BISD Health Update - Influenza and Coronavirus

Brazosport ISD Health Update - Coronavirus - BISD Campuses to Remain Closed - Letter from Supt. Massey
Posted on 04/17/2020
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Governor Abbott has ordered that schools remain closed for the rest of the scheduled school year to avoid potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Brazosport ISD will not return to face-to-face classroom instruction this school year. Brazosport ISD will continue to provide Remote Learning opportunities for all students for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, which ends May 21st. We will continue to offer free meals for students 18 and under for the remainder of the scheduled school year.

For questions or inquiries, please submit an online Just Ask or you may contact us by phone at the following:

General Questions 979-730-7000
Campuses Grades Pre K-6 979-730-7058 Campuses Grades 7-12 979-730-7059 Chromebook/Technology Questions 979-730-7450

Helpful Quick Links:

 

See below for full district updates. Check back soon as we strive to keep you updated. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this. We will get through this together. Be safe! BISD Family!


BISD Campuses to Remain Closed - Letter from Supt. Massey
Update Posted April 17, 2020



Letter from Superintendent Danny Massey

BISD Family,

I am writing to share Brazosport ISD’s plans for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Governor Abbott has ordered that schools remain closed for the rest of the scheduled school year to avoid potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Brazosport ISD will not return to face-to-face classroom instruction this school year. Brazosport ISD will continue to provide Remote Learning opportunities for all students for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, which ends Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

We understand that the learning experiences from being in school are difficult to be replicated with Remote Learning, however, Brazosport ISD is very advanced in our digital learning platforms and with the hard work and dedication of our BISD teachers and staff, our students have continued to learn while our schools have been closed. Offering Remote Learning also allows us to not have to make up the school days missed due to school closures. While we recognize that this system may not be ideal for every student and parent, we ask each student to just try your best.

If we are not allowed to have the traditional graduation ceremonies in May for the Class of 2020, we are making plans for alternate graduation ceremonies on May 22 and May 23. The traditional graduation ceremonies will be rescheduled to June, and if necessary, July. We will announce the details in the very near future. High school campus principals will be sharing information about end of year events for seniors, including information about refunds for cancelled events.

Brazosport ISD will continue to offer free meals for students 18 and under for the remainder of the scheduled school year. Curbside pick up and Meals on the Move locations and times can be found on our website BISD Meal Locations. If you have questions, please consider using the Just Ask! feature on our website at www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.

We are continuing our work together to support students, staff and families in the short- and long-term, and we will keep you updated as there is more information to share. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this. We will get through this together.

Be safe! Everyday is a gift.
Danny Massey



17 de abril del 2020

Familia de BISD,

Le escribo para compartir los planes de Brazosport ISD para el resto del año escolar 2019-20. El gobernador Abbott ordenó que las escuelas permanezcan cerradas por el resto del año escolar programado para evitar la posible exposición al virus COVID-19. Brazosport ISD no volverá a clases presenciales este año escolar. Brazosport ISD continuará brindando oportunidades de aprendizaje remoto para todos los estudiantes durante el resto del año escolar 2019-20, que finalizará el 21 de mayo.

Entendemos que las experiencias de aprendizaje de la escuela son difíciles de replicar con el aprendizaje remoto, sin embargo, Brazosport ISD está muy avanzado en nuestras plataformas de aprendizaje digital y con el arduo trabajo y la dedicación de nuestros maestros y personal de BISD, nuestros estudiantes han continuado aprendiendo mientras nuestras escuelas han estado cerradas. Ofrecer aprendizaje remoto también nos permite no tener que recuperar los días escolares perdidos debido al cierre de escuelas. Si bien reconocemos que este sistema puede no ser ideal para todos los estudiantes y padres, le pedimos a cada estudiante que haga su mejor esfuerzo.

