Roadmap to Reopening – General FAQs

This frequently asked questions (FAQ) guidance is being provided based on the public health situation as we understand it today. Changes to the public health situation over the course of the year may necessitate changes to this guidance. The district is following TEA public health guidance for schools.

Klein ISD Employees: An employee-specific FAQ is available on KNET or by clicking HERE.

If my family starts the school year by choosing Klein On-Campus, but then we change our minds, can our students opt into Klein Online?
Yes. Families will always have the option to move into Klein Online. Students who are ill or have been exposed to the virus will be moved into this option as quickly as possible until it is safe for them to return to school. 

How will Klein Online differ from the At-Home Learning that occurred in the Spring?
At-Home Learning was a response to an immediate crisis. Grades were based on weekly assignments completed during At-Home Learning, or the third marking period grade was replicated as the marking period 4 grade, only if the marking period 4 grade was lower than the 3rd marking period. Klein Online is initial instruction of grade-level or course content with required attendance and grades assigned for student feedback and accountability purposes. Klein Online is school with live instruction by certified teachers in a virtual environment. It will also include periods of self-paced and independent learning.

For families who decide to choose Klein Online Learning, will the student still be able to transition to Klein On-Campus Learning once it is safe to return to campus?
We are developing a process to allow families to opt back into our Klein On-Campus Learning should they change their minds and/or health conditions permit and staffing allows; families are committed to their original choice for the first grading period of school. 

Will elementary school students have recess?
Yes. Outdoor play and learning will be encouraged as public health conditions allow. Students will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon re-entry to the building. Per CDC guidance, playground equipment will not be cleaned as part of the daily sanitizing protocol. 

Will STAAR testing continue?
TEA mandates determine STAAR testing and accountability requirements. At this time, TEA has indicated that standardized state assessments and accountability requirements are in effect for the 2020-2021 school year.

Will dual-language programs continue, and, if so, how will instruction be facilitated for students?
Yes, the two-way dual-language programs will continue to be implemented in Klein ISD during the 2020-2021 school year. Families will have the option of Klein On-Campus and Klein Online.

What will the schedule be for students who choose the On-Campus Learning option?
Students will follow their usual campus schedules, including all courses selected and/or assigned, as well as extracurricular activities. School hours are as follows:

  • Elementary: 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
  • Intermediate: 8:50 A.M. – 4:20 P.M.
  • High School: 7:15 A.M. – 2:46 P.M.

Community health data continues to change in our Klein ISD community, and we are continuously monitoring this information and adjusting our plans accordingly. We are sharing these preliminary plans with the understanding that as we get closer to the start of school, plans could change based on conditions.

Updated on August 21, 2020

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