SISD Return-to-School Plan
The SISD Return-to-School manual has been developed to provide information to parents, teachers and students regarding the reopening of school for the Fall 2020 semester. The challenge faced by school leaders across the nation will be to structure a return plan that will maximize learning for students in a safe environment. With that in mind, Sunnyvale ISD has set the following goals:
- Academic Progress for Students
- Equitable Services for Students
- Optimized Health & Wellness for Students and Employees
The goals, as well as input from staff, students, and parents, were at the center of decisions made in the development of the Return to School plan. The leadership team met with a representative sample of staff members from each campus, the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), and gathered community feedback through use of an online platform, ThoughtExchange.
PLEASE NOTE: This Return-to-School Plan is a working framework for SISD's plan for reopening the district. Changes may occur and as such, this manual is subject to change at any time.
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The Sunnyvale ISD BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program
Dear Raider Family,
In order to continue our tradition of excellence and innovation while adding another layer of safety measures to protect the health of our students during these uncertain times, we are excited to announce the Sunnyvale ISD BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program.
Beginning this school year, each student will have a device assigned to him or her that he or she will use for in-person instruction and at-home learning.
Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade will have and assigned device that each student, alone, will use on a daily basis. In the event of at-home learning, whether due to school closure or your family choosing that option for your child, that device will then go home with your student.
If you are a parent or guardian of a Pre-K through 2nd grade student you will be required to sign a device contract at the time of picking up your child’s device for the beginning of the school year.
Students in 3rd through 12th grades will have three options for obtaining a device for in-person instruction and at-home learning:
Option 1: Students may bring a device they already own as long as it meets the minimum requirements of having WiFi capability, a physical keyboard, and the Chrome Browser.
Option 2: Parents/Guardian may request an $100 coupon for each 3rd-12th Grade student in their home that can be applied towards a district approved device at Best Buy. These coupons are made available on a first come, first served basis once evey four years.
Option 3: Parents/Guardians rent a school-owned deviced for 3rd-12th grade student to use in their home so they can utilize a district-provided Chromebook. However, a repair or replacement fee will be collected in the event of loss or damage.
If you are the parent or guardian of a student in 3rd through 12th grade you must declare the option you are selecting for obtaining a device for each 3rd through 12th grade student in your home. You will select the device option you prefer for your student at the time of completing the Parent Commitment Form which will be emailed to you in the coming days.
For further details and information please visit sunnyvaleisd.com/byod.