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    Parents/Guardians:

    When district leaders gathered to begin planning for the 2020-2021 school year, we knew we were in uncharted territory with a situation where our “knowns” and “unknowns” were changing rapidly. What we learned in Spring 2020 was that our plan moving forward needed to allow for quick pivots as external conditions shifted - all without losing focus on our values and commitment to each and every student. Out of a multi-step, design thinking process came the Response Plan outlined on this website.

    Early in the process we established these five guiding principles to direct our planning:

    1. Belton ISD will provide exceptional learning experiences for each and every student.

    2. Students and staff safety are the top priority.

    3. Listening to the voices of our students, parents and staff is imperative to making decisions in the best interest of the Big Red Community.

    4. Agility and fluidity in our decision making are important.

    5. We value clarity, kindness and unity in purpose.

    With these principles in mind, we began identifying scenarios we envisioned the district might face in the coming months and used these scenarios to develop our System Response Guide.

System Response Guide

System Response Plan
  • Learning Environments for 2020-2021
    Following the guidance of TEA, Belton ISD will provide a traditional “at-school” environment for students as well as an “at-home” option for families who have concerns about their child physically returning to school. The decision of which learning environment is best is a personal, family choice. The district is committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities for students in both environments. Learn more about constants across both learning environments and details for each here

    At-School Learning
    At-School Learning is available for all students on all campuses. This option is a traditional school experience with enhanced health and safety measures taken in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is likely, however, that At-School learners may begin classes in person and later move into intermittent remote learning environments because of COVID-19 outbreaks and/or government mandated closure of school buildings.

    At-Home Learning
    At-Home Learning in the 2020-2021 school year will look different from what students and families experienced last spring. At-Home learners will participate in an online learning option that is engaging, rigorous, and aligned with on-campus instruction. Students will be issued devices and expected to follow a daily schedule comparable to the regular bell schedule for At-School learners. The schedule will include time for learning activities completed both individually and together with teachers/classmates using a learning management system.

  • CLICK HERE to review the Texas Education Agency's Education Rights and Responsiblities During COVID-19.

INFORMATION UPDATED REGULARLY

  • The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

    This website will continue to be updated as new information is released and made available to us. Updated: August 3, 2020
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  • Do your part.
    Good hygiene techniques are what’s available to keep the Big Red Community as safe as possible. We recommend students of all ages start practicing these habits now to ensure they’re prepared and healthy for face-to-face learning:

    Health Checks
    Screen yourself daily for signs of COVID-19. If you think you may have symptoms, please stay home and contact a healthcare provider

    Handwashing
    Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds

    Masks
    For those who can, wear a mask or cloth face covering in public.

    Distancing
    Stay at least 6 feet away from others as best you can. Avoid contact.

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