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CCISD At-Home Learning Information

Students will remain at home and will engage in learning activities that are primarily delivered through an online learning management system known as Schoology (PK-12th grade) and/or Edgenuity (6-12th grade). Video-based, teacher-led instruction will be provided 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 recommended structured schedule will be provided to students indicating recommended times for participation.

Remote At-Home 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. 

  • Available for students in Prekindergarten through Grade 12
  • Student participation required 5 full days per week
  • Video-based teacher-led instruction and learning
  • Instruction and/or instructional support provided by Copperas Cove ISD teachers
  • Instruction in core content and elective areas
  • District aligned curriculum, unit sequencing and pacing of instruction
  • Social-emotional support
  • Accommodations and support services provided
  • Internet connection required
  • District computer device provided, if needed
  • Access to specialized courses and extra-curricular activities on-campus, as applicable

At Home Learning Overview

Sample Schedules for At-Home Learning

The following questions and answers below should provide more detail about the At-Home Learning experience.


At-Home Learning FAQ

General Information

We are asking that parents purchase the supplies listed for students who are choosing At-Home Learning.  This will allow them to have all they need to do their assignments from home.  You can find the list under "Parents" on the district website.  

High School students will get lists from their teachers during the first two days of school (both On-Campus and At-Home).  Supplies are highly course specific at the High School level. 

At this time we have received little guidance from the Texas Education Agency on how STAAR testing will be conducted next year for At-Home Learners. There has been some discussion at the state level that virtual learners will have to take required state tests at their assigned campus, but no official statement or guidance has been provided to districts at this time.  

At this time, we plan on providing a device to each student in the household.

Yes. Families will need to purchase typical school supplies. Students who are participating in the At-Home Learning will need to purchase the necessary listed supplies from the grade level supply list in order to complete their assignments.

No. A recommended, structured schedule will be provided to students indicating times for participation in approximately 3-4 hours of video-based instruction each day. The schedule will reflect short periods of direct instruction scheduled throughout the day followed by time for independent learning activities. It will also include breaks and lunch. The schedule may vary by grade, course, or student. A caregiver will need to be available to support younger students in navigating the daily schedule and providing assistance with the learning as needed. For secondary students, the recommended At-Home Learning schedule will follow the same bell schedule for courses as On-Campus Learning. During At-Home Learning, time management will be critical to student success. Students, teachers, and parents should utilize frequent communication regarding daily schedules and assignments to ensure that students are progressing towards mastery of the learning outcomes.

All students are expected to participate in instruction based on regular school hours. Samples of daily schedules are linked below:

Prekindergarten (Coming Soon)
Elementary School (Coming Soon)
Junior High School (Coming Soon)
High School (Coming Soon)

Students who select At-Home Learning will be required to virtually attend and participate in class daily (preferably during regular school hours), and specified, video-based instruction will be led by a teacher. In the spring of last year, students’ assignments were provided at a reduced amount of instructional minutes as compared to a traditional school day. At-Home Learning this year will be a full course load of instruction and assignments that is comparable to what students who are attending On-Campus Learning will be required to complete. Teachers delivering At-Home instruction will receive additional training and support in best practices that are effective in a remote, online environment.

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 address areas of need. 

Yes, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will require daily attendance and participation in At-Home Learning. Students will be required to participate in online classes daily and traditional attendance rules will be enforced. A student will be considered absent if the student does not engage in the designated daily instruction and/or independent learning activities each day.

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, both of 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.

Yes. Computer devices will be distributed from students’ home campuses for those students who need them.

Students will be provided with some instructional materials that will vary based on the grade level and coursework of the student. Some resources may be provided digitally. The design of classroom instruction will account for student’s access to specific instructional materials in the home.

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 as a wonderful tool to support a consistent learning management system for elementary students across the district. Schoology will be used for both On-Campus and At-Home Learners. Schoology helps organize assignments, boosts collaboration, and fosters communication. Teachers will provide training to students on how to use these new digital tools. Resources will also be available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools.

Overall progress on learning outcomes will be communicated in a “traditional” format using numeric grades. 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.  Progress reports and report cards will be sent home to students following the district calendar. 

Courses taken by students participating in At-Home Learning will be included in calculating GPA and class rank in accordance with EIC (Local) policy.

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. All students will take STAAR/EOC testing if it is appropriate to the grade level.

No. Based on the course requirements, there are some specialized courses that will not be available in At-Home Learning (specialized course list coming soon).
Transportation for At-Home Learners attending on-campus courses will not be provided, except as documented through IEP paperwork in order for students to have access to their Special Education services.

No. Based on the course requirements, there are some specialized courses that will not be available in At-Home Learning (specialized course list coming soon). For these courses, the student will have the option to attend the class on-campus or choose to have their schedule changed in order to remain in a fully remote environment. Campus staff will work with students choosing to have their schedule changed to identify a suitable replacement course and adjust their schedule.

In addition, there are some specialized courses that are offered in At-Home Learning, but may require in person laboratory learning experiences based on specific course learning outcomes regarding equipment, software, and technology (specialized course list coming soon).

