IV. Supporting Students

We want all families to be able to come back in the way most comfortable for them. Attendance policies in Texas still allow students to attend from home if you are concerned about sending your child back to the school building.

You may choose for your child to participate in the SWISD remote learning program. A full slate of courses will be taught remotely by teachers from across the district using the Google Classroom platform.

Your child will remain formally enrolled in your respective school while participating in Remote Learning; a student may exit the program and return to the classroom at the start of the next academic grading period.

SWISD can provide families access to technology necessary to participate in this voluntary program.

In addition to the instructional support, SWISD acknowledges that there is also a need for the social-emotional support of our students and upon return to school. During school closure, our counselors and social workers continued to provide remote support to students as well as referrals to external mental health resources when necessary and/or requested by families.

Moving forward, SWISD has prioritized the mental health support of our students and staff with a directed focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL provides a foundation for safe and positive learning and enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. SEL will be embedded both in our virtual and face-to-face curriculum. Mental health surveys will be forthcoming to determine the level of support that our students and staff will need as we begin the 2020-21 school year.