Introduction

This document contains the return to school student and staff safety protocols for campus-supervised learning. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic is an ever-changing situation, the district reserves the right to adjust or change protocols at any time to address specific needs and circumstances in order to protect the health and safety of students, employees and the community. Please note that health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. As a result, DeSoto ISD will continue to consult available guidance through governmental agencies and other information deemed relevant to monitor the situation. The district will comply with applicable federal and state employment and disability laws, workplace safety standards, and accessibility standards to address individual needs.

It is important to remember the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person shows no symptoms or is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously or fatally ill, especially for persons 65 years of age or older with pre-existing health conditions placing them at higher risk. However, please note that the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect people of all ages.

While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, the current science suggests there are many steps schools can take to reduce the risks to students, teachers, staff, and their families significantly. DeSoto ISD expects all employees, students and families to rigorously follow these guidelines.

Preparation for the Opening of School

DeSoto ISD will ensure all staff, resources and supplies are prepared for opening school, including but not limited to assigning sufficient staff to carry out re-opening procedures, ensuring proper training and stocking inventory of necessary supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance, recommendations and resources to assist with plans and protocols for health and safety. Before schools re-open, DeSoto ISD will implement health and safety plans that include:

  • Ensuring adequate supply inventory (e.g., PPE, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc.)

  • Cleaning with products approved by governing authorities and per guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Ensuring compliance with CDC, Health and Human Services, the Texas Education Agency and other jurisdictional policies

  • Providing communication of procedures and expectations upon entering facilities and throughout buildings

Protocols for Screening and Isolation

All students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms regularly and individuals who are present with symptoms will be separated and sent home.

Screening:

  • Staff will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a DeSoto ISD facility, and the district may require further screening of employees at any time based on current state and federal guidelines.

  • Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their students to school. Parents will need to take their child’s temperature daily. Additional screening may be conducted during the school day. Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms (as listed in this document) or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and instead should opt to receive remote instruction (home-based learning) until the conditions for re-entry are met.

  • Self-Screening Protocols: Staff and students should not enter campuses or district buildings if any of the following apply. The individual is:

  • Sick or has been sick in the past 14 days. Symptoms to watch for: fever (100°F or higher), cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea.

  • Has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. These individuals must follow all isolation and quarantine guidelines from the local health authority or their physician.

  • Has a household member who is awaiting COVID-19 test results, or who is awaiting their own test results.

  • Has traveled internationally or on a cruise in the past 14 days. These individuals must follow current CDC self-quarantine recommendations: View current CDC recommendations.

  • Teachers will monitor students and refer to the nurse if symptoms are present.

Isolation:

Student or Staff Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms

  • For students who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling feverish during the school day, the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home.

  • Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within 30 minutes and no later than 1 hour from the time the campus staff contacted the student’s parent/guardian.

  • Other students will be removed from the classroom and taken to an alternate location on campus (e.g. move to a different classroom, etc.) so that the classroom can be disinfected. The secondary location will also be disinfected at the end of the school day after students have been dismissed.

  • Schools must close off areas that were heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case (student, teacher, or staff) until the non-porous surfaces in those areas can be disinfected, unless more than 3 days have already passed since that person was on campus.

  • If an individual who has been in a school is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, the school must notify district administration who will notify the local health department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, schools must notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who have been on a campus.

  • Staff members displaying COVID-19 symptoms will follow district protocols including isolation from students and other staff members.

  • Upon confirmation, staff members must immediately report to their direct supervisor if they have COVID-19 symptoms or are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and, if so, they must remain off campus/district property until they meet the criteria for re-entry as noted below. Additionally, they must report to their direct supervisor if they have had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19 and, if so, must remain off campus until the 14-day incubation period has passed.

  • Students or staff who come into close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and may not return to campus during that time.

  • Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to submit a letter of good health from a physician's office prior to returning to school.

  • Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms (as listed in this document) or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and instead should opt to receive remote instruction (home-supervised learning) until the conditions for re-entry are met. Parents may also opt to have their students receive remote instruction if their child has had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19 until the 14-day incubation period has passed.

Re-entry:

In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all of the following criteria are met:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; and

  • obtains an acute infection test at an approved testing location that comes back negative for COVID-19.

In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same set of criteria listed above.

If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the individual must either (a) obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or (b) obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location that comes back negative for COVID-19.

Protocols for Face Coverings

Protective measures, including the use of face coverings, will be determined by the level of disease activity of COVID-19. The District will rely on data from the Center for Disease Control, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Dallas County Health and Human Services to determine the disease activity level and the appropriate protective measures.

Students’ individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to campus administration.

As of now, schools in DeSoto ISD are required to comply with the governor’s executive order regarding the wearing of masks. Students and staff are expected to wear face coverings during school hours.

  • Masks include non-medical grade disposable face masks, cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth), or full-face shields to protect eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Staff and students will appropriately wear face coverings at all times.

  • Students in Pre-K through second grade will wear face coverings in hallways, common areas and during arrival and dismissal.

  • Students in third through twelfth grades will wear face coverings at all times while at school.

  • It may be impractical for students to wear masks or face shields while participating in some non-UIL athletic or other extracurricular activities. When it is impractical for students to wear masks or face shields during those activities, schools must require students, teachers, staff, and visitors to wear masks or face shields when entering and exiting facilities and practice areas and when not actively engaging in those activities.

  • Students will not be required to wear face coverings while eating but will be distanced 6 feet apart.

  • Individual needs regarding face coverings will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to campus administration.

  • Additional protective equipment will be provided to school nurses for use in the clinic.

  • Families are expected to supply a student face-covering daily and are responsible for daily cleaning of face coverings. Should families need face coverings for students, the district is able to provide some.

Protocols for Campus Visitors

Campuses will utilize virtual meeting options to limit campus visitors when possible. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering. Individuals who proceed beyond the reception area will follow specific guidelines for visitors.

Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements

  • All individuals entering the building will be required to wear face coverings.

  • All visitors will be subject to screening by way of a symptom screening form.

  • Any Individuals permitted to proceed beyond the reception area must follow all safety and campus protocols.

  • Volunteers are not allowed to visit campuses at this time (including mentors, college representatives, guest speakers, etc.).

  • Virtual meetings will be available when possible.

  • Visitors and staff will maintain physical distancing for ARD and other meetings in smaller conference areas.

  • If visitors have COVID-19 symptoms, or are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, they must remain off campus until they meet the criteria for re-entry.

Protocols for Disinfecting and Hand Sanitizing

Frequent disinfection and hand sanitization will ensure the health and wellness of students and staff.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing Expectations

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available at the main entrance to the campus, in classrooms, in the cafeteria and in common areas throughout the campus.

  • Staff and students will be expected to regularly wash or sanitize their hands.

  • Provide hand sanitizer upon entry to classroom and periodic reminders during the instructional day

Disinfecting Expectations

  • Staff will have access to disinfectant wipes/cleaning supplies to sanitize high-touch and working surfaces and shared objects regularly.

  • Staff will limit the use of shared supplies when possible.

Protocols for Campus Cleaning and Disinfection

Frequent cleaning and disinfection will promote a healthy learning and work environment for students and staff.

Daily Campus Cleaning

  • Each classroom and restroom will be disinfected daily.

  • All high touch areas will be disinfected daily.

  • Cleaning clothes will be changed for each classroom and common area to maximize room to room cleanliness.

  • Custodians will wear masks and gloves during work hours.

  • The cafeteria will be disinfected between lunch periods.

  • Staff will have access to disinfectant wipes/cleaning supplies to sanitize working surfaces and shared objects after each use and during breaks in instruction.

