STUDENT DEVICE REQUEST FORM

If you still need a device for your student(s), please register using the link below. These requests will be served at your student's home campus who will contact you about collection. Please ensure you supply an email address and contact phone number in the request form.

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    The At-Home Learning Hub will provide student learning opportunities throughout the entire time that the district is closed. In fact, the Hub is being implemented in phases and will continue to improve and grow as we add more content and resources.

    Navegar por el Centro de Aprendizaje en el hogar para hispanohablantes con subtítulos en inglés.

    At-Home Learning Timeline

    • Phase 1

      March 16 – 27, 2020

      • Teachers will NOT assign grades
      • Students are encouraged to complete activities 
      • Devices will be distributed to students who do not have them. 

    • Phase 2

      March 30 – April 9

      • Instruction and activities will be provided to students through Seesaw and/or paper-based learning packets for grades PK-2, Canvas for grades 3-12 with a focus on core content courses of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science.
      • Arlington ISD teachers will participate in professional learning on how to deliver instruction remotely in preparation for Phase 3.
      • Students who have been participating in Edgenuity programs for credit/grade recovery prior to Spring Break will be able to continue to their learning on that platform. A link will be provided directly on the At-Home Learning Hub.
      • AP coursework for secondary studentswill be supported using the AP Classroom tool provided by College Board which can be accessed on the At-Home Learning Hub
      • Teachers will NOT assign grades that will impact a student’s grade point average (GPA).
      • Students are asked to complete activities/assignments to maintain their learning they received this school year so far.

    • Phase 3

       April 10 – end of closure 

      • All content areas and courses will be taught by Arlington ISD teachers using Seesaw and Canvas.
      • An alternate paper-based learning packet will continue to be provided for Pre-K – 2ndgrade students in addition to the Seesaw lessons accessible on the At-Home Learning Hub.
      • Resources will continue to be available in the At-Home Learning Hub

    Student Attendance During Campus Closure

    Students are expected to complete the 2019-2020 school year showing progress towards the grade level proficiency standards. Although school buildings are closed, instructional support is still occurring and students are expected to continue learning.

    Beginning the week April 13, 2020, teachers will periodically take attendance of students’ participation. Please visit the Student Hub section of the At Home Learning Hub to find out how your student can connect with his/her teacher and receive instructional support for grade-level standards and expectations for successful completion of this academic school year.    

    In AISD, we are focused on the success of every student. In order for students to be successful, they must be engaged.  Students not engaged in the learning risk not gaining credit in their courses, not graduating, and/or not being promoted.

    Arlington ISD teachers are recording no more than 1-2 grades per week per course/subject that will be used when making decisions about the progress students are making toward receiving credit or advancing to the next grade level, and they are periodically taking attendance based on student participation.

    We look forward to continuing to support you and your child in the learning process during this unprecedented time.

    Es nuestra expectativa que los estudiantes completen el ciclo escolar 2019 – 2020 mostrando progreso en las aptitudes específicas a su grado escolar.  Aún cuando las escuelas permanecen cerradas, el apoyo educativo continua y se espera que los estudiantes continúen aprendiendo. 

    Comenzando la semana del 13 de abril del 2020, los maestros tomaran asistencia periódicamente de la participación de los estudiantes.  Favor de visitar el sitio de At Home Learning Hub para saber cómo su estudiante puede conectarse con su maestro(a) y recibir apoyo educativo en sus aptitudes escolares y sobre las expectativas para completar el ciclo escolar satisfactoriamente.

    En AISD, estamos enfocados en el éxito de cada estudiante. Para que los estudiantes tengan éxito, deben estar participando en su aprendizaje.  Los estudiantes que no estén participando en su aprendizaje corren el riesgo de no obtener crédito en sus cursos escolares, no graduarse, y/o no aprobar el curso o grado escolar.

    Esperamos con interés continuar apoyándolos a ustedes y a su hijo(a) en el proceso de aprendizaje durante estos tiempos sin precedente y los invitamos a visitar https://www.aisd.net/students/at-home-learning/ para conectarse con su maestro(a).