Si no se nos permite tener las ceremonias de graduación tradicionales en mayo para la Clase del 2020, estamos haciendo planes para ceremonias de graduación alternativas el 22 y 23 de mayo. Las ceremonias de graduación tradicionales se reprogramarán para junio y, si es necesario, en julio. Anunciaremos los detalles en un futuro muy cercano. Los directores de las escuelas preparatorias compartirán información sobre eventos de fin de año para graduantes, incluida información sobre reembolsos por eventos cancelados.

Brazosport ISD continuará ofreciendo comidas gratis para estudiantes de 18 años y menores durante el resto del año escolar programado. Las ubicaciones y horarios de recogida en la acera y comidas en movimiento se pueden encontrar en nuestro sitio web BISD Meal Locations. Si tiene preguntas, por favor considere usar Just Ask! Enlace en nuestro sitio web www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask

Continuamos nuestro trabajo juntos para apoyar a los estudiantes, el personal y las familias a corto y largo plazo, y lo mantendremos informado a medida que haya más información para compartir.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos en esto. Vamos a superar esto juntos.

¡Cuidese! Cada día es un regalo.
Danny Massey




Coronavirus Parent Communication
Update Posted April 5, 2020

A Brazosport ISD Child Nutrition staff member was confirmed as testing positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, April 4. The employee had worked at our T.W. Ogg Elementary site only. All staff assigned to the T.W. Ogg site will isolate at home for the next 14 days.

According to the Brazoria County Health Department, anyone who picked up meals at T. W. Ogg is low risk for exposure and is not required to self quarantine at home. 

In an abundance of caution, food preparation and curbside meal pick up will be moved from T.W. Ogg to Clute Intermediate School. Pick up at Clute Intermediate will begin Tuesday, April 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the cafeteria entrance of the school. The Meals on the Move Bus will be adding a stop beginning Monday, April 6 at T.W. Ogg from 12:45-1:30 pm. 

The health and safety of our students, staff and community will remain our top priority alongside providing quality meals to feed our students in a safe and caring environment.


Comunicación para padres sobre el coronavirus
Actualización publicada el 5 de abril del 2020 

Un miembro del personal del Departamento de Nutrición Infantil de Brazosport ISD fue confirmado como positivo para el coronavirus el sábado 4 de abril. El empleado había trabajado en nuestro sitio de la primaria T.W. Ogg solamente. Todo el personal asignado al sitio de  T.W. Ogg se aislará en casa durante los próximos 14 días.

Según el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Brazoria, cualquier persona que recogió comidas en T. W. Ogg tiene un bajo riesgo de exposición y no está obligado a ponerse en cuarentena en su hogar.

Con mucha precaución, la preparación de alimentos y la recogida de comida en el sitio de T.W. Ogg  se trasladarán a la escuela secundaria de Clute Intermediate. La recogida de comida en Clute Intermediate comenzará el martes 7 de abril de 10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m., en la entrada de la cafetería de la escuela. El autobús de comidas en movimiento agregará una parada a partir del lunes 6 de abril en T.W. Ogg de 12: 45-1: 30 pm.

La salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad seguirán siendo nuestra principal prioridad junto con proporcionar comidas de calidad para alimentar a nuestros estudiantes en un ambiente seguro y afectuoso.





BISD Campuses Closed Until May 4
Update Posted March 31, 2020
 
Texas State Governor Greg Abbott issued an extension of a previous executive order that all schools in the state of Texas will remain closed until May 4th. This order was made in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

It is important to continue to stay home unless engaged in essential services and activities. BISD will remain flexible as leaders plan for long-term delivery of instruction and continue to navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation. Please continue to monitor your email and visit the district website and social media channels for more information on plans to deliver instruction and information on our feeding program. The health of our students, staff and community is the district’s top priority and district leaders are working to ensure the community has the most current information available. 

Brazosport ISD will continue offering free meals while schools are closed. Below is a link to the locations. BISD Meal Locations. If you have questions, please consider using the Just Ask! feature on our website at www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.