Additional Cleaning Measure for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus

  • If a classroom or facility is closed due to COVID-19 spread, SSC will employ appropriate disinfectant measures.

Work and Learning Environments

Classroom Configurations and Procedures

  • Doctor & parent notes brought by students will be scanned via a scanning app or device or a photo will be taken and emailed to attendance personnel while at the attendance window. The note will then be placed in a bin to be collected for documentation if needed at a later date. If scanners or photos are not available, the notes will be placed in the bin and will be sorted by two people: One wearing gloves to handle the notes and read the contents to another individual who will enter the information into TEAMS.

  • Desks or tables will be socially distanced as much as possible.

  • Teachers will create assigned seating arrangements to ensure social distancing.

  • The use of outdoor space for learning will be considered when possible. Classroom groups working outside will maintain at least 12 feet of social distance from other classroom groups.

  • Whenever possible, students and staff will maintain consistent groupings.

  • Classroom doors will be propped open to reduce high touch areas.

  • The recommended procedures will be applied to all classroom settings, including special education services locations when possible and appropriate. Students’ individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Guidelines for students who receive Special Education services:

In an effort to minimize potential exposure to our most vulnerable students, DeSoto ISD will:

  • Focus on social distancing, handwashing with warm water or hand sanitizer for 20 seconds every hour, and wearing masks.

  • Require masks when social distancing is not possible.

  • Post visual supports throughout building to remind and support understanding of expectations.

  • Keep each student’s belongings separated using student designated containers or areas.

  • Minimize the sharing of high-touch materials (e.g., assign each student their own device/materials for the day when possible).

  • Sanitize all used materials daily.

  • Utilize protective barriers as appropriate.

  • Utilize grouping and scheduling strategies to reduce exposure. Click here for specific Special Education Guidance

Common Area

  • Common areas include spaces that are used for meetings and collaboration. This includes computer labs, flexible spaces, campus libraries, conference rooms and other meeting rooms.

  • Campuses will develop schedules and protocols for the use of common areas, including how to sanitize space between use. All students and staff will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting common areas.

  • The number of students/staff in a common area will be based upon social distancing practices.

  • Seating charts will be used to document locations of individuals in classrooms each period.

  • Visual reminders will be displayed for social distancing throughout common areas. Informational graphics and markers will be posted to help with 6 ft. social distancing.

  • Virtual meetings will be utilized as a primary resource.

  • No on-campus library services will be offered.

  • If meetings must be held in person, all social distancing protocols will be implemented:

    • Facial coverings

    • Six-feet social distancing when possibles

    • Limiting the sharing of materials/supplies

Water Fountains

  • In order to minimize the potential spread of germs, building water fountains will not be available for use.

  • Students are expected to bring their own reusable water bottle for use throughout the day and expected to take water bottles home to be cleaned on a daily basis.

Restrooms

  • Proper handwashing technique will be taught to all students and consistently reinforced.

  • Efforts will be made to limit the availability of toilets, urinals and sinks to certain times to comply with health agency recommendations and social distancing.

  • The scheduling of whole class restroom breaks is recommended to eliminate the co-mingling of students across various classes and to ensure teacher monitoring of social distancing guidelines.

  • A system will be implemented to identify the number of occupants utilizing each restroom to mitigate the chance of exceeding maximum occupants per social distancing.

  • After a restroom break, students will be required to use hand sanitizer before reentering the classroom.

  • Administrators and other staff will be stationed near restrooms to monitor the number of students who enter during a passing period.

  • Signs will be posted outside that designate the number of allowed students at one time to enter the restroom.

  • Signs will be installed above the sinks with information about proper handwashing techniques.

Transitions

  • Students and staff will follow disease mitigation and safety protocols.

  • Where possible, establish one-way traffic throughout campus hallways.

  • Walking pathways throughout the building will be designated “stay to the right.” This includes the entrance and exit doors.