In addition, there will be select courses that students in At-Home Learning may choose to attend in person, on campus (see list below).

(On-site participation list of courses/UIL/extracurricular coming soon)

Transportation for At-Home Learners attending on-campus courses will not be provided, except as documented through IEP paperwork in order for students to have access to their Special Education services.

Copperas Cove ISD dual credit students will follow Central Texas College and UT OnRamps guidelines for health and safety requirements when attending dual credit classes. For more information, students should check their Central Texas College email and/or the Central Texas College website. For additional questions, students can contact the CCISD CTC dual credit advisor at aromolarans@ccisd.com or CCISD UT OnRamps advisor at shannonj@ccisd.com.

Yes, students who select At-Home Learning may participate in extracurricular activities if they meet all UIL requirements, are enrolled in the applicable extracurricular course section, and are able to attend on-campus practices and competitions. Students must have their own transportation to and from practices, rehearsals, etc.

Yes, students who select At-Home Learning may participate in UIL events/courses if they meet all UIL requirements, are enrolled in the applicable course section, and are able to attend on-campus practices and competitions (see list below). Students must have their own transportation to and from the campus.

(On-site participation list of courses/UIL/extracurricular coming soon)

Yes, students who select At-Home Learning or On-Campus Learning may participate in clubs and/or organizations. Meetings may be held virtually, as applicable. Students must have their own transportation to and from campus.

Guidelines allow students and parents to take meals off campus. Options are being explored for providing meals to students who select At-Home Learning.  This information will be provided as soon as possible.

Yes, at this time the Texas Department of State Health Services has not waived the vaccine requirements for students.

Yes, parents and students may contact the school nurse by phone or e-mail during school hours.

Schools will continue to be staffed based upon student enrollment. The staffing for At-Home Learning versus On-Campus Learning will be determined by enrollment and student course selections.  At both the elementary and secondary levels, some teachers may be designated as teachers for the At-Home instructional model.  However, at the secondary level, some sections in a teacher’s schedule may be designated for At-Home Learning while other sections are designated for On-Campus Learning. 

The assignment of students for At-Home Learning will be based on student enrollment. Students will be assigned a teacher who may or may not be from the student’s home campus. Students in your child’s class may be from multiple campuses. All teachers will be qualified Copperas Cove ISD teachers.

Yes, students will continue to be connected to their home campus, regardless of teacher assignment.  Parents will continue to receive communication from the home campus. 

Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in these two options, parents will be asked to make a commitment for at least one full 6-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.

For current students, parents will complete the commitment form no later than August 6 at 8:00 a.m. Upon enrollment, new students will be provided the opportunity to select their instructional model.

For elementary students, the assigned home room teacher will contact the parent/student near the start of the school year welcoming them to their class.

For secondary students, Copperas Cove ISD staff will make adjustments to course schedules placing students in At-Home sections. A parent/student may be contacted to discuss any applicable scheduling options based on the student’s current course selections.

Yes. Resources will be available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools. These resources will be available in August

Yes, all students in Copperas Cove ISD will have the opportunity to choose On-Campus Learning or At-Home Learning.

ARD and 504 meetings will be scheduled on a case by case basis. For students served in special education, the schedule of instructional and related services should be accurately documented in the ARD/IEP to reflect the supports and services the student requires for FAPE. A parent/guardian may request an ARD or 504 meeting at any time.

Contact your campus principal or counselor to request a meeting to discuss your concerns.

If your student requires an initial or re-evaluation, the parent/guardian will be contacted to discuss the evaluation and determine components that can be completed virtually versus those components that require face-to-face interaction.  Appointments with evaluation staff will be scheduled at the campus to complete face-to-face components. 

Campuses will issue the device (laptop computer or iPad) that best supports the student’s grade level work requirements. 

CCISD, like other districts, had to immediately respond to an emergency shutdown of the district last spring and quickly transition to remote learning.  Instructional staff have been working since March to develop high-quality instruction for virtual learners. At-Home instruction will mirror the On-Campus Learning model and the district scope and sequence.  Staff and student expectations will be the same regardless of participation in On-Campus or At-Home models of instruction. 

CCISD has posted recommended schedules for students under At-Home Learning.  However, students can follow a flexible schedule that best meets their individual needs or the needs of parents/guardians.  The only requirement is that the student login, participate, and make progress in each course daily.

CCISD teachers will be available during the hours of 8:00 am to 3:30 pm during normal school days.  Contact can be made via phone, email, or directly through Schoology.  Teachers will be available to help and check on students daily. 

Students will be provided with daily video-based instruction for each class and daily assignments for each class.  Students will need to participate in each course daily just as they would do if they were on campus.  Assignments will be submitted through the Learning Management System appropriate for the grade level.

Typical attendance and truancy laws are still in place and students must login to each course daily, participate and make progress to be counted in attendance.  If a student does not participate daily, that student will be counted as absent for that day. 

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Copperas Cove Independent School District
408 S. Main Street
COPPERAS COVE, Texas 76522
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Phone: 254-547-1227