2020-2021 SCHOOL REOPENING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

  • If I choose one option and want to change the choice later in the year, can I make a switch?

  • What if most families choose the traditional option? Would there have to be changes to accommodate social distancing or will there be a limit of how many students can select the traditional option?

  • How will you address social emotional or mental health concerns?

  • How will the Early College, PTECH, and T-STEM High School programs be impacted?

  • Will there be STAAR testing in the 2020-2021 school year?

  • Does Fabens ISD plan to change its truancy or attendance policies?

Traditional School

  • What precautions will be in place on campus?

  • Will students and staff be required to wear masks?

  • Will buses run?

  • Will social distancing be observed on buses, and how will seating arrangements be determined?

  • How will schools monitor bathrooms and other commons areas?

  • What precautions will be in place for athletics, fine arts and other extracurricular activities?

  • Can students who attend in-person school get Chromebooks if they don’t have internet at home?

  • Will students have recess or the ability to play and socialize with other students?

  • What happens if a student or a teacher tests positive for COVID-19? Will the entire classroom have to quarantine and enroll in virtual school? What if multiple classrooms and students/staff are impacted?

  • Will grading policies change if my child participates in virtual or traditional school settings?

Virtual school

  • How will we register for virtual school? Will I be able to make the choice or does the district choose for me?

  • Can students who select virtual school still participate in athletics and extracurricular activities?

  • Will students remain enrolled at their school if they choose virtual school?

  • Will meals be provided for students who select virtual school?

  • Are immunizations required for virtual school?

  • How will virtual school be different from at-home learning during the closure last spring?

  • How will virtual school be staffed?

  • How will technology be distributed?

  • Will daily attendance be taken?