Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are continually monitoring the evolving status of the COVID-19 virus in our area and ask for patience as we work through the many details on how we move forward during this time. We are committed to providing as much information as possible in a timely manner and supporting staff, students, and families throughout this difficult time. Please continue to visit this webpage for up-to-date information.
 
During the closure of schools due to COVID-19, Magnolia ISD will operate as Closed, Instructing. This TEA Designation provides for schools closed to normal operations to continue to provide educational support and instruction to students at home/offsite. During this time, the district staff will continue working in a combination of onsite and remote settings on the school days designated on the official school calendar. By operating under the following guidelines, Magnolia ISD commits to support students instructionally while at home.
 
Phones will be answered daily at district and campus offices from 8 - noon. Remote operations from noon - 4.
 
FAQs

 

student learning resourcesIn Magnolia ISD, we are dedicated to providing high-quality learning experiences for our students.  During this unprecedented interruption to our school schedule, we want to be sure our students still have opportunities for rich learning experiences that keep them on track in their grade level curriculum even while staying at home.

 

Below are links to information on how to access our Student Learning Plans. Our outstanding teachers will be your point of contact for support in working through the activities provided. The activities will not be graded, but teachers will be checking in with students and helping as needed. By doing these weekly activities, your child will make progress on essential learning standards that are needed before promoting to the next grade level or course so it is important to do the work and be prepared!

 

Format - The Student Learning Plans are best completed in a digital format. All district digital resources can be accessed on all mobile devices (Apple or Android smartphones), tablets, iPads, Laptops, Chromebooks or PCs. Magnolia ISD is making available Chromebooks for check-out from each of our schools if a family has a need for a device. Information about Wifi access can be found in the FAQs.

 

Scheduling - Currently, the activities are scheduled to take no more than 8 hours per week for elementary, 12 hours per week in intermediate and junior high, and 15 hours per week in high school. It is highly recommended that you set aside 2-3 hours each day for learning time based on these guidelines.


STAAR Testing - On March 16, 2020, Governor Abbott waived all STAAR testing requirements for the remainder of the school year.

 

Having trouble logging in to ClassLink? Visit this ClassLink FAQs for helpful information.

 

 

Elementary Learning Plans Click HereIntermediate Learning Plans Click HereJunior High and High School Learning Plans Click Here

Alpha AcademySpecial Programs Click HereAdditional Resources

Social & Emotional Learning Plans for Students

 

 

Magnolia ISD has committed to providing weekly learning activities and feedback to support student progress in the grade-level curriculum and preparing for the next school year while school is closed due to the COVID-19 requirements. Because school will be closed through the remainder of the school year, Magnolia ISD must assess student work to award credit and promotion to the next grade level. This document outlines the amendments to the District Grading Guidelines for the 4th 9 weeks period, including at-home learning and work when school may resume.

 

For the 4th 9 Weeks Grading period, each teacher will maintain a record of student work for designated courses beginning the week of April 13. In order to receive a passing grade, students are expected to submit completed work to the teachers of the courses and meet grade-level standards. As always, a student’s final grade in a course is the determination of the classroom teacher and must be based upon performance on work designed to show the students’ mastery of the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). [See Policy EIA (LEGAL)]. We expect that our teachers, parents, and students will work collaboratively. Any concerns should be directed to the campus principal. 

 

Grades PK-1

Student progress reporting will remain skill-based and focus on the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Teachers will maintain a record of student engagement and a portfolio of submitted activities and online learning activities provided in the Student Learning Resources platform. Parents will receive a phone conference report of progress and performance at the end of the 4th 9 weeks.

 

Grades 2-High School

Teachers will record three grades for designated subjects assigned in the Student Learning Resources online platform. Students/parents who cannot access the online learning activities should contact the teacher for alternate means of completion. Teachers will assign a final grade of Pass, Fail, or Incomplete at the end of the 4th 9 weeks grading period. 

