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District adjusts calendar to include asynchronous remote learning days for spring semester

       Pearland Independent School District recently adjusted the 2020-21 school calendar converting one Friday per month to include four asynchronous remote learning days for the spring semester. The changes will allow for additional teacher planning and student support.

       The dates for asynchronous remote learning were determined taking into consideration the input of a committee that included parents and staff.

       The new asynchronous remote learning dates for Pearland ISD are:

  • Friday, January, 29
  • Friday, February 26
  • Friday, March 26
  • Friday, April 23

       Student behavior expectations for remote learning include:

  • All students (remote and on-campus learners) grade PK-12 must participate in asynchronous instruction.
  • Student must log in to Learning Management System and complete daily assignments by 11:59 p.m.
  • Students may contact teachers during specific office hours.

       Review all expectations for students receiving remote instruction at www.pearlandisd.org/remote-learner-expectations.

       The adjustment to the calendar comes as a result of the board passing a resolution requesting state consideration to use asynchronous only instruction to count toward the state’s attendance requirements for instructional minutes. During a statewide superintendent’s meeting, Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath recognized Dr. John Kelly, Pearland ISD Superintendent, for bringing forth this idea.

       To view Pearland ISD’s reviewed calendar, visit www.pearlandisd.org/calendar.

(01/08/2020)