ESSER II and III
Both the use of funds and the opening guidance were developed with input from students, staff, and parents from a survey conducted in May 2021. The use of funds was shared at the June school board meeting while the opening guidance was shared at the August school board meeting.
The opening guidance plan was revised in August 2021 after updated TEA guidance. It will be reviewed by November 2021.
VVISD Reopening Guidelines
While our preferred method of instructional delivery is a traditional educational environment, we anticipate that continued public health restrictions will be in place when school resumes in the fall. Our objective is to provide in-person instruction while also taking steps to protect our students, staff, and community.
PLEASE NOTE: The information in this document is subject to change with guidance from TEA, public health officials, and other governing authorities.
Student and Staff Safety Protocols
All students and staff should pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms regularly and individuals who present with symptoms that are not typical for them will be separated and sent home.
Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements
Protocols for Disinfecting and Hand Sanitizing
Frequent disinfection and hand sanitization will promote the health and wellness of students and staff.
Hand Washing Hygiene/Sanitizing Expectations
Protocols for Campus Cleaning and Disinfecting
Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will promote a healthy learning and work environment for students and staff.
Daily Campus Cleaning
Additional Cleaning Measure for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus
Work and Learning Environments
Classroom Configurations and Procedures
Physical Education Classroom Protocols
Outdoor & Off-Campus Student Activities
Remote instruction will be available only for students who are in quarantine. Families who are interested in remote instruction options for students in grades 3-12 are encouraged to visit https://tea.texas.gov/academics/learning-support-and-programs/texas-virtual-school-network
Remote instruction may be virtual or may consist of work sent home/communicated with the student/family. The format will be based on the particular course. An administrator will communicate with the family regarding the format of instruction during quarantine periods.
Role of Families with Quarantined Students
● Follow the designated schedule communicated by their teacher to complete asynchronous activities assigned
● Participate in learning through video of class time if available
● Students should take responsibility for advocating for themselves and communicate with the teacher when needing additional assistance, tutoring, etc.
● Turn in schoolwork at the direction of the assigned teacher
● Responsible for participation in the lesson
● Complete asynchronous activities assigned each day
● Students show proof of participation in daily remote learning by satisfactorily completing assignments to demonstrate evidence of student learning i.e., video, picture, or activities submitted as lessons and/or completing assignments.
● Facilitate academic support and encouragement as a learning partner to motivate and guide your child throughout the school year in your role as a learning coach
● Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
● Provide your child with assistance on their day-to-day activities except for designated independent work
● Assist in supporting your child’s needs by establishing and managing the daily schedule communicated by the teacher
● Consider creating a designated learning space for your child at home to learn comfortably
● Maintain communication with your child’s teacher by phone, email messages, and/or online meetings to create a learning partnership
● Help your child own with their learning. Provide support and encouragement and expect your children to do their part. Struggling is allowed and encouraged! Don’t help too much. Becoming independent takes lots of practice.
● Helping a child stay involved in learning while quarantined will help his/her transition back to the regular school day and improve the chances he/she is on track with learning
The goal for virtual learning is to allow for continued instruction during quarantine while acknowledging the additional challenges that come without traditional, face-to-face classroom learning. Valley View ISD is aware of and understands the difficulties faced by students and families and assures families that educational decisions are built to support all populations of students.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will we use Remote Learning?
Remote learning will be used when school is closed due to COVID, a student is quarantined due to COVID, or inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remote learning days may be added to the regular school calendar in an effort to prepare students and staff for longer school closures.
What procedures will be used to determine if school is closed due to COVID-19?
Valley View ISD will work with the State and County Department of Health officials, State Department of Education, and CDC to determine the need for school closure.
How can you help?
● Donations of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, spray bottles, no-touch thermometers, and additional school supplies would be helpful at each site.
● Taking your child’s temperature daily prior to them leaving the house.
● Keeping students home if they exhibit any symptoms of any illness.
● Keeping students quarantined for 10 days if they have had any exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID.
● Preparing your home and child with supplies and devices for remote learning if possible and feasible.
● Letting your child’s teacher or school know if you need assistance with internet access, devices, or meals.
● Provide transportation to and from school for your child to allow for more space on buses.
● Be supportive of your child’s teachers and the school