 

Designated Subjects

Grades 2-4 - English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (specials will be excluded from grading, but activities are provided)

Grades 5-8 - All TEKS-based courses in the class schedule as reflected in Canvas 

Grades 9-12 - All courses listed in the student Canvas online schedule

 

Teachers will use the rubric below to determine progress. Grades will be derived from work completed during the following weeks:

  • Grade 1 - April 13 - April 24
  • Grade 2 - April 27 - May 8
  • Grade 3 - May 11 - May 20   *Seniors - through May 13

 

Scale

Criteria

INC - Incomplete

Student has not submitted assignments or demonstrated proficiency in the grade level curriculum for this grading period. A final grade of Incomplete will not meet standards for course credit and may impact promotion to the next grade level. Please contact the teacher for information on submitting assignments.

ME - Meets Expectations

Student has submitted assignments with work that demonstrates proficiency in the grade level curriculum.

 

Dual Credit: For high school credit, the same grading guidelines will apply. Lone Star-Montgomery may require different guidelines for college credit, and those will be communicated by the teacher or community college.

 

AP and IB Courses: The same grading guidelines will apply to these courses. Campus personnel will support students in completing program requirements or making examinations accessible, as appropriate.

 

Final Exams: There will be no final exams for the Spring 2020 semester. 

 

Semester Grades: The final grade for the semester will be Pass/Fail. Students who receive a grade of INC (Incomplete) in the 4th 9 weeks will have until Tuesday, May 26,  to complete the work.  If the work is not complete at that time, the grade will be converted to Fail, and the student may not receive credit for the course/grade. Promotion/retention will be considered based on the requirements set forth in Board Policy EIE (see below).

 

GPA and Rank Calculation: The semester grade will not be included in either the ranking GPA or the final 4.0 GPA for any students in the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, or 2024. For the class of 2020, senior ranking for local honors will be determined through the 2019 Fall Semester and will not include the Spring 2020 3rd 9 weeks.

 

NCAA Eligibility: The NCAA has modified its approach to the use of grades of Pass/Fail during the 2020 Spring Semester.  The details of how the NCAA is adjusting its requirements to assist students can be found here

Progress Reports

A progress report will be provided to parents in Frontline Parent Portal on April 29, 2020. The report will be mailed to all students who are not making satisfactory progress (Incomplete) in a subject/course. 

 

Promotion Standards

Magnolia ISD’s promotion standards will remain in effect, as outlined below.

 

The Pass/Fail grade will be included in the final grade of students’ work in each subject and reviewed for level of mastery and student performance in relation to the grade-level standards for the course. Students will need to meet the requirements set forth in Board Policy EIA to meet the promotion standard. Final report cards for students with a promotion decision will be sent to parents on the designated time on the school calendar.

 

Grades K and 1:  Promotion from grades K and 1 shall be based on proficiency in reading, language arts, and mathematics. A final progress report will be provided in a conference with parents, and a written record will be provided.

 

Grades 2–8:  In grades 2–8, promotion to the next grade level shall be based on an overall average of 70 on a scale of 100 based on course-level, grade-level standards (essential knowledge and skills) for all subject areas and a grade of 70 or above in language arts/reading, mathematics, and either science or social studies. The grade of Pass/Fail for the 4th 9 weeks will be considered with the prior 9 weeks’ grades for a final determination of promotion/retention.

 

Grades 9–12:  Grade-level advancement for students in grades 9–12 shall be earned by course credits. [Board Policy EI]. The grade of Pass/Fail for the 4th 9 weeks will be considered with the 3rd 9 weeks’ for a final determination of semester course credit.  

     Any student who earned a failing grade for a high school course in the fall semester should diligently perform the work of the second semester to be sure that credit is earned. He/she should follow up with the assigned campus administrator to determine the best method for earning credit for the full year course.

 

Student Success Initiative: With the cancellation of the STAAR test for Spring 2020, Student Success Initiative promotion/retention requirements for grades 5 and 8 found in the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0211 are waived for the 2019–2020 school year. Districts will have local discretion on whether students in grades 5 and 8 should advance to the next grade with the understanding that it is District policy to limit retention as much as possible. 

 

Spanish Grading Guidelines - Updated May 4

 

For schools with NCAA-approved core courses, how will the Eligibility Center approach those schools that issue Pass/Fail grades in Spring/Summer 2020 due to school closures?

For NCAA-approved core courses completed in Spring/Summer 2020 that have been issued a grade of “Pass,” the Eligibility Center will apply the credit earned in these courses toward the core course requirement in the student's certification. If the student's core-course GPA would increase by assigning a value of 2.300, this value will be assigned to the Passed courses. However, if the student's core-course GPA would decrease by including the 2.300 value for Passed courses, the student’s core-course GPA will be calculated based only on courses with assigned letter grades from other available terms (credit from these courses will still be applied toward the student's core course requirements).

