Covid-19 Parent/Student Information
Consistent with public health guidance provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), San Felipe Del Rio CISD will remain vigilant to help protect students, staff, and families from the COVID-19 virus – and its variants.
Required Actions When Test-Confirmed Cases Have Been in a School
1. If an individual who has been in a school is test-confirmed to have COVID-19, SFDRCISD must notify the local health department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Upon receipt of information that any teacher, staff member, student, or visitor at a school is test-confirmed to have COVID-19, the school must submit a report to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, schools must notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a classroom or extracurricular or after-school program cohort if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participated in those classrooms or cohort.
Required Actions When a Student is Actively Sick
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Rule, indicates that school systems must exclude students from attending school:
1. A child is who is actively sick with COVID-19;
2. A child who is suspected of being actively sick with COVID-19; or
3. A child who has received a positive test result for COVID-19.
Schools must immediately notify parents if this is determined while on campus. Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is test-confirmed with COVID-19, until the conditions for re-entry are met.