MISD Remote Learning for Students
  • MISD Network – we are expanding the MISD Guest bandwidth to allow better access in the parking lots of our school buildings. Stay in the car to adhere to social distancing!

    Check with your cell phone carrier – many are offering free unlimited data for the next 60 days with free option to turn your cell phone into a Hot Spot. Some carriers, such as StraightTalk (available at Walmart) do not require contracts so you could purchase internet service one month at a time of service on a hot spot 

    Consolidated Communications:
    With so many students having to connect from home, Consolidated Communications is offering two months of Free Home Internet Service to help. This offer includes free installation for those who are not currently Consolidated customers. We are making this service available to students immediately.Take advantage of the offer in two easy steps:1. Call Consolidated Communications:1-855-399-3084 2. Mention Offer Code:Two Months Free

    Spectrum
    Offering free wifi to students without internet. Free broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll in the service, call 1-844-488-8395. They will waive installation fees for student households.

    General Motors
    To help stay connected, General Motors is offering complimentary in-vehicle data for all our Wi-Fi equipped vehicle owners for a limited time. With an allotment of three gigabytes of data for three months (whichever comes first), customers may:  Connect to their work or classroom remotely while within 50 yards of the vehicle;  Stay connected with family members or others in need while traveling within the vehicle;  Monthly plans are also available for as little as $20 a month. Hit the Blue On Star button in your vehicle to inquire. 

  • Your child's school will be reaching out to determine who is in need of a school issued laptop.  This communication may come from your child's teacher or the campus principal.  If you do not get a notification, and you are in need of a laptop, please contact the campus principal for the check out process. 

    *Quantities are limited and should be reserved for households that do not have any other device in the home.

  • Log In Information: 

    For information how to log in to instructional programs, please contact your child's teacher.  They can provide you with the correct link and password for their classroom programs.

    If you have never logged in to Google Classroom before, your child's teacher will provide log in instructions. If they already use Google Classroom, all they need from their new teacher is the Join code!

    **The Office 365/Computer password is NOT the same as the Google Classroom password.

    The Office 365 username is the full email:  s12345@student.misd.org  (no leading zero in the id# so not s012345).  Password is the same as they used to log onto a computer at school.

     

    How to log in to Office 365 (Email):

    Please see this video from LES with tips on logging in to Office 365.

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    How to log in to your Google Classroom:

    Please see this video from MHS with tips on logging in to Google Classroom!

    **Tip: Be sure you are not logged into any personal gmail accounts before logging into Classroom.

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  • Password Help:

    Most programs can be reset through your child's teacher.  Please contact the teacher for program passwords.

     

    If you need assistance resetting a password for Google Classroom, Office 365, or to log on to a school issued laptop, please complete the information below and Submit.

    *Before submitting a Google Classroom reset, please review the information above and watch the video provided.

    Student Name
    Campus
    Which account do you need reset?

    Student ID Number (NOT the SS number)
    Student Date of Birth
    Student Address
    Parent/Guardian Name
    Parent/Guardian Phone Number
    Parent/Guardian Email:
  • As we progress through remote learning experiences, we will post additional resources helpful for parents here.

    Technology Help Request

    Your classroom teacher is going to be your best resource.  They will be able to help you with program specific questions and most password issues.  If you have already reached out to your child's teacher and still need help resolving your issue, please click the link below and complete the form.

     

    Wednesday Webinars

    We have done Parent Webinars over the last several weeks.  See below for video recordings of those webinars.  If you have any other technology questions, please submit a technology help request above, or you may email Amy Busby, amy.busby@misd.org.

    Overview of Google Classroom

    SeeSaw

    Office 365

    Technology Q&A

    Free Tech for Learning

    ISTE & EdSurge are curating a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures. Search the directory to explore what products will best support your needs.  There is a filter on the left hand side that says Available to Parents so you can search for programs that are available for parents to sign up.

  • Due to the COVID-19 closure, Montgomery ISD began offering remote learning opportunities to our students.  It is our hope that this new learning platform has been user friendly and meaningful to your student.  Each campus is surveying parents for feedback on remote learning and we appreciate your responses as we continue to evolve and improve our remote learning curriculum. 

     

    To show mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills during remote learning, MISD teachers will be assessing remote learning assignments in the following manner:

     

    • Incomplete (I)
    • Progress Evident (PE)

     

    For remote learning to be successful, all stakeholders have a responsibility.  Students are required to complete work and provide completed work to their teacher to receive credit for this grading period. Teachers will be assessing the students' work, providing feedback to the student and parent, as well as recording the students' progress of mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Parents are integral to the process both to provide support and help keep the lines of communication open between the school and home. Campus administration and teachers will work with families of students who do not have connectivity to gather activities and provide feedback.  Additionally, students may show progress of completed work by emailing the work or taking a picture with a phone and emailing the picture to their teachers.  Further information will be sent regarding students who do not have access to online submission of work. MISD has a technology "check-out" program that families may utilize, and homework packets are also available.

     

    Decisions regarding promotion and retention standards, as well as the awarding of high school course credit, for the 2019-2020 school year will be based on the student’s ability to demonstrate progress during the remote learning period as well as their previous academic progress attained prior to school being dismissed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To award credit and to make decisions related to promotion or retention standards for the 2019-2020 school year, (80%) of a students grade will be based on the students progress as previously recorded during the school year (prior grades) and (20%) will be based on the Progress Evident (PE) or Incomplete (I) grade achieved during the remote learning period.  It is imperative that parents, students, and teachers work together to ensure students are successful, meet these requirements, and are prepared for next school year.

     

    For secondary students, the 4th six weeks grading period will be extended up to the date we closed school due to COVID-19 which was March 11, 2020.  Grades previously earned from the 1st  three weeks of the 5th six weeks grading period will be moved into the 4th six weeks and the 4th six weeks grade will be recalculated. If this results in a students overall 4th six weeks grade being lowered, the previously earned & recorded  higher grade will be awarded.  This will allow the 5th six weeks grading period to be based solely on grades earned during remote learning.  It also meets the state of Texas requirements on grading/attendance recording during the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    Together we can make remote learning a positive and meaningful learning experience for your student.  We appreciate your support as a partner in teaching.  If you have any questions please contact me, your campus principal, or your student's teacher.

     

    Please continue social distancing and stay safe!  We will be back together in school soon!

     

    Sincerely,

    Beau Rees

    Superintendent of Schools

    Montgomery ISD