Coronavirus - March 29 update

All scheduled events for Monday 30th have been rescheduled for Tuesday March 31st for the same times. These events include JH device pickup, 3rd grade packet pickup, and the teacher parade. Please follow Facebook and Winters ISD website for all updates. Thanksetting in our hotspots next week and will make an announcement as soon as they are made available.


Coronavirus - March 23 update

Distribution of Winters Junior High devices has been postponed till next week due to shipping delays.  An announcement will be made later this week with more information about when and where the devices and can be picked up.  We hope to also be getting in our hotspots next week and will make an announcement as soon as they are made available.

Thank you for your patience and support!


Coronavirus - March 19 update



Dear Blizzard Family,

Who would have believed, even one week ago, that coronavirus would dominate our lives so quickly and severely?  This sort of thing has never happened before in my lifetime.  Yet here we are.  The reality of coronavirus hit home to me because we could not begin a normal school week right after this year’s Spring Break. 

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Winters ISD will extend the suspension of normal district operations through April 3, 2020, in an effort support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, WISD will be implementing our “home-based instruction” model.  You have seen information about the staff preparing for the delivery of instruction to student at home.  We will continue to roll out the current plan as outlined in previous communication.

Adjusting operations for this length of time will allow us to determine, in coordination with local health officials, whether the virus is continuing to have community spread or whether it has been contained.  We are coordinating with other school districts in the county and will use the week of April 3, 2020 to make any decisions on whether there is a need to extend our actions further. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol.  We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:

  • Don’t shake hands
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
  • If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups
  • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. Please contact your campus to let them know, and this will be considered an excused absence.
  • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice.
  • Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold.
  • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care

This is a quickly changing situation, and we will continue to monitor information, will assess conditions throughout the week, and will provide the next update on or before April 3, 2020  via our website and email.

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community stay safe and healthy.

For those of you who cannot view the Facebook live video I wanted to share some information. 

WISD is moving to a home-based instructional model until April 3, 2020.  It is VERY important that students continue to complete assessments during this time.  We are working to get materials and technology out to everyone.  The schedule for pickup/delivery is below:

Friday 3/20

3rd: 10:00-11:00

4th: 11:00-12:00

5th: 12:00-1:00

Monday 3/23

2nd: 10:00-11:00

1st: 11:00-12:00

K: 12:00-1:00

PK/HS 1:00-2:00

Monday we will deliver any 3rd- 5th grade devices that were not picked up Friday.

Tuesday 3/24

6th: 10:00-11:00

7th: 11:00-12:00

8th: 12:00-1:00

Tuesday We will deliver any PK-2 materials that weren’t picked up Monday.

Wednesday 3/25

We will deliver any JH (or other grade level) devices/materials that were not picked up.

We know there are still issues with logging into Google, getting internet access etc.  We are working on this and will continue to do so.  Please email helpdesk@wintersisd.org is you are having problems.  Or call the central office 754-5574.


Coronavirus - March 17 update

At this time, WISD will be closed for the remainder of the week.Currently we plan to open Monday March 23rd at normal time.  Please be advised that this situation is rapidly changing.  We will let you know on or before Friday March 20th if plans change.  Thank you for supporting your students and WISD!

Coronavirus - March 18 update

Below is an updated base on the 9:00am Facebook Live.  

STAAR/EOC: all STAAR/EOC testing is cancelled.  State testing will not be apart of grade placement or graduation decision.  However, seniors will be required to meet all other graduation requirements, including credits for the classes they are currently enrolled.  All K-8 students will have to demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to progress to the next grade. 

Home-based Instruction:  At this time, the school is closed until Friday March 20th.  But we are planning and preparing to provide home-based instruction so that if we do not allow people on campus or you choose to self-quarantine, we will be able to meet your needs.  

Teachers are still in the process of contacting students to see who has internet, personal devices and is able to get into the necessary programs. 

Pick up times for materials are listed below: 

Friday 3/20

3rd: 10:00-11:00

4th: 11:00-12:00

5th: 12:00-1:00

Monday 3/23

2nd: 10:00-11:00

1st: 11:00-12:00

K: 12:00-1:00

PK/HS 1:00-2:00

Monday we will deliver any 3rd- 5th grade devices that were not picked up Friday.

Tuesday 3/24

6th: 10:00-11:00

7th: 11:00-12:00

8th: 12:00-1:00

Tuesday We will deliver any PK-2 materials that weren’t picked up Monday.

