2020-2021 Available Method of Instructions


  • Jasper ISD's goal is to safely create a learning environment where students can learn while reducing the risk of viral spread on campus. The Texas Education Agency is allowing flexibility for parents to choose whether to send their child(ren) to school or to participate in daily engagement via a remote online instruction setting at home.

    During registration of your existing student or as a step in enrolling your new student, you will be asked to select the method of instruction that best accommodates your student(s) educational learning environment.

    School counselors will schedule your student based on the method of instruction selected below:

    • In Person
      • attend school/face to face
      • No change in taking attendance. Each campus determines their attendance snapshot time. Student must be in class and the teacher must take attendance at the particular time designated by the campus.
      • Existing JISD Attendance and Grading polices apply. Please see policies in campus handbook.
    • At Home Learning
      • remote/online instruction at home
      • allows Jasper ISD and student's the flexibility to earn daily attendance and course credit through an approved plan for providing high-quality instructional practices with daily engagement Texas Education Agency will clarify the importance of daily engagement.
      • Attendance is determined by DAILY ENGAGEMENT
      • Daily progress via teacher­student interactions, Completion/Turn in of assignments from student to teacher (potentially via email, on­line, or mail).
      • If At Home Learning instruction is chosen, the student MUST stay in Remote instruction for a full grading period.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: As the Texas Education Agency makes updates public, the method of instruction is subject to change.  Method of Instruction Guidance is based on TEA’s June 30, 2020 release.

Questions & Answers

  • Once I make a selection during registration for the Method of Instruction, can I change it?

    Any changes to the method of instruction commitment for the first six-weeks must be requested by midnight on August 10, 2020, by putting your request in writing. You may drop it off at your child’s campus or email methodofinstruction@jasperisd.net.  Changes to the selection can also be made at the end of the six-week grading period.

    Under the At Home Learning instructional method, if a student fails to complete Monday's measure of engagement on Monday but completes the assignment later in the week, can the student's attendance coding be changed to remote asynchronous present for Monday?

    No. In the At Home Learning instructional method, student engagement is measured daily, and attendance is assigned based on the student's completion of that day's engagement measure. Students who do not complete the daily measure of engagement are to be counted absent for that day, and that absence cannot be changed to remote asynchronous present if the student completes the engagement measure on a later date. In the example above, the student would be counted absent on Monday.

    Under the At Home Learning instructional method, if a student decides to complete the entire weeks’ worth of work on Monday, can the student's attendance be coded to show perfect attendance for the week?

    No. In the At Home Learning instructional method, student engagement is measured daily, and attendance is assigned based on the student's completion of that day's engagement measure. Students who do not complete the daily measure of engagement are to be counted absent for that day, and that absence cannot be changed to remote asynchronous present if the student completes work prior to the engagement on a later date.  In the example above, the student would be counted absent Tuesday-­Friday.