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Channelview ISD Announces Procedures for Cancelling Remote Learning

Channelview ISD Announces Procedures for Cancelling Remote Learning

November 19, 2020--Channelview ISD prides itself on creating opportunities for students to succeed in the classroom and on the virtual platform. Although every effort is made to assist virtual students who are struggling academically, we have found ourselves requiring those students to attend face-to-face instruction to support them better. 

With guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Channelview ISD has developed procedures for cancelling remote learning for students who have not been successful on the virtual platform.  

The Texas Education Code requires students to attend at least 90% of the course to obtain credit. This applies to individual course subjects at the secondary level and to all grade levels at the elementary level. Students who cannot meet this requirement while enrolled in public school may be required to repeat the grade and/or subject the following year. Second, truancy laws still apply to students enrolled in public school but are not attending, either remotely or in person.  

As early as November 30, 2020, if students are failing multiple subjects and/or have three or more unexcused absences while participating in the virtual learning environment, students will be required to leave the virtual classroom and attend school on campus.

Campus administrators will set up a meeting with the parent to discuss the change in the learning environment and outline the specific reasons why the decision was made.

Parents will have the right to appeal the decision made by the campus administration by setting up a meeting with the campus principal.Parents will have up to two weeks from the initial meeting to have the student attend classes face to face on the campus.

If a medical certification is provided, attesting the student or individual within the same household has a high-risk medical condition, an appeal could be granted to continue remote learning as outlined by the CDC. The Medical Certification for COVID-19 High-Risk Exemption can be found on

Please note, remote instruction may be required for individual students if those students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations require remote instruction.