Arrival

  • Early bird arrivals are strongly discouraged. Any students dropped off before the building is open will not be allowed inside the building. Any exceptions would need to be specifically arranged with campus administration.

  • The high school will open the Freshman Campus with two zones. Zone 1 is the first floor. Zone 2 is the second floor. Separate entrances will be utilized for each zone.

  • Students assigned to Zone 1 will enter through Freshman Campus door 1. Parents may drop off students in the horseshoe in front of door 1 on the freshman campus.

  • Students assigned to Zone 2 will enter through Freshman Campus door 7. Parents may drop off students assigned to Zone 2 behind the MPC to access door 7.

  • Campuses will be open and ready to receive students at 7:00am.

  • Designated doors will be used for student entry that will be propped open with a door stop at 7:00am. An adult will be stationed at these doors to greet students, remind them to put their mask on, use hand sanitizer, ensure social distancing and ensure that unauthorized individuals do not enter the building.

  • Staff will be assigned morning duty stations throughout the halls to monitor and ensure social distancing as students make their way to class.

  • DHS campus staff will arrive by 7:00am daily.

  • Upon entry, students will proceed to their assigned homeroom class for campus-based supervised learning.

  • All staff will be utilized for duty to maintain a line of sight in hallways and ensure the distancing of hallway cohorts.

  • Students will go straight to the classroom upon arrival and will not wait in a centralized holding area.

  • Parents will not be allowed to walk students to classrooms.

  • There may be additional procedures based on campus-specific needs.

Dismissal

  • Parents picking up students during the day will call ahead so that students can be sent or accompanied to parent vehicles upon arrival.

  • Sibling connections will be done outside the building.

  • Campus will designate staggered dismissal groups. Staggering the groups of walkers, car riders and daycare students will help manage student movement in the building and decrease the risk of potential crowding outside at dismissal time.

  • There may be additional procedures based on campus-specific needs.

  • Designated exit doors will be propped open prior to the staggered release and a staff member will supervise the process of students leaving the building in a safe and socially distant manner. These staff members will also ensure that no unauthorized individuals enter the building while the doors are propped open.

  • Car riders will remain socially distant while waiting for their ride. Parents will be encouraged to be ready and waiting for their students for pick up at dismissal.

  • There will be no loitering allowed within or outside the building.

  • Students will be released in a staggered fashion by hallways. Each hall will be released approximately 3 minutes apart and will be asked to exit the building immediately when released from class.

Transportation (Bus)

Parents picking up students during the day will call ahead so that students can be sent or At this time, DeSoto ISD is NOT providing home-to-school and school-to-home bus transportation for students.

Transportation (Car Riders)

Assigned staff will supervise student arrival and dismissal, ensuring that students are wearing masks, directing students to waiting areas and encouraging students to maintain desired social distance. Teachers will not be allowed to volunteer with the opening of car doors.

Students

    • As students exit their car, they will be expected to keep social distance when walking toward the building entry. Students will not congregate with other students on the campus when walking to school.

    • Students or volunteers will not be allowed to open doors or assist with carpool arrival.

    • Students will remain at a social distance while waiting to be picked up in the carpool area. Students will not congregate in large groups with other students on the campus when dismissed from school at the end of the day.

Parents

    • Parents should assist their own child with exiting the car.

    • Parents should follow pick up protocols regarding how to pick up their child.

    • Parents are asked to not congregate in large groups with other parents as they wait for their child to be dismissed from campus.


Transportation (Walkers)

Assigned staff will supervise student arrival and dismissal, ensuring that students are wearing masks, directing students to waiting areas and encouraging students to maintain desired social distance.

Students

    • It is recommended that walkers keep social distance and use a face covering while walking to and from school.

    • Students will be asked to avoid large groups or gatherings with other students on the campus before or after school as much as possible.

    • Students will be asked to immediately leave campus and begin walking home at the end of the school day.

Parents

    • Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about the health benefits of social distancing.

    • Parents should follow campus guidance on how to pick up their children.

