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2020-21 School Term

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Mansfield ISD will offer a virtual option, called MISD Virtual Learning Academy, for families choosing not to return for in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school term. The academy will be administered online and consist of daily teacher/student interactive lessons in each subject area.

Under the current order, all students will begin school on Wednesday, Aug. 12 remotely. Families who register for online learning through the MISD Virtual Learning Academy will continue receiving instruction online on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

While we strongly believe that face-to-face learning and connection is most beneficial for the vast majority of students, we have streamlined our process and dedicated ourselves to ensuring that the virtual learning experience will be successful for students and families who do not yet feel comfortable coming to school in person.

Virtual Learning Overview

When participating in the MISD Virtual Learning Academy, students will be required to participate in a full day of instruction as required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in order for MISD to offer remote instruction. This will require virtual students to be enrolled in a full course load each day of instruction. The mode of instruction will vary by grade level and subject matter. View MISD's Passport to Online Learning orientation course.

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Academic Courses / Extracurricular
Core academic courses will be offered at all grade levels. Elective options are being explored but are not guaranteed to mirror those offered on campus. Virtual Academy students will be allowed to participate in and attend extracurricular activities like football and band. They will also be able to attend Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification courses. Students must provide their own transportation for those activities.

Devices / Internet Access
Internet access and a technology device must be available for student use daily. It is recommended that middle and high school students use district-issued devices. For elementary students who do not have a device in the home, Mansfield ISD will prioritize the issuance of a student device. Families requesting virtual instruction without having reliable internet service will be prioritized for the issuance of district hot spots.

Work Expectations / Assignments
Students will be expected to participate in virtual daily instruction with follow-up assignments. Assignments will need to be submitted to the teacher through their virtual classroom environment. Grades for virtual instruction will follow district grading guidelines. There may be situations where courses selected by the student cannot be delivered in a virtual environment. In those situations, school counselors will work with the student to select an appropriate course that will be delivered virtually.

For more in-depth information about 2020-21 virtual instruction, see the categories below.

Have Questions?

As a continuous improvement district, parents are always welcome to submit questions and feedback to their campus principal or to the district via MISD_Fall2020@misdmail.org. The district and campus will provide updates regularly throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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Details are subject to change based on guidelines from local, state and federal authorities. This page will be updated as needed to equip the public with the latest information.

Last updated: May 25, 2021 (final update)