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Needville High School Opening 2020-21 School Year
Needville High School Opening 2020-21 School Year
Steve Adamson
Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Needville High School Opening 

2020-21 School Year

Updated - August 6, 2020

 

Needville High School will open school on August 24, 2020.  Students will be provided face-to-face instruction and have the option to receive instruction virtually.  The safety of our students and staff is the top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have several guidelines in place to ensure that our school is a safe environment for students and staff.  These guidelines have been carefully considered and will be updated frequently in accordance with state and local governing authorities. Due to the nature of the unprecedented circumstances, the specifics of these guidelines can and will likely change as we make adjustments.

If a student chooses to receive face-to-face instruction, they can expect many changes to how we operate school traditionally:  

  • Students and staff will be required to self screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms before coming onto campus. 

  • Students will be expected to wear face coverings as soon as they arrive on campus and up until they have left our campus. This includes in the classrooms while receiving instruction. They will also be expected to wear a face covering on the bus to and from school.  A few exceptions will be while they are eating breakfast or lunch, and in some cases, participating in physical activities. This will be specifically outlined for the student and will be strictly enforced. Face coverings will be worn to cover the nose and mouth and must be appropriate for school. If a student refuses to comply with this mandate, they will be moved to virtual learning. 

  • There will be an increased vigilance for cleaning, and students should practice hand washing/sanitizing throughout the school day. Student workstations will be cleaned between each class.

  • If a student arrives on campus before 7:30 am, they will go to a specific area of the campus depending on the entrance they arrive in.  At 7:30 am and up until 8 am, students will proceed directly to their 1st period class. 

  • Students will walk on the right side of the hallways along in order to limit the amount of contact as students transition from class to class.  

  • There will also be designated “up” and “down” staircases to help control the flow of student traffic.  

  • Students and staff will be asked to sanitize their classroom work areas at the end of each period.  

  • We will have 3 lunches this year instead of 2 to promote safe practices.  Students must distance as best they can and only take their mask off only when they arrive at their table to eat.

  • Dismissal will be staggered and loitering on campus will be strictly prohibited. 

  • Visitors will be limited to only those that are absolutely necessary.  Outside delivery of food items will be strictly prohibited.  

  • Large gatherings like pep rallies or assemblies, as well as field trips, will be indefinitely postponed.  

  • UIL events and non-UIL extracurricular activities will be carried out through the strict guidelines set forth by the UIL.

 

Our district has set forth very specific guidelines that address what procedures will take place regarding COVID-19 symptoms and positive tests that are in compliance with T.E.A. and the C.D.C.  These will be strictly adhered to on our campus. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/802508/Needville_ISD_COVID_opening_2020-21.pdf

 If a student chooses to receive virtual instruction:

  • Students will be issued with a chrome book and, in order to complete work, will be required to have internet access.

  • Virtual instruction will be provided through a blend of online curriculum and instruction and/or asynchronous instruction by a staff member for some courses. 

  • For most classes students will use Edgenuity (https://www.edgenuity.com/) as the virtual platform, and will be monitored by a certified teacher.  For Honors/AP classes as well as some fine arts and CTE classes students will learn asynchronously from a teacher at Needville High School (Google Classroom will be used for these students as the educational platform).

  • There will not be a full set of course offerings that face to face learners will have available to them (see complete list below).

  • Students may have to report to school for various assessments and/or to pick up certain materials necessary for virtual learning. 

  • Students will be expected to work on their classes every day that school is in session.  Attendance and the amount of time a student is engaged will be monitored daily.  The student will need to be engaged in EACH class for a minimum of 30 minutes per class a day.

  • If a student desires to take a class that is not offered on Edgenuity, that student may, for some courses, have to participate in the course asynchronously daily through the teacher of record’s google classroom platform. These courses will include Honors, AP, some Fine Arts and some other electives.

  • If a student does not keep up with the course work and/or is not engaged consistently, they can be removed from virtual learning and placed in face to face classroom learning.  

  • If a student chooses virtual learning, that student will not be allowed on campus from 8 am to 3:49 pm each regular school day. They can, however, participate in any activities, UIL or other non-UIL extracurricular activity, outside the regular school day in person. 

If a student chooses one or the other, they will need to wait until the end of the grading cycle to make a change either back to face-to-face from virtual, or vice versa.   

We now face a much different approach to how school at Needville High School has looked in the past.  We will work extremely hard to continue to provide students with the best opportunities to learn, whether they choose face-to-face or virtual learning.  Our mission has always been to empower every student to become a positive, well-rounded, and productive member of society.  Now, more than ever, we will need the efforts of each student and support from parents and the community to continue to do that.

If you are opting for a virtual education for your high school student, please complete this form by 11:59pm August 10th.  A separate form must be completed for each student. https://forms.gle/iEymiS5wiSkFEKth7

Once registration is complete, we will adapt our master schedule to meet the needs of all face-to-face and virtual students.  Therefore, student schedules will not be available until shortly before the first day of classes.

Language Arts                                              Mathematics

English 1                                                              Algebra 1

English 1 Honors                                           Algebra 1 Honors

English 2                                                            Geometry

English 2 Honors                                         Geometry Honors

English 3                                                            Math Models

English 3 AP                                                   Algebra 2

English 4                                                           Algebra 2 Honors

English 4 AP                                                   Statistics & Business Decision Making

                                                                                Pre-Calculus

Science                                                           Pre-Calculus Honors

IPC                                                                       Calculus AP

Biology

Biology Honors                                            Social Studies

Chemistry                                                       W. Geography

Chemistry Honors                                    W. Geography Honors

Physics                                                            W. History

Physics 1 AP                                                 W. History Honors

Environmental Systems                      U.S. History

Biology AP                                                    U.S. History AP

                                                                              Government

Foreign Language                               Government AP                             

Spanish 1                                                       Economics

Spanish 1 Honors                                    Microeconomics AP

Spanish 2

Spanish 2 Honors

Spanish 3

Electives

Professional Standards in Agribusiness*

Food Processing*

Food Technology & Safety*

Principles of Agriculture

Career Preparation

Principles of Architecture*

Principles of AV & Comm*

Business Information Management

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance 

Entrepreneurship

Principles of Education*

Human Growth and Development*

Health Science Theory*

Medical Terminology

Principles of Health Science

Principles of Human Services*

Principles of Information Technology 

Literary Genres*

Psychology*

Sociology*

Professional Communications*

Personal Financial Literacy*

Money Matters

Foundations of Personal Fitness*

Health*

Art 1

*Semester Class