In BISD, we believe in the vital importance quality extracurricular programs have in providing our students outstanding learning experiences. We also know how hard our students work and how much time they commit to these games, events, and programs. We are truly sorry so many are missing these experiences. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this. We will get through this together. Be safe!

Parent Letter March 31, 2020 - Schools Closed Through May 4


Los campus de BISD están cerrados hasta el 4 de mayo
Actualización publicada el 31 de marzo de 2020

El gobernador de Texas Gregg Abbott emitió una extensión de una orden ejecutiva anterior de que todas las escuelas en el estado de Texas permanecerán cerradas hasta el 4 de mayo. Este pedido se realizó en un esfuerzo por reducir la propagación de la pandemia de COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Es importante continuar quedándose en casa a menos que participe en servicios y actividades esenciales. BISD seguirá siendo flexible a medida que los líderes planifiquen la entrega de instrucción a largo plazo y continúen navegando por los muchos detalles de esta situación sin precedentes. Continúe monitoreando su correo electrónico y visite el sitio web del distrito y los canales de redes sociales para obtener más información sobre los planes para brindar instrucciones e información sobre nuestro programa de alimentación. La salud de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad es la principal prioridad del distrito y los líderes del distrito están trabajando para garantizar que la comunidad tenga la información más actualizada disponible. 

Brazosport ISD continuará ofreciendo comidas gratis mientras las escuelas estén cerradas. A continuación hay un enlace de las ubicaciones. Ubicaciones de comidas de BISD. Si tiene preguntas, considere usar ¡Solo pregunta! - Just Ask! En nuestro sitio web www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.


En BISD, creemos en la importancia vital que tienen los programas extracurriculares de calidad para proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes experiencias de aprendizaje sobresalientes. También sabemos cuánto trabajan nuestros estudiantes y cuánto tiempo se comprometen a estos juegos, eventos y programas. Realmente lamentamos que a muchos les falten estas experiencias.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos en esto. Vamos a superar esto juntos. ¡Cuidese!

Carta para padres 31 de marzo del 2020 - Escuelas cerradas hasta el 4 de mayo






Parent Letter Update From Superintendent Danny Massey
Updated Posted March 27, 2020



Letter from BISD Superintendent Danny Massey

Carta del Superintendente de BISD Danny Massey





BISD to Continue Call Center, Remote Learning, Just Ask! Amid Stay-Safe-At-Home Order
Update Posted March 25, 2020



With the recent announcement by Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta of a stay-safe-at-home order for our area beginning Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m., please know that Brazosport ISD will continue to have limited staff to man our call center and respond to any JustAsk! requests.

Remote Learning along with BISD’s Free Meals will continue during this time. Refer to our web page for helpful links for parents, students and staff. Stay safe and enjoy some family time!

BISD continuará con el Centro de llamadas, Aprendizaje remoto, ¡solo pregunte! En medio de la orden de Permanecer-Seguro-en Casa

Con el reciente anuncio del juez del condado de Brazoria Matt Sebesta de una orden de permanecer seguro en casa para nuestra área a partir del jueves 26 de marzo a las 6:00 pm, sepa que Brazosport ISD continuará teniendo personal limitado para atender nuestro centro de llamadas y responde a cualquier petición Just Ask! 

El Aprendizaje remoto junto con las comidas gratis de BISD continuarán durante este tiempo. Consulte nuestra página web para obtener enlaces útiles para padres, estudiantes y personal. ¡Cuidese y disfrute de un tiempo en familia! 




BISD Campuses Closed Until April 10 
Update Posted March 17, 2020

In an effort to support our area’s need to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic Brazosport ISD will join regional school districts in extending the suspension of normal district operations through Friday, April 10. The Houston and Brazoria County areas are expected to see an increasing number of confirmed cases of the virus and health officials report that this number is expected to continue to increase as more testing is made available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. The President has publicly shared that the community should not gather in groups larger than 10 people. It is important to stay at home and limit contact with others when at all possible during this time. 