Wednesday 3/25

We will deliver any JH (or other grade level) devices/materials that were not picked up. 

Internet: if you are without internet we are working on a solution.  We are ordering hotspots. Those will be prioritized starting with 12th grade and moving down.  At this time, we don’t know when those will arrive.  You can call any of the providers that are offering free internet during this time, but the district can not sign you up for that.  

Help Desk: We have set up an email specifically for technology needs, helpdesk@wintersisd.org  You can also call the office 754-5574 with any issues.  Please know it may take some time to address your needs.

This will be an ongoing process! We are committed to supporting you, so let’s stay positive and work together!

We will have another Facebook Live tomorrow at 10:30am.  


Coronavirus - March 17 update

At this time, WISD will be closed for the remainder of the week.Currently we plan to open Monday March 23rd at normal time.  Please be advised that this situation is rapidly changing.  We will let you know on or before Friday March 20th if plans change.  Thank you for supporting your students and WISD!

Coronavirus - March 16 update

We have received word that Gov. Abbott has cancelled the state requirements for STAAR testing.  TEA is seeking a waiver from the Federal Government for a waiver for ESSA requirements.  All STAAR testing will be cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. 

We will be hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow, March 17, 2020 at 9:00am.  We will be reviewing all information we have on the status of our school and guidance from TEA moving forward.  Please be aware that this is a rapidly evolving issue and WISD is working diligently to stay on top of what is going on. 

Thank your for supporting your students and WISD!

Coronavirus - March 15 update

The school board voted to close school for 3 days to allow time for teachers and admin to plan for changes and supports needed during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Staff will be at school Monday- Wednesday. Students will return at normal time Thursday, March 19th.
We will be contacting parents and guardians via survey, dojo and phone call to fine out who has traveled during spring break and who need support for distance learning.
If you have ANY concerns for your children’s health we are encouraging you to self-quarantine and keep them home. If you contact the school and let them know you are self-quarantined due to Coronavirus concerns, we will grant an excused absence. The 90% attendance rule is waived for this school year.
If you self-quarantine please know that if the school is open or closed, students will still be required to keep up with course work. We are working for the next 3 days to outline supports that will be sent home and what distance learning at WISD will look like. More information will be sent out soon.
If you need food services, breakfast and lunch will be available for all students.
 
Breakfast 8:00-9:00
Lunch 11:00-12:00
You can drive by and pick it up or contact food services if you need food delivered. 754-5574 ext:2012, or email june.watson@wintersisd.org
Please continue to watch the Facebook page and website for updated information.
Thank you for supporting your students and WISD.

We have received word that Gov. Abbott has cancelled the state requirements for STAAR testing.  TEA is seeking a waiver from the Federal Government for a waiver for ESSA requirements.  All STAAR testing will be cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

We will be hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow, March 17, 2020 at 9:00am.  We will be reviewing all information we have on the status of our school and guidance from TEA moving forward.  Please be aware that this is a rapidly evolving issue and WISD is working diligently to stay on top of what is going on. 

 

Thank your for supporting your students and WISD!

We have received word that Gov. Abbott has cancelled the state requirements for STAAR testing.  TEA is seeking a waiver from the Federal Government for a waiver for ESSA requirements.  All STAAR testing will be cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

We will be hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow, March 17, 2020 at 9:00am.  We will be reviewing all information we have on the status of our school and guidance from TEA moving forward.  Please be aware that this is a rapidly evolving issue and WISD is working diligently to stay on top of what is going on. 

 

Thank your for supporting your students and WISD!

We have received word that Gov. Abbott has cancelled the state requirements for STAAR testing.  TEA is seeking a waiver from the Federal Government for a waiver for ESSA requirements.  All STAAR testing will be cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

We will be hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow, March 17, 2020 at 9:00am.  We will be reviewing all information we have on the status of our school and guidance from TEA moving forward.  Please be aware that this is a rapidly evolving issue and WISD is working diligently to stay on top of what is going on. 

 

Thank your for supporting your students and WISD!

We have received word that Gov. Abbott has cancelled the state requirements for STAAR testing.  TEA is seeking a waiver from the Federal Government for a waiver for ESSA requirements.  All STAAR testing will be cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

We will be hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow, March 17, 2020 at 9:00am.  We will be reviewing all information we have on the status of our school and guidance from TEA moving forward.  Please be aware that this is a rapidly evolving issue and WISD is working diligently to stay on top of what is going on. 

 

Thank your for supporting your students and WISD!

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