• Health and Safety

  • If students are participating in remote learning, will they receive free and reduced meals?

  • What will the daily cleaning and disinfecting protocols be?

  • Is Pearland ISD requiring daily screenings of students and staff?

  • Will students and staff be required to wear face masks at all times?

  • Will elementary students still have recess?

  • What will breakfast and lunch look like?

  • How many students will be in my child’s class?

  • Will Pearland ISD use partitions or something else to provide a barrier between students in the classroom?

  • Will school bus capacity be limited for those using district transportation?

  • What are the health criteria (individual students and/or city/county statistics) that would lead to a school closure?

  • What happens if there is a COVID spike and schools need to shut down?

  • What would happen if my child’s entire class needs to go into quarantine?

  • What would happen if my child who is doing on campus instruction needs to go on an individualized quarantine?

  • What are the COVID-19 symptoms parents should be screening for prior to sending your student to campus each day?

  • Will Pearland ISD parents be required to notify the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19?

  • Who should an employee contact if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

  • What will the procedure be if someone in my student’s class or school is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19?

  • If a child or teacher in my child’s school tests positive for COVID-19, will my child be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days?

  • What is considered “close contact”?

  • Will students undergo a temperature check upon arrival to school or in the classroom?

  • High Quality Instruction 

  • Will there be any changes to the attendance policy this year?

  • What does remote learning mean?

  • How do I enroll my child new to Pearland ISD in the remote learning program?

  • What happens if we complete the commitment form for remote learning but change our minds before school starts and want to do on-campus learning?

  • If I sign my child up for remote learning, can I change him/her over to on-campus Instruction at any time during the year?

  • If my child participates in remote learning, will they still be associated with their home campus?

  • Will my student’s remote learning teachers be from our home campus?

  • How will remote learning in the 2020-2021 school year be different from the remote learning in the spring of 2020 during the state-wide closure?

  • Will grading be different for remote learning vs. on-campus learning?

  • Will STAAR/EOC be administered in the 2020-2021 school year? Will students participating in remote learning have to take the STAAR/EOC exams?

  • How will I receive my child’s remote learning schedule?

  • Is Pre-Kindergarten in the remote learning setting a full day or half day program?

  • Do Pre-Kindergarten students still have to meet state eligibility requirements to enroll in Pearland ISD and in remote learning, just as they do for on-campus instruction?

  • Will remote lessons be taught live or via pre-recorded video and be self-paced?

  • Will all courses that are offered on campus be offered in remote learning for students in Grades 6 - 12?

  • What will the Learning Management System (LMS) be for remote learning?

  • How will Pearland ISD’s youngest students manage Seesaw courses?

  • Is Pearland ISD providing computers and/or internet hotspots for students who choose to participate in remote learning?

  • If I have multiple children participating in remote learning, can they share a device?

  • Are iPads acceptable for use by students participating in remote learning?

  • Are smart phones acceptable for use by students participating in remote learning?

  • Will students in remote learning have access to instructional materials, such as guided reading books or other classroom resources?

  • Will students participating in remote learning need to purchase school supplies for the new year?

  • Will resources be available for parents to support and monitor their child’s remote learning?

  • Will courses taken in remote learning be included in GPA calculations and class rank for high school students?

  • What about students receiving specific related services?

  • If my child is identified as Gifted and Talented through the school system, will his or her instructional needs be able to be met in the remote learning environment?

  • Will Dual Language programs be offered through remote learning?

  • If a student who participates in the Dual Language program starts the school year enrolled in remote learning, will he/she be able to stay in the program if he/she returns to on-campus learning?

  • Will advanced courses such as Pre-Advanced Placement (PAP) and Advanced Placement (AP) be offered in remote learning?

  • If a child participates in remote learning, can they still participate in campus clubs or other campus organizations?

  • Can students in grades 7-12 who select remote learning still participate in UIL/extracurricular competitions, including athletics, fine arts, etc?

  • Will students still be able to take Dual Enrollment classes in the 2020-2021 school year?

  • How will students access hands-on practice for specialized CTE courses?