BISD will remain flexible as leaders plan for long-term delivery of instruction and continue to navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation. Please continue to monitor your email and visit the district website and social media channels for more information on plans to deliver instruction and information on our feeding program. The health of our students, staff and community is the district’s top priority and district leaders are working to ensure the community has the most current information available. 

If you have questions, please consider using our Just Ask feature on our website. Just Ask! or www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.

Brazosport ISD is offering free meals while schools are closed. Below is a link to the locations.  
BISD Meal Locations

We would also like to express our sincere sorrow for many of our students who have been impacted by the recent cancellation of events. In BISD, we believe in the vital importance quality extracurricular programs have in providing our students outstanding learning experiences. We also know how hard our students work and how much time they commit to these games, events, and programs. We are truly sorry so many are missing these experiences. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this. We will get through this together. Be safe!



Las escuelas de BISD estarán cerradas hasta el 10 de abril

En un esfuerzo por apoyar la necesidad de nuestra área de reducir la propagación de la pandemia de COVID-19 (coronavirus), Brazosport ISD se unirá a los distritos escolares regionales para extender la suspensión de las operaciones normales del distrito hasta el viernes 10 de abril. Se espera que las áreas de los condados de Houston y Brazoria pueden ver un número creciente de casos confirmados del virus y los funcionarios de salud informan que se espera que este número continúe aumentando a medida que se realicen más pruebas.

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades han señalado la necesidad de que todas las comunidades implementen un protocolo de distanciamiento social. El presidente ha compartido públicamente que la comunidad no debe reunirse en grupos de más de 10 personas. Es importante quedarse en casa y limitar el contacto con los demás cuando sea posible durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

BISD seguirá siendo flexible a medida que los líderes planifiquen la entrega de instrucción a largo plazo y continúen navegando por los muchos detalles de esta situación sin precedentes. Continúe monitoreando su correo electrónico y visite el sitio web del distrito y los canales de redes sociales para obtener más información sobre los planes para brindar instrucciones e información sobre nuestro programa de alimentación. La salud de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad es la principal prioridad del distrito y los líderes del distrito están trabajando para garantizar que la comunidad tenga la información más actualizada disponible.

Si tiene preguntas, considere usar nuestra función Just Ask (¡Solo pregunta!) en nuestro sitio web. Just Ask! o www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.

Brazosport ISD ofrece comidas gratis mientras las escuelas están cerradas. A continuación hay un enlace de las ubicaciones.
Ubicaciones de comidas de BISD

También nos gustaría expresar nuestro sincero pesar por muchos de nuestros estudiantes que se han visto afectados por la reciente cancelación de los eventos. En BISD, creemos en la importancia vital que tienen los programas extracurriculares de calidad para proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes experiencias de aprendizaje sobresalientes. También sabemos cuánto trabajan nuestros estudiantes y cuánto tiempo se comprometen a estos juegos, eventos y programas. Realmente lamentamos que a muchos les falten estas experiencias.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos en esto. Vamos a superar esto juntos. ¡Cuidense!






Parent Update

March 16, 2020

BISD Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted and rapidly changing issues related to the coronavirus. We have been in daily communication with state and local health departments, the Region 4 Education Service Center, and the Texas Education Agency. We have also been monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and updates.

Beginning on this Wednesday, March 18, and continuing while campuses are closed, BISD will provide Remote Learning opportunities for students. We know Remote Learning will look different for each grade level and the various course offerings. Remote Learning can include internet based (high technology) or paper pencil assignment packets (no technology.) Not all PreK-12th grade subjects or courses will be included. We understand that we may not be able to reach every student, but we will try! Our staff has been working diligently preparing for these learning opportunities. Again, it will look differently based on grade levels, subjects, technology and no technology options. You will hear more information from your child’s teacher or campus.

