ADSY

PACE Saturdays circle logo with road going through the middle. Promoting Achievement and Castleberry Excellence.Additional Days School Year (ADSY)

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in ways we could not have imagined. The way we educate children has had to shift rapidly in order to ensure that every child has the same opportunity to learn and doesn’t fall behind or miss opportunities to excel. Despite heroic efforts from both parents and educators, some children are still struggling to succeed in the tumultuous and stressful times we are living in. In an effort to lend a helping hand and combat learning loss, Castleberry ISD is proud to announce PACE Saturdays, a program which aims to Promote Achievement for Castleberry Excellence as the district's Additional Days School Year support program.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an incredible impact on everyone and has shaken the very fabric of our education system across the nation. But that doesn’t mean that your child will fall behind, or that we should accept learning loss as inevitable. It is our sincere hope that our families will take advantage of the PACE Saturdays support program to receive the extra help their students need to make this year the success story they deserve.

What is PACE?

The Promoting Achievement for Castleberry Excellence program, or PACE, is a voluntary student support program where our dedicated team of educators and administrators at each campus are stepping up and opening schools for in-person instruction from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays for students who may need just a little extra help.

PACE Saturdays will feature limited class sizes, personalized individual instruction, and stringent cleaning and safety measures as found in our Reentry Guidebook. Students may also bring the meal provided to them by Child Nutrition during meal pickup to eat during the day.

Who is PACE for?

The PACE program is open to any student who  desires to be a Castleberry ISD PACEsetter or feels they may be falling behind or need some additional help to do their best this school year. Some examples might include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • A student who has been participating in remote learning, but isn’t learning at the pace they usually do.
  • A student who has been learning in person, but has fallen behind due to the changes and stresses that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A student of a safety conscious family who has been doing remote learning, but is falling behind and is going to be changed to completely in-person learning if their performance doesn’t improve.
  • A Gifted and Talented or Advanced Placement student who is still doing okay in school, but isn’t learning at the level or pace that they have come to expect from themselves.

Locations and Times

Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at your child's campus* beginning on January 23rd, 2021.

*REACH High School and Castleberry High School are not PACE locations.

Campus PACE Administrators

For more information on the PACE program or to sign up for PACE Saturdays, please contact your ADSY Administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the PACE program available online for remote learners?

Any student, remote or in-person, can be a Castleberry ISD PACEsetter. However, PACE will only be provided in person on your child's campus.

Will a meal be provided during PACE?

Child Nutrition will not be distributing meals on PACE Saturdays, but you can pick up a meal for Saturday during meal distribution on Thursday and your child can bring it with them.

Will transportation be provided?

No. Busses will not be running for PACE Saturdays because this is an optional program.