    • Parents are asked to not congregate in large groups with other parents as they wait for their child to be dismissed from campus.

Student Meals

Based on building capacity and student enrollment, campus administration will determine areas that may be utilized for lunch. These areas could include classrooms, the library or other large areas within the school building.

Breakfast

  • Grab and Go: Prepackaged breakfast meals will be distributed to students by café staff upon entry.

  • Meals will be consumed in classrooms/social distanced feeding area.

  • Students must be able to be identified by non-contact method (verbal identifier or scannable ID card)

  • Staff will monitor to ensure social distancing.

Lunch

  • Lunch visitors will not be permitted.

  • Students must be able to be identified by non-contact method.

  • All meals prepaid. No cash handling.

  • We have two options for lunch meal distribution

Social Distanced Café Feeding:

  • Student meals distributed in caféteria to be consumed in social distanced feeding area

  • Lunch times will be staggered by class at least every 10 minutes with sanitation blocks between hallway cohorts.

  • No Self Service

Lunch in classroom: Prepackaged lunch meal delivered to classrooms

Electives

Music, art and PE equipment will be sanitized and wiped down after each use.

On and Off-Campus Student Activities

  • Off-campus field trips are suspended until further notice. Virtual field trips are encouraged.

  • Campuses are prohibited from planning large attendance events such as all-school assemblies, parties, socials, pep rallies, etc. that bring large groups of students together at one time until further notice.

  • Any school wide events that are approved to be held on campus need to adhere to social distancing requirements outlined by DeISD, TEA and UIL.

  • Campuses will follow all DeSoto ISD, UIL and CDC guidelines in regards to games, practices, etc.

  • Student participation in academic contests (Math and Science Team, Robotics, Academic Pentathlon) will only be attended if specific guidance is provided by an authorized entity (e.g., Host site, DeISD, TEA, the UIL, etc.)

  • To limit larger gatherings, campus club meetings should be held virtually when possible. If meeting in person is required, groups should utilize larger meeting spaces or multiple meeting opportunities will be provided.

  • PTA event and fundraising information is pending. PTA and Boosters must collaborate with and seek approval from campus/district administration prior to any event that is planned.

  • After school club information is pending.

Extra-Curricular Programming

Cheer

Practices and performances will be conducted following safety protocols provided by guidance from DeISD, UIL and TEA. This will include COVID screening, group sizes, sharing and sanitizing of equipment, locker room usage, etc.

Athletics

  • Athletic practices and contests will be conducted following safety protocol provided by guidance from DeISD, UIL and TEA. This will include COVID screening, group sizes, sharing and sanitizing of equipment, locker room usage, etc.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be in gym facilities and equipment will be sanitized on a regular basis.

  • Locker room use will be determined by TEA/UIL. If locker rooms can be accessed, all locker room space will be utilized to follow social distancing guidelines.

  • Bus travel will follow transportation guidelines provided by DeISD and TEA.

  • Spectator attendance at games and contests may be limited based on TEA and UIL guidelines. Ticketing for events may be utilized to control capacity of facilities.

  • Postgame sign out procedures for athletes will be communicated to parents prior to the beginning of each season.

  • Event procedures will be in place to minimize face-to-face interactions.

  • Separate entrances and exits may be utilized and event doors may be propped open to minimize physical contact with handles.

  • Spectator seats may be marked and/or configured in a way to enforce social distancing.

  • Concessions and/or concession sales may be limited to encourage social distancing and to follow health and safety guidelines.

Fine Arts

  • Large group practice sessions, sectionals and rehearsals will adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by an authorized entity (e.g., DeISD, TEA, UIL, etc.)

  • Fine arts music private lesson teachers will not be allowed to teach on campus facilities until further guidance is provided by an authorized entity. Private lessons may continue to be conducted virtually if agreed upon between individual families and the lesson teacher. All district guidelines and pricing will continue to be adhered to.

