Information for COVID19 and WSISD

 

March 31, 2020

As per Governor Abbott's the announcement this afternoon regarding all schools in Texas, WSISD will be closed through May 4, 2020.

 

Lessons will continue to be distributed and picked up. Drop-off on April 3rd will be the same.

 

An updated schedule for meals and lessons will be posted in businesses in town by tomorrow.

     Texas Dept of Agriculture has changed the guidelines for serving meals after March 31. The changes include:

                1. Meals may not be provided for weekends and school holidays.

                2.Children who are not enrolled in WSISD must be present to be provided a meal.

We will serve on Friday, April 3rd. The meals will include: Lunch for April 3 and April 6; Breakfast for April 6 and April 7.

 

As per UIL previous announcement, there will be no UIL contests held until May 4th, 2020.

Information for Parents

     This is a difficult time for our community, our country and the world. We are taking recommended measures to do our part so that our community is able to help lower the spread of the virus. During this time, we want to make sure the needs of our students are being met. We will begin serving meals beginning Monday, March 23rd and instructional packets with assignments that students will need to complete will be distributed on Tuesday, March 24th. The plan and schedule is outlined below.

Continuing Instruction:

      Teachers have been preparing packets for the students to complete and return. The lessons will include instructions with examples of concepts covered in the assignments as well as directions for completing the assignments. Teachers will be checking in with parents to see how you are and if things are running smoothly with meals and lessons. We are all here for you if you have concerns or need clarification on a lesson.

     Este es un momento difícil para nuestra comunidad, nuestro país y el mundo. Estamos tomando medidas recomendadas para hacer nuestra parte de modo que nuestra comunidad pueda ayudar a disminuir la propagación del virus. Durante este tiempo, queremos asegurarnos de que se están cumpliendo las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Comenzaremos a servir comidas el lunes 23 de marzo y los paquetes instructivos con las tareas que los estudiantes necesitarán completar serán distribuidos el martes 24 de marzo. El plan y el calendario se describen abjao.

 

Instrucción continua:

     Los maestros han estado preparando paquetes para que los estudiantes los completen y regresen. Las lecciones incluirán instrucciones con ejemplos de conceptos cubiertos en las tareas y con instrucciones para completar las tareasc. Los maestros van a estar en contacto con los padres para ver cómo están y si las cosas están funcionando sin problemas con las comidas y las lecciones. Estamos todos aquí para usted si usted tiene problemas o  necesita aclaración sobre una lección.

Lessons:

  • Pick-up the first week will be on Tuesday, after that it will be on Monday

  • Packets of school supplies will be provided

  • Students may get items from their lockers that they will need on Tuesday. One time only.

           ELEM & HS will enter at the main entrance / limited to 6 at a time

           JH – Enter at back entry by meal pick-up / limited to 6 at a time

 

Meals:

  • Meals (breakfasts and lunches) will be served on a drive through basis.

  • Meals will be served to all children from 0 – 18 years old. Children do not have to be enrolled.

  • Pick-up will be at regular morning drop-off by the cafeteria

  • Meals for the entire week will be provided, including weekends.

  • Meals for multiple days at a time will be picked up. This will help families follow the recommendation that interaction be as limited as possible.

  • Bags that have perishable items in them will be marked as “Refrigerate”.

  • To help with pickup, an ID card to be placed on your passenger dashboard will be provided. It will help speed up the process by providing the last name of the family and the number of meals for students. Just let the person know that you will need extra for children not enrolled.

la lección:

  • La primera semana será recogida el martes, después será el lunes

  • paquetes de materiales escolares van estar incuidos

  • Los estudiantes pueden obtener artículos de sus lockers que necesitarán el martes. Sólo una vez.
    ELEM & HS entrará en la entrada principal / limitado a 6 a la vez

       JH entrará en la puerta de atrás por la cafeterá

  • Recogida cuando reciba sus comidas

  • Si no recibe una llamada telefónica el lunes por la noche, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a update.contact-walnutspringsisd.isd para actualizar la información de contacto telefónico de su estudiante

​la comida:

  • Las comidas (desayunos y almuerzos) se servirán en un viaje en coche.

