Roadmap to Reopening – FAQs

Updated on July 27, 2020

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.

Klein Online Learning

What steps have been taken to improve the readiness for all students to be taught online? NEW
We have made adjustments to our infrastructure and digital resources to ensure optimal setup for Klein Online. With Schoology being our Learning Management System, all courses will have the same folder structure including a folder with tutorials for students on how to login to their device, accessing digital resources, information on Digital Citizenship, request assistance with technical issues,  and navigating Schoology. Additionally, teachers are receiving training to effectively support students with online learning.

What technical improvements have been made to ensure the stability of Schoology? NEW
Schoology is committed to providing a stable environment. They have done the following to date:

  • Tuning our infrastructure to account for the much larger volumes. 
  • Increased monitoring, specifically looking for areas of our site that are seeing performance degradation.  
  • During peak usage period throughout the day, turning off certain resource-intensive processes that have minimal impact on our user. 
  • Implementing specific throttles that allow us to quickly mitigate potential issues in certain features

Will the Klein Online curriculum be consistent with the curriculum used in the face-to-face environment? NEW
Klein Online will have a virtual instructional design but will utilize the same curriculum and similar grading guidelines as face-to-face instruction. Klein Online assignments may look different, but they will address student mastery of the same content and skills as on-campus instruction. The rigor and expectations in both options will be consistent and will be aligned to state standards regardless of the instructional environment.

What will a typical week or day look like for students? NEW
Students will generally follow a typical school day in a virtual environment. Depending on the student and his or her grade level, selected coursework and individual needs, the amount of live instruction versus independent, self-paced learning time may differ from student to student and course to course. Students will complete assignments daily and be expected to access the learning management system (Schoology) daily to engage in learning activities and receive direct instruction from their teachers.

Will lessons be taught live or via pre-recorded video? NEW
Students will have both live instruction with their teachers that include lessons being delivered in real-time in addition to pre-recorded lessons. They may receive instruction in the following ways including, but not limited to: 

  • Live, direct instruction from a teacher in a group setting through video conferencing
  • Authentic student work/assignments with timely and relevant feedback
  • Instructional activities within the Schoology Platform
  • Portfolio tasks and turning in of assignments
  • Assessments
  • Video lessons
  • Project-based learning/assignments
  • Group/partner projects
  • Intervention and enrichment opportunities as appropriate

Lessons will be delivered in a variety of formats. Our expectation is that the majority of lessons will be taught in a live virtual setting, as is consistent with an on-campus student learning experience.

Will assignments be due every day or every week? NEW
Students will have assignments that are due daily and/or weekly at teacher discretion just like face-to-face classrooms. Assignments will be given based on the appropriate rigor level of the content standard as well as course requirements.

How much of the learning will be live instruction versus independent, self-paced learning? NEW
In Klein Online and Klein On-campus, there will be a blend of live teaching and independent, self-paced learning. We believe that optimal learning occurs when students and teachers can engage together and share ideas during a live interaction.

Elementary students will have a developmentally appropriate schedule and have daily check-ins and lessons with their teachers. In PreK-2nd grade, students will not spend as much time online as older students in 3rd-5th grade. Per the guidance of the Texas Education Agency, all PreK-2nd grade students will receive instruction online in an asynchronous format, which is defined as a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer, other electronic devices, or over the phone.

At the secondary level for students in grades 6-12, similar to an on-campus learning experience, the instruction may include live, direct teaching with some instruction and learning experiences being independent, self-paced assignments as appropriate.

How will the learning in Klein Online be different from at-home learning this past spring? NEW
Klein Online has numerous differences from at-home learning in the spring. Klein Online will be more consistent with the face-to-face instruction delivered to learners on a daily schedule. Teachers will develop their own lessons from the guided, aligned curriculum framework established by our district’s Teaching and Learning Team. Students who receive supplemental services or are in different grades will find that their services are developmentally appropriate. Key aspects of Klein Online include: 

  • Daily attendance is required.
  • Daily/weekly assignments to demonstrate mastery of grade level/course content.
  • Students will be expected to follow the full instructional day plan according to the campus bell schedule and individual teachers’ expectations.                                                                        
  • Content learning and activities will be planned by the teacher to make sure each student receives personalized learning opportunities.                                                                                
  • A mix of pre-recorded videos and real-time virtual lessons. 
  • The same curriculum scope and sequence as students in Klein On-campus.                       
  • Increased rigor and accountability.
  • Daily expectations for learning and progress, not weekly completion grades.
  • Daily engagement with teacher(s) via the Schoology learning management system.
  • Grading guidelines are the same as Klein On-campus and count toward credit and promotion requirements.

