Instructional Schedules

  • Each teacher will send a class message to students and families using the Announcement Tool in the designated LMS (Seesaw/Canvas) at the beginning of each week. This message will include an outline for the week, schedules and news to know.

    The following schedule follows TEA guidance for daily student engagement in academic work while providing flexibility in scheduling by campus. These are approximate times. Exact times for instructional blocks are determined by each campus.

    Daily minutes of instruction

    In addition to outlining asynchronous and synchronous instructional minutes, each daily schedule provides the following: 

    • Office Hours for Student Questions/Needs (50-60 minutes)
      • Teachers will be available to respond to live (using Zoom, phone, or real-time discussion board) to students during this time.
    • Parent/Guardian Contact Time (45-60 minutes)
      • Monday-Thursday, teachers will reserve daily time for parent/guardian contact and communicate availability to parents/guardians.  If parents/guardians are not available, they can arrange an alternate time with their teacher. Fridays will be reserved for staff meeting time.
    • Teacher Professional Learning Communities or conference periods (45 minutes)
      • This is collaborative planning time for teachers in addition to teacher conference periods.
    • Teacher Lunch (30 minutes)

Middle & High School Schedules

  • All WISD middle and high school campuses are on an eight-period day schedule. This schedule will meet student needs with minimal adjustments to schedules. This will allow students to integrate back to campus if chosen.

    Middle School Expectations

    • Each student will be expected to complete activities (synchronous or asynchronous) for each course.
    • Virtual “Support/Tutorial Rooms” will be available for students to join to ask questions about content and assignments.
      • Elective course selections will be limited for students selecting remote instruction, but those available will be offered with asynchronous instruction. Teachers will post lessons on Canvas (LMS), and students will complete work independently. Elective teachers may schedule synchronous touchpoints if needed with their students.

    High School Expectations

    • Each student will be expected to complete activities (synchronous or asynchronously) for each course each day.
    • The amount of time dedicated to each remote class will be similar to that required of in-person students. The number of assignments required of virtual students will be equal to that required of students enrolled in the sections held in-person.
    • Students will follow their schedule on Canvas, Google Classroom, and TEAMS.
    • Virtual “Support/Tutorial Rooms” will be available for students to join to ask questions about content and assignments.
    • Elective and Career & Technical Education (CTE) course selections will continue to be offered for students selecting remote instruction, but those that are available will be offered with asynchronous instruction. Teachers will post lessons in Canvas, and students will complete work independently. Elective teachers may schedule synchronous touch points needed with students.
    • Some elective classes may have to be offered through Edmentum learning management.
    • MCC dual credit classes will follow the MCC class schedule for in-person and remote instruction.
    • Some courses will involve a synchronous component multiple times per week, depending on the course and the student’s grade level. Ex. Freshmen level courses will have more synchronous components than senior level courses.