For 2020-21, CSA will adopt an asynchronous learning model where students will be able to receive instruction in-class and/or at-home.
CSA admin will solicit parent decision to determine which model category respective students will follow for the 2020-21 school year
- Category #1: On-campus instruction everyday
- Category #2: On-campus instruction on rotating days/At-home instruction on others
- Category #3: At-Home instruction every day
Parents can only choose to switch between categories starting at the beginning of each grading cycle.
Teachers will often host a live synchronous Zoom session where students can log in to interact with his/her teacher while the instructor provides instruction, an introduction to a concept, interaction over mastery of concepts and/or feedback on assessments/homework.
Students are expected to act appropriately during Zoom sessions. CSA expects all students to maintain etiquette while attending Zoom sessions.
Parents & students should contact the respective teacher to determine his/her individual live synchronous Zoom session schedule.
Remote students will receive instruction via asynchronous activities/assignments. Asynchronous activities/assignments are age-appropriate and curriculum aligned. They are constructed so that completion can be done within the time frame allotted (e.g during the respective period for the course) for a majority of students.
Asynchronous activities/assignments may contain a self-taught instructional mechanism as this is where remote students may be receiving a majority of his/her introduction, exploration & practice with concepts. The asynchronous activity/assignment is how the student is “taught” the material.
Part of an asynchronous activity/assignment may include watching a recorded live synchronous Zoom session.
ATTENDANCE FOE REMOTE STUDENTS
A remote student will be marked as present for the day (or for each course that counts toward high school graduation) based on three factors:
- Attendance at live synchronous Zoom, if scheduled
- Submission of asynchronous assignment/activity by 11:59pm
- Submission of homework by 11:59pm
Attendance for each day will be made by 12:00pm (noon) on the subsequent day (e.g. attendance for Tuesday will be finalized on Wednesday).
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASYNCHRONOUS ASSIGNMENT/ACTIVITY & HOMEWORK
Parents & students should be aware that there is a difference between the asynchronous assignment/activity and homework.
TEXTBOOK & MATERIALS
K-3rd grade students will receive physical consumable workbooks via a scheduled pickup. Parents should contact the respective teachers directly for more information.
With the school year starting remotely, all textbooks & materials for 4th - 12th grade students will be completely digital. Parents & students should contact the respective teachers directly for access logistics.
HOW DOES A PARENT KEEP UP WITH THE PROGRESS OF THE CHILD?
TEA's Educational Rights and Responsibilities.
TEA-Approved CSA Asynchronous Plan