Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on 08/25/2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools across the country to adjust plans for how to best educate students safely during the 2020-2021 school year. As part of the resulting confusion, our parents have a lot of questions about how this school year is going to work. We have collected some of the most heard questions and set about answering them as plainly as possible. Thank you so much for your patience and feedback as we navigate this situation together. 

Q: When does In-Person Learning Start

A: Unless there is a change in orders from Federal, State, and local governments, students will be able to return to campus on September 28.

Q: I'm worried for my child's safety. Do I have to send them to school when in-person learning resumes?

A: No. Parents can elect to have their child continue learning remotely.

Q: What if I change my mind about whether I want my child to learn at school or online?

A: Parents can contact their child's campus regarding changing learning formats at six-week intervals. However, parents must commit to one or the other for each six-weeks period.

Q: How do I know my child is still going to get a quality education through remote learning?

A: Castleberry ISD examined and evaluated the experiences of parents, students, and staff during the sudden shift to remote learning last year. We are confident that we have developed a consistent program to deliver a high quality and robust education wherever students are learning.

Q: What is the District doing to keep students safe?

A: Castleberry has a thorough plan involving frequent sanitization, adjusted passing period schedules, and other changes designed to prevent the spread of illness amongst the student population. You can find all of this information in the 2020-2021 Reentry Guidebook.

Q: What if I am having technical problems during remote learning?

A: The best thing to do is to contact your child's campus. The front office or one-to-one program administrator can get you the help you need to ensure your child is successful. You can find more information on the Remote Learning Technical Support page of our website.

Q: How are Athletics going to work this year?

A: Athletics programs are underway at Castleberry ISD. We will be closely following the regulations set forth by the University Interscholastic League. You can find information straight from the UIL on their website. We have also published our plan for athletics programs in the 2020-2021 Reentry Guidebook.

Q: Are Fine Arts programs like Band and Choir still going to continue?

A: Castleberry ISD remains dedicated to supporting our students who participate in Fine Arts programs. Details on resuming practice and how safety measures will be implemented for Fine Arts can be found in the 2020-2021 Reentry Guidebook.

Q: How will school meals work during remote learning?

A: We will be offering drive through meal pick-up at CE, JJE, and CHS every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Students who qualify will still receive free or reduced meal prices. You can find more information, including prices and menus, on the Child Nutrition section of our website.

Q: How will school meals work when in-person learning resumes?

A: Our specific approach will be determined as we get closer to the in-person date of September 28. You can find information on the various plans and strategies regarding school meals in the 2020-2021 Reentry Guidebook.

Q: Will the clear backpack and other security requirements be enforced when students return to school?

A: Yes. Students are expected to comply with all of the rules outlined in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. This includes using a clear or mesh backpack.