Rep Zwiener's Note: Governor Abbott has closed school districts across the state for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
School districts are still providing meals to students and instructional aid. Find details for your district below.

Blanco ISD

Blanco ISD - Latest Update 3/31/2020


Blanco ISD Families, Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Texas schools will remain closed until May 4. Blanco ISD will continue to provide instructional guidance and meal service to families during this time of modified operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We miss our students and look forward to seeing them as soon as possible. We will provide more guidance soon. Clay Rosenbaum




Blanco ISD: COVID-19 Info Page


Find the Blanco ISD Information Page here, or copy this URL into your browser: https://www.blancoisd.org/264614_2




Blanco ISD Superintendent Message to Families


Find the video message here.





Dripping Springs ISD

DSISD Closure Notice - 3/16


En Espanol: https://www.dsisdtx.us/Page/2632 Link to this Update: https://www.dsisdtx.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=23&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=10805&PageID=1 March 17, 2020

Dear DSISD Parents and Students, Yesterday, we made the announcement to close schools from March 23, 2020-April 3, 2020, for the health and safety of our staff, students, and community. In addition, the Board conducted an emergency meeting, granting me the authority to make some key expenditure decisions during this period of school closure to provide me with the ability to take care of our DSISD staff and provide the resources necessary to continue to meet the needs of our students. I want to take this opportunity to clarify how we will be providing instruction to our students during this closure period. Testing Update Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year (no STAAR test this Spring). Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. We are continuing to follow updates from the College Board considering ACT, SAT, and AP testing. Instructional Support District administrators have and will continue to meet this week to develop plans and guidelines for the delivery of instruction remotely. On March 23 and March 24 we will have instructional planning days for our teachers to collaborate and develop instructional resources (remotely) for our students. We have determined that Grades K-3 students’ primary resources will be in the format of paper/pdf files and they also will be able to access enrichment resources on their Classlink accounts. Primary resources for students in Grades 4-12 will be in an online format using Canvas. Teachers will be creating both online and paper resources for all grade levels. Our goal is to roll out these resources to our students by Wednesday, March 25. Providing instruction remotely for our students creates a few logistical challenges. We recognize that some of our families have access to technology (device(s) and internet access), while others may not. Even our families that have access to technology at home may need additional resources because they have multiple children. We are preparing to provide access to technology as needed through a device check-out system. In preparation for this rollout, we need your feedback to determine each student’s needs. We have created a brief survey to collect your feedback. Please complete this survey by March 22. We will provide details of this process in our next update next week. Additional Support We are developing support systems to create a “help-desk type of remote assistance” for our staff, students, and parents. We also are creating a process to provide continuing meal service (breakfast and lunch) for our eligible students. We want to make sure you continue to practice healthy habits from the CDC, including social distancing recommendations. We recognize that this is a new instructional delivery model for us and we will need your support and partnership to make this time as valuable as we can for our students. The key to student success will be our ability to be collaborative, creative and connected. Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, staff and community! Take Care, Todd Washburn Superintendent of Schools




DSISD Update - 3/17


En Espanol: https://www.dsisdtx.us/Page/2635
Link to this Info: https://www.dsisdtx.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=23&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=10805&PageID=1

March 17, 2020


Dear DSISD Parents and Students, Yesterday, we made the announcement to close schools from March 23, 2020-April 3, 2020, for the health and safety of our staff, students, and community. In addition, the Board conducted an emergency meeting, granting me the authority to make some key expenditure decisions during this period of school closure to provide me with the ability to take care of our DSISD staff and provide the resources necessary to continue to meet the needs of our students. I want to take this opportunity to clarify how we will be providing instruction to our students during this closure period. Testing Update Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year (no STAAR test this Spring). Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. We are continuing to follow updates from the College Board considering ACT, SAT, and AP testing. Instructional Support District administrators have and will continue to meet this week to develop plans and guidelines for the delivery of instruction remotely. On March 23 and March 24 we will have instructional planning days for our teachers to collaborate and develop instructional resources (remotely) for our students. We have determined that Grades K-3 students’ primary resources will be in the format of paper/pdf files and they also will be able to access enrichment resources on their Classlink accounts. Primary resources for students in Grades 4-12 will be in an online format using Canvas. Teachers will be creating both online and paper resources for all grade levels. Our goal is to roll out these resources to our students by Wednesday, March 25. Providing instruction remotely for our students creates a few logistical challenges. We recognize that some of our families have access to technology (device(s) and internet access), while others may not. Even our families that have access to technology at home may need additional resources because they have multiple children. We are preparing to provide access to technology as needed through a device check-out system. In preparation for this rollout, we need your feedback to determine each student’s needs. We have created a brief survey to collect your feedback. Please complete this survey by March 22. We will provide details of this process in our next update next week. Additional Support We are developing support systems to create a “help-desk type of remote assistance” for our staff, students, and parents. We also are creating a process to provide continuing meal service (breakfast and lunch) for our eligible students. We want to make sure you continue to practice healthy habits from the CDC, including social distancing recommendations. We recognize that this is a new instructional delivery model for us and we will need your support and partnership to make this time as valuable as we can for our students. The key to student success will be our ability to be collaborative, creative and connected. Thank you for your ongoing support of our students, staff and community! Take Care, Todd Washburn Superintendent of Schools




