February 23, 2022 Email: Hays CISD Campuses to Reopen to Visitors March 1st

Posted by Tim Savoy on 2/23/2022

Dear Hays CISD Family,

Parents, volunteers, mentors, business partners, and community members are all essential to the success of our students. The Hays Consolidated Independent School District belongs to the public and our school district family is not complete without the input and participation of everyone. We are proud to be public education and continuously grateful, on behalf of our students, for our parent and community involvement.

Beginning March 1, 2022, our schools will reopen the doors to visitors. This means, in addition to allowing parents to have lunch with their children, we will also begin hosting our monthly Taxpayer Tuesday sessions where business leaders and community organizations can visit our schools to witness, first-hand, the exciting programs, student opportunities, and projects underway in the district. I will also resume hosting campus coffee and conversation sessions with parents and staff. And, we’ll see increased involvement from our PTAs and our education foundation.

Of course, safety will always remain at the top of our list when making decisions. It has been nearly two years since we have been fully open for visitors on campuses. You’ll hear more from your campus principals on the specifics; but we will need to be vigilant with general safety standards, such as making sure everyone on campus, including students, wears their ID badges so we can easily recognize who is allowed to be on our campuses.

I appreciate you and I am thankful to be a part of this school district. We can all take pride in the fact that Hays CISD is a place where people want to come. On Monday, we recorded our highest enrollment in the history of our district – 21,720 students. That is up 1,257 students in just one year. Together, we are building an excellent public education experience for your children and our best days are still ahead.

Eric Wright