Remote conferencing provides students an opportunity to access instructional continuity during a temporary absence period. This mode of instruction is available upon eligibility for up to 20 days over the entirety of a school year. Students are eligible for this instructional method if they:
- have a temporary medical condition documented by a physician that notes that a student must remain confined to their home or hospital OR
- have tested positive for a communicable condition, such as COVID-19 OR
- have been identified as having been in close contact with COVID-19.
Students who are out due to illness are not required to participate in Remote Conferencing. It is optional.
General Overview of Remote Conferencing
Remote conferencing will be available for eligible students in grades K-12 and instruction will be provided for core content areas — math, science, English language arts and social studies. Special services will not be provided during this time.
- PK-4: In order to be counted present for daily attendance, students must participate synchronously for two hours during the time scheduled with their online facilitator.
5-12: In order to be counted present for daily attendance, students must participate synchronously for four hours during the time scheduled with their online facilitators.
- Students will complete assignments sent from their classroom teacher but receive assistance from their online facilitator.
- Students will not conference into their regular classroom with their campus teacher.
- Students taking Dual Credit courses will follow directions and procedures from Collin College and their professor. These directions and procedures may differ from Wylie ISD courses.
How to Access Remote Conferencing
If your child meets eligibility due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being identified as having been a close contact with COVID-19, please fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form.
If your child meets eligibility for any other reason, please contact your child’s campus nurse.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child participate in this learning experience if they do not meet one of the three eligibility criteria?
What if I sign my child up for Remote Conferencing and they become too ill to participate?
I don’t have Internet access at home. Am I allowed to still sign my child up for Remote Conferencing?
I have filled out the COVID Reporting Form and expressed interest in Remote Conferencing. When should I expect to hear from the Program Coordinator?
Does Remote Conferencing look like the remote instruction in 2020-21?
Can my child participate in Remote Conferencing longer than 20 days?
Can a parent decide to keep their child in Remote Conferencing for longer than the quarantine or isolation period noted by the nurse? [ADDED SEPT. 9]
If a parent chooses to keep their child home past their qualifying period, are their absences still excused? [ADDED SEPT. 9]