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COVID Q & A

We know parents have many questions.  JISD Admins are working hard to finalize a Back to School Plan which will be a detailed outline of many of these questions.  The BTS Plan will be released in July so as to have the most up-to-date information and guidelines available from State and local authorities.  
 
Please send questions to grace.traylor@jisd.org and we will answer questions as soon as the State guidelines are available.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QUESTION:
 
Are the choices made on the recent parent survey binding or final?
 
ANSWER:
 
No, parents will need to make a choice prior to the start of school in August.  Detailed information about both on-campus and remote learning will be available prior to the survey.  
QUESTION:  
 
Will face-masks be required for students?
 
ANSWER:
 
Face-masks are a possibility.  JISD will abide by Governor Abbott's Executive Order about facemask compliance.  If the COVID positive case numbers go down in our area, the order will not apply.  IF the numbers remain high, we have to comply.  No child under 10 will be required to wear a mask.  Our hope is that the community spread will be lessened by the start of school, and JISD will not require masks for students. 
QUESTION:  
 
What will JISD put in place for entering facilities?
 
ANSWER:
 
Every entry to every JISD facility have hand sanitizers, as well as every classroom, restroom, and offices. Students will have assigned entries.
QUESTION:  
 
Will you monitor temp checks regularly?  For staff and students?
 
ANSWER:
 
Yes, temperatures of staff and students will be taken as needed.  If a temperature is concerning, the nurse will implement safety protocols immediately.  We will publicize the full plan as soon as all guidelines are received from TEA.
QUESTION:  
 
What safety protocols will be in place and when will parents see them posted somewhere?
 
ANSWER:
 
Every available protocol will be in place for the safety and health of students and staff.  JISD will post a final Re-Opening Plan as soon as the final directives are given from TEA.  Every precaution will be taken on each campus and facility to maintain a healthy environment for learning. 
At this time, the same dress code will apply for all on-campus students.  
Yes, students can be remote learners, but will have to be present when participation or projects are involved.  Examples include welding, athletics, band, cheer, dance, and other CTE classes.  
This will be addressed in detail when the back to school plan is release in July.  Families will have options during the year.
Outside visitors will be addressed in depth in the back to school plan which will be released in July.  
JISD will run bus routes with new guidelines that will be outlined in the back to school plan.