Frisco ISD, other local school districts turning to alternative instruction options to protect health of students, educators

From Frisco ISD

As a precaution, all in-person classes will be suspended and replaced with virtual instruction and other alternative learning options. Frisco ISD schools will remain closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 as we assess the situation in our community as travelers return from spring break.

The Frisco school district will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation before reopening school on Monday, March 23, and will communicate across all channels as updated information becomes available.

Through March 20, district offices will be closed and all district events and competitions that have been scheduled within the district during this timeframe will be considered canceled until further notice.

District travel for student competitions and events outside the district will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Frisco ISD says, “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution. Public health officials have not yet made this a requirement for public institutions. Nevertheless, given all that we know and what we can anticipate based on information from local, state and national agencies, including Collin County Health Services, Denton County Public Health, Texas Health and Human Services, the Texas Education Agency and CDC, we believe this is the most prudent course of action at this time.

“Please know that Frisco ISD provides many digital tools to support in-class learning, and our students will have access to these resources which are aligned to their classes. We will provide information on additional ways to leverage our rich technological resources for continued student support.”

Frisco ISD has created a web page to provide the most current and accurate district information.

Frisco ISD: “This is a rapidly progressing situation that impacts every citizen across the globe. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we work together to deliver a successful learning experience for our students under these unprecedented circumstances.”

Frisco ISD COVID-19 Update: It has come to the District’s attention that an individual in the Tadlock Elementary community has tested positive for COVID-19. We want you to be aware of this case to start taking precautions should you or your family have been exposed.

Frisco ISD is working with the Collin County Health Department on additional steps to help contain further exposure to our community for when our students return to school from spring break.

For updated Frisco ISD communication regarding COVID-19, please check the FISD Health Services page where you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will be updated as the district has more information.

The CDC recommends the following steps to reduce the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus:

  • Proper handwashing (soap and water for 20 seconds and hand sanitizer in between)
  • Washing hands after certain activities, including bathroom breaks or recess and before lunch
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette (cough into the upper sleeve or use tissue and dispose of it properly)
  • Keeping hands away from eyes, nose and mouth
  • Staying home if sick

Published by Brian Bearden

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