How will my child receive feedback in Klein Online? NEW
Feedback from assignment completion and assessment data will be aligned to the feedback of a face-to-face environment. Teachers will engage with students daily during regular school hours. The grading guidelines will be the same online as it would be on-campus. As always, teachers will reach out to students directly through email and parent phone calls as needed to support student learning.

How will Klein Online courses be graded? NEW
Grading for all Klein Online courses will follow the same grading policy as the courses in the on-campus model. According to TEA guidance, the grading policies for remote instruction must be consistent with the District’s grading policies for on-campus assignments.

How will attendance be taken at Klein Online? NEW
Attendance, as always, will be taken daily by the teacher. Students must be logged in through Klein Online and engaged with the teacher to be counted as present.  Teachers will guide students through this process. Student attendance requirements are defined by TEA.

How will my student get extra help when they have questions? NEW
Teachers will respond to student questions as they arise. The students are assigned to teachers just as in an on-campus environment. Teachers will continue to provide multiple opportunities for additional student support. This support could be in the form of additional tutoring and one-to-one instructional opportunities via teacher “office hours” or through a variety of means set by the teacher.

Will there be any kind of training to help guide families on how to best support their students? NEW
Yes, the District will communicate these resources at a later date.

How will enrichment and intervention be handled through Klein Online? NEW
Additional learning opportunities will be provided based on teacher assessment. Teachers can provide enrichment and intervention in the same way they provide initial content instruction, direct student-teacher interaction or prerecorded instruction found in their Schoology course.  

How will testing be handled to prevent cheating in a virtual assessment? NEW
The District is investigating ways to ensure assessment integrity. We expect students to exhibit academic honesty, and we will work toward solutions to ensure this. All Klein ISD-issued devices have a secure, lockdown browser for proctored, online tests. 

In Klein Online, will students still be associated with their home campus? NEW
Yes, each student will continue to be connected to their home campus. Families will continue to receive communication from the campus and will be invited to engage in various virtual activities throughout the year as feasible. 

Who will be my student’s teacher, and will that teacher be from our home campus? NEW
Students will receive instruction from their campus teachers. There may be some rare instances in which students in specialized courses, such as high school CTE courses, could receive instruction from a certified teacher from another school and be in a class with students from across the District.

Can we pick up (borrow) physical textbooks for students who prefer not to read on a computer screen? NEW
Most textbook publishers have moved to online textbooks, which all students have access to through their Dashboard. In elementary school, we do have some consumable books, and the campuses will determine a distribution of these books as needed for students in Klein Online.

Will Klein Online students need to purchase school supplies for the new school year? NEW
Students will need a device and internet access. In addition, some supplies may need to be purchased based on course and grade level.

How will dyslexic students have access to their programming in Klein Online? NEW
The District will provide programmatic options for our dyslexic students to access online aligned to their individual needs.

Will my child be offered Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities through Klein Online? NEW
As Social Emotional Learning has been a key focus in Klein ISD for several years, we will continue to make SEL a priority for students in all grade levels virtually in Klein Online.

Can students participate in fine arts/PE? NEW
Students will be able to participate in their Fine Arts and/or PE courses by logging in to their Schoology course and virtual instruction link at the designated period and time in their schedule. 

What are we doing with athletics, band, and extracurricular activities? NEW
UIL has postponed all practices, games, and rehearsals until September 7, 2020. As UIL updates their guidance, we will communicate any changes to our families.

What if my child is enrolled in an elective course that is not offered through Klein Online? NEW
Student schedules are always dependent on course enrollment, staffing, and the campus master schedule. If students have selected a course that isn’t offered online or one that causes a conflict in their schedules, they will be contacted individually to work through an alternate schedule.

Will students be able to work ahead and finish coursework at their own pace? NEW
No. The courses are not stand-alone online courses that allow students to work ahead. The courses are virtual and facilitated and taught daily by teachers just as they would be in an on-campus classroom. 

What courses will be offered through Klein Online? NEW
Secondary students (6-12) chose classes for the 20-21 school-year during the course selection process last spring, and Klein ISD will make every effort to honor those selections. We anticipate offering as many courses as possible. Some courses at the secondary level require hands-on or practical experience, and teachers will share expectations with students for completing these requirements. Elementary students will have all of their required coursework assigned to them in the virtual environment. 

Will there be opportunities for students to be screened for Gifted & Talented services? NEW
Yes, students will be screened for GT as appropriate. Processes are being designed to complete testing and families will be notified regarding next steps. 

