This guidance document is being provided based on the public health situation as AISD understands it today and is for the 2020-2021 school year. Changes to the public health situation over the course of the summer and the 2020-2021 school year may necessitate changes to this guidance.
*most recent update: August 24, 2020
At this time, Angleton ISD requires the use of non-medical grade face coverings in all AISD facilities for all individuals, regardless of age. An exception may exist if a room has fewer than 10 people who can social distance 6 feet. Other exceptions may exist on a case-by-case basis as determined by the building principal/supervisor.
Current COVID-19 Response Level
Angleton ISD has created a framework to establish operational levels in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The levels allow the district to determine the best course of action for AISD at any given time during the pandemic.
On August 24, AISD will start school on Level 2. The Return-to-School schedule posted on July 27 is still in effect.
Level 2 Procedures:
- Students/Parents may choose to work online or on campus.
- Students who choose to attend on-campus will return on a staggered schedule (may be different for each campus or for grade levels).
- All staff working in district
- Masks required
- Class size requirement (one person per 30 square feet)
- UIL and extracurricular activities may be operational.
- Meals for eligible students who are attending online will be served on the students’ attending campuses. Online students’ meals will be picked up at designated schools. Students will have to present either a school ID or SMART Tag ID to receive meals from AISD Child Nutrition Department.
- AISD Transportation Department will operate for eligible students.
A Letter From Mr Edwards
Dear AISD Community,
As you know the 2020-2021 school year will be challenging for our students, our families and our staff. AISD is committed to providing a learning environment that keeps our students and staff safe and that provides for meaningful academic experiences.
Based on input from our community, staff and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), AISD is presenting the 2020-2021 reopening guidelines. These guidelines highlight two important learning opportunities for all students and families: on-campus learning and online learning. Parents will have to make the difficult decision on which education setting they choose for their children. As a parent of a high school senior, my family is also struggling with this decision about how to keep our family safe during these incredibly difficult times and allow the educational and social experiences that our son needs. Hopefully, the information provided in these guidelines will help you start to investigate, discuss and decide what education option is best for you and your family.
It is very important that all students are registered online by going to www.angletonisd.net/
registration2020. This information will help AISD make the best decisions for staffing and class rosters.
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, AISD will release an online enrollment form on our AISD website for those parents who choose for their children to do the online learning option. The Online Learning Enrollment form must be completed by August 5, 2020.
It is very important that our community understands that the COVID-19 situation is fluid, and infection rates may cause rapid changes to our plans. I have been in consistent contact with TEA, county health officials, and other school district officials. I am committed to keeping our students and staff safe. This commitment along with COVID-19 data in our school district and guidance from TEA and Governor Abbott’s office may cause changes to our educational plans and school calendar in the upcoming weeks and months. AISD will continue to communicate with you as quickly and effectively as possible, and I thank you for your patience as we navigate this ever-changing world in which we find ourselves.
AISD will host a Facebook Live event at 5:30 pm on July 22 to discuss our plans for reopening school and any new guidance we need to provide.
Our commitment to safety and quality student experiences will not waiver. Angleton ISD will continue to work hard and continue to prove why we are the A-Team.
I look forward to seeing our students soon and hope you and your family stay safe.
Superintendent - Angleton ISD
Angleton ISD’s number one priority is the health and safety of its students, staff, families and community. As such, the district has developed health guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Wildcats--students, employees and visitors--will be expected to follow the health guidance and safety protocols.
1. SCHOOL ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
AISD is dedicated to ensuring all elements of the school day are as safe as possible, and the district has implemented several safety measures for buses as well as entrances and exits into AISD facilities. Students and staff are expected to adhere to the arrival and departure plan to ensure the safety of all Wildcats.
AISD has implemented several recommended social distancing and cleaning guidelines for its facilities to ensure a safe learning and work environment for its students and staff. The number of individuals in specific areas will be limited as determined by the space, and social distancing will be followed. Also, the district has enhanced cleaning expectations, including frequency, to maximize safety measures.
AISD is committed to ensuring that students have access to enrichment experiences such as UIL and extracurricular activities, whether they are learning on-campus or online. AISD will follow the recommended safety protocols, and students and staff will be expected to follow the required guidelines when participating in these activities while at AISD facilities.
4. BACK TO SCHOOL
AISD continues its commitment to excellence and to providing a high-quality education to every student. Students will have the opportunity to participate in one of two learning models: on-campus or online instruction. All students must be registered through our online portal, and parents/guardians will have the opportunity to choose which learning model their children will follow.
5. AISD ONLINE LEARNING
All students will have the choice of doing online learning or attending school in person. The deadline for parents choosing to have their children participate in the Angleton ISD Online Learning Program for the start of the school year is August 5, 2020.
- Unless a student is receiving on-campus instruction or participating in approved extracurricular activities, then he/she shall not be on AISD campuses unless principal approval is given.
- AISD will use the Asynchronous Instruction Format as defined by the TEA for all online learning. Online Asynchronous Instruction does not require having the instructor and student engaged at the same time. In this method, students learn from instruction that is not necessarily being delivered in-person or in real time. This type of instruction may include various forms of digital and online learning.
- Any student who chooses asynchronous instruction shall be expected to engage in learning activities daily. Students participating in online learning shall be expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours of learning time per day.
- Each Kindergarten-12th grade student in Angleton ISD will be assigned a Chromebook.
- Students in grades K-2 will use the same device daily, and devices will not be shared. K-2 students will not take devices home after school unless specific directions are given by the school to do so.
- Students in grades 3-12 will have a device that they carry with them at all times, including after school. Schools shall have the ability to limit students taking devices home after school.
6. RETURN-TO-SCHOOL PLAN
- AISD will suspend all locally developed student incentive attendance guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Due to possible school day closures related to COVID-19 issues in the 2020-2021 school year, it is possible that the AISD 2020-2021 school calendar may be adjusted. This may include AISD having make-up days in June 2021 and the possible delay of the start of school in August 2020.