Safety is our top priority, so the last thing we want to do at this time is overwhelm our teachers and students with Remote Learning. It is not our intent for students, teachers, or parents to become stressed over this. We understand that the learning experiences from being in school cannot be replicated with Remote Learning, however, Brazosport ISD is very advanced in our digital learning platforms. For many students and teachers learning can continue while schools are closed. Offering Remote Learning also allows us to not have to make up the school days missed due to school closures. 

When we return to classes we will have a new absence code for coronavirus. These absences will be counted as EXCUSED as long as schools are making an attempt to provide some form of Remote Learning.  Parents may choose to keep their student home from fear of the virus. We will offer these students Remote Learning and use the coronavirus excused absence code. We have a number of students who are considered medically fragile, have suppressed immune systems, or respiratory illnesses. We want to offer parents of these students Remote Learning options immediately upon returning. 

A few days ago, you should have received a notification requesting information on the recent travel history of your student, along with a few other questions. If staff or students have traveled to any Level 3 areas identified by the CDC in the last two weeks, we will follow their recommendations for students and staff to stay home for 14 days from the time of arrival back home. Below is a link of what are considered Level 3 countries. This list is fluid, with more countries being added each day.  If you have traveled to a Level 3 country please be sure to complete this form and stay home for 14 days.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

While schools are closed, we will offer curbside "grab and go" food service for students at certain designated campuses, and set up food distribution in certain neighborhoods across the district. As you know, we are extremely fortunate to have a very generous and helping community. At this time, we do not need volunteers to help distribute food. We need to practice "social distancing" and avoid creating large gatherings of people. Food can be picked up from 10 AM to 2 PM at Ney, Ogg, and Velasco Elementary Schools. We will set up distribution of food at SF Austin Elementary School in Jones Creek from 10:30-11:00 AM, Northgate Apartments in Freeport from 11:15-11:40 AM, Avenue J Apartments (at the entrance to Casa Quintana) from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, and Griffith Elementary School from 1-1:30 PM.  

We did receive notification today from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that all state STAAR assessments are canceled for this school year. We know there will be some flexibility and local control for seniors who still need to pass state exams to graduate. We will receive more guidance from TEA regarding this soon.

At this time, we are scheduled to be closed through Friday, March 20. We will continue to conference daily with health experts and the Texas Education Agency to make the safest decisions for our students and staff for when to return. We do understand the negative impact on our students and parents from schools being closed. If you have questions, please consider using our Just Ask feature on our website. Just Ask! or www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.
 
I would also like to express my sincere sorrow for many of our students who have been impacted by the recent cancellation of events. In BISD, we believe in the vital importance quality extracurricular programs have in providing our students outstanding learning experiences. We also know how hard our students work and how much time they commit to these games, events, and programs. I am truly sorry so many are missing these experiences. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this. We will get through this together. Be safe.

Everyday is a gift,

Danny Massey
Superintendent of Schools
Brazosport ISD


Letter from Superintendent Massey as .PDF




Actualización para padres

16 de marzo de 2020

Padres / Tutores de BISD:

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras navegamos por estos problemas desconocidos y que cambian rápidamente relacionados con el coronavirus. Hemos estado en comunicación diaria con los departamentos de salud estatales y locales, el Centro de Servicios Educativos de la Región 4 y la Agencia de Educación de Texas. También hemos estado monitoreando la orientación y las actualizaciones de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC).

A partir de este miércoles 18 de marzo y continuando mientras los planteles están cerrados, BISD proporcionará oportunidades de aprendizaje remoto para los estudiantes. Sabemos que el aprendizaje remoto se verá diferente para cada nivel de grado y las diferentes ofertas de cursos. El Aprendizaje remoto puede incluir paquetes de asignación de lápiz basados en Internet (alta tecnología) o en papel (sin tecnología). No se incluirán todas las materias o cursos de PreK-12 ° grado. Entendemos que es posible que no podamos llegar a todos los estudiantes, ¡pero lo intentaremos! Nuestro personal ha estado trabajando diligentemente preparándose para estas oportunidades de aprendizaje. Nuevamente, se verá de manera diferente según los niveles de grado, las materias, la tecnología y las opciones sin tecnología. Escuchará más información del maestro o de la escuela de su hijo.

