Remote Instruction Available
Taylor ISD will be offering a virtual learning option for students in kindergarten through sixth grade during the Fall 2021 semester for families that have health and safety concerns due to COVID. To lessen the burden of missing school, our district will provide remote instruction to support at home learning during this time.
To be considered for acceptance, please fill out the Remote Instruction Request form and you will be notified of approval and enrollment into remote instruction within 2 business days. Once enrolled, families will receive more information from the Teaching and Learning department prior to the start of instruction.
Remote instruction is a temporary opportunity that will allow students to maintain attendance requirements and keep up with the learning happening in schools. There will be mandatory attendance meetings for students to be counted present with a campus/district representative. A dedicated teacher will be available weekly to provide support during this temporary time.
Who is eligible for remote instruction?
Remote instruction will be offered to students who are not yet vaccine eligible in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program is planned for the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year and will be re-evaluated at the end of the Fall 2021 semester based on county and state guidelines.
Will virtual students remain enrolled in their home campus while virtual?
No. Students will remain enrolled in Taylor ISD but will not be assigned to their home campus/class while they participate in remote instruction. They will be re-enrolled in their home campus/class when they return to in-person learning. Families enrolled in the program are encouraged to stay connected to their home campus.
Will services be limited?
All required support services will be provided.
If a student is in need of a device for remote instruction, how do they get one?
Students will receive devices from the District. More information will be provided to families that are enrolled.
Will students be taught live(synchronous) or virtually(asynchronous)?
Instruction will be mostly asynchronous(virtually) through Google Classroom and include synchronous(live) meeting times.
Will students receive technical support?
Yes. Students will be issued a District device and access to the Internet, if needed. Students will have full access to the instructional resources and software provided to all Taylor ISD students.
Can a student move from virtual learning back to on-campus before the end of the semester?
Yes. Students can return to campus at any time.
What might I consider as a parent when trying to determine if remote instruction is a good fit for my child?
A successful virtual learner should demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Views themselves as strong academically
- Comfortable initiating communication and interacting with others virtually
- Is a self-directed learner
- Recognizes and asks for assistance when needed to be successful in learning
- Comfortable using digital resources and Google Classroom
Why is Pre-K not included in the virtual learning program?
Pre-K is an optional program not part of the mandatory public school services. However, we will provide every accommodation we can, within reason, to make sure students and families feel safe.