Update on Distance Learning: March 17, 2020

Dear Quest Early College High School Families, 

During Hurricane Harvey, our community pulled together to meet challenges. Once again, we are in complex and unusual circumstances that require doing things in new ways.

Quest Early College High School will continue to provide students with learning opportunities while our campus is closed. You can expect that, just as face-to-face learning environments vary, learning will look different in different classes. Our teachers are converting their instruction to a remote learning format. By 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, information will be made available from your child’s teachers.

Some facilitators are choosing to provide assignments, notes, and information through D2L, Google Classroom, Remind 101 or Schoology.  Collaboration opportunities may be provided through Google Hangouts, Padlet or Zoom.  

Our students taking classes through Lone Star College-Kingwood are on an extended spring break this week. This includes online courses as well. Students are receiving updates through their LSC email and updates can also be found on LSC-Kingwood’s Twitter page.

As we move forward in this situation we will constantly work to improve our instruction, so the delivery of the learning opportunities may change to provide an optimum experience for all students.  We will keep you informed at all times.

As you can understand, this is uncharted territory. Remote learning is not the same as being in school, but our faculty and staff remain thoroughly committed to your children’s needs. Teachers, counselors and administrators are working from home, and are not on campus.  We can be reached by email. The district is working on options for parents to reach school staff by phone.

The third 9-week grading period that was originally scheduled to end on Friday, March 20, has been extended through Friday, March 27. Teachers will work with their students to complete the nine weeks. 

Please note: Throughout Humble ISD, high school campuses are closed; this includes all outside facilities. Middle school tracks remain open to the public at this time. Elementary school playgrounds remain open to the public at this time, and playground equipment will be cleaned daily. Despite daily cleaning, families should be aware that the Coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for days. Health officials recommend frequent hand washing and social distancing.

Thank you for supporting Quest Early College High School as we work through these challenging and constantly-evolving circumstances.

Sincerely,

Nachelle Scott
Principal