Judson ISD Virtual Learning Program
Judson ISD strives to ensure every child is afforded the best possible learning environment, and for most students, on-campus learning leads to the greatest academic success. Therefore, we encourage families to return to school as we strive to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all. However, we understand that there may be a need to offer virtual instruction for immunocompromised students who do not currently have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
For this reason, Judson ISD is launching a Virtual Learning Program (VLP) for students in grades 1st – 6th who are identified as immunocompromised. The VLP will begin on September 13th, 2021. This will allow us time to review applications and enroll approved students, as well as prepare curriculum specifically designed to support online learning. Once accepted, students enrolled in the VLP will complete their entire coursework virtually and must satisfy all district attendance and work requirements. Students enrolled in the VLP will not be able to participate in any on-campus or extracurricular activities.
Please note that the VLP will be re-evaluated at the end of the first semester to determine if the program will continue. Learn about the expectations of the program in the Judson ISD Virtual Learning Instructional Program Plan Handbook.
How do I apply?
Qualifying students will be considered for the Virtual Learning Program based on specific criteria.
- Fill out and submit THIS APPLICATION online
- A physician's attestation must be provided with the application
- August 31, 2021- All applications must be submitted by August 31st for consideration – no exceptions
- Sepetmber 10, 2021- Applications will be reviewed by a district committee and parents will be notified via e-mail whether their application has been approved or denied no later than September 10th
- September 13, 2021- The virtual learning program will officially begin
Students must meet all 4 criteria listed below to submit an application:
- Students who are currently immunocompromised as evidenced by a physician’s attestation
- Students who passed each quarter last school year
- Students who met the 90% rule last school year
- Students who had no discipline referrals last school year
What are some qualifying conditions?
Students immunocompromised due to a current medical condition or current medical treatment may qualify for the Virtual Learning Program. These lists below are not exhaustive and JISD acknowledges that conditions other than those listed may qualify.
Examples include, but are not limited to: Students with health conditions which may lead to more severe illness if infected with Coronavirus:
- Leukemia or lymphoma
- Certain autoimmune disorders, such as Diabetes Type I
- Chemotherapy or radiation
- Bone marrow transplant
- Anti-rejection and immune suppressant medications following organ or bone marrow transplant
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
- Cardiovascular (heart) disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Medical complexities (genetic, neurologic, metabolic conditions)