Back to School FAQ's 2021-22 » FAQ's for 2021-22

FAQ's for 2021-22

We understand your concerns about not walking students to class on the first day. Our staff is ready to welcome your student and show them to their classroom, and will ensure each student has support throughout the day.  Pre-K and Kinder students spend the day learning classroom procedures such as where they sit, their cubbies and supplies, lining up, walking in the hallways, and handwashing techniques. Rest assured JISD Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers will help make the day extra special for your students!

Will face-masks be required for students?
Under Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA-38, students and staff are not required to wear a mask or face covering.  However, masks may be worn by those who feel more comfortable doing so, and is strongly encouraged by the CDC. 
Every entry to every JISD facility have hand sanitizers, as well as every classroom, restroom, and offices. Students will have assigned entries.
Will you monitor temp checks regularly?  For staff and students?
Temperature checks will be performed as needed.  Each campus has multiple touch no-touch infrared thermometers for screening symptomatic students and staff.
What safety protocols will be in place and when will parents see them posted somewhere?
Every available protocol will be in place for the safety and health of students and staff.  The JISD Back to School Plan is posted on the JISD website at  Every precaution will be taken on each campus and facility to maintain a healthy environment for learning. 
Yes, the dress code is found on the website. 
To limit exposure, informal campus visits will be restricted (including during meal time).
Essential meetings will be by appointment or virtual format.
All approved visitors must self-screen prior to entry.
No outside deliveries for students will be accepted (food/food deliveries).
JISD will run buses as normal.  Parents are asked to screen students for symptoms prior to entering a bus. 
Jacksonville ISD believes the best instructional setting for students is face-to-face instruction.  JISD Students will attend school and receive normal instruction in a face-to-face format for the 2021-22 school year.  
Legislation (HB 1468) regarding virtual learning in public schools was not passed during the regular 87th Texas LEgislative Session.  The session ended before voting could take place.  All students will have to attend in-person when school starts on August 17, 2021.
At this time, the only option for learning is for students to attend in-person class, and will be counted absent for any time they are home due to illness.