It is essential to keep children home if they are showing s and symptoms of infectious illness, including COVID McKinney ISD will notify classes in elementary schools of confirmed positive cases until this age group has a vaccination available to them.
The district will continue to fog all classrooms that have been occupied by someone who has tested positive for COVID within the last 24 hours. Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules. McKinney ISD will continue to disinfect and sanitize campuses daily.
Campuses will work to ensure no student is treated differently as a result of their choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask. McKinney ISD will reinforce good handwashing etiquette in school by encouraging adults and students to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
The Texas legislature failed to pass House Billa bill that would have funded the necessary staffing and resources required to continue online learning in McKinney ISD for this school year. All staff, visitors and students with parental assistance should monitor for symptoms of illness prior to campus arrival.
The district will be utilizing health protocols, sanitization procedures, and Covid mitigation measures at all campuses. Social distancing will be maintained when feasible. Good Handwashing and Hygiene Covering coughs and sneezes can help keep educators, staff, and students from getting and spreading COVID and other infectious illnesses.
McKinney ISD will not be offering an online learning option for this school year. As McKinney ISD prepares for safe in-person learning and welcoming students back to physical classrooms for the academic year, there are key steps that we will be taking to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and the community.
Go to vaccines.
Vaccination is currently the leading public health strategy to end the COVID pandemic and return our students to in-person learning. Need Help? All McKinney ISD staff, students, and visitors should self-screen for symptoms before attending school. As students return to in-person learning this fall, McKinney ISD will continue to take measures to ensure the health and safety of teachers, staff, and students. McKinney ISD is maintaining a Covid dashboard to track the reported positive cases across the district. Please note that the first update to the dashboard will be on Monday, August McKinney ISD is committed to the health and safety of students and staff while at the same time reconnecting with our school communities.
In addition, the Texas Education Agency is not granting funding waivers for online learners. In April, when the Pfizer vaccine became available for students ages 12 and older, McKinney ISD offered multiple opportunities for our students and families to receive the vaccine. In addition to promoting vaccinations, see below for strategies that are part of a layered approach to health and safety.
Students who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks inside their school building.
McKinney ISD will educate teachers, staff, families, and students about when they should stay home and when they can return to school. Masks Recommended Not required, per GA While we understand that there are differing viewpoints on the issue of wearing masks, McKinney ISD encourages individuals to wear a mask for all unvaccinated teachers, staff, students, and visitors. Schools and campuses should monitor community transmission, strongly encourage staff and students to self-screen before entering the building, and monitor the occurrence of outbreaks to guide decisions on layered prevention strategies.
Campus Visits by Parents and Community Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules. McKinney ISD encourages students who are 12 years of age and older to get vaccinated. In addition, when handwashing is not possible, the district will be providing hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol for all adults and students throughout the school day. Most local pharmacies are now offering the vaccination as well as many doctor offices.
Handwashing will be encouraged throughout the school day. Over 2, of our 3, employees and contract workers received a vaccination, and more are receiving the vaccination each day. Covering coughs and sneezes can help keep educators, staff, and students from getting and spreading COVID and other infectious illnesses.
Covid recovery grant
McKinney ISD strongly encourages students to wear masks while riding on the bus. It is recommended that individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID continue to wear an appropriate face mask while around others.
Students who qualified for free and reduced lunch in the past should complete the application this year as well. While we understand that there are differing viewpoints on the issue of wearing masks, McKinney ISD encourages individuals to wear a mask for all unvaccinated teachers, staff, students, and visitors.
Notifications McKinney ISD will notify classes in elementary schools of confirmed positive cases until this age group has a vaccination available to them.