DSISD COVID Page


Follow regular DSISD updates here.
https://www.dsisdtx.us/domain/1014




DSISD Update - 3/26


Dear DSISD Families,
You may have seen the announcement that Hays County has issued a “Stay at Home, Work Safe” order, which will go into effect at 11 p.m. on March 26. To fully support county, state and national efforts and do our part to slow the spread of Coronavirus and keep our community safe, Dripping Springs ISD will be extending our school closure/remote learning format through at least Monday, April 13, 2020. We will continue to follow new developments related to the pandemic and evaluate our status on an ongoing basis.


This order does not impact our transition to remote/virtual learning. I’d like to thank our instructional leaders and teachers for doing an amazing job preparing a plan and creating lessons and learning activities for our students. While it will look and feel differently than our normal school days, I know that we can continue to support the academic and social-emotional needs of our students through this time.


The order does not impact the essential services the district is providing such as mobile meals for our Free and Reduced Lunch program participants. The Child Nutrition Department will provide updates regarding those services.


We appreciate the understanding and adaptability from our staff, students, parents and community during these unusual times. Thank you for your support and stay safe.




Message from Superindendent Washburn: Remote Learning & Grading


DSISD Superintendent Todd Washburn announced details about the transition to remote learning, as well as the program itself. Find the full announcement here.




Child Nutrition


For any member of the DSISD community whose employment/financial situation has changed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, applications for the Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch program are available (see links below).

If you feel you qualify, please complete an application and either mail it, email it, or scan a copy and send to the following address:
Mail to: DSISD Child Nutrition Services, 510 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Email or scan a copy to: nanci.freeborg@dsisdtx.us

DSISD is providing weekly breakfast and lunches for qualifying students each Monday morning from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Meals are distributed in a grab and go pick-up fashion, delivered by a Child Nutrition Specialist directly to your vehicle.

PICKUP LOCATION:

Dripping Springs High School
940 Highway 290 W
The back side of the school near the kitchen service area.

Breakfast meals consist of an entree, fruit or fruit juice and milk. Lunch meals consist of an entree, fruit, vegetables and milk.

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS
https://www.dsisdtx.us/Page/472





Hays CISD

Hays CISD COVID-19 Info Page


You can find information from Hays CISD directly here.




Hays CISD Latest Update - Tobias Elementary Exposure - 3/18


March 18, 2020 Important Hays CISD Coronavirus Update Dear Hays CISD Family, In keeping with our promise to be completely transparent regarding coronavirus, we must report to you today that a person who was at Tobias Elementary School last Wednesday, March 11th, has since tested positive for the coronavirus. We notified the teachers, staff, and parents of Tobias Elementary just a few minutes ago and have posted the email we sent to them, with additional information, online at our coronavirus webpage: www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus. We are in close consultation with the Hays County Health Department regarding this matter. The Health Department wants us to stress that while there remains a low risk of transmission to people at Tobias Elementary, it is prudent for everyone to continue to take preventative measures, such as social distancing and hand washing. Additionally, Tobias Elementary is now closed to all personnel to allow time for any virus in the building to die on its own. Prior to any return to activity in the building, we will disinfect it using special cleaning equipment. The person who had contact with Tobias Elementary and later tested positive to coronavirus is, along with that person’s entire family, self-quarantined at home and recovering. The health department asked us to remind you that most people who show symptoms of coronavirus will not need to be hospitalized, but that those who do should contact their primary care physician for direction on what to do next. We do not believe the person who had contact with Tobias Elementary had any contact with other campuses in Hays CISD within the window that the person could have been contagious for the virus. Given the spread of the virus and the interconnectivity of our community, we have expected that there would eventually be a connection between one or more of our campuses to the coronavirus. We anticipate that future cases of people who test positive will also likely have some connection to our schools. Please continue to practice social distancing, hand washing, and other safe hygiene practices. We are all in this together and, together, we will make it through this health emergency and time of change to our normal routines. Sincerely, Tim Savoy Chief Communication Officer