How will my student get a loaner computer for Klein Online? NEW
Families will also indicate their availability of internet access at home for all students and availability of devices for their elementary-aged student(s), so that the District may plan appropriate support. Secondary students are issued devices through the 1:1 device program as part of our baseline academic programming in Klein ISD.

Will Klein Online be providing meals for students? NEW
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will be eligible to receive meals. Our Nutrition and Food Services team is working on plans to provide Klein Online students with meal options that are approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).  

We are awaiting specific instructions on what waivers will be available for school districts to offer virtual students breakfast and lunch options since this will be a new process for the national breakfast and lunch programs. We do anticipate that waivers will be granted and have begun plans to provide Klein Online students with meal options if desired.  

In order to provide a high-quality service and product, Klein ISD is looking at creating “Curbside Communities” where we identify a school that will serve as a hub for surrounding schools. Students and families will be notified of their Curbside Community for pick up of a meal for that day. Unlike our summer meal distribution, Klein ISD will only be able to provide meals on a daily basis instead of the week’s worth of meals provided in the summer. Also, meals will be provided on the student’s meal status (free, reduced, or paid lunch). This means that if a student is a paying student during the normal service, they would be required to pay for our curbside service. If students normally receive a free lunch, their meal would be free. If meals are normally at a reduced price, students would still be required to pay the reduced fee. Students and families must complete the eligibility forms to start the school year to determine their paid status.

Health & Wellness

Are students and staff required to wear masks?
Yes. Students in grades PK-12 will wear face coverings on buses, hallways, common areas, and when social distancing is not feasible, including in classrooms, to the extent it is developmentally appropriate. All employees will also wear face coverings.

What is considered a face covering?
Face coverings include non-medical grade disposable face masks, cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth), or full-face shields to protect eyes, nose, and mouth.

If one student tests positive for COVID-19, does that mean the teacher and the rest of the class have to quarantine for 14 days? 
It depends on the situation. Every campus will have a nurse/administrator who will receive reports of COVID-19 cases/exposures. Families and employees will be notified, and the school will then work with the families and staff to determine the next steps based on TEA public health guidance for schools, the CDC, and local health officials.  

  • Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19 (feeling feverish, fever of 100.0 or more, loss of taste or smell, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, headache, chills, sore throat, shaking or exaggerated shivering, significant muscle pain or ache, diarrhea) must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the school system screens the individual to determine any of the below conditions for campus re-entry have been met:
    • In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met:
      • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
      • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
      • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
    • In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.

If a student or staff member on campus tests positive for COVID-19, will the building be shut down?
Klein ISD will follow guidance from TEA, as well as local, state, and federal health officials. At a minimum, the building will be deep cleaned and sanitized. Steps will be taken to trace contact and to notify staff and families about possible exposure to the virus and to screen for symptoms. A decision to close the campus will be made in conjunction with health officials and the district’s Emergency and Risk Management team.

How will Klein ISD notify affected students and families if they have been exposed to COVID-19?
Campuses will communicate with families through email, calls, and/or texts to notify families of students who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Campuses will be thoroughly disinfected, and if the campus is closed, students will resume their learning online with their teachers until a return date is determined.

What happens if my student gets sick or is exposed to the virus from a sick relative at home?
The district is following TEA public health guidance for schools. Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19 (feeling feverish, fever of 100.0 or more, loss of taste or smell, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, headache, chills, sore throat, shaking or exaggerated shivering, significant muscle pain or ache, diarrhea) must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the school system screens the individual to determine any of the below conditions for campus re-entry have been met:

  • In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met:
    • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
    • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
    • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.

We expect parents/caregivers to keep sick children at home. If a student is exposed to COVID-19 through a close contact, a parent/caregiver must call the school to report. The student should not report to campus. After review by the school nurse, the student may be required to remain off-campus for up to a 14-day incubation period; in that case, parents/caregivers are strongly encouraged to opt to have their students receive remote instruction for the 14-day incubation period in order to promote student learning.

Every campus will have a nurse/administrator who will receive reports of COVID-19 cases/exposures and then work with the families and staff to determine the next steps based on guidance from the TEA, CDC, and local health officials.

As more is learned about COVID-19, we expect that there may be changes to this health guidance, and we will keep our families informed.

Will there be a nurse on my child’s campus?
Yes. Klein ISD is proud to say that we have at least one full-time, certified registered nurse on every campus in the district. 