La seguridad es nuestra principal prioridad, por lo que lo último que queremos hacer en este momento es abrumar a nuestros maestros y estudiantes con el aprendizaje remoto. No es nuestra intención que los estudiantes, maestros o padres se estresen por esto. Entendemos que las experiencias de aprendizaje de estar en la escuela no pueden replicarse con el Aprendizaje remoto, sin embargo, Brazosport ISD está muy avanzado en nuestras plataformas de aprendizaje digital. Para muchos estudiantes y maestros, el aprendizaje puede continuar mientras las escuelas están cerradas. Ofrecer Aprendizaje Remoto también nos permite no tener que recuperar los días escolares perdidos debido al cierre de escuelas.

Cuando regresemos a clases tendremos un nuevo código de ausencia para coronavirus. Estas ausencias se contarán como JUSTIFICADAS siempre que las escuelas intentan proporcionar algún tipo de Aprendizaje remoto. Los padres pueden optar por mantener a sus estudiantes en casa por miedo al virus. Ofreceremos a estos estudiantes Aprendizaje remoto y utilizaremos el código de ausencia justificada por coronavirus. Tenemos varios estudiantes que se consideran médicamente frágiles, tienen sistemas inmunes bajos o enfermedades respiratorias. Queremos ofrecer a los padres de estos estudiantes opciones de Aprendizaje remoto inmediatamente después de regresar.

Hace unos días, debería haber recibido una notificación solicitando información sobre el historial de viajes reciente de su estudiante, junto con algunas otras preguntas. Si el personal o los estudiantes han viajado a las áreas de Nivel 3 identificadas por los CDC en las últimas dos semanas, seguiremos sus recomendaciones para que los estudiantes y el personal permanezcan en casa durante 14 días desde el momento de su llegada a casa. A continuación se muestra un enlace de lo que se consideran países de Nivel 3. Esta lista es fluida, con más países que se agregan cada día. Si ha viajado a un país de Nivel 3, asegúrese de completar este formulario y permanecer en su hogar durante 14 días.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

Mientras las escuelas estén cerradas, ofreceremos un servicio de comida "para llevar" para los estudiantes en ciertas escuelas designadas, y estableceremos la distribución de alimentos en ciertos vecindarios del distrito. Como saben, somos extremadamente afortunados de tener una comunidad muy generosa y colaboradora. En este momento, no necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar a distribuir los alimentos. Necesitamos practicar el "distanciamiento social" y evitar crear grandes reuniones de personas. Los alimentos se pueden recoger de 10 a.m.. A 2 p. m.. En las escuelas primarias Ney, Ogg y Velasco. Estableceremos la distribución de alimentos en la escuela primaria SF Austin  en Jones Creek de 10: 30-11: 00 a.m.,Apartamentos de  Northgate  en Freeport de 11: 15-11: 40 AM, Apartamentos en la Avenida J  (en la entrada de Casa Quintana) de 11:45 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. y la escuela primaria Griffith de 1-1: 30 p.m.

Recibimos una notificación hoy de la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) de que todas las evaluaciones estatales STAAR se cancelan para este año escolar. Sabemos que habrá cierta flexibilidad y control local para las personas mayores que aún necesitan aprobar los exámenes estatales para graduarse. Recibiremos más orientación de TEA con respecto a esto pronto.

En este momento, estamos programados para cerrar hasta el viernes 20 de marzo. Continuaremos reuniéndonos diariamente con expertos en salud y la Agencia de Educación de Texas para tomar las decisiones más seguras para nuestros estudiantes y el personal sobre cuándo regresar. Entendemos el impacto negativo en nuestros estudiantes y padres de las escuelas que están cerrando. Si tiene preguntas, considere usar nuestra función Just Ask en nuestro sitio web.  ¡Solo pregunta!  o www.brazosportisd.net/community/just_ask.
 
