Dear Forney Family Parents & Staff,
Good evening! It’s day 2 of virtual learning, and we’re still learning and growing together.
You can always check www.forneyisd.net/virtual for the latest updates from the district. Tomorrow, we’ll be adding a list of businesses that are still offering services during this time. We hope you’ll shop locally, and support our #ForneyFamily.
Governors State of Emergency, Forney ISD moving to Tier 2 Operations
Today, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that starting Friday at midnight, the state has closed school facilities through April 3, 2020. He did address that learning would continue. His proclamation closed in-room dining, but is allowing drive throughs to continue. Click here to read the full proclamation.
With that announcement, Forney ISD will move to what we call Tier 2 Operations. This means we will close campus facilities after tomorrow, but allow our drive throughs (Grab & Go, Tech Hub and Community Resources) to continue at this time. We’re shrinking our on-site Core Response team to an even smaller group for the protection of our staff.
Tomorrow is the last day to pick up items your student left at a campus
If you missed the email earlier today, it is important if you need something your student left behind from a campus, please call the campus and pick-up tomorrow between 8-4.
Friday, Community Resource Pick-Up
Starting tomorrow, we’ll have a 3rd stop at Rhea, Smith and Lewis during 7-11 a.m. Grab & Go Meals with community resources for food, school supplies and other necessities. If you have a need, please drive through and pick-up from our community church and service organization partners. A huge thank you to them for serving our Forney Family.
Beginning Monday, March 23
With Tier 2 Operations, our main district line will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We may experience high call volumes, so please leave a message and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.
Community Resource Hotline, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., 469-762-4500
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Open to any community members needing food or other supplies.)
Mental Health & Counseling Hotline (Now Open 24 Hours), 469-762-4501
If you have questions regarding class changes or for guidance counseling, please email your campus counselor. The 24 hour hotline is for urgent issues.
Student Technology Help Line, Hotline, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., 469-762-4502
To reach a teacher, please call 469-762-4155 and enter their extension.
Grab & Go Meal Times Extended, 7-11 a.m.
Grab & Go meals are available 7-11 a.m. every weekday during virtual learning at Lewis, Rhea and Smith. Food Services has provided an updated menu on their website.
Tech Hubs at Smith & Rhea
If you are a 3rd-12th grader that does not have access to a device at home or needs a Chromebook repair, visit our drive through Tech Hubs at the back of Rhea and Smith tomorrow between 7-11 a.m.
Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we do not know how much longer we will be able to continue Chromebook check-out. We are evaluating the situation daily.
Virtual learning looks different at every level, but your teachers began reaching out via phone and email yesterday to start guiding you through the process. If your teacher hasn’t reached out by phone or email, please call the campus between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Additional Virtual Learning resources for K-12 will be posted on our website soon.
K-4 parents can expect to get assignments from your child’s teachers on Friday afternoons for the subsequent week. Hopefully, this gives you some time over the weekend to look at the assignments and discuss a plan for the next week, as well as email questions to your child’s teacher.
Wi-Fi Access Updated at www.forneyisd.net/virtual
We sent a list of companies offering free Wi-Fi in previous emails, and it’s also posted to our website. In addition, families may drive through the bus lane to the back of Smith Intermediate or Rhea Intermediate School, where Wi-Fi will be accessible under the awning at the back of the school. The student will not need to exit the car. Once there, the student can access the WiFi and upload the work to their Chromebook to work offline at home. McDonald’s and City Bank also have Wi-Fi available to vehicles in their parking lots.