Who will be responsible for helping students keep their face coverings on when in school?
All school staff will work to educate the students about the importance of wearing a face-covering in situations where adequate social distancing cannot be achieved. We ask that families work with their children at home to practice wearing a face covering and also to stress the importance of wearing a face-covering to keep everyone healthy.

Klein ISD will do our best to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control, Texas Education Agency, and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, but we cannot guarantee that all students will be 6 feet apart at all times of the day, including in the classroom. We expect our students to play an active role in adhering to these guidelines established for the safety of students and staff within our schools.

Will students’ temperatures be checked daily at school?
No. Temperature checks of asymptomatic students at school are not recommended. All nurses are being provided with updates on a regular basis and receive guidance on screening and evaluation protocols.

All staff and students participating in Klein On-campus will commit to conducting a daily COVID-19 screening at home, which will include temperature checks, prior to entering a Klein ISD campus/facility. Reminders will be posted at building entrances.

Will the district be using plexiglass dividers between desks?
Our facilities team is looking at every classroom space to determine the best way to create social distancing among students, including rearranging desks and tables. Classrooms will have different configurations based on student capacity and square footage. Dividers will be used in areas where it is difficult to create appropriate social distancing like reception desks, sink areas, and some cafeteria tables.

What other health precautions will be in place?
Klein ISD will continue to educate our students, staff, and community members about the importance of frequent hand-washing; covering a cough or sneeze; not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; staying home when sick, and other measures to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Klein ISD will provide extra cleaning, including disinfecting every bus and room daily. Teachers will set up procedures for cleaning the classroom during the day. Hand sanitizer stations will be installed on every campus, and additional equipment will be provided in high traffic areas.

We will provide at least two bottle fillers at each campus. Students will not be allowed to use the water fountain for drinking but can use the water fountains to fill their water bottles. Disinfectant wipes will be available for students and/or staff to use on the bus and in the classroom. We are also increasing the fresh-air intake of our HVAC system to the highest setting to pull in more outside air as well as upgrading our HVAC filters. Campuses will implement procedures to minimize hallway traffic.

We will create universal signage for all facilities including, but not limited to, signs for the use of face coverings per official orders, social distancing, hand-washing/sanitizing, directional signage for all staff, students, and visitors when they are permitted to be on campuses.

How will immune-compromised students be accommodated? 
Students with health-related issues who do not feel comfortable participating in Klein On-Campus may choose to attend Klein Online learning that is facilitated by a certified Klein ISD teacher.

Will campuses be required to have a quarantine space for students who show symptoms while at school?
Yes, every campus will have a designated quarantine area where students will wait to be picked up.

Will extra custodial staff be provided during the day vs. evening so that extra disinfecting can take place?  
Yes, staff allocations will be redirected from the evening shift to the day shift to assist with the disinfecting of high touch areas throughout the day.

What supplies are allowed to be used for cleaning/disinfecting purposes?
The district will use Environmental Protection Agency-approved disposable wipes and cleaning solutions. Our cleaning agents are peroxide-based and low odor.

Curriculum & General Instruction

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.

Meals

If I choose Klein Online for my student, will he/she still have access to free breakfast/lunch?
The provision of student meals will be dependent upon waivers granted by USDA and TDA for the National School Lunch Program. At this time, this information has not been made available to Klein ISD.

How will students eat lunches? 
Elementary students will pick up their meals from the serving line, and some students may eat in the cafeteria and some will eat in their classroom. Secondary school students will eat in the cafeteria with dividers on the tables or follow other social distancing practices. 

Transportation

Will there be social distancing on the school buses?
TEA Guidelines: Students in grades PK-12 will wear face coverings on buses, hallways, common areas, and when social distancing is not feasible, including in classrooms, to the extent it is developmentally appropriate. This applies to both school (indoor and outdoor) and bus settings. Face coverings will be available on school buses for students who arrive without them, although students are expected to bring their own face covering. Hand sanitizer will be provided as students enter and exit the bus.

In all cases, windows will be lowered to allow for appropriate ventilation (weather permitting). Buses will be disinfected on a daily basis. Family members will be seated together, and seating charts will be used to limit possible exposure.  

Technology 

Will the district be loaning out Laptops/Chromebooks again?
Yes, families with elementary school students have the opportunity to request a device for students to use during Klein Online. Secondary students are issued a Klein device as part of their standard 1-on-1 Klein ISD learning experience.

My Internet is spotty, so my family has trouble learning remotely. What is the district doing to assist with that?
The District network can be accessed from any campus location parking lot. Klein ISD is also exploring other affordable options for WiFi access. 

