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Navasota ISD switches to remote learning this week due to COVID cases

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 19:47:15-05

Navasota ISD will to switch to its remote, asynchronous learning plan for this week, beginning Monday, December 14th, through Friday, December 18th due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

NISD said this past week, starting on Thursday, they have seen a sharp increase in reports from students, staff, and parents who have been displaying COVID-19 symptoms, have received a lab confirmed positive result from their COVID test, or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Just within the last few days, we have had three of our campuses now exceed that 2% threshold," the district said in a Facebook post.

In addition, the number of campus staff and teachers that are out this coming week due to positive tests or close contact isolation have made it extremely difficult to cover classes throughout the campus.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in students and staff, Navasota ISD has made the decision to switch to its remote, asynchronous learning plan for this week, beginning Monday, December 14th, through Friday, December 18th.

Students will not attend school in person this week, but will connect through their Google Classrooms.

All attendance checks and assignment due dates are still required.

All NISD staff that are not sick or in quarantine are asked to report to campus by 8:00 am on Monday.

All high school students will be marked exempt from semester exams, according to the NISD's post.

Semester exam reviews will continue as scheduled and will be taken for a grade.

Students may choose to take their semester exam in January if the exam grade is necessary for the student to receive credit for the course. Semester grades will be calculated by averaging the first and second nine weeks grades. A semester average of 70 or higher is needed for a student to receive credit. Semester exams count as 10% of the semester grade if they are taken. Students who have questions about this, should email their teacher and ask if taking the exam is necessary. Teachers will work individually with students to schedule these exams in January.