Boerne ISD Closure March 16-May 4, 2020.
Superintendent’s Message, April 2, 2020
Dear Boerne ISD Family,
As you may have heard, following an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Boerne ISD will extend its closure for all campuses and departments until May 4th, to help keep our students and staff safe during the COVID-19 virus.
I would like to extend a sincere thank you for all that you are doing on the home front to make sure your kids are maximizing remote learning. We know none of this has been easy for any of you and we continue to be in awe of the love and support our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians and so many others are showing the students of Boerne ISD.
While the buildings may be closed, learning has continued in full force at BISD. Our teachers are coming up with creative ways to connect with their classes and continue the lesson plans for this school year. I can’t thank our staff enough for the hard work that they have put in for our students.
Despite the extended closure, there are many positives at BISD. Join me in capturing the many great moments occurring in the new way of doing school on social media. We will be on the lookout for your posts with the hashtag, #GreatThingsBoerneISD. I would love to see the great things happening in your family distance learning environment. You have raised the standard! Below are this week's updates.
Dr. Thomas Price, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Anyone traveling to countries with Level 3 Travel Health Notices, including China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea, CDC guidance calls for staying home for 14 days from the time you left an area with ongoing community spread and practice social distancing. For additional health precautions regarding travel, please visit: CDC - After Travel Precautions
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID‑19. The best way to prevent infection is to take steps to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the steps you take to avoid the flu.
DSHS recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID‑19:
- Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
- If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
DSHS also recommends that you start practicing social distancing. Social distancing involves staying away from other people to avoid catching or spreading illness. It’s a fancy term for avoiding crowds and minimizing physical contact. This could mean avoiding concerts or weddings, skipping the handshake, and/or staying at least six feet away from others.
See the CDC website for more information on what you can do at home to prevent the spread of COVID‑19:
GET YOUR HOUSEHOLD READY FOR COVID-19 (CDC)
Custodial staff is cleaning all buildings in accordance with recommended protocols to include:
- Use of hospital-grade cleaning supplies
- Disinfecting all high-touch areas daily (desks, light switches, doorknobs, water fountains, etc.)
- Electrostatic decontamination applicators/sprayers administered over the break that creates a microbial barrier around surfaces
- Deep cleaning of all buildings during the spring break
BISD built 1,285 overage minutes (just over three school days) into our 2019-20 school year calendar to account for bad weather or extenuating circumstances. We are evaluating all options and will update all communications outlets when further decisions are made.