School Closure & Coronavirus/COVID-19
(UPDATED 4/1) How can my child get free breakfast or lunch?
(UPDATED 3/31) When are schools closed through?
(UPDATED 3/31) What are our current plans for prom and graduation ceremonies?
(NEW 3/26) How can families sign up for free or low-cost Internet service?
(UPDATED 3/26) What health services are available after JPS closes school-based clinics?
(UPDATED 3/21) What are schools going to do for classes?
Monitor these websites for the most current public health information:
- Tarrant County Public Health : coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) : cdc.gov/coronavirus
The CDC also has an easy-to-read page with many tips specifically for preventing illness in children and keeping children healthy during school closures:
Talking to Students
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource - from the National Association of School Psychologists
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - from the Child Mind Institute
- Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - from SAMHSA / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Consejos sobre cómo hablar con los niños: Consejos para los cuidadores, padres y maestros durante un brote de una enfermedad contagiosa - de SAMHSA / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Coping with Stress
Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919. Read more about the THHS Mental Health Support Line...
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - from SAMHSA
- Cómo lidiar con el estrés durante un brote de una enfermedad contagiosa - de SAMHSA
- City of Bedford - Coronavirus 2019 Closures and Cancellations
- City of Euless - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- City of Hurst - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Children's Health Virtual Care - paid, online consultation with a doctor
Letters from HEB ISD
Use these links to review past letters to parents:
- April 4: #HEBISDPROUD - Remote Learning Week 3 Newsletter
- April 1: Grab and Go Meals update due to USDA guidance
- March 31: Schools Closed Until May 4
- (Español) Escuelas cerradas hasta el 4 de mayo
- March 30: Prom & Graduation updates for L.D. Bell & Trinity Seniors
- March 29: HEB ISD Parent Update
- March 28: Grab & Go Meal Changes, Starting March 30
- March 27: School Closure Extended to April 17
- March 26: JPS closing school-based clinics (and info on other health services)
- March 25: Resources - Getting Through This School Shutdown
- March 24: Updates for Parents
- March 21: Letter to Parents - Home Education Bridge
- (Español) Puente de Educación en el Hogar
- (Français) Pont D’Education a Domicile
- (عربى) Home Education Bridge
- March 20: Changes to free meals, starting Monday March 23
- Cambios a comidas gratis, comenzando el lunes 23 de marzo
- March 19: Letter to Parents - Schools closed through April 3
- Escuelas cerradas hasta el 3 de abril - para las familias de HEB ISD
- March 16: School Closure Update
- March 15: Letter to Parents - Meals and Instructional Plan update
- (Español) Comidas gratis y más información para las familias de HEB ISD
- March 13: Letter to Parents
- March 12: Letter to Parents
- March 5: Letter to Parents
- February 1: Coronavirus Information from Tarrant County Public Health