Marty's Memo

Please read! MISD Updated School Calendar for Spring 2021

Amazing McClure Families



Please see below for an email that was sent by McKinney ISD today. I wanted to make sure you all saw it as it has time sensitive information within. Teachers will share more information with you regarding the assignments for those dates as well as having students take home their devices before these dates so they are able to get online. Please trust that we will not overload you or your children on these dates. We understand that there are varying circumstances at home so we will do our best to be mindful of all when planning for these dates.


Sincerely,

Jennifer Harrison

Principal


MISD Updates 2020–2021 Academic Calendar with Designated At-Home Learning Days for Spring Semester


In December the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced a new waiver option for school districts that allows for the scheduling of periodic asynchronous (at-home) instructional days during the spring of 2021. Asynchronous learning is a general term used to describe education or lessons that do not occur in the same place or at the same time. For example, students would learn from home and receive classroom assignments from learning platforms such as SeeSaw and Canvas, and complete the assignment independently.


Under this new option, districts are provided with an opportunity to change a regular school day to be asynchronous instruction (students learn remotely and independently) in order to provide additional planned professional development, teacher preparation days, and to focus on teacher planning and student engagement.


The waiver option came at a critical time during the COVID-19 pandemic, when most school districts and teachers can benefit significantly from additional planning and collaboration, due to the demands of teaching in-person and virtual students simultaneously. The following dates have been designated as asynchronous instruction days in McKinney ISD, and all students will learn remotely and independently on these days. There will not be a required time to log in on the asynchronous days, and assignments will be posted on SeeSaw and Canvas.


February 1, 2021

February 16, 2021

March 15, 2021

April 12, 2021


Club 360 Holiday Care will be available to elementary parents in need of childcare, however, due to staffing limitations students may not complete asynchronous assignments while in Holiday Care. Campuses will be providing additional information to parents regarding instruction on asynchronous/at-home learning days.


Please see the updated 2020-2021 McKinney ISD calendar below:

https://www.mckinneyisd.net/news-events/calendars/