Dear Aubrey ISD families,
Due to school closure in response to the health emergency created by the COVID-19, Aubrey ISD has planned methods to deliver remote instruction to students. The information below outlines how Aubrey ISD teachers will deliver lessons and content to students during an extended closure. The planning and construction of this delivery is an ongoing, evolving process. We will update you as quickly as possible as changes occur.
Aubrey ISD teachers are planning lessons to be delivered beginning the week of March 23rd. Our teachers are collaborating remotely to plan delivery. The planning for online or packet instruction is in an attempt to keep AISD students on pace for promotion and/or graduation without extending the school year.
We have provided a few answers to questions that may come up
When and how will my student receive lessons from teachers?
At the elementary level, teachers will email lessons to parents/students by Friday, March 20, 2020 for the following week (March 23-27). At the middle and high school, principals will email links to teacher pages and folders to access lessons. If it becomes necessary to extend the closure, lessons will be sent weekly.
If you do not have the ability to print lessons from the emails, schools will be open from 3 - 6 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd for parents to pick up "instruction packets.” If you are not able to come at this time, all campuses will provide a “pick-up” box outside the buildings. Your campus will send you specific information about the procedure. If it becomes necessary to extend the closure, the same procedure will occur each Monday.
Again, your campus will contact you with specific information.
How will teachers deliver lessons to my student(s)?
There are multiple instructional delivery methods that Aubrey ISD may use to support the instructional continuity plan. These options range from no technology to technology-assisted instructional solutions and technology-integrated solutions. In order to accommodate all student needs, solutions to instructional continuity may be a mixture of non-technology and technology-assisted lesson delivery. The following is a list of district approved instructional delivery methods:
- Google Classroom
- Study Island
- Edmentum - PLATO (offering open access to schools with a contract)
- Printed packets will be provided for students with limited access to the internet and/or technology
Digital Resources All resources can be found on the Clever portal: https://clever.com/. Students should log in with their regular log in credentials. If students don't remember their log in, please have them email email@example.com to request it. Students should not have to log in to use the individual resources through Clever; however, if they do, please find the passwords here. Resources can also be accessed through their individual sites or apps instead of Clever.
Other resources you might find helpful:
- Getting Started with Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCNImsWUxZA&authuser=0
- Youtube channel: Authors Everywhere! (includes read alouds and writing prompts from popular kidlit and young adult authors)
- Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020 – Kate Messner
- Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/
What if my student(s) has limited or no access to the internet/technology?
Teachers are planning lessons that have multiple delivery methods. These options range from no technology to technology-assisted lessons. If you need “print” versions of the lessons, schools will be open from 3 - 6 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd for parents to pick up "instruction packets" if they do not have the ability to print from email. If you are not able to come at this time, all campuses will provide a “pick-up” box outside the buildings. Your campus will send you specific information. If it becomes necessary to extend the closure, the same procedure will occur each Monday.
Again, your campus will contact you with specific information.
If your student has limited to no access to technology, please let us know in one of the following ways:
- By phone - please call the help desk (940) 668-1554 on Friday, March 20th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Fill out this Google Form: Distance Learning Survey
- Contact your principal by e-mail
Aubrey High School, Matt Gore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aubrey Middle School, Karen Wright, email@example.com
Brockett Elementary School, Courtney Siggers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monaco Elementary School, Barbara Pitt, email@example.com
Early Bird Learning Center, Kari Abrams, firstname.lastname@example.org
The district is currently researching ways to provide technology access to students who have limited to no access.
What if my student(s) have questions about the assignments? Who do we contact?
You may contact your child’s teacher via email if you have questions about assignments. Teachers will be checking their email multiple times a day and will answer questions as soon as possible; however, we appreciate your patience as the volume of emails to teachers will increase.
How will accommodations and modifications be provided to my student(s) who are served by Special Education and Section 504.
Our district is working closely with the Denton County Special Education Coop to ensure that students receive FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education). Teachers continue to provide accommodations for students to the greatest extent possible by checking with students frequently, shortening assignments, breaking assignments into “chunks” and other strategies. Case managers and special education teachers will be working with teachers to provide needed accommodations/ modifications. Dyslexia teachers are providing lessons for their students. ARD meetings will be scheduled remotely as needed.
How will we return completed assignments to teachers?
This will vary from campus to campus. For those students who are able to work in an online environment, assignments can be emailed or turned in to a learning management system. We encourage you to save printed work to turn in to your child’s teacher when we are able to return to school. Aubrey ISD teachers will be flexible with timelines and grading during extended closures.