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AISD Middle School Student At-Home Learning

To lessen the potential stress to students and parents during the initial phase of at-home learning, middle school students will reinforce previously learned, specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Emphasis will be on the core subjects of reading language arts, math, science and social studies. Electives will be added into the curriculum for at-home learning, with an emphasis on high school credit-bearing courses, such as Spanish and professional communications. If school closure extends, middle school students will build upon previously learned, specific TEKS.

The majority of AISD middle school students are familiar with Google Classroom and the use of technology at school. However, we realize that not all AISD students have broadband access and a device such as a computer or laptop. AISD conducted a survey to determine the best delivery method of instruction to middle school students: online or paper packets. Parents were able to choose the best method of access, and schools prepared materials based on the survey results.

Along with daily activities, students will be provided a weekly choice board. Choice boards will include options linked to identified focus standards. Students are welcome to extend learning by selecting additional choices or resources.

*Amarillo ISD has included our state-adopted and/or purchased resources in lessons. The use of these resources is limited to Amarillo ISD students.

Turning in Completed Assignments

*Friday, May 15:

Middle School and High School Instructional Return from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

*Friday, May 22:

*Pick up and delivery of “other items” as needed and with social distancing and sequencing/scheduling organized by each campus WHEN local shelter-in-place is lifted by city and county governments.

If your student is completing assignments and schoolwork online through technology at home, you do not need to pick up paper instructional packets or drop off completed work.
 

Additional Instructions for Students and Families Regarding Turning in Schoolwork:

  • Prior to arriving at school to drop off assignments, make sure returned packets are complete:
    • Middle and High School Students:
      • Make sure the student’s name is on the front of the packet or file folder
      • Make sure the student’s name and teacher’s name is on each page of the assignment
      • If students were given a choice of assignments, only return the assignment chosen and completed
      • From the list of electives choices, only return the assignments that match your student’s electives schedule
  • Stay in your car unless instructed otherwise
  • Carefully follow instructions posted on campus signs or given by campus staff for picking up and dropping off assignments
  • For those families participating in Snack Pak, PLEASE NOTE: Snack Paks on May 15 and May 22 will be available at the 16 lunch sites.
  • Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about completing specific assignments and turning in work

AISD WiFi Coverage & Help Desk Information

WiFi Coverage: AISD has turned up campus-based wireless access points in an attempt to strengthen the WiFi coverage in school parking lots. By turning up our wireless access, staff and students of Amarillo ISD who need Internet access can park in a school parking lot and obtain connectivity while still observing social distancing guidelines. 

NEW! For At-Home Learning Instructional Help, call your school campus.

The at-home learning instructional help desk is closed. Please contact your school campus for assistance with at-home learning needs.

The Digital Learning team has also put together some online resources to help families with at-home learning. View our At-Home Learning help resources (Opens in new window).

For Technical Computer Issues, call 326-1111.
In addition, the Office of Technology is manning its regular help desk for more technical computer issues that are typically hardware related. You can reach them at 326-1111 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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