    Instructional Support

    Learning Management Systems

    SeesawSeesaw

    Seesaw is Arlington ISD’s adopted learning management system for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade. It allows students to engage in interactive activities to “show what they know” through the use of photos, videos, drawings, shapes, and text.

    Seesaw works on desktop and laptop computers and Chromebooks using a web browser, and on tablets and smartphones using the Seesaw Class app. Learn more about using Seesaw on your at-home learning device.

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MOBILE USERS: Settings at the district-level require that students log in to Seesaw through RapidIdentity in a web browser and not through the Seesaw Class mobile app. This is a change from how students may have logged into Seesaw while at school earlier this year.

    If students are using a personal device (not a district issued iPad), they will need to download the Seesaw Class app before logging in to Rapid ID. The app needs to be installed on the iPad in order for Seesaw to run; once a student clicks on Seesaw through Rapid ID, Seesaw will open and the students may select their At Home Learning class. 

    At the end of the day, students need to sign out of Seesaw by clicking on their name in the left hand corner, clicking the gear, and selecting Sign Out. Students also need to click on Logout in Rapid ID. This will allow everything to open correctly the following day. (Please note: not following these steps may result in students not being able to access their class and/or activities.)

    Parent/guardian access to Seesaw for Schools

    Seesaw requires an invite from your child's teacher in order to sign up. If you do not have an invite (QR code or link) by noon on Monday, March 30, please contact your child's teacher. 

    Access additional support information about Seesaw for Schools.

    Parent/guardian translation tools in Seesaw for Schools

    Translation works for notes, captions, comments, announcements, and messages within Seesaw. The “See Translation” tool will only appear if the note, caption, comment, or announcement is written in a language that is different from the language of the viewer’s device or computer. The “See Translation” tool only appears for teachers and families, not students.

    Access additional information about the Translation tools in Seesaw.

    CanvasCanvas

    Canvas is Arlington ISD’s adopted learning management system for Grades 3-12. It will be used to allow students’ access to a variety of instructional resources and activities. 

    Canvas works in multiple internet browsers on desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, and on tablets and smartphones. Learn more about supported browsers. There are also two mobile apps to support At-Home Learning: Canvas Student and Canvas Parent. Learn more about Canvas’ mobile apps.

    Why Canvas Information Sheet

    How do parents/guardians access Canvas?

    Canvas allows parents of enrolled AISD students to create an observer account. Learn more about the observer role in Canvas and access the steps for creating an observer account. (Spanish-language version)

    Tips for Families with English Learners

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has a web portal that provides information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and impactful to support educational leaders, teachers, parents and families, and community partners to ensure the academic success of the State’s English learners.

    ELTexas Logo Supporting English Learners In Texas

    Language Translation Support

    Arlington ISD wants to assist you in supporting your student's learning in every way possible. This includes providing materials and information to the public in multiple languages. While we currently provide most information in English and Spanish, we understand that there are many languages spoken in the households of AISD. 

    For languages not directly provided by AISD and for the translation of website content, we recommend the use of services like Google Translate. This service will translate text and documents (Word, Adobe PDF) into many different languages. We also recommend Google Translate's Chrome browser extension as a way to translate websites like Seesaw and Canvas, our learning management systems, as well as many other digital resources used by AISD.

    Instructions for installing and using the Google Translate Chrome browser extension - (Spanish)

    Special Education, Dyslexia, & Section 504

    Paper-based Packets

    In an effort to support our youngest students who either don’t have access to technology or find it difficult to use, the district is providing an alternative, paper-based packet for Prekindergarten – 2nd grade students. A new weekly packet will be available throughout the school closure and is designed to keep your PK-2 students actively engaged in their learning. Please note this packet may not follow the exact format of the online Seesaw instruction but will focus on the same standards, knowledge, and skills.

