Frisco ISD eNewsletter: September 2, 2020

Sep 02, 2020

Frisco ISD Ready for Return of On-Campus Instruction

Families who chose on-campus instruction can expect a number of new routines and expectations as face-to-face learning kicks off tomorrow, September 3. Students and parents will notice signage to reinforce physical distancing and wayfinding, as well as the staggered movement of students. There will be lots of hand sanitizer available and increased opportunities for handwashing. In the classroom, students will be seated at least six feet apart or a desk divider may be used. Staff will limit the use of shared supplies when possible and high-touch areas will be regularly cleaned and disinfected. Be sure to check out our series of videos, which highlight how on-campus instruction will look a little different this fall.


Face Coverings Required for Students, Staff and Visitors

As students return to the classroom, the COVID-19 disease activity level is in the moderate category. That means staff, visitors and students in 3rd through 12th grade are required to wear face coverings while at school, including in classrooms, except when campus protocols specifically permit their removal. Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade are also required to wear face coverings in certain circumstances, though students are welcome and encouraged to wear face coverings even when they are not required. Students who forget face coverings will be provided with masks to wear, and students who continually refuse to wear face coverings may be required to transition to a virtual learning environment. The disease activity level, which impacts face covering requirements, will be updated each Sunday and displayed prominently on the District and campus websites.


District Website Reports Active COVID-19 Cases by Campus

A new page on the District website provides a summary of active COVID-19 cases involving Frisco ISD students and staff members. The page is intended to provide the public with additional information regarding current disease activity and aid families in making informed decisions. It should be noted that the totals include all active cases, regardless of a student’s instructional setting or whether the person was on campus during the infectious period. The table is not cumulative of all historical cases. Cases are listed until the student or staff member completes the required quarantine period and submits a letter of good health from a physician's office to return to on-campus activities.


Watch Live Athletic Events Online This Fall

Starting this fall, there will be plenty of sports for FISD fans to watch without leaving home. During the 2020-21 school year, the District will offer live video streams of most competitions held at high school and middle school stadiums and gymnasiums. The streaming video will allow FISD to shine a spotlight on the variety of roles students play in sporting events, while also allowing more fans to stay connected as conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic require attendance restrictions.


Meals Available “To Go” for Virtual Academy Students

The Frisco ISD Child Nutrition Department has added a second distribution site and expanded hours for meal pick-up for students participating in Virtual Academy. In addition to Lawler Middle School, breakfast and lunch will also be distributed “to go” from Reedy High School. Pick-up will be on Thursdays for the entire week. Families must sign up in advance, and students will be charged for the meals based on their meal status – free, reduced or full price.

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