  • Off-campus fine arts performances will only be conducted if specific guidance is provided by an authorized entity (e.g., DeISD, TEA, UIL, etc.)

  • Concerts/performances may be adjusted based on health and safety guidelines provided by an authorized entity (e.g., DeISD, TEA, UIL, etc.) including but not limited to transportation procedures, number of attendees, and the orientation of concerts.

  • All fine arts performances will be streamed online when possible.

  • Booster club meetings should be held virtually to minimize outside exposure to campuses.

Career and Technical Education

Protocols for Lab Courses:

  • Virtual lab opportunities will be given to students whenever possible. In the event that a face-to-face lab is necessary, the following guidelines will be in place.

Entering the Building:

        • All CTE students should enter through the Academy entrance (Door 19).

        • A student’s temperature will be taken at the door and recorded, along with their time of entry.

        • Any student with a temperature higher than 99.5 will not be allowed to enter the building.

        • Students should enter the building already wearing their protective clothing/equipment.


Room Utilizations:

    • Culinary Kitchen (Downstairs)

    • Automotive (both Bay Areas)

    • Welding (Bay Area)

    • Cosmetology (Salon Lab)

    • Health Science (Lab area and classrooms 2807 and 2809)

Sanitation Items:

The following items will be in place to ensure rooms are properly sanitized before, during, and after instruction: Clorox bleach, industrial disinfectant wipes, Lysol spray, marvicide, hepa filters. Purifiers, hand soap, and hand sanitizer will be provided for students.

NOTE: Students will have time to disinfect and clean prior to their class release times.


Guidelines for In-Person Labs:

    • Students and teachers will be required to wear masks at all times while in the building.

    • Courses that have hands-on lab experiences will have set times for students and teachers to enter the building for a face-to-face meeting.

    • All requirements set forth by the CDC will be followed and additional requirements may be added from the district and/or teacher.

Campus Events

  • No in-person assemblies will be held in the first quarter (August-October).

  • Meet the teacher, open house, parent conferences, etc. will be held virtually.

  • Admission, Review, & Dismissal (ARD) & Section 504 meetings will be facilitated virtually

Anytime, Anywhere Learning - Middle School Students

Expectations

DeSoto ISD will utilize the Anytime, Anywhere Learning plan to guide education for our students this fall through two options designed to provide choice and support for our families and their scholars. Through our common learning management system, Schoology, all students will be able to access high quality, rigorous, and relevant TEK-aligned instruction through both synchronous and asynchronous methods.

Student Engagement Expectations

Althgouth DeSoto ISD has implemented an asynchronous instructional model to allow students the flexibility to engage in the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher, students are required to engage in learning on a daily basis.

Per Texas Education Agency, “students are required to attend at least 90% of their classes (with some exceptions) to receive credit and be promoted. Remote attendance will count in the same manner as on-campus attendance in satisfying this requirement. (TEA Attendance & Enrollment FAQ)

Credits

Credit will be awarded according to DeSoto ISD policy EI (Local) & EIC (Local)

Instructional Technology

Students will engage in learning through the Anytime, Anywhere Learning plan. Whether students participate in Home-Supervised or Campus-Supervised Learning, all instruction is provided through our online learning management system, Schoology. Teachers and support staff are available to students virtually every day during scheduled sessions as well as during “office hours”. For students participating in Campus-Supervised Learning, on-site staff is available to ensure their safety and access to resources.

Rules of Engagement

DeSoto ISD is committed to creating a virtual culture of how we function as a school district. The Anytime, Anywhere Learning Rules of Engagement are intended to create a space where students, families, and staff collaborate to establish a safe and engaging space for learning.

The Desoto ISD Code of Conduct addresses how students utilize technology and interact with staff and peers on the internet. It is expected that all students conduct themselves in a way that is in line with the expectations expressed in the Code of Conduct.

Asynchronous Home and Campus-Supervised Learning Schedule


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