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MISD Updates 2020–2021 Academic Calendar with Designated At-Home Learning Days for Spring Semester

Press Release|
Cody Cunningham|
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

McKinney, Texas – In December, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced a new waiver option for school districts that allows for the scheduling of periodic asynchronous (at-home) instructional days during the spring of 2021.

Asynchronous learning is a general term used to describe education or lessons that do not occur in the same place or at the same time. For example, students would learn from home and receive classroom assignments from learning platforms such as SeeSaw and Canvas and complete the assignment independently.

Under this new option, districts are provided with an opportunity to change a regular school day to be asynchronous instruction (students learn remotely and independently) in order to provide additional planned professional development, teacher preparation days and to focus on teacher planning and student engagement.

The waiver option comes at a critical time during the COVID-19 pandemic when most school districts and teachers can benefit significantly from additional planning and collaboration due to the demands of teaching in-person and virtual students simultaneously.

The following dates have been designated as asynchronous instruction days in McKinney ISD, and all students will learn remotely and independently on these days. Assignments will be posted on SeeSaw and Canvas.

February 1, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 15, 2021
April 12, 2021

Click here to view the MISD calendar page.

Club 360 Holiday Care will be available to elementary parents in need of childcare. However, due to staffing limitations students may not complete asynchronous assignments while in Holiday Care.

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