Link: https://www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus




Hays CISD Closure Announcement - 3/16


March 16, 2020 Dear Hays CISD Family, Hays CISD schools and offices will suspend normal operations through Sunday, April 5, 2020, at which time we will determine our next steps. This means all in-person classes and activities are canceled through that date. The district believes this action is necessary to help the community slow the spread of coronavirus. We want to stress the importance of social/physical distancing and preventative measures such as hand washing during this time. Additional information about specific topics will be provided to individuals and posted at www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus on the following topics: Online and at-home instruction: Teachers and campuses will provide specific information after spring break to students. Look for this information around March 25th. Child nutrition school breakfast and lunch: The district will continue to provide meal service to students on free and reduced lunch plans. Information will be forthcoming on how meal distribution will occur. Meal service will begin no later than March 25th. Employee work schedules and pay: The district intends to continue paying employees and staff during the emergency suspension of school and March paycheck direct deposits will occur as scheduled. Under the plan, staff would not have to use leave days and employees who work would receive premium pay. Additional information will be provided to employees through school district email regarding work duties and pay. Teacher and staff access to school buildings: To limit large gatherings at school facilities, additional information will be provided to staff regarding access to school buildings through school district email. The district is developing a plan for teachers to be at school in small groups immediately following spring break to prepare at-home and online lessons for students. Information about this will be provided to teachers through district email. Critical staff will be on duty: All critical operation district staff will be on duty to assist with emergency operations. Critical staff includes campus and district administrators and employees at campuses and in departments as assigned by supervisors. School Board meetings: The Board of Trustees will hold an emergency meeting today, Monday, March 16, 2020, to address immediate needs of the district related to COVID-19. It is anticipated that the normal March meetings of the Board of Trustees scheduled for later in the month will be canceled. The Hays CISD coronavirus webpage has been updated to provide additional links and sections related to specific topics: www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus. All official information related to Hays CISD and the coronavirus will be posted on this page, so the it may serve as the trusted source of information regarding Hays CISD and the coronavirus. Hays CISD is prepared to navigate this emergency and will be making decisions based on the best interests of community safety and health. Because this is new and uncharted territory for our school district and community, information and decisions may be changing on short notice, or not available right away. However, please try not to worry. Now more than ever, Hays CISD employees and leadership will hold steadfast to our mission, which includes the word “nurture” in the very first sentence. The district will make decisions and address concerns with caring for everyone as the primary driving factor. We will all do our best and do what is right by our students, parents, employees and community. Sincerely, Tim Savoy Chief Communication Officer Link: Hayscisd.com/coronavirus




Hays CISD Meal Service


Hays CISD will continue to offer breakfast and lunch during the coronavirus emergency, even though normal school operations are suspended.

  • Meals will be served at select locations, but are free of charge to anyone 18 years old or younger (regardless of home campus or school district)
  • Children are no longer required to be present to receive the meals
  • Daily breakfast and lunch will be provided together
  • All meals will be served curbside, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, no building entry is allowed

Drivers or passengers may be asked to pick up their items from a table or tray instead of an attendant placing items into each car. Walkers will be directed to keep proper social distances. Please follow the instructions of the attendant on duty.

CAMPUS SERVICE LOCATIONS are open Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 10:00 am at the following locations:

Blanco Vista Elementary
Camino Real Elementary
Fuentes Elementary
Kyle Elementary
Science Hall Elementary
Simon Middle School
Uhland Elementary



POP UP MOBILE Service Locations

To provide convenient community locations, the Hays CISD food service department will provide mobile service at the following locations and times:

EARLY MORNING LOCATIONS:

Champions Crossing Apartments (front entrance)
345 Champions Blvd., San Marcos, Texas 78666
7:30 am -7:50 am

Green Pastures/ Country Lane Intersection
Green Pastures Drive at Country Lane, Kyle, Texas 78640
7:30 am - 7:50 am

