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August 31, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Equality and Equity


Many people think that equality and equity mean the same thing. However, there are important difference between equality and equity that are important to understand when it comes to education. Equality means that everyone in society has the same level of support and opportunity. This means that regardless of one's gender, race, sex, religion, etc., opportunities remain the same. Equity refers to the fact that different people have varying needs of support and assistance. Therefore, systems exist to be able to support individuals based on their specific needs. The goal of equity is to help achieve fairness in treatment and outcomes.


So how can we change our systems to be equitable? We can begin by examining our instructional planning for remote and face-to-face learnings to see if it is truly equitable.


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

Calendar of Events

Monday, 8/31

  • CMS Cross Country at LCU


Thursday, 9/3

  • 5:00 pm CMS vs Memphis


Friday, 9/4

  • 4:00 pm Grades due for Progress Reports
  • 7:00 pm CHS at Memphis

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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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