CHS Return To Learn

Face-to-Face vs Virtual Learning

2020-2021

As our Mustangs return to school on August 17, 2020 there will be two options for learning: face-to-face or virtual. When making this important decision it's critical that our Mustang community have all the information that is available to date. Please see below for specific ways in which face-to-face and virtual instruction will differ, followed by a short FAQ section.

Face-to-Face Instruction

  • Classes held on the CHS campus & taught by CHS teachers
  • Students move through their individualized schedule based on course selection and 4 year plans
  • Lessons designed and implemented for students to master grade level TEKS, not simply complete a task
  • Complete access to additional academic supports through dedicated instructional coaches, Next Chance U tutorials, individual teacher tutoring, etc.
  • Student attendance will be taken during all 8 classes; CHS will follow both district and TEA guidelines
  • Grading will follow the LISD grading policy - a minimum of 9 assignments will be graded and recorded, a 9 week district assessment will be given at the end of each grading period, and grades will be numerical with a 70 and above considered passing
  • Increased safety protocols in place, including but not limited to: social distancing, face coverings are required in 4th grade and up, minimized touch points, additional sanitizing of surfaces, and no sharing of supplies/materials
  • Micro-closure procudures will be enacted for students/staff who come into "close contact" with a person who contracts COVID-19
  • A micro-closure is defined as a short shutdown, between 1 - 5 days
  • Close contact is defined as being directly exposed to infectious secretions, or being within 6' for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask
  • No outside deliveries of any kind - this includes food deliveries to school
  • All visitors to the building will be required to have an appointment

Virtual Instruction

  • Students "attend" class virtually using the LISD student issued Chromebook
  • Students are expected to "attend" all 8 classes, just as if attending face-to-face, following the CHS bell schedule
  • Students are expected to turn in work every day and communicate with their teachers; students are expected to have both the microphone and camera on when in the Google classroom unless instructed otherwise by the teacher
  • Classes taught by an LISD certified teacher, but not necessarily a CHS teacher
  • On-level coursework will be completed using the Edgenuity platform
  • For coursework not offered in Edgenuity students will be taught synchronously (2-way, real-time/live virtual instruction) through Google classroom on the Chomebook
  • Some elective courses may not be available due to the Edgenuity platform not offering them
  • Student attendance will be taken during all 8 classes; CHS will follow both district and TEA guidelines
  • Grading will follow the LISD grading policy - a minimum of 9 assignments will be graded and recorded, a 9 week district assessment will be given at the end of each grading period, and grades will be numerical with a 70 and above considered passing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will there be extracurricular activities this fall? Yes, the UIL has released new guidance and there will be extracurricular activities this fall - please see the image below for guidance
  • Will new athletic schedules be released? Yes, the LISD athletic department and CHS coaches are working on those now. They will be shared ASAP
  • Can my student participate in extracurricular activities if learning virtually? Yes, students who elect virtual instruction may participate in extracurricular activities. As such, those students will be required to attend classes/workouts/practices for that activity not only during scheduled times outside of the school day, but also during the school day when that class period is held
  • Will students be locked into their learning choice for the entire school year? No, students are locked into their learning choice for a 9 week grading period - at the end of 9 weeks students can make a different choice.
  • If students learn virtually for an entire year will they still graduate with CHS in 2021? Yes, as long as all graduation requirements are met.
  • Will transportation be provided to students electing virtual instruction and participating in extracurricular activities? No, transportation must be provided by the parent
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2020-2021

The information presented above is to help our Mustang community make an informed decision regarding instructional options as we near the start of the 2020-21 school year. The deadline to make a choice for the upcoming school year is August 3, 2020; however, if that decision can be made sooner that will help in our planning at CHS.


Please know that no matter which option you select CHS is here to support all Mustangs academically, socially, and emotionally. CHS is also committed to following all safety protocols in place.


If you have additional questions please feel free to reach out by phone or email.

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Coronado High School

Principal: Julia Stephen

Associate Principal: Brian Ellyson

Assistant Principals: Katina Carlile, Jason Trook, Tyler Trout, Zakarl Wadley

Lead Counselor: Mandy Ledbetter

Special Services Counselor: John Sheppard

Counseling Team: Lea Ann Brown, Tammy Johnson, Kristi Shields, Diandra Warden, Debra Denson-Whitehead