Thomas Place/ Huber Lane Intersection (In Cul-de-sac)
Thomas Place at Huber Lane, Kyle, Texas 78640
7:30 am - 7:50 am

Dustin Drive Roadway (In Cul-de-sac)
Dustins Drive, Uhland, Texas 78640
8:00 am - 8:20 am

MID MORNING LOCATIONS:

Saddlebrook Mobile Home Park (club house parking lot)
289 Silver Peak Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
8:20 am - 8:40 am

Skyview Terrace/ Cresthill Causeway Intersection
Skyview Terrace at Cresthill Causeway, Kyle, Texas 78640
8:20 am - 8:40 am

Mathias Lane/Running Bull Lane Intersection
Mathias Lane at Running Bull Lane, Kyle, Texas 78640
8:20 am - 8:40 am

LATE MORNING LOCATIONS:

Mercedes Lane/ Railyard Drive Intersection (In Cul-de-sac)
Mercedes Lane at Railyard Drive, Kyle, Texas 78640
9:10 am - 9:30 am

Prairie Wind/ Sea Cove Intersection (In Cul-de-sac)
Prairie Wind Drive at Sea Cove, Kyle, Texas 78640
9:10 am - 9:30 am

Blue Jay Circle/ Red Bird Drive Intersection (In Cul-de-sac)
Blue Jay Circle at Red Bird Drive, Buda, Texas 78610
9:10 am - 9:30 am

Information is deemed correct, but may be subject to change at any time. Please check with the district for up to date information: www.hayscisd.net/eat Need Additional Assistance? Contact the Hays CISD meal service hotline at:
512-268-7919, ext. 57919, or, email:
mealstogo@hayscisd.net




Update 4/8/2020


Dear Hays CISD Family, Here are some important items to tell you about: Graduation We’re still doing our best to hang on to having an in-person graduation ceremony for our Class of 2020 students. This includes our Hays, Lehman, and Live Oak Academy graduation ceremonies that had been scheduled for May 26th, and then June 26th, at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center at Texas State in San Marcos. Texas State has extended its coronavirus response plan into July, which means June is no longer an option for our graduations. They have been very good in working with us through this crisis. The university has rescheduled its own spring commencement ceremonies to the first week in August and they are offering us a date during the second week in August. As soon as we have a specific new tentative date, we’ll get that information to you. In case you had been making plans with family, we want you to know that June 26th is no longer an option for us. Thank you again for your patience on this. We know this is a mile-stone event for our students and families. Grades and GPAs Our curriculum team is finalizing a recommendation to present to the Board of Trustees later this month regarding student grades, grade-point-averages (GPAs), and class rank. We’ll share that recommendation with you as soon as it is complete. It will be a plan that does not penalize students because of the coronavirus. We also want to ensure that students who may have been failing classes will have a chance to bring their grades up to passing for the school year. Superintendent Dr. Wright wants parents and students to do the best they can with our virtual and other at-home learning opportunities, but not to worry. Rather, he wants us all to focus on staying healthy and safe. We know that at-home learning is not the same as in-class learning with our awesome teachers. Once we are able to return to class, whether that’s later this year or next, we will be ready to help students catch up with any concepts or skills they may have missed during our suspension of operations. Meal Service Sites Added Based on increasing demand, the district has added Fuentes Elementary and a 10th mobile meal distribution site that will open after this upcoming holiday weekend on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Visit the Hays CISD meal service webpage for specifics at www.hayscisd.net/eat. Meal distribution days will follow what would have been our normal school calendar this year. That means meals service won’t occur this Friday and Monday. Our child nutrition staff continue to do hero’s work, serving nearly 6,000 meals a day! Devices Needed at Home Thanks to our campus staff and technology department staff. In round 1, they have deployed 3,000 devices to students and families who need them at home. Round 2 will follow with additional devices. If you need a device, please reach out to your teacher(s) or campus principal. BVES Viral Post Here is a bright spot of news in case you haven’t seen it yet. A post from Coach Spradling on the Blanco Vista Elementary School PE website has gone viral with nearly a half-million shares and more than 40,000 comments! The Daily Mail newspaper in the United Kingdom event did a story about the post: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8139473/School-goes-viral-fun-mural-kids-tape-chalk.html. Check out the BVES PE Facebook Page for updates and photos now coming in to the school from around the world. Way to go Coach Spradling! The US Census Please remember to take a few minutes while you may be at home to fill out your United States Census form. Families that complete the online census will not receive in-person visits from census workers later in the year. An accurate census count matters to Hays CISD, Hays County, your city, and the entire state. Be counted. More information at: https://2020census.gov. Stay safe! Tim





