Remote Learning Resources

portrait of Renee Smith-FaulknerThe Castleberry ISD Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Team are currently working to provide quality online academic lessons and resources to our students and families during school closures due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. 

While the closing of schools may have the district working in uncharted territory, we feel that several major initiatives such as our Digital Equity 4 All and the One-to-One Student to Computer Initiative ensures the district will be able to continue educating our students while they are in a safe place at home with their families. 

The construction of the third and final student WiFi tower has been accelerated, and it is now fully operational for the start of our remote learning scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020. 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 has acted quickly and ordered WiFi hotspots from  AT&T to distribute to students who cannot connect to a district WiFi tower.

Currently, all CISD students enrolled in grades 4th through 12th grades are issued either a Chromebook or a Windows device in which they may take home to complete assigned school work. In addition, this week, the district is preparing Chromebooks for all 2nd and 3rd grade students, so they may utilize at home to complete the remote lessons the district is currently preparing. 

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. 

Once the 2nd and 3rd grade computers are prepared for distribution, families with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and 1st grade students without electronic devices and Internet access will be able to check-out an iPad and router to connect to one of the district's WiFi towers or 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. Please check our website for updates on the dates and times of distribution of electronic devices as we will be updating our remote learning webpages daily. 

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