first four weeks, New Caney ISD will offer an on-campus, in-person learning option for students beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. The district has requested that parents make a choice between continuing remote instruction or sending their students to school for in-person learning beginning Sept. 8, 2020. Once a selection is made, students are required to use this choice of instructional method for the entirety of a grading period. Parents may make a change from one method to the other before the next grading period begins. The first grading period ends Oct. 19, 2020.
Please view the On-Campus Instruction Plan for general health and on-campus procedures and guidelines. While it is not possible to eliminate risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, the district has developed a set of measures to reduce the risk to students, teachers, and staff in an on-campus instructional setting. The district has also developed a Standard Response Protocol as part of the On-Campus Instruction Plan to guide the district’s response in the event there is a case or cases of confirmed COVID-19 among students or staff. Please note, these are uncertain times and circumstances are changing daily. While we hope to open Sept. 8, there remains the possibility that circumstances related COVID19 could prevent that from happening.
Remote Instruction Option Remains Available For those who choose to continue remote learning, the district will continue to provide a fully online, distance learning model. Remote instruction will continue to be delivered by New Caney ISD teachers providing real-time (synchronous) and self-paced (asynchronous) instruction. New Caney ISD remains committed to ensuring that all students have an equitable experience and access to high quality instruction. The following remain in place for the remote instruction format:
-Online learning is available to students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. -Daily attendance is required. -New Caney ISD grading policy will be followed. -Will utilize the district's online learning management system, Canvas. -Instruction will be aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. -District provided, high quality, remote learning resources will be utilized during instruction. -Students may have specific times to attend synchronous classes online for instruction. -Students will receive direct instruction from their teachers and will participate in cooperative and independent work.
Focus lessons will be recorded and available online for access at any time. At the high school level, course offerings include core content courses, Honors, AP courses, and electives. All required courses for graduation will be offered through the distance learning format. Special education services will be provided as specified in the Individualized Education Plan. School counselors will be available to meet with students and parents online. Will provide training and support for parents. With exceptions made for those with documented health risks, teachers will deliver online instruction from a classroom or designated workspace in real-time for parts of the school day, complete with established health and safety practices.
New Caney ISD will follow state and federal guidelines, rely on local health experts for guidance in decision-making, and adopt reasonable practices for safe, effective learning environments conducive to pursuing the district’s mission to prepare students for the REALITY of tomorrow.
In my travels around the area I've notice NCISD school buses parked alongside the road with a "Mobile WIFI Hotspot" sign. I think that's a great idea for kids who may not have decent WIFI access at home. I've seen the buses at Bull Sallas Park and also beside Galaxy Blvd.