Johnson City ISD

JCISD Update - 3/19


March 19, 2020 Dear JCISD Community, The district is working diligently to prepare for the next two weeks of school closure; including ongoing instruction delivery and providing meals for our students. Please look for an update tomorrow regarding breakfast and lunch distribution. A technology survey will be sent out to check availability and internet access in our student’s homes. The survey can also be accessed at the following link: Technology Survey UIL Update: All activities suspended through May 4 and practices suspended until further notice. https://www.uiltexas.org/press-releases/detail/uil-announces-extended-suspension-of-all-uil-activities Our community support has been amazing, and I am asking everyone to continue to support our teachers, staff, students, and each other as we navigate through this crisis. Respectfully, Richard Kolek Superintendent of Schools Johnson City ISD Link: https://www.jc.txed.net/cms/lib/TX02215591/Centricity/Domain/34/JCISD%20COVID-19%20Update%20-Action%20Requested-%20March%2019%202020.pdf




JCISD COVID Info Page


For information about how Johnson City ISD is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://www.jc.txed.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=10022




Message from Superintendent Richard Kolek - 3/31


Find the full message here.





San Marcos ISD

SMCISD Latest Update - 3/19


En Espanol Aqui: https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.smcisd.net//cms/lib/TX02215324/Centricity/Domain/459/March+19.pdf March 19, 2020
San Marcos CISD Families, The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees met today, March 19 at San Marcos HS to discuss district programs as we navigate through the suspension of normal district operations. At this time, the district is suspending normal district operations until April 5, but the district is planning in case we have to remain suspended for a longer period. Please read the following items discussed at the March 19 meeting: Child Nutrition At this time, we will be providing “Grab & Go” Free Curbside Meals beginning March 23 at the following locations and times: Breakfast: 8AM-9:30AM (Travis ES & San Marcos HS) Lunch: 11:30AM-1PM (Travis ES, San Marcos HS, Allen Wood Housing, C.M. Allen Housing, and Redwood Baptist Church) The meals are for children 18 and under, and must be in the vehicle to receive a meal. The district is currently considering additional sites and delivery options. Human Resources Update Today, the Board of Trustees passed a motion to not modify the school calendar and work days for SMCISD students and staff. This motion allows the district to maintain our current academic and work calendar as originally scheduled. To be abundantly clear, there will be no extension to either the academic or the work calendar because of this crisis.
The Board of Trustees passed a resolution that there would be no pay disruption for all San Marcos CISD staff. The motion guarantees that all SMCISD employees will be paid throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.
Online Learning/At-Home Learning Update SMCISD is dedicated to ensuring that students continue to receive access to learning opportunities through the elementary and secondary curriculum. Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 you will receive specific information from your child's teacher(s), and campus principals, on how to access specific assignments and instructional resources. If access to technology is limited, or unavailable, you will be provided with directions on how to pick up hard copies of instructional materials from your child's campus. We will also make contact in the future to discuss options for the school district to provide and assist with technology and Wi-Fi.
Today, the Board of Trustees allowed for the purchase of Wi-Fi hotspots for SMCISD households. We are asking for families in need of internet access at home to contact your campus principal to coordinate a plan. If your child receives special education support, the special education department will be in direct contact regarding your child's accommodations, modifications, and specialized lessons in accordance with your child's Individualized Education Plan. The time allotted for learning activities should be approximately three hours daily. We will send weekly links from our website via district communication platforms beginning March 26, 2020. The first set of lessons you will receive on March 26, 2020 are review lessons. This allows students to review previous learning. The first set of activities do not need to be returned, but allows for students and families to become accustomed to the remote learning. On our website, we will provide the lessons in two different formats. The first format will include a list of the lessons by grade level. The second format includes the same lessons but in a structured format (i.e. when to include breaks, physical movement, etc.). Your campus principal and student’s teacher will guide you and your student through this process beginning the week of March 30, 2020.
Consistent communication with your child's classroom teacher(s), and principal, will help us all navigate this unique learning experience. We are here to assist you in any way. Key Dates Monday, March 23 – Essential staff members physically return to work. Teachers remotely work from home. “Grab & Go” Free Curbside Meals begin. Thursday, March 26 – SMCISD families will receive review lessons via district communication platforms. Lesson plans will also be available on district website. Monday, March 30 – SMCISD families will receive specific information from your child's teacher(s), and campus principals, on how to access specific assignments and instructional resources.