También me gustaría expresar mi sincero dolor por muchos de nuestros estudiantes que se han visto afectados por la reciente cancelación de los eventos. En BISD, creemos en la importancia vital que tienen los programas extracurriculares de calidad para proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes experiencias de aprendizaje sobresalientes. También sabemos cuánto trabajan nuestros estudiantes y cuánto tiempo se comprometen a estos juegos, eventos y programas. Realmente lamento que a muchos falten a estas experiencias.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos en esto. Vamos a superar esto juntos. Cuidense.

Cada día es un regalo,

Danny Massey
Superintendente de Escuelas de
Brazosport ISD
Carta del Superintendente de BISD Danny Massey






Update Posted on March 14, 2020

Brazosport ISD continues to monitor the CDC’s list of countries with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, via the CDC website. This is a constantly changing situation, and we encourage you to continue monitoring the BISD website and social media channels for the latest district information.

The safety of our students and staff continues to be our top priority. We will monitor updates from the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services for additional information and guidance and will share details with you regarding any updates we may receive. 

In effort to understand potential exposure risks, Brazosport ISD is asking all families to complete the questionnaire to assist in our tracking of student spring break travel, to assist the district in making informed decisions.

Parents and staff, please complete the survey that you received through email and/or text.


Brazosport ISD continúa monitoreando la lista de países de los CDC con una difusión generalizada o continua de COVID-19, o coronavirus, a través del sitio web de los CDC. Esta es una situación en constante cambio, y lo alentamos a que continúe monitoreando el sitio web de BISD y los canales de redes sociales para obtener la información más reciente del distrito.

La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal continúa siendo nuestra principal prioridad. Supervisamos las actualizaciones de los CDC y del Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas para obtener información adicional y orientación, y compartiremos detalles con usted sobre cualquier actualización que podamos recibir.

En un esfuerzo por comprender los posibles riesgos de exposición, Brazosport ISD está pidiendo a todas las familias que completen el cuestionario para ayudar en el seguimiento de los viajes de vacaciones de primavera de los estudiantes, para ayudar al distrito a tomar decisiones de información.


Padres y personal, por favor complete la encuesta que recibió por correo electrónico y / o mensaje de texto.





Update Posted on March 5, 2020

BISD Parents,
 
In an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus, all Brazosport ISD campuses will be closed for regular operations next week 3/16-3/20. All extracurricular activities have also been canceled for next week. We have worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control, health experts, and the Texas Education Agency. We are working with our staff on a way to deliver and turn in student assignments remotely. We will provide more information on that once finalized. We want to ensure the safety of our students and staff first.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

Texas Department of State Health Services: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/ 

Talking to children about COVID-19: 
https://www.esc4.net/covid 
 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html 


Padres de BISD,
 
Con mucha precaución debido al coronavirus, todos las escuelas de Brazosport ISD estarán cerradas para operaciones regulares la próxima semana 3/16 - 3/20 también. Todas las actividades extracurriculares se cancelan para la próxima semana también. Hemos trabajado en estrecha colaboración con los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades, expertos en salud y la Agencia de Educación de Texas. Estamos trabajando con nuestro personal en una forma de entregar y regresar las tareas de los estudiantes de forma remota. Proporcionaremos más información sobre eso una vez finalizado. Queremos primero garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal.
Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas:
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

Hablando con los niños sobre COVID-19: https://www.esc4.net/covid 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html 



Update Posted on March 5, 2020 

Dear Brazosport ISD Family,

Brazosport ISD continues to monitor the ongoing updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to once again remind students, families and staff that washing your hands, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing and staying at home when sick or feverish are the best ways to prevent the spread of the flu or other respiratory illnesses. 

