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Update - Nueces County Announcement: Stay at Home Ordinance and COVID-19 School Closures

Our most important goal is to keep our students, families, and employees safe and healthy during these times. We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the Corpus Christi area and the stay at home ordinance that is currently in place (March 26 through April 8) and make decisions with the guidance from the Nueces County Health Department, state and local government, and other community services.

We thank everyone for their support of this district, especially our food service employees who continue to feed our children breakfast and lunch, and custodians, teachers, and administrators who have quickly risen to the occasion of meeting the needs of our students. We are here to patiently support our students and you throughout this challenging time.

We are doing our best to provide schoolwork to keep our students' minds moving forward. Our teachers and other employees are working long hours from home while dealing with their new, but temporary, normal. Since your children are with you, as parents, you have control in their learning time at home. Feel free to contact your student’s teacher via email, if you need help. With patience and understanding, we will travel this new territory together and help our children along the way.

We will keep you updated as these orders are issued, and questions are answered. We will post any and all information on the West Oso ISD website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. So, please monitor these communications from West Oso ISD.

Information for Parents Regarding Student Instruction During the Novel Coronavirus Situation

The West Oso ISD Technology Department has assessed current systems and network capability to prepare for instruction via e-learning platforms. We will also provide students with instruction via printed materials for those who do not have access to a computer and online services. (Online submissions will be available daily. For students completing lessons on hard copies, they will be due upon return to campus when school is back in session to adhere to all CDC guidelines.)

With our students being home during this time, it is more important than ever that they continue learning during this closure. Please continue to follow the instructions provided by the West Oso ISD Department of Curriculum & Instruction in keeping students up to date on their lessons.

Instructional guidelines:

  1. Instead of handing out lesson plans packets this Friday (and throughout the duration of school closures), we will be mailing or emailing three-weeks of lessons to students who need hard copies. We will send the lessons this Friday, March 27, 2020.
  2. Today, March 25, 2020, all Bear time teachers will contact all of their Bear Time Students. We require all teachers to submit their Bear Time roster to their principal indicating each student that needs a three-week packet of lessons mailed or emailed to them.
  3. All students who are already doing their lessons online will continue accordingly. The three-week lesson packets will include lessons for March 30 through April 13.
  4. Students are to email their Bear Time teacher if they have not received a call from him/her to request a packet.
  5. You can find staff emails on each campus webpage by clicking the “About Us” tab and then selecting the “Our Staff” page.

Our main goal remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and community, along with ensuring our students do not fall behind on learning.

Coronavirus Information

West Oso ISD is monitoring the evolving situation regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

We work closely with the Nueces County Public Health Department in communicable disease surveillance and follow the Communicable Disease Chart for Schools and Child-Care Centers from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Families please continue to follow best practices with regard to preventive actions in stopping the spread of germs such as thorough hand washing, covering nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and limiting contact with others if not feeling well.

We have posted two information flyers regarding Coronavirus available from the Texas Dept of State Health Services and two information flyers from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
1. Coronavirus: Stop the Spread of Germs (English)
2. Coronavirus: Detenga la propagacion de microbios (Spanish)
3. What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English)
4. Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (Spanish)