September 6, 2021
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases public health guidance throughout the school year related to Covid-19. Information shared last week by TEA altered the way school districts can work with close contact among students.
In Crandall ISD beginning tomorrow, Sept. 7, if a student is determined to be close contact of an individual with Covid-19, parents may now choose to either:
- Keep their student home during the 10-day “stay-at-home” period
- Keep their student in school if no symptoms develop
Families will receive an email with more details if a child is identified as close contact. A phone bank number for direct assistance will be included.
Students and staff previously identified as close contact may return to school tomorrow, Sept. 7—but they must be symptom free. If symptoms develop during the day, they will be sent home.
Also beginning tomorrow, rapid testing will be available for close-contact students and staff. Tests will be given 4-6 p.m. daily at the CISD Administration Building. Parents must accompany students younger than 18.
The Covid-19 dashboard shared with families last Friday shows the active case counts in our district remain lower than those of neighboring schools in Dallas County. We want to continue minimizing risk to everyone throughout CISD. As such, the following health and safety protocols will become effective later this week:
- Daily elementary student temperature checks before entering campuses
- Daily elementary student temperature checks before loading bus routes
- Daily employee self-screeners before reporting to work
Adjustments will be necessary as we return to a more natural environment. Your support remains key. Please help us monitor for symptoms and keep your students home if they do not feel well. CISD will continue sharing information on vaccination clinics, governmental updates, and best practices for health and safety.
Have a good evening,