Changes in Educational Setting Information
At this time, changes to the educational setting for students are not being made until the end of the first nine weeks of school. The change window deadline of July 29 was set so that the District could plan for each student and meet their needs during the first nine weeks of the school year, allowing AISD to provide for staffing and other resources.
There will be defined opportunities built into the school year where changes can be made to the educational setting. The next opportunity will be at the end of the first nine weeks of school, which falls on October 9. More information will be sent to all parents prior to mid-September with information about the process to request a change from in-person to online instruction or vice versa.
If a current student withdraws and re-enrolls within the same grading period, the learning mode indicated on the initial commitment form submission will remain the same for the re-enrollment.
Allen ISD Moves to 3 Week At-Home Learning for All Students
On July 17, 2020, Allen ISD announced it would move to an At-Home Learning virtual model for at least the first three weeks of school for all students. Students will not attend campus for any In-Person instruction during this time.
All students will begin the first day of school on August 12 participating in At-Home Learning. During this three-week period, AISD teachers and staff will report to district facilities to focus on the education of your children. This will allow our staff to utilize campus resources and instructional tools to provide students with structured and engaging learning opportunities. Following the three-week period, on September 2, our plan is for students who have chosen In-Person Learning to return to campus, and students who have chosen At-Home Learning to continue to learn from home. To provide as much consistency as possible, Allen ISD will make every effort for students to have the same teachers and classmates during and after this three-week period.
NOTICE: The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, and Allen ISD’s Safe Return to School plans will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the continuing trends of the COVID-19 virus, especially in Allen and Collin County.
Back to School Options
Allen ISD will offer two options of instructional delivery models for our students: Traditional in-person learning on campus, or at-home learning. The at-home learning option is being provided for our families who have health and safety concerns with sending their children back to school. Visit the links below to learn more about each option:
Allen ISD realizes that not all courses will effectively translate to a virtual learning environment, particularly specialized courses offered to secondary (7th – 12th grade) students (examples: an advanced science lab, welding, or a certified nursing assistant course). For these specialized courses that are not offered at-home, students will have the option to either attend in-person or AISD staff will work with your child to find a suitable replacement course. In addition, some specialized courses that are offered in at-home learning may require in-person learning experiences on campus. A listing of these specialized courses will be available on the AISD website. UIL extracurriculars, such as fine arts and athletics, will also be available as in-person activities for our at-home learners.
Regardless of which learning option you choose for your child, the expectations for coursework and the grading system will be the same for both in-person and at-home learning. Allen ISD believes this is the most fair and equitable solution for all of our students. Applicable courses in 9th-12th grade will be included in calculating GPA and class rank for both in-person and at-home learning students.
Parent Information Plan & FAQs
Allen ISD knows that you and your family likely have many questions before about the 2020-2021 school year. To aid you in this process, AISD has posted its detailed “Safe Return to School: Parent Information” plan, along with a series of Frequently Asked Questions for both In-Person and At-Home Learning: