• Pearland ISD Pledge 2 High quality instruction: Pearland ISD is dedicated to providing a high-quality education to all Pearland ISD students, with a choice of on-campus or remote learning.

  • On-Site On-Campus Instruction

    Students in Pearland ISD will have the opportunity to attend schools and receive instruction via face-to-face format for the 2020-21 school year. This scenario will include in-person instruction, as well as utilizing the district-wide Learning Management Systems (LMS), Seesaw (grades PK-4) and Canvas (grades 5 – 12) in the classroom. This will ensure that students are familiar with the virtual platform in the event we have to quickly switch to an all-online setting. On-campus instruction is highly recommended for any students who experienced difficulty or were unsuccessful in the virtual learning platform in the Spring of 2020.

    Due to the nature of this pandemic, parents and educators should expect to see some campuses close for brief periods during the upcoming school year. If there are significant changes to the public health situation, there may need to be additional changes to the framework as well. 


    Remote Learning Remote Instruction

    Pearland ISD will also provide instruction via online format for the 2020-21 school year. Online instruction will be offered through Remote Synchronous and/or Remote Asynchronous Instructional format. Remote instruction will be as rigorous as on-campus instruction. 

    • Remote Synchronous Instruction - Two-way, real-time/live virtual instruction between teachers and students when students are not on campus.  In this method, the required amount of instructional time is scheduled each day.  Synchronous instruction is provided through a computer or other electronic device. 
    • Remote Asynchronous Instruction - Instruction that does not require having the instructor and student engaged at the same time. In this method, students learn from instruction that is not necessarily being delivered in-person or in real time. The student is required to be engaged daily throughout the school day with work and the teacher is required to give daily feedback. Students may have set times they are required to interact virtually with the teacher.

    Remote instruction will consist of the following: 

    Grades PK – 4:

    • Remote synchronous instruction (most core content courses)
    • Remote asynchronous instruction

    Grades 5 – 6:

    • Remote synchronous instruction (most core content courses)
    • Remote asynchronous instruction

    Grades 7 – 8:

    • Remote synchronous instruction (most core content courses)
    • Remote asynchronous instruction (designated elective courses, some elective courses may not be offered)

    Grades 9 – 12:

    • Remote synchronous instruction (most core content courses)
    • Remote asynchronous instruction (designated elective courses, some elective courses may not be offered)


    (Updated 8/03/20)

    Pearland ISD math classrooms in Grade 8 – 12 use the TI-Nspire CX or TI-Nspire CX II (newer version) graphing calculator.  It is recommended that you purchase a TI-Nspire CX  or TI-Nspire CX II (newer version) for your child if he/she will be participating in remote learning.  If you are using your own personal computer at home, you have the option of purchasing the TI Nspire CX Student Software in place of the physical graphing calculator.  The software cannot be installed on district distributed devices. 


    Registration Registration Process for Remote Instruction

    • Selection for remote instruction will be included in the registration process for Pearland ISD, which will open in Skyward on July 22. 
    • Deadline for remote instruction selection MUST be completed by August 17.
    • Remote instruction selection is a nine-week grading period commitment.  


    Technology Technology and Equipment

    Remote instruction in the 2020-21 school year in Pearland ISD will look vastly different from remote instruction during the Spring semester closure. Students must have access to the following:

    • Broadband Internet access
    • Updated iPads are preferred for Grades PK-1
    • Laptop or desktop computer for use during each school day, touchscreen laptop preferred. (Monday-Friday)
    • Access to a microphone and camera on the device
    • Please check the district website for device specifications


    Specialized Program Specialized Programs

    Students in specialized programs including but not limited to, Special Education, Section 504, Dyslexia, ELL, Dual Language, GT, CTE or Dual Credit will receive information related to their program once individualized plans are finalized. Individual education plans, accommodations and modifications will be followed in on-campus and remote learning settings.  



    Student Agreement Student Expectations and Agreements 

    • The student will participate daily in all required coursework and remote lessons during normal school hours.
    • The student must have passing grades at the end of each grading period. Failure to have passing grades could result in enrollment in on-campus learning at their assigned school.
    • The student will participate in all tutoring sessions and videoconferencing required by the teachers.
    • For accelerated and advanced high school courses and many CTE courses, students may be required to report to a designated campus on assigned days and times to take assessments or demonstrate hands-on skill proficiency of units of study.
    • (Updated 7/20/20) Students participating in remote instruction will be allowed to participate in Extracurricular or UIL activities. 
    • Selection for remote instruction is a nine-week grading period commitment.


    Attendance (Updated 10/9/2020) Attendance

    Now that district devices have been distributed for remote students, all students should have the materials they need to participate in class. We wanted to take this opportunity to review and clarify remote learning/attendance expectations.

    Students are required to attend at least 90% of the days a course is offered (with some exceptions) to receive credit and be promoted. Remote attendance will count in the same manner as on-campus attendance in satisfying this requirement. The same process and requirements for documentation of absences remain in effect. 

    Whether your child is a remote or on-campus learner, daily attendance in school is a requirement and serves as a strong indicator of future success. It is important to ensure your child’s daily participation in each class.


    • All remote students are expected to attend synchronous (live) class sessions daily and demonstrate progress in assigned activities through Canvas or Seesaw.
    • Students in grades PK-6 will be marked present daily when they are engaged in synchronous online instruction based on student’s daily schedule. 
    • Students in grades 7-12 will be marked present daily when they are engaged in synchronous online instruction as indicated on the student’s schedule.  Teachers will continue to mark attendance during each synchronous class period to count toward course credit.  
    • For asynchronous classes, students will have until 11:59PM each day to submit any coursework.   


    Attendance Type




    Follows required campus attendance procedures

    Student must be physically present at school for each class.

    Remote - Synchronous

    Teachers will take attendance daily /class period during live instruction

    Student must log in at the beginning of each class period, be visible, and remain logged in until dismissed by the teacher.

    Remote - Asynchronous

    Teachers will take attendance based on student daily engagement measures

    Student will earn attendance through engagement as noted in daily progress in the Learning Management System (Canvas, SeeSaw), daily progress via teacher-student interaction or completion/submission of assignments.


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    If my student has a required synchronous class or time to log into TEAMS will they be counted absent if they do not attend at that specific time even if they complete the assignment by 11:59PM that same day? 

    Yes, teachers will have specific synchronous times (class schedule) for students to attend daily.  If a student does not attend the required synchronous time, the student will be marked absent for that day or class period.  Per the remote learning commitment form, parents have agreed to the following commitment: I understand my student must participate daily in all required coursework and remote lessons during normal school hours.


    If my student is an on-campus learner and is absent from a class or school day, can he/she be counted present if they complete the assignment by 11:59 PM? 

    No, the student will be counted absent.  If a student is an on-campus learner, they are required to be on-campus and present during their class period/school day.  



    Grading Grading 

    Grades received in a remote instructional format will follow the same grading guidelines as on-campus instruction. See student handbook for details. Teachers and staff will receive additional support and guidance on effective grading practices to ensure that grades are valid and reliable for all students.  


    Parent Agreement Parent Expectations and Agreements

    The success of online remote learning relies on a true partnership between school, parents and student learners. Parents must support the partnership and success of students by agreeing to the expectations below, which include, but are not limited to:

    • Have a parent or an adult home with PK-4 grade students who will facilitate learning during the scheduled school day.
    • Accept the role of a “learning coach.” The commitment of the learning coach will vary based on the age and needs of each student and encourages independent task completion.
    • Support your student’s health and well-being by encouraging time for physical activity, conversation and play.
    • Be mindful of your student’s stress and/or worry and provide opportunities to discuss feelings and emotions both individually and as a family.
    • Ensure that the student has reliable internet access.
    • Provide a suitable study space with minimal distractions.
    • Provide each student in the household access to a grade level appropriate device.
    • Support your student to manage their time to meet all relevant deadlines.
    • Establish positive routines by setting clear guidelines, study times and break times/mealtimes based upon their required remote school schedule.
    • Set up and access your student’s Learning Management System and Skyward to monitor grades and assignments.
    • Provide transportation for your student if required by the teacher to complete on-campus assessments or activities.
    • Contact the student’s teacher with any questions.