    Packet FAQ

    When and where can I pick up packets for my Pre-K – 2nd grade kids?

    Because storms are predicted in the area today, the first packet pick-up will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at any of the sites offering the Student Meal Plan. Next week and in future weeks, packet pick-up will occur on Mondays.

    Are packets required?

    PK-2 students are highly encouraged to complete the packets if they are not comfortable navigating their learning activities posted each week on the At-Home Learning Hub using Seesaw. Grades will not be recorded for completed packets.

    Can someone else pick up the packet if I’m not available?

    Anyone can pick up a PK-2 learning packet. Packets are also available online in the Athome Learning Hub under your child’s grade level.

    Do students turn the packets in?

    No, packets are not turned in. Packets are designed to be done at home independently or with the support of parents/guardians.

    If we are doing the assignments in the Hub, do we also need to do the packets?

    PK-2 learning packets are designed to supplement learning for young learners where online learning would be challenging. If you have the lessons on the At-Home Learning Hub through Seesaw, you don’t need to use the packets. If you would like additional materials or if you have a very young learner that is not comfortable learning in an online environment, they can do the packets instead.

    Grading and Credit Information

    Will I get a report card for the 5th six weeks and/or 6th six weeks?

    • 5th six weeks: Due to the lack of grades recorded, report cards will not be distributed districtwide. Teachers will not assign work to make up what was missed during the first two phases of the closure period. Assignments provided by the district in the At-Home Learning Hub during the 5th six weeks are not graded.
    • In alignment with state law, students who were not making satisfactory progress in a foundational course (a core content area) during the first three weeks of the 5th six-week grading period will receive notification indicating their lack of progress to the parent/guardian. Teachers will personally contact parents of these students directly during the week of April 13, 2020.
    • 6th six weeks: A progress report will be published for all students in grades 3-12 on May 6, 2020, and a final report card will be distributed by May 28, 2020, for all students. Numeric grades will not be used on these report cards.
      • Pre-K
        • Because Pre-K students are not typically retained and Pre-K students will be unable to complete the face to face End-of-Year assessment needed to finalize report cards, parents of Pre-K students will receive a standardized letter from the district articulating their child’s promotion to kindergarten.
      • Kindergarten-2nd Grade
        • All K-2 students will be issued a final standards-based report card.
      • Grades 3-8:
        • Progress reports and report cards will indicate PR for “progress” or NP for “no progress” for each course.
        • Final report cards will indicate a PS for “pass” or an INC for “incomplete.”
        • Should a student not participate in the coursework provided, an INC for incomplete will be recorded as the final grade on the student’s transcript and credit will not be awarded.
      • Grades 9-12 (and grades 7 & 8 participating in high school courses):
        • Progress reports and report cards will indicate PR for “progress” or NP for “no progress” for each course.
        • Final report cards will indicate CRD for “credit” or INC for “incomplete” for each course thereby awarding credit or not awarding credit on the student’s transcript.
        • Should a student not participate in the coursework provided, an INC for “incomplete” will be recorded as the final grade on the student’s transcript and credit will not be awarded.
      • Parents of students who are assigned an incomplete will be contacted by the school.
      • Parents/guardians of special education students will receive IEP progress notifications in accordance with the law.
      • Arlington ISD is implementing a credit/pass and incomplete grade for final report cards for all secondary students. Incompletes earned will not receive credit and will function similarly as a fail until credit is earned. Please refer to question #9 on the NCAA guidance document for specific information pertaining to pass/fail grades.

    How will I access my student's 6th six weeks progress report?

    Due to the current campus closure, progress report grades will not be physically distributed to your student as usual. Progress reports can be accessed using the Parent Self Serve website. Please follow the instructions below to access and register for Parent Self Serve.

    Accessing and Registering for Parent Self Serve (PSS) - (Spanish)

    How will teachers decide to award credit/promote a student to the next grade level?

