Alfredo Segura, Jr., CEO
New Frontiers Public Schools

Back to School Information & FAQs

Our campus leaders are committed to implementing health and safety measures in a way that benefits our overall student experience. If you have not already done so, please review our 2020-2021 Back-to-School Guidance Document (Updated 8/11/2020) for the reopening of our schools. The plan outlines our grading, testing and attendance policies, the two instructional model options, safety and preventative measures and protocols, and response and mitigation procedures.

We also invite you to view additional information relating to protocols, procedures and FAQs that impact our operations:

COVID-19 Protocol Information – expanded details of on campus procedures and student expectations.
Operational Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – details about campus sanitization and precautionary practices.
Technology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – information on technology support that impacts teachers and staff.

We continue to closely monitor national, state and city guidance regarding school opening recommendations. In light of continued guidance, we have decided that all campuses will begin the 2020-2021 school year via remote instruction for a transitional period for the first three weeks. We will move to the two-option instructional plan beginning September 8.

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Instructional Options

We are providing our families two learning options for the 2020-2021 school year:

Option 1: Full-time, face-to-face instruction for 5 days per week, with safety, disinfection, and physical distancing protocols.
Option 2: Full-time, remote instruction for 5 days per week. This type of instruction option will be provided ‘synchronously’ which is a two-way, real-time/live, virtual instruction between teachers and students, or ‘asynchronously’ which does not require having the teacher and student engaged at the same time. In other words, the teacher and students will connect throughout the day, but students have the ability to access and complete assignments within a flexible time frame. Teachers will determine which type of instruction is best for the subject.

Please note, if a family would like to change their selection, they must wait until the start of a new grading period. The written request must be approved by the school before the change can occur and must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the end of a grading period.

Education Plan for Remote Instruction

New Frontiers Public Schools leadership have come together, to provide academic instruction for our students of families who have chosen remote education. Our educators have created virtual learning environments, complete with online video uploads, electronic assistance and numerous learning resources for all grade levels. We look forward to working together with families to ensure our students continue their education in their desired remote learning environment.

FLMACA Education Plan for Virtual Instruction

Frank L. Madla Accelerated Collegiate Academy teachers will employ a Project Based Learning model based on the differentiated curriculum through the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) that enhances gifted and talented programs. Google classrooms will be used as the primary digital platform. Also, daily readings will take place on the campus Facebook with resources to learning extension projects. Additionally, a sample home-based learning schedule will be provided to all families to support the non-traditional learning day.

FLMECHS Education Plan for Virtual Instruction

At Frank L. Madla Early College High School daily virtual lessons, weekly assignments and discussion board questions will be posted for each course; material will not to be published until the day of the class. Schoology will be used as the primary digital platform. Electronic instructional assistance will be available during designated times Monday through Thursday. Teachers will check-in with homeroom students weekly; they will message all students regarding grades. A minimum of two grades will be recorded every week – per course. The weight of assignments will remain the same. 

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Meal Service Update

Our leadership is currently finalizing meal service operations for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check back to this page often for updated details.

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