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The School Zone: News

March 11, 2020 (Spanish)

Dear SBISD Families and Colleagues, 

Spring Branch ISD is responding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated framework for the mitigation of COVID-19 as posted to the CDC website on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. We are also aware of the information provided today through a press conference given by City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

As of this time, all SBISD schools and offices will remain open on March 12 and 13 for regular school and work days with adjustments as noted below. 

Beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020, and continuing through March 31, 2020, (with possibility of extension as needed) SBISD will temporarily suspend, postpone, or in some cases cancel, all field trips, parent/community school events, and visitors and volunteers in SBISD facilities. For the time being, UIL events will continue as scheduled.

Please reference this list for examples of events and activities that are impacted by this decision:

 

SBISD Campus and Facility Programming and Visitor Guidelines

Effective March 12 – March 31, 2020 or until further notice 

Sample Events to be Postponed

(or Cancelled if they cannot be rescheduled)

Sample Campus Visitor /Activity Restrictions or Cancellations

  • Field Trips
  • 5th Grade Track Meet
  • Family Nights 
  • School Day Events for which parents/guests are invited
  • Kindergarten Roundups
  • Author Visits, Outside Performances, Guest Speakers, Book Fairs
  • Talent Shows
  • Bond Groundbreakings
  • Career Days
  • PTA Meetings
  • Concerts/Performances/Plays
  • Pep Rallies and Spirit Events 
  • No campus volunteers 
  • No non-district visitors
  • No Facilities Rentals
  • No Parent lunch delivery
  • No meal delivery services
  • On-campus Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts meetings

 

Your campus principal will reach out with further details regarding the rescheduling or cancellation of events specific to your school.

Reminders

Family Travel Form

Family Travel Form: Please be reminded that we are asking our families and employees to voluntarily complete a Travel Survey, to report travel outside the U.S. over the past 14 days and/or through March 31, 2020. 

You may complete through Skyward Family Access at this link  to complete a Travel Survey for each child in your family. We ask students, parents and staff who plan to travel in the upcoming weeks to monitor and comply with all CDC and local health and governmental agency recommendations.

Reliable Sources

SBISD senior staff continues to closely monitor information concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and follow the guidance and expertise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), City of Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health and Texas Department of State Health Services.  

Here are links to reliable sources for your reference

Thank You

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we continue to respond to the latest guidance provided by our health and governmental authorities with the health and well-being of our students and staff as our highest priority.