Virtual Learner Passing, Attendance Requirements
Lake Dallas ISD students who enroll in virtual learning must have passing grades and regularly attend their classes in order to remain in the online environment, with few exceptions. The goal of any school district is for each student to reach his or her academic potential and advance from the current grade level, making the academic success of students vital.
Families will receive notification letters if their children are at risk of not advancing to the next grade level (or, in the case of seniors, graduating). These letters are sent to the families of students who are not passing their classes and/or are chronically absent. Families who receive the letter and disagree with the decision may appeal in one of two ways:
- By submitting a medical exemption that indicates either the student or an individual in his or her household has a high-risk medical condition as defined by the CDC. School nurses will accept these medical exemptions, with links to each school’s nurse in the notification letter.
- By requesting a transition meeting with the teacher(s) for class(es) the student is failing or chronically absent from. These meetings can be held virtually and will occur no sooner than 3 days after requested. The family’s child may continue virtual learning until the meeting is held.
Lake Dallas ISD’s return of virtual learners who are failing or chronically absent aligns with Texas Education Agency guidance for canceling remote learning for students who are struggling in the virtual environment. The district’s commitment to the health of students and staff on campus remains a priority, and any students returning to school must follow the district’s COVID-19 health and safety procedures, including wearing face coverings.