SCISD COVID Info Page


https://www.smcisd.net/Page/4250




SMCISD Meal Service


En Espanol: https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.smcisd.net//cms/lib/TX02215324/Centricity/Domain/459/Free+Meals.pdf
San Marcos CISD Free Curbside Meals Parents may pick up meals without their children present at any San Marcos CISD feeding site. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requiring parents to provide a form of documentation when picking up a meal without the child present. Below are the approved types of documentation:

  • Child's birth certificate (born 2001-present)
  • Student report card
  • Student ID card• Student Bus Tag
  • Student Carpool Tag
The documentation can be held up to the window for staff to inspect. There must be one piece of documentation for each child not present to receive a meal. Documentation is not required when a child is brought to the meal site. San Marcos CISD Families can pick up both breakfast and lunch meals from 10:00AM-12:30PM at the following locations: Mendez Elementary School 1805 Peter Garza Drive Serving from the bus loop behind the campus Travis Elementary School 1437 Post Road Serving from the bus loop behind the campus San Marcos High School 2601 Rattler Rd. Allen Wood Homes 1201 Thorpe Lane C.M. Allen Homes 820 Sturgeon Redwood Baptist Church 2050 Poplar Street For More Information: https://www.smcisd.net/Page/4273




SMCISD Closure Notice - 3/16


En Espanol: https://www.smcisd.net//cms/lib/TX02215324/Centricity/Domain/459/Spanish%20Final.pdf

March 16, 2020
San Marcos CISD Families and Staff, I know San Marcos families are searching for answers regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). I am keenly aware that our decisions impact students and their extended family who may be susceptible to illness. My team is in daily contact with local, county, and state officials. My focus is to ensure that our students, staff, and families are safe. Right now, try not to worry about academics, the calendar, graduation or trips. In a time like this, it is more important to take care of one another by practicing healthy habits and social distancing. Everything else will take care of itself. San Marcos CISD has created four stages of response. Stage 1: Daily operational procedures with intensified sanitizing protocols; all students and staff report to school. Prior to spring break, we were in Stage 1. Stage 2: All staff report to work. Parents have the choice to send children to school or keep them at home without penalty. Over the last few days, we were anticipating to be in Stage 2 when we returned from spring break. Stage 3: All teachers and all students stay at home and SMCISD moves to at-home learning. Essential staff reports to work. The Superintendent’s Cabinet will determine essential staff and will contact the employees. Stage 4: All students and all staff stay home, and SMCISD would not be in operation. There would be no instruction during this time. On March 15, Hays County and the City of San Marcos declared a state of disaster. I understand that proactive measures are better to reactive measures in terms of controlling the number of new cases. Therefore, because of the County’s first presumptive case of COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our students and staff, I am moving San Marcos CISD to Stage 3 on March 23 and will be suspending normal school operations through April 5 to help prevent exposure to students, staff, and the community. Please understand that this is the minimum that school may be suspended. The reality is that this is not a short-term solution and more information will be forthcoming. The district is finalizing logistics on distance learning options for students. More information and guidance will be made available on our website this week and will be messaged to SMCISD families. Beginning Monday, March 23 meals will be provided at the following times and locations: Breakfast: 8AM-9:30AM (Travis Elementary and San Marcos HS) Lunch: 11:30AM-1PM (Travis Elementary, San Marcos HS, and Redwood Baptist Church) Anyone 18 years old and under are free. Adult meals will be $3.50 This is a rapidly-developing issue and continues to change daily. We remain in close communication with health authorities and we will communicate an update with our community as quickly as possible. I want to thank our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and central office staff members as we deal with this unprecedented issue. Together, wehttps://www.smcisd.net//cms/lib/TX02215324/Centricity/Domain/459/Website%20March%2016%20Final.pdf #StrikeAsOne. Sincerely, Michael Cardona Superintendent of Schools

Link:




San Marcos High School Distance Learning FAQ


For frequently asked questions about distance learning at SMHS, click here.





