COVID-19 DISTRICT INFORMATION
Denison ISD will be closed until at least Monday, April 6. By Wednesday, April 1, we will reassess the data to determine whether it is safe for students and staff to return to our campuses. A decision will be communicated that afternoon regarding whether schools will be re-opened on Monday, April 6.
We realize that this situation is posing a significant burden on families, but please note that Denison ISD is doing everything possible to protect the health and well-being of our children and teachers.
Learning plans are being designed for “in-home” student instruction beginning the week of March 23. Denison ISD teachers will contact families personally to provide specific details. This in-home instruction is critically important for your child, and we strongly encourage parents to partner with Denison ISD so that your child continues to grow academically.
Continue to monitor the Denison ISD website on a daily basis for updates. arabicmusik.com
IN-HOME LEARNING DURING THE CLOSURE
CLICK ON THE GRADE LEVEL FOR YOUR STUDENT TO ACCESS THE ONLINE MATERIALS:
Beginning Monday, March 23 lessons will be posted online for Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Curriculum Coordinators and DISD Teachers have been working around the clock to prepare engaging lessons. These lessons include YouTube Math and Science Videos (many produced by our very own teachers!) and fun ELAR lessons that can be applied to any book that the student is reading. We have books that we will be donating to families who need them.
For those students who do not have Internet access, we have prepared packets that can be picked up at each elementary campus. Again, if we discover a need to deliver these lessons, we are prepared to do so.
Our 7th – 12th Grade students will begin online instruction via Schoology, our online Learning Management System that houses all classes, including electives. Curriculum Staff conducted a Zoom Meeting with teams from Scott Middle School and Denison High School to brainstorm resources that can be used to enhance our virtual instruction on Thursday of this week.
Our Technology Department is researching devices with built-in hot spots that can be checked out to students who do not have Wi-Fi access. Three models have been ordered. Once we determine that a Denison ISD image can be loaded in order to make the machines CIPA compliant, we will process a larger order and get a plan in place to get these machines into the hands of students who need them.
Until that time, SMS and DHS will provide paper lessons for those students; however, we hope to have the Wi-Fi obstacle conquered in expedited fashion.
YELLOW JACKET FEEDING PROGRAM
Throughout the extended closure, Denison ISD will continue to serve Grab & Go Meals at the following locations:
▶ Scott Middle School - 1901 S. Mirick Avenue
▶ B. McDaniel Intermediate - 400 Lillis Lane
▶ Lamar Elementary - 1000 S. Fifth Avenue
▶ Terrell Elementary - 230 W. Martin Luther King
In addition, we will begin meal delivery to certain areas of town where there are clustered residential areas. We are asking the community for help in identifying areas where meal delivery would be beneficial. Additional sites include:
▶ Denison Housing Authority: 330 N 8th St (in parking lot by office)
▶ Denison Housing Authority Tower Lane: 1000 N Armstrong (by maintenance building)
▶ El Dorado mobile home estates: 5600 Texoma Parkway, Sherman
▶ Sharon Circle mobile home estates: by 216 Sharon Circle
▶ Heritage Lakeview Apartments: 1816 N State Hwy 91
▶ Parkdale Villas Apartments: 4100 Parkdale Avenue
Anyone 18 and under is welcome to participate in this free breakfast and lunch program. Both meals will be served simultaneously 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday through Friday which will allow families to pick up both meals at once. On Friday’s, we will hand out 2 additional meals for Saturday and Sunday, a total of 3 meals going out on Fridays.
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FREE SERVICES
To our school and community partners:
As more cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) are reported in Texas, we are committed to providing health care to the community. Please take a moment to read the below message about Virtual Visit and share in your ISD communications.
365体育备用网站Delivering high-quality care to you and your family virtually anywhere
With Virtual Visit, families can video chat free of charge with a provider right from home about illnesses, injuries and mental health. Virtual Visit by Children’s Health℠ Virtual Care is offering free screenings 24/7 with code: COVID19. This is for any child or adult, regardless of age or affiliation with Denison ISD.
Here’s how it works:
Visit the Virtual Visit web portal and 365体育备用网站 or download the app shown at the right.
365体育备用网站When you need care, you can videoconference with a health care provider right from your smartphone, tablet, video-equipped computer or at one of our kiosks.
You can use Virtual Visit to address common conditions such as coughs, respiratory infections, colds, sinus infections, fever, flu, headaches, diarrhea, strep throat and pink eye. Virtual Visit is not for serious or life-threatening conditions. If you have an emergency, go to the emergency room or call 911.
Visit for more information.
SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE CLOSURE
These are unusually times, and everyone is trying to manage the new “normal” related to the Coronavirus. It may cause stress and worry in children and ourselves. In times of change it is important to maintain a routine, eat healthy, get good rest, move our bodies, maintain positive thoughts, and starting next week, do our school work. Below are some resources to help parents discuss how to stay healthy and learn about the Coronavirus as well as tips on speaking to your children about Coronavirus. Lastly, it contains social emotional learning activities to help maintain good mental health.
IN-HOME LEARNING DURING THE CLOSURE
IN-HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR DISD STUDENTS
Read with your child, and talk about what was read.
If you have access to a smartphone or internet device, a neat reading website to check out is Storyline Online.
Storyline Online is for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Play Board Games
Board games are great for promoting collaboration, inquiry, and critical thinking.
Pose “Would you rather” questions to your scholar. Then, have them write a story about their response.
For example, ask:
Would you rather it be warm and raining or cold and snowing today? Or Would you rather be able to create a new holiday or create a new sport?
Then, your scholar could write about what he might do on a rainy or snowy day, or what holiday or sport she would create!
If you need help thinking of “Would You Rather” questions, here’s a website that has 200!
Do It Yourself Art Projects
Here’s a website with a ton of fun DIY art projects. Chances are you have many of the supplies at home to do some of these!
Do A Science Experiment Together
Here’s a website with 63 Science Experiments that use household items!
Having your child cook with you is an engaging way to review measurements and fractions. While following the recipe, point out the size of a teaspoon vs. a tablespoon, a 1/4 cup vs. a 1/2 cup, etc. Discuss the temperature of the oven and the number of minutes that it takes to complete the cooking process! This is math...in real life!
Take a Virtual Field Trip
Using this website, you and your child can take a virtual field trip to 30 interesting places around the world!
Visit the San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, the Great Wall of China…and many other interesting places!
Educational Apps via Clever
If you have access to the internet, remind your scholar that they have access to the educational apps that they use at school via the Clever portal.
Go to arabicmusik.com
Hover over students.
Click on student links.
Then, click on Clever. (Students should know their logins.)
All scholars at SMS and DHS have Schoology. They can check for messages and activities from their teachers on their smartphones or any WiFi device.