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Buna ISD 

Flexible Education Program


 

Our Goal

In an effort to ensure that our Buna ISD students continue to actively learn, students will be provided high-quality resources and instruction in online and printed format. Daily work is designed for no more than 4 hours daily.

 

Distribution of Resources

Student assignments will be available on Tuesday, March 24th in digital and print formats. Students accessing online content will receive an invitation via his/her Buna ISD email address from the teacher to join the digital class.  For students needing printed packets, pick up will be at the student’s campus on March 24th at the following times:  

9:30 am -11:00 am and 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.  After the first week, all printed packets will be distributed on Mondays at the same times as above.   

 

Role of the Teacher

Teachers with assistance from the curriculum department will prepare activities on a weekly basis and may be reached via Buna ISD email.  Teachers will respond to emails within 24 hours. The role of the teacher is to provide support during this transition. Teachers will not provide new instruction at this time; all assignments are review of concepts previously taught and enrichment.  Please contact your child’s teacher for any learning needs that your child may have. You can reach your child’s teachers by visiting the Buna ISD website and clicking on the blue “Schools” tab at the top of the page, and then clicking on “Teachers”. You will find a direct link to the teacher’s email address. 

 

PK-12 Core Content

It is our hope that students will remain engaged in educational activities that will reinforce prior learning.  It is imperative that teachers and parents work together to encourage students to participate in and complete educational activities. 

 

Grading and Submitting Work

At this time, no grades or attendance will be taken.  It is still necessary for students to remain engaged in learning during the time of temporary closure.  Depending on the length we are away from school, it could be required that we transition into a more structured model.

 

Student Devices

Students who have a district-issued device (Chromebook)--Grades 8-11-- can use those to access content online as long as there is internet access from the home.  Students can also use their own devices to complete instruction. The District will not issue additional devices to students who do not already have them. Students who do not have a device or internet connectivity will need to complete printed work packets. 

 

Special Education

In the best interest of the child and based on guidance from the Texas Education Agency, all Texas public school districts will ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities during an emergency district closure.  This also aligns with our guiding principles of equity, quality and enrichment. To ensure continuity of services for students with disabilities, the district will provide additional enrichment activities and resources in the areas of behavior support, PEP, Life Skills, Deaf Education, Visually Impaired, Speech Therapy, Counseling Services, Occupational/Physical Therapy & Adapted PE.  ARD committee meetings will continue to occur via conference call or virtual meeting.

 

Dyslexia

To ensure continuity of services for students receiving Dyslexia services, additional enrichment activities and resources are available on the district website under Flexible Educational Program.

 

Gifted and Talented

Students identified as gifted and talented can access independent study in the Texas Performance Standards Project. This Project comprises a set of performance standards, curricula, and assessments for differentiating instruction and deepening academic learning.   TSPS is designed for Kindergarten through High School and enables students to select topics of interest, conduct independent research, select methods of presentation, and present findings to an audience. 

 

Advanced Placement (AP)

In addition to digital curriculum, students taking AP courses can use their personal College Board account to access practice questions and released exam questions.  These resources can be accessed through the College Board website.

 

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

In addition to digital curriculum, information on industry-based certifications will be provided as this information is made available.
 

Extended Closure

It is our hope that we return to a regular school schedule in early April.  We realize that there are no certainties in this time of transition. Buna ISD will take all necessary steps to further enhance our students’ educational needs if a longer closure becomes necessary.

 

Our Commitment

Buna ISD is here to serve our families during this difficult time.  We would like nothing more than to have our students back in our classrooms.  We know that many of you have your own work schedules and several children in the household that need your attention.  We call this a Flexible Education Program because we want it to be “flexible” for your family. Together we will make this work.  Please know that you can always reach out to someone for help.  


 

Administrator Contact Information:

Buna High School - Mr. Mike Brewster

mbrewster@bunaisd.net

Buna Junior High School - Mrs. Amber Flowers

aflowers@bunaisd.net

Buna Elementary School - Mrs. Karen Hebert

khebert@bunaisd.net

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction - Mrs. Kelley Peck

kpeck@bunaisd.net

Director of Special Education - Mr. Jerry Gore

jgore@bunaisd.net

Director of Technology - Mr. Matt Ibanez

mibanez@bunaisd.net