Castleberry ISD Welcomes Students and Staff Back Safely Following Winter Break

Castleberry ISD Welcomes Students and Staff Back Safely Following Winter Break
Posted on 01/03/2022
Welcome Back from Winter Break

Castleberry ISD is excited to welcome students back to campus on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. As we begin the new year, Castleberry ISD remains committed to keeping students and employees safe, healthy, and engaged in a positive learning experience.

Over the break, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its COVID-19 guidance for the general public regarding guidelines for quarantine and isolation. However, Castleberry ISD continues to implement the district’s COVID-19 Guidelines. Check the district’s COVID-19 dashboard for current numbers in schools and facilities.

Currently, any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 is required to quarantine for ten (10) days. 

The Be Well Primary Clinic is open to students, staff, and all community members Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM until 4:30 PM. The clinic is located behind Joy James Elementary, which is located at 5300 Buchanan Street. Any student or employee who has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or is exhibiting symptoms such as fever, is encouraged to get tested at the Be Well Clinic before returning to school. Individuals must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to campus. 

Campus and district offices are open today, Monday, January 3, to take your calls and answer any questions parents might have. If your child(ren) has tested positive for COVID-19 during winter break, please remain at home for the ten day quarantine period and report this to your child’s campus as soon as possible. 

Students in grades K-5 who are required to quarantine will be enrolled in the district’s Remote Conferencing Program. The goal of this program is to provide students in kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to continue learning at home if they meet the eligibility requirements as outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for a temporary medical condition. Once documentation for a temporary medical condition has been received and verified at the campus, the student’s daily attendance will be updated to present for each day they attend remote conferencing. Campus administration will reach out to parents of eligible students with instructions. 

Health and safety remain a priority at Castleberry ISD, and the district continues to practice measures to minimize the spread of illness through enhanced cleaning protocols, frequent hand washing, highly encouraging individuals to wear a face mask, and other personal health protections. The district has invested in ultraviolet sanitizing machines, and electrostatic spray guns to slow the spread of the virus at campus facilities. 

Additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be scheduled at several district sites next week. These clinics will allow for initial vaccinations for anyone ages 10+ in addition to booster shots for children. More information regarding the mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be sent out as soon as dates and times are finalized.