Frenship ISD: Face-to-Face Instruction Is Mandatory for Eligibility in Extracurriculars
With the August 17th start date fast approaching, Frenship ISD has released a set of guidelines and safety protocols for how the upcoming school year is set to run.
The school will be allowing both in-person schooling and virtual schooling at every level and has a plan in place for each. Frenship ISD reiterated that, "Regardless of which learning option you choose for your child, the expectations for coursework and the grading system will be the same for both Face-to-Face and Virtual Learning."
From Frenship ISD's reopening FAQ:
In order to participate in school-sponsored or extracurricular activities (including all UIL-sponsored sports and activities), the student must be enrolled in Face-to-Face Learning.
Students enrolled in Virtual Learning will not be allowed to participate in school-sponsored or extracurricular activities (including all UIL-sponsored sports and activities) while the student is enrolled in Virtual Learning.
If a Virtual Learner returns to Face-to-Face Learning, the student may be eligible to participate in school-sponsored or extracurricular activities, depending on the school-sponsored or extracurricular activity’s normal guidelines.
While there are many similarities to the plans between Lubbock ISD and Frenship ISD, the main difference is that Frenship ISD is only offering participation in extracurricular activities to students who attend face-to-face learning. Virtual students will not be allowed to play sports.
Frenship ISD said of the decision: "We have been working diligently over the past few months to create a premier learning experience for Virtual Learners. We have made progress, but we still have much to learn. Therefore, we are focusing our efforts on ensuring a rigorous academic learning experience for Virtual Learners."
In the classrooms, rugs, curtains, pillows and more will be removed to allow more effective sanitizing and disinfecting. Desks and tables will be socially distanced as much as possible and each student will have assigned seating in every class to help with contact tracing on potential exposures. Students will not be allowed to share school supplies.
Parents and students are asked to make a commitment to at least six weeks when choosing between face-to-face and virtual learning.
Complete guidelines for reopening Frenship ISD can be found at their website.