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Latest Updates

10/15/20
 
A new Taylor ISD Covid Dashboard is now available.  It will be updated every Monday afternoon.
10/12/20
 
The following FAQ was added:
 
How is "close contact" with an infectious individual defined?
 

This document refers to “close contact” with an individual who is test-confirmed to have COVID-19. The definition of close contact is evolving with our understanding of COVID-19, and individual scenarios should be determined by an appropriate public health agency. In general, close contact is defined as:

  1. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or
  2. being within 6 feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomology may affect this determination.

Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset. In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are test-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming test.

10/7/20
 
 
9/16/20
 
Taylor ISD has determined certain Career and Technical (CTE) courses require a portion of the course to be completed on-campus. These courses require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities, and/or specific materials and technology.  Read this letter to learn more.
 
9/10/20
 
Child Nutrition has updated their plans for remote meal services.  Visit the Child Nutrition link to learn more.
8/25/20
 
We will be sending out an email to each student's parent/guardian on Friday, August 28, 2020 to indicate if their child or children will be returning to school in person on September 14, 2020 or if they will be remaining in remote learning. An email will be sent for each individual child and should be completed for each. Any parent/guardian that does not receive an email should contact their campus for assistance.
8/24/20
 
Virtual Tutoring is now available for students from 5pm-7pm on Monday through Thursday.  Click the Virtual Tutoring with Zoom button on the right to learn more.
8/19/20
 
  • New information on meal service while at home is posted on the Child Nutrition page.
  • New form to submit questions on the FAQ page. 
 
For our planning purposes our school startup weeks are defined as follows;
 
  • Week 1 = August 20-21
  • Week 2 = August 24-28
  • Week 3 = August 31- September 4
  • Week 4 = September 7-11
  • Week 5 = September 14-18 
8/13/20
 
The following files and pages were added for your review.
 
 
8/6/20
 
Campuses are busy getting ready for a successful start of school. They are currently sending information to families about:
  1. Training sessions for remote learning
  2. How to request an electronic device
  3. How to check out an electronic device
If you have not received this information by Friday (8/7), please contact your child's school.
 
Reminders:
  • School starts on August 20th.
  • The first four weeks will be virtual only.
  • During the first four weeks, current data will be evaluated to determine if week #5 will continue to be virtual only or if parents will be given the option of traditional in-person attendance.
  • Registration must be completed before any materials or devices are issued to students.
 
We are here to help. Please visit www.taylorisd.org for more information, or contact your child's school with any questions. If you need assistance, please call our central office at 512-365-1391 and we can transfer your call to any campus.
 
Thank you for your patience as we work through the challenges of COVID19. We look forward to partnering with you for a successful year.