2021-22 COVID-19 Protocols
While CCISD planned to open schools this year in a way that more closely aligned with life before COVID-19 rather than last school year, we are adjusting our practices based on evolving conditions. We are enthusiastic about the start of the new school year and are strongly committed to actions to promote public health.
As the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has noted, the Department of State Health Services issued a rule that provides that “school systems must exclude students from attending school in person who are actively sick with COVID-19 or who have received a positive test result for COVID-19.” Therefore, both for public health reasons and to minimize school exclusions, health precautions need to be a significant focus. The following actions will be implemented for at least the first three weeks of school. We will reassess our position at that time. Perhaps none of these actions are ideal, but they are needed to protect public health and minimize exclusions from school.
• Clear Creek ISD is strongly recommending students and staff wear face coverings indoors.
• Campus staff will separate classroom desks as much as possible.
• Our first day elementary traditions such as photographs and meet the teacher activities will be held outdoors similar to how we held those events last year.
• To limit traffic within the school buildings, we are requesting no visitors without an appointment for the first three weeks of school.
• Face coverings are also strongly recommended on CCISD school buses as social distancing is not possible. Parents are also encouraged to drive their children to/from school if possible.
Under strong consideration and communication to be forthcoming,
• CCISD may reinstitute ten COVID-19 days for staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.
• CCISD is planning a temporary and limited online learning option for elementary students.
Clear Creak ISD, with the assistance of the 2021-2022 School Opening Committee, identified instructional, operational and health practices from the 2020-2021 school year that should be added to the blank slate of pre-pandemic practices. Click here to view the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan.
CCISD has also established a health monitoring system which may require the district to implement certain health mitigation measures in stages dependent upon comprehensive data.