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General Information

  • Hays CISD is closely monitoring 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.


Universal Healthy Practices

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    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.|


Current Status

  • Hays CISD has suspended normal operations.

    The district will remain suspended until it is safe to reopen and will provide one week notice prior to resuming normal operations.

Hays CISD Questions & Answers

  • link to frequently asked questions page Understandibly, there are many questions regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and what may happen specifically at Hays CISD. The district has created a frequently asked questions page to address some of the most common inquiries.

Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) District Notices

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  • March 31, 2020 Email: Hays CISD Update on Suspension of Normal Operations

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 3/31/2020

    Dear Hays CISD Family,

    Normal operations in Hays CISD remain suspended until it’s safe to return. And, the district will continue to leave a potential return-to-normal date open. However, we learned today that it will not be prior to Monday, May 4, 2020. Governor Greg Abbott has announced that all schools in Texas cannot reopen until that date.

    Instead of setting a possible return date that could continue to change, Hays CISD will give you a one-week notice prior to resuming normal operations. We now know that won’t happened for at least another month.

    Keep up-to-date with information at www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus and stay safe!

    Sincerely,
    Tim Savoy
    Chief Communication Officer

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  • March 30, 2020 Email: General Information Updates

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 3/30/2020

    Dear Hays CISD Family,

    Here are some important items to tell you about:

    Bond Election Postponed

    To keep voters and poll workers safe, the Board voted today during a virtual meeting to postpone the May 2, 2020, bond election until November 3, 2020. More information is online at www.hayscisd.net/bond2020.

    Meal Service Changes   

    The federal and state authorities that oversee school meal programs have relaxed the requirement that children be present to receive meals. This will help keep more people at home and less exposed to potential coronavirus transmission. Children are no longer required to be present to pick up breakfast and lunch meals. This is reflected online at www.hayscisd.net/eat. And, we continue to be grateful for the work of our child nutrition staff. Since last Monday, they have prepared and served more than 19,600 meals!

    Devices Needed at Home

    The district is preparing to loan devices to access the internet to students who need them at home. Priority will be given to students, especially high school seniors, who have no devices at home. Teachers or campus staff will be contacting directly the students and parents with no devices beginning this week. If additional devices in the district’s inventory remain after students with no devices are provided equipment, the district will make them available for families who need additional home devices.  Our campus staff and technology department are working out the logistics this week.

    Learn at Home

    Learning at home is ramping up this week. Look for more information your teachers and campus staff. There is a lot of great content and information online at: https://sites.google.com/g.hayscisd.net/homelearning/home.

    Free Internet Service Available

    During the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are offering free internet access for students who are staying home from school. These offers are by companies independent of Hays CISD. Here is a link to the offer by Spectrum, one of the largest providers in the district: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students/. Hays CISD doesn’t endorse private business offers, but if you are needing internet service at home, be sure to check with your provider or providers who service your house about special options they may be offering to get or keep you online.

    The US Census

    Please remember to take a few minutes while you may be at home to fill out your United States Census form. Families that complete the online census will not receive in-person visits from census workers later in the year. An accurate census count matters to Hays CISD, Hays County, your city, and the entire state. Be counted. More information at: https://2020census.gov.

    Stay safe!

    Tim

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  • March 27, 2020 Email: Graduation Date Change

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 3/27/2020 2:30:00 PM

    Dear Hays CISD Family,

    As we all make adjustments in our lives to combat coronavirus – this is a big one for our graduating seniors. Texas State has canceled all events through the end of May. This includes our Hays, Lehman, and Live Oak Academy graduation ceremonies that had been scheduled for May 26, 2020 at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center.

    We have now secured the facility for June 26, 2020, for our three graduation ceremonies. They will remain at the same times: 10:00 a.m. for Hays High School, 2:00 p.m. for Live Oak Academy, and 5:30 p.m. for Lehman High School.

    If the coronavirus emergency continues through June, causing additional health concerns or cancellations, we may have to make additional changes. Graduation is too important for us not to do everything we can to make it happen, but we also need to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Savoy
    Chief Communication Officer

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  • March 26 Email: Hays CISD Extends Suspension of Normal Operations

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 3/26/2020 12:35:00 PM

    Dear Hays CISD Family,

    Hays CISD will be extending the suspension of normal operations past April 5, 2020. During this time, we will continue providing curbside meals and at-home instruction – through the end of the school year if necessary.

    Given the uncertainty of this virus right now, it’s difficult to set a specific date on which we might return to normal operations. We will continue to work with county and state leaders and monitor their stay-home directives. Rather than set a possible return date that is likely to continue to change, we will leave that open. Instead, once we receive the green light by health officials that it is safe to return, we will send you a communication one week prior to resuming normal operations. This will give you time to prepare and also give our custodial staff time to clean our buildings.

    Keep up-to-date with information at www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus and stay safe!

    Sincerely,
    Tim Savoy
    Chief Communication Officer

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  • Expanded Hays CISD Meal Service Locations

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 3/24/2020 5:30:00 PM

    Email: March 24, 2020

    Dear Hays Family,

    During the first two days of our suspension of normal operations, our child nutrition department has prepared and served more than 3,900 breakfast and lunch meals. Based on this demand, we have expanded the current six campus curb-side meal service locations by adding an additional nine pop-up locations. The pop-up locations will open starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th.

    View all of the times, locations, and program rules online at www.hayscisd.net/eat.

    Special thanks to all of our child nutrition employees who are working hard to make sure none of our students go hungry!

    Tim

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