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MCE 3rd Grade Will Begin Online Learning on Friday, August 27

This message is also being sent to parents of 3rd grade students (who are not in FACI) on August 26, 2021.

 

Update -- Guidance for same-household siblings was updated on August 27. More information: Siblings of MCE 3rd Graders can return to school on Monday, August 30


Dear Meadow Creek Elementary 3rd Grade Families,

This week, Meadow Creek Elementary is experiencing a high number of positive test results for COVID-19 in the 3rd grade.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our high-risk family, friends, and community members, Meadow Creek Elementary’s 3rd grade will temporarily return to online learning for all 3rd grade students and teachers. [Note: this does not include students in the FACI program.]

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has also required that siblings in the same household of 3rd grade students must quarantine for the same period of time.

Meadow Creek Elementary students in 3rd grade will participate in online learning beginning Friday, August 27, 2021 and continuing through Friday, September 3, 2021. At this time, students are expected to return to campus on Tuesday, September 7, after the Labor Day holiday.

School staff will send a second email with additional instructions and links for 3rd grade students to use Friday morning.

We’ve collected additional information about common questions you may have:

  • School is NOT closed. All students are expected to participate in online learning each day. Teachers will communicate the expectations for their classes.

  • Our HEB ISD Online Learning information website includes expectations, tips for success, and technical support resources: https://sites.google.com/hebisd.edu/onlinelearning

  • Same-household siblings of 3rd graders are also quarantined, by order of Tarrant County Public Health. If your 3rd grader has siblings in the same household, please call or email the office at the school the sibling attends. Each school will provide instructions for their own quarantined students.

  • Classrooms and common areas will receive additional cleaning and disinfecting before these students return to the building. This includes the use of electrostatic sprayers with disinfectant that meets or exceeds guidelines set by the CDC and approved by the EPA for use in treating COVID-19.

 

For people who have not been in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19, TCPH suggests these steps:

  • Monitor for any new or changing symptoms and seek medical care and/or a COVID test for:
    • Major Symptoms: (1 symptom)
      • Fever (100 or higher) and/ or chills
      • Persistent cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • New loss of taste or smell
    • Minor Symptoms: (2 or more)
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Diarrhea /nausea/vomiting
  • Monitor for any additional or worsening of chronic symptoms, such as allergy symptoms.
  • Seek medical attention and/or a COVID test if new or changing symptoms occur, become worse, or are not managed with normal treatment.
  • Seek immediate or emergency care if any difficulty breathing, chest pressure or pain, new confusion, inability to stay awake, pale, gray or blue-colored skin or lips or nail beds occur.
  • Contact the Campus Nurse and/or Administrator if you begin to exhibit symptoms or have a positive test result. Directions will be provided for when you are able to return to campus.

If you have questions about COVID-19 or testing, please contact the Tarrant County Public Health hotline number at 817-248-6299 or your school nurse at danicagilmore@hebisd.edu .

If you have questions about online learning, please email the campus principal at annrodriguez@hebisd.edu .

 

Steven A. Chapman
HEB ISD Superintendent of Schools