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Pecan Grove Elementary shifts to online learning starting Tuesday, August 24 (8/23/2021)

The following message was sent to the parents of Pecan Grove Elementary students on Monday, August 23, 2021.

 


August 23, 2021

 

Dear Pecan Grove Elementary Parents and Guardians,

 

The FBISD COVID Response Team monitors COVID related data and activities each day in an effort to mitigate the spread of illness and maintain the continuity of regular school and business operations within the District.

 

Following careful consideration, the decision has been made for Pecan Grove Elementary to shift from face-to-face instruction to online learning effective Tuesday, August 24, 2021, through Friday, August 27, 2021. On Tuesday, August 24, the instructional day will begin at 9:30 a.m. School will take place online during the normal hours of operation for the remainder of the week. Students will tentatively return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, August 30, 2021.

 

The FBISD COVID Response Team assessed a wide range of internal and external indicators to determine the level of risk and/or possible disruption to campus operations. All data suggested a significant impact to our ability to adequately staff the campus and has caused an operational disruption that would prevent us from continuing face-to-face instruction at this time.

 

The duration of this transition is contingent upon campus staffing and several other internal and external environmental factors that are being monitored daily. It is our intention to return to face-to-face instruction for students once we can do so.

 

Class Schedules

All students and staff will continue to operate on the current bell schedule assigned to them for Term 1. During the shift to online learning, students will log in to Microsoft Teams from home and follow their current schedule from 8:10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Teachers will send students Microsoft Teams invites before classes begin on Tuesday morning.

Extended Learning

The Extended Learning / Extended Day program will also be closed during the duration of the school's pivot to online learning. Extended Learning will reopen once the school resumes face-to-face learning for students.

Child Nutrition Information
FBISD Child Nutrition will provide Grab and Go meal service during the duration of the school’s shift to online learning. Meals will be served curbside at the bus ramp, and parents must provide a student ID number to pick up meals for their students. Lunch will be provided on Tuesday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These meals are provided to FBISD students at no cost.

Technology
Fort Bend ISD encourages families to use personal devices during the shift to online learning. However, the District understands that not all families have access to devices and internet connectivity at home. The Fort Bend ISD Lending Library will make technology devices available for any student in need. A limited number of mobile hot spots are available for families with no internet at home. Please see your email for additional information to request a technology device or mobile hot spot. Please visit https://www.fortbendisd.com/techresources for technology information and support.

Additional Information
Thank you for your flexibility and support throughout this pandemic. I understand that this shift in academic delivery will require our community to adapt. We must remain disciplined and vigilant in our approach to this pandemic as we do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses and in our surrounding communities. Our passionate and dedicated staff will continue to deliver high-quality instruction as we shift to online learning, allowing us to continue the District’s mission. I am grateful for their hard work and the strong support of our community.

The District strongly encourages staff and students to wear masks whether they are vaccinated or not. Face coverings protect individuals from getting and transmitting COVID-19. Face coverings are optional, per the Governor's executive order in June. 

It is also important that you monitor symptoms, and should you feel ill, begin exhibiting symptoms, or be exposed to someone positive for COVID-19, please see a physician. Families must self-report a positive COVID-19 test, via the FBISD Wellness Survey.

The FBISD Facilities Department will clean and disinfect during the shift to online learning.

 
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this temporary shift to online learning.

 

Kari Bruhn, Principal
Pecan Grove Elementary