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No confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff or students.
One or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff or students.
Escalated number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at a facility.
Escalated number of confirmed COVID-19 cases district-wide at multiple facilities.
Current Campus Level
In response to COVID-19, Goose Creek CISD encourages all families with the ability to do so to transport their children to and from school. Bus transportation will be offered; however, the standard number of transported students compromises the ability to socially distance. For this reason, students in grades 1-12 utilizing bus transportation will be
required to wear face coverings (masks and/or clear face shields) onboard..
To ensure safety:
Campus Visitor Protocols
In response to COVID-19, Goose Creek CISD will implement the following expectations for visitors to Goose Creek CISD schools and facilities:
Classroom protocols and procedures will include expectations regarding not sharing school supplies, social distancing,
group work, and handwashing or sanitizing, etc. Teachers will ensure high-touch areas in the classroom are sanitized
throughout the day. All classrooms will be supplied with:
What happens when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on a campus?
Identifying Possible COVID-19 Cases on Campus
Staff Guidance on COVID-19 and Return to Work
Extracurricular/cocurricular activities, practices and competitions will be conducted following safety protocols provided by Goose Creek ISD, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This will include health screening, group sizes, sharing and sanitizing of equipment, locker room usage, etc. For the most recent guidance from UIL regarding fall sports and performing arts, go to www.uiltexas.org
Physical Education & Fine Arts
In Goose Creek CISD the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our priority. In response
to COVID-19, GCCISD’s face-to-face instruction plans include enhanced sanitization measures, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved cleaning products, attention
to personal hygiene and social distancing practices. With these mitigations in mind, GCCISD can do its part to keep
our students and staff as safe as possible while protecting our schools and community. The summary below follows
recommendations for school opening and operations provided by the CDC, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), (EPA)
and state and local health officials.
Daily District and Campus Facility Cleaning
Virtual Learning [September 8th - 25th]
Virtual or Face-to-Face Learning [September 28th & Ongoing]
Steps for Additional Safety
Cleaning and Sanitation
Nutrition Services Team Member Health
Service Area Adjustments
Social Emotional Learning and Social Emotional Supports
In response to COVID-19, Goose Creek CISD will provide comprehensive support services for students, teachers, staff and families. The services will include guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, school system support and resources. Counseling services will be provided for students receiving virtual and face-to-face learning. Family engagement and resources will be provided on a weekly basis. Ongoing teacher and staff support will be available through individual and team consultation and training opportunities. All services will be available through awareness campaigns and community outreach and engagement. The comprehensive service model will include support systems with a range of topics, and focus areas will be determined by student and campus needs. Comprehensive school counseling services are listed
below and request for assistance may be assessed at https://tinyurl.com/studentwellnesshelp.
Group Counseling and Individual Counseling Topics
Outside agency referrals provided as needed.
Social Emotional Support for Teachers
Social Emotional School Support for Students & Families
Social Care Network (e.g., medical, food, job training)
Goose Creek CISD’s Technology Department is striving to develop a plan to provide a technology device to every student who does not have access to one for virtual instruction.
Parents of students who need an iPad to access virtual instruction must complete the iPad Loan Agreement form in Back to School Registration on the district website at www.gccisd.net. If registration was completed before the form was added, please go into Back to School Registration and complete the form.
Goose Creek CISD’s Technology Department is striving to assist parents who do not have internet access at home for virtual instruction.
Parents need to complete Back to School Registration on the district website, which includes a questionnaire about internet access. Campuses will reach out to parents who qualify for a device with details on device pickup. All GCCISD campus facilities provide exterior wifi access to all students and staff. Families that live in a Comcast service area may be eligible for Comcast Internet Essentials.
This fall, Goose Creek CISD will be implementing instructional practices to provide consistency across learning
environments and ensure the safety of students and staff. Regardless of the learning environment, GCCISD is
committed to ensuring that students have an equitable experience and access to high quality instruction:
Students and teachers will attend class in-person, five days a week, with additional safety measures in alignment with
state/federal guidelines and recommendations.
GCCISD Virtual Learning
GCCISD virtual learning is a remote learning opportunity that will allow students to engage in high quality learning
experiences, utilize GCCISD instructional resources and meaningfully connect with their teachers and other students.
All activities will be designed to meet the needs of the student in the online environment through differentiated
experiences that are consistent with those of their grade-level peers attending face-to-face.