Note: This policy will apply to students from all grade levels (e.g., freshmen, sophomores) who successfully complete NCAA-approved Pass/Fail courses in Spring/Summer 2020.

The Pass/Fail system does not affect Magnolia ISD’s athletes GPA or the opportunity of getting scholarships.

Need help? Visit our Technology FAQs or you can call your campus directly or contact the helpline at 281.252.7474.

In an effort to support our community and families, Magnolia ISD will provide FREE meals to students. Families will be able to drive through for curbside pick up at three of our elementary school locations. Starting on Monday, April 27th, curbside meals will be distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday pickup will include breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday pickup will include breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Meals will continue on this schedule through August 11.

Please see below for details:

 
Locations: Magnolia Elementary School, Smith Elementary School, & Lyon Elementary
 
When: Monday and Wednesday each week
 
Time: 9 a.m. to noon.
 
1. Cars will pull up to the back of the school and form a car rider line. This line will form at the back of the school where the buses normally drop off students. Please remain in your car and an employee will deliver the food to your car.
2. All children 18 or under will eat free and children need to be present in the car.
3. Each child will receive one breakfast and one lunch in a to-go bag or box.
 
Beginning June 29, student meals will be delivered via additional bus routes including the following:
  • Route 0001 LES - add Robinhood/Little John area and Magnolia Ranch on Butera
  • Route 0002 LES - add Leaman, Shady, Hady streets
  • Route 0003 LES - add Heritage Point Subdivision
  • Route 0004 MES - add Dogwood Patches Subdivision
  • Route 0006 MES - add  Woodway and Weeren Rd
  • Route 0007 MES - remove Williams Trace Subdivision and Alford Rd, and add Woodlands Lake subdivision
  • Route 0009 SES - add Forest West St, Wedgewood Dr, McKinley Cir, etc (all stops within that subdivision )
Meals be delivered between 9 a.m. - noon in those areas on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
For the months of July and August, families can also find meals nearby using the following information:
Student Summer MealsSummer Meal Program Information _Spanish

 

While our campuses are closed, we are still processing new students who need to enroll in the district for the spring 2020 semester. 
Below are the enrollment steps:
  • From the district website main page, select Parents/Students icon.
  • Then select Enrollment & Transfers > Online New Student Registration Instructions > New Student Online Registration.
  • Login or create an account in Parent Self Serve to begin the process of enrolling a new student.
 
During the closure, we have added a feature that allows parents to upload the required documents for enrollment. These documents include:
  • birth certificates,
  • social security card,
  • proof of residency,
  • parent/guardians identification and
  • immunization records.
 
Once you have completed the enrollment process, the district will notify the campus principal. The campus administration will be contacting you once the enrollment process has been completed. Our staff will be checking the portal daily so we can continue to serve our new students.

If you need assistance with the online registration process, email psshelp@magnoliaisd.org
 
Pre-K and kindergarten registrationOnline registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up will be available beginning May 4.
 
Click here to review pre-k and kindergarten registration requirements including documents needed for registration. 
 
 
Magnolia ISD schools and facilities are closed to students, the general community, all rentals, and non-emergency personnel until the district re-opens.
Magnolia ISD will continue to update staff, families, and the community via our website, parent email/text notification system, as well as our social media channels.
 
To ensure you are receiving the latest calls, emails, and texts from the district, please make sure the information in your Parent Portal is up to date. 
 
Magnolia ISD Facebook account   Twitter account   Magnolia ISD Instagram account   
 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 
The CDC recommends cloth face masks for the general public when leaving your home is necessary. For instructions on wearing face masks, making them or cleaning them, please visit the CDC website at this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.
 
Helplines
  • Yes to Youth of Montgomery County: If you need or have an appointment, call 936-756-8682 and they will help you connect to one of their counselors. If you need immediate help, call our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 888-756-8682.
  • Tri-County Behavioral Services 24/7 Hotline 800-659-6994
 
Social Emotional Learning Resources:
Our district office is closed for parents and visitors but you can reach district administration by phone or email Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - noon. Please visit our website or any of the district social media channels for all COVID-19 school-related information.
 
