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K-6 Online Program

Melissa ISD is launching an online program available to students in Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Families must review the program information and eligibility requirements, and complete the commitment form, in order for their student to be switched into the online program.

The online program is expected to launch at the end of September. As soon as a firm timeline is established for when the online program will officially open, the district will communicate to participating families this information, as well as the next steps for the transition.

Program Overview

  • The online program will be open to Melissa ISD students in Kindergarten through 6th grade, to include the majority of students too young to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as of Sept. 1, 2021.

  • Instruction will be both synchronous and asynchronous, completed 100% online.

  • Students will receive educational materials (i.e. books, manipulatives, etc.) to support their online coursework.

  • Parents and guardians must be active participants with their students to ensure successful completion of the coursework.

  • There will be an onsite classroom devoted to students who need to come up to school for individual help in-person.

  • Daily attendance will be required and recorded through interaction with online coursework and scheduled online teacher sessions.

  • Ronnie Havens will serve as the principal of the online program.

  • Once a student enters the program, they must remain there until the completion of the semester. At the completion of the semester, the student has the option to switch back to in-person school. Students are not able to switch back-and-forth from the online program to in-person school in the middle of a semester.

  • The online program will only be offered to students who live within the Melissa ISD attendance boundaries or who already have an approved transfer.

  • The online program will be offered through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. In the spring of 2022, the district will reevaluate interest in the program.

  • Parents of special education students who wish to apply for the online program should do so. Once your application is received, an IEP committee meeting will be held to consider your child's individual needs and opportunity to participate in the online program.

Student Profile for the Online Program

  • Students who are self-motivated.

  • Students who are dedicated to learning.

  • Students who benefit from an individual learning environment.

  • Students who are comfortable with technology.

  • Students who will be active participants in learning sessions.

Parent/Family Involvement

  • Parent, guardian, or family member will commit to serving as the student's Daily Learning Coach.

  • Parents, guardians, and families will provide students with an environment for the optimal learning experience.

  • Daily Learning Coach will review the daily schedule, assignments, and grades with the student.

  • Daily Learning Coach will provide academic support for the student and reach out to the teacher for help when needed.

  • Daily Learning Coach will ensure students complete work daily and stay on track for success.

Eligibility

  • Student is in grades K-6 and: a) is currently enrolled at Melissa ISD, b) has an approved transfer, and/or c) is zoned for Melissa ISD.

  • Student passed all STAAR tests during the previous school year

  • Student earned a passing grade in courses during the previous school year

  • Student will take STAAR assessments in person

  • Student will have a parent or guardian who will serve as their Daily Learning Coach.

Extracurriculars: Sixth grade students will earn a fine arts credit and PE credit through the online program. Students who participate in the online program will not be able to participate in 6th grade band, theatre, or choir.

Special Education: Parents of special education students who wish to apply for the online program should do so. Once your application is received, an IEP committee meeting will be held to consider your child's individual needs and opportunity to participate in the online program.

Agreement

Upon acceptance into the online program, students and families agree to the following:

  • Students will abide by the Melissa ISD Student Code of Conduct.

  • Students will be actively engaged in online learning daily.

  • Students will be present on camera during any synchronous sessions led by an instructor or administrator.

  • Students will be required to attend any testing in-person such as STAAR, TELPAS, or any other required assessments. 

  • Students may be required to return to their home campus for in-person learning if they fail to meet the expectations set forth in the program requirements.

Commitment Form
Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021