Wimberley ISD

WISD Child Nutrition Info - Food Pickup


Students that Qualify for Free or Reduced Meals: FOOD PICKUP LOCATIONS: My Joy Lane Culdesac 10:45 a.m. Rhodes and Jewell Lane 10:45 a.m. Jacob's Well Elementary 11:00 a.m. Lange Rd @ Rockwood Rd 11:00 a.m. 1312 FM 32 Garza Mobile Home Park 11:10 a.m. Fischer Store Rd. (near intersection with Fischer Trail) 11:15 a.m. Cedar Oak Mesa Swimming Pool Area 11:15 a.m. 1315 FM 32 Garza Mobile Home Park 11:25 a.m. Circle Dr. (near entrance to Serenity Farmhouse Inn) 11:30 a.m. Lone Man Mountain Rd. (approximately 1.2 miles from RR12/Lone Man Mountain Rd. intersection) 11:55 a.m. Students must be present to pick up meals. If a student can not be present, the parent/guardian will need to present one of the following:

  • Official letter/email/electronic school application from school listing children enrolled
  • Individual student report card(s)
  • Attendance record from parent portal of the school website, printed or electronic, that includes the child's name(s)
  • Birth certificate(s)
  • Student ID card(s)
Food will be delivered in a grab and go method. Lunch and breakfast can be picked up at the same time. We are continuously identifying new areas of service and adding them to our routes, if you arrive at your location and the WISD vehicle has not arrived yet, please be patient and it will arrive soon. If you have any questions regarding times, please contact Heather Baldwin at 512-847-2414, ext. 2022 or email heather.baldwin@wimberleyisd.net. For up to date information, please visit https://www.wimberleyisd.net/Page/1346 Meals can be picked up by anyone in the Wimberley community at First Baptist Church after 1:15 p.m.




WISD Closure Notice


Wimberley ISD will be extending Spring Break and closing our campuses for an additional two weeks through the week of March 30-April 3 as we assess the situation in our community. All meetings, campus events, practices, and extracurricular activities will be suspended. This decision is being made in coordination with surrounding school districts for the well-being of the broader community. District officials will continue to communicate with local and state health officials throughout the coming weeks as we work to minimize health and safety risks to the WISD community. During Spring Break WISD administrators will finalize plans for other considerations during this closure, such as alternate learning opportunities and providing meals to students who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Details regarding online learning and the distribution of educational materials and meals will be emailed to parents and guardians via the email address listed on file in Skyward Family Access by Thursday, March 19. Individuals may update their email address by logging into Skyward. Updates will also be provided online at www.wimberleyisd.net/coronavirus. WISD leadership will continue to remain in constant communication with state and local health officials and the Texas Education Agency. The District would like to thank our parents, staff, and community members for their patience and understanding during this time. Please continue to care for yourself, family, and those around you Dwain York Superintendent

Link: https://www.wimberleyisd.net//cms/lib/TX50000220/Centricity/Domain/266/CORONAVIRUS%20EBLAST%203-16-2020.pdf




WISD COVID Info Page


https://www.wimberleyisd.net/coronavirus




WISD Update 4/17/2020


In an announcement made earlier Friday Texas Governor Abbott closed all schools through the end of the 2019-20 school year to keep students and staff safe from the Coronavirus pandemic. To comply with this order Wimberley ISD will keep all its campuses closed through the end of our scheduled school year (May 21). WISD teachers will continue providing at-home instruction through the end of the school year. Learn more about that news and other updates in this video message from Superintendent Dwain York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSWWXqVucj0




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WISD Graduation Update


March 27, 2020 — Superintendent York provided the following update on graduation: "One of our priorities through the delays and closures of this situation has been to ensure that our Class of 2020 seniors are properly honored and congratulated. Several weeks ago we were informed that Strahan Coliseum has cancelled all of their graduation events, so we began to discuss other options. Several different ideas for a graduation celebration have been discussed, and on Monday I will meet with the WHS principal and several staff members to talk about the viability of these options. The hope is to have a final solution in place by the beginning of May so our families can plan and prepare."




Apply for Free or Reduced Meals


March 27, 2020 — Superintendent York provided the following update:
"It has come to my attention that due to a variety of circumstances related to the pandemic, some of our families’ financial situations have changed and would now likely qualify for free and reduced price meals at Wimberley ISD.
Families can apply anytime within the year for this program. To begin the application process to receive free and reduced price meals at WISD go online to: https://www.mealappnow.com/manwim/splash.php
The online application is a quicker option, but for those who need to use the printed applications, you can return it to us at 951 FM 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676."





Last Updated: 04-17-2020