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West Oso Independent School District Moves to Remote Learning

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, our offices received notification of a COVID-positive case and the exposure of several employees to the virus. Based on recent updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution, West Oso ISD made the decision to notify all parents via press release, robocall, and social media that all four campuses transitioned to remote learning beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, and ending Friday, November 27, 2020. This timeline included the Thanksgiving holiday scheduled for November 23 through 27, 2020.

The return date for all staff and students is Monday, November 30, 2020. We will notify parents via campus robocall and social media about all campuses returning to in-person instruction regarding this return date. We will also provide a press release to local news stations regarding this notification.

West Oso Junior High School & West Oso High School to Move to Remote Learning Only

Effective Immediately Monday, November 16, 2020. 

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, our offices were informed that a West Oso ISD Employee at West Oso Junior High School had tested positive for COVID-19. Based on recent updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the safety and health of our students and staff, West Oso ISD has made the decision to move West Oso Junior High School and West Oso High School to remote learning beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, until November 27, 2020. The Thanksgiving holidays are November 23 through 27, 2020.  

You can read this notice in its entirety below.

November 3, 2020, Letter to the Community

The safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. As cases occur in our area, we will respond and notify appropriate staff, students and their families. West Oso Independent School District will also continue to monitor and follow all health and safety COVID-19 protocols at our campuses and departments.

We have an exceptional team at West Oso Independent School District that is already taking actions to keep our students and staff safe. Custodians utilize cleaning products that kill a wide range of germs. Nurses work with community partners, track illnesses, and monitor staff and students daily. Buses are disinfected daily. Administration is working closely with the Nueces County Health Department and other state and local agencies and will continue to monitor the progression of COVID-19.

We encourage staff and students to wash their hands frequently; cover their cough; avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose; clean frequently touched objects and surfaces; and avoid others if they are sick. We are encouraging all parents to temperature scan and monitor students closely for any sign of potential illness. With the winter season fast approaching, these preventative measures are especially important.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent of Schools Conrado Garcia's complete letter to the community for more information.