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  • 1. What does SAIL mean?

  • 2. If my child is a new student to Galveston ISD and we want to participate in SAIL, do I still have to enroll him/her in person?

  • 3. How can I enroll my child in SAIL?

  • 4. What happens if we complete the commitment form for SAIL but change our minds before school starts and want to do onsite learning?

  • 5. If I sign my child up for SAIL, can I change him/her over to onsite instruction at any time during the year?

  • 6. What happens after making a commitment to participate in SAIL?

  • 7. Is Pre-Kindergarten in the SAIL setting a full day or half day program?

  • 8. Do Pre-kindergarten students still have to meet state eligibility requirements to enroll in Galveston ISD and in SAIL, just as they do for onsite learning?

  • 9. Will the SAIL Program curriculum mirror the on-campus curriculum?

  • 10. What will a typical week or day look like for a SAIL student?

  • 11. Will lessons be taught live or via pre-recorded video?

  • 12. Will students participating in SAIL receive live, teacher-led instruction for the full length of a school day?

  • 13. Will assignments be due daily or weekly?

  • 14. How much of the learning will be asynchronous versus synchronous?

  • 15. How will SAIL be different from online learning during spring 2020?

  • 16. How will SAIL courses be graded?

  • 17. Will STAAR/EOC be administered in the 2020-2021 school year? Will students participating in SAIL have to take the STAAR/EOC exams?

  • 18. How will attendance be taken with SAIL?

  • 19. How does SAIL support students receiving specific related services?

  • 20. If my child participates in SAIL, how will they get extra help when they have questions?

  • 21. Will there be any kind of training to help guide parents on how to best support their student in SAIL?

  • 22. How will the needs of students who receive 504 or special education services be met through SAIL?

  • 23. How will Gifted and Talented services be handled through SAIL?

  • 24. If a child participates in SAIL, can they still participate in campus-based clubs and organizations?

  • 25. How will testing be conducted to prevent cheating in a remote assessment and setting?

  • 26. If my child participates in SAIL, will they still be associated with their home campus?

  • 27. Who will be my student’s SAIL teacher, and will that teacher be from our home campus?

  • 28. Will students participating in SAIL be able to take home guided reading books or other classroom resources?

  • 29. Will SAIL students need to purchase school supplies for the new school year?

  • 30. What type of technical equipment do parents and students need for SAIL or if we have to move to a School-to-Home learning?

  • 31. Will attendance be taken at SAIL?

  • 32. What does it mean when it says the parent is a mentor?

  • 33. Will resources be available for parents to support and monitor their child’s remote learning?

  • 34. What will be the online platform for SAIL?

  • 35. How will Galveston ISD’s youngest students manage Canvas courses and Zoom?

  • 36. Which curriculum will be available to my student in SAIL?

  • 37. Will all courses that are offered onsite be offered in SAIL for students in Grades 5 - 12?

  • 38. Can my SAIL secondary student participate in extra-curricular activities?

  • 39. Can my SAIL secondary student participate in fine arts?

  • 40. Can my SAIL student take dual credit courses?

  • 41. Can students take some classes onsite and some classes remotely?

  • 42. Will Galveston ISD be providing computers and/or internet hotspots for students who choose to participate in SAIL?