Technology Help Desk: For technology troubleshooting during distance learning, please contact the EMS ISD Help Desk at 817-847-2990. The Help Desk will take calls from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm weekdays.
All EMS schools and facilities will be closed through the end of the school year as ordered by Governor Greg Abbott in response to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
EMS ISD is committed to providing education services to all students while doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 through distance learning opportunities. As a result, District officials have created EMS Distance Learning, a learning plan for scholars. Click on the grade level or or content area links below that correspond to your child for general information. For specific information, look for communication from your child's campus and instructors. The information provided is meant to be an overview of distance learning, and teachers will follow up with families individually.
Beginning Sunday, March 22, and each Sunday untill the Coronavirus closure ends, EMS ISD will post learning resources and guidelines for all grade levels and subjects each week.
Click on the following link to read an email from Dr. Chadwell regarding distance learning. Distance Learning Begins March 23 Email
Read an email from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Parker for the most recent communication on distance learning. Email from Dr. Parker Regarding the last six weeks
Start Here, Parents
Don't know where to begin? Click on the links below to learn about Office 365, Single Sign On (SSO), and establishing routines.
- Overview of SSO and Office 365 for Students - Video
- Schedule and Assignments Charts PDFs
- Schedule Editable Document
- Assignments Editable Document
- Technology Help Desk: 817-847-2990. Available 8:00 am to 3:30 pm weekdays.
The purpose of this week’s enrichment learning content is to provide scholars additional, practice learning experiences with Choice Boards that support instruction from teacher lessons. These activities are considered “may do’s” or may be assigned at the teacher’s discretion for differentiated learning experiences. Some content areas listed below include informational updates.
Disclaimers for UIL, AP Courses, Testing
UPDATE: The deadline to send scores for free to college/university of choice has been extended to extended to June 30. Details are available on the AP website.
Information for these exams may be found at the AP Exam Details Website. Also, bookmark this interval timer website for use during each exam. Be sure to practice with the timer prior to the exam. Contact your teacher or campus if you have additional questions.
Letters to Families
- Letter to Families Sent March 27
- Letter to AP Families April 3
- Letter to Families Sent April 9
- NEW Letter to Families Sent May 7
The UIL is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas. All contests, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until further notice. Get the latest information at the UIL website, www.uiltexas.org. Read the press release on the suspension at the following link: UIL Announces Extended Suspension of All UIL Activities.
Dual Credit Courses
Tarrant County College is scheduled to resume classes in an online format beginning Monday, March 23. A letter was sent to dual credit students' TCC email advising how to move forward with classes. Read the full letter at the following link: Letter to Dual Credit Students. Professors will also be in contact about expectations, assignments and deadlines through students' TCC email. Student should be checking that email account daily and reading any correspondence from instructors on the college.
Here are some things students can do to prepare for the transition to online instruction:
- Verify that you can log into the MyTCC portal and access your class at https://my.tccd.edu
- For log-in assistance or tech support contact TECH 24/7: 817-515-8324 https://www.tccd.edu/services/support-services/tech-support/
- Log in to your MyTCC email and read all communication from instructors
- Prepare for future instruction through Blackboard by visiting the How To Tab
- Be mindful that online instruction is not self-paced. Instructors will provide you with a calendar and clear deadlines for completing your coursework each week.
ACT/SAT Testing Updates
ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the United States in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Currently, ACT is offering free learning resources to students and educators. Learn more on the ACT COVID-19 Updates page.
Free Bootcamp for Students April 29
Students can attend a free ACT Bootcamp session and join expert instructors to learn how to tackle some of the most common question types on the ACT. Visit this page to sign up: Sign Up page.
In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus, College Board canceled the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled. Students who are already registered for May or whose March test centers were closed will receive refunds.
College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations.
SAT Free Resources offered via College Board
To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed, College Board and Khan Academy will continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools.
More answers to questions regarding the ACT, SAT, prep academies, and TSI are found in this FAQs document.
Additionally, the Texas Education Agency recently released information regarding college preparation assessments, certification reimbursements and AP/IB testing.
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