Our campuses will be disinfected over spring break and we will have hand sanitizers in place for the return of our students and staff. We encourage parents to consider disinfecting your child’s backpacks and other school supplies as an added preventative measure. 

As we head into the break it is also important to take precautions when traveling. If you are traveling, you should refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease Information Travel website.

Brazosport ISD will continue to be in communication with the Brazoria County Health Department, the CDC and state authorities regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and provide updates to families as warranted.

Educational materials for preventing the spread of influenza can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/ or https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/influenza/Texas-Influenza-Surveillance-Handbook.doc 




Update Posted on February 28, 2020 

While we continue to work closely with local and federal health authorities, as of February 27, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Brazoria County and no additional precautions have been advised for our district at this time. However, we do not take this lightly, and will stay vigilant to keep you informed.

As a proactive and precautionary measure, Brazosport ISD will be disinfecting all of our campuses and facilities during Spring Break (March 9-13, 2020). We would also like to arm you with the information and tips below in an effort to help keep you and your family healthy.

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:  Imported cases of COVID-19 in travelers have been detected in the U.S. Person-to-person spread of COVID-19 also has been seen among close contacts of returned travelers from Wuhan, China but at this time, this virus is NOT currently spreading in the community in the United States.

Individual risk is dependent on exposure...

 

  • For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
  • Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of infection, for example healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 and other close contacts of persons with COVID-19.

Continue to implement the following precautions to reduce the potential spread of the flu or coronavirus

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home and limit contact with people.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue and throw it in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unclean hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Influenza (flu) Information:  Flu and Coronavirus symptoms are very similar (fever, body aches, coughing and generally feeling bad). Some people are at higher risk of severe illness or complications from these viruses, including people who are less than 5 years of age, are 65 years of age or older, or have certain chronic conditions. These include chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (excluding hypertension), endocrine, renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic or metabolic disorders, are immunosuppressed, are or will become pregnant during the influenza season. Those younger than 19 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy, are residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, or are morbidly obese (body mass index >40) are also at higher risk for getting flu.

Symptoms of the flu may include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. Among children, ear infection, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are also commonly reported. Not everyone who has the flu runs a fever. Infected persons can start spreading the virus up to 24 hours before the onset of symptoms. Additionally, some persons who become infected with the flu do not have symptoms, but can still spread the virus.

While there are no reports of the coronavirus in our county, families are encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus. 

Educational materials for preventing the spread of influenza can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/ or https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/influenza/Texas-Influenza-Surveillance-Handbook.doc





Update Posted on February 10, 2020 

Brazosport ISD follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The District is aware that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the increased number of influenza (flu) cases in Brazoria County and the recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Below is some helpful information and tips to help keep you and your family healthy.

Coronavirus Information:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While there are no reports of this illness in Texas, families are encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.

No additional precautions have been advised for Brazosport ISD at this time, but we will continue to be in communication with our local partners and stand ready to take all appropriate measures. Should this change, the district will immediately notify all parties. 

Precautions to Help Prevent Illness
As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Influenza (flu) Information: 
Flu and Coronavirus symptoms are very similar (fever, body aches, coughing and generally feeling bad). Some people are at higher risk of severe illness or complications from these viruses, including people who are less than 5 years of age, are 65 years of age or older, or have certain chronic conditions. These include chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (excluding hypertension), endocrine, renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic or metabolic disorders, are immunosuppressed, are or will become pregnant during the influenza season. Those younger than 19 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy, are residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, or are morbidly obese (body mass index >40) are also at higher risk for getting flu.

Symptoms of the flu may include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. Among children, ear infection, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are also commonly reported. Not everyone who has the flu runs a fever. Infected persons can start spreading the virus up to 24 hours before the onset of symptoms. Additionally, some persons who become infected with the flu do not have symptoms, but can still spread the virus.

Educational materials for preventing the spread of influenza can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/

The above information can be found at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/influenza/Texas-Influenza-Surveillance-Handbook.doc

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