Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

Continuity of Services

Frisco ISD has implemented Disease Mitigation Guidelines for the 2021-22 school year to promote a safe and healthy learning environment. These protocols were developed after reviewing guidance from local, state and national health and educational entities and in accordance with the law. Among the guidelines in place:

  • Staff are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work each day. Parents/guardians are required to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their student to school. 

  • Teachers will monitor students and refer to the nurse if symptoms are present. If a nurse determines that the student or staff member is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the individual will be separated from others and sent home to quarantine. 

  • Employees and parents are required to report to the District as soon as possible if they or their students have tested positive for COVID-19. 

  • Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, or displayed symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as determined by the school nurse, will be required to quarantine.

  • Employees and parents of students who were in a classroom or participated in an  extracurricular activity with a COVID-19 positive student or staff member will be notified via email of their potential exposure. 

  • To the greatest extent possible, campuses will reduce the number of students in common areas including: hallways during passing periods, pep rallies, morning assemblies, lunches and morning drop off.

  • Although masks are not required, they are suggested for all individuals regardless of vaccination status while on campus or on buses.

  • All visitors are required to answer a COVID-19 screening questionnaire when checking in at the front office. Virtual meetings will be utilized when possible. 

  • Students and staff are expected to regularly wash or sanitize their hands.

  • Each classroom, restroom and school bus will be disinfected at the end of each school day using a quaternary disinfectant that is COVID-19-approved by the EPA. Staff will be provided access to microfiber towels, gloves and a spray bottle of quaternary disinfectant to periodically clean high-touch areas in classrooms during the school day.  

  • Frisco ISD facilities are equipped with heating and cooling and ventilation systems that cycle fresh air into the buildings 3-4 times throughout the day. This includes the use of high-grade filters to significantly reduce the number of particulates introduced into occupied space

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Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

Frisco ISD resumed in-person instruction for students who chose it on Sept. 3, 2020, and all students returned to in-person instruction on Jan. 4, 2022. A number of health and safety measures continue to be in place to limit the spread of the virus on campus. 

The District’s Disease Mitigation Guidelines are regularly reviewed and updated based on recommendations from health officials, guidance from the state and evolving local conditions related to COVID-19. The following updates on the District’s pandemic response and changes made to the disease mitigation guidelines were presented during School Board meetings. The public provides feedback to District leaders on these issues throughout the school year via email, phone and during public testimony at Board meetings.

COVID-19 School Board Updates

During periods of elevated disease activity, immediate closure and subsequent reopening of Frisco ISD campuses may be necessary in order to maintain healthy school environments. In the event of a campus closure, students may temporarily engage in online learning.

During online learning, educators access the general curriculum and scope and sequence to adapt instruction for students receiving special education services. Additional curriculum materials and resources are available to special educators to supplement the instruction of students with disabilities. In addition, teachers have access to use recorded video, audio supplements and other digital tools as a part of a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Accommodations and modifications related to individual IEP goals continue to be implemented.

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