Students will attend school on a regular instructional schedule and will engage in face-to-face learning on campus during school hours. Elementary students will be assigned to grade level classes that will be taught by teachers at their home campus. Students will have reduced transitions and where necessary, teachers will rotate to student groups. Secondary students in grades 6-12 will follow their class schedules by transitioning to different classrooms for course instruction.
Classroom instruction will be designed for mastery of student learning outcomes based on the academic standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each content area.
The following are characteristics of On-Campus Learning:
Students may wear a face covering of their choice as long as it complies with the student dress code (e.g. no bandannas, masks with inappropriate logos, markings, or sayings, etc.).
We are encouraging students to use their own supplies as much as possible. Supplies should be clearly labeled with your student's name. For items that are limited in number and have to be shared, we will have a location for them to be placed within the classroom so the custodian can disinfect them at the end of the day.
Yes. All staff members will receive COVID-19 prevention training prior to the opening of school. All students will receive instruction on health protocols related to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
We will implement increased signage around campuses promoting disease mitigation strategies, increased cleaning and sanitation practices, as well as frequent hand hygiene and reminders of social distancing. Face coverings will be required for staff and students. Copperas Cove ISD will comply with all health and safety recommendations established by the Governor, the health department, and the Texas Education Agency. CCISD reserves the right to take additional safety measures above and beyond those recommended by state and federal agencies. Safety and health measures may be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.
Copperas Cove ISD will follow TEA guidelines for class size. At this time, the class size requirements are the same as a regular school year. The maximum number of students per class varies by grade level and varies by class at the secondary level. Efforts will be made to level classes to keep the student/teacher ratio as low as possible.
Cafeterias will be open to serve breakfast and lunch daily. The physical setup for the cafeteria and the schedule will be adjusted to reduce the number of students in the cafeteria at one time. Some students will be eating in the cafeteria, spaced according to the recommended guidelines, and other students may eat in the classroom. All school meals will be served by employees, meaning student self-serve stations will not be used. Safety and health measures will be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.
Signage reminding students and staff about social distancing, handwashing, and infection prevention will be posted throughout the school. Additionally, all school staff will be trained to give frequent verbal reminders to students. When possible, elementary and secondary students will remain in cohort groups to decrease the number of students in contact with one another. Staff will be on hand throughout transitions to keep students moving and minimize congregations of students. Hallways will be converted to one-way foot traffic when possible.
Elementary classrooms will be assigned specific bathrooms, breakfast, lunch, and gym access times to reduce the number of students in any given area as much as possible.
Secondary students will be assigned specific breakfast, lunch and passing periods to reduce the number of students in any given area as much as possible. Secondary students will be encouraged and reminded to follow social distancing guidelines.
Yes, transportation will continue to be provided for all who qualify. Bus transportation will continue to be provided for all special education students if indicated in the IEP and eligible general education students who live 2 miles from their zoned campus or in areas specially designated by the Transportation Department. Please contact the CCISD transportation department at 254-547-3362 for information about bus eligibility.
Ridership will remain at typical district capacity. To support contact tracing, students will be assigned seats, and a seating chart will be maintained by the bus driver. The bus driver and students will be required to wear face coverings and use hand sanitizer provided when boarding and exiting the bus. Copperas Cove ISD will comply with all health and safety recommendations established by the Governor, the health department, and the Texas Education Agency. Students are required to remain seated at all times and keep their hands and arms to themselves. Students should not touch each other or share any items. School buses will be cleaned and disinfected daily. Safety and health measures may be adjusted based on current guidelines and conditions.
Yes. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has indicated that STAAR testing will still occur during the 2020-2021 school year, in compliance with state and federal legislation. CCISD will communicate any updates or changes to parents.
Overall progress on learning outcomes will be communicated in a “traditional” format using numeric report cards in grades 3-12 and standards-based report cards in PK-2nd grade. Assignments and grades will be entered into Skyward. The expectations for coursework and guidelines for grading for On-Campus Learning and At-Home Learning will be the same.
To support all students, the district curriculum will highlight academic standards that teachers will consider as they plan to address the potential learning impacts resulting from the school closure. Teachers will use diagnostic and formative assessments as well as supplemental resources to personalize student learning to address areas of need.
Yes, devices will be issued to any student who demonstrates need. We are currently assessing student needs and preparing devices to issue as needed.
The benefit of an online learning management system is to streamline all digital tools and content for a more connected learning experience for students. Secondary students in grades 6-12 in both On-Campus and At-Home Learning will utilize the current learning management systems Schoology and Edgenuity, which have been used for several years as a digital extension of the classroom. Resources will also be available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools.
The benefit of an online learning management system is to streamline all digital tools and content for a more connected learning experience for students. The district has identified Schoology and i-Ready as tools to support a consistent learning experience for elementary students across the district. Schoology and i-Ready will be used for both On-Campus Learning and At-Home Learning.
Schoology helps organize assignments, boosts collaboration, and fosters communication.
Teachers will provide training to students on how to use these digital tools. For those students who choose On-Campus Learning, these tools will be used as a digital extension of the classroom. Resources will also be available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools.
During a period of the school closure, students will transition to At-Home Learning and will engage in learning activities that are primarily delivered through Schoology or Edgenuity. Video-based, teacher-led instruction will be scheduled throughout the day to expand students’ opportunities to engage with content and interact with teachers. Daily student participation in the learning activities will be required. Instructional time will also be dedicated for independent learning activities. A structured schedule will be provided to students indicating required times for participation in live instruction.
Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent home to recover. When notification of a possible exposure occurs, in coordination with local health authorities, the campus/district will conduct contact tracing. Based on the results, a determination will be made as to whether an entire classroom or multiple classrooms are required to quarantine. In the event students are required to temporarily quarantine, the education of these students will continue through At-Home Learning for the duration of the quarantine period.
Yes, students who select At-Home Learning or On-Campus Learning may participate in clubs and/or organizations. Meetings may be held virtually and in-person, as applicable. Students must have their own transportation to and from campus.
Elementary campuses will limit the number of students at recess at one time and create different play areas for structured physical activities to further reduce student interactions. Students and staff will be required to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands before and after recess.
Safety guidelines are being developed for conducting all on-campus workouts, rehearsals, and practices. The district will continue to follow all guidelines provided by UIL, TEA, and the state. These safety guidelines will be published as soon as they become available.
For current students, parents will complete the commitment form no later than August 6th at 8:00 a.m. Upon enrollment, new students will be provided the opportunity to select their instructional model.
Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in these two options, parents will be asked to make a commitment for at least one full six-week grading period. Special circumstances that affect a family will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the campus principal. Please note that if a student switches between On-Campus Learning and At-Home Learning, then that student may not have the same teacher(s) or course schedule, as teachers may or may not be teaching both an At-Home and an On-Campus class. Students may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level/course seat availability.
Yes, elementary families participating in On-Campus Learning will continue to have access to YMCA before and after school. YMCA will operate on its normal schedule and there may be a fee associated with this service. Boys and Girls Club will continue to be available to Junior High families who are participating in On-Campus Learning at no charge. Boys and Girls Club will operate on its normal schedule. Families who would like to enroll their child(ren) in these programs should contact the campus for an application and additional information.
Campuses may ask PE and music teachers to directly visit the classroom to provide instruction to students. PE classes will be conducted outdoors whenever possible. PE and music equipment will be sanitized daily.