Although we cannot wait to see all of our beautiful students in person this August, we know that it can be scary sending your children back to school in person when COVID-19 still poses a risk to children under the age of 12. If the state of Texas changes its regulations to allow public schools to offer virtual learning to families, we promise to partner with our families and to offer them a choice that works best for them. In the meantime, please find below a list of health and safety protocols and considerations for the new school year.
* Updated last on July 16th, 2021. We will continue to edit this page as we receive further guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
Masks/Face Covering Policy
On May 18th, 2021, Governor Abbott issued an executive order (GA-36) that removed the authority of public schools to mandate face coverings as of June 5th, 2021. In the 2021-22 school year, families can choose whether they would like their children to wear face coverings or not. We highly recommend that families follow the most updated CDC guidance when making this decision.
Hygiene at School
We will continue to have hand sanitizer readily available all across campus and will continue to use water bottles to minimize shared use of the water fountains. We will also continue to do temperature checks of all students when they are dropped off at school.
We are excited to announce that we will have a full-time nurse on campus for the 2021-22 school year!
Self-Screenings and Positive Cases
We ask that all families continue to self-screen their children for COVID symptoms before sending them to school. We will be asking all staff to do the same. If there is a positive case on campus, we will follow our protocols to identify any individuals within close contact and may require individuals who were in close contact to quarantine or provide evidence of a negative test result.