Questions about hybrid

Hybrid Learning Model Q&A

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    Updated Feb. 1, 2021 

  • How are you addressing mental health issues in the classroom?

  • Where can I learn how BISD is preparing for in-person learning?

  • What happens if there is a confirmed COVID-19 at my child’s school? Will families be notified?

  • What is the schedule to bring Hybrid students back? Will all students begin at once?

  • How will instruction be made up if a student needs to quarantine due to symptoms, exposure, or a family member who tested positive? Will teachers have time to assist these students with questions concerning work as to not put them at a disadvantage?

  • How will you handle families who will not quarantine after a trip out of state or the country?

  • What are the schedules for partial day (AM/PM)?

  • Will siblings be placed on the same schedule?

  • If we select the hybrid model but then become uncomfortable with it, BUT schools are still open, what are our options?

  • How many students will be in a classroom?

  • How will teachers be able to enforce social distancing in the classroom?

  • What happens if the COVID cases increase and students aren’t able to attend in-person? Do they pivot to the 100% online-only model?

  • How are students screened upon entry?

  • What happens if a student doesn’t “clear” the screening?

  • If a teacher becomes ill (with COVID or some other illness), will students have a substitute teacher?

  • How are the classrooms cleaned & prepared for students?

  • Are all buildings’ HVAC systems (including older ones) being addressed?

  • Will elementary students have specialist time?

  • Do secondary students still have six classes/day?

  • Will teachers increase Social Emotional Learning given the impacts of social isolation and the overall trauma our children have experienced with COVID?

  • How much of the standard curriculum do you plan to cover? How can you cut instruction time so drastically without having an impact on the curriculum?

  • How much work will students have in the Distance Learning component of the hybrid model?

  • How do students move safely in the buildings? (To the bathroom, arrival/dismissal times, between classes, etc.)

  • How are students with special education served in the hybrid model?

  • Will BISD-provided childcare be available?

  • How will you encourage students to wear a mask during their time in school?

  • Will BISD provide transportation?

  • Will you transport my child to/from childcare?

  • How will you make sure students wear their masks on the bus? Will there be a staff member on the bus to make sure the students wear the masks?

  • What is expected of my child during the “off” time of the day? (For instance, my child attends school in the morning, will there be BISD-structured activities online in the afternoon?)

  • What is expected of parents/guardians/childcare providers? Are they expected to help guide student learning?

  • Please explain what CORE FOUR means.

  • I work outside of the home and rely on the school’s schedule to provide childcare. What options do I have?

  • My student does not have internet access (or, my student’s internet access isn’t very strong). How can my student participate in Continuous Learning?

  • I work outside of the home and am unable to support my students (i.e. help log-in) as they participate in Continuous Learning. How will they be able to participate?

  • I am concerned about the amount of screen time that students will be exposed to in the Continuous Learning model. Are there low-tech alternatives?

  • Specific questions for grades 7-12

  • How will instructional minutes be addressed?

  • For grades 7-12, will students move to different classrooms or do teachers come to them?

  • Will Marching Band take place?

  • If students have to select new courses, will they get help from counselors on their selections?

  • How will bathroom use be monitored by students? I am concerned that they will remove masks inside the bathrooms.