In a statement, Honey Grove Independent School District said it received general guidelines from the Texas Education Agency for the coming school year amidst growing concerns of the spread of COVID-19, which was put into effect this past Tuesday.
The school district said in its statement it plans to offer two different options for students to receive instruction. The first option is face-to-face in school learning and the second option is online-distance learning.
Aspects from the first learning option include in-person instruction and attendance, modified social distancing guidelines, heightened health protocols, increased attention to cleaning and sanitation, and partnerships — meaning all staff monitoring students and keeping them home when they are sick.
Guidelines from the second, remote-learning option include virtual learning (Google Classroom or SeeSaw Platforms), required daily attendance log in, submitting 100 percent of assignments online in a designated time frame, grading policies to remain the same as those in school, and must have reliable Internet.