TEA Releases New Guidance Regarding Online Instruction
During a recent meeting with Superintendents state-wide, the Texas Education Agency provided an update which would grant school districts the authority to evaluate the effectiveness of student performance and attendance for students who currently participate in online classes.
Using the guidance provided by TEA, school districts must study student grades and attendance participation during these past weeks to determine whether they will be required to transition to face-to-face instruction in the coming weeks. “As part of our goal to ensure an effective learning environment, explained SFDRCISD superintendent Dr. Carlos Rios, we have studied student grades and report card results district-wide. As a result, we have discovered that there is an overwhelming number of students failing online classes.” Under the authority granted by TEA, SFDRCISD will be forced to limit the number of students who can continue to participate in online classes. Effective November 16, 2020, (the beginning of the 3rd six-weeks), the District will implement the following measures:
1. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students who have accumulated 3 or more absences in a two-week period will be required to return to school for face-to-face learning.
2. Students in 1st – 5th grade with an overall average lower than a 70 (in the four core content area classes) at the end of any six weeks will be required to return to school for face-to-face learning.
3. Students in 1st – 5th grade who have accumulated 3 or more absences in a two-week period will also be required to return to school for face-to-face instruction, regardless of their grades; and
4. Students in 6th – 12th grade who are failing 3 or more classes will be required to return to school for face-to-face learning.
Students who meet any of the criteria listed above will receive a letter from the school. Students will be required to return to in-person learning two weeks from the date of this letter. Additional information regarding the TEA Commissioner’s Update will be presented during the regular school board meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020. The meeting, which begins at 6:00 p.m., can be viewed online on the school district’s website at www.sfdr-cisd.org, the SFDR You Tube Channel, Facebook, or the SFDRCISD public access channel on Spectrum Channel 1301.
Dear DRHCC Business Membership,
Your resilience and courage to continue to operate in this COVID Economy is inspiring.
You have proven that your will & determination will not surrender to this difficult period.
The vaccines are being distributed as I write this article and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
2021 will offer you the opportunity to put into practice all of the lessons that were learned in 2020 which in turn yield future positive results for your business.
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The entire Del Rio Hispanic Chamber Board of Directors is committed to multiplying your efforts on your journey to grow your business.
For obvious reasons, it is important that CDC recommendations be strictly followed when conducting business as to ensure the well-being of your staff and customers.
The entire board applauds your determination and looks forward to putting this challenging time behind you.
Let us know how we can help.
Carlos Ayala (Director of Public Relations)
The Pandemic hit us and the world changed. What has occurred in our community in spite of COVID-19 has been admirable; as local organizations continue functioning by following COVID-19 safety protocol. Nevertheless, even under these dire circumstances, we decided to honor those members and friends who have exceptionally serve our community. The DRHCC awards committee and Board members selected the following individuals for a special award for going above and beyond the call of duty serving the DRHCC and Del Rio.