District COVID Protocol
- If your student is staying home ill, please call or email the school nurse so that she can have a conversation regarding your child’s health and clearance to return to campus.
- If your student is sent home sick, they will need to follow the COVID protocol below to be cleared for school.
Option 1: Student will stay home for 5 days isolation and symptoms must improve and student must be fever free for 24 hours. Student may return on day 6 if able to wear a mask for an additional 5 days.
Option 2: Student will see their doctor to receive an alternate diagnosis and symptoms must improve and be fever free for 24 hours (their doctor may or may not COVID test).
Option 3: Student will have a negative PCR test and symptoms must improve and be fever free for 24 hours.
**RAPID COVID TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN TO CAMPUS**
- *District Quarantine Policy* If your student is identified as a close contact here at school: while we highly encourage COVID close contact students to quarantine for the 7-10 day period, students are not required to quarantine. If you choose not to quarantine, please monitor your child for symptoms and notify the nurse of any changes in their health.
- *NEWEST District Quarantine Policy* If a student is identified as a close contact for a positive case in their home: A Student is required to quarantine for a minimum of 5 full days if exposed to a positive person in their household. If they are able to fully isolate from the positive person; they can test (PCR test required not rapid) on day 5 and come back on day 6. If unable to fully isolate from the positive person their quarantine period will not start until after the positive person’s 10 days of isolation is complete.
- Also please email NES.Attendance@hayscisd.net explaining your child’s absence so that it can be coded correctly and they can be excused.
Please contact the nurse for any questions or concerns.
Applications for free or reduced price meals will be mailed out to all families each year. A self-addressed, stamped envelope will be provided for the return of the application form. You may also complete the application online in English or Spanish! Click headline to access additional information & the online application.
Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright announced Monday that Kristina Salazar will serve as the new principal for Hays High School. At a meeting on Monday, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring decision. Salazar is an accomplished educator with 30 years of experience in education. She has also been a Hays CISD community member, residing in Kyle for 14 years. Salazar replaces the long-time Hays High School principal, David Pierce, who was recently promoted in Hays CISD to a deputy academic officer position.
Mentors support the emotional and social development of students through the power of relationships! Hays CISD is recruiting individuals in the community interested in changing the life of a child. Research shows that meaningful relationships are a powerful part of young people’s lives, given that mentoring encourages students to develop self-awareness and to foster their passions. Please click headline or "Read More" to learn how to become a Hays CISD mentor!
WHO?: Parents & students grades 6 - 8 | WHEN?: May 4, 2022 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM | WHERE?: Hays CISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) Talking about puberty and sexual health with your child can be difficult. Want to start the conversation without having to say a word? Join us this Spring for our Girl Talk / Boy Talk Program. Our panel of experts will answer questions so you can get the conversation started. Events will be held at the PAC in separate rooms for boys and girls. Click headline or "Read More" for additional information.