All students, including those wishing to work in the GCCISD virtual learning environment, must complete the
Student Registration in TEAMS. Students preferring to participate in GCCISD virtual learning must also complete the
registration for 100% Virtual At-Home Learning, which can be found in Parent Portal.
A transition from virtual learning to face-to-face learning may only occur at the beginning of a school year, grading
period, or semester. If GCCISD campuses close for face-to-face instruction due to community health concerns or other
unsafe circumstances during the school year, ALL students will be required to transition to virtual learning.
Virtual Synchronous Learning
Virtual Synchronous Learning is defined as two-way, real-time, live instruction between teachers and students
through the computer via Webex. Students enrolled in virtual learning will be assigned a virtual class schedule and
must be available for live, synchronous instruction during each school day.
GCCISD student expectations for synchronous learning:
For help with Google Classroom, Seesaw, WebEx or iPad resources, visit http://www.gccisd.net/edtech.
Virtual Asynchronous Learning
Virtual Asynchronous Learning is a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials on their
own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer or other electronic devices. In this setting,
teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of Google Classroom and SeeSaw.
GCCISD student expectations for asynchronous learning:
All student assignments will be submitted digitally to the online platform designated by the teacher(s). Photos and/or videos of hands-on and paper assignments can be uploaded into the Google Classroom or SeeSaw account.
Students in virtual learning should expect to:
English as a Second Language Instruction (ESL) in Virtual Learning
Students are placed in the Bilingual and ESL programs per the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
and with parent approval will continue to be served by teachers who hold the state required certifications. For the
elementary bilingual program, teachers will be bilingual certified. For the elementary and secondary ESL program, ESL
students will be scheduled with an ELA/ESL certified teacher.
Gifted and Talented Services in Virtual Learning
Students who have been formally identified as gifted/talented will continue to receive those services in both
learning environments. Students will complete assignments following their assigned schedule. Students will be taught by
core content area teachers who have met the 30 state required GT professional development hours.
Grading in Virtual Learning
Students in virtual learning will be evaluated with the same standards as students on campus, including the calculation
of grade point averages and class ranking. All assignments will be checked and evaluated according to the GCCISD
grading policies and procedures outlined in the Uniform Grading Guidelines.
Intervention and Enrichment in Virtual Learning
Intervention, enrichment and tutorial time will be scheduled regularly for students to best meet their academic needs.
During this time, students may engage in assigned group activities, project-based learning activities, small group or
individual instruction. Teachers will communicate their plan for the designated time with students.
504/Special Education Support in Virtual Learning
Each student with a disability will be provided the Special Education/related services and/or 504 services identified in
the student’s individualized education/504 plan. GCCISD is committed to meeting the unique needs of students with
disabilities by ensuring the ARD/IEP or 504 Committees convene as needed to discuss needs, review progress and make
individualized recommendations for our students.
Attendance in Virtual Learning
Class participation is crucial to the success of any class. Participation means engaging in each class, completing the
assigned tasks, asking questions about the tasks, offering ideas and responding to any discussion. Students participating
in virtual learning will follow the same daily schedule as face-to-face students. Attendance will be taken daily for all
students, including those participating in virtual learning. In order to be marked “present,” virtual learning students must
be logged on and engaged in learning at the established attendance time.
It is important that students understand that virtual learning attendance is based on daily engagement, not solely the
completion of assignments. State law TEC §25.092 and GCCISD Policy FEC (Local) and (Legal) still require students to
attend at least 90% of their classes to receive credit and be promoted. Virtual attendance will count in the same manner
as on-campus (face-to-face) attendance in satisfying this requirement.
Elementary 2020-2021 Beginning of School Virtual Learning Plan
The week of September 8, 2020, Goose Creek CISD will begin the 2020-2021 school year with all students learning
virtually. Students in elementary will follow the virtual learning schedule during the time period the GCCISD School
Board has designated as virtual learning for all students. This schedule will allow students to adjust to Synchronous and
Asynchronous online learning which differs from the schedule that students will follow when face-to-face
instruction begins. The learning schedule all students will follow during GCCISD Board mandated virtual learning is
Group A Campuses: 7:45 -1:00 [Synchronous/
Asynchronous Online Virtual Instruction]
Students who attend Alamo, Bowie, Carver, Clark,
Highlands, Hopper, Lamar, San Jacinto, Ashbel Smith
and Victoria Walker will follow the Group A schedule.
