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August 3, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

The Socially Distanced Day at School


When we return to school, we must ensure social distancing by limiting group sizes, keeping students six feet apart, restricting visitors, and monitoring large communal spaces. Those measures run against how our school usually operates, with teachers and students working together in close proximity, students socializing throughout the day, and our campus serving as a community gathering space at times.


The "new normal" will ask for an All Hands on Deck approach as we will assume the responsibility of educating our students face-to-face or remotely without sacrificing rigor and relevance. As a result, about every facet of the school day, such as classrooms, hallways, lunches, schedules, and entry and exit to the campus will need to be fundamentally altered. Many would consider this an impossible task, but I see it as a challenge that will test our collective spirit as not only educators but human beings...


Have a great week and as always... It's a Great Day to be a Chieftain!

Calendar of Events

Monday, 8/3
  • Office Staff Back on Duty
  • Football Practice


Tuesday, 8/4

  • Football Practice
  • Substitute Training


Wednesday, 8/5

  • Football Practice
  • Staff Development
  • Student Registration


Thursday, 8/6

  • Football Practice
  • Staff Development
  • Student Registration


Friday, 8/7

  • Football Practice
  • Staff Development
  • New Teacher Orientation
  • Student Registration
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Crosbyton CISD Virtual Learning Guidelines


The virtual learning model is different from the remote learning in the spring. The virtual model will be much more rigorous, and daily attendance will be required. Crosbyton CISD will use Google Classroom as our virtual learning platform. Students will be required to have a reliable internet connect, and a device capable of running the Google Classroom application.


Key aspects of the virtual learning model include:

  • Students will be expected to follow the full instructional day plan according to the provided schedule. Secondary students will complete at least 240 minutes per day.
  • Content learning and activities will be planned by the classroom teacher to make sure each student receives their full instructional minutes.
  • Virtual Learning model may have a separate instructional design, but will use the same scope and sequence as Face-to-Face learning.
  • The virtual learning assignments may look different, but they will cover the same content and skills as on-campus instruction.
  • Learning opportunities will be personalized to meet individual needs of students that receive specialized services.


Students that choose to participate in virtual learning will be required to remain in virtual learning until the end of the grading period, and they waive participation and attendance in extracurricular activities. Certain elective courses will require attendance in face-to-face instruction. If a student chooses virtual learning, and is enrolled in one of these courses, the student will have to change their schedule.

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