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  • The Houston Independent School District is closely monitoring active communicable disease viruses and is in contact with the Centers for Disease Control, Texas Department of State Health Services and Houston Health Department to ensure all students and staff members are safe and updated with the latest information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • What are the guidelines for COVID-19 exposed, presumed, or confirmed positive individuals?

  • What happens if there is a confirmed or suspected communicable disease in my school?

  • What should families do if a student gets a communicable disease?

  • Will I be notified if there is a communicable disease case on my campus?

  • What are the guidelines for employees?

  • Could my school or building be closed?

General

  • What is the plan for the 2022-2023 school year?

  • Will uniforms be required this school year?

Safety Protocols

  • What safety protocols will be in place this year?

  • Is entry screening required?

  • Will my child be required to wear a mask while at school?

  • How often will schools be sanitized?

  • Will visitors be allowed on school campuses and other HISD facilities?

Technology & Online Resources

  • How do parents obtain technology for students?

  • Can I still use online resources provided last year?

Bus Service & Student Meals

  • How will bus service work this year?

  • How will student meals be provided this year?

  • Can schools/parent groups resume selling food on campus?

Academics and Extracurriculars

  • Will extracurricular and fine arts activities be allowed?

  • Will field trips be allowed?

  • Can my child participate in University Interscholastic League Athletics and Activities?

Special Education

  • Who qualifies for a TDLP?

  • How does a TDLP work?

  • Does a TDLP continue when a student with disabilities returns to school?

  • Are there any special considerations related to TDLP?

  • Last updated: 08/19/2022

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