Updated 8/12/21 - Subject to change
What is Alvin ISD doing to slow the spread of COVID-19?
- Mask wearing is strongly recommended.
- Students and staff will maintain social distancing whenever possible.
- We will continue to provide students and staff the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 with the rapid testing that the district has available.
- There is a licensed nurse assigned to every Alvin ISD school campus.
- All staff members will be required to self-screen for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 each day prior to reporting to work.
- Asking parents to ensure they do not send a child to school who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or is living in a household with a confirmed or presumed positive case.
- Students and staff will be reminded and instructed of proper health hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and disease transmission prevention measures as needed.
- Signage for proper hygiene practices will be posted in the restrooms.
- Staff and students will continue to be expected to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
- HVAC systems are set to maximize fresh air exchange. Campus HVAC systems have UV systems in place to decrease airborne contaminants.
- Unscheduled outside visitors or deliveries during the school day are restricted. Food deliveries such as Door Dash, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc. will not be accepted.
- Custodial staffing will focus on the cleaning of high touch surfaces throughout the instructional day and each learning space will be cleaned and sanitized after each school day.
- Hand sanitizer will be available throughout our campuses.
When does school begin?
Alvin ISD will start the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, with transition for grades pre-kinder, kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade. This day is designed to allow time for students to get to know their new school. The remaining grades will return on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
School hours have also changed this year.
New school times are as follows:
High School: 7:20 am - 2:50 pm
Junior High: 8:40 am - 4:10 pm
Elementary: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pre-Kindergarten (Half-Day Programs):
8:00 am - 11:45 am & 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Will Alvin ISD require face coverings?
While Alvin ISD cannot require face coverings due to the Governor's mandate, we strongly recommend them. Families should strongly consider the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines which recommend people wear face coverings indoors.
Alvin ISD will remain in active partnership with health authorities and various officials. Updates and modifications to the Alvin ISD Health Plan will be made and communicated as needed.
Will there be social distancing in schools?
Students and staff will maintain social distancing whenever possible.
What if I test positive for COVID-19?
Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, should not report to school for a minimum of 10 days Symptomatic individuals will need to remain at home until 10 days after symptom onset as long as they remain fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving. Student absences will be excused. Parents will need to report positive test results to the school nurse which are required to be submitted to the Brazoria County Health Department. This will assist Alvin ISD in monitoring the health and well-being of all students and staff.
Will Alvin ISD be contact tracing potential close contacts?
Alvin ISD remains in active partnership with the Brazoria County Health Department who serves as the authority responsible for contact tracing. Alvin ISD will actively support these efforts.
Additionally, Alvin ISD will be providing direct notification to families when an individual in the respective class room has been confirmed positive. The district will also maintain a COVID Dashboard to provide families with additional levels of transparency.
Are Alvin ISD students required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination?
Student vaccination requirements are not determined at the local level. Click here to view the state vaccination requirements for students by age. There is not a state requirement for students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to attend a public school. COVID-19 vaccinations are not required, and not currently approved for all age groups.
If I am informed that I have been in close contact, can I come to school?
Please follow the guidance provided by the local health department and your physician. If the local health department and/or a physician advises you to self-quarantine, do not come to school/work.
If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, and if you are experiencing symptoms synonymous with the virus, please stay home, seek guidance from a physician, and get tested for COVID-19.
Please refer to the Alvin ISD Health Plan for additional guidance.
If there is a positive COVID-19 case, will parents be notified?
Yes. If a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified in a student, all other students and staff who have been in close contact will be notified. Alvin ISD will continue to maintain a dashboard of identified cases by campus. The dashboard will be updated weekly to reflect the total number of confirmed positive cases at each location.
Will my student be able to continue schooling if they have COVID-19 or are quarantined?
While a student is in quarantine, educational services will continue based on an individual plan determined by the student’s teacher(s).