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Blue Box with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Groesbeck ISD continues to closely monitor coronavirus disease

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. 

COVID PROTOCOL

Despite the challenges with COVID-19, our district will continue to provide an excellent education to our students.  The focus on the health, safety and the well-being of our staff, students, and community will remain a priority.

Groesbeck ISD will follow the recommendations for school opening and operations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  As changes are made, we will update this page with the new information.

COVID Campuses Protocols
(February 2022)

In an attempt to err on the side of caution, we will be reinstating additional COVID protocols.

We are asking that:

  • Parents not join their student during lunch.
  • Lunches may be dropped off for students outside the building at a station designated by the office staff at each campus.
  • All water fountains will be covered and are not to be used.  Students and staff are encouraged to bring water bottles from home.
  • Frequent hand washing/use of hand sanitizers will be encouraged.
  • The maintenance department will be increasing their cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms/campuses.

2021-2022 COVID-19 Protocols
(Revised 01/10/2022)

Students: 

  • Students who are actively sick with COVID-19, suspected of having COVID-19, or who have tested positive COVID-19, must remain at home until the conditions for re-entry are met.  (the stay at home period can end for students experiencing no symptoms and are fever-free for 24 hours, after day 10)

Students who are believed to have been in close contact:

  • Household-based close contact:  Students must stay at home for the 10-day period and may return to school after Day 10 as long as they are experiencing no symptoms and remain fever free.
  • School-based close contact:  Students may stay home for the stay at-home period, at the parent’s discretion.   If the parents choose to send their student(s) to school, they are encouraged to closely monitor their student(s) for symptoms.

Adults:

  • Adults who are actively sick with COVID-19, suspected of having COVID-19, or who have tested positive for COVID-19, must remain at home
    • Symptomatic:  At least for 5 days have passed since onset of symptoms and are fever-free for 24 hours.
    • Asymptomatic:  At least 5 days after they tested positive as long as they remain symptom free.
  • Staff who meet the close contact threshold with a COVID-19 individual and are in one of the following groups, DO NOT need to stay home.
    • Ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
    • Was confirmed COVID-19 positive within the last 90 days and has fully recovered.
  • Staff who meet the close contact threshold with a COViD-19 positive individual who are not in one of the above groups, must remain off campus for a 5-day period, monitor symptoms, remain fever free for a 24-hour period, and be rapid testing on/after day 5.


NOTE: 

  • Days (calendar days) are counted starting from the first day you show symptoms.
  • If you receive a physician’s return by date, GISD must go by the phsician’s order.
  • Students absent due to a COVID related incident, will be coded with a “9” for attendance purposes.  These absences will be excused absences.  Please keep in mind that all students are bound bythe law, (Texas Edcuation Code – EDUC § 25.085) which requires studens to be in attendance at least 90% of their classes to receive credit.  Therefore, if a student exceeds the limit of absences (excused or not) they may be required to make up time.