As a school district, Burleson ISD looks forward to welcoming students back to school on August 31. Despite the challenges with COVID-19, our district will continue to provide excellent education to our students, which will include both on-campus and virtual learning environments. As the public health crisis continues, we have been planning for the opening of the 2020-21 school year with a focus on the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, students, and community.
While Burleson ISD is planning for two different instructional environments, our plan follows recommendations for school opening and operations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Education Agency, and state and local health officials.
The situation with COVID-19 is continuously changing, as are the protocols and measures needed to keep students and staff safe. Plans will remain flexible to accommodate potential changes and these guidelines may be modified as needed. As adjustments may be necessary throughout the coming school year, it will be our priority to keep the community informed of those changes and updates.
Instructional Information for Families
This fall, Burleson ISD will be implementing instructional practices to provide consistency across learning environments and ensure the safety of students and staff.
Regardless of learning environment, Burleson ISD is committed to ensuring that students have an equitable experience and access to high quality instruction:
- Students will interact with instruction in two different environments (on-campus and virtual/remote) making it necessary for teacher teams to plan instruction that is content-consistent, yet environment-specific to ensure equitable learning opportunities for all students.
- Burleson ISD will utilize the strategies and best practices associated with blended learning to design learning activities for all students.
- Learning experiences are designed to meet the needs and environment of the learner where they are.
- Students, regardless of learning environment, will engage in high-quality learning experiences aligned to Burleson ISD curriculum and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
- Students who begin the year in On-Campus Learning may move into Virtual Learning for a period of time if needed for school closure due to student/staff illness or county or state regulations.
- Both the remote and on-campus experience will utilize the same Learning Management System to provide similar expectations around coursework and follow the same grading guidelines.
Return to School/School Calendar
- In order to ensure On-Campus students and staff have an opportunity to implement the TEA required procedures, the first week of school has been designed to provide hybrid instruction. During this time, students will be brought back in grade levels on specific days. This will give teachers and students an opportunity to meet face-to-face and ensure everything is ready for full time the week of September 8th. The dates you do not report in person, students must attend virtually to be counted present. See schedule below:
- A virtual schedule for synchronous learning is available in the Virtual Learning Section of this website