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20-21 COVID Response

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Dumas ISD is excited to welcome everyone back to school in August. As we plan for returning to school, we recognize that this will be an unusual school year, but we remain committed to supporting your student’s learning, as well as his or her safety. This page will provide information on the current situation at DISD, and updates of our procedures we will have in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to respond if a positive case is identified. Guidance from TEA will be followed by Dumas ISD as we plan for and implement the reopening of school for the 2020-2021 school year.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can infect people of all ages. That said, research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), among others, has found that while children do get infected by COVID-19 and some severe outcomes have been reported in children, relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized or have severe symptoms. For many children, there are distinct benefits to attending school in person, including instructional, social, and safety benefits. For these reasons, the American Academy of Pediatrics has made a statement supporting on-campus instruction for students in the coming year. While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, the current science suggests there are many steps schools can take to reduce the risks to students, teachers, staff, and their families significantly. Listed below are links to our resources.

Today TEA posted the Education Rights and Responsibilities During COVID documents. The two-page documents are required to be shared with parents. They are available in English and in Spanish. Locate the documents here:

 

English: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/education_rights_responsibilities_covid.pdf

 

Spanish: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/education-rights-responsibilities-during-covid-spanish.pdf