Elementary To Begin Distance Learning To Begin Next Week
North Hopkins ISD will remain closed until April 3, per Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement today.
NHISD officials will continue to monitor the situation to determine if closure will need to continue past April 3.
While the school is closed, NHISD will still provide instructional supports and provide distance learning for students.
NHISD teachers and staff began contacting students’ homes March 16 to try to assess their nutritional needs and instructional capabilities. The information was used for meal preparation and will be utilized for instructional plans in the near future.
The meal program began Wednesday. The school is delivering about 100 student meals per day, according to Jolly. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be delivered from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday from the school.
“We are consistent with other schools in distance learning online/packets beginning Monday, March 23,” Dr. Darin Jolly, NHISD superintendent, stated.
Elementary will be using specific sites that will be listed on the elementary and teachers’ page on the school website. Families can check the various sites in each subject area and decide which ones best fit their students and families. Teachers are able to monitor the students’ time spent working in each subject on these sites.
The goals for elementary students, according to Elementary Principal Kodi Wright, beginning next week are as follows:
- Grades Pre-K-6th: 2 hours on math programs
- Grades Pre-K-6th: 2 hours on reading programs.
- 4th-6th Graders: 1 hour on science programs
Secondary students next week for distance learning will go to the district webpage, select their campus and view their teachers’ individual webpages from the directory, where they can access resources. They may also email them from there as well.
Anyone who has questions for NHISD staff related to COVID-19 may email them to [email protected]