Greetings Sharpstown International School community!
As we gear up for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, I want to assure you that tremendous planning is occurring at both the school and district level to ensure a solid instructional year for all students at SIS.
Students’ first day of school will be September 8, 2020, and the school year will start out 100% virtual for the first 6 weeks of school. Houston ISD has embraced an asynchronous model of instruction for remote learning, meaning that students will be able to work through content at their own pace. At Sharpstown International School, we believe it is also important to incorporate periods of live instruction as well, to allow students to interact with their teachers and classmates to build those important relationships and deepen their understanding of the material. In the coming weeks, we will be posting a daily schedule that all students will follow during remote learning.
Teachers and campus administrators have been busy during the summer reworking curriculum and planning lessons to ensure that instruction is rigorous and engaging while we are learning remotely. Shortly before the start of the school year we will have opportunities for you to interact with your teachers in a virtual setting, and they will be able to explain how their classes will operate during remote instruction and what you can expect during the first 6 weeks of the school year.
Attendance and grades will also be important beginning with the start of the school year. Students are expected to interact with each of their seven periods in some form every day and to submit work and assignments in a timely fashion. Grades will also count the same as if the student was receiving instruction in the building. Please plan to budget your time accordingly to ensure that you are logging in to your classes every day.
Please enjoy the remaining weeks of your summer break, and we look forward to sending out more comprehensive information as we get closer to the start of the school year! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Principal, Sharpstown International School
Summer School for High School Courses:
Summer school is 100% virtual and students will access their work using the Hub and grades will show in Gradespeed.
Period 1: 9:00-9:55
Period 2: 10:00-10:55
Period 3: 11:00-11:55
If students or parents have any questions, they may call 713-778-3440.
Click here to see what students should be reading over the summer to prepare for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.