For the 2020-21 school year, Comal ISD will be offering parents the option to have their children participate in Remote Learning if they are not comfortable with sending their child to school. Students who are in Remote Learning will receive instruction via a combination of two methods: asynchronous and live synchronous lessons.
Remote Learning: It's your choice
We know you have a lot of questions.
We know that there are many questions about how Remote Learning will work. Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that address many of the most common questions that we can answer at this point.
[NEW] How will I know if my secondary student is enrolled in a course that has curriculum requirements that require them to attend school in person?
[NEW] How will Remote Learning compare to what we did in the late spring?
[NEW] If we start in person, and change to remote (or vice versa), will my student have a different teacher?
[NEW] If a child that is participating in on campus instruction is required to stay home for 14 days for exposure, and begins participating in Remote Learning during that time, do they return to school after 14 days, or do they remain in at home instruction until the end of the 9 week grading period?
[NEW] If a student is required to quarantine, are they counted absent or can they do virtual learning during that time?
[NEW] Do remote learners purchase the same school supplies as On-Campus learners?
[NEW] Will teachers be teaching both in-classroom and virtual? Or will there be separate teachers for each?
[NEW] Will paper packets be an option for Remote Learners?
[NEW] What online platform will CISD be utilizing for the virtual/remote learning?
- PK-5: Seesaw
- Grades 6-12: Google Classroom or ECHO
- Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment: Canvas
[NEW] How will Remote Learners access tutoring?
[NEW] If a symptomatic student is quarantined for 14 days and too ill to do their schoolwork remotely, how will it be an excused absence?
Can students who enroll in Remote Learning participate in extracurricular activities?
If I choose Remote Learning for my child, can I switch to On-Campus instruction later?
If I choose On-Campus Instruction for my child, can I switch to Remote Learning later?
Will services be provided for SPED and 504 students?
Will meals be provided to remote learners?
Will all classes be offered through Remote Learning?
Will Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, and Dual Enrollment (UT OnRamps) courses be offered through Remote Learning?
AP, Dual Credit, and Dual Enrollment courses will be available for Remote Learning. Please note that some courses may require some on-campus lab or assessment requirements.
Will Remote Learning hours be the typical 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or can I have a different schedule?
How will attendance work for Remote Learning?
- Daily progress in the Seesaw, Google Classroom, or ECHO
- Daily progress via teacher-student interactions
- Submission of assignments from student to teacher
How will 504/SPED homebound students “qualify” for services if remote learning is an option?
Will assignments and assessments be the same for both On-Campus and Remote Learning?
How will mastery of movement based TEKS be measured? Dance, PE, Theatre recordings submitted?