Change of Learning Environment
March 4, 2021
In Tomball ISD, we are steadfast in our commitment to provide quality instruction whether in a face-to-face environment or in a virtual setting.
As a District, we feel it is important to provide our families a little more time to make a decision that best fits the needs of their family heading into the final grading period.
With that in mind, we have extended the deadline for the Change of Learning Environment window from March 5 to March 11.
Your family will have the opportunity to make a change to your child(ren)’s current learning environment (F2F/TVS) for the fourth and final grading period. Due to the extended window for the Change of Learning Environment, the effective date of change moves from Monday, March 22 to Monday, March 29. Any changes made will be effective from March 29 through May 27.
Along with this extension and due to the loss of instructional days for inclement weather, the end of the third grading period has been changed to March 26. This allows us to balance the two grading periods this semester.
ALL families in Tomball ISD currently have the option to make a change to their learning environment until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Families are being asked to log in to Home Access Center (HAC) to make any necessary changes.
Please note: This process only applies to those families that want to make a change to their current instructional environment either in person (face-to-face) or virtual. If families want their child to continue in the environment they attended for the third grading period, you will not need to take further action.
If families choose to make a change, they must make the change for each child through the Home Access Center.
The Home Access Center is currently open but will close at the end of the day on March 11. This will allow the campus time to reassign students to classrooms and teachers to prepare instruction for the fourth grading period.
Please be aware that the change of environment may require a change in your child’s schedule or teacher. In addition, there may be situations in our Tomball Virtual School or face-to-face environment where students will change teachers even if they did not make a change from the previous grading period. Due to staffing needs, students’ schedules and/or teachers may be impacted even if their learning environment does not change. We hope to make this transition timely and as seamless as possible to maintain high-quality instruction while meeting the needs of our families’ requests.
We want to reiterate to all families that March 11, 2021, will be the last day to request a change of environment through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC)
To access the Home Access Center, you will visit: https://grades.tomballisd.net/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn
You will log in with your username, and the password in which you have created. If you need help accessing your account, please call your school during normal business hours.
Completing the Change of Learning Environment
When you login to HAC, guardians will see a new icon called "Learning Environment" click this icon and you will be redirected to the Tomball ISD Link application:
Once in Link, the Student's name and ID, current Learning Environment will be displayed. Below the current method will be the option to select the new Learning Environment:
After the new Learning Environment selection is made, a confirmation of the change will appear on-screen: *Note for those selecting F2F and who need Bus Transportation a link will be provided at the time of confirmation; if you wish to complete the Transportation form now, it is in the section below.
Bus Transportation for F2F Students
If you decide to make a change from Tomball Virtual School to face-to-face instruction and need bus transportation, you will also need to fill out the transportation information at the end of the selection process in Home Access Center. A link will appear at the bottom of the page for you to access the registration form.
You can also register for Bus Service Registration or complete the form below:
We understand that every decision we make regarding our Return to Excellence plan directly impacts your family in a different way. We acknowledge there have been many changes for you throughout this process and we thank you for your patience and understanding.