As a parent, I found it difficult to navigate Schoology so that I could assist my students. What kind of support will the district provide to familiarize parents with this platform?
We are planning video tutorials for families on FamilyNet. Additionally, every Schoology course will contain a folder for families and students with information on how to navigate digital resources. We know it’s important for parents/caregivers to feel comfortable with the online learning environment that our students will be using. If you need additional support, your teacher will be a great first resource, as well as completing a student helpdesk ticket through StudentNet. 

What other support will the district provide to assist with technical questions, such as log-in and password issues?
The Klein ISD Technology Help Desk remains committed to ensuring our students have access to technology. We will provide help desk support with a link for families and students on FamilyNet to receive technical assistance as needed.

Special Populations (SPED) NEW

How will specific special programs be handled in Klein Online?
Students who are guaranteed services such as English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education, GT, etc. will be provided their support and services to ensure that we meet students’ needs virtually. Every attempt will be made to replicate services for students with the understanding that some services may not be feasible in a virtual setting. We will actively communicate with families about the options available in an online setting.

Is a new IEP needed for the 2020-2021 school year to participate in Klein Online?
Your child’s service team will review the supports and services currently outlined in the ARD or 504 plan.   If changes to the child’s supports or services are needed, changes can be made through an IEP Amendment, ARD meeting, or 504 Committee meeting. Decisions to revise your child’s IEP or 504 plan will be made to meet the varying needs resulting from instruction in a virtual setting.

Will my child receive their full IEP in Klein Online?
The IEP for Klein Online may be different to accommodate differences between the virtual and in-person environment. As mentioned above, if a parent chooses the Klein Online option, the child’s service team will need to review the services and determine if an amendment to the IEP is needed to meet the child’s needs in a virtual setting. 

Most IEP and 504 plans are designed for in-class instruction.  The district will make every effort to provide full IEP services; however, some accommodations, modifications and services are not appropriate in a virtual setting and cannot be delivered in an online environment.  The purpose of the IEP and 504 team will be to review the supports and services of the child to determine the extent to which services can be delivered in order to best meet the educational and safety needs of the individual child.

If all students are receiving instruction online, how will my student receive their services in the ARD/504 plan to ensure their needs are met? 
Klein ISD is committed to providing the services and supports outlined for all students who have an IEP or 504 plan.  If the campus determines that changes to the services are needed, the ARD or 504 committee may meet to make changes to the document through an IEP Amendment, ARD meeting or 504 committee meeting. The parent will be contacted by the child’s service providers to review the service plan of the child and establish a schedule for implementation of services. 

My child has a high level of needs.I had difficulty as a working parent supervising him during online instruction and keeping him engaged. Can modifications be made so he does not have to follow the regular attendance and participation guidelines? Otherwise, how do I meet his IEP?
All children must follow the components (including attendance) for Klein Online. Teachers and service providers will provide the instruction, support, and learning materials so the IEP can be followed. Online learning will look like it does for all children without disabilities except for reviewing the IEP and providing accommodations and modifications appropriate for the child. Parent expectations and their role in online-learning will apply as it does for all children. 

My child previously received homebound services. Will I still receive those services during Klein Online? 
If the child was receiving general education homebound or homebound services through 504, they should access their learning through the Klein Online option. Klein Online will provide maximum access to the full scope of the curriculum. If the child has specific homebound service needs, an ARD or 504 committee would need to determine the best way to meet the needs of the individual child. 

My child is in Early Childhood classes, will they be able to do Klein Online?
Yes, all children, regardless of disability or age, have the opportunity to participate in the Klein Online option.

My child was in the process of an initial evaluation or a revaluation, will my child still be evaluated during Klein Online? 
Yes, Klein ISD is committed to continuing the completion of initial evaluations of children who are suspected of having a disability during online learning with Klein Online.

I do not have experience with implementing my child’s IEP or 504 Plan. When we are in Klein Online, will there be training provided for me so I may support my child at home?
During virtual instruction, all teachers will hold office hours.  Parents may choose to attend the teacher’s office hours in order to gain additional assistance with implementation of specific strategies, such as different types of prompting and cueing, in order to best support their child in the home. 

What happens if my child did not receive all of their specialized (special education or 504) services during the spring semester of the 2019-20 school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? 
The students IEP or 504 team will begin working to establish if individual students have been deemed to have a loss of learning due to the COVID-19 crisis.  This determination will be made during the first 9 weeks of the instructional year. The need to evaluate a loss of learning will be considered at an ARD or 504 meeting on an individual basis for all children who were receiving special education and/or dyslexia services. 



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 August 19, 2020, plans could change based on conditions.

Updated on July 27, 2020

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