Remote Conferencing

  • Remote Conferencing Links

    Remote Conferencing will begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
    While potential state funding for virtual learning is still pending approval in the Texas Legislative Second Called Special Session, the Texas Education Agency is allowing Remote Conferencing. Remote Conferencing is not the same as virtual learning.


    Remote Conferencing allows a student to work remotely from home in 10-day increments, with a maximum of 20 days for the school year, without being counted absent, provided certain requirements are met.

    Per TEA, requirements that must be met for a student to participate in Remote Conferencing:

    • The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition. The temporary medical condition must be documented by a physician and include a statement that the student is to remain confined to their home or a hospital, or
    • The student has tested positive for a communicable condition listed in 25 TAC §97.7 (including COVID), or
    • The student has been identified as having been in close contact with COVID-19.

    Students who meet these requirements are not required to participate in Remote Conferencing. It is optional. 

    Texas Education Agency Remote Conferencing FAQ
    Texas Education Agency Remote Conferencing FAQ (1.13.2022)

Overview of Remote Conferencing

  • Remote Conferencing allows a student to be marked present if they meet the daily instructional requirements. This means that if all conditions are met, the student will be marked present for the school day. Remote Conferencing will be available for eligible students in grades PreK-12. Special services will not be provided during this time.

    Remote Conferencing must be synchronous instruction, meaning the online facilitator and the student must be face-to-face via Zoom meeting format, for a total of 2 to 4 hours depending on the student’s grade level. Remote Conferencing cannot be asynchronous.

    On days a student participates in Remote Conferencing, the student may not take part in extracurricular on-campus activities, including but not limited to UIL sanctioned activities and practices and/or all after-school activities.

    Remote Conferencing provides academic support while helping to avoid:

    • Truancy.
    • Make-up hours.
    • Possibly not gaining credit due to the 90% attendance rule.

     

    • PreK-5th Grade Students:
      • Students will need to be logged in at 10:00 a.m. every day.
      • In order to be counted present for daily attendance, students must participate synchronously for two hours during the time scheduled with their online facilitator every day.
      • Students will complete all assignments in a packet provided by their home campus.
    • 6th Grade Students: 
      • Students will need to be logged in at 10:00 a.m. every day.
      • In order to be counted present for daily attendance, students must participate synchronously for four hours during the time scheduled with their online facilitators every day.
      • Students will complete all assignments in a packet provided by their home campus.
    • 7-12th Grade Students: 
      • Students will need to be logged in at 10:30 a.m. every day.
      • In order to be counted present for daily attendance, students must participate synchronously for four hours during the time scheduled with their online facilitators every day.
      • Students will complete all assignments within Canvas for math, science, social studies, and English.
    • Students will not conference into their regular classroom with their campus teacher.

How to Access Remote Conferencing

  • If your child meets eligibility due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being identified as having been in close contact with COVID-19, please contact your campus nurse or administration and make sure that they are aware.

    Parents/students will need to go to the Remote Conferencing Links page to access their grade-level link. 
    The link will include a Google form that must be completed for attendance-taking purposes.

    Once the form has been submitted, a confirmation page will be shown. This form must be completed every day that a student is participating in Remote Conferencing.

    The confirmation page will include a link to the student's Zoom meeting where the online facilitator will be waiting.

    If you have any questions, please contact your student’s campus administrator, the Azle ISD Curriculum Department at 817-444-3235, or email remoteconf@azleisd.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my child participate in this learning experience if they do not meet one of the three eligibility criteria?

  • What if I sign my child up for Remote Conferencing and they become too ill to participate?

  • I don't have internet access at home. Am I still allowed to sign my child up for Remote Conferencing?

  • I have reported my child's COVID situation to their campus and expressed interest in Remote Conferencing. When should I expect to hear from the Program Coordinator?

  • Does Remote Conferencing look like the remote instruction from 2020-21?

  • How do I register my child to participate in Remote Conferencing?

  • Can my child participate in Remote Conferencing longer than 20 days?