Payroll
The Magnolia ISD School Board and administration are committed to taking care of our employees during this unprecedented time. Employees can expect to receive your normal pay for the duration of school closings.
 
If you need to contact payroll, click here.
 
Benefits
If you need to speak with someone about changing your benefits, please click here to contact the business office.

Starting on Monday, May 18th we will start the process of item return/retrieval to allow students the opportunity to return or retrieve items from the campus. 


Our pre-k through 6th-grade parents will be allowed to pick up their child’s items curbside from the campus by student’s last name on the following days between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Monday, May 18th: A - L

Tuesday, May 19th: M - Z


Details:

    • The curbside pick up will operate as a car rider line so you do not need to leave your car. Campuses will be sending specific information about how to enter and exit the campus.
  • Items for parents/students to return:
    • Library books
    • Textbooks
    • MISD issued Chromebooks
    • School loaned instruments (6th graders)
  • Medication – The school’s nurse will be available curbside on the days listed to distribute all medications stored in the school’s clinic.  Please remember medications can only be picked up from the clinic by a parent/guardian.
  • The campus will have any items that belong to your child including end of year awards and other miscellaneous items bagged and labeled for each child.

For the safety and well being of our staff and others, we ask that all parents entering the campus grounds self-screen for the following COVID-19 symptoms. If you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please contact the campus to make arrangements at a later date to return/retrieve your child’s items. Symptoms of possible COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

 

Starting on Wednesday, May 20th we will start the process of item return/retrieval to allow students the opportunity to return or retrieve items from the campus. 


Our junior high parents will be allowed to pick up their child’s items curbside from the campus by grade level between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the following days:


Wednesday, May 20th: 7th Grade

Thursday, May 21st: 8th Grade


Details:

    • The curbside pick up will operate as a car rider line so you do not need to leave your car. Campuses will be sending specific information about how to enter and exit the campus.
  • Items for parents/students to return:
    • Library books
    • Textbooks
    • MISD issued Chromebooks
    • School loaned instruments
    • Athletic uniforms and equipment
    • And/or any other miscellaneous items issued by the teacher or school.
  • Medication – The school’s nurse will be available curbside on the days listed to distribute all medications stored in the school’s clinic.  Please remember medications can only be picked up from the clinic by a parent/guardian.
  • The campus will have any items that belong to your child including end of year awards and other miscellaneous items bagged and labeled for each child.

For the safety and well being of our staff and others, we ask that all parents entering the campus grounds self-screen for the following COVID-19 symptoms. If you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please contact the campus to make arrangements at a later date to return/retrieve your child’s items. Symptoms of possible COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

As we close the 2019-2020 school year, starting on Monday, May 18th we will start the process of item return/retrieval to allow students the opportunity to return or retrieve items from the campus. 


Our high school parents and students will be able to pick up items curbside from the campus by grade level following days between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Monday, May 18th: 9th Grade (Freshman)

Tuesday, May 19th: 10th Grade (Sophomores)

Wednesday, May 20th: 12th Grade (Seniors)

Thursday, May 21st: 11th Grade (Juniors)


Details:

    • The curbside pick up will operate as a car rider line so you do not need to leave your car. Campuses will be sending specific information about how to enter and exit the campus.
  • Items for parents/students to return:
    • Library books
    • Textbooks
    • MISD issued Chromebooks
    • School loaned instruments
    • Athletic uniforms and equipment
    • And/or any other miscellaneous items issued by the teacher or school.
  • Medication – The school’s nurse will be available curbside on the days listed to distribute all medications stored in the school’s clinic.  Please remember medications can only be picked up from the clinic by a parent/guardian.
  • The campus will have any items that belong to your student including end of year awards and other miscellaneous items bagged and labeled for each student.

Seniors:

On Wednesday, May 20th, cap/gown distribution and senior yard signs provided by the Magnolia Education Foundation will be available for pick up at the following times:

  • Magnolia High:  9 a.m. - noon
  • Magnolia West: 2 - 5 p.m.

For the safety and well being of our staff and others, we ask that all parents and students entering the campus grounds self-screen for the following COVID-19 symptoms. If you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please contact the campus to make arrangements at a later date to return/retrieve your items. Symptoms of possible COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19.