Group A students will continue their instructional day by
completing asynchronous classes for the remainder of
the instructional day.
Group B Campuses –8:15-1:30 [Synchronous/
Asynchronous Online Virtual Instruction]
Students who attend Austin, Banuelos, Crockett,
DeZavala, Harlem, and Travis will follow the Group
B schedule. Group B students will continue their
instructional day by completing asynchronous classes
for the remainder of the instructional day.
Starting September 28, elementary school students will either continue with virtual learning or follow a 100% face-to-face schedule every day.
Starting September 28, students on the Elementary A schedule will start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. Students on the Elementary B schedule will start at 8:20 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. If you have chosen face-to-face learning, your child will attend school every day, and all elective classes, such as P.E., music and art, will be held on campus during the school day. If you have chosen virtual learning, your child will log in and all classes will be synchronous.
Having fewer students returning to face-to-face instruction at this time will allow us to easily implement safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and executive orders from state and local authorities. The health and safety of our students and staff is always a top priority for us, so we will continue to promote social distancing, handwashing, use of hand sanitizer, face coverings and other preventative measures.
Junior School 2020-2021 Beginning of School Virtual Learning Plan
The week of September 8, 2020, Goose Creek CISD will begin the 2020-2021 school year with all students learning virtually. Students in junior school will follow the virtual learning schedule that mirrors their face-to-face instructional schedule. Parents will be notified whether they are assigned to group A or B. The virtual learning schedule for students is as follows:
Group A – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Synchronous Virtual Instruction]
Group A students will continue their instructional day by completing asynchronous classes for the remainder of the
Group B – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Synchronous Virtual Instruction]
Group B students will begin their instructional day completing asynchronous classes.
Junior School 2020-2021 Virtual or Face-to-Face Plan
Starting September 28, junior school students will either continue with virtual learning or follow a 100% face-to-face schedule every day. We will return to our original eight-period junior school schedule, starting at 9:10 a.m. and ending at 4:40 p.m.
Having fewer students returning to face-to-face instruction at this time will allow us to effectively implement safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and executive orders from state and local authorities. The health and safety of our students and staff is always a top priority for us, so we will continue to promote social distancing, handwashing, use of hand sanitizer, face coverings and other preventative measures.
High School 2020-2021 Beginning of School Virtual Learning Plan
The week of September 8, 2020, Goose Creek CISD will begin the 2020-2021 school year with all students learning
virtually. Students in high school will follow the virtual learning schedule.
High school teachers will teach 4 periods of synchronous instruction for all students (A-Z) from 7:15 am - 11:25 am.
High school teachers will monitor asynchronous instruction for all students from 11:25 a.m - 3:35 p.m.
High School 2020-2021 Virtual or Face-to-Face Learning Plan
The week of September 28, 2020, Goose Creek CISD will welcome all Goose Creek students who have registered for face-to-face instruction. In addition, students who choose to stay 100% virtual will also follow the plan below.
Students who wish to attend face-to-face instruction, once signed up for virtual instruction, may do so at the end of each six weeks grading period. Parents will need to contact the campus Guidance Office so the campus can make the adjustments needed for a smooth transition.
Career & Technical Education
In conjunction with recommendations released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Goose Creek CISD has
determined certain Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes require a portion of the course to be completed with
an instructor on campus. These courses require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities and/or
specific materials and technology.
Students may be required to attend face-to-face instruction at the school in order to receive practice on skills or
specialized equipment in order to successfully complete the course. There is not a predetermined number of minutes
that students must attend to receive credit for the CTE course. However, each course instructor may require proficiency
with skills as assessed in a face-to-face environment. Further communication from each CTE teacher requiring faceto-
face instruction will follow this letter throughout the semester as needed for the individual course. Communication
may be in the form of an email, letter, message in Google Classroom or other means by which a teacher or administrator
will contact the student. Transportation to and from the CTE course which requires in-person skills practice is the
responsibility of the student and family. Although the district will work diligently to accommodate the scheduling of the
in-person visits, the district is unable to guarantee a certain time of day. Face-to-face meetings may take place anytime
from 7 a.m. to 5 p..m. based on the needs of the students and availability of space and staff.
In the event that the student chooses to decline to attend possible future face-to-face skills lessons/assessments, the
student will need to contact his/her counselor and request a schedule change.
The following is a list of courses that will require students to attend labs or other face-to-face instruction.
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