Gladewater ISD is continually monitoring the spread of COVID-19, while receiving regular updates and guidance from local, state and federal agencies. We are challenging ourselves to make this the best year ever for our students, in spite of the unusual circumstances presented by the pandemic. We ask for and appreciate your patience and support as we adjust and adapt to better serve our students. GO BEARS!
MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS - Per the governor’s executive order, students, teachers, and school employees must wear a mask, face covering, or face shield throughout the school day and on the school bus, except during certain athletic, extracurricular, or physical activities. For the safety of all students and staff, students who repeatedly refuse to wear a mask or face covering when required will be placed on remote learning. Students who refuse to wear a mask or face covering on the bus will lose their bus riding privileges.
The following exceptions apply:
DAILY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - In addition to masks and face coverings, all GISD schools will observe the following guidelines and precautions:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who may participate in UIL and/or extra-curricular activities? Only students who receive on campus instruction will be allowed to participate in UIL and extra-curricular activities.
What happens if the school shuts down? If there is a campus shut down, all students will be moved to remote learning.
If a student is quarantined at home due to COVID exposure or testing positive for COVID, will the student be counted absent? Students participating in on-campus learning who have to be quarantined at home due to exposure to COVID or testing positive for COVID will be switched to remote learning for the duration of the quarantine and allowed to return when the quarantine period has expired. Remote learning students are not counted absent if they are engaged with every class on every school day (see Remote Learning Student Expectations on the GISD website).
What about drinking water? Water fountains will not be used. Students should bring their own water. There will be a supply of drinking water on each campus.
How will campuses/buses be sanitized? Campuses will be deeply cleaned and sanitized frequently each day. Teachers will work to keep individual work areas sanitized during the day. Hand sanitizer stations have been added to each classroom and in prominent areas of the building. Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized frequently during the day.
Buses will be sanitized and wiped down at the end of each run. Hand sanitizing stations have also been installed on all buses.
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