Hays CISD continues to closely monitor information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Texas Department of State and Health Services (TDSHS), and the local health department regarding the novel coronavirus. This webpage will be updated regularly during the worldwide coronavirus event and will serve as the centralized Hays CISD coronavirus information headquarters.
The material provided on this webpage serves as official information from the district, or links to other official sources. Remember, all information on this page may change as new information becomes available or circumstances evolve. During any potential emergency or crisis, Hays CISD understands that people react and are affected in different ways.
The district always respects parents and employees to make decisions necessary for themselves and their families based on individual, unique needs.
Elementary Mask Encouragement
No student is currently being required to wear a mask. We continue to encourage masks as we have said we would do.
Parents who are fine with our program of mask encouragement do not need to do anything. Our default position will be to continue to have students wear masks in classes, particularly in group collaborations. Parents who do not want us to encourage their children to wear masks may affirm that position by completing the form the district’s Elementary Mask Preference Form (linked below) and returning it to their child’s teacher or campus by Monday, September 13, 2021.
With this process, we will be able to take the guess work off of the plates of our teachers about which students should or should not be asked to wear their masks. And, we will be able to have a system in place to ensure that your wishes are respected.
Universal Healthy Practices
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 (at least 60% alcohol).
- 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.|
Grant Application Notice
HAYS CISD NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2020-2023 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF (ESSER) III GRANT
The Hays Consolidated Independent School district is providing public notice to the community and stakeholders of its intent to submit an application for the 2020-2023 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Grant under American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
The intent and purpose of the ESSER III grant funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our students.
Hays CISD is soliciting input from all stakeholders for the development of the Uses of Funds Plan for ARP ESSER III funds. Please email Stephanie Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org to share suggestions/ comments.
Upon completion, the district will maintain a copy of the grant application on file for stakeholder review. (see below)
Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) District Notices
September 8, 2021 Email: Elementary School COVID UpdatePosted by Tim Savoy on 9/8/2021
August 31, 2021 Email: Superintendent Update on COVIDPosted by Tim Savoy on 8/31/2021
August 14, 2021 Email - COVID Update Following County Mask OrderPosted by Tim Savoy on 8/14/2021
August 11, 2021 Email: Hays CISD COVID Update & Superintendent Video MessagePosted by Tim Savoy on 8/11/2021
August 9, 2021 Email: Hays CISD COVID Response UpdatePosted by Tim Savoy on 8/9/2021