  • Las comidas se servirán a todos los niños de 0 a 18 años. Los niños no tienen que estar inscritos.

  • La recogida será en la puerta de atrás siguiente de la cafeteria

  • Reciberan comidas para toda la semana, incluidos los fines de semana.

  • Se recogerán las comidas para varios días a la vez. Esto ayudará a las familias a seguir la recomendación de que la interacción sea lo más limitada posible.

  • Las bolas que tienen articos percederos el ellas se marcaran con “”.

  • Para ayudar con la recogida, se le pondra una tarjeta de identificación en el lado del pasajero. Ayudará a acelerar el proceso proporcionando el apellido de la familia y el número de comidas para los estudiantes. Simplemente digale a la persona que usted necesitará extra para los niños no inscritos.

 
 

March 19, 2020 - 1;30 pm

Walnut Springs ISD - CLOSED through April 3rd 2020

As per Governor Abbott's the announcement this morning regarding all schools in Texas, WSISD will be closed through April 3rd, 2020.
 

As per UIL announcement @ 12:45 today, there will be no UIL contests held until May 4th 2020.

March 19, 2020 - 9;00 am

Walnut Springs ISD – Announcement for School March 23-27, 2020

 

March 23 – 27 – CLOSED

 

Walnut Springs ISD will be closed starting March 23 through March 27 to support our community and health care professionals in the ongoing goal of containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities, practices and athletic events are still suspended through March 29th.

 

We do not make this decision lightly. We fully realize it presents significant difficulties to working parents. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, families, staff, and the larger community. 

 

During the days we are closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to serve our students instructional and nutritional needs in an alternative manner. WSISD is finalizing details on how this may be achieved in a manner that best serves the students, families and community. More information and details will be made available on our website by Friday, March 20th. During the closure we will also be taking steps to deep clean the facilities.

 

This is a quickly changing situation, and we will continue to monitor information. As information becomes available, we will reassess conditions and make updates as to any future closures. Those notices will be posted on this website.

 

I realize with this notice and the uncertainty of how the remainder of the year will unfold, there are many questions. At this time, there are more questions than answers to such things as upcoming social events, UIL activities, and the effects of the cancellation of STAAR testing. The school administration is working to provide answers to all of those and other questions. As we receive updated guidance and information from the state as to allowable solutions, we will provide you with the answers as quickly as possible.

 

Please remember that your health and safety are the key considerations used in the decision to close school. Below are some precautions that have been recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in WSISD stay safe and healthy.

Respectfully,

Pat Garrett
Superintendent

March 17, 2020

General Information

 

I hope you are having a safe and healthy Spring Break. This Spring Break has brought many changes and uncertainties to our lives. WSISD is working to make the best decisions to enable us to help you, your students, and loved ones avoid health risks and also provide the resources needed to help your student receive continued educational experiences. With information as to how to proceed changing daily, we will be getting information to you as soon as we are able.

 

The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), US State Department, as well as local groups are all providing guidance to schools on how to proceed. Each day, the Commissioner of Education has a teleconference for Superintendents to keep updated on the current recommendations from the State of Texas as to events that are unfolding, best practices for schools, and expectations of the schools to continue to provide educational services for our students. Bosque County Superintendents are working cooperatively on issues that are more localized. Small schools have unique needs that demand solutions which would not work in larger districts; just as the solutions for larger districts would not work for us.

 

Families’ health and safety are absolutely the main focus of decisions made with regard to whether or not school will be open or not. This decision will be made later in the week as more information and guidance from the State becomes available.

 

In the event that WSISD not be open to help reduce the spread on the Corona Virus, we will strive to continue to serve our students by providing instructional activities and nutritious meals. To ensure this is possible, we are working to establish a plan of action that will best meet the needs of our community and district.

Cancellations:

School Closings – As of Monday morning at 9:00 am; the state listing shows most closures are through March 20th. We will announce any plans for closure later in the week as we know more.

STAAR testing is being waived for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Governor Abbott made that announcement on Monday morning.

UIL – Practices AND events will not be conducted through March 29.

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regarding the Title IX policies should be directed to the Director of Human Resources at Walnut Springs School, PO Box 63, Walnut Springs, TX 76690 or (254) 797-2133.
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