FISD Return to Learn Plan 2021-22

FISD LogoFarmersville ISD 2021-2022
Return to Learn Plan
Updated: August 12, 2021*
Farmersville ISD will follow the guidance and direction of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for our
COVID-19 response.

General Safety Protocols:
● Per GA-38, school systems cannot require students or staff to wear a mask.
● Mask wearing is optional, and students and/or staff are free to wear masks as they so choose.
● Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout common areas (i.e. hallways, cafeteria,
gyms, libraries, entrances).
Sanitization & Cleaning Procedures:
● All classrooms, common areas, and buses will be sanitized routinely.
● Classroom staff and bus drivers will have access to disinfectants to sanitize high-touch surfaces
and shared objects frequently.
● Students and staff will be expected to utilize proper handwashing procedures.
Self-Screening -- Per TEA Guidance:
● “Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19
symptoms or is test-confirmed with COVID-19 until the conditions for re-entry are met.”
● Re-entry criteria:
                ○ In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school  
                   when all three of the following criteria are met:
                ○ At least 24 hours fever free;
                ○ The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath); and,
                ○ At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Remote Learning:
● At this time, FISD will not provide remote learning for students confirmed with COVID-19. The
District’s standard make-up work policy will apply for students who are absent with any illness.
Close Contacts -- Per TEA Guidance:
● “Given the data from 2020-21 showing very low COVID-19 transmission rates in a classroom
setting and data demonstrating lower transmission rates among children than adults, school
systems are not required to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing.”
● The District will not conduct close contact tracing.
● Students and staff will not be required to quarantine for exposure.
● Parents and staff will be notified when there is a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus.
*The above guidance is subject to change based on the information and/or guidance provided by Governor Abbott or the Texas Education Agency.