Presidential Address ~ Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Presidential Address on September 8, 2009
Q. Will Clear Creek ISD broadcast the President's speech on September 8, 2009?
As a general practice in the Clear Creek Independent School District, we do not require student assemblies to view live news events. Our schools are not organizing a mass-viewing of the President's speech on September 8, 2009. Teachers may choose to use the speech or portions of it as it relates to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Q. How will I know if my child's teacher will be showing the speech, live?
Elementary Schools ~
We have reviewed the TEKS and the year-at-a-glance for core subjects. Since the topics being covered in elementary social studies on Tuesday are not related current events, teachers will not be using the speech as part of the instructional lessons on Tuesday. The teachers may use it at a later date as the curriculum time line moves forward.
Intermediate and High Schools-
At the intermediate and high school level, teachers may use it as part of their lesson plans on Tuesday, September 8 as it is relevant to the course they teach and as it falls within the curriculum. Parents can call their campus to see if their child’s teacher will be utilizing the speech live on Tuesday. If the teacher plans to use the speech, students may opt out of the lesson and an alternative assignment will be provided. Students may inform the teacher or parents/guardians can send a note with their child.
Q. If I want to make sure my child sees the President's speech, may I take him out of class?
It is preferred students are in attendance the entire school day. As always, parents or guardians may come and pick up their child at any time.