Virtual Learning from Home

  • Texas Education Commissioner, Mike Morath, has outlined two remote instructional options available for the upcoming school year.

    • Remote Synchronous Instruction - Two way, real-time virtual instruction between teachers and students. In this method, the required amount of instructional time is scheduled each day, and funding is generated when attendance is recorded daily at a locally selected time. This method requires all participants to be present at the same time, virtually. Examples include live, interactive classes with students and teachers participating real-time, teacher-supported work time on video conference calls, and online testing.

    • Remote Asynchronous Instruction - This method of virtual instruction does not require all participants to be virtually present at the same time. Therefore, instruction may or may not be delivered in real time. Examples may include watching pre-recorded videos with guided support, intermittent teacher instruction, and pre-assigned work with formative assessments made available to students.

    Wylie ISD has selected the remote asynchronous instruction model as it provides full state funding, along with flexibility for our students and staff. By choosing this model for the district as a whole, it allows us greater flexibility for our learners, while still providing synchronous opportunities for all of our students. It is important to note that the District will provide real-time, synchronous opportunities and expectations for learning. These live, virtual, interactive connections will vary based on grade-level and subject matter.

    Virtual Learning from Home (Pre-K-Grade 12) Overview

    • Daily, asynchronous virtual learning from home using an online platform
    • Parents will facilitate student learning
    • Students will have both scheduled and flexible learning times daily with intermittent student/teacher interaction.
    • Addresses the required curriculum and instructional materials aligned to TEKS
    • Attendance will be taken daily and district grading policy will apply
    • Students must have internet access and a laptop, desktop computer, iPad, or Chromebook. District technology will be available to check out for students who have technology needs. 
    • Students will be required to login virtually five days per week and will be responsible for the same amount of classwork as students participating in the traditional in-person setting.
    • Students will be expected to spend a comparable amount of time that they would spend on learning in a traditional setting.
    • If a student begins the school year choosing Virtual Learning from Home, they will be required to remain in the Virtual Learning model for a minimum of one grading period (6 weeks) before being allowed to change to the Traditional In-Person model.
    • Students who are enrolled in Virtual Learning from Home may participate in UIL athletics and fine arts. More information to come on those details. Virtual Instruction students who do not meet daily instruction requirements will not be able to participate in after-school activities. Students must also meet all attendance/eligibility requirements outlined by the UIL to participate in after-school athletics and fine arts activities.

    All virtual learning will be provided by Wylie ISD teachers. Virtual classes will be graded with the same expectations as those classes that are held in-person. For high school students, virtual grades will be calculated in GPA.

    Virtual Learning Attendance Policy
    The minimum attendance for class credit rule of TEC 25.092 will be in effect for the 2020-2021 school year. Students are required to attend at least 90% of their classes to receive credit and be promoted. Virtual Learning attendance will count in the same manner as on-campus attendance in satisfying this requirement. 

    There will be mandatory daily check-ins for students who select virtual learning. Daily attendance may be measured through:

    • Daily progress in the learning management system 
    • Daily teacher/student interactions
    • Completion/Turning in of assignments from student to teacher via online or email

    In Virtual Learning instruction, student engagement is measured daily, and attendance is assigned based on the student’s completion of that day’s engagement measure. Students who do not complete the daily measure of engagement will be counted absent for the day. 

Virtual Learning Expectations By Grade Level

  • Elementary Learning Expectations (Grades PK-4)

  • East Junior High Virtual Learning (Grades 5-8)

  • West Junior High Virtual Learning (Grades 5-8)

  • High School Virtual Learning Expectations (Grades 9-12)