20-21 Reentry Game Plan

Renee Smith-FaulknerWith the recent new guidelines announced by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and safety recommendations by local health officials, Castleberry ISD will not begin in-person learning until September 28th. The Castleberry ISD Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Team have pivoted their focus to ten back to school reentry strategies which will ensure the district is able to provide quality online academic lessons and resources for our students and families to ensure a smooth reentry to the new school year.

Beginning the year in a remote learning setting brings many challenges for our families and school employees; however, we feel that several major initiatives such as our Digital Equity 4 Allthe One-to-One Student to Computer Initiative, and the utilization of Canvas as a district-wide Learning Management System ensures the district will be able to educate our students while they are in a safe place at home with their families. 

The construction of the third and final student WiFi tower is now fully operational. By bringing the third and final WiFi tower online, the district has the ability to provide safe and filtered Internet to approximately 92% of the students living within the CISD school boundaries. Topology challenges has prevented the district from being able to connect approximately 8% of our students to any of the three WiFi towers.  Therefore, the district is providing WiFi hotspots from  AT&T to distribute to students who cannot connect to a district WiFi tower.

Currently, all CISD students enrolled in grades PK through 1st grades are issued an iPad while students in 2nd through 12th grades are issued either a Chromebook or a Windows device in which they may take home to complete assigned school work.

Visit the Remote Learning Technical Support page  to view the website with information on where students will be able to pick up their school issued computers, routers to connect to the district's WiFi tower, or an AT&T hotspot. 

Our goal is to ensure all students have access to a quality education whether they are learning at school or while they are learning at home.

Thanks for your patience and support as we prepare to provide your student with quality educational lessons and resources, so students can continue learning remotely from home.

Sincerely,

Renee Smith-Faulkner
Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation


During the 2020-2021 School Year, all teachers will utilize the Canvas Learning Management System to post assignments and for students to upload completed products in Castleberry ISD.  While students are engaged in remote learning from home, we ask that parents sign up to join their child's course(s), so they can monitor their online progress while students are engaged in remote learning activities. 

Canvas Login for Parents

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All teachers in PK-12th grades post daily activities for their students in a Canvas course. 
 
Parents can sign up for a Canvas login to view teacher lessons, assignments, and due dates along with their student grades while their children are working from home. 

 Follow the step-by-step instructions below to get access to  your students courses:
  1. Contact your child's teacher for an observer code, also called a Student Pairing Code.
  2. Go to the Castleberry Canvas login page and click "Parent of a Canvas User?"
  3. Fill out the form to create your account. Make sure to put in the Student Pairing Code.
  4. Click "Start Participating"
  5. After completing setup and logging in you will be able to see all of the courses your child is enrolled. Just click on any subject course to see all of the assignments, announcements, discussions, and more associated with that class.
  6. Return to Canvas at any time by going to the Castleberry Canvas login page and logging in with the profile credentials that you created.