Notes from Dr. Brown: July 8, 2020

Notes from Dr. Brown

I hope you and your family continue to stay safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The continued safety of students and staff weighs heavily on me, the Board, and my Cabinet. I trust this support group as we make plans for what school will look like this fall and beyond.  

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released information to school districts on Tuesday, July 7, about the return to school in the fall. The District is working through that document and will provide the BISD family with more details as they become available. 

BISD opened online registration on Thursday, July 2, where parents were given the opportunity to choose between face-to-face or online instruction. Thankfully, you do not have to register today. However, we will ask parents to enter their choice no later than two weeks before the start of school.  

If you want to register your child now, you may. We posted a document online on how to change between the two options if you choose to do so. Parents will be able to make changes up to two weeks before the start of school. There will still be options to change after that, but it will have to be done through your campus. 

The District has received some great questions from parents since registration opened. Based on what TEA released on July 7, we are developing an extensive FAQ that will address many of your questions. The FAQ will be posted on the District’s website as soon as possible.  

Darrell G. Brown, Ph.D. 
Superintendent 
Birdville ISD 

Governor Abbott has extended the deadline for applying for P-EBT food benefits until July 31.

Governor Abbott has extended the deadline for applying for P-EBT food benefits until July 31. P-EBT is for children who received SNAP March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019–20 Texas school year. If you have not received information from your school, please contact 833-613-6220 or visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT or birdvilleschools.net/p-ebt for more information.

Birdville ISD’s online registration for the 2020–21 school year is “OPEN”

OnlineRegistration

BISD desires to provide face-to-face instruction with students in the classroom when school begins in August, but we realize not everyone may be ready to return to school at that time. Therefore, the District is planning to offer parents the choice between face-to-face instruction and online learning.  

To help prepare for the start of the 202021 school year, BISD has opened online registration early. Though the staff is not on campus at this time to answer questions related to registration, parents may send questions to the technical support email or phone number provided. Please note that there are separate emails/phone numbers for elementary and secondary questions. The District will respond to your questions and voicemails as quickly as possible. 

Attention families who may have accidentally registered early for prekindergarten:   The District will remove those registrations from the system so parents can register within the designated registration window. 

Visit birdvilleschool.net/ReturntoSchool for more information regarding returning to school and online registration.

Notes from Dr. Brown: June 30, 2020

With the start of the 202021 school yearless than 50 days away, BISD, like school districts across the state, is spendingthis time making plans for the return to school this AugustOur plans include regularupdates to parents, staff, students and the BISD familyon how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every aspect of the return to school.

With the uptake of COVID-19 cases over the past weekthe Texas Education Agency (TEA) has slowed its release of information to schools across the state regarding in-person (face-to-face) instruction.Even though there are more questions than answers, Birdville ISD is diligently working to develop plans for a return to school on Aug. 17. Our desire is to provide face-to-face instruction with students in the classroom, but we realize not everyone may be ready to return to school at that time.Thereforewe are also planning to offer online learningin addition to face-to-face instruction

Since BISD is offering more than one option for families,the District is preparing to open registration for the 202021 school year on Thursday, July 2. This will allow parents the opportunity to review both plans and determine what is best for their child(ren). The graphic below provides additional information regarding these plans


https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65818

On Thursday afternoon, BISD will launch a “Return to School” website. This website will provide additional details related to face-to-face and online learning.

Please take time to review the information on the website, with the understanding iis subject to change based on guidelines received from the TEA, UIL, DSHS and the CDC.Any updates will be shared with parents through the District’s various communications channels.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will share additional details on what the District is doing to keep your child and staff safe at school.

I wish for safety for you and your family during this time.

Darrell G. Brown, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Birdville ISD


30 de junio de 2020

Con el comienzo del año escolar 2020–21 a menos de 50 días de distancia, BISD, al igual que los distritos escolares de todo el estado, está pasando este tiempo haciendo planes para el regreso a la escuela este agosto. Nuestros planes incluyen actualizaciones periódicas para los padres, el personal, los estudiantes y la familia de BISD sobre cómo la pandemia de COVID-19 está afectando cada aspecto del regreso a la escuela.

Con la aceptación de los casos de COVID-19 durante la semana pasada, la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) ha retrasado la divulgación de información a las escuelas de todo el estado sobre la instrucción en persona (presencial). Aunque hay más preguntas que respuestas, Birdville ISD está trabajando diligentemente para desarrollar planes para el regreso a la escuela el 17 de agosto. Nuestro deseo es proporcionar instrucción cara a cara con los estudiantes en el aula, pero nos damos cuenta de que no todos pueden prepárate para volver a la escuela en ese momento. Por lo tanto, también estamos planeando ofrecer aprendizaje en línea además de la instrucción presencial.

Dado que BISD ofrece más de una opción para las familias, el Distrito se está preparando para abrir la inscripción para el año escolar 2020–21 el jueves 2 de julio. Esto les permitirá a los padres la oportunidad de revisar ambos planes y determinar qué es lo mejor para su hijo ( ren). El siguiente gráfico proporciona información adicional sobre estos planes.

https://www.birdvilleschools.net/Page/65818

El jueves por la tarde, BISD lanzará un sitio web de “Regreso a la Escuela”. Este sitio web proporcionará detalles adicionales relacionados con el aprendizaje presencial y en línea.

Tómese el tiempo para revisar la información en el sitio web, con el entendimiento de que está sujeta a cambios según las pautas recibidas de TEA, UIL, DSHS y los CDC. Cualquier actualización se compartirá con los padres a través de los diversos canales de comunicación del Distrito.

Durante las próximas dos semanas, compartiré detalles adicionales sobre lo que el Distrito está haciendo para mantener a su hijo y al personal seguros en la escuela.

Deseo seguridad para usted y su familia durante este tiempo.

Darrell G. Brown, Ph.D.
Superintendente
Birdville ISD