Notification of Possible On-campus Requirements for Certain CTE Courses

For the first four weeks, from August 10 to September 7, all students will attend school remotely, get to know their new teachers, readjust to “school hours”, and learn to use a program called Canvas. In compliance with an order issued by the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department on July 16, 2020, there will be no option for face-to-face learning during this time. Families who select face-to-face learning will begin attending class on campus on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. While many CTE courses are able to be delivered remotely, some CTE courses will be implementing portions of their program on-campus in a face-to-face format in some degree after September 7, 2020. 

Based on guidance from TEA and GISD, this list of GISD On-Campus Course Recommendations identifies the programs that require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities and/or specific materials and technology. The GISD CTE Department and staff will determine the appropriate amount of on-campus instruction needed to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in a safe environment and award course credit.  All GISD safety protocols will be strictly followed to ensure the health and safety of students and staff during the face-to-face instructional activity. All students who are electing the remote learning instruction model will need to furnish their own transportation for the CTE classes that require hands-on experience. 

This notification ensures students have an option to select courses that can be completed remotely in total if desired. Families may choose different electives that can be satisfied in a fully remote setting. If your student has chosen to participate in a CTE course with a portion of the instruction needing on-campus instruction and you are not comfortable with that requirement, please contact your student’s home campus counselor to discuss class options. 

We are truly committed to offering the most engaging educational experience possible for all GISD students whether on campus or remotely. Career and Technical classes allow students to explore their passions and to match their skill sets to viable careers. We look forward to serving your child for the 2020-2021 school year. We feel CTE courses prepare all students for a bright future.

Warmest regards,

Erika Crump, Ed.D.
Director of Career and Technical Education