Orangefield ISD update
Published 11:41 am Friday, April 10, 2020
Orangefield Independent School District
Flexible Education Program (FEP) Phase III
Friday, April 10, 2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. By executive order, the Governor closed Texas school facilities through Friday, May 1, 2020. Based on these orders, our new expected return date for students would be Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Monday, May 4, 2020, will be reserved for a Teacher Workday. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and how it affects our students and our community.
FEP Plan Assignment Distribution-
Orangefield ISD will start administering all student assignments strictly as a WEB-BASED program beginning Monday, April 20, 2020. Teachers will continue to provide online lessons and support through Google Classroom.
This decision was based on our survey and phone call responses. We believe our web-based assignment plan will meet a large majority of our students’ educational needs and also provide protection to our students, parents, guardians, faculty, staff, and community members during this unprecedented time. Our goal is to provide the best quality education and minimize the COVID-19 risk factors.
As a reminder, special education services, lack of technology, and other unique learning needs are being addressed on a case-by-case basis in relation to our FEP Phase III Plan. Parents and guardians will be contacted about the needs of your children and any changes to their educational plans in the coming days.
In addition, Orangefield ISD has installed parking lot Wi-Fi access at the following locations for students and families to use as needed as an assignment download and submission site. This is intended to be a drive-up system; therefore, students and families should remain in their vehicles. This will begin on Saturday, April 11, 2020.
Elementary: Cafeteria Parking Area
Junior High: Eastside Parking Area (football stadium side)
High School: 100 Building Parking Area (building closest to the football stadium) and 200 Building (main entrance area) Parking Area.
If you have any questions or concerns about this upcoming change on Monday, April 20, 2020, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All completed paper-based assignments may be turned in by taking a photo of the completed work and submitting it to Google Classroom. A help guide for submitting non-interactive assignments to Google Classroom is available on the OISD webpage by choosing the Google Help option under the Parents tab.
If that option is unavailable, completed paper assignments can be dropped in the LARGE GRAY MAILBOXES located at the front of each campus with student name and grade level written on them.
All assignments issued during our school facility closure are very important and should be completed in a timely manner. These assignments will provide our faculty and staff with the information necessary to ensure your children have met the necessary standards for graduation and promotion to the next grade level.
It is crucial that every effort is made to complete assignments and turn them in online through Google Classroom. Paper-based assignments should be turned into the locations listed above.
Pre-Kindergarten through 8 Grade Standards–
Satisfactory– student completes all or most of the required assignments issued during the school facility closing with success
Unsatisfactory– student fails to complete all or most of required assignments issued during the school facility closing with success
High School (8 grader taking high school courses and 9 grade through 12 grade) Standards–
Overall numerical grade on assignments issued during school facility closure for credit purposes. Grades of 70 or better will be considered passing. Grades of 69 or below will result in no credit for that course.
All Grades– Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance will be based on the end of the 4th Six Weeks.
Please use the email above if you have any questions or concerns about our grading expectations at this time.
Child Nutrition Meal Service
Our district will continue to serve meals each weekday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at our Junior High campus.
Thanks for your continued support and patience during this time. We Believe!