    During this challenging time, our goal is to ensure our students are as successful as possible. With that, teachers and principals will be using the following considerations to make final decisions:

    • A student’s progress toward proficiency of state standards in the course or grade level;
    • A student’s effort and persistence in completing the assignments provided; and
    • A student’s effort to master concepts taught.

    Pre-K: Students in Pre-K will be promoted and parents will receive a general letter from the district regarding enrollment into kindergarten.

    Grades K-2: Students will be promoted based on evidence of proficiency of the grade-level standards taught, especially in language arts and mathematics.

    Grades 3-8: Students will be promoted based on evidence of overall proficiency in each core subject area.

    Grades 9-12: Students will be awarded credit based on evidence of overall proficiency in each course.

    Any decision to retain a student or to not award credit for a course (being assigned an INC for incomplete) will be made collaboratively between the teacher of record and the principal or his/her designee. Parents of students in this situation will be contacted by the school.

    What options do seniors have to recover credit needed for graduation?

    The below strategies are being implemented to support seniors graduating on time:

    • Seniors have been enrolled in Edgenuity to regain first semester credit
    • Seniors have been enrolled in Edgenuity SEL modules to regain first semester credit due to the 90% attendance rule
    • Seniors will complete a teacher-created Canvas grade redemption process to gain credit in a course not within Edgenuity
    • The Canvas grade redemption process is available to senior students who are not being successful in Edgenuity.

    What options do underclassmen (and junior high students taking high school courses) have to recover credit for a failed course connected to a 2019-2020 STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exam?

    TEA recently provided guidance that if a student is not graduating and is currently enrolled in an EOC-related course, the EOC passing requirement will be waived if the student receives credit for the course during the 2019-2020 school year. The below options are available for these underclassmen:

    • For a failed course in the fall with a grade of 60-69, students will participate in a Canvas grade redemption process with their classroom teacher.
    • For a failed course in the fall with a grade below 60, students will be enrolled in the corresponding course in Edgenuity.
    • For courses denied credit in the fall due to the 90% attendance rule, students will be enrolled in Edgenuity SEL Modules to regain credit.

    What options do underclassmen (students in grades 9-11) have to recover credit for failed non-EOC courses needed for graduation?

    For failed courses, credit recovery options have been differentiated by grades made in the fall semester by underclassmen:

    • For a failed course in the fall with a grade of 60-69, students will participate in a Canvas grade redemption process with their classroom teacher.
    • For a failed course in the fall with a grade below 60, students will be enrolled in the corresponding course in Edgenuity.
    • Teachers may choose to support underclassmen who made below a 60 through the Canvas grade redemption process.

    If an underclassman previously failed a course that is not needed for graduation, how can credit be earned?

    Credit recovery options have been differentiated by grades made in the fall semester for these underclassmen:

    • Students in grades 9-11 who failed a course in the fall of the 2019-2020 school year with a grade of 60-69 will participate in Canvas Grade Redemption Process.
    • Students in grades 9-11 who failed a course in the fall of the 2019-2020 school year with a grade below 60 will be enrolled in the corresponding Edgenuity course to earn credit.

     What options do high school students have to recover course credit that was denied in a previous semester for not meeting the state's 90% attendance rule?

    High school students having to recover course credit that was denied in the fall 2019 semester for not meeting the state's 90% attendance rule will be enrolled in Edgenuity SEL Modules to regain credit.

     What options do junior high school students have to recover grades for courses failed in the fall 2019?

    Enrollment in Edgenuity is available for junior high school students having to recover grades for courses failed in the fall 2019.

    GPA Calculations

    What is the difference between the GPA used to determine Graduation Honors for seniors and a student's final GPA?

    Each year, the school district calculates an initial GPA using a pre-determined cut date to identify the Top 10% of the graduating class including the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year, that cut date will be the end of the 2019-2020 first semester.

    At the end of the school year, when all grades have been submitted for completed courses, a final GPA is calculated for all seniors. This GPA is the final GPA that is recorded on the students' transcripts. This GPA will include all credit-bearing courses completed prior to closure and any courses failed prior to closure that were recovered in credit recovery.

    What is the difference between the GPA used to determine Graduation Honors for seniors and a student's final GPA?

    Each year, the school district calculates an initial GPA using a pre-determined cut date to identify the Top 10% of the graduating class including the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year, that cut date will be the end of the 2019-2020 first semester.

    At the end of the school year, when all grades have been submitted for completed courses, a final GPA is calculated for all seniors. This GPA is the final GPA that is recorded on the students' transcripts. This GPA will include all credit-bearing courses completed prior to closure and any courses failed prior to closure that were recovered in credit recovery.

    Student Testing Information

    Given the impact of COVID-19, there have many changes associated with academic assessments.  The information provided here will give you an overview of the changes and links to information about the changes.  Please visit the websites provided for the most up-to-date information.

    State Testing

    Guidance related to the state assessment program is updated every few days and is provided under the Assessment section on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance webpage.

    Annual state assessment requirements have been suspended for the remainder of the school year.  This means that all STAAR assessments scheduled for April, May, and June 2020 are canceled, including STAAR grades 3-8 tests, STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments, and STAAR Alternate 2 tests.

    For high school seniors who are still working to meet assessment graduation requirements in the 2019-2020 school year, required performance on the EOC assessments is being waived for spring 2020.  This means that current seniors may graduate through an Individual Graduation Committee (IGC) process this year regardless of the number of EOC assessments they still need to pass.  The campus will determine if a student has met all other graduation requirements, including successfully completing curriculum requirements or successfully completing an individualized education program.  A chart that shows different end-of-course exam situations can be found in the COVID-19 FAQ: Assessment document on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance webpage.

    STAAR EOC Assessment Guidance (Updated by TEA 3/31/20)

    College Testing

    Please visit the Assessment section on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance webpage for updates on AP, IB, TSIA, SAT, and ACT testing.

    AP Testing

    College Board will conduct AP Testing this spring. Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.  The College Board is investing in a secure at home testing option. For Spring 2020 only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option. AP exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. Exam content and guidelines can be found at the College Board's website, Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Updates for AP Testing—How to Successfully Tackle the AP Exam

    In an effort to support students as they prepare for and take a virtual AP exam, the College Board has made several resources available.  The links provide information about how to prepare for testing.  Additionally, there is an AP Exam guide with important instructions.  Finally, we have posted specific content documents that students may use during the exam, like formula carts.

    IB Testing

    The May 2020 International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations as scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for Diploma Programme candidates will no longer be held. Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes. Exam updates can be found on IBO's website, COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates.

    Technology Support

    Resetting Student Passwords

    Students have the ability to reset their passwords in the RapidIdentity application. Use the "Need Help" link above the login area.

    If you are unable to reset your password through this method, we have set up a process to further assist students with this. Please send an email to your campus librarian (link below) with the title 'Student Password Reset Request'.

    Please include your student's name, campus name, student ID and username (if possible) in the body of your email.

    Technology and Online Access for Students

    We are in unprecedented times and have the following recommendations for students to access documents via private and public WiFi.

    Tier 1:

    • Grades 3rd - 12th: Download the Canvas Student app on your mobile device for iPhone or Android phones with a data plan and receive instruction via mobile platform. 

    Tier 2:

    • Charter / Spectrum Internet has a 60-day free plan for homes of K-12 students. Here is Charter’s official statement.
    • The members of the Texas Cable Association are working on a plan for Texas K-12 students. Read their statement.
    • Most Arlington School WiFi will reach to the near proximity of the building (like a parking lot) and will be available 24/7.
    • Freedom Pop:  Free Wireless Internet / Mobile plans with limitations

    Student Device Help Desk

    If I’m having trouble with the device/s issues by Arlington ISD, who can I contact?

    The district has a Student Device Help Desk to assist with any issues related to devices distributed by the Arlington ISD. You will place